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08/07/2017

Sanctification Part 1: How do Christians become more like Christ? Join hosts Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they dive into a two part series on sanctification and discuss how God, in and through the Gospel, is the source of our growth as Christians. 

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org




08/01/2017

The Parable of the Sheep, Gate, and the Shepherd: Is Jesus simply one way to eternal life, or is He the only way?Join hosts Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson as they dive into the The Parable of the Sheep, Gate, and Shepherd and discuss the implications of Jesus' claim about being "The Door".

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


07/24/2017

Parable of the Lost Sheep: Why did Jesus come to save you? Join hosts Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson as they continue our series on the Parables of Jesus, with a look at the Parable of the Lost Sheep. In this parable, we see how Jesus chose to address the self-righteousness found in both the religious leaders of the day and in His disciples.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


07/17/2017

The Parable of the Fishing Net: Why is there a mix of righteous and unrighteous in the Kingdom of Heaven? Join hosts Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson as they continue our series on the Parables of Christ, with a look at the Parable of the Fishing Net, and dive into the implications of the mixed nature of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


07/06/2017

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure and Valuable Pearl: If The Kingdom of Heaven is incomparably valuable, what does it cost us to inherit it? Join hosts Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson as they continue our series on The Parables of Jesus with a look at The Parable of the Hidden Treasure and Valuable Pearl and dive into a discussion on the reality that although The Kingdom of Heaven is worth more than anything else we have access to here on earth, we cannot do enough, sell enough, or try hard enough, to obtain it.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org



 06/27/2017

Parable of the Mustard Seed and Leaven: How does God grow His Kingdom? Do we play any part in that growth? Join hosts Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson as they dive back into our series on The Parables of Christ, with a discussion on the Parable of the Mustard Seed and Leaven and how starkly contrasted the growth of God’s Kingdom is with our earthly kingdoms. 

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


06/20/2017

A Second Judgement After Death?: Is there a “scale” of eternal rewards for Christians given out by Christ, based upon the works they did while alive on earth?Join hosts Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they dive into a discussion on the Bema Seat of Christ and answer the question of whether or not all Christians enter eternity on equal grounds based upon Christ’s works, or if they earn eternal rewards based upon their own individual works. 

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org



05/30/2017

If God is good and great, why is there evil and suffering in our world?: If God is good, does that mean He is not great enough to stop evil from happening?  If God is great does that mean he's not good enough to care about evil? Join hosts Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they dive into the age old debate centered around the problem of evil.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org

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05/22/2017

The Parable of the Growing Seed: What roles do Christians play in the salvation of others? Are we able to argue people to faith? Do we play any role in people coming to faith at all? Join hosts Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson as they continue our series on The Parables of Christ and discuss the Parable of the Growing Seed and it’s implications for the roles that believers play in the salvation of others. 

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swililngham@fca.org


05/16/2017

The Parable of the Weeds: What does the Kingdom of Heaven have to do with good and evil? We live in a time between the two comings of Christ. In this present time, known as “the already but not yet”, we experience God’s Kingdom as having come, but as not fully realized. Join hosts Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson as they dive into this incredibly rich topic through a discussion on the Parable of the Weeds.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swilling ham@fca.org


05/08/2017

Jesus, a Prostitute, and Two DebtorsWhy would Jesus forgive a sinful prostitute over a religious leader? Does God value our external actions over our faith, or has He designed our faith to produce external actions? Which is more important; faith or faithfulness? Join hosts Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they discuss The Parable of the Two Debtors and how that parable speaks to our positioning in relation to God. 

