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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  • Servants of Righteousness II - The Whole Counsel

    Since the beginning of this podcast, we have often pointed you to the Banner of Truth Trust for very careful, helpful books. That book publisher was started by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, a pastor in London in early-mid 1900s. While we have pointed you to Lloyd-Jones, we have never truly shared one o...

  • Servants of Righteousness I - The Whole Counsel

    Since the beginning of this podcast, we have often pointed you to the Banner of Truth Trust for very careful, helpful books. That book publisher was started by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, a pastor in London in early-mid 1900s. While we have pointed you to Lloyd-Jones, we have never shared one of his ...

  • Psalm 119 VIII: Six Pictures of Real Liberty

    This is our final episode focusing on Psalm 119. This week, John hones in on Psalm 119:44-45 with an emphasis on the liberty presented in these two verses. Liberty is a word Americans love to consider, but the cultural definition of that word is often not influenced by Scripture. John gives us si...

  • Psalm 119 VII: The Meaning of True Liberty - The Whole Counsel

    Freedom is a precious thing. Throughout history, cultures have valued it, gone to war over it, and individuals have sacrificed their lives for it. But there is a freedom that is more precious.

    In today’s episode of The Whole Counsel, John Snyder discusses the meaning of the true spiritual freedo...

  • Psalm 119 VI: A Prayer for Dark Seasons - The Whole Counsel

    We don’t know when Psalm 119 was written, but we do know it was written after man’s fall. This means the writer knew what it was to experience different seasons of the soul. He knew the warm joy of springtime, and the dreary darkness of winter. The prolonged dark seasons are particularly dangerou...

  • Psalm 119 V: The Peril of Half-Heartedness - The Whole Counsel

    The Christian life must be one of balance. In this particular verse of Psalm 119, we see that balance exemplified between heart and will; between the weight of our desires and emotions versus our duties as children of a King.

    This protects us from sentimentalism and legalism. in other words, the...

  • Psalm 119 IV: The Practical Balance of Dependence and Duty - The Whole Counsel

    We often speak of balance in the Christian life on our podcast. That is especially true this week as we discuss the balance of dependence and action, heart and will. We are called to live holy lives, but we can only do that by leaning wholly on Christ. But there is danger in this reality because ...

  • Psalm 119 III: Into the Psalmist’s Prayer Closet - The Whole Counsel

    Today on the Whole Counsel Podcast, John turns from the introductory observations in the early verses of Psalm 119 to the Godward cries of the Psalmist’s heart that begin in Psalm 119:4-5. Beginning in these verses, we get the chance to follow the Psalmist into his prayer closet; verses 4-5 show ...

  • Psalm 119 II: The Happiest Life - The Whole Counsel

    What does an appropriate balance between heart, mind, and life look like for the Christian? What role does the law play in the Christian’s life? How should we approach Psalm 119? In today’s episode of the Whole Counsel, John discusses these topics and addresses an important issue that is foundati...

  • Psalm 119: An Introduction - The Whole Counsel

    We bring our short series on Christian liberty to an early close this week to begin a series on Psalm 119. As individuals, a team, and a body at Christ Church New Albany, we have been studying Psalm 119 and found truths that have greatly encouraged us and benefitted our souls. Now, we want to sha...

  • Six Roadsigns for Christian Liberty - The Whole Counsel

    This week’s episode is a bit different from our usual setup. To begin, we are back in John’s office, but not like we have ever been before. This week you get to John’s office as it usually is, piled with books. But there is a method to our madness: we want to highlight some of the messy edges of ...

  • Living with the True God: Lessons from Judges - The Whole Counsel

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    This is the final episode of highlighting materials Media Gratiae has produced outside o...

  • Special Episode IV: A Practical Guide to Family Worship - The Whole Counsel

    For this week’s special episode, we present a study written and taught by Dr. Ryan Bush on the discipline of family worship. The ancient practice is largely lost in our modern Christian communities. But it is slowly being rediscovered by families across the globe. However, many need help to under...

  • Special Episode III: The Church - The Whole Counsel

    In The Church Bible Study Set, we seek to present the story of God's faithfulness as seen in 2,000 years of New Testament history. Over the course of this 12-week study, we take you to Carthage, Rome, Switzerland, Geneva, England, and more.

    This week's episode is one of the 12 sessions from The...

  • Consider Revival V: Seeking Revival Practically - The Whole Counsel

    This is the fifth and final episode of John Snyder and Steve Crampton discussing revival. Last week they introduced a little book called *The Causes of the Lord’s Wrath against Scotland Manifested in His Sad, Late Dispensations.* In that book, Presbyterian pastors across Scotland joined together ...

  • Consider Revival IV: Repenting Leaders - The Whole Counsel

    After three weeks of looking at Old Testament accounts of God’s nearness—what we would call “revival” today—John Snyder and Steve Crampton begin this week to examine a historical revival mentioned earlier in the series.

    This revival took place in Scotland in the 17th century. Before it began, ...

  • Consider Revival III: God’s Response to the Enemy’s Lies - The Whole Counsel

    *The audio this week is a little “off.” Due to a technical difficulty we had to use our secondary audio. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Hezekiah, as John and Steve discussed last week, was not a perfect king. But he was faithful. He trusted in the Lord and His hand. He destroyed the idols a...

  • Consider Revival II: Hezekiah's Repentance - The Whole Counsel

    The story of Hezekiah is one of God's faithfulness. The king came from a line of wicked fathers who abandoned God. But Hezekiah's heart was turned toward God and He drew near to His people. We would call that a revival. In this episode, John and Steve Crampton discuss this Old Testament revival a...

  • Consider Revival I: Nineveh - The Whole Counsel

    We are all aware of the story of Nineveh, but how many of us ever looked to this story to learn how we should pray for revival? John is joined by Steve Crampton, a member of Christ Church New Albany, to see what we can learn from Jonah and the pagans of Nineveh.

    Original video:
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  • God's Kindness to One Sinner - The Whole Counsel

    We spent three weeks skipping along the surface of Hebrews. There is so much more we would love to say. But we take a turn in this episode to see how God applied the priestly work of Jesus to the life of one sinner: Jordan Thomas. Like so many in our evangelical culture, Jordan prayed a prayer as...

  • Hebrews III: The Offering of the Body of Jesus - The Whole Counsel

    This week, we return to our series on Hebrews with Jordan Thomas. We spent the first episode on the first chapter of the epistle and the second contemplating the command to look upon Jesus. In this third episode, John and Jordan take a look at Hebrews 10 and Jesus' bloody, complete, and perfect s...

  • Principles for Christian Reading (Part 2) - The Whole Counsel

    Last week we talked with Jeremy Walker about the first five of six principles in having a balanced reading diet in 2022. This week we pick up with the sixth principle and then get to our annual recommended books list.

    Original video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxW3M4EU8hA

  • Principles for Christian Reading (Part 1) - The Whole Counsel

    We love books. That is no secret to anyone who has been watched or listened to Media Gratiae over the years. And for long-time viewers, you know we take one or two episodes every year to share some book recommendations for the upcoming year.

    This year we called on Jeremy Walker to join us in our...

  • Hebrews II: Looking Unto Jesus - The Whole Counsel

    John continues discussing the book of Hebrews with Jordan Thomas this week. Taking their cues from Hebrews 12, John and Jordan discuss how we are to live our lives looking unto Jesus.

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders ...