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SFP 152: Let's Talk About Porn

2013-03-09
Length: 28m 8s


Welcome. Today we’re going to be talking about something that is very prominent in our world today, and yet, is a dirty little secret so many people keep. We’re going to be talking about pornography. What it is, how it affects us, whether or not it is sinful, how we can recognize porn addictions, and the steps we can take free ourselves from the evil influences of porn will be our focus for today. Obviously we’re going to be talking about sexual subject matter, so if you’re sensitive to that kind of thing, you might want to skip this particular episode. …

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SFP 151: Unique Bible

2013-01-15
Length: 21m 43s


Welcome. Today we discuss the various ways the Bible is a unique book. …

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SFP 150: Love God!

2012-11-29
Length: 20m 5s


Welcome. In Mark 12:30-31 we have a very important command given to all Christians. This command is at the very heart of Christianity. Let’s take a look at them now. (Mar 12:30) And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. (Mar 12:31) And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. If we don’t live these commands, our walk with God will suffer for it, if not fail completely. Today we are going to be discussing how we can love God, and how we can affect that love in our lives. …

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SFP 149: 100 Ways We Fail Christ P1

2012-10-12
Length: 30m 17s


Welcome. Today I want to share an article that I found online about ways we deny or fail Christ in our lives. In this episode we tackle the first 50 things we do, or fail to do, for God in our lives. Email me at smartfaithpodcast (at) yahoo (dot) com …

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SFP 148: Christian Job Description

2012-09-25
Length: 27m 22s


Welcome. Today we’re going to be talking about something that applies to all Christians; that is what we should be doing in our roles as believers. It isn’t often enough, I think, that Christians in general think about what we should be doing. It’s easy to lose touch with the job description for a Christian because there is so much going on in the world around us, and frankly, we’re all very busy these days right? Well, that dog just won’t hunt, so let’s look at those things that should be part of our work as Christians. …

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SFP 147: A Rocky Situation

2012-09-03
Length: 20m 24s


Welcome. Today we are going to be talking about a passage of the Bible that is often quoted, but not always completely understood. We are going to be talking about the woman taken in adultery that is brought before Jesus as He taught in the temple. This is where the famous ‘he who is without sin cast the first stone’ verse comes from, and we’re going to take a look at the surrounding text to gain a better understanding of the context of this famous quote. …

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SFP 146: Christians Only?

2012-08-08
Length: 32m 38s


Welcome. Today I want to talk about the shooting in Colorado again in a way, I want to talk about some comments made by a radio host who then seemed to backpedal away from what he seemed to be saying. What happened is something that I think is happening more and more around the world today: political correctness is rearing its ugly head and causing the faithful from backing down from the truth of God’s Word. …

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SFP 145: Health, Shooting, and Gun Control

2012-07-24
Length: 18m 21s


Welcome. Today Joe rambles on about his health, the recent tragic shooting in Colorado, and about the ensuing question regarding gun control. Life is a fragile thing, and we would all do well to remember that. Serve God first with your life! Email Joe at smartfaithpodcast (at) yahoo (dot) com! …

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SFP 144: Path To Destruction

2012-06-27
Length: 34m 6s


We Live! Welcome. In the Book of Romans, we see a clearly laid out path to destruction presented in verses 1:18-32. These steps have been followed foolishly by many. We have had individual people go down this road, certain segments of society, certain societies themselves, and even whole nations march this path of doom. Today we are going to learn what comprises this path so that we might keep ourselves, our society, and hopefully even our nation from heading down it. …

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SFP 143: Gnosticism

2012-05-02
Length: 39m 48s


Welcome. Today we are going to be discussing the views of some Gnostics, more specifically Christian Gnostics. Are they on to something with this 'secret knowledge' talk or is it all smoke an mirrors? Warning: rants ahead! …

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SFP 142: Securing the Heart

2012-04-21
Length: 52m 54s


Welcome. Today we are going to be talking about how the young person can secure their hearts for God as they face the world they live in. While these steps might be meant for the young, I find that they would likely work for anyone at any age. The basis of this question of ‘how can the young secure their hearts?’ originates from (Psa 119:9) BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. We’re going to be spending this episode explaining how one can take heed to God’s word. …

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SFP 141: Living It Up

2012-04-08
Length: 38m 53s


Welcome. Today I want to talk about the way we live here in America in this day and age. There are so many things that we do that just completely flies in the face of God and His commands as presented in the Bible. The thing is that some 78% of Americans claim to be Christians! If this was truly the case, the majority of us should be living the Word of God and the things that so many of us find shameful should only represent a very small minority. …