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


05/01/2017

Jesus, New Wine, and Old Wine Skins: Jesus blows up the idea that our works save us.Join hosts Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson as they dive into the parable of new wine and old wine skins and discuss how this parable is applicable to us today and what Kingdom realities Jesus was illustrating through it.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swilling ham@fca.org


04/27/2017

.Parables- Why Are They So Confusing? The parables are designed to point us to the redemptive work that is found in Christ alone. Join Scott Willingham and co-host Russ McCary as they dive into how "the parable of the sower” ultimately points to Jesus.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org




4/17/17

Easter- The Almost Funeral: Is heaven our final destination, or is there more to the story? What do we learn about our future hope from the account of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead? Join host Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they dive into the depths and implications of the Easter story.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


4/10/17

Jesus Was Born To Die (Part 1): What can we learn from the historical account of Christ’s physical and spiritual suffering on a Roman cross? Join host Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they dive into a discussion on the first part of the Easter story- the day that Jesus died.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swililngham@fca.org


4/3/17

Church- What's the Point?: Can you be a Christian without going to church? Hasn’t the church been responsible for much harm and evil in the world? Where do we fit into the God’s design for the church? Join host Scott Willingham and special guest Casey Cease as they dive into part 6 of a 6 part series on the “non-negotiables” of the Christian faith, with a discussion on the global and local Church, why they matter, and how God has designed them. 

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


.3/27/17

Law/ Gospel Distinction (Part2): Why is it important that we are able to distinguish between Law and Gospel? Join host Scott Willingham and Russ McCary (LIVE IN STUDIO!) as they discuss the importance of all Christians being able to tell the difference between the Law (command) and the Gospel (announcement) in part 2 of our 2 part Law/ Gospel Distinction series.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


03/20/17

Law/ Gospel Distinction (Part 1): Join host Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they discuss the importance of all Christians being able to tell the difference between the Law and the Gospel. Proto-Evangelium is the big word bonus of the day!! 

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org




03/14/17

Was Jesus Really Who He Said He Was?: Was Jesus actually God in the flesh as He claimed? Was He just a prophet? A rabbi? Or was He simply a moral teacher who served as a good example for us to follow? Join host Scott Willingham and guest Kevin Johnson as they dive into a discussion on the historical Jesus and address the claims that Jesus made about Himself, what He did to back up His claims, and how the people around Him responded to the things He said and did.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org

3/08/17

One God In Three Persons: Join host Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they dive into the mysterious, yet extremely critical doctrine of The Trinity and discuss the 3 distinct persons of The Trinity who are all equally God. Hypostatic union is the big word bonus of the day!

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org

 

3/01/2017

Where did Jesus GO??: Have you ever wondered what Jesus is currently “doing” or thought about why it matters that He ascended into heaven? Join host Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson as they dive into the deep implications of the ascension of Jesus Christ to the right hand of the Father and discuss what this doctrine tells us about God and about ourselves.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


2/21/2017

The Sovereignty of God: Does God’s sovereignty mean that He is a cosmic puppet master, controlling every move we make? Or is God’s sovereignty more complex and exceedingly more rich than that? Join Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they dive into part 3 of a 6 part series on the “non-negotiables” of the Christian faith, with a discussion on God’s Sovereign Plan in and Through Jesus’ Life, Death, and Resurrection and how that informs our worship of Him. 

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swilingham@fca.org


2/14/2017

Necessary Doctrines: The Fall: Are we sinful because of our actions alone? Can we avoid sin completely by behaving extra “good?" What does it mean to be “born into sin?” Join Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they dive into part 2 of a 6 part series on the “non-negotiables” of the Christian faith, with a discussion on the biblical account of the Fall of man.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


.2/6/2017

What Must A Christian Believe: Part 1: Creation: Is the story of creation integral to our faith? What does the story of creation tell us about the attributes of God? Join Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson as they dive into part 1 of a 6 part series on the “non-negotiables” of the Christian faith, with a discussion on the biblical account of creation. 

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org



1/24/2017

Knowing Him Rightly: Join Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson as they discuss the importance of correct theology, how that translates into knowing God rightly, and how that ultimately results in the correct praise of the historical/ biblical Jesus Christ.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


1/9/2017

Bad Theology: As long as we believe in Jesus, does it matter what we believe about Jesus? Join Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they discuss the importance of knowing God rightly (as defined in the the Bible) the dangers of bad theology, and the prevalence of bad doctrine all around us today. 


12/20/2016

The Shepherds and the Angels-Advent Week 3: Join Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson as they dig into the incredible story of the coming of the Christ, as relayed to the unlikely shepherds. Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


12/12/2016

Advent Week 2: Join Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they continue with the Advent series and discuss the coming of Christ, The Rescuer. 

