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Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Church Of Christ

The sermon just added to the Antioch Podcast is titled "Church Of Christ". With this lesson from 1991, Phil Roberts explains the origin and biblical meaning of the phrase "church of Christ". We learn that it's not a denominational title but rather a descriptive phrase of all followers of Jesus that have been baptized into Him.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: March 24th, 1991

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Church As The Family Of God

There are many ways in which God has chosen to describe the church. One of those ways is by comparing the church to our earthly families. With this podcast, Phil Roberts delivered a sermon years ago in 1998 that we recorded originally on cassette tape. Though the tape had deteriorated, we were able to salvage and amplify the audio.

Phil Roberts shows the wisdom of God as he explains the similarities between the church and our family along with various ways the church as well as our our families can be improved.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: February 15, 1998

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Words That Describe The Church

Most people would agree that a great way to learn more about something is to compare it to things you're already familiar with. The church is and has always been a part of God's plan. This sermon by Phil Roberts gives an explanation of the true meaning of the church by using things we're familiar with as described in the scriptures.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: January 28th, 2002

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Banished Son

In the Old Testament there's a comparatively little known story about unrestrained love and obsession that led to uncontrollable vengeance. This true story, that reads like a soap opera, evolves into a story of a father and his undying love for a rebellious son.

As you listen to this story and begin to touch base with such strong human feelings, you're amazed when the speaker reveals that it has a very understandable and compelling spiritual meaning.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: December 3, 2000

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Summary of The Book Of Hebrews

The book of Hebrews explained to Jews the details of the transition from the Old Covenant to the spiritual reality of the New Covenant. Hebrews is the best book of the bible for explaining the connection of the physical forerunners we read about in the Old Testament to the spiritual realities we read about in the New Testament.

To properly understand a book of the bible, a bird's eye view can be very helpful and this summary by Phil Roberts is a clear, concise and to the point explanation.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: January 12, 1992

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Summary of The Book Of Isaiah

The book of Isaiah, located in the middle of the Old Testament, is very daunting when you attempt a thorough study. Phil Roberts with his extensive Old Testament knowledge gives us a solid thirty minute summary of this book. Listen several times to this overview and then challenge yourself to study the book in detail.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: February 9th, 1997

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Strangers And Pilgrims

Have you ever been in a foreign country? If you have, you know it's a weird feeling and you're amazed at how different things are compared to home. You also realize that you don't really fit in as well as you would like. When you're totally focused on heaven you begin getting that same feeling even in your own country here on earth.

This is a sermon from 15 years ago by Phil Roberts that explains all the details and all the reasons why it's normal for we that are Christians to have that feeling.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: October 9, 1994

Monday, December 7, 2009


Stewardship is a word we don't use very much but it simply means our oversight of things that have been placed under our control. What we often fail to see is just how many things God has placed in our hands. This is not only a problem I have had but something we all wrestle with from time to time. Are you a good steward?

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: March 11, 1990

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Standing Up For Right

We've all heard the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego that was thrown into the furnace but still survived. The thing that makes this sermon different is that it not only tells the story but more importantly, Phil Roberts explains the bigger picture and gives us the spiritual significance.

Something that's also amazing is his accuracy with a discussion he has in this sermon about the direction this country is traveling in.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: January 26, 2003

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Necessary Inference and Melchizedek

Bible believers have discussed the importance of biblical implications for almost as many years as they have discussed the mystery surrounding Melchizedek. With this interesting sermon, David McClister explains and demonstrates both.

Speaker: David McClister
Recorded: November 22, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sin Causes Death

"When sin appears, something dies!" The previous statement is the theme of this week's Podcast. It is sometimes difficult to grasp just how terrible sin is and the damage it has done and continues to do. This lesson explains in detail the things that die because of it.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: August 25, 2002

Friday, November 27, 2009

Are You On The Wrong Side Of The Wall?

"Are you on the wrong side of the wall?" is the title of this blog post but the sermon posted has had several titles including "Separation From God" and "All Access To God". Access to God reminds me of a television show that was called "All Access To Hollywood" giving us the impression that it was the best source of that kind of information. Our only access to God is, of course, Jesus.

This sermon emphasizes the importance of having access to God and how terrible it is to be separated from God.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Seeing The Church Through Bible Glasses

Our Podcast this week features an excellent lesson by Phil Roberts from January of 1991. There was a song years ago called "Rose Colored Glasses" which meant seeing the world with a certain attitude. Seeing the church through Bible glasses means seeing or understanding the church from a biblical point of view. The result is a more accurate understanding of the church.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: January 6, 1991

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

How To Restore The Church

This week's podcast is another sermon by Phil Roberts. The date recorded is unknown but it is an excellent sermon about the church and the love we as Christians should have for one another.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: (unknown)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Relationships With Non-Christians

Our Podcast this week is by Phil Roberts. He delivers a sermon that should be of interest to all of us. It's about the fact that while we must live in this world and associate with the people of the world, how should we act before others?

