What Christians Should Know

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Intelligent faith provides clarity and meaningful answers about God, the Bible and your Christian life. Visit wcsk.org.

Episodios

  • A Time For Everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

    A Time For Everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

    29/03/2020

    There is a time and a season for everything. As a result, in light of current events, WCSK will take a break. Our Scripture focus will be Ecclesiastes 3:1.

  • On the Coronavirus (II Chronicles 9:23)

    On the Coronavirus (II Chronicles 9:23)

    22/03/2020

    In this special episode of What Christians Should Know, Dr. Sadaphal talks about the coronavirus (COVID-19): that is, how do we think about it, how do we make sense of it, and how do we respond biblically to the current crisis. This episode is meant to speak to people who are concerned, confused, fearful or anxious about current events. Our Scripture focus will be II Chronicles 9:23. The notes below are mentioned in the podcast: Listen to Pastor Ed Moore’s Sermon (from Sunday, March 15th, 2020 @ North Shore Baptist Church): https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=315202336317658 Footnotes: 1. World Health Organization. Director-General's remarks at the media briefing on 2019-nCoV on 11 February 2020. https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-remarks-at-the-media-briefing-on-2019-ncov-on-11-february-2020 (Accessed on February 12, 2020). 2. Centers for Disease Control. Disease Burden of Influenza. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/index.html (Accessed March 14, 20

  • Shorts: How to Not Be Angry (Ephesians 4:26)

    Shorts: How to Not Be Angry (Ephesians 4:26)

    15/03/2020

    WCSK shorts equip you with practical wisdom based on a brief Bible passage. In this episode, Dr. Sadaphal explains to you how to not be angry; how to not "lose your temper" or to "explode" based on something small. Not being angry is important because wrath not only destroys those around you, it is also self-destructive. His explanation ends by providing three practical strategies that anyone can follow. Our Scripture focus will be Ephesians 4:26.

  • Shorts: How to Not Be Addicted (I Corinthians 6:9-11)

    Shorts: How to Not Be Addicted (I Corinthians 6:9-11)

    08/03/2020

    WCSK shorts equip you with practical wisdom based on a brief Bible passage. Today, Dr. Sadaphal explains to you how to get out from the darkness of addiction and step into the fullness of life associated with pleasing God. There are no addicts in the kingdom of heaven so if you (or someone you know) is living in the sin of addiction, then this is an episode not to miss. In the end, it is only by the power of God that we are transformed into new people who are not enslaved to addiction but free to live for the Lord. Our Scripture focus will be I Corinthians 6:9-11.

  • Shorts: Providence is Our Diary, Not our Bible (Psalm 107:43)

    Shorts: Providence is Our Diary, Not our Bible (Psalm 107:43)

    01/03/2020

    WCSK shorts equip you with practical wisdom based on a brief Bible passage. In this episode, Dr. Sadaphal talks about the doctrine of providence, or the biblical concept that God orders and maintains everything to bring about His will for His glory. This means things like "fate" or "chance" are not real, and even when life seems "messy" God is provident and is actively involved to bring about His decrees. This has three important applications for your everyday life. Our Scripture focus will be Psalm 107:43 (KJV).

  • Shorts: How to Not Be Afraid (I John 4:18)

    Shorts: How to Not Be Afraid (I John 4:18)

    23/02/2020

    WCSK shorts equip you with practical wisdom based on a brief Bible passage. Today, Dr. Sadaphal explains to you how to stop being consumed by fear and how to not be intimidated by situations, things or other people. God knew His children would suffer from the disease of fear, so His Word provides the necessary prescription for a cure. In the end, God's love conquers all. Our Scripture focus will be I John 4:18.

  • Shorts: How to Not Worry (Matthew 6:34)

    Shorts: How to Not Worry (Matthew 6:34)

    16/02/2020

    WCSK shorts equip you with practical wisdom based on a brief Bible passage. Today, Dr. Sadaphal explains to you how to stop worrying, how to not be anxious and how to not allow tomorrow's troubles to overwhelm you today. God knew His children would suffer from the disease of worry, so His Word provides the necessary prescription for a cure. Our Scripture focus will be Matthew 6:34.

