The Whole Counsel

The Whole Counsel

A weekly podcast about who God is and how to live in light of Him. Dr. John Snyder, of Christ Church New Albany and author of the Behold Your God study series, and Chuck Baggett, co-pastor of Christ Church New Albany, discuss the realities of God and how we are to worship, learn, and live in light of who God is. They often use writers and authors of the past for help. https://www.mediagratiae.org/podcasts-1/the-whole-counsel

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  • Servant Songs II - The Whole Counsel

    There are commands that bookend the Servant Songs: look. We are to behold the coming Christ. While this command is sweet, it is necessary for our spiritual life. We must not look to this as something extra, as a desert to an already filled life. This is as necessary to us as food and water. It is...

  • Servant Songs I: Context and Backdrop - The Whole Counsel

    Chuck is still on vacation and rather than moving forward with Salvation in Full Color without him, we decided to start a short series walking through the Servant Songs of Isaiah. This week John gives important information that we need to have before going into the specific chapters.

    Original vi...

  • Chapel Hill Library - The Whole Counsel

    This week Chuck is on vacation with his family. John wanted to take the opportunity and present you with a trustworthy ministry that has been a blessing to him for decades. That ministry is Chapel Library, a ministry of Mount Zion Bible Church.

    Listen to this week's episode to learn about how Ch...

  • Justification by Faith (Samuel Blair) - The Whole Counsel

    Samuel Blair was a godly minister and used by the Lord in the Second Great Awakening. He was also a teacher. Blair was much heavier on the doctrine than the application.

    Blair’s sermon is entitled “The Gospel-Method of Salvation” and his text is Romans 10:4: “For Christ is the end of the law for...

  • Repentance (Samuel Davies) - The Whole Counsel

    “Repent, you must either in time or eternity, upon earth, or in hell. You cannot possibly avoid it. The question is not, Shall I repent? for that is beyond a doubt. But the question is, “Shall I repent now when it may reform and save me; or shall I put it off to the eternal world, when my repenta...

  • Seeking the Lord (Devereux Jarratt) - The Whole Counsel

    John and Chuck have mentioned a few times the importance of the order of the sermons presented in Salvation in Full Color. This week bears the fruit of that importance as it is the first sermon describing the sinner's response to God's rights, our need of regeneration, and the hope of the work of...

  • Hymn Stories (Ryan Bush) - The Whole Counsel

    We have mentioned the beauty and importance of hymns before, but in this special episode, John is joined by Ryan Bush, host of the podcast Hymn Stories, a weekly podcast that gives a glimpse into the lives and stories behind our favorite hymns.

    During their conversation, John and Ryan discuss wh...

  • Family Worship and How You Can Do It - The Whole Counsel

    This week John sits down with Ryan Bush, editor of the Guide to Family Worship and teacher of the Practical Guide to Family Worship Bible Study Set. They discuss their experiences and obstacles to leading their families in worship and give practical tips you can apply right now to lead your famil...

  • The Work of the Holy Spirit (George Whitefield) - The Whole Counsel

    Who is the Holy Spirit and what is His role in turning someone from a person who hates the law of God to someone who loves to meditate on it night and day? George Whitefield explains that while spending a great deal of his time pleading with sinners to cry out to the Holy Spirit to do the work th...

  • Effectual Calling (Ebenezer Pemberton) - The Whole Counsel

    What is the effectual calling of the Lord to a rebellious soul? What makes it different than the normal conviction someone feels when listening to a sermon or reading Scripture? While the term may be unfamiliar in today's culture, its reality has been experienced by every true Christian.

    Purchas...

  • Elders and Deacons (Part 2) - The Whole Counsel

    Chuck and Teddy conclude their discussion on the qualifications of elders and deacons in this week's episode. While there are specifics edicts, the principle behind each of them is that an elder and deacons must be a man "above reproach."

    Show Notes: www.mediagratiae.org/blog/elders-and-deacons-...

