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  • Episode 31 - God's Four Part Story - Chapter 3: Redemption
  • Our summer series continues as Kyle, Linda, and Matt take a look at Chapter 3 of God's Four Part Story - Redemption. We answer the question, "What is the Gospel?" and discuss various ways we can encounter and teach the truths of the redemption to our students. How do we walk along students and encourage them to realize Jesus as their savior, first and foremost, rather than as just an example to follow? Matt helps us understand redemption as Jesus "buying us back" from sin because he delights to have a relationship with us.

    Tuesday, July 05, 2022

  • Episode 30 - God's Four Part Story - Chapter 2: Fall
  • Kyle, Linda, and Matt continue our summer with part two of a four part podcast series. Over the summer we are going to be looking at God's four part story of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Consummation. In this episode we take a closer look at the Fall. We discuss sin and the effects of the Fall and how it impacts our relationship with God, our relationship with ourselves, and our relationships with others. We also discuss how we see the effects of the Fall within creation itself. Rebellion, separation from God, guilt, shame and more are all topics covered in this episode.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2022

  • Episode 29 - God's Four Part Story - Chapter 1: Creation
  • Kyle, Linda, and Matt begin our summer with part one of a four part podcast series. Over the summer we are going to be looking at God's four part story of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Consummation. In this episode we take a closer look at Creation. We discuss God as creator, God's image, humans as God's image-bearers, the cultural mandate, and more.

    Tuesday, June 07, 2022

  • Episode 28 - Teaching the Bible: Jonah
  • The book of Jonah is the passage of Scripture that Kyle, Linda, and Matt dive into in this episode. They discuss various approaches to teaching the book of Jonah, including outlines and themes. Historical context is discussed to help listeners, and in turn, our students better understand the setting, meaning, and message of this text. Ideas of evil, sin, and the greatness of God's mercy are topics covered. We also address the possibility that students are so familiar with this story that they may have missed some of the key elements we can learn from, and how to encourage them to dig deeper in the Bible study.

    Tuesday, May 24, 2022

  • Episode 27 - "'Kill the Bear' and Biblically-Saturated Youth Ministry" with Cameron Cole
  • Kyle, Linda, and Matt invite Cameron Cole on as a guest to discuss Rooted Ministry. Cameron offers helpful insights on "Killing the Bear", how to use C.I.A. when teaching the Bible to students, and he also reminds us we have "one shot, one kill." Cameron encourages us to have grace-filled, gospel-centered, and biblically-saturated youth ministries.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

  • Episode 26 - Teaching the Bible: Matthew 7
  • Another episode where we take a look at a passage of Scripture and work to apply it in our youth ministry settings. How do we teach particular passages to students? In this episode we take a look at Matthew 7. What is the proper role of judgement? What does it look to gently correct and restore our brothers and sisters in Christ? Matt, Linda, and Kyle discuss these topics and more in this episode of The Word in Youth Ministry.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2022

  • Episode 25 - "Apologetics" with Sean McDowell
  • Kyle, Linda, and Matt get a chance to interview Sean McDowell. Together they discuss apologetics, popular culture, youth ministry, education and more. Sean McDowell encourages us to ask good questions to get students engaged. He also provides tips on different ways we can incorporate and weave apologetics into our youth ministries. Kyle prompts a conversation about mis-used verses in the Bible and points out a great video resource that Sean has available on YouTube.

    Tuesday, April 12, 2022

  • Episode 24 - Teaching the Bible: James 2:14-26
  • This episode focuses on teaching from James 2: 14-26. We discuss what this passage has to say about works, faith, and justification. We compare what it says to other biblical passages and work to explain and understand how sometimes seemingly different messages actually complement one another. This can spur us on to have great teaching moments and conversations with our students.

    Tuesday, March 29, 2022

  • Episode 23 - "Justification" with Greg Meyer
  • Youth pastor and author Greg Meyer joins Kyle, Linda, and Matt to talk about his book A Student's Guide to Justification. Greg helps us understand his heart for writing the book, and why it's an important topic that we much teach to our students. He offers suggestions on how to approach teaching justification and uses a great personal illustration.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2022

  • Episode 22 - Teaching the Bible: Psalm 73
  • Kyle and Linda hold down the fort while Matt is away. Together they look at how to teach and approach Psalm 73 with practical insights we can use in various youth ministry settings. They also more broadly discuss the benefits of teaching from the Psalms. Kyle explains how understanding literary genres, such as poetry, helps us understand the text in more meaningful ways.

    Tuesday, March 01, 2022

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