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057 Regeneration

057 Regeneration

2021-05-1625:42

“You must not do, you must not even try to do, the will of the Father unless you are prepared to know the doctrine.” - C. S. LewisHello Kitchen Table Theology Family! Today we are continuing our study of understanding who we are in Christ.  [01:37] Regeneration  Bishop John Taylor Smith and Evangelist George Whitefield on the importance of regeneration (in Christ’s words “You must be born again.”)Regeneration is the work of God that gives new life to anyone who believes in Jesus as Lord and Saviour.The indwelling work of the Trinity in the life of the new believer (John 14:23). [12:31] New Creatures as a Result of Regeneration  Regeneration is the foundation upon which our total salvation is built. How Regeneration plays itself out in our lives by bearing the fruit of our salvation. [16:01] What Difference Does Regeneration Make for Our Lives?    No longer living in habitual sin (1 John 3:9) Christ-like love for othersBeginning to live a victorious life and overcome the pressures and temptations of the worldEven though we are not untouched by Satan, We are protected from Satan as Jesus continues to be our intercessory prayer warrior (Luke 22:31-34).[23:24] Closing Segment         Recovering and reviving the doctrine of RegenerationFinal words and announcements from Pastor Jeff and Jen Tweetable Quotes:“Regeneration is the act of being made born again, or born from above, through the work of the Holy Spirit.” — Pastor Jeff Cranston“Regeneration is the foundation upon which our total salvation is built. Without new life in Christ, there is no possibility of receiving the other aspects of salvation.” — Pastor Jeff CranstonBible Verses Mentioned: Titus 3:5John 3:3John 3:7Matt 19:28John 14:23Romans 8:111 John 3:9Ephesians 4: 241 John 5:3-4 Luke 22:31-34Resources Mentioned/ Footnotes:John Taylor Smith George Whitefield Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.orgVisit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
056 Glorification

056 Glorification

2021-05-0922:39

“Without sound doctrine, the church falls apart, releasing a torrent of false teaching and an onslaught of immaturity.” - Dr. Dustin BengeHello Kitchen Table Theology Family! Today Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton are continuing their study of understanding who we are in Christ. In today’s podcast, we’re going to talk about the topic of glorification. [00:01 - 10:26] What is Glorification? Glorification is the theological term used to describe the final removal of sin from the lives of Christians at the end of time.Biblically, glorification exists as one of three parts of the process of the Christian life: Justification, Sanctification, then comes Glorification.The body of every Christian will become like Christ's post-resurrection body, fully glorified for all of eternity.[10:27 - 17:47] What Will Our Glorified Bodies Look Like? When Christ returns he will give all believers at the same time perfect resurrection bodies like his own.Jen and Pastor Jeff discuss Glorification in the New Testament. [17:48 - 19:48] A New Creation In Christ   How the doctrine of Glorification weaves in with Salvation, Redemption, and Sanctification to reveal God’s will for Newness in Christ [19:49 - 22:39] Closing Segment         Final thoughts and reminders from Pastor Jeff and Jen Tweetable Quotes:“Those who know the Lord will enjoy a perfect eternity with a glorified body perfectly designed by the God of creation.” — Pastor Jeff Cranston“I always think about the stuff we have to endure here that one day we will no longer endure when we receive those glorified bodies, freed from the ravages and curses of sin.” — Jen Denton“The body of every Christian will become like Christ's post-resurrection body, fully glorified for all of eternity.” — Pastor Jeff Cranston Bible Verses Mentioned: 1 Corinthians 15:53-52Philippians 3:20-21John 20:27-28Romans 8:23-25Genesis 3:15Revelation 22:3Revelation 22:20Resources Mentioned/ Footnotes:Your Greatest Adventure: Taking the Next Steps in Your Faith by Jeff CranstonHappily Ever After: Studies in the Beatitudes by Jeff Cranston Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.orgVisit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
055 Sanctification

055 Sanctification

2021-05-0222:15

“Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.”Hello Kitchen Table Theology Family! Today Pastor Jeff and Jen discuss the Doctrine of Sanctification: what it means to go from living self-like to Christ-like.[00:01 - 05:04] What is Sanctification? It is a continuing change worked by God in us, freeing us from sinful habits and forming in us Christlike affections, dispositions, and virtues.[05:05 - 09:11] The Essence of Sanctification To make holySet apart from profane use for holy useSanctification applies to our minds, lives, abilities, and bodies[09:11 - 10:58] How Does Sanctification Fit in With the Other Doctrines?  Through justification, we are declared righteous so that in sanctification we through Christ may become righteous.It exhibits the fruit of the relationship[10:59 - 15:02] The Inception of Sanctification   Positional sanctification and progressive sanctificationWhen we receive Christ as Lord and Savior we are in one sense immediately sanctified. But subsequent to our conversion we often experience a struggle of the will. Recognize the presence of carnalitySurrender to JesusThe infilling of the Holy Spirit [15:03 - 18:56] The Continuation of Sanctification in Our Lives  Reaffirmation; Recommitting ourselves to Christ and reaffirming that we are no longer interested in that old life.[18:56 - 22:15] A Summary of What We’ve discussedFinal words from Pastor Jeff and Jen Tweetable Quotes:“Sanctification is not about trying harder to live a godly life nor to struggle more to be a better Christian. It is supernatural power released in us by Christ to enable us to live a holy life.” — Pastor Jeff Cranston“As we live out the life we are called to, we experience His sanctifying power in us, drawing us closer and closer to God and giving us an ever-increasing desire to live a life of holiness for His glory.” — Jen Denton“I’ve never regretted any time I’ve chosen Christ.”  — Pastor Jeff Cranston Bible Verses Mentioned: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-241 Corinthians 6: 19-20Hebrews 10 Romans 7:15 1 Peter 1:22 Thessalonians 2:13 Galatians 5: 22-231 Peter 3:15Resources Mentioned/ Footnotes:Westminster Shorter Catechism Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.orgVisit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
054 Justification

