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Bible Study Podcast

Wes McAdams

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Bible study with one primary goal, learn to love like Jesus. Join Wes McAdams for in-depth, encouraging, and relevant studies of biblical passages and biblical topics. Formerly, CrossTalk Podcast.
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What+is+the+Kingdom+of+Heaven+%28Part+4%29%3A+Hidden+Treasure+and+Valuable+Pearl
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What+is+the+Kingdom+of+Heaven+%28Part+4%29%3A+Hidden+Treasure+and+Valuable+Pearl
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What+is+the+Kingdom+of+Heaven+%28Part+4%29%3A+Hidden+Treasure+and+Valuable+Pearl
access_time12 days ago
What+is+the+Kingdom+of+Heaven+%28Part+3%29%3A+Mustard+Seed+and+Leaven
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What+is+the+Kingdom+of+Heaven+%28Part+3%29%3A+Mustard+Seed+and+Leaven
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What+is+the+Kingdom+of+Heaven+%28Part+3%29%3A+Mustard+Seed+and+Leaven
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What+is+the+Kingdom+of+Heaven+%28Part+2%29%3A+The+Parable+of+Wheat+and+Tares
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What+is+the+Kingdom+of+Heaven+%28Part+2%29%3A+The+Parable+of+Wheat+and+Tares
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What+is+the+Kingdom+of+Heaven+%28Part+2%29%3A+The+Parable+of+Wheat+and+Tares
access_time26 days ago
What+is+the+Kingdom+of+Heaven%3A+The+Parable+of+the+Soils
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What+is+the+Kingdom+of+Heaven%3A+The+Parable+of+the+Soils
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What+is+the+Kingdom+of+Heaven%3A+The+Parable+of+the+Soils
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Asking+Better+Bible+Questions+%28Part+Two%29
access_time4 months ago
In this episode of the Bible Study Podcast, Wes and Travis continue their discussion on asking better Bible questions. What is an assumption? What assumptions do we make when we study the Bible? What can the Sadducees teach us about making assumptions when we study the Bible? How can we develop better assumptions?
Asking+Better+Bible+Questions+%28Part+One%29
access_time5 months ago
On this episode of the Bible Study Podcast, Travis and Wes discuss how to ask better questions when we are reading and studying the Bible. How are we supposed to approach scripture as followers of Jesus? What's the difference between deductive and inductive Bible study? Does the Bible answer all of our questions?
Racism+and+the+Early+Church+%28Part+Two%29
access_time6 months ago
In this week’s episode, Wes continues his conversation on racism in the early church with Andrew, the host of the popular “Post-Apostolic Church” YouTube channel. Racism, classism, and other forms of discrimination have plagued our world for centuries. Not only is the church wrestling with these issues today, Christians in the First, Second, and Third centuries dealt with them as well. We will allow some of the theologians and leaders from the early church to help us think through how we should treat one another as followers of Jesus. If you missed Part One of this conversation, you can find it here.
Racism+and+the+Early+Church+%28Part+One%29
access_time6 months ago
Racism, classism, and other forms of discrimination have plagued our world for centuries. Not only is the church wrestling with these issues today, Christians in the First, Second, and Third centuries dealt with them as well. On this week’s episode, Wes discusses racism in the early church with Andrew, the host of the popular “Post-Apostolic Church” YouTube channel. Quotes from church leaders, living in the centuries following the apostles, can be incredibly helpful for those of us trying to live out the Gospel today.
Forgiveness+and+Reconciliation%3A+What+Does+the+Bible+Say+About+Forgiveness%3F
access_time7 months ago
On this episode of the Bible Study Podcast, Travis and Wes discuss a listener's question about the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation. Is there a difference? Wes walks through the parable of the Unforgiving Servant, which reminds us that when we have an opportunity to forgive, we are being given the chance to reenact the forgiveness Christ has given us.
Questions+About+Death%3A+Where+Do+We+Go+and+Is+Cremation+Wrong%3F
access_time7 months ago
On this episode of the Bible Study Podcast, Travis and Wes discuss two questions from listeners that both revolve around the issue of death and resurrection. If our bodies will be raised and transformed, is it wrong for a Christian to be cremated? Also, between death and resurrection, where do our spirits reside? Though these are sensitive questions, we pray you find encouragement and hope from this study.
