Families for Life

By Oakhill Baptist Chuch

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Families for Life is a podcast by Oakhill Baptist Church (Evansville, Indiana). Equipping and encouraging the families of the church to gospel centered discipleship

Episode Date
Nature of the Word Part 6: Sufficiency
50:21

On this episode Bryan & Brian discuss the sufficiency of God's Word.  Is God's Word all we need for our Christian life?  Should we add or subtract from it?  Find out why God's Word is all we need for life and godliness. Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Dec 06, 2021
Nature of the Word Part 5: Necessity
46:45

On this episode Bryan & Brian discuss the necessity of God's Word.  Are there some things that we can discover only by reading God's Word?  Are there things we can know about God that are not found in His Word?  Find out all about why the Bible is the indispensable revelation that all Christians need! Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Nov 29, 2021
Pastors‘ Perspective: Thanksgiving & Dealing with Disappointment
40:27

On this episode Bryan & Brian give their pastoral perspective on Thanksgiving and dealing with disappointment.  Find out why Christians should have a thankful attitude year round, not just at Thanksgiving.  They also discuss how disappointment doesn't have to define us, rather we can trust the Lord in ALL of life's circumstances.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Nov 22, 2021
Nature of the Word Part 4: Clarity
54:36

On this episode Bryan & Brian talk biblical clarity.  The Bible seems so complex; can normal, everyday people understand it?  Not only can we understand it, but we can grow in personal sanctification and use it for public church edification.  Find out how in this episode at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Resources Used in this Episode

  • Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem (Lectures at waynegrudem.com)
  • Taking God as his Word by Kevin DeYoung
  • A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible by Robert Stein

Building a Bible Study Library

  • Digital Bible Study Resources (blueletterbible.com, logos.com, biblearc.com, biblegateway.com)
  • Single Volume Theology (Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem)
  • Church History (The Story of Christianity by Justo Gonzalez)
  • Study Bible (ESV Study Bible)
  • Commentaries (Reformed Expository Commentary, Focus on the Bible, New American Commentary, Christ Centered Exposition, Holman OT & NT Commentary Series, Pillar Commentaries)
  • Other Websites (ligonier.org, desiringgod.org)
Nov 15, 2021
Nature of the Word Part 3: Inerrancy
01:02:02

On this episode Bryan & Brian tackle inerrancy.  This has been a hot topic for a while now.  It affects every part of our theology and how our faith is lived out.  Our hope is this episode helps to settle this topic in your mind and encourages you to trust the Word of God.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Resources Used in this Episode

  • Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem (Lectures at waynegrudem.com)
  • Christian Theology by Millard Erickson
  • Christian Scripture by David Dockery
  • Taking God as his Word by Kevin DeYoung
  • Tabletalk Magazine Vol. 39, No. 3, March 2015 - Inerrancy and the Doctrine of Scripture

 

Nov 08, 2021
A Conversation with Pastor Alan on the One Family, One Mission Campaign
44:08

On this episode Bryan & Brian talk to Pastor Alan Scott about the One Family, One Mission Campaign.  This is a capital campaign that our church is currently engaged in.  You can find out more about the campaign at oakhillbc.org/one.  Check out this episode and more at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Nov 01, 2021
Nature of the Word Part 2: Authority
46:27

On this episode Bryan & Brian continue their series on the Nature of the Word, discussing the importance of Biblical authority.  Is the Bible authoritative for life?  Can it be trusted?  Find out!  Listen at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Oct 18, 2021
Nature of the Word Part 1: Canonicity & Translation
58:18

On this episode Bryan & Brian start their new series on the Nature of the Word.  They discuss why the Bible can be trusted and give historical evidence about God's Word.  They also give a brief history of the canon of the Bible and discuss modern translations. Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Oct 11, 2021
Pastors‘ Perspective: Reading, Routines & Rhythms, & 9/11 Reflections
43:47

On this Pastors' Perspective episode Bryan & Brian discuss what books they are reading.  They also discuss how to have healthy, balanced routines and rhythms in life.  Finally, they reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and discuss the solution for evil in the world.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Oct 04, 2021
Pastors‘ Perspective: Employment Crisis, Church Attendance, & Kids Streaming Content
43:23

On this Pastors' Perspective episode Bryan & Brian discuss the current employment crisis in the U.S.  They also ask the question "Where have all the church people gone? and discuss lowered church attendance in the wake of the Covid pandemic.  Finally, they discuss the impact of streaming, specifically YouTube on children.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Sep 27, 2021
Biblical Balance
29:20