054 Justification

2021-04-2521:42

“For the Christian, justification is completely the work of God, which not only forgives our sins but also attributes to us the righteousness of Jesus. Justification can never be earned by our good works; it is only received by faith, based upon the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.” In this episode of Kitchen Table Theology, we will discuss the doctrine of Justification, the brevity of what it truly means, and how it affects our standing with Jesus Christ.      [00:01 - 04:23] What’s The Difference Between Systematic Theology and Doctrine?Systematic Theology is any study that answers the question, “What does the whole Bible teach us today?” Doctrine is what the whole Bible teaches us today about a particular topic.  [04:24 - 08:05] What Does Justification Mean?  Biblically defined: Justification means to pronounce, accept, and treat as just.1Justification is completely the work of God, which not only forgives our sins but also attributes to us the righteousness of Jesus. Justification can never be earned by our good works.[08:06 - 10:13] Unpacking Justification From Scripture  Acts 13:38-39[10:14 - 14:51] What Does It Mean to be Justified?  To have your sins forgiven in such a way that God's honor and integrity are preserved by it.If God merely swept sin under the rug, He could no longer be regarded as the God of justice and truth. But God has found a way, through Jesus, to lay the guilt of our life and heart upon his own Son.[14:52 - 16:45] How does Justification Affect My Standing with Jesus and My Identity in Him?  Jesus shed his blood on the cross and rose from the grave to reconcile us to God.Both the Old and New Testaments assure us, “The just shall live by faith”[16:46 - 21:42] So Now What?       Romans 5:1 Tells us that, because of Christ, we are now at perfect peace with God.Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen. Tweetable Quotes:“Justification means to have your sins forgiven in such a way that God's honor and integrity are preserved by it.” — Pastor Jeff Cranston“Justification means that we are restored to favor with God… that the stain of condemnation has been replaced with God’s favor ... I am now, because of Christ, at perfect peace with God. And God has declared that so.” — Jen DentonBible Verses Mentioned: Romans 3:24Romans 3:28Romans 5:9Romans 5:1Galatians 2:16Ephesians 2:8 Titus 3:5Acts 13:38-392 Corinthians 5:21Habakkuk 2:4 Romans 1:17Galatians 3:11Hebrews 10:38Resources Mentioned/ Footnotes:1 Walter A. Elwell, ed. Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker Books. 1984, p. 593.2 Paul Enns. The Moody Handbook of Theology. Chicago: Moody Press. 1989, p. 234. Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.orgVisit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
“The elevated status which is ours in the Kingdom is from Christ. It’s in the spiritual realm, in God’s Kingdom. That, however, doesn't mean that we wait until we get to heaven to have any authority or take our place of authority. We are there now.”This is the first episode of our new series, "Your Position In Christ". Today Jen and Pastor Jeff discuss what it means when the Bible tells us that we are raised, seated, and united with Christ, and how that sheds light on God’s will for our lives and our spiritual walk.         [00:01 - 02:50] Opening SegmentIntroducing our new series "Your Position In Christ".  [02:51 - 06:14] What Does ‘Your Position In Christ’ Mean? Have you ever found yourself saying, “I'm not in the position to help you right now?” A lot of Christians have fallen into the problem of not knowing what their position is in Christ. [06:15 - 09:27] Walking in the Life Christ Wants for Us  Paul tells us in Romans 5:17 that we are free to reign with Christ.We’ll never confidently walk in this freedom if we don't know we have it. [09:28 - 16:47] What Then Is Our Position In Christ? Ephesians 2:6 tells us:God has raised us from the dead along with Christ We are seated with Him in the heavenly realms We are united with ChristAs Christians it is part of our purpose and God’s will for our lives to take the position He has given us to rule and reign with Christ.   [16:48 - 18:38] We Are Spiritually Raised Up With Christ If your life is in the pits, know that you have been lifted out of that pit through Christ Jesus.[18:39 - 21:10] We Are United With Christ Jesus Galatians 2:20 tells us that we have died with Christ and now we live with Christ; it is Him Who lives through us. [21:11 - 25:55] Closing Segment      How can we live in more victory? Remember you are seated with Christ in the Heavenlies!  Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen. Tweetable Quotes:“He gladly gave us this position [in Christ]... That’s His will for our lives. We will actually be disobedient to not take the rightful place that he wants us to have of ruling and reigning in Christ.” — Pastor Jeff Cranston   “If we don’t know our position in Christ, we’ll never walk in our position in Christ.” — Pastor Jeff Cranston  Bible Verses Mentioned: Romans 5:17Deuteronomy 28:13Psalm 103: 4Galatians 2:20Colossians 1:18 Resources Mentioned:Three-Minute Theology by Dana L GoodnoughBible Study Tools: Online Parallel Bible Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
In this special episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston has a conversation with Dr. Dana Goodnough. Dr. Goodnough is the Lead Pastor of Pittsford Community Church (New York), and has been a pastor in the church since 1985. He is also an author of an incredible book that we will discuss, entitled ‘Three Minute Theology.’Watch here on my YouTube channel.Let’s dig in as we discuss the topic of theology and its current situation in Christian culture. [00:01 - 06:19] Opening SegmentLet’s welcome and get to know Dr. Dana Goodnough.Pastor Jeff and Dr. Dana share their experience in the ministry.Pastor Jeff gives a brief introduction of Dr. Dana’s book Three-Minute Theology: 66 Simple Lessons on Basic Bible Doctrines.Dr. Dana talks about how he stays and pastoring a church since 1985.[06:20 - 15:41] Three-Minute TheologyDr. Dana shares the reason why he wrote this book.Pastor Jeff and Dr. Dana discuss the increase of unawareness of theology among Christians today.The major misperception of the difficulty of theology. Dr. Dana talks about the mystery of doctrines in Scripture and how he comprehends that.Dr. Dana breaks down what it means to do theology and Christianity.[15:42 - 22:49] The Current situation and Emerging Trends in Christian Culture.Pastor Jeff talks about the results of the theological survey.Dr. Dana shares his view on the results of the survey.Dr. Dana shares the repercussions that he foresees for the churches as we move to the next decade.Dr. Dana talks about the emerging trends in the western church that are theologically dangerous.[22:50 - 28:08] Closing SegmentDr. Dana shares encouragement for us as theologians to move forwardRedefine what we think of as the church and are we a counterculture.Live in a way that shows love to our neighbor and others.Live in faith, love, and the whole reality of our Christian experience.Connect with Dr. Dana at the links below.Final words from Pastor Jeff.Tweetable Quotes:“The study of theology is a lifelong journey that gets even richer the further you go along.” -  Dr. Dana Goodnough.“Why would we love God with our mind?  because that's going to keep us on track with our soul and over our practice.” -  Dr. Dana Goodnough.“There are mysteries that God doesn’t intend for us to fully comprehend.” -  Dr. Dana Goodnough.Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:Three-Minute Theology by Dana L GoodnoughTo connect and know more about Dr. Dana Goodnough, you can visit pittsfordcc.org and www.fixyoureyesonjesus.com. Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church.Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
051 Redemption

