North Avenue Church Podcast
What is Going on with Kanye?

What is Going on with Kanye?

October 26, 2019

You may have been hearing a lot today about Kayne West's new album "Jesus is King." Here is some background information on what has been happening to Kanye this year.

[Two of the Adam Tyson interviews that Mark used for this are located here and here. Adam's message on Isaiah 6 is here. His message on John 3:16 from Salt Lake City is here (starting at 24:13).]

Getting Into the Weeds: Why James 4:5 is so Hard to Translate

Getting Into the Weeds: Why James 4:5 is so Hard to Translate

October 25, 2019

James 4:5 is one of the hardest verses to translate in the New Testament. What makes it so challenging and what does the verse really mean? While it is hard to have total certainty, we can at least begin to move toward some solutions. And maybe our exercise here will help us think more critically and (we hope!) accurately regarding other passages in the future.

"Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us?" (James 4:5 NIV)

Cravings Cause Conflicts | James 4:1-6

Cravings Cause Conflicts | James 4:1-6

October 22, 2019

Underneath all human conflicts rest sinful cravings. These cravings need to be brought into the light so that we can know why we do the things we do and so that we can seek God's gracious help.

Leaving Under The Lord’s Watch | Exodus 12:29-51

Leaving Under The Lord’s Watch | Exodus 12:29-51

October 21, 2019

Scott powerfully shows us how the Lord was 'watching' over Israel on this night which was never to be forgotten.

Head Coverings, Hairstyles, and Headship | 1 Corinthians 11:1-16

Head Coverings, Hairstyles, and Headship | 1 Corinthians 11:1-16

October 16, 2019

We spent an hour walking through one of the most difficult passages in the New Testament tonight. Believe it or not, this strange and perplexing passage really does have application to our churches today.

Passover: Saved by the Blood of the Lamb | Exodus 12:1-28

Passover: Saved by the Blood of the Lamb | Exodus 12:1-28

October 14, 2019

Many Christians are familiar with Passover but can easily overlook the details of what happened and why. This event powerfully points forward to Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

True and False Wisdom | James 3:13-18

True and False Wisdom | James 3:13-18

October 13, 2019

Jerry, Mark, and Tyler walked through this brief but dense passage where we see the difference between the "wisdom from above" and false claim to wisdom that is actually worldly.

Why the Death of the Firstborn? | Exodus 11

Why the Death of the Firstborn? | Exodus 11

October 7, 2019

This passage took us into some deep and weighty places concerning God's sovereignty over Pharaoh's heart and the severity of the last plague.

The Power of the Tongue | James 3:1-12

The Power of the Tongue | James 3:1-12

October 7, 2019

Jerry, Fred, Mark and Bob McAndrew helped us better understand the dangers James warns us about regarding the words that come from our tongues.

[Mark wanted to correct a comment he made: In the New Testament both James 3:9 and 1 Corinthians 11:7 mention man being made in God's image.]

Does James Contradict Paul? | James 2:14-26

Does James Contradict Paul? | James 2:14-26

September 30, 2019

James and Paul seem to directly contradict themselves on the topic of justification. However, if we take a closer look we can see that they actually are in great harmony.

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