On this episode Bryan & Brian discuss biblical balance.  They explore what it is and what it isn’t, along with giving a couple of examples of how biblical balance plays out practically in our lives.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Sep 20, 2021
Influential Movies for Families
40:31

On this episode Brian & Bryan discuss movies that they have been influenced by.  These are movies they want their own kids to experience because of the themes or values they project.  What are some of the movies you would add?  Comment your list of influential movies.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Sep 13, 2021
Pastors‘ Perspective: Covid, Afghanistan, & Mark Driscoll
37:06

On this episode Bryan & Brian try out a new format called Pastors' Perspective where we take on topics of the day and things that interest us.  In this episode we talk about our church staff’s recent bout with Covid, the crisis in Afghanistan, and the podcast - The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill.  Let us know if you enjoy this format.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Sep 06, 2021
Mini Episode 10: What is God teaching us right now!
09:18

On this mini episode Bryan & Brian talk about what God is teaching them from their personal Bible study time.  Listen at oakhillbc.org/f4l or any where you listen to podcasts.

Aug 23, 2021
Episode 47: Manhood Part 9 - The Spiritual Man Cont'd
44:33

On this episode Bryan & Brian wrap up their Manhood series with a discussion on the spiritual man.  They dive into what spiritual warfare is, what it means to be a godly churchman, and how to aspire for more as a Christian man.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Aug 16, 2021
Episode 46: Manhood Part 8 - The Spiritual Man
38:01

On this episode Bryan & Brian continue their series on Manhood.  They discuss what it means to be a spiritual man.  Why is the spiritual side so underemphasized and what can we do to bring it to the forefront?  Listen at oakhillbc.org/f4l or any where you listen to podcasts.

Aug 09, 2021
Mini Episode 9: An Update on Life & Ministry
18:53

On this mini episode Bryan & Brian give an update on life and ministry during this summer. They also talk about the future of the Families for Life Podcast.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Jul 12, 2021
Episode 45: Manhood Part 7 - Being a Godly Father Cont'd
59:28

Sorry for the delay, but the boys are back with a new episode!  On this episode Bryan & Brian finish their discussion on what it means to be a godly father.  They give practical steps and break down the most important things for raising boys and girls

Jul 06, 2021
Episode 44: Manhood Part 6 - Being a Godly Father
48:24

On this episode Bryan & Brian continue their series on Manhood.  They tackle the topic of fatherhood.  What does it mean to be a godly father from a biblical perspective?  Find out at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Jun 07, 2021
Episode 43: Manhood Part 5: Being a Godly Husband Cont'd
50:52

On this episode Bryan & Brian continue their discussion on what it means to be a godly husband.  They talk about the importance of sexual intimacy in marriage as well as setting boundaries that will affair proof your marriage.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcasts.

May 31, 2021
Episode 42: Manhood Part 4 - Being a Godly Husband
45:17

On this episode Bryan & Brian dive into what it means to be a godly husband.  They explore biblical text dealing with headship and submission, as well as providing practical steps to live out these virtues.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcasts.

May 24, 2021
Episode 41: One Year Anniversary Special
30:27

On this episode Bryan & Brian look back over the past year.  They examine what prompted them to start this podcast and what they have learned.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcasts.

May 17, 2021
Episode 40: Manhood Part 3- Theology of Men Cont'd
38:43

On this episode Bryan & Brian continue their discussion on a theology for manhood.  They discuss what it means to be a man that has been redeemed by the gospel and how that effects everyday life.  Listen at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcasts.

May 10, 2021
Episode 39: Manhood Part 2 - Theology of Men
39:38

On this episode Bryan & Brian discuss what a Biblical theology of men looks like.  They discover the original definition for the identity of men and dissect where it all went wrong.  Listen at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcasts.

May 03, 2021
Episode 38: Manhood Part 1 - What it is, What it isn’t, and Why it matters?
31:49

On this episode Bryan & Brian start a new series on manhood.  They will explore biblical truths that everyone needs to understand about manhood.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Apr 26, 2021
Mini Episode 8: Loving Your Kids With Realistic Expectations
18:30

On this mini episode Bryan & Brian talk about how to love your kids with realistic expectations.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Apr 19, 2021
Mini Episode 7: A Review of The Chosen
11:59

On this mini episode Bryan & Brian review the streaming show The Chosen.  Watch at https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen

Apr 12, 2021
Mini Episode 6: Why Don't People Just Believe?
12:05

On this mini episode Bryan & Brian discuss the reasons why people don't believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior.  