051 Redemption

2021-03-2822:07

When Jesus shed His blood, He purchased a place for us in heaven.In this episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton will be continuing the study of ‘The Doctrine of Atonement'. We will be specifically looking at the topic of redemption. Here at KTT, we try to make theology understandable and also applicable to our daily life. Let’s dig in as we discuss the topic of redemption.[00:01 - 06:30] Opening SegmentJen talks about the topic of today’s episode.Redemption.Pastor Jeff shares an illustration to explains the doctrine of redemption.Have you ever lost something that meant a great deal to you?Then when you finally find it, you have to purchase it to get it back.[06:31 - 14:44] RedemptionPastor Jeff gives a brief description of the word redemption Jen reads Scripture about redemption.God paid the ransom to save you.The word redemption in the new testament is applied to purchasing servant or slave in a marketplace.Three primary Greek words used for redemption in the new testament AgorazoExagorazoLutreoJesus’s redemption is for everyone.Jen gives a recap of the three Greek words of redemptionBecause of what Jesus did for us, He has purchased us, removed us, and gave us freedom.Pastor Jeff talks about how Jesus redeemed us to give us total freedom and bring back the relationship with us.[14:45 - 19:04] The Hymn of RedemptionJen talks about the lyrics of a song titled ‘Redeemed’ by Fanny J. Crosby.Pastor Jeff talks about a song titled ‘I will sing to my Redemeer’ by Philip Bliss.Pastor Jeff talks about the humility that comes into play of redemption.[19:05 - 22:08] Closing SegmentWe hope this podcast will help you. Please subscribe to get a notification as we will upload new episodes each week on any platform you are listening to.Pastor Jeff talks about all of the platforms that we are on.If you have any questions regarding theology or our podcast, you can reach us through email at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org. Thank you for listening, and please share this podcast with your friends and family.Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.Tweetable Quotes:“What level of arrogance and pride must we have to think that we can do this on our own.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.“When Jesus shed His blood, He purchased a place for us in heaven.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.“Because of what Jesus did for us, He has purchased us, removed us, and He has given us freedom.” - Jen Denton.Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:Three-Minute Theology by Dana L Goodnough1 Peter 1: 18-24Revelation 142 peter 2:1Galatians 3:13Galatians 4Titus 2:14Luke 24Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
050 Salvation