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SFP 140 Parables 2: The Sower

2012-03-31
Length: 37m 13s

Welcome. Today I want to talk a little Jesus, as in His parables, and the meaning they have for us in our modern day lives. This time I want to take on the Parable of the Sower, or the Parable of the Four Soils. This parable teaches us about how we take the Word in our lives, it pretty much classifies everyone’s four main basic responses to God’s Word. If we are anything besides the ‘good’ soil, this is a call to repentance and a change of heart as well. …

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SFP 139: Occult Practices

2012-03-25
Length: 23m 54s

Welcome. Today’s topic was inspired by a television show that I saw about a woman that is a practicing psychic. This made me think about how in our society we don’t blink twice when it comes to the supernatural or the occult. This in turn sent me to my Bible to find what God has to say about topic. The results of that search are what I want to talk about today. …

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SFP 138: Persecution and Death

2012-03-03
Length: 25m 51s

Welcome. Today we have a grim topic, the one of death and persecution. To be more specific, we’re going to be talking about being persecuted and even executed for our religious beliefs, and just how common this is even in our modern world. We are also going to discuss how we should handle this persecution in our lives when it comes to us. And make no mistake, if we live in Christ as we should, it will come to us in one form or another. …

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SFP 137: Why Jesus Suffered

2012-02-17
Length: 30m 37s

Welcome. The gospel message is that Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures as we see in Isaiah 53 and 1st Corinthians 15. We know that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin. We find this in the Scriptures in Hebrews 15 and Ephesians 1. But the question could be asked why couldn’t Jesus have had a quick, less torturous death? Why all the suffering? Is there a reason for it all? …

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SFP 136: Twenty Twelve!

2012-01-12
Length: 32m 15s

Welcome. Today we go off the beaten path to take in the 2012 sights. We discuss what might be, what should be, and what we can do about it. …

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SFP 135: Be Not Conformed

2011-12-02
Length: 51m 47s

Welcome. Today we are going to be talking about the world and how the Christian should relate to the world. Should Christians be conformed to this world? How should a Christian conduct themselves in the world? Where should a Christian put their affections? What about their values? Should the world shape our morals? Should we look to the world for entertainment? What about how we dress? Should we speak as the world speaks? Should we have worldly aspirations? How should the Christian use his spare time? These are the questions we are going to be answering today, as the Bible gives us a great deal of guidance in this very issue. …

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SFP 134: Parables 1: Good Samaritan

2011-11-18
Length: 32m 39s

Welcome. Today we are going to be talking about the parable of the Good Samaritan that Jesus spoke of. This is one of the most famous parables in the Bible and we see laws, hospitals, and all kinds of other things named after the Good Samaritan. We’re going to learn about the details of this parable, and how we can apply the lesson Christ was teaching by telling it to our own lives. …

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SFP 133: Friends

2011-11-06
Length: 37m 25s

Welcome. Today I want to talk about something that is big in all of our lives and that is friendship. Like that old song says, no man is an island. We all affect each other, and we tend to naturally form bonds and connections with those around us. In God’s Word, we are given much insight and information on how and who we should form friendly connections with, and how we can do so in a godly manner. With this, we can form good relationships, and avoid the difficult pitfalls that destroy so many friendships. …

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SFP 132: Truth Really Does Save Part 2

2011-10-15
Length: 35m 22s

Welcome. Today we’re going to return to our website exploration and we will be continuing our efforts to counter the anti-Christian material we have found. Today our focus is going to be on Godlessness, and the supposed examples that our dear friend have provided for us via this website. We’re going to be covering God’s existence, what defines God, how life was designed, if God was created by man, and various odds-and-ends claims as we come across them. …

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SFP 131: Truth Really Does Save Part 1

2011-10-04
Length: 51m 33s

Welcome. Today we’re going to be talking about some claims made by a website that denies Christianity. The first point I want to make about our subject today is that I will not be covering every single word or even every single section of this website in our discussion. Firstly because much of it is atheistic conjecture and opinions, and I can only say ‘nu-uh’ so many times before we all get tired of it, and secondly because I’m not willing to devote 8-12 episodes purely to this one subject. I don’t have the attention span for it, and I don’t think you guys want us to dwell on this single subject for that long. We’re going to be looking at the claims they make, and will be addressing the ones that stick out to me, the ones that inspired me to speak out. The reason we’re taking on this exercise today is because the world is full of false information attacking the truth that God has presented the world, and I feel it’s important to occasionally stop and defend the faith so that people that hear these falsehoods can have a chance to hear the truth. …

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SFP 130: Are You Drifting?