New+Heavens+and+New+Earth+%28Part+Two%29
access_time8 months ago
In today's Bible study, we continue to discuss our hope for "new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells" (2 Peter 3:13). If you haven't had a chance to listen to the first episode in this "New Heavens, New Earth" series or to last year's conversation with Joshua Pappas, you might want to listen to those conversations as well.
New+Heavens+and+New+Earth+%28Part+One%29
access_time8 months ago
In today's Bible study, we explore the biblical phrase, "New heavens and new earth." It may surprise you to learn that the Bible never says Christians are waiting to go to heaven, but it does say we are "waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells" (2 Peter 3:13). This is the first part of a two-part series, so make sure you subscribe to the podcast, so you don't miss the second part of the "new heavens new earth" series.
Son+of+Man+%28Part+Two%29
access_time9 months ago
In today's Bible study, we continue to discuss Jesus' favorite title for himself, "Son of Man." If you haven't had a chance to listen to the first episode in this series, make sure you go back and listen to that episode as well. Understanding Jesus' humanity and his role in our lives, as well as his role in the Universe, is of the utmost importance. We hope you are encouraged by this Bible study.
Son+of+Man+%28Part+One%29
access_time9 months ago
In today's Bible study, we talk about Jesus' favorite title for himself, "Son of Man." In the Bible, what does "Son of Man" mean and, specifically, what does it mean for Jesus to be the "Son of Man"? Most importantly, what relevance does Jesus' humanity have to our lives today? This is the first of a two-part series. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast, so you don't miss the second part of this series.
Role+of+Women%3A+Can+Women+Serve+Communion
access_time9 months ago
Today’s Bible study question comes from a listener named Charles, who asks, “Wes, Is it right or wrong for women to serve the communion, as long as they are not leading prayer or reading scripture?” Wes and Travis discuss this issue. We hope this discussion is unifying, rather than divisive.
Elders+and+Marriage%3A+The+Husband+of+One+Wife
access_time10 months ago
In today’s Bible study, Wes and Travis discuss an email from a listener named Gayla, who wants to know about various applications of 1 Timothy 3:2. Does being the husband of one wife disqualify men who have been divorced? What about men who have been widowed? This discussion impacts many churches and we hope it is helpful.
Overeating+and+Gluttony%3A+What+Does+the+Bible+Say+About+the+Way+We+Eat%3F
access_time10 months ago
In today’s Bible study, Wes and Travis discuss a listener’s question about obesity, gluttony, and overeating. What does the Bible say on this issue? Is overeating a spiritual issue? How might our relationship with God help us deal with this issue? We hope you find this study and discussion helpful.
Saved+by+Faith%3A+At+What+Point+Are+We+Saved%3F
access_time10 months ago
Welcome back to the Radically Christian Bible Study podcast! In the first Bible study of 2020, Wes and Travis discuss a listener’s question about faith, baptism, and salvation. In part, the listener would like to know how to respond to those who believe a person is saved before baptism. Hope you find this conversation helpful and encouraging.
Thank+You%3A+The+Last+Episode+of+2019
access_time11 months ago
Travis and Wes want to thank you all for listening and participating in these Bible study conversations. This will be the last episode for 2019, but plans are already being made for more Bible studies in 2020. Stay tuned.
The+Congregation%3A+What+is+Your+Responsibility+to+the+Local+Church%3F
access_time12 months ago
In today’s Bible study Wes and Travis talk about each individual Christian’s obligation to the local church family. Should we try to be at every church service? Is it wrong to be out of town on the weekends, leaving our church family’s short-handed? What should leaders in small congregations do to encourage participation in church events and gatherings?
Head+Coverings%3A+How+Does+1+Corinthians+11+Apply+Today%3F
access_time12 months ago
In today’s Bible study, Wes and Travis discuss Paul’s instructions about hair length and head coverings in 1 Corinthians 11? Should men not have long hair? Should women cover their head in church? Were these simply cultural issues that have no modern application, or are there lessons and principles from 1 Corinthians 11 that still apply today?