050 Salvation

2021-03-2125:56

Salvation has a great deal to do with our past, our present, and our future.In this 50th episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton will be continuing the study of ‘The Doctrine of Atonement'.  We will be specifically looking at the topic of salvation in this episode. Through this podcast, we try to make theology understandable and also applicable to our daily life. [00:01 - 10:45] Opening SegmentJen and Pastor Jeff talks about the highlights of our 50th episode and the 1st anniversary of our podcast.Jen shares her salvation story.Pastor Jeff shares his salvation story.[10:46 - 15:10] SalvationPastor Jeff talks about the definition of salvationAct of God whereby He delivers a person from hell because of the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the crossHe erases our sin records and declares us righteous.Pastor Jeff talks about some other words to describes salvation Latin; saved, heath and help.Hebrew; breath, ease, safetyGreek; recovery, redemption, remedy, and rescue The idea of salvation is preservation from danger and keeping us from horrible things; it all implied at some level of safety, health, and spiritual prosperity.[15:11 - 21:50] Three Tenses of The SalvationSalvation has a great deal to do with our past and our present, and our future.Pastor Jeff talks about the elements of salvation based on the bible.Past; We have been saved from the guilt and penalty of sin.Present; We are being saved from the habits and dominion of sin.Future; We will be saved at the return of Christ from all the bodily infirmities that are the reason for sin and curse.Salvation is an instantaneous event and a progressive experience in the life of a believer.Salvation is an active verb.The most common biblical expression identifies a change that has been brought about in a persons’ life.[21:51 - 25:57] Closing SegmentJen talks about the episode’s show notes to help you dive deeper into the doctrine and theology within the Christian faith.Jen talks about the topic of the next episode.Thank you for listening, and please share this podcast with your friends and family.Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.Tweetable Quotes:“Salvation is both, a present and a future matter for us, the realization of all that God has in store will not be ours until the end of human history. If indeed; there will not be open infinite possibilities of eternal growth.” Burton Easton.“The idea of salvation is preservation from danger and keeping us from horrible things, it all implied at some level of safety, health, and spiritual prosperity.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.“Salvation is an instantaneous event and a progressive experience in the life of a believer..” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:Roman 6:14  Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. jCheck-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
049 Propitiation

049 Propitiation

2021-03-1424:57

“If the Lord did not get angry at sin, we could not affirm the other biblical teachings about his righteousness, goodness, or holiness. If he was not wrathful towards the unjust, these character traits would be hollow indeed.” Dr. R.C SproulIn this episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton will be continuing the study of "The Doctrine of Atonement", and we will be specifically looking at the topic of propitiation. Through this podcast, we try to make theology understandable and also applicable to our daily life. Please keep listening to the end of the podcast because we have a huge announcement to share.Let’s dig in as we discuss the propitiation and the wrath of God.[00:01 - 05:49] Opening SegmentJen talks about the topic of today’s episode.Jen and Pastor Jeff talk about the Show Notes.Pastor Jeff shares an illustration to explain the doctrine of propitiation.[05:50 - 13:34] The PropitiationThe definition of propitiation Pastor Jeff shares a true story about the wrath of God.A hymn was being taken out of the hymnal because of a line in the lyric.Many of the 21st century Church does not believe that God displays wrath, let alone gets angry.Pastor Jeff talks about a Latin phrase ‘Iram Dei placare’ [13:35 - 22:59] The Wrath Of God Pastor Jeff talks about the wrath of God.The wrath has to be applied, and something or someone has to absorb that wrath.The various Bible translations of the word ‘propitiation’ and its correlation to Atonement.Propitiation points us to a violent death. The wrath of God unmitigated Pastor Jeff gives some quiz questions to break down the meaning of propitiation. If you lose propitiation, you lose the gospel.Jen and Pastor Jeff talk about some Scriptures regarding propitiation.Pastor Jeff shares three truths to summarize the effects of propitiation.[23:00 - 24:58] Closing SegmentJen talks about the topic of the next episode, which will be our 50th episode.Thank you for listening! Please share this podcast with your friends and family.Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.Tweetable Quotes:“If the Lord did not get angry at sin, we could not affirm the other biblical teachings about his righteousness, goodness, or holiness. If he was not wrathful towards the unjust, these character traits would be hollow indeed.” Dr. R.C Sproul“Because Christ died, Gods’ justice is now satisfied, His wrath has been turned away, and His mercy is now freely available to anyone who wants it” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:Hebrews 2:171 John 2:2Knowing God by J. I Parker  Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
048 Atonement

