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The Joy of Scripture Memorization

The Joy of Scripture Memorization

November 24, 2020

On this special mid-week episode of the Eric Roseberry Podcast, Eric is joined by Dr. Radu Gheorghita. Dr. Gheorghita is a professor of biblical studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

One of the great passions of Dr. Gheorghita's life is scripture memorization. In this episode, he addresses why Christians should memorize scripture, how they can memorize large portions of scripture, and the joy one experiences when the scriptures are known at this level.

You can find the handouts mentioned by Dr. Gheorghita at the bottom of the page here: https://ericroseberry.com/2020/11/24/the-joy-of-scripture-memorization/

Wisdom Is Better

Wisdom Is Better

November 22, 2020

Our culture is swimming in a sea of information. However, for all of the data available to us, we still have trouble answering some fundamental questions about life. This is why we need wisdom. Wisdom helps us make sense of the world and live in a God-honoring way. How can we become wise people? Check out my latest message for more.

Eat, Drink, Enjoy

Eat, Drink, Enjoy

November 15, 2020

There are moments when life makes sense. However, so much of what we experience can feel unexpected and undeserved. Suffering is all around us, and all of us will suffer personally at some point. 

So what hope do we have when life is hard? Yes, we have to remember that God is on his throne and he's in control. but, Solomon also reminds us that we have to be able to find joy in the simple pleasures of this life. Sometimes, the most spiritual thing we can do to endure a difficult season is have a good meal, spend time with people we love, put in a hard day of work, and thank God for the blessings he's given us.

Check out my latest sermon from Ecclesiastes for more.

Worship Over Worry

Worship Over Worry

November 8, 2020

Few things breed fear and anxiety like uncertainty. However, 2020 has been full of uncertainty. From political races to COVID to the personal fallout from these issues, this year has produced deep unhappiness in many Americans. 

So where can we go to find security? Often we're tempted to look in the wrong places, but Daniel 2 reminds us that what most of us need is a fresh picture and vision of God.

Love God. Love Your Neighbor. Vote.

Love God. Love Your Neighbor. Vote.

November 1, 2020

As we draw closer to the 2020 election, it is clear that Christians have differing opinions on how to vote. Part of the problem is that the New Testament never gives us direct instructions on how to think through a political election. However, that doesn't mean that God has left us without any guidance on this subject. If Christians are called to be people who love God and love their neighbors, then how can these commands help us make a wise decision on election day?

Sojourners & Exiles

Sojourners & Exiles

October 18, 2020

Our country is more divided than it has been in a long time. The upcoming election has only exacerbated these issues. How should Christians think about, interact with, and engage the political institutions of our day? How can we best glorify Jesus in the coming days and months ahead? Check out my first sermon in our new series: The Donkey, the Elephant, and the Lamb.

The Death of Death

The Death of Death

October 11, 2020

Human beings have solved plenty of problems over the years, but we've never been able to overcome death. Rather, we spend most of our lives pushing death to the margins of society. We want to distract ourselves from the thought, and we want to push it as far away as we can from us. 

However, is it possible in our efforts to ignore death, we're actually missing a tool that God has given us for our good? In this sermon, Pastor Eric looks at how remembering our death can be one of the most spiritually beneficial things we can do.

The Fear of the Lord

The Fear of the Lord

October 4, 2020

Many today have dismissed the idea that God is a being we need to fear in any sense. However, the author of Ecclesiastes 5 encourages us to approach God with proper respect, awe, and fear. 

How can we begin to reembrace the fear of the Lord, and what does it mean to fear God if he has given us grace through Jesus's life, death, and resurrection? Check out my latest sermon from Ecclesiastes 5 to discover why the fear of the Lord might just be one of the most comforting doctrines we can recover.

I Have Called You Friends

I Have Called You Friends

September 27, 2020

We were made for relationships. However, if you talk to most people, they struggle to find a deep connection with family and friends. Why are meaningful friendships so difficult to find, how can we begin to pursue them, and what can Jesus teach us about friendship? Check out my latest sermon from Ecclesiastes, "I Have Called You Friends."

How to Study the Bible

How to Study the Bible

September 24, 2020

Many people want to start reading the Bible, but they are not sure where to begin. On this special mid-week episode of the Eric Roseberry Podcast, Eric sits down with Jeff Brewer (Pastor of Hope Fellowship in Lombard, IL) to answer the question, "How can I start reading the Bible on my own?"

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