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


12/05/2016

Advent Week 1 (With Special BIG NEWS!): What is Advent all about anyhow? Join Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they dive in and discuss the meaning around, history behind, and encouragement found for us in the Advent season. *PLUS enjoy a special BIG announcement!

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


11/15/2016

Go Tell The World: What are we to do with our knowledge of, and experience with, the Gospel? Join host Scott Willingham and guest Kevin Johnson as they wrap up the last 29 weeks of podcasts with where all of this information should lead us… telling the world about the Gospel.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org



11/07/2016

Set Apart: How do we grow as Christians? Are there specific steps to follow? Join host Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they dive into the diverse and consequential topic of Christian sanctification.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swilingham@fca.org



10/31/2016

We Will Be Like Him: Join Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they discuss the reality of the current battle with sin we find ourselves in as Christians, and how when we go to be with The Lord, we will be made like Him with a glorified spirit and ultimately a glorified body.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org

10/24/2016

Confident Assurance: Join host Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson as they address the issue of whether or not we can be confident in our salvation.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


10/17/2016

Children of God: Join host Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson as they dig into how God adopts us into His Heavenly Family and gives us full rights to the inheritance He has created for us.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


10/11/2016

Soli Deo Gloria: Who deserves the credit for our salvation? Join Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they discuss how all of the Bible and all of our justification are for the glory of God alone. This is part 5 of a 5 part series on the  “5 Solas” of the Reformation- Grace Alone. Faith Alone. Christ Alone. Scripture Alone. Glory To God Alone. 

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


10/03/2016

Scripture Alone: Where does the ultimate authority in the Christian’s life lie?  Join Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they discuss the authority of Scripture and how the redemptive story of Jesus Christ is found on every page. This is part 4 of a 5 part series on the  “5 Solas” of the Reformation- Grace Alone. Faith Alone. Christ Alone. Scripture Alone. Glory To God Alone.

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swillingham@fca.org


9/26/2016

Christ Alone: Join Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they discuss how our justification and hope are found in Christ Alone. This is part 3 of a 5 part series on the  “5 Solas” of the Reformation- Grace Alone. Faith Alone. Christ Alone. Scripture Alone. Glory To God Alone

Have a question you want to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott at swilling ham@fca.org

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9/19/2016

Faith Alone: Join Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they discuss how we are brought into relationship with God through faith alone. This is part 2 of a 5 part series on the  “5 Solas” of the Reformation- Grace Alone. Faith Alone. Christ Alone. Scripture Alone. Glory To God Alone.

Have a question you would like to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott Willingham at swillingham@fca.org


9/12/2016

Grace Alone: Join Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they discuss how the bible clearly conveys how we are justified by “Grace Alone”. This is part 1 of a 5 part series on the “5 Solas” of the Reformation- Grace Alone. Faith Alone. Christ Alone. Scripture Alone. Glory To God Alone.

Have a question you would like to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott Willingham at swillingham@fca.org ! 


9/5/2016

When Tragedy Strikes: In this episode, Scott Willingham and Russ McCary discuss tragedy in the Christian life, how God feels about our tragedy, the biblical response during times of tragedy, and our hope through times of tragedy.

Have a question you would like to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott Willingham at swillingham@fca.org ! 


8/29/2016

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People: In this week’s episode, Scott Willingham and Russ McCarry address the age old question of “why bad things happen to good people” and propose that that is the wrong question to be asking. 

 

Have a question you would like to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott Willingham at swillingham@fca.org ! 




8/22/2016

Reconciliation: In this episode, Scott Willingham and Russ McCarry discuss the separation that our sin created between us and God and how Jesus Himself reconciled and restored our relationship to God so that we don’t have to bear the impossible load of trying to do it ourselves.

Have a question you would like to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott Willingham at swillingham@fca.org

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8/22/2016

The Joyous Response: In this episode, Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson discuss the joyous response that The Gospel produces in us, and how that plays out in our everyday lives. 

