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Putting Theology Into Practice

There’s enough disorder in life without disconnecting what you believe from how you live. To make an impact, your faith must be integrated. The Practicology Podcast is bridging the gap between Scripture and every day life because the Bible belongs not only beside the stack of commentaries but also next to the pile of dirty dishes.

We want to help you connect glorious truth about God to the stubborn realities of life — what could be more exciting?

PP156 The Power of Thank You

How’s this for a novel idea: telling other Christians why you thank God for them. That’s what Paul does to his friends in Philippi, and there’s good reason to believe he wants us to do the same. In fact, this novel idea can change how we pray, and the way we encourage each other. It can also drive us to more Christlike behaviour, and to a richer, more God-centred, theology. In this episode we also talk about the inductive Bible study method (observation, interpretation, application), and how to apply verses that seem far removed from us.

Scriptures Referenced:
Phil 1:3-6, 2:12-14; Luk 10:21

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PP155 Going Gluten-Free

Facing temptation is something we have in common with every other human being, including the Lord Jesus. In an episode that explores the combination of the Lord’s true humanity and sinless deity, we also learn from the Lord how we can become stronger in the face of temptation – even if that means going gluten-free.

Scriptures Referenced: Mat 4:1-11; Luk 4:1-13

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PP154 When the Gospel Becomes Irrepressible

Sharing our faith in Christ with unbelievers does not come easy for most of us. How can the gospel go from being something we can’t get out to being something we can’t keep in? The Apostle Paul shows us how we can grow in this area in the opening verses of his letter to the Philippians.

Scriptures Referenced: Phil 1:1-2, 12-13, 2:5-11, 3:1, 8, 20-21

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PP153 March Madness: Do Mormons Hold Afterlife Advantage?

Is Christianity’s vision of heaven less satisfying than Mormonism’s? Because Jesus taught that marriage in this life doesn’t carry over to the next? In this special March Madness episode, Mike and Matthew respond with a resounding NO! Tune in to hear other questions considered, including whether there’ll be Marmite or pets in heaven! More importantly, we discover that no matter our marital status in this life, all our relational longings will be satisfied forever in the new creation.

Scriptures Referenced: Luke 20:27-40; 1Thess 2:19, 4:14-18

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PP152 Sanctified Singleness

“I want to be married, but the Lord hasn’t provided me a spouse. Am I missing out?” This is a common sentiment for many, and an important follow up to our recent discussions on dating and whom we should marry. Tune in as Mike & Matthew help us develop a Biblical perspective on singleness and provide some healthy counsel for all of us, singles and married people alike.

Scriptures Referenced: 1Cor 7

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PP151 Come to Christ Again and Again

Are you weary of life’s burdens at times? Join Mike & Matthew as they direct us to Christ, to find rest for our souls. And in this episode, not only do we get Mike & Matthew, but J.C. Ryle and Charles Spurgeon as well! (Musical Credits: “Give Me Jesus”, Ken & Nancy Biddington, arr. Jeremy Camp)

Scriptures Referenced: Mat 11:27-30; Mat 23:4

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PP150 The Other Half of Freedom

The way our culture prizes freedom gives us a huge opportunity to tell others of the freedom available in Jesus Christ. Unlike modern concepts of freedom, the freedom Jesus offers is not just freedom from, but freedom for. Only in the Lord Jesus can we enjoy both halves of freedom. As John Stott says in this week’s reading, “I have found Jesus Christ to be the key to freedom.”

Scriptures Referenced: Luke 4:18-19; Exo; John 8:31-36; Mark 5:1-20, 8:34

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PP149 Christus Victor

One of the ways to keep our appreciation of Christ’s death fresh is to learn more about the cross. In this episode we learn that one of the reasons Christ died on the cross was to be our Christus Victor. When we view the story of the Bible from this lens, the incarnation becomes an invasion, Golgotha a battlefield, and the cross becomes the Snake Crusher’s mighty death blow to the head of the serpent. At the cross, Christ not only died for us, but also fought for us. And conquered by dying!

Scriptures Referenced:
Gen 3:15; Acts 10:36-38; Mar 3:27; Col 2:13-15; 1Thess 1:9-10; Col 1:13-14; Rev 20-22

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PP148 One of a Kind

Do you know one of the greatest things about being a Christian? It means you are a follower of Christ! And there is no one like the Lord Jesus Christ. Refresh your appreciation of his uniqueness, and how the Christian faith is really all about Christ, in this first installment of our February reading challenge with John Stott’s Why I Am a Christian.


Scriptures Referenced:
Mat 11:28; Php 1:21; John 5:39; Heb 1:1-2

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February Reading Challenge Schedule 2024

February Reading Challenge Schedule

This year during “I Love to Read Month,” we will be working through John Stott’s Why I Am a Christian. Here’s a schedule if you want to pace yourself and be in sync with themes covered in the weekly episodes.

WeekDatesSection to Read*
1Jan 28 – Feb 3Ch 1-2, The Hound of Heaven an The Claims of Jesus
2Feb 4 – 10Ch 3, The Cross of Christ
3Feb 11 – 17Ch 4-5, The Paradox of Our Humanness and The Key to Freedom
4Feb 18 – 24Ch 6, The Fulfillment of Our Aspirations
5Feb 25 – Mar 2Ch 7, The Greatest of All Invitations

Reading Schedule for Why I Am a Christian

Remember there is a draw for at least 10 winners of Prints of Peace / Practicology sweatshirts. Let us know when you’ve read the book to be eligible for the draw (see the deadline below), and check out the Instagram reel for a preview of the sweatshirts!

CHALLENGE DEADLINE: Email us at info@practicologypodcast.com by midnight March 3, 2024, in order to qualify for the prize draw.

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