Episode 69 – Sermon Q&A

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Questions & Timestamps:

  1. @ 32:56 – Regarding the issue of idolatry, what might be considered a ‘carved image in the form of anything’? It is often easier to envision the Israelites worshipping a golden calf, but difficult to see what the analogous idol might be today. What forms of worship in our own day corporately tend to supplant God in our worship?
  2. @ 40:44 – In Mark 13:24-27 it seems to say the elect are still on the earth after the tribulation. First, are you the elect for choosing Jesus, even though you have doubts that sneak in from time to time; and second, how come we are still here during the tribulation? I’ve read revelation and I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy!
  3. @ 49:18 – Why should we study books like Leviticus, if we are no longer subject to the law, and no longer follow the levitical rites of sacrifice?
  4. @ 55:23 – If one just needs faith the size of a mustard seed, why don’t all the clergy, pastors, priests and all believers have a remove the virus day worldwide. If we call on God thru Jesus Christ, this virus will be gone in no time. He calls the stars by name.
  5. @ 1:09:00 – I’m a little bit ahead in Deuteronomy chapter 10 and I’m a little confused. Chapter 10 verse 15 states that the Lord chose the Jews as the objects of his love and he chose their descendants above all other nations. Then two verses later in 17 it says the God who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed?
  6. @ 1:13:13 – I know that Jesus says that no man will know the date on which He returns; but what are your beliefs regarding the last generation as prophesied in Matthew 24:32 the parable of the fig tree? Do you think that that generation represents the 1948 establishment of Israel?
  7. @ 1:20:15 – In your message taught from your office at home, what are the Rainbow books on your shelf?

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Episode 68 – Sermon Q&A

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Questions & Timestamps:

  1. @ 23:26 – I just learned that before Eve was created that God had told Adam not to eat of the tree of good and evil. So it really wasn’t Eve’s fault tat they succumb IT WAS TOTALLY ADAM’s.
  2. @ 26:19 – What did you mean that we should remain faithful, even when God gives to others what we desire for ourselves?
  3. @ 34:37 – Why is the Fertile Crescent now largely a desert wasteland?
  4. @ 39:06 – I’ve heard the view expressed before that protests, even peaceful ones, are not something that Christians should be a part of because Jesus set the example of letting his own rights be trampled in silence and with humility. In light of the recent protests both for black rights and the protests for churches to reopen, what to you guys think? Are some peaceful protests ok and others not? (Not talking about looting and rioting.) What is or should the role of political activism be in a Christian’s life?

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Episode 67 – July 12th Sermon Q&A

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Questions & Timestamps:

  1. @ 25:57 – What are the three heavens?
  2. @ 29:16 – Regarding suicide. I have heard some people say people who commit suicide will get to heaven but they will lose their rewards. Is this true?
  3. @ 35:01 – In a resent message you said that God sometimes says “no” to our prayers. How do we know when God is saying “No?” And how do we know we should stop persisting in prayer if the best prayers are persistent prayers?
  4. @ 40:48 – We don’t hear much about Simon of Cyrene who helped Jesus carry the Cross. Was he black? What else do we know about him?
  5. @ 43:57 – What do you think about pastors supporting Black Lives Matter?

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Episode 66 1/2 – Not Quite a New Episode ;)

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Episode 66 – June 7th Sermon Q&A

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Questions & Timestamps:

  1. @ 27:28 – What is the meaning of Isaiah 62:6? Who are the watchmen?
  2. @ 35:14 – What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit? Are we supposed to ask for a new filling periodically?
  3. @ 39:10 – What does it mean to pray in the Spirit?
  4. @ 46:51 – I have heard we should pray about something once and then leave it alone. I’ve also heard that we should persevere in prayer until the Lord answers. What are your thoughts on this?

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Episode 65 – May 24th Sermon Q&A

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Questions & Timestamps:

  1. @ 14:46 – Will God judge christians for their good works for him as well? Is there different levels of rewards for those more faithful to Christ with their life?
  2. @ 23:33 – What are the definitions of exegesis, eisegesis and hermeneutics.
  3. @ 28:48 – Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit the unpardonable sin. Would we say now that all people who are alive and not Believers are blasphemers?
  4. @ 37:07 – 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 describes “the manifestation of the Spirit given to each one for the profit of all.” Does this mean every believer has been given one of the gifts listed in verses 8-10? Are some people given more than one? How do I know which one I have been given? If you have the time, can you briefly explain what each of these mean with examples.
  5. @ 50:48 – How do you two pray for people who are ill, have a long term illness like MS. People who are having surgery. Those who are terminally ill? Do you pray for healings for everyone? How do you use “God’s will”? Do you pray God’s will in ALL SITUATIONS?

