Understanding Christianity

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Synopsis

This podcast by Pastor Sean Cole of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Sterling, CO, seeks to encourage Christians in understanding our core beliefs as well as to engage skeptics with the claims of Christianity. For more information and resources visit www.seancole.net

Episodes

  • COVID-19 and our Conscience: How do Christians differ on secondary matters?

    COVID-19 and our Conscience: How do Christians differ on secondary matters?

    22/05/2020 Duration: 23min

    During this COVID-19 pandemic, there are numerous opinions circulating that can easily divide Christians. Should you wear a mask or not? Should we reopeon church sooner or later? What policy should we adopt as a state to help the economy? There are no explicit Bible verses on these matters. In Romans 14 and 15, Paul gives us great insight into how we can agree to disagree over matters of conscience by welcoming one another and promoting unity in the church.

  • Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Psalm 139:13-24

    Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Psalm 139:13-24

    18/05/2020 Duration: 42min

    Dr. Sean Cole continues through Psalm 139 focusing on the omnipotence of God. You cannot escape God's perfect POWER over all things. He is the author of every detail of your life from before the creation of the world unto eternity and every thing in between. How does this omnipotent God SEARCH our sinful hearts and expose our idols? www.seancole.net

  • PSALM 139:1-12 You Cannot Escape the All-Knowing, All-Present God

    PSALM 139:1-12 You Cannot Escape the All-Knowing, All-Present God

    10/05/2020 Duration: 43min

    In Psalm 139:1-2, David expresses two theological truths in poetic langue. (1) God's omniscience--you cannot escape God's perfect knowledge of all things. (2) God's omnipresence--you cannot escape God's perfect presence in all places. These two truths can either be a source of comfort and joy for the believer or a source of fear and dread for the unbeliever. www.seancole.net

  • Ask the Pastors Episode ONE

    Ask the Pastors Episode ONE

    07/05/2020 Duration: 48min

    Dr. Sean Cole and his Youth Pastor Andrew Hayes launch the first Live Stream episode of "Ask the Pastors." They answer these four questions: (1) Is 2 Chronicles 7:14 applicable to America and COVID-19? (2) What is the role of the Law in the Old Testament in relation to us today? How did Jesus fulfill the Law? (3) Were Old Testaments saints Indwelt by the Holy Spirit? How did the Holy Spirit operate in the Old Testament? ( 4) What is the judgment of works that Christians will face? How is this different from Final Judgement?

  • Ask the Pastors Episode THREE

    Ask the Pastors Episode THREE

    07/05/2020 Duration: 35min

    Dr. Sean Cole and his Youth Pastor Andrew Hayes answer quetions in "Ask the Pastors." 1) What is Imputation or justification by faith alone? 2) Was Jesus a martyr? 3) How can I have assurance of salvation when I doubt I'm truly saved? 4) How do I know God is there when I don't necessarily feel His presence?

  • Ask the Pastors Episode TWO

    Ask the Pastors Episode TWO

    07/05/2020 Duration: 43min

    Dr. Sean Cole and his youth pastor Andrew Hayes answer questions on "Ask the Pastors" Facebook Live. This is the audio of the Livestream. Pastor Sean and Andrew answer four questions: 1) How do you maintain joy in difficult times? 2) What is the purpose of creeds and confessions? Shouldn't the Bible alone be enough? 3) What is continuationism vs cessationism? (ie: are the sign gifts like speaking in tongues and miracles around today?) 4) How do you reconcile with someone who has writtten you off? What is biblical forgiveness?

  • Psalm 121 From Where Does My Help Come?

    Psalm 121 From Where Does My Help Come?

    03/05/2020 Duration: 45min

    During this COVID-19 pandemic, we may be tempted to find security and satisfaction in God-substitutes instead of God Himself. Dr. Sean Cole preaches an encouraging sermon from Psalm 121 which shows that our Creator protects us during times of trouble. www.seancole.net

  • The Fatal Flaws of Provisionism

    The Fatal Flaws of Provisionism

    27/04/2020 Duration: 52min

    Recently there have been heated interactions between Dr. James White and Dr. Leighton Flowers over the theology of Augustine and the early church fathers. Instead of diving into this pool, Dr. Sean Cole has been listening to both sides. As he learns more and more about Provisionism (ie: SBC non-Calvinistic Traditionalism), he continues to see some fatal flaws in their theology. There seems to be a conflation of election in eternity past with salvation in time. They seem to hold the view that rejection of Christ is what sends a person to hell instead of original sin as well as actual sins committed. What about the salvation of those who never hear? Dr. Cole answers these questions and more as he interacts with Provisionism. Check out Sean's book "Your Identity in the Trinity" at amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Identity-Trinity-Discovering-Gospel-ebook/dp/B07RWTJK9K/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Sean+Cole&qid=1588006831&sr=8-1

  • Psalm 46 A Mighty Fortress is our God

    Psalm 46 A Mighty Fortress is our God

    26/04/2020 Duration: 44min

    How can we have hope amid such financial and economic insecurity in this COVID-19 pandemic? Psalm 46 reminds us that our Most High God rules supremely above all earthly powers. We can rest confidently in our ever present Lord who promises to always be with us. www.seancole.net