  • Elders and Deacons (Part I) - The Whole Counsel

    This week Chuck is joined by Teddy James to discuss the importance of an elder's character. Chuck has been preaching through the qualifications of elders and deacons for several weeks at Christ Church New Albany. 

    Listen to Chuck's series here:
    https://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?sortby=added...

  • Regeneration - The Whole Counsel

    Richard Owen Roberts says regeneration is one of the most important doctrines American Evangelicalism must reexamine. That is a bold statement, but it bears much truth. This week's sermon by Jonathan Dickinson, "The Nature and Necessity of Regeneration" is a prime example of how much understandin...

  • 10 Shekels and a Shirt (Paris Reidhead) - The Whole Counsel

    In this concluding episode of 10 Shekels and a Shirt, Paris Reidhead takes a deep dive into what is wrong with a man-centered gospel. John also shares his first exposure to this sermon and how God used it in the early life of Christ Church New Albany.

    For the text of the sermon and show notes, v...

  • The Atonement (Solomon Stoddard) - The Whole Counsel

    When it comes to the atonement of Christ's death, we are again presented with the importance of grasping the bigness of God, our sin, and His love. But what is the atonement and how can the death of one man atone for all the sins of every Christian in history? These are weighty questions deservin...

  • Finishing Well - The Whole Counsel

    A few months ago we recorded a special episode with our friend Joel Tiegreen. Joel served as a missionary to the country of Turkey for five years. While there he was diagnosed with cancer. In the discussion, we asked how we could pray for Joel and he asked that we pray he would finish his race we...

  • Divine Love (John Witherspoon) - The Whole Counsel

    "God loves you." That statement, divorced of the knowledge of the character of God or depth of man's depravity, is empty. But after spending time learning who God is and seeing Him as He presents Himself in Scripture, and contrasting His pure holiness to our rebellion and wickedness, it has an in...

  • Benefits and Dangers of Reading Old Writers - The Whole Counsel

    Anyone who has been around The Whole Counsel long enough will know we love reading from the old writers and preachers. We believe there are incredible benefits to reading from men and women who were particularly gifted by God to speak truth into their times.

    But as much as we love reading them,...

  • Dead Works - The Whole Counsel

    Salvation is no easy feat for man. In fact, it is impossible for man to save himself. It is a work only God can do. But that begs the question, Why is it so hard for a man to be saved? Why is it impossible for man to save himself?

    John and Chuck dissect the sermon The Righteous Are Scarcely Sav...

  • The Heinousness of Sin - The Whole Counsel

    Why does sin bother the Christian? It is because God gives His children an understanding of the ugliness of sin that an unbeliever simply cannot grasp. David's prayer, "Against you and you only have I sinned." is incomprehensible to one who does not understand sin.

    Presenting a biblical picture...

  • Total Depravity - The Whole Counsel

    Few doctrines have been so misunderstood or abused as that of total depravity. However, it is an important truth we must wrestle with in order to understand biblical salvation.

    In this week's episode, John Snyder and Chuck Baggett highlight a sermon preached by Gilbert Tennent titled "The Wretc...

  • The Law of God - The Whole Counsel

    In this week's episode, John and Chuck discuss a sermon preached by Samuel Hopkins on the Law of God from Romans 7:7. What is the Old Testament Law? It is an expression of God's character. It is perfect, infinite, authoritative, and beautiful to the believer. It is hated, despised, and ugly to th...

  • The Character of God - The Whole Counsel

    This week John and Chuck dive into the first sermon from the book Salvation in Full Color. Preached by Timothy Dwight, the sermon focuses on the character of God. The duo share why salvation and Christianity must begin with who God is, and therefore who Jesus is.
    To read the text of the sermon an...

  • Salvation in Full Color - The Whole Counsel

    In this inaugural episode of The Whole Counsel (previously The Behold Your God Podcast) John introduces several of the changes to the podcast. We are in a new location, we have a new cohost (welcome Chuck Baggett) and we have a new sound. But lots of things are staying the same. We are still disc...