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Overcoming Fear in Evangelism

In this episode of Real Christianity, pastor Dale Partridge discusses the two common preventions of faithful evangelism—the fear of man and disobedience. In short order, Dale calls Christians to view evangelism in light of both ...

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Does God Create Some People For Hell?

In other words, how can a loving God allow people to go to hell? Isn’t God all-powerful? Psalm 135:6 says, “Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and ...

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Being Mission-Minded in a Broken Western Culture

In other words, as followers of Christ, what is our duty in upholding righteousness and pursuing peace? Further, what role does the Gospel play in restoring order to our fallen culture? Pastor Dale Partridge tackles ...

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Does the Bible Call Christians to Vote?

Sadly, many Christians have elevated their American identity above their spiritual identity. That is, we have believers who, whether they intend to or not, present themselves as patriots first and Christians second. Where does Christ ...

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Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

In today’s episode, pastor Dale Partridge not only offers listeners the history of Halloween but also looks at the Scriptures to locate helpful principles for Christians looking to better understand the spiritual implications of this ...

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Four Types of Church Members Who Destroy The Flock

As pastors, shepherds, and lay-leaders in a local house church, we must not only be vigilant in regards to who is admitted into our church’s membership but also watchful within our members to recognize and ...

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How to Have a Greater Appreciation For Your Salvation

In Ephesians 2:1-9, the Apostle Paul gives Christians a sobering account of our previous spiritual state and the magnificent grace of God through Jesus Christ. In this episode of Real Christianity, pastor Dale Partridge helps ...

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How to Prepare Yourself and Your Family for Church

How can Christians come to church with a more biblical posture? What practices can Christians adopt to help their local church culture experience greater edification and fruitfulness? In this episode of Real Christianity, Dale Partridge ...

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How to Break Free From Pornography

In this episode of Real Christianity, Dale looks at what the scriptures say about people who wallow in long-term and habitual sin. But more importantly, he offers the only true solution for breaking the bondage ...

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How Can You Know if You Really Know God?

The words, “And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness’ are particularly frightening. As Christians, how are we to understand this passage? Further, what does ...

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What’s The Best Way to Defend Your Christian Faith?

But what should our response be? How are we to defend our faith against the increasing hostility? Are we to learn how to defend our moral positions and form strong arguments for our values? Are ...

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What is Biblical Worship?

In other words, the physical manifestations of worship (e.g. singing) are not the goal, they are the result. The goal is to have a heart yielded to the awe and wonder of God. When the ...

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Did I Choose God or Did God Choose Me?

When a person first encounters Christ, to them, it seems like they came to Christ, they accepted Christ, and they choose to follow Christ. But the Bible offers another dimension or perspective on the saving ...

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Should Pastors be Required to go to Seminary?

First, we must remember that Jesus did not send the Apostles out quickly or untrained. No, He formally educated these men for three years (about the same length of time to complete seminary). Second, Christians ...

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What is a Biblical House Church?

All of these are both important and valid questions for a generation of Christians far removed from church gatherings within a home. In this episode of Real Christianity, Relearn.org Founder, Dale Partridge offers a detailed ...

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What Happens After We Die?

When a person avoids the discussion of death they also avoid the discussion of judgment and eternity. As you can see, this denial produces difficult soil for the Gospel. By God’s grace, death, for the ...

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Does Prayer Change God’s Mind?

This question may seem too deep for the average Christian but in reality, it is an important discussion? Where is the intersection of our requests and God’s will? But more importantly, based on the answer ...

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Can Christian Disobedience Prevent Salvation?

These aren’t just important questions they are common questions. Many Christians wonder if their disobedience has caused cut the cord the Gospel. But what does the Bible say about this? Is it our responsibility to ...

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What is the Gospel?

With so many different presentations of the Gospel message, what does the Bible say about the Gospel process? In other words, what are the mechanics of this redemptive act? How can Christians better comprehend this ...

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How did we get the Bible?