Apr 05, 2021
Mini Episode 5: Health as a Spiritual Discipline UPDATE
20:42

On this mini episode Bryan & Brian give an update on their health journey and new information that they have learned.

Mar 29, 2021
Episode 37: The Gospel Pandemic - Part 10
44:45

On this episode Bryan & Brian wrap up the Gospel Pandemic series on evangelism and discipleship.  They talk about a practical plan for making disciples and challenge believers to engage in the Great Commission.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcast.

Mar 22, 2021
Episode 36: The Gospel Pandemic - Part 9
50:18

On this episode Bryan & Brian discuss the need for disciples to reproduce.  Find out why gospel reproduction was so important to Jesus and why it should matter greatly to us today!  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Mar 15, 2021
Episode 35: The Gospel Pandemic - Part 8
49:03

On this episode Bryan & Brian discuss gospel supervision.  We dive into what it means to practically make disciples.  We share strategies for discipleship including discipling your own children.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org.f4l or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Resources Mentioned:

Growing Up by Robby Gallaty

The Walk by Stephen Smallman

The Disciple-Making Parent by Chap Bettis

Mar 08, 2021
Episode 34: The Gospel Pandemic - Part 7
50:26

On this episode Bryan & Brian talk about gospel delegation.  This is the idea that we are commissioned or sent into the world to proclaim the gospel and make disciples.  This mission is not optional, every believer shares in this calling!  Find out why this is so important by listening at oakhillbc.org/f4l or wherever you listen to podcast.

 

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

 

Mar 01, 2021
Episode 33:The Gospel Pandemic - Part 6
53:30

On this episode Bryan & Brian examine how Jesus demonstrated His relationship with the Father.  The idea that we are to imitate Jesus is paramount to our Christian walk.  This also has far reaching implications as we lead our families in the faith.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l or anywhere you listen to podcast.

Feb 22, 2021
Episode 32: The Gospel Pandemic - Part 5
46:25

On this episode Bryan & Brian discuss one of the most important necessities when we talk about evangelism and discipleship - the Holy Spirit.  The Spirit is often underappreciated for His role.  We hope this podcast will encourage you to think careful about Him and how He aids us in this way.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/4l

Feb 15, 2021
Episode 31: The Gospel Pandemic - Part 4
42:22

On this episode Bryan & Brian continue their series on the Gospel Pandemic by discussing consecration.  What role does holiness, sanctification, & obedience play in evangelism and discipleship?  Find out by listen at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Feb 08, 2021
Episode 30: The Gospel Pandemic - Part 3
41:52

Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l.  On this episode Bryan & Brian talk about the importance of relationships in evangelism and discipleship.  They also talk about how important relationships are in all aspects of life especially in your family.  

Feb 01, 2021
Episode 29: The Gospel Pandemic - Part 2
44:14

On this episode Bryan & Brian talk about how and why Jesus selected his disciples and what that means for us. They also discuss what it means to be a disciple and how that can impact your parenting in a major way.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Jan 25, 2021
Episode 28: The Gospel Pandemic - Part 1
41:34

On this episode Bryan & Brian start a new series dealing with evangelism & discipleship.  They discuss the nature of salvation and its connection to discipleship.  They also talk about how this impacts children and families.  Check it out at oakhillbc.orgf4l

Jan 18, 2021
Mini Episode 4: Our Testimonies
12:45

On this mini episode Bryan & Brian share their testimonies.

Jan 11, 2021
Mini Episode 3: Wisdom vs. Foolishness
08:19

On this mini episode Bryan & Brian discuss the difference between wisdom and foolishness as explained by the book of Proverbs.