  • Shorts: Why Calvinism Matters (I Chronicles 29:11-12)

    Shorts: Why Calvinism Matters (I Chronicles 29:11-12)

    09/02/2020

    WCSK shorts equip you with practical wisdom based on a brief Bible passage. Today, Dr. Sadaphal explains why Calvinism matters: because it neatly clarifies that God is sovereign in salvation, therefore He is the One who determines how you get saved. Also, because it points directly to Christ, the only Mediator between God and man. Calvinism begets a right understanding of the Lord, which honors and maximally glorifies Him, while saturating a person with happiness, joy, delight, confidence, reassurance and comfort. Our Scripture focus will be I Chronicles 29:11-12.

  • Replay: Episode 0.0: What is the Big Story of the Bible?

    Replay: Episode 0.0: What is the Big Story of the Bible?

    02/02/2020

    This episode is a replay of one of the most listened to and downloaded episodes in the history of the podcast. In this program (from April 2016), Dr. Sadaphal explains the grand "meta narrative" of the whole Bible. The Bible is a love story about a loving Father incessantly chasing after His children. It is a story that has lots of characters, ups and downs, and twists and turns, but ultimately is a story about redemption and the steps a loving God has taken to restore a broken relationship with the lost. Answered: Why would a God who is holy take steps to save sinful creatures? How can a God who cannot tolerate sin justly forgive sinners? This is not an episode that you want to miss. Get the grand story arc of the Bible in 15 minutes. You have never heard the Bible like this before.

  • Episode 6.33: The Book of Romans (2:4)

    Episode 6.33: The Book of Romans (2:4)

    26/01/2020

    WCSK series six is an expositional verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans. Here, Dr. Sadaphal explains three attributes of God: His kindness, His tolerance and His patience. By design, the demonstration of these leads the elect to repentance, or a "change of mind" that begets turning away from sin. Yet for the Jew who is hostile to the gospel, he rejects God's kindness and remains unrepentant. This leaves him guilty and without excuse. It also leaves any modern person who rejects the gospel guilty and without excuse. Guilty people need a Redeemer, which is why the gospel is of first importance. Our Scripture focus will be Romans 2:4.

  • Episode 6.32: The Book of Romans (2:1-3)

    Episode 6.32: The Book of Romans (2:1-3)

    19/01/2020

    WCSK series six is an expositional verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans. In this episode, Dr. Sadaphal begins to unpack the apostle Paul's foundation upon which he levies an accusation against the Jews: that God judges according to the truth. This means no person's sin will be treated in a special way; even more, the judgment that God renders is inescapable. Because divine justice is perfect, it leaves everyone without excuse, so argumentation is futile. This means all men are in desperate need of a Savior. Additionally, discussed as an aside: the reality of divine justice creates meaningful ethics now. Our Scripture focus will be Romans 2:1-3.

  • Episode 6.31: The Book of Romans (2:1)

    Episode 6.31: The Book of Romans (2:1)

    12/01/2020

    WCSK series six is an expositional verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans. In this episode, Reverend Sadaphal begins his explanation of the second chapter of Romans. While the apostle Paul speaks primarily to the Gentile in chapter one, he now turns his attention to the Jew. Ultimately, they are as guilty as the pagans because of their gap between profession and practice. Only Jesus saves which is why bloodlines, the Law and circumcision cannot save a man. Our Scripture focus will be Romans 2:1.

  • Replay: Israel is a People, Not a Place (Galatians 3:29)

    Replay: Israel is a People, Not a Place (Galatians 3:29)

    05/01/2020

    This episode is a replay of one of the most listened to and downloaded episodes in the history of the podcast: a short from November 2018. In this episode, Reverend Sadaphal explains who biblical Israel really is. Equipped with this understanding, it will transform how you see yourself, others and the world at-large. Our Scripture focus will be Galatians 3:29.