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Episode 64 – May 17th Sermon Q&A

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Questions & Timestamps:

  1. @ 26:35 – Do you think that a future covid19 vaccine could be the mark of the beast and that we’re this close to the rapture?
  2. @ 34:16 – 1,200 Churches in California are planning on holding Sunday, May 31 in their facilities. Are we going to join them?
  3. @ 39:06 – So God created man and without asking them now holds them to a standard after being born in a sinful state, and then tortures him, for all eternity, after man doesn’t live to His standard…?
  4. @ 44:03 – The 3 billionaires have the following hobbies.
    Bill Gates plays chess.
    Warren Buffet plays the ukulele.
    Mark Cuban exercises 6 days a week.

    What do you two do or what hobbies do you have to relax?
  5. @ 49:13 – On Sunday, Pastor Miles said that before God renders judgement, He always offers grace and extends words of peace. Are you saying that this is extended to non-believers. And when and how does this happen?
  6. @ 51:51 – Monday on Channel 18, Pastor Miles mentioned Matthew 12:36: “I tell you that everyone will have to give an account on the day of judgement for every Idle word spoken.” IDLENESS is the quality, state, or condition of being lazy or inactive. The quality of groundless, worthlessness or triviality. Now the teasing, joking around aren’t those “idle words” you guys do and we all do?
  7. @ 56:18 – Point 3 said that God’s judgment will be final and complete. What do you think about purgatory? What about universalism? Do you believe that hell is eternal torment? Or what do you think about annihilationism?
  8. @ 1:01:32 – If Jesus and God are one how can it be that Jesus doesn’t know when He will return?

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Episode 63 – May 10th Sermon Q&A

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Questions & Timestamps:

  1. @ 27:20 – 2 Kings 13:20-21 tells us of a man being thrown into Elisha’s grave and miraculously being revived once his body touched the bones. I assume that Elisha has been dead for a while if only his bones are there.
    1) why is his grave open?
    2) are these 2 sentences here to show us that even though Elisha wasn’t caught up to God in the same way as Elijah, he was still as important a prophet as Elijah?
  2. @ 35:58 – Pastor Mark, did you make friends with a lot of flies and mosquitoes while recording the message?
  3. @ 37:31 – When will we begin Pastor Miles’ plan for meeting from house to house?
  4. @ 42:27 – What are your views on Civil Disobedience in light of some business and churches planning to disobey governmental guidelines?
  5. @ 46:35 – 1 Peter 4:6 speaks of the Gospel preached even to those who are dead. Just to dive in a little bit on this verse. Is this meaning those that are spiritually dead?

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Episode 62 – May 3rd Sermon Q&A

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Questions & Timestamps:

  1. @ 27:38 – Doesn’t Scripture say that no one knows when Jesus is coming back? Does Jesus not know when He is coming back?
  2. @ 29:29 – Was Goliath possibly related to the giant Zamzummim?
  3. @ 32:21 – You mentioned in your message on 2 John that 2 John was written “from” Ephesus. What city was it written “to”?
  4. @ 34:55 – Who are those in the ‘great cloud of witnesses?’ (Hebrews 12)
  5. @ 36:47 – “But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! ” 1 Cor 15:51. Does this happen with our bodies as well? I’ve never thought hard about it, but I’m assuming our bodies will be changed as well. Now would this be where we get our new bodies? And what would happen with our dog? If this were to happen, would God just leave our animals to fend for themselves? If we care so much about our pets, why wouldn’t God care even more to care for them in this event?
  6. @ 44:49 – In point 2 you said “God will allow you to long jealously for the life and possession of others, to provoke you to move into the life He desires for you.” How is that possible if jealousy is sinful?
  7. @ 54:47 – I feel like I’ve been “meandering aimlessly.” What do I need to do to not keep doing that?
  8. @ 1:13:56 – Your points on Sunday kind of make it seem like God is heavy handed. I haven’t thought of God like that before. I’m not sure how to reconcile that with Jesus?

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Episode 61 – April 26th Sermon Q&A

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Questions & Timestamps:

  1. @ 23:33 – When will we have services again at Cross Connection? I hear some churches are going back this week. What do you think about that?
  2. @ 29:44 – You talked about Enoch in last week’s weekly email. There’s a Book of Enoch, why isn’t it in the Bible?
  3. @ 32:12 – I’ve been anxious during this time. Is it ok to take medication for anxiety?
  4. @ 37:38 – Does the Holy Spirit convict us as Believers of sin. I am getting both yeses and no’s when I research it.
  5. @ 39:59 – In Acts 16, what does it mean that the Holy Spirit kept Paul and his team from going into Asia Minor and Bithynia? How did the Holy Spirit do that? Our how different they know it was the Holy Spirit?
  6. @ 44:32 – Is it ok to use the “Holy Ghost” instead of saying the “Holy Spirit” I used to hear that term in Pentecostal churches.
  7. @ 49:49 – Could you please explain what The prayer request for Pastor Mark was. He suspects he can’t sleep because it is a “Spiritual Issue”. What does that mean?
  8. @ 56:08 – I’m assuming that based on Deut 1:41-46, it is possible to do the right/godly thing at the wrong time and therefor be out of God’s will. How do I make sure it is the right time?

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