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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?

PP059 How Christ Makes Hell Serve His People

Hell is a horrible reality, and yet Christians are not to be embarrassed by it. God’s salvation is amazingly complete; after saving us from hell, he then forces hell to serve the believer’s wellbeing and joy. In this episode we discuss how Christ has pressed hell into his service, causing it to save us from six things: hopelessness, vengefulness, joylessness…Tune in to hear the rest.
Scriptures Referenced: Ps 98:5-9; Rev 11:16-18; Rom 9:22-24; 12:17-21; Eph 2:1-10; Col 3:5-8; Eph 5:3-6; Rom 10:1; Rev 22:17; 1Thess 1:9-10
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PP058 Christians Are Called Saints

God calls us to be holy, but we can’t make ourselves holy. What’s the answer to this conundrum? The gospel! God is justified in commanding us to be holy, because He first calls us saints. Understanding our identity in Christ is key to becoming holy, because sanctification isn’t a self-help program, but a work of God within us.

Scriptures Referenced: Neh 8:10; Joh 15:5; Rom 6:19; 2Cor 3:18; 2Cor 5:17; Gal 6:8; 1Thes 4:3,7; Heb 10:10; 1Pet 1:16
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PP057 Repentance and Faith

What does it mean to repent? And is living by faith something that only full-time missionaries without salaries do? In this episode Mike and Matthew talk about how repentance and faith are closely linked, and how the Christian life is an ongoing turning from self to the Son of God and his saving love.


Scriptures Referenced: Acts 20:21; 2Cor 7; Matt. 21:28-32; Luke 18:9-14; Gal. 2:20
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PP056 My Chains Are Gone, I’ve Been Redeemed

Everyone loves a story of sweet redemption, but there is no redemption story like that of the Christian gospel. The helpless are rescued. The bankrupt have their debt paid. Slaves are set free. Gospel freedom is the best kind of freedom, and not only has the gospel set us free from guilt through the blood of Christ, it also guarantees us a future redemption when our Redeemer returns.


Scriptures Referenced: Gen 48:15-16; Ex 6:6-7; 12; Isa 43:1-2; Luk 9:24; Rom 8:23; Gal 5:1, 13; Eph 1:7, 13-14; Php 3:21; 1Tim 1:10; 1Pet 1:18-19
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PP055 The Joy of Justification by Faith

Don’t let one more day go by without understanding the life-altering truth of justification by faith! It is a doctrine that is culturally relevant and personally relevant because it means we can live life out of a place of acceptance. Its many benefits include (1) peace with God, (2) living in a town called grace, (3) and the certain hope of a glorious future.

Scriptures Referenced: Rom. 1-5
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PP054 How the Captivating Holiness of God Can Set Us Free

A boy visits Loch Ness. Instead of catching something, something catches him. He gives the rest of his life to the search for a mythical monster. We’re all looking for a cause big enough to devote our lives to. When we encounter God in his holiness we discover a beauty captivating enough to hold our attention forever and a cause large enough to be worthy of all our devotion. God’s holiness is captivating. And in capturing us, it sets us free.


Scriptures Referenced: Isa 6; Exo 3; Lev 10:10; 1Jn 1:5; Heb 7:26; Exo 15:11
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I Love to Read Month Reading Schedule

So you’ve agreed to join us for our February reading challenge? Wonderful! Please see the suggested reading schedule below. It will keep you synced up with the episodes as they come out each Sunday night.

WeekDatesChapters to ReadMain Topic
1Feb 1-6Chps 1-2Holiness of God
2Feb 7-13Chps 3-5Justification
3Feb 14-20Chps 6-8Redemption
4Feb 21-27Chps 9-12Faith
5Feb 28 – Mar 6Chps 13-14Sanctification
6Mar 7-13Chps 15-17Final Judgment
Reading Schedule for the book Key Bible Concepts by David Gooding and John Lennox

When you’ve finished the book, send us an email at info@practicologypodcast.com and we’ll include your name in a draw for another free David Gooding book! Deadline for the draw is March 15, 2022.

For information on how to get a copy of this book, please see the show notes for episode 48.

PP053 Habits of Grace: Practical Help for Giving

The Bible doesn’t just give us a theology of giving, it also gives us some how to. The Apostle Paul taught us the law of the harvest that we reap what we sow. In this episode we also learn about our Lord’s principles of giving in his Sermon on the Mount, and touch on matters such as debt, and giving privately instead of publicly.

Scriptures Referenced: 2Cor 8-9; Gal. 6
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PP052 Habits of Grace: The Joy of Giving

Our Lord Jesus taught that it is more happy to give than to receive, and he should know. God is the happy God who gives with great generosity and joy. When we worship him we become joyfully generous too. And not only does worship produce giving, but our giving is part of our worship. Learn all this and more from special guest Justin Pratt, and see if it doesn’t spread a smile on your face!


Scriptures Referenced: Acts 20:35; Jam 1:17; 1Cor 9:15; 1Tim 1:11; Matt 6:63; Heb 13:16; Phil 4:18; Rom 12:1; Matt 20; 2Cor 9
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PP051 Habits of Grace: Meditation & Prayer

Prayer can be hard work, and we need all the help we can get. One thing that helps is understanding how prayer relates to two other activities: reading the Bible and meditating. In this episode we go through a little poem that explains how it works: Before I read I pray / Before I pray I read / If in between I meditate / My heart knows what to say.


Scriptures Referenced: Jude 20-21; John 15:5; Mat 11:28; Ps 86:11, 90:14, 119:18, 36; Jam 1:19; Mark 2
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