Resources on Life Issues

Resources on Life Issues

The Park City Podcast – S1:E24

Assurance and Security How do we know that we are secure in Christ? In this episode, David and Phil discuss how the Holy Spirit helps us to fight sin in our lives and assure us that we are children of God. Got a Question? Have a question about something we discussed? We’d love to hear from you! Click the button below to submit a question, and we will do our best to answer it.

The Gospel and Suffering

This week, we ask how the gospel informs suffering.  When we experience suffering, we often get stuck on the question of why.  What the gospel does for us is shift our attention from the why to the who.  The gospel informs who the Lord is for us as we suffer and how his heart soothes our suffering souls.   Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon…

The Gospel and Communication

This week, we ask how the gospel informs how we communicate.  The gospel teaches us that our words have great power; therefore, we ought to use them wisely.  In its simplest, gospel communication is communication that builds others up rather than tearing them down.  As believers, the words we speak and the tone we use ought to reflect Christ such that He is made real to all who hear us.   Ephesians 4:29-5:4 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E21

Hope of Glory How can we be sure that God still loves us? In this episode, David and Phil discuss the implications of our justification and the confidence and hope we have in God as a result. Got a qUestion? Have a question about something we discussed? We’d love to hear from you! Click the button below to submit a question, and we will do our best to answer it.

The Gospel and Rest

This week, we ask how the gospel informs our rest.  The Lord created us as spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, and social beings.  Rest, in all these areas, becomes essential to our overall well-being.  Though there are practical steps we can (and should) take to rest well, the goal of rest is ultimately to point us to the One in whom are souls find their deepest rest: Jesus.   Mark 6:30-36 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all…

The Gospel and Work

This week, we ask how the gospel informs our work.  In our passage, we learn that the Bible teaches that work is a gift of God and deeply significant.  More than that, the gospel informs the manner in which we work, our motivation for our work, and, finally, the opportunity we have to work on mission.   Colossians 3:23-4:1 3:22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their…

The Gospel for Life Itself

To begin our series on how the gospel relates to tangible aspects of our lives, we start in the book of Philippians.  In this passage, we receive a call to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel.  To conduct ourselves in such a way as this, regardless of circumstance, communicates the beauty of the gospel and makes Jesus real.  Philippians 1:27-30 (Philippians 1:27-30) 27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E18

Providence and Conversion What are we to make of the 400-year period when Israel is awaiting the Messiah and God appears absent? What’s so miraculous about conversion? In this episode, David and Phil discuss God’s providence as Israel awaits the coming Messiah.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss how the Lord works in our hearts to lead us to faith.  This discussion on God’s providence stems from the current sermon series on the book of Esther.  Despite not being mentioned…

Relief

In this passage, we wrap up the book of Esther with two reminders about the work of God in our lives.  First, He is working even when we cannot see Him.  Second, He uses all of us to accomplish His purposes through our unique gifting.  Wherever we are, God has commissioned us to be Christ there.   Esther 9:1-10:3 9 On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out.…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E17

providence and election Where do we see God’s providence in Israel’s exile to Babylon? How is the doctrine of election good news? In this episode, David and Phil discuss God’s providence during the division of the kingdom of Israel and its subsequent exile to Babylon.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss what the Bible has to say about the doctrine of election, as well as what makes this a challenging topic to talk about.   This discussion on God’s providence…

The God of Reversals

In this passage, two reversals take center stage.  First, Mordecai experiences a reversal of fortunes as he goes from outcast to joining the king’s leadership.  Second, Esther leads the charge in the reversal of Haman’s decree against the Jews.  These two reversals remind us that God has a habit of redeeming broken things, and in fact, that is the very work He is doing presently.  While we may not personally experience the redemption of what is broken, we know that…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E16

Providence and Salvation How does God’s covenant with King David reveal more of His redemptive plan? What are the implications of being saved by grace? In this episode, David and Phil discuss God’s covenant with King David and the Lord’s providence in promising an everlasting Kingdom. Then, in the devotional, they introduce the topic of salvation and discuss the implications of being saved by grace through faith. This discussion on God’s providence stems from the current sermon series on the…