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Episode 4: The Gospel

God's offer and saving grace

November 17, 2019 • David Staff • Beyond the Sermon Podcast

Most Americans (6 in 10) say they have made “a commitment to Jesus Christ,” and yet many people—perhaps most—are still conflicted between Jesus and good deeds as the way to heaven. Can some of the fog about salvation and good works be cleared up? What is God’s gospel offer and how can people be sure they are right with God, and headed to heaven? In this episode, Pastor David discusses God's offer and saving grace.

Episode 7: What Does Trusting in Christ Mean?

Part of the Winsome Series, sharing God's good news. • January 12, 2020 • David Staff

Pastor David Staff and host Sindy Friedrich discuss What Does Trusting in Christ Mean? You'll encounter the crucial distinction between accepting all God has said about Himself and His great plan of salvation as true, and accepting it as true for you personally. Dive deeper into the issue of belief in Christ and questions like "Am I really trusting in Christ if it's hard for me to process the resurrection?" and "How would I know if I really have trusted Christ?" (21:14)

Episode 6: What Jesus Did About Sin

Part of the Winsome Series, sharing God's good news. • January 12, 2020 • David Staff

Pastor David Staff and host Sindy Friedrich discuss What Jesus Did About Our Sin. You'll encounter the biblical groundwork of our inherited and earned distance from God, the great lengths He went to close that gap in Jesus, and key questions such as: Did Jesus Come to Save Everyone? and Was It Cruel for the Father to Send His Son to Die? (16:25)

Episode 5: Understanding Sin and a Holy God

January 3, 2020 • David Staff

Pastor David Staff and host Sindy Friedrich discuss What is Sin and Why Does it Matter? You'll encounter a brief biblical summary and key questions such as: Is Murder Really the Same as Lying? and What's Up with the Blood Requirement Thing? (19:06)