048 Atonement

2021-03-0727:17

“The price has been paid for our sin as the result of bringing sinful us together with the Holy God.” In this episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton will begin the discussion on a new series, ‘the doctrine of the Atonement’. Through this podcast, we try to make theology understandable and also applicable to our daily life. Please keep listening to the end of the podcast because we have a huge announcement to share.Let’s dig in as we discuss more robbery, death, and the gospel on the topic of Atonement.[00:01 - 07:00] Opening SegmentJen talks about the topic of today’s episode.The doctrine of the AtonementPastor Jeff shares analogy scenarios to explain the atonement.[07:01 - 12:24] The AtonementPastor jeff breaks down the meaning and definition of atonement.We can not have a good understanding of the Atonement without a good working knowledge of sin.Jen gives an analogy of the Atonement from the Three Minute Theology book.Covering of sin = AtonementPastor Jeff talks about our sinful nature as human beings. [12:25 - 19:34] The Atoning Work of Christ The atoning work of Christ highlights God's great love for us.The problem of the restoration of mankind.Pastor Jeff talks about the atonement word in the scriptures.The difference between older and modern translationPastor Jeff talks about the varying degrees of belief on the scope of the atonement.[19:35 - 27:17] Closing SegmentPastor Jeff gives a quick summary of today’s podcast.Pastor Jeff and Jen share the big news.We are giving away 10  Kitchen Table Theology Coffee Mugs. How to get it;Visit pastor Jeff Instagram or Facebook page and find episode 48Write your best comment on the post, and we will contact you.Thank you for listening, and please share this podcast with your friends and family.Jen talks about the topic of the next episode and season.Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.Tweetable Quotes:“The price has been paid for our sin as the result of bringing sinful us together with the Holy God.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.“God, the father, was willing to bring us into a relationship even though we were enemies by our own declaration n our own action .” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:Isaiah 59:2Leviticus 16:27Leviticus 17:11Hebrews 9:22Romans 5:112 Corinthians 5:211 Timothy 4:10Three Minute Theology by Dana L. GoodnoughThe Truth of the Cross by R.C.SproulThe Nature of the Atonement: Four Views by James Beilby Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
“if you worry that you have committed the unpardonable sin, that's a pretty reliable sign that you have not committed it.” Here on Kitchen Table Theology, we try to make theology understandable and also applicable to our daily life.  In this episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton will be talking about something that has been troubled people for centuries, which is the unpardonable sin. Let’s dig in as we discuss further the unpardonable sin: the blasphemy against the Spirit, and much more.[00:01 - 05:59] Opening SegmentJen talks about the topic of today’s episode.The Unpardonable SinPastor Jeff talks about the fear and self-doubt of guilty feelings.Being called in and got blamed for something that you did not do Pastor Jeff breaks down the true meaning and the nature of unpardonable sin.Most believers have asked themselves whether they have done something unforgivable.The debate about what unpardonable sin is amongst people.[06:00 - 13:54] The Unpardonable SinPastor Jeff breaks down what Jesus said in  Scripture about the unpardonable sin.The meaning of the word ‘Amen.’When Jesus said the word Amen, He was announcing that He was about to say something true and important..Pastor Jeff explains the definition of blasphemy.Speaking words against God.The hope of forgivenessForgiveness was possible for those who despise Christ. [13:55 - 18:34] Blasphemy Against The Holy SpiritPastor Jeff talks about the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. The historical context of Jesus’s opponent Rejecting the witness of words and works of Christ Pastor Jeff answers the question: “Can the sin against the Holy Spirit be committed today?”The requirements to commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.The Holy Spirit in us would never allow us to commit that sin.Overcoming self-condemnation and doubt, [18:35 - 20:37] Closing SegmentJen talks about the topic of the next episode and season.Thank you for listening, and please share this podcast with your friends and family.Jen talks about the episode’s show notes to help you dive deeper into the doctrine and theology within the Christian faith.Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.Tweetable Quotes:“When Jesus said the word Amen, He was announcing that He was about to say something true .” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.“if you worry that you have committed the unpardonable sin that's a pretty reliable sign that you have not committed it.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:Mark 3Matthew 12:32Luke 12:8Luke 23:34Acts 3:17Matthew 12:24 Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