2011-09-25
Length: 26m 51s

Welcome. Today we’re going to be talking about drifting as Christians. Many people are drifting in their spiritual lives, and are heading for the proverbial rocks that lead to destruction. Today we’re going to talk about the things we need to know about drifting, some common signs of drifting, and how we can prevent ourselves from drifting into dangerous territory. …

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SFP 129: Worldliness

2011-09-14
Length: 31m 48s

Welcome. Today I want to talk to you about worldliness. This is something that is consuming many Christians whole, and that’s a serious problem because we are told to stay away from worldliness by the Word of God. Yet the world is continually capturing our brethren, and stealing away the word from some before they even have a chance to believe! Our goal today is to identify the world, how the world presents itself today, and how we can overcome the world. …

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SFP 128: Racism Must Die!

2011-08-30
Length: 32m 53s

Welcome. Today we're going to be talking about racism, how wrong it is, how it is against the Word of God, and why we cannot allow the hate to continue. He that knoweth not love knoweth not God, for God is love! …

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SFP 127: Do You Read?

2011-08-23
Length: 38m 45s

Welcome. Today we're going to talk about reading, in particular reading the Bible. We are going to learn about the importance of reading God's Word and how it can change our lives, our churches, our communities, and even the world. …

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SFP 126: God's Love for Man

2011-08-17
Length: 27m 26s

Welcome. Today we’re going to be talking about something very important, and something that everyone should be interested in: the love God has for mankind. Without God’s love where would we be? The value of this love cannot be overstated, and I think it’s clear why God’s love is so important. If He didn’t love us, we would be in a world of trouble! So today we are going to be talking about how God has shown His mighty love for mankind, so that we might all come to a deeper understanding about His love, along with the realization of the fact that God’s love is not something based purely on emotionalism. Instead God shows us His solid and real love through creation, through the Word, through the establishment of morality, through His plan for our salvation, and through the promise of eternal life. These are the points we’re going to be discussing today. …

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SFP 125: Return of the Joe (Bad News and You)

2011-08-11
Length: 26m 28s

Welcome. Today we’re going to be talking about bad news, and how we deal with bad news when it comes our way. Furthermore, we’re going to talk about ways we can better handle bad news, and what the Bible has to say on the subject, and no, shooting the messenger isn’t a Biblically approved method of coping! Instead we are going to verify, act, pray, think, talk, accept, and rejoice. …

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SFP 124: God and You 1: Pray Without Ceasing

2011-07-08
Length: 32m 57s

Welcome. Today we are going to start a series called “God and You”. In this series we’re going to be talking about the different things we need to do to grow our relationship with God, and how we can improve our spiritual standing. We’re going to be talking about things like prayer, discernment, and God’s will for our lives. Let’s kick off the series with an episode on the subject of prayer. The Bible tells us in (1Th 5:17) Pray without ceasing. There are some questions associated with this verse, such as ‘is this really what God wants us to do?’, ‘why is prayer so important?’ and finally, ‘how can we possibly pray without ceasing?’. Today we’re going to answer these questions and more! …

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SFP 123: Who Do You Love?

2011-06-24
Length: 41m 58s

Welcome. Today we’re going to be digging into the book of 2 Timothy and look at the way people are going to act as the end comes towards us. The book tells us that perilous times are coming, and I think they are starting to arrive even now. When this time of troubles comes, people are going to stop caring about the things of God, and will start loving the corruptible things of the carnal world. We can see this happening all around us today, and so we’re going to break down the kinds of things the wayward people will love so that we can be smart and turn away, preventing ourselves from becoming bogged down in worldliness. …

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SFP 122: For Those That Don't Believe

2011-06-14
Length: 54m 11s

Welcome. Today we’re going to be talking about atheism, or well, in a more general sense, non-belief. We need to be prepared to counter the points made by non-believers because the Bible tells us (1Pe 3:15) But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: so today we’re going to work on being prepared against the arguments made by those that would seek to deny God. …

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SFP 121: The Way Things Are

2011-05-23
Length: 27m 38s

Welcome. Today we are talking about the way things are, and about the facts of life. Life isn't fair, words can't be taken back, actions are important, and everything has a consequence, these are the topics we cover in this episode. …

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SFP 120: Inner Demons

2011-05-05
Length: 32m 54s

Welcome. Today we’re going to be talking about inner demons, an issue we all have to face in our lives. We are going to be specifically speaking to the inner demons of selfishness, greediness, pride and lust. Our goal today is to be aware of these feelings, these demons if you will, and learn how to deal with them appropriately so that they do not overcome us and destroy our attempts at living a Christian life. …

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