Religious+Holidays%3A+Do+Christians+Have+Authority+to+Celebrate+Holidays
access_time12 months ago
In today's Bible study we answer a voicemail question from Rachel about celebrating religious holidays, like Christmas and Easter. Is there a biblical precedent for celebrating these man-made religious holidays? Should Christians be in favor, opposed, or indifferent to the celebrations? And perhaps, most importantly, how do we treat those with whom we disagree?
Bible+in+Context%3A+Thoughts+on+Studying+the+Bible
access_time1 year ago
In today’s Bible study we discuss what context means, why context is so important, and how to actually consider the context of a passage when studying the Bible. We also discuss the lens through which every passage of the Bible should be read. We hope you enjoy this Bible study.
Singing+with+the+Church%3A+Why+I+Believe+in+A+cappella+Singing
access_time1 year ago
In today’s Bible study, we discuss what the New Testament says about singing and why many choose to sing a cappella in the worship assembly. But even more important than “how” we sing, we explore the biblical reasons for “why” we sing. We hope you enjoy this Bible study.
Justice+and+Mercy%3A+How+Christians+responded+to+Botham+Jean%E2%80%99s+Murder
access_time1 year ago
Today's Bible study revolves around the issues of justice, racial reconciliation, mercy, and forgiveness. These topics have been top of mind lately after the recent shooting of Botham Jean and the trial of former Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger. 
Holy+Spirit%3A+How+Does+the+Holy+Spirit+Speak+to+Us+Today%3F
access_time1 year ago
Today's Bible Study revolves around an excellent question that was posted in the Radically Christian Facebook community. The question was, "Does the Holy Spirit speak to believers? I am being told by our brethren that the Holy Spirit was only for the apostles and only until the Word was complete. I am having difficulty understanding this. Please help me as I continue to read the Word and prayerfully seek to understand.
The+Gospel%3A+What+does+%E2%80%9CGospel%E2%80%9D+mean+in+the+Bible%3F
access_time1 year ago
Today’s Bible study will dig deep on the word, “Gospel.” We talk about Gospel preaching, Gospel singers, the four Gospels, but what does this word “Gospel” actually mean? Is it about how to go to heaven when we die or is it something more? Let’s consider what the whole Bible, both New and Old Testament, has to say on the topic of the Gospel.
1+Peter+3%3A21%3A+How+Does+Baptism+Save+Us%3F
access_time1 year ago
Today’s Bible study will explore 1 Peter 3:21, where Peter writes, “Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” Before we discuss baptism, we need to know what “save” refers to in the […]
Spiritually+Dead%3A+Is+%E2%80%9CSpiritual+Death%E2%80%9D+in+the+Bible%3F
access_time1 year ago
Today’s Bible study will cover the topic of being “spiritually dead.” What do people mean when they say a person is spiritually dead? Is the idea of being spiritually dead actually found in the Bible? Is there a different way, a more biblical way, to understand passages like Ephesians 2:1, “dead in the trespasses and […]
Changes+to+the+Podcast+%E2%80%93+CrossTalk+S4E13
access_time1 year ago
There are some big changes coming to the podcast! Instead of the CrossTalk format, in which we typically have an informal conversation about "life and faith," we will start having more in-depth Bible studies on topics and passages about which you're curious.
Music+in+the+Old+Testament+%E2%80%93+CrossTalk+S4E12
access_time1 year ago
On today's episode, I have an argument with myself about instrumental music in the Old Testament. A few years back, I wrote an article about the use of instrumental music in Old Testament worship, but reading that article today makes me cringe because I have changed a lot since then. Though I still believe it is best for churches to sing a cappella, many of my thoughts and arguments in that article were just wrong. So, on today's episode, I sat down with my old article and argued with myself.
The+Holy+Spirit+%E2%80%93+CrossTalk+S4E11
access_time1 year ago
Today's discussion about the Holy Spirit is a conversation I had with my friend Scott Elliott. Scott is doing a series of video interviews, called, "Five Questions." He asked me to be a guest on his series to discuss five questions on the Holy Spirit. He graciously allowed me to share the audio of that conversation with you.