Have a question you would like to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott Willingham at swillingham@fca.org ! 


8/15/2016 

The Joyous Response: In this episode, Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson discuss the joyous response that The Gospel produces in us, and how that plays out in our everyday lives. 

Have a question you would like to hear answered on the podcast? Email Scott Willingham at swillingham@fca.org ! 


8/9/2016 

Andrew and Jacki Short: Join host Scott Willingham and special guests Andrew and Jacki Short for the first ever LIVE edition of the Gospel Driven Athlete podcast from the 2016 Texas FCA MX Camp at RioBravo in Houston, TX! No topic was off limits for this podcast- MX des Nations, Japanese porta-potties, favorite bible verses, and of course The Gospel! 

7/19/2016

Jesus The Ransom Payment: Join host Scott Willingham and guest Russ McCary as they discuss how Jesus gave His life as a ransom to free us from the captivity of the curse of the Law. 


7/12/2016

Jesus The Scapegoat: Join host Scott Willingham and guest Kevin Johnson as they discuss how Jesus took our sin on Himself, as the Ultimate and Final scapegoat. 


7/5/2016

Sacrifices and The Gospel: Join host Scott Willingham and guest Kevin Johnson as they discuss what sacrifices looked like in the Old Testament, why they were necessary, what they accomplished, and whether or not we are still required to make those same sacrifices today.


6/27/2016

The Love of God: Join host Scott Willingham and his guest Russ McCary as they follow up last week's topic of God's wrath, with a discussion on God's love. Scott and Russ discuss how, although God is a gracious, good, and loving God, He is also a just God who would be fully justified in unleashing His full wrath on us. Thankfully, He has made a way, through the person and work of Jesus, for us to become undeserving of His wrath and fully deserving of His love. This is the balance we must maintain as we discuss God's love.


6/20/2016

The Wrath of God: Join host Scott Willingham and guest Russ McCary as they discuss God's wrath and how it creates awe, gratitude, and reverence, and how it actually provides hope and encouragement for believers, since God has exhausted all of the wrath He had stored up for believers, on Jesus.

"He spent out all the wrath He had against you and me, on Christ. So, He doesn't have anything else to deal out to His kids... and that's a good news message!"

6/13/2016

My Just Wrath Was Spent On Christ: Join host Scott Willingham and guest Kevin Johnson as they discuss God's justice, mercy, and grace and how they relate to His Law and wrath. 

"If you are in Christ, God sees you as He sees Jesus. It's not up to your work or your efforts to make that happen; it's up to His."

 5/31/2016

Christ's Work and Our Love For Others: Scott Willingham and Russ McCary discuss the effectiveness and sufficiency of Jesus' work. Is Christ's work effective for all people? 

"If I believe enough, will God make me unbelievably wealthy? Will He make my business succeed, make my marriage awesome... if I believe enough??" 

 

5/23/2016

Christ's Perfect Obedience On Our Behalf: Join Scott Willingham and Russ McCary as they discuss the perfect obedience of Jesus and how that informs our understanding of who God is.

"The Gospel drives us to holiness and good works, because the Gospel reveals God's nature at a deeper level to us." 

 

5/16/2016

God's Holiness, Given to us in Christ:  Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson talk about the holiness of God and how it was imputed to believers through Jesus Christ and his work.

"it's not about your good outweighing your bad... one sin corrupts everything... His grace is the only solution. Jesus went to the cross to save us and pay our price because we could not."

 

 

5/9/2016

Our Imperfection Made Perfect: Scott Willingham and Kevin Johnson discuss the role of good works in the Christians life. If we're going to screw up anyway should we just throw in the towel? Listen to find out!

"...Christ came because The Law can't be fulfilled by us."

 

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5/2/2016 

For Our Sake: Scott Willingham and Russ McCary discuss why Jesus had to die.

"... as an athlete, I know what it means to sweat and bleed in order to achieve something... so why can't I just work harder to earn a right standing with God?"

 

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4/25/2016

Introcast: Scott Willingham and Russ McCary discuss what separates Christianity from all other world religions.

 

 

 

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