  • History of Provisionism Corporate Election--A Historical and Critical Overview

    History of Provisionism Corporate Election--A Historical and Critical Overview

    24/04/2020 Duration: 01h08min

    How old is the corporate view of election in church history? Dr. Sean Cole's hypothesis is that the predominant views in church history were the Calvinistic unconditional election view and the Arminian foreknowledge view. It was not until the 1950's with the prolific influence of Karl Barth that the corporate view of election became popular. Within Southern Baptist circles, the venerable Herschel Hobbs made this view a mainstay and it has influenced the Traditional SBC/Provisioinist movement today. What does Ephesians 1:4-13 teach? Listen as Sean Cole gives a historical and critical overview of the corporate view of election. Check out Sean's new book "Your Identity in the Trinity" at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Identity-Trinity-Discovering-Gospel-ebook/dp/B07RWTJK9K/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1562027097&sr=8-1 www.seancole.net

  • Psalm 23 The LORD is my Shepherd

    Psalm 23 The LORD is my Shepherd

    19/04/2020 Duration: 47min

    Pastor Sean starts a new sermon series called "Hope in the Psalms." In Psalm 23, we see SEVEN ways Jesus graciously provides for all our needs. www.seancole.net

  • Your Greatest Need EASTER 2020 Sermon

    Your Greatest Need EASTER 2020 Sermon

    19/04/2020 Duration: 41min

    What do we learn from "Doubting Thomas" in regard to Jesus' resurrection? Your stubborn sin of unbelief needs to be overcome by a personal encounter with Jesus as your Lord and your God! Is there such a thing as "false faith" versus authentic saving faith? Listen and find out. www.seancole.net

  • COVID-19 and Eternal Security

    COVID-19 and Eternal Security

    13/04/2020 Duration: 49min

    Last summer, Dr. Sean Cole did a series on the Canons of Dort in recognition of the 400 year anniversary. He never got around to doing the Fifth point of doctrine--Perseverance of the Saints. How does the doctrine of eternal security give us confidence and security in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic? This is the first podcast where he also combined it with a Facebook Live Stream. You can watch the video at: https://ebc-online.org/sermon-video www.seancole.net

  • Nehemiah 9 and REVIVAL in a pandemic

    Nehemiah 9 and REVIVAL in a pandemic

    05/04/2020 Duration: 32min

    What is God doing in this COVID-19 pandemic? Are we praying for revival and spiritual awakening for God's church during this time? What can we learn about revival from God's WORD? Nehemiah 9 shows the importance of confession and repentant prrayer during times of great awakenings. www.seancole.net

  • The Victory of Sacrifice ISAIAH 53:10-12

    The Victory of Sacrifice ISAIAH 53:10-12

    05/04/2020 Duration: 44min

    Pastor Sean Cole preaches the final sermon on Isaiah 53 for Palm Sunday. Jesus accomplished the will of the Father, accounts us as righteous by faith alone, and won the victory in his death, burial, and resurrection. www.seancole.net

  • Gods Sovereignty and Goodness and COVID-19

    God's Sovereignty and Goodness and COVID-19

    02/04/2020 Duration: 50min

    If you don't believe that God has an eternal, immutable decree and that He is simultaneously good, then you will struggle during this COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Sean Cole explores these two issues and dives into Isaiah 46:9-10 and other passages. May this podcast be a source of encouragement and truth to help your soul stay anchored in our sovereign God during such a time as this. www.seancole.net

  • Nehemiah 8: REVIVAL through a RECOVERY of Gods Word

    Nehemiah 8: REVIVAL through a RECOVERY of God's Word

    01/04/2020 Duration: 29min

    What are the marks of genuine revival? Dr. Sean Cole begins a new mini teaching from Nehemiah Chapters 8-10 which give us a biblical example of God's outpouring on a group of people. The first mark of revival is a renewed hunger, submission, and preaching of God's Word. www.seancole.net.

  • Isaiah 53:7-9 The Justice of Injustice

    Isaiah 53:7-9 The Justice of Injustice

    29/03/2020 Duration: 43min

    Isaiah tells us that Jesus went to the cross willingly, suffered unjustly, and died innocently as our Lamb. How do we respond to these truths as we approach Easter? www.seancole.net

  • COVID-19 and Gods Absolute Sovereignty

    COVID-19 and God's Absolute Sovereignty

    28/03/2020 Duration: 39min

    Dr. Cole sees two negative responses from believers during this COVID-19 pandemic: (1) fear and panic, and (2) resentment and anger toward our governing authorities. He addresses both of these by teaching on (1) God's absolute sovereignty over all things, and (2) how should we respond to the government? Then he concludes with how we should respond overall to what God is doing through this situation. www.seancole.net

  • COVID-19 and Hope in the Gospel

    COVID-19 and Hope in the Gospel

    24/03/2020 Duration: 22min

    What is the gospel? Why is it so important to focus on the good news of Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection during this coronavirus pandemic? Pastor Sean gave encoruagement to his church family on a Facebook live video. Here is the audio from this short teaching. www.seancole.net

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