In this episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton are continuing their talk about The Holy Spirit and the incredible things that the Holy Spirit does in the lives of believers.This is Part 3 of a series that will cover how the Holy Spirit gives us the power and capacity for sharing our faith and capacity for ministry.[00:01 - 08:05] Opening SegmentJen talks about the topic of today’s episode and reviews from the previous episodes.Pastor Jeff talks about how the Holy Spirit gives us the capacity, burden, and direction to witness and share our faith. Jen and Pastor Jeff breaks down the Scripture of Acts 1:8.Pastor Jeff talks about how the Holy Spirit works in the Old and New testament. [08:06 - 13:00] The Capacity for MinistryJen talks about the significance of our relationship with Christ and the provision of Christ.The Holy Spirit gives us the capacity to do ministry.SHAPE (Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences)The variety of spiritual gifts in us is to be used by the Holy Spirit. [13:01 - 20:20] The Spiritual GiftsPastor Jeff breaks down the understanding about spiritual gifts in us.The difference between our abilities and our spiritual gifts. Sense of humility Walk by means and constant dependence on the Holy Spirit.[20:21 - 23:23] Closing SegmentJen talks about the topic of the next episode.Thank you for listening.  Please share this podcast with your friends and family.Jen talks about the episode’s show notes to help you dive deeper into the doctrine and theology within the Christian faith.Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.Tweetable Quotes:“No matter what your social standing profession or your lot in life is, we can be used by the Holy Spirit in very valuable roles in ministry, so God’s generosity can flow through you .” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.“Abilities are channels to which gifts might be exercised, but the gifts are not specialties or techniques .” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.“We minister to the degree that we allow the Spirit to works in us and through us .” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:Acts 1:81  peter 4:10Romans 12  Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
Welcome to this bonus episode in which Pastor Jeff Cranston is going to suggest a few basic tools that you might want to use on a regular basis as you do your personal Bible study.Let’s dive into the episode and learn more about some Bible study tools.[00:01 - 04:34] Opening SegmentJen talks about the topic of today’s episode.Pastor Jeff gives a brief introduction to the Bible study tools.Developing a hunger for God's Word.Pastor Jeff talks about the analogy of a baby kangaroo.[04:35 - 09:50] Trustworthy and Understandable Translation BiblePastor Jeff talks about the story of a french philosopher, Voltaire. He shares the ironic twist of God’s providence.Pastor Jeff shares three valuable tools for new Christians to study the Bible.Trustworthy and understandable translation Bible.Get a well-bound copy of the Bible to be your constant companion.The Zondervan New American Standard translation study Bible.Marginal reference note The Hebrew Greek-Keyword Study Bible, by AMG publishers. [09:51 - 12:04] Good ConcordancePastor Jeff talks about the meaning of concordance.Pastor Jeff talks about the concordance at the back of the Bible.They tend to be translation specific. Every great concordance is found online, and they are available for free. [12:05 - 16:00] Good CommentaryPastor Jeff explains what a Bible Commentary is.The Bible commentator gives us details that we do not have in the simple reading of Scriptures. Pastor Jeff talks about the various types of Bible commentaries.Critical, technical, or exegetical commentary.Expository commentaryDevotional commentary[16:01 - 17:17] Closing SegmentFinal words from Pastor Jeff.Tweetable Quotes:"A person whose life is really truly been transformed by Christ has the hunger for the word of God.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.“Every great concordance is found online, and they are available for free.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:Episode 29 Bonus Podcast The Zondervan new American standard translation study BibleThe Hebrew Greek-keyword study bibleHeinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole BibleThe Bible Exposition Commentary by Warren W. WiersbeYour Greatest Adventure by Pastor Jeff Cranston. Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
In this episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton are continuing to talk about The Holy Spirit. Our discussion today is sponsored by Pastor Jeff’s book entitled "Happily Ever After". It is a book that Pastor Jeff wrote to help you to apply the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Beatitudes to your life. You can grab a copy of this book at the link below.This is part 2 of a series that will cover the overarching things that the Holy Spirit does in the lives of God’s children today.[00:01 - 07:44] Opening SegmentPastor Jeff talks about how the Holy Spirit baptizes us into Christ.The Holy Spirit baptizes us to become indwelled with the Holy Spirit of God and makes us members of the body of Christ.[07:45 - 14:39] Reproduces the Character of Jesus ChristThe Holy Spirit reproduces the character of Christ within us.Christ wants to replace the dominance of the human sin nature with His own nature within us.The Holy Spirit helps and gives us an understanding of the Word of God.Pastor Jeff talks about asking the Holy Spirit to answer our questions and give us wisdom in our everyday life. [14:40 - 21:19] Praying in the SpiritPastor Jeff talks about praying in the Spirit.The Holy Spirit gives power to our prayer, and it comes as we pray in the spirit.Pastor Jeff breaks down the meaning of praying in the spirit. [21:20 - 27:00] Worship in The SpiritPastor Jeff talks about the role of The Holy Spirit in our worship. A  genuine worship ties to a dynamic fellowship with the holy spirit.Pastor Jeff breaks down the meaning of true worship that flows out of love for God.[27:01 - 29:53] Closing SegmentThank you for listening! Please share this podcast with your friends and family.Jen talks about the episode’s show notes to help you dive deeper into the doctrine and theology within the Christian faith.Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.Tweetable Quotes:"The baptizing work of The Holy Spirit may be defined as that work we're by the spirit places to believer into Union with Christ and into Union with other believers in the body of Christ.” - Paul P Enns.“Praying in the spirit is praying according to the spirit leading and what the spirit leads us to pray for.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:Galatians 4:19John 14:261 Corinthians 2:10Jude 1:20Ephesians 6:18Romans 8:26Philippians 3:3Ephesians 5:18-20Happily Ever After by Pastor Jeff CranstonThe Moody Handbook of Theology by Paul P EnnsThe Spirit-Filled Life by Charles F. Stanley Handbook on the Holy Spirit by Robert Kuglin Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church.Check-in with us on Facebook and Instagram.
