The Big Why

Removing confusion to advance the mission.

Episode 20: Chair Ropes and Good Friday

April 17, 2019

On this episode, the guys talk through the intentions of the ropes on the chairs and the significance of Good Friday.

Episode 19: Youth Director & Devotional Life

April 10, 2019

Are you curious about where we are in the hiring process? Tune in and find out how close we are to hiring a Youth Director.

Episode 18: Check-In With Dave

April 3, 2019

Pastor Dave has been at Living Water Church for about 9 months now! It's time we sat down to check in and ask how he and his family are adjusting to the Pacific Northwest.

Episode 17: TGC & Prelude

March 27, 2019

Why is it helpful for pastors and ministers to go to a conference? What is TGC and why are the guys going there April 1-3? What is a prelude? Is it useful? Tune in and find out!

Episode 16: Musical Worship Night and Missions Opportunity

Episode 15: Church Health Process

March 13, 2019

It's been a long wait but Dave, David, and Ben have returned. Our conversation today surrounds the topic of our Church Health Process. The books mentioned on the podcast are listed below and can be purchased on Amazon.com 1. Holiness by J.C. Ryle 2. Humble Calvinism by J.A. Medders 3. Community by Brad House 4. The Gospel-Driven Church by Jared Wilson

Episode 14: Why do we teach and sing about Zion?

The guys sit down for the final episode of the year and talk through the significance of Zion. Want to hear them talk about why OT promises aren't written specifically to us? Tune in.

Episode 13: Why is creativity important?

December 5, 2018

This week the guys sit down and talk through the importance of creativity in the local church. They also talk about a particular element added for this Advent season. Show Notes: If you're curious about what Humble Beast is, go to humblebeast.com.

Episode 12: Why do we celebrate Advent?

With the Christmas season now in full bloom, the guys talk through the why of Advent and why the Old Testament is vital for Advent and the whole Biblical story.

Episode 11: Why do we do outreach?

November 21, 2018

This week, the guys sit down and discuss outreach and communion cups.

Episode 10: Why do we pray?

In this episode, Dave, Ben, and David discuss prayer and read an anonymous comment that was left in Ben's mailbox. Together, they parse out what is helpful and how we can better serve Living Water Church.

Episode 9: Why is Pastor Dave not a CEO?

November 7, 2018

Why does Pastor Dave say that he is not the CEO of the church? Is the word gospel-centered a buzzword or does it have a purpose in the church's mission? Dave, David, and Ben sit down with a bag of left-over Halloween candy in this episode to talk it out. Question answered: We used to have a time after service that we could meet with someone in the small room by the stage if we needed prayer. Why was this discontinued? Sunday service can bring a lot of intense emotions to the surface when you are struggling with an issue. It can be really helpful to talk with someone on Sunday instead of waiting until you can arrange a time to meet with a pastor during the week.

Episode 8: Why do we sing?

October 31, 2018

This week, David sits in the host's seat and asks Ben and Dave why we sing as a church.

Episode 7: Why Join A Community Group?

October 24, 2018

Community Groups are the backbone of our church – the primary place where you will be guided closer in your walk with Jesus Christ. Made up of men and women from all walks of life, CGs gather throughout the week to know and love one another, study along with the Living Water sermon series, and pray for one another (Acts 2:42). Community Groups are much more than a weekly event; it’s a group of people to do life with, powered by the grace of God.

Episode 6: Why Is Solomon Celebrated?

October 17, 2018

Why are Solomon's writings, specifically Song of Solomon, celebrated as an ideal of sexual/romantic love when he was with so many women? Doesn't this seem upside down? Aren't there consequences for Solomon's sin? Click play to hear the discussion. Resources mentioned in the Podcast ESV Study Bible https://www.crossway.org/bibles/esv-study-bible-case/