Jan 04, 2021
Mini Episode 2: The Necessity of Consistency
09:25

On this mini-episode Bryan & Brian discuss the need for parents to be consistent when it comes to spiritual things. Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Dec 28, 2020
Mini Episode 1: Trials
08:18

On their very first mini episode Bryan & Brian take a few minutes to discuss trials and hardships.  What should our attitude be toward trials in our lives? Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Dec 21, 2020
Episode 27: Christmas Special Part 2
37:33

On this episode Bryan & Brian continue their discussion about Christmas.  This week they focus on how families can make Jesus the center of the holiday.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Dec 14, 2020
Episode 26: Christmas Special Part 1
40:44

On this episode Bryan & Brian talk Christmas!  Specifically about the Biblical and historical impact of the holiday.  They also talk about how the church can encourage its members to focus on the real meaning of Christmas.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Dec 07, 2020
Episode 25: Health as a Spiritual Discipline - Part 3
49:09

On this episode Bryan & Brian wrap up their series on health by discussing exercise.  They talk about why it is important to be active and the meaning of functional fitness.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Nov 23, 2020
Episode 24: Health as a Spiritual Discipline - Part 2
40:47

In this episode Bryan & Brian tackle the subject of FOOD!  How should a Christian think about food?  Is there something larger at play than just eating to sustain life?  Find out in this week episode.  oakhillbc.org/f4l

Nov 16, 2020
Episode 23: Health as a Spiritual Discipline - Part 1
42:51

On this episode Bryan & Brian discuss what it means to think about health as a spiritual discipline.  They lay out a basic Biblical theology for why we should think like this.  They also discuss at practical plan to getting healthy from the book Winning the Food Fight by Steve Willis.  Check it out at oakhilllbc.org/f4l

Nov 09, 2020
Episode 22: Protecting Your "Godspace"
34:12

On this episode Bryan & Brian wrap up their series on the Digital Invasion by focusing on spiritual matters.  They encourage listeners to prioritize the Lord over technology. Listen at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Nov 02, 2020
Episode 21: One Family, One Mission - An Interview with Pastor Alan Scott
43:43

On this episode Bryan & Brian sit down with Pastor Alan Scott, Lead Pastor of Oakhill Baptist Church.  They spend time discussing what God is doing in the life of the church and why we are entering into a stewardship campaign.  Check out this episode at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Oct 19, 2020
Episode 20: A Parent’s Digital Protection Plan
47:49

On this episode Bryan & Brian discuss the responsibility of parents to protect their children in the digital world.  Listen at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Oct 12, 2020
Episode 19: Intentional Living in the Digital World
39:45

On this episode Bryan & Brian examine what it means for Christians to live intentionally in the digital world.  They challenge listeners to assess their own digital usage and offer practical suggestions to help.  Listen at oakhillbc.org/f4l

 

Digital Assessment:

1. Do you text and drive even though you know it's not the safe thing to do?

2. Do you get the urge to use your smartphone when someone else is talking to you?

3. Do you ever feel something hasn't really happened until you post it on social media?

4. Does your family sit in the same room but not talk to each other because you are all interacting with your digital devices?

5. Do you find a ringing or vibrating cell phone interrupts and trumps everything else?

6. Do you ever lie about your internet or online gaming use?

7. Are you experiencing a loss of interest in other activities you used to enjoy?

8. Do you neglect yourself (sleeping/eating) because of time spent in the digital world?

9. Do you feel anxious if you are offline for a period of time?

10. Do you ever think about how you could focus better in real life without all these gadgets invading your space?

 

Scoring:

0: Perfect score. You are doing very well in managing your digital world.

1 to 3: Your digital usage is good.

4 to 6: You have a problem, so caution is needed.

7 to 10: Your digital engagement is excessive, so take immediate steps to bring it under control.

Oct 05, 2020
Episode 18: Overcoming Digital Addiction
42:14

On this episode Bryan & Brian tackle digital addictions.  They uncover the cause and the discuss how to overcome them.  Check out this episode at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Sep 28, 2020
Episode 17: Serious Cyber Problems
49:14

On this episode Bryan & Brian tackle serious cyber problems from a Biblical perspective.  Parents, take note that this episode deals with mature subject matter.  Check out this episode at oakhillbc.org/f4l

Sep 21, 2020
Episode 16: Your Relationships & Social Media
41:44

On this episode Bryan & Brian discuss how social media can affect our relationships.  Check it out at oakhillbc.org/f4l.