Since, as Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (or word of Christ)”, it’s critical that we can know what exactly the “Word of God” is. Is it ...

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The Future of Real Christianity

We want to continue the journey of seeking real Christianity. We want to search the scriptures and discover the Bible’s instructions and wisdom on church and theology. That said, this episode explains the plans we ...

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How and Why Christians Should Take Communion

As many know, the act of communion is so theologically dense that books upon books upon books have been written on the topic. Denominations have been created by it. Churches have been split over it. ...

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The First and Greatest Commandment

Unfortunately, the same is true of the second commandment—to love your neighbor as yourself. Essentially, whether we are aware of it or not, we are in constant need of God’s grace. Without Christ’s righteousness imputed ...

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Why Should Christians Repent if They’re Already Saved?

The answer to this important theological question comes through recognizing the difference between what Dale Partridge calls “Big-R” repentance and “Little-r” repentance. In this episode of Real Christianity, listen as he offers a biblical breakdown ...

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How to Have Peace in a Pandemic

In the letter to the Philippians, Paul writes, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which ...

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How Should Christians Navigate Politics?

But where is the balance? As followers of Jesus, we know our loyalties lie with Him. But as citizens of a geographic area where are we to lay boundaries regarding our physical, emotional, and mental ...

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How To Deal with Online Haters, Persecutors, and Enemies

However, this should not shock any follower of Christ. Nearly 2,000 years ago the Apostle Paul made the expectation quite clear to us. In 2 Timothy 3:12 he writes, “Indeed, all who desire to live ...

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How to Have Hope in a Hard Situation

In a difficult and chaotic world, it’s important that Christians be the most level headed, sober, and self-controlled group of people in existence. We should be demonstrating the joy and peace of the Gospel, not ...

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How the Coronavirus Might Change the Local Church, Forever

Shortly after, our board decided it would be fruitful for Dale to record an audio version of the article for the Real Christianity podcast. In this episode, you will hear the word-for-word article as well ...

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What is Biblical Faith and Do You Have It?

I believe we can all agree, as a Christian, understanding the definition of saving faith is the most important work of your life; without a correct understanding of faith, you can never be sure you’re ...

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Can Watching An Online Sermon Be Considered Church?

The root of this discussion is anchored in our definition of church. If church is “the hearing of a sermon” then digital church sufficiently meets the requirements of that definition. But if church is greater ...

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A Biblical Breakdown of Spiritual Gifts

That said, because we aren’t the one choosing our gifts, it can be difficult to identify which spiritual gifts have been so graciously given to us. Furthermore, without an awareness of where the Lord has ...

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How to Nurture a Prayer Revival

Are you one of the many Christians who struggle to break through into a powerful and consistent prayer life? You’re not alone; it is an all too common issue in the lives of believers today. ...

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Coronavirus and the Sovereignty of God

A health crisis can be unsettling. An outbreak of a disease can cause fear in people. But as Christians, how are we to respond to such life events? Is the Coronavirus something that surprised God? ...

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How Can I Know I’m Born Again?

But there is much debate over this doctrine. Do we, as fallen humans, initiate the process of our own spiritual birth, or is it God who initiates? In other words, does salvation come by man’s ...

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Why We Need Church Discipline?

But why do so many churches avoid church discipline? What happens if a local church refuses or neglects church discipline? Is church discipline even a vital practice for a modern church? In this episode, Dale ...

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The Bible’s Perspective on Singleness

Richard Phillips once eloquently “For the majority of adult Christians, singleness is not a gift but a trial.” For that reason, in this unique episode of Real Christianity, Dale and Veronica Partridge discuss the historical-cultural ...

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The Bible on Yoga, Enneagram, and Progressive Christianity

Historically, when a church becomes influenced by the culture it’s evidence of either biblical ignorance or spiritual deadness. That is, when you don’t understand the Gospel and the Scriptures, you can’t understand God’s expectations for ...