In this episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton are continuing to talk about The Holy Spirit and what He does in the lives of God's children today.  Our discussion today is brought to you by Pastor Jeff’s book entitled, "Happily Ever After". It is a book that Pastor Jeff wrote to help you to apply the teachings of Jesus Christ and the beatitudes to your life. You can grab a copy of this book at the link below. [00:01 - 05:50] Opening SegmentJen talks about the topic of today’s episode.Pastor Jeff talks about the definition of The Holy Spirit throughout his life journey.The Holy Spirit is a person; far more than being an impersonal force of power, He is just as real and alive as you and I. [05:51 - 12:55] The Conviction Work Pastor Jeff talks about the ministry of the Holy Spirit in theological terminology.The convincing work: a narrow work because not everyone is going to experience it.The conviction work of sin and righteousness.The Holy Spirit will use a specific Bible passage and someones’ testimony.The conviction is the work of The Holy Spirit, not us. [12:56 - 19:45]The Restrainer of Sins in The WorldPastor Jeff talks about the work of the Holy Spirit in restraining sins in the world.Jen talks about our new Youtube channel, called Jeff Cranston.Pastor Jeff talks about the restraining work of the Holy Spirit.Sometimes God does allow people to live unrestrained. [19:46 - 24:35]The Regeneration Work Pastor Jeff talks about the work of the Holy Spirit in regenerating us to new life.The new life in Christ is given to us by the Holy Spirit.Pastor Jeff talks about the difference between the conversion and the renewal of life.Pastor Jeff talks about the work of the Holy Spirit within the congregation.[24:36 - 27:18] Closing SegmentJen gives the review and recap of today's discussion.Thank you for listening.  Please share this podcast with your friends and family.Jen talks about the episode’s show notes to help you dive deeper into the doctrine and theology within the Christian faith.Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.Tweetable Quotes:“The Holy Spirit is a person, far more than being an impersonal force of power and just as real and alive like you and I. ” - Jen Denton."Letting your conscience be your guide is horrific theology, but the Holy Spirit may speak.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.“The power and the principle restrainer (The Holy Spirit) is greater than the power of Satan.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:John 16:8-112 Thessalonians 2: 6-7Romans 1Titus 3:5 Matthew 19:28Happily Ever After by Pastor Jeff CranstonJoin the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
In this episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton are beginning the new series on the Doctrine of Pneumatology: the study of the Holy Spirit.Today we will primarily discuss the Indwelling Work of The Holy Spirit.This new series will cover the topics of the spirit’s indwelling work, His baptizing work, filling work, and His empowering work. [00:01 - 05:00] Opening SegmentJen talks about the topic of today’s episode.Pastor Jeff breaks down the meaning of Pneumatology.Jen shares each topic in this season series.Pastor Jeff talks about some of the challenges in the study of the Holy Spirit amongst people these days.[05:01 - 17:29] The Indwelling Work Pastor Jeff breaks down the meaning of the indwelling work of the Holy Spirit.Pastor Jeff talks about the meaning of the gift of the Holy Spirit.Pastor Jeff unpack the meaning of Forever in John’s reference about the Holy Spirit.Are there any terms or conditions to the indwelling work?Pastor Jeff talks about the differences and changes between the Holy Spirit’s indwelling in the Old Testament, the New Testament, and today. [17:30 - 23:15] The Purpose and Function of The Holy SpiritPastor Jeff talks about the meaning of our body as the temple of The Holy Spirit.Pastor Jeff answers the question of “Why would God, The Holy Spirit, want to indwell in us?”Pastor Jeff breaks down the function and the purpose of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in us.[23:16 - 25:08] Closing SegmentThank you for listening, and please share this podcast with your friends and family.Jen talks about the episode’s show notes to help you dive deeper into the doctrine and theology within the Christian faith.Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.Tweetable Quotes:“ The Holy Spirit is a gift that given to all believers in Jesus with no exception; no condition attaches to the Holy spirit except faith in Christ . ” - Pastor Jeff Cranston."The Indwelling work of the Holy Spirit means that God is taking up permanent residence in the heart of those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior .” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.“Since the Pentecost, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, switch from being impermanent to permanent .” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:John 14:16John 7 Ephesian 1:13Galatians 3:2Romans 8:9Jude 1:19John 14Psalms 51:111 chronicle 12John 14:17Ephesians 1:13-14,30Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
041 Q&A Episode

