Cogitations
Cogitations e108: about my absence

Cogitations e108: about my absence

October 16, 2019

Thanks so much for the prayers and well wishes. They mean so much to me. This week I will be releasing content this week sporadically as I will be traveling to the Mighty Man Retreat in South Georgia. This episode is simply an update about that and a plea with a call to action. Hope you enjoy, thanks. 

Cogitations e107: about mechanical instruments in praise to God

Cogitations e107: about mechanical instruments in praise to God

October 11, 2019

This is a very controversial topic. It does not matter on which side of the issue you find yourself you will be in league with folk who clearly have a love for God's Word and folk who just like to bicker and argue. Regardless of the issue we need to trust that everyone who discuss the Bible is doing so in order to come to a better understanding of God's Word.

This podcast attempts to answer 10 commonly given objections to the doctrine that using mechanical instruments of music in worship to God is sinful. I hope you are encouraged, informed, and entertained. 

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Also, the article I read in the podcast can be found here: https://apologeticspres https://apologeticspress.org/apcontent.aspx?category=11&article=868

Cogitations e106: about the simplicity of the gospel

Cogitations e106: about the simplicity of the gospel

October 10, 2019

So often we want to complicate things. Usually is something is too simple we think it is too good to be true. I wonder if this is why there is so much confusion in modern christendom? 

Cogitations e105: about enemies of the cross

Cogitations e105: about enemies of the cross

October 9, 2019

There was an exchange between myself and someone who wanted to be a teacher. In speaking about folk who do not follow the Bible I said, they may be enemies of the cross but they are not our enemies. This is straight from Scripture. This fellow had a problem with the statement. Before it was all over he had affirmed that the church of Christ is a denomination and that the church of the first century is non existent on earth today. Listen to the podcast and let me know what you think. I address some of this in today's episode of Cogitations. 

 

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Cogitations e104: rerun episode about the gift of the Holy Spirit

Cogitations e104: rerun episode about the gift of the Holy Spirit

October 8, 2019

Sorry folk, local work got the best of me today and I am having to air a rerun. This episode was specifically requested and I got allot of good feedback from it. Let me know what you think.

Do you shy away from discussion about the Holy Spirit? Is it just too confusing or difficult? Have you been told that the topic is too taboo or mystic to even understand? In this episode we discuss the gift of the Holy Spirit and what that means or meant to humanity in the first century. Let me know if I explained it well. 

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Cogitations e103: about forgiveness and the prodigal son

Cogitations e103: about forgiveness and the prodigal son

October 4, 2019

When we read the parable of the prodigal son we read about an illustration of how to treat someone overtaken in a fault and we read how NOT to treat them. Is there anyone overtaken in fault in your life? How are you treating them or how are they being treated? Give a listen to this episode of Cogitations and let me know what you think.

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Cogitations e102: about everything I do being worship

Cogitations e102: about everything I do being worship

October 3, 2019

This episode is a viewer request. Does the Bible teach that everything someone does is worship? In this episode we discuss what constitutes worship and discuss the difference between service and worship. 

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Cogitations e101: about priorities

Cogitations e101: about priorities

October 2, 2019

With all the talk about particular academic pursuits I wonder if we have skewed our priorities? What of the man who is in the world trying to be a good husband, father, employee? Is his life greatly affected by these pursuits? What if we just teach him what the grace of God that has appeared unto all men, how to live soberly, righteously, and godly? 

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Cogitations e100: about the We Talk Truth group

Cogitations e100: about the We Talk Truth group

October 1, 2019

In the 100th episode I sort of pay homage to the WTT group. After all, without the WTT group there would be no Cogitations podcast. The discussion is about what the WTT group was started and the good it has done and the purpose of it. Hope you enjoy. 

Cogitations e99: about the safe in Christ

Cogitations e99: about the safe in Christ

September 27, 2019

A question was asked the other day in the WTT group concerning folk who are mentally handicapped. How can they be saved if they can't understand the Bible? That is a very good question. Not only do we discuss this in this episode but we also get into a question from a live viewer about whether or not one who has never heard the gospel will be in heaven. 

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