Theories+of+Atonement+%E2%80%93+CrossTalk+S4E10
access_time1 year ago
What does it mean for Jesus to have died for our sins? In this episode, my friend Stephen Scaggs joins me to talk about various "theories" of atonement. In other words, various ways theologians have understood the mechanics of how the blood of Jesus covers the sins of Jesus' people.
Thoughts+on+Marriage+%E2%80%93+CrossTalk+S4E9
access_time1 year ago
I couldn't ask for a better wife than the one with whom God blessed me. My wife, Hollee McAdams, joins me on the CrossTalk Podcast to talk about marriage. We talk about our marriage specifically, but also marriage in general. Together Hollee and I responded to the following questions and topics, submitted by members of the Radically Christian Community...
Talking+to+an+Atheist+%E2%80%93+CrossTalk+S4E8
access_time1 year ago
Today's conversation is different than other conversations on this podcast. I typically have conversations on the show with Christians "about life and faith,"but today's conversation is with my friend Brad Willett, who is not a Christian. In fact, Brad does not believe in God at all. He and I have been talking via email and social media for a couple of years and though we have a very different worldview and disagree with one another on fundamental questions, I am thankful to know him.
Church+of+Christ+News+%E2%80%93+CrossTalk+S4E7
access_time1 year ago
What are some of the encouraging things happening in churches of Christ throughout the world? Bobby Ross Jr., the Editor-in-Chief at The Christian Chronicle shares his thoughts about some of the things happening in churches of Christ across the nation and the world. If you're not familiar with The Christian Chronicle, it is an international newspaper that reports on new concerning churches of Christ.
Teaching+Bible+with+Video+%E2%80%93+CrossTalk+S4E6
access_time1 year ago
If you're a Bible class teacher, a parent, or anyone who wants to share the truth of Scripture with others, have you ever considered how video might be a helpful tool for sharing the story of Scripture? This week I would like to invite you to listen to a conversation I had with two of my friends from Appian Media, Justin Dobbs and Stuart Peck. Appian Media also has a special giveaway exclusively for listeners to this podcast (available for a short time). Just visit AppianMedia.org/crosstalk.
Defending+Your+Faith+%E2%80%93+CrossTalk+S4E5
access_time1 year ago
This week's guest is Dean Meadows, the Executive Director of The Daily Apologist. Dean is incredibly passionate about helping young Christians defend their faith. It is important for every Christian to be able to defend what we believe, but it is especially important for young people who are facing a barrage of arguments from secular friends and professors.
Life+as+a+Missionary+%E2%80%93+CrossTalk+S4E4
access_time1 year ago
This week's guest is Pamela Maxwell (my younger sister), who was a missionary in both France and Scotland. In this conversation, we visit about why she became a missionary, what she experienced on the mission field, some of the unique challenges she faced when she was a single woman working as a missionary, and more. I hope you are encouraged by this conversation.
New+Heavens+New+Earth+%E2%80%93+CrossTalk+S4E3
access_time1 year ago
What will happen when Jesus returns? Will the earth, and all material things, cease to exist? That's what I grew up believing. However, I began to realize the Bible speaks of the meek inheriting the earth (Matthew 5:5) and the saved receiving "new heavens and a new earth" (2 Peter 3:13). I didn't know what to do with these passages: will there be a new earth to inherit or no earth to inherit?
Loving+Muslim+Neighbors+%E2%80%93+CrossTalk+S4E2
access_time1 year ago
I don't say this lightly, this will probably be the best thing you listen to all day. In this episode, Iraqi-born Wissam Al-Aethawi shares the story of how he converted from Islam to Christ. He now preaches the gospel to Muslims in Michigan and travels extensively helping Christians understand, love, and share the gospel with their Muslim neighbors.
Movies+Christians+Watch+%E2%80%93+CrossTalk+S4E1
access_time1 year ago
CrossTalk season 4 is finally here! I am so excited to release some of these great conversations I have, so you can be blessed by them as much as I have been! Today's conversation is one I recorded with my friend Scott Elliott, who preaches in La Grange, Texas. I've entitled this episode, "Movies Christians Watch.
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