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Building a Church Culture of Contentment in an Era of Complaint

Unfortunately, the culture often influences the church more than the church influences the culture. That being said, contentment is becoming an increasingly lost virtue among Christians and is being replaced with complaints, strivings, and dissatisfaction. ...

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How to Fall in Love with the Bible

However, the church of today has become increasingly interested in seeking knowledge of God in ways outside of Scripture. We have elevated our emotions and creation to be valid sources for attaining theological and doctrinal ...

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Are You a Lukewarm Christian?

Sadly, Mr. Tozer’s prediction is more true than ever. We have a church overflowing with men and women who prefer the middle. That is, they don’t like the heat or the cold. They like to ...

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Is Youth Ministry Biblical?

As a church, we have seen this narrative occur in the practice of youth ministry or children’s church. What was first developed as an outreach solution for London’s orphan population has become a mainstream custom ...

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The Bible’s Position on Tattoos, Marijuana, and Alcohol

Tattoos, marijuana, and alcohol are common issues that ride this theological fence. In this episode of Real Christianity, Dale and Veronica Partridge discuss the biblical parameters, admonitions, and doctrine on these important topics. Additional Resources ...

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The Self-Love Delusion

In other words, when we read our Bible we quickly see that it teaches the opposite narrative—self-sacrifice. In fact, it’s clear that humans don’t need to learn how to love ourselves—that’s natural. What we need ...

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Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

At the core, what is Halloween? I’m not asking, “What was Halloween?” But what has it become today? It’s hard to argue against the obvious—it’s a celebration of death. Skeletons, zombies, blood, decay, ghosts, and ...

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Are Modern Day Prophecy and Tongues Biblical?

Does God still use prophets in the church? If so, what do they do and what does the Bible say about New Testament prophecy? What about tongues? Do you need to speak in tongues to ...

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The Missing Element of Modern Christianity

Some think it is community; If we just had deeper community than more people will see Jesus. Others may think that is missions; If we just reached out more often to the broken and lost ...

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8 Simple Steps For Becoming the Spiritual Leader of Your Home

What does it mean for a man to lead his family spiritually? So many men fail to take up their role as a spiritual leader simply because they struggle to understand what that role entails ...

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Why All Christians Should Delight in Doctrine and Theology

Our theology is our defined view of God, which means we all have a theology. So in today’s episode, our conversation is going to help you understand if the theology you already have is, in ...

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Is Your Pastor Biblically Qualified?

Many Christians have most likely placed themselves under a pastor without evaluating if they meet the Bible’s criteria for such a role. It’s likely because we confuse spiritual gifting with spiritual qualifications. This is where ...

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Is Your Worship Music Teaching False Doctrine?

A congregation learns their theology not only by the preaching they hear but by the songs they sing. This is why we Christians must follow Paul’s example in 1 Corinthians 14:15 when he says, “I ...

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Can Compatibility Affect Your Marriage?

The Bible is clear, your marriage and my marriage is a mirror of the Gospel. This idea is clearly explained in Ephesians chapter five; Husbands are to be like Christ in the way He loves ...

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Is Christian Sabbath Saturday or Sunday?

Sabbath, as we will learn in this episode, is more than a day of rest. It’s a symbolic picture of God’s ultimate plan. In fact, we will see that Sabbath is the goal of history. ...

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A Biblical Breakdown of The Armor of God

The victims of spiritual warfare are those who are untrained, unprepared, and unwilling. If you are tired of being wounded by spiritual attacks, then knowing how to put on the Armor of God is your ...

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The Four Criteria For Creating Biblical Community

A biblical community is the natural result of people behaving and thinking like Jesus. Biblical community is not a culture that is friendly to the flesh; It’s a spiritual culture. Many Christians say they desire ...

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How The Bible Calls Christians to Deal with Offense

In this episode, Dale and Veronica share not only what the Bible instructs on how His children should handle moments when we’re offended, but also what they’ve learned in their years of ministry on how ...