041 Q&A Episode

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In this episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton will be answering some theological questions that have been submitted by our audience to wrap up the series on Christology.If you are interested in learning about any specific theology topic to study, you can go back, check out the archive, and listen to previous episodes. [00:01 - 05:00] Opening SegmentJen talks about the topic of today’s episode.Question from Asher Auburn via Instagram: “ Is Jesus God? Did the biblical Jesus exist?”Pastor Jeff suggests to check out episode 35, titled ‘The Deity of Christ’, where we discuss this exact topic to answer the first question.Jen reminds us of how to connect or send us any questions and comments.See links below.[05:01 - 14:59] The Archaeological and Extrabiblical Evidence of Jesus.Pastor Jeff talks about the sources that explain the existence of Jesus.Check out the link to the article below.Pastor Jeff talks about the archaeological evidence about Jesus.Pastor Jeff shares some extra-biblical writings and passages from Jewish-Roman historians.Flavius JosephusTacitus [15:00 - 21:59] Does the Cultural and Time Differences matter?Question from Matthew via Instagram: “Since Jesus was on the earth for such a short time years ago, how does He relate to today’s’ day and time?”Time, culture, space, and ethnicity, or anything else that we have to deal with would not make any difference to Jesus; all of that would be superfluous to Him. [22:00 - 31:29] Jesus Physical AppearanceQuestion from Jen: “What do you think Jesus’ physical appearance looks like?”What he looked like is pretty elusive because the Bible doesn't describe Jesus physically.Pastor Jeff pieces together what we do know about Jesus.Jewish Galilean 30 year old man that did not stand out in any particular way physically.[31:30 - 33:23] Closing SegmentJen talks about the topic for the upcoming episode.Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.Tweetable Quotes:“ Time, culture, space and ethnicity or anything else that we have to deal with would not make any difference to Jesus, all of that would be superfluous to Him. ” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.“What he looked like is pretty elusive because the Bible doesn't describe Jesus physically.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:The Bible Says Jesus Was Real. What Other Proof Exists? By Christopher KleinDid Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible by Lawrence MykytiukDid Jesus Exist? By Bart D. Ehrman15 Things Jesus Would Say to You if You Met Him for Coffee by Donna JonesJohn 4Isaiah 53:2Revelation 1: 14-151 John 3:2Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
“Do not look to sin for comfort and relief but focus on the finish line and the comfort you will receive when you cross that.”In this episode, we are continuing our study on the Doctrine of Christology with Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton. Today we will be talking about The Return of Jesus Christ.  If you missed our previous episodes in this series, please go back and listen to episodes 35 to 39 on Christ's deity, His incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension.[00:01 - 05:29] Opening SegmentWe talk about why the particular topic of  ‘The Return of Jesus Christ’ is a topic on which Christians seem to be very divided.Pastor Jeff talks about the different stages of the Christian church on their focus of the second coming of Jesus.Pastor Jeff shares some fun facts about the book of Acts.[05:30 - 11:34]  The Return of Jesus Christ Pastor Jeff talks about the timing and people’s predictions of when Jesus Christ will return.Pastor Jeff talks about how we should respond when we run into teaching about the second coming that may not be biblical.If we ignore any teaching of this topic, we fail to keep at the forefront of our thinking that Christ could return at any moment. Pastor Jeff talks about the stages of the return of Christ. [11:35 - 20:19] Being Prepared for The Return of ChristPastor Jeff talks about why the return of Christ should be what matters.Be prepared and ready for the return of Christ.Keep the focus on living for Him until the second coming.Facing the persecution along the journey and finishing it well.Pastor Jeff talks about the lack of holiness in the church today.[20:20 - 26:38] Closing SegmentWhere we stand in history related to the signpost of the return, which is significant, and it’s up to us to pick up the pace.Have a sense of anticipation to finish the race.Encourage one another with the Gospel concerning the return of Christ. Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.Tweetable Quotes:“There should be no need for radical changes in the life of the Christians if you are living in a state of readiness and preparation. ” - Pastor Jeff Cranston“Do not look to sin for comfort and relief but focus on the finish line and the comfort you will receive when you cross that” - Pastor Jeff Cranston“If we ignore any teaching of this topic, we fail to keep at the forefront of our thinking the imminent return of Christ.” - Pastor Jeff CranstonBible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:Acts 1:71 Thessalonians 4: 16 -18Luke 121 Peter1 Timothy 6:141 Peter 13Matthew 24:14Hebrew 10:25Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
How would you answer if you were asked to explain the Ascension of Christ? Some people may argue that the Ascension, while it may not be THE foundational doctrine of our faith, is one of the anchors of our faith.  This episode is the part 5 of the 6-episode series where we study the doctrine of Christology with Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton. Today we will be talking about The Ascension of Jesus Christ.  If you missed our previous episodes, please go back and listen to episodes 35 to 38 on Christ's Deity, His Incarnation, and the Crucifixion and Resurrection.[00:01 - 05:03] Opening SegmentWe talk about each segment’s significant role in Christ deity’s doctrine, how they are tied together, and which doctrine is perhaps the most foundational of them all.Pastor Jeff gives us a brief introduction of The Ascension of Christ as the anchor of our faith.[05:04 - 11:59] The Ascension of JesusPastor Jeff talks about the anchor concept of Christ’s ascension in the Apostle’s Creed.The importance of the ascension based on Luke's gospel.The visualization of Christ’s ascension, according to His disciples.Pastor Jeff elaborates on what the ascension is all about and why it was necessary. [12:00 - 18:55] Post-Resurrection Ministry Pastor Jeff talks about the post-resurrection appearance of Jesus and His ascension.The ascension is the beginning of trinitarian worship.Pastor Jeff talks about commemorating the ascension and its celebration.Pastor Jeff shares a fun fact about the ascension day .[18:56 - 23:15] Closing SegmentPastor Jeff talks about the second coming of Jesus and its correlation with the ascension.Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.Tweetable Quotes:“ If Jesus had not ascended into heaven, He would not have sent the Holy Spirit to His followers ” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.“ The second coming of Jesus is rooted in the reality of His ascension into heaven” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.“ I find it most curious that the author of Hebrews regards the Ascension of Jesus as the anchor for our souls.” - Michael F. Bird. Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:The Apostles’ Creed Timothy 3:161 Petter 3:22Hebrew 4:14Luke 24:51Acts 1:9John 14 :16-17, 26John 15:26John 16:7What Christians Ought to Believe: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Through the Apostles’ Creed. By Michael F. Bird Join the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!
“If Jesus Christ is alive, then there is hope for the world. If Jesus Christ is in the grave, then I don't see the slightest glimmer of hope on the horizon.” Konrad Adenauer. This episode is part 4 of 5 episode where we study the doctrine of Christology with Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton. Today we will be talking about one of the most important and foundational aspects of Christianity: the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  If you missed our previous episode, please go back and listen to parts 1,2, and 3 on episodes 35 to 37, where we talk about the deity, the incarnation, and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.[00:01 - 05:19] Opening SegmentWe share the story of Konrad Adenauer’s strong declaration of faith when he had a conversation with Dr. Billy Graham about the resurrection of Jesus Christ.[05:20 - 15:17] The Key Components of the ResurrectionThe Resurrection means that Jesus is alive.The resurrection was the guarantee of the Father’s acceptance of the Sons’ work.Pastor Jeff talks about Jesus’s prayer in the Garden of Gethsemani and the meaning of the cup.We talked about the resurrected body of Jesus Christ.His resurrected body was an eternal body that never to die again.Pastor Jeff talks about how we shall all see Jesus Christ one day based on the book of revelation. [15:18 - 21:04] The Resurrection was essential in God’s overall program for usPastor Jeff talks about the importance of His resurrection on God’s overall program for usThe resurrection fulfilled the prophecies.Pastor Jeff talks about what will the resurrected bodies of believers look like.[21:05 - 26:24] Closing SegmentPastor Jeff talks about the meaning of the resurrection of Christ for us today.“Jesus’s resurrection is the basis of our faith and victory over sins days by day.” - Dr. Dana Goodnough.Final words from Pastor Jeff and JenTweetable Quotes:“ Within the framework of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the validity of the Christian faith is determined ” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.“If Jesus Christ is alive, then there is hope for the world. If Jesus Christ is in the grave, then I don't see the slightest glimmer of hope on the horizon.” Konrad Adenauer. “The resurrected body of Jesus serves as the prototype of the resurrected body of believers..” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:1 Corinthians 15:17Matthew 26:39Luke 24:39Revelation 1:12-16John 16:13Psalms 16:10Revelation 1:51 Corinthians 15: 35 - 411 John: 3Romans 4:25Ephesians 1: 19 - 20The Moody Handbook of Theology by Paul P EnnsThree-Minute Theology by Dana L. GoodnoughJoin the ConversationWe love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org.Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it, but applying it. Thanks for listening!
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