Sep 14, 2020
Episode 15: The Digital World & Your Brain
32:55

On this episode Bryan & Brian discuss the impact of the digital world on our brains.  We are using The Digital Invasion by Drs. Hart & Frejd as a reference.  Check it out at www.oakhillbc.org/f4l

Sep 07, 2020
Episode 14: Your Relationship with the Digital World
36:36

On this episode Bryan & Brian talk about how our relationship with the digital world can help or hinder our lives and what this means for our kids.  Check it out at www.oakhillbc.org/f4l

Aug 31, 2020
Episode 13: Interview with Missionary Nick Scott
45:48

On this episode Bryan sits down with Nick Scott.  Nick is a pastor at Oakhill Baptist Church and is awaiting deployment to the mission field in Japan early next year.  www.oakhillbc.org/f4l

Aug 24, 2020
Episode 12: The Digital Invasion
30:30

On today's episode Bryan & Brian start a new series based on the book, The Digital Invasion by Hart & Frejd.  We will be discussing what it means for Christians to navigate the digital world as we seek to raise godly children.  Check it out at www.oakhillbc.org/f4l

Aug 17, 2020
Episode 11: What Can Parents Do?
37:38

On this weeks episode Bryan & Brian are joined by special guest Pastor Alan Scott to wrap up our Settle for Nothing Less series. Pastor Alan is the Lead Pastor at Oakhill Baptist Church.

 

Nine things parents can do to influence the long-term spiritual condition of their kids:

  1. Parents participated in mission trips as a family as their kids were growing up
  2. Parents participated in ministry or service projects with their kids as they were growing up.
  3. Parents frequently shared Christ with unbelievers as their kids were growing up.
  4. Parents personally read the Bible several times a week or more as their kids were growing up.
  5. Parents encouraged teen children to serve in church.
  6. Parents typically asked for forgiveness when they messed up as their children were growing up.
  7. Parents encouraged their children’s own unique talents and interests as they grew up.
  8. Parents attended churches that emphasized what the Bible says as their kids were growing up.
  9. Parents taught their children to tithe as their kids were growing up.
  10. Do one or two of these stick out to you as really important?

 

Negative Parental Influencers

  1. Parents allowed teens to choose if they wanted to attend church.
  2. Each drop in frequency of family church attendance as kids were growing up.
  3. Each drop in frequency of family devotionals as kids were growing up.
Aug 10, 2020
Episode 10: Spiritual Influencers #7, 8, & 9
35:07

Bryan & Brian tackle three spiritual influencers all dealing with influence.  Influence plays a huge role in your child's spiritual development.  Find out why in today's episode.   Also, make sure to send in your questions for our Q&A episode in two weeks.  Send them to bgotcher@oakhillbc.org or bvandoren@oakhillbc.org with F4L Q&A in the subject line. 

Aug 03, 2020
Episode 9: Spiritual Influencers #6 & #10
41:35

Why is the church so important in your child's spiritual growth?  Find out as Bryan & Brian tackle two spiritual influencers both dealing with the importance of the church.  Make sure to send in your questions for our Q&A episode in two weeks.  Send them to bgotcher@oakhillbc.org or bvandoren@oakhillbc.org with F4L Q&A in the subject line. 

Jul 27, 2020
Episode 8: Spiritual Influencer #5
37:16

On this episode Bryan & Brian return from two-week break to talk about spiritual influencer #5 - Missions.  

Jul 20, 2020
Episode 7:Spiritual Influencer #4
43:08

On this Episode Bryan & Brian are joined by a special guest, Derek Niffenegger, to discuss spiritual influencer #4 - Music.  Derek is the new Worship Pastor at Oakhill Baptist Church.

Jun 29, 2020
Episode 6: Spiritual Influencer #3
33:11

On this episode Bryan & Brian talk about spiritual influencer #3 - Serving!

Jun 22, 2020
Episode 5: Spiritual Influencer #2
34:08

On today's episode Bryan & Brian talk about the 2nd spiritual influencer - Prayer!

Jun 15, 2020
Episode 4: Spiritual Influencer #1
39:34

In this episode Bryan & Brian discuss the first of ten spiritual influencers - Bible Reading!

Jun 08, 2020
Episode 3: Keeping the Faith
32:04

In this episode, Bryan & Brian discuss what it takes for our children to keep the faith as they move into adulthood.

Jun 01, 2020
Episode 2: Healthy Families & Healthy Churches
33:58

In this episode Bryan & Brian discuss the spiritual lives of families and how the church partners with them.

May 25, 2020
Episode 1: Modern Parenting
30:46
  • In this episode we introduce ourselves (Bryan & Brian).  We also discuss modem parenting.  What are expectations, influences, and definitions of success.  We compare that to biblical view of parenting.
May 15, 2020