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Why Christians Must Study Their Bible and Not Just Read It

The enemy is taking advantage of this generation’s biblical ignorance and illiteracy. We’re so preoccupied with the American dream (career, hobbies, vacations, family) that we’ve neglected the Christian call. We’re not only biblically illiterate, but ...

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Why Tithing is Biblical, but It’s Not Christian

Over the years, we’ve heard these words echoed throughout the pulpit, “The Lord tells us to bring our tithes to the storehouse!” But what is a tithe? The dictionary defines the word as “a tenth ...

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Why You Can’t Be Pro-Choice and Christian

While most Christians are decidedly pro-life, there are still many who claim the name of Christ yet actually identify as pro-choice. There’s an additional group of people in the church who simply sit in the ...

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Is It Important to Go to Church Every Sunday?

As more Christians begin to see the church as a place to go and consume rather than a place to join and contribute, the question of purposeful and committed attendance arises. But how should we ...

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Do All Denominations Lead People to Heaven?

In this episode, Dale and Veronica unpack two questions: The first is on denominations, and the second is on practical steps for furthering your spiritual maturity. In terms of denominations, many people are curious to ...

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Is Sex Before Marriage Sinful or Acceptable?

As culture continues to influence the church more than the church influences the culture, a growing number of Christians are finding themselves adopting the world’s view of sex. Now, most Christians know that premarital sex ...

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How to Stay Consistent with Your Bible and Prayer Time

In this episode, we answer two common questions. First, we address the difficulty of maintaining a consistent Bible reading and prayer time. In our over-stimulated lives, this discipline seems to be more and more challenging ...

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The 7 Criteria of a Biblical Church

As a church planter, I’ve learned that what you win people with you win people to. As Christians, we should be won only to three things: The Gospel, the Bible, and the Body of Christ. ...

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How Should Christians View Public Breastfeeding?

More and more women are asking the question about public breastfeeding. Is it modest and practical or shameful and private? In this episode, Dale and Veronica discuss this topic through the lens of biblical principles ...

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The Biblical Role of Women in the Church

When it comes to the woman’s role at church, many seem to be confused—and for good reason. There seems to be a gap between what is written in the Bible and what we are seeing ...

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Is it Okay For A Pastor to be Rich?

The way someone handles material wealth is a barometer of their spiritual health. The Bible is not silent about how we are to view and manage our money and possessions. In fact, the Bible talks ...

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What is a Biblical Man? Part 2

Welcome to episode #2 of our two-part series on biblical manhood. You can listen or watch part #1 of this series here. Additionally, we have completed a complementing two-part series for the women titled What ...

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What is a Biblical Man? Part 1

Welcome to our two-part series on biblical manhood. We have also completed a two-part series on biblical womanhood that you can view here. Manhood is being attacked on two major fronts in our culture. First, ...

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What is a Biblical Woman? Part 2

This is part two of this series. You can watch or listen to part one here. In this episode, we continue to discuss how womanhood has been twisted and distorted. The Bible, on the contrary, ...

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What is a Biblical Woman? Part 1

When we originally published this episode, it was just days after International Women’s Day. During this day, a flood of various definitions of womanhood were presented to the public. Veronica and I thought it was ...

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Should Christians Judge Other Christians?

In an emotionally driven church, the idea of judgment causes a variety of negative images and experiences to rise to the surface. We begin to think of common phrases like, “Only God can judge me” ...

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Is Your Bible Translation Accurate and Reliable?

We base our eternity, our values, our morals, and our way of life on the words of the Bible. But what if the words in your Bible aren’t the same words in the original Hebrew ...

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Should Christian Women Wear A Head Covering While Praying or Prophesying?

Throughout church history, we see Christian men taking their hats off during prayer and preaching and Christian women putting hats (veils, bonnets, etc) on during prayer and preaching. The practice is derived from Paul’s first ...

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How Ordinary Christians Can Share The Extraordinary Gospel

Less than 5% of Christians share the Gospel with one person per year. 76% of Christians do not know the mission of the Church (The Great Commission). But why? The short answer, many Christians are ...

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