  • Replay: What is the Point of Everything? (Romans 5:6-11)

    Replay: What is the Point of Everything? (Romans 5:6-11)

    29/12/2019

    This episode is a replay of one of the most listened to and downloaded episodes in the history of the podcast: a short from November 12th, 2018. Here, Dr. Sadaphal answers many crucial questions: What is the end of the gospel? What is the point of your life? Why do you read your Bible and pray? Why do you listen to this podcast? Why do you get up in the morning? Why bother with anything at all? In other words, what is the point of everything? Our Scripture verse will be Romans 5:6-11.

  • Replay: Episode 1.5 (Jesus Christ)

    Replay: Episode 1.5 (Jesus Christ)

    22/12/2019

    This episode is a replay of one of the most listened to and downloaded episodes in the history of the podcast: Episode 1.5 from July 5th, 2015. This episode is all about the Messiah. That is, if Christianity could be boiled down into two words it would be: Jesus Christ. Learn about what God has already done for us through His Son. Learn about the Messiah's miraculous birth, His life, His death, and His resurrection from the dead. Also unlock four of the five core doctrines of the Christian faith in this can't miss episode.

  • Episode 7.3: The Wisdom of Proverbs (1:20-33)

    Episode 7.3: The Wisdom of Proverbs (1:20-33)

    15/12/2019

    WCSK series seven is an expositional verse-by-verse study of the book of Proverbs. Here, Dr. Sadaphal exposits Lady Wisdom's first speech in the book. Indeed, wisdom is calling but can you recognize her voice when she speaks? How do you discern the voice of wisdom in a world filled with noise, opinions, deception and endless empty talk? Accordingly, this episode provides six ways of how to recognize wisdom. Being able to make this distinction is of utmost importance because wisdom leads to life and happiness, folly leads to calamity and sorrow. Our Scripture focus will be Proverbs 1:20-33.

  • Episode 6.30: The Book of Romans (1:28-32)

    Episode 6.30: The Book of Romans (1:28-32)

    08/12/2019

    WCSK series six is an expositional verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans. In this episode, Reverend Sadaphal ends his discussion of the first chapter of Romans. Here, the apostle Paul gives us a catalog of 21 vices that depict man at his worst. These vices characterize the man who has rejected God. They also give us clarity into why people are the way they are and why the world is the way that it is. In the end, the only One who can redeem man from such depravity is Jesus. Our Scripture focus will be Romans 1:28-32.

  • Episode 6.29: The Book of Romans (1:26-27)

    Episode 6.29: The Book of Romans (1:26-27)

    01/12/2019

    WCSK series six is an expositional verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans. In this episode, Reverend Sadaphal discusses further the effects of man's suppression of truth and God's subsequent expression of wrath. Accordingly, idolatry begets immorality, specifically manifested as homosexual acts of fornication. Dr. Sadaphal delivers a frank and sober analysis of modern culture which tends to champion sexual freedom. This is not freedom at all but rather a manifestation of God's wrath. Our Scripture focus will be Romans 1:26-27.

  • Episode 6.28: The Book of Romans (1:24-25)

    Episode 6.28: The Book of Romans (1:24-25)

    24/11/2019

    WCSK series six is an expositional verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans. In this episode, Reverend Sadaphal begins to discuss the effects of man's suppression of truth and God's expression of wrath. Accordingly, the main focus in this episode is on the idea of judicial abandonment. That is, how God's wrath is expressed is that He "gives over" a man to his own sin. Some men reject and don't want God, so in such cases, God gives them exactly what they want. The bad news is that what a sinner wants neither satisfies him nor gives him what he expects in the end. The argument being made here ultimately points to Christ, the only One who saves us from the wrath of God. Our Scripture focus will be Romans 1:24-25.

  • Episode 6.27: The Book of Romans (1:21-23)

    Episode 6.27: The Book of Romans (1:21-23)

    17/11/2019

    WCSK series six is an expositional verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans. In this episode, Reverend Sadaphal begins to unpack the effects of suppressing the truth about God: not honoring God as God, ingratitude, futile speculations and a darkened heart. In doing so, Dr. Sadaphal also explains what idolatry is, how it works and why it is so attractive. The apostle Paul's description of "exchanging" the glory of God for an idol essentially explains all religions since the beginning of time and why men flock to them. Our Scripture focus will be Romans 1:21-23.

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