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: (unknown)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Reasons For Living Right

There are many common reasons for living right. In this weeks podcast, however, Phil Roberts gives us reasons we may not have thought of. With these reasons we will also have a greater amount of encouragement to accomplish a life that's right.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: September 2, 2001

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Entrapments Of Young People

At every age there are entrapments we should be aware of, however the book of Proverbs has several passages about the entrapments of our young people. We should learn these warnings from the Proverbs and encourage our youth.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: November 1, 1998

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Promises That Give Assurance

Do you have confidence in the things that God has promised you? Are you aware of exactly what those promises are? There are some people that mistakenly believe that God has promised them wealth and health. This lesson by Phil Roberts spells out what God's promises are and how we can have a greater amount of assurance because of them.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: February 22, 1998

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


The vast majority of the "religious world" believes that Premillennialism is an accurate understanding of God's word. Most also believe in "The Rapture" but very few realize how far from bible truth the doctrine will take them. Phil Roberts teaches with this lesson the truth about Premillennialism and why it's impossible for everything to have a literal meaning.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: September 9, 2001

Monday, September 28, 2009

Prayer and Sinners

This weeks podcast is a sermon by Phil Roberts titled "Prayer and Sinners" but another name could also be the question, "Does God Hear A Sinners Prayer?" With this lesson Phil takes the Word of God and gives us a definitive answer. Also, he covers the question of what is or is not prayer and why.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: November 9, 1997

Monday, September 21, 2009

Please Consider This!

God was upset with the children of Israel because they did not consider. They would not take the time to really think about God or the fact He loved and provided for them. Thaxter Dickey with this lesson describes to us a comprehensive list of things in this life that we should really stop and meditate on.

Speaker: Thaxter Dickey
Recorded: September 20, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Practical Guide To Repentance

Nobody's perfect and we all make mistakes and do things we should never have done. That, however, does not mean it has to stay that way. I can repent and change and you can repent and change.
Our Podcast this week is a practical guide to doing just that, repenting and changing our lives for the better. This lesson is from 1996 by our beloved friend, the late Phil Roberts - he was everybody's favorite gospel preacher and every college student's favorite professor of biblical studies.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: February 4, 1996

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Sin of Mankind

We all are aware that sin originally began in the Garden of Eden when Satan deceived Eve but this sermon from David McClister shows us from the scriptures how sin has caused the continuing decline of mankind.
The value of our Podcast this week for each one of us is that as David explains exactly what caused the decline of mankind we realize we can be guilty of the very same things!

Speaker: David McClister
Recorded: August, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Instruments Of Righteousness

The Antioch Podcast this Week contains a wonderful sermon about the fact that God owns our bodies. David McClister explains the importance of keeping our bodies pure and away from sin.

Speaker: David McClister
Recorded: August 23, 2009

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Role Of Women In The Kingdom

Our podcast this week is both an audio mp3 and a video of presentation slides synchronized with the sermon audio. Thaxter Dickey presents the biblical teachings concerning the role of women in the church. He explains the passages of scripture concerning the subject which is the reasoning for his conclusions as well as the background of opposing views.

Speaker: Thaxter Dickey
Recorded: August 9th, 2009

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The Role Of Women In The Kingdom

Friday, August 21, 2009

Mistakes Of Peter The Apostle

Our podcast this week (although a little late) is a sermon by Phil Roberts that studies the life of the Apostle Peter. Of all the apostles, Peter is the one that many of us can relate to because of his mistakes. In spite of his mistakes or perhaps because of his mistakes this sermon shows that Peter can be an encouragement for all of us!

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: March 2, 1997

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Choosing A Career

The podcast this week is a sermon by Marty Pickup that had been recorded over fifteen years ago. The principles taught in this sermon however is just as pertinent today as it was then. Are you about to choose a career? Did you choose a career years ago? In either case the question remains the same - did you consult God's Word first?

Marty Pickup guides us from the bible concerning the proper attitude we should have in choosing a career and the proper attitude we should have in our business dealings on a daily basis.

Speaker: Marty Pickup
Date Recorded: February 27, 1994

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Suffering As A Christian

Our Podcast this week is a sermon by the late Phil Roberts about the subject of suffering. With this sermon Phil uses the letter written by the Apostle Peter as the text of the lesson. Have you or do you suffer as a Christian?

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: February 2, 1999

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Have You Heard The Rooster Crow?

Our podcast this week is an interesting sermon about the fact that "no man is an island" but rather we all share with each other and depend on each other. We have all shared in the feelings that others have felt at one time or another. Thaxter Dickey uses the experiences of the apostle Peter to demonstrate.

Speaker: Thaxter Dickey
Recorded: 2009

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bible Study And Spiritual Growth

The podcast this week is taken from the archived sermons at Antioch. The sermon is presented by Shane Scott and was recorded on February 3rd, 1991. We all quickly admit that we should do more bible study but the interesting thing about this sermon is how Shane discounts all the excuses we use for not studying and emphasizes it's importance.

Speaker: Shane Scott
Recorded: 2/3/1991

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fight The Good Fight

Are you trying to be a good person? Even better, are you trying to be a good Christian? Most of us would probably answer yes. Now the next question: Does it seem like an uphill battle sometimes? Sure it does!
The sermon for this week's podcast is a sermon by David McClister where he shows us with God's word how we can gain the strength to keep fighting the good fight.

Speaker: David McClister
Recorded: September 18, 2005

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Persistence In Prayer

Have you prayed about something you were struggling with, but as of now you have not received an answer? Have you been hesitant to "bother" God about your problem because you think His answer was no?

If you answered yes to those questions, you not only should, but need to listen to this wonderful sermon that was presented by the late Phil Roberts back in 1996. This sermon provides an insight from God's word that will encourage you to keep praying.

Recorded by: Phil Roberts
Date Recorded: September 8, 1996

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Everything you've always wanted to know about Angels .... but were afraid to ask. Okay, I just had to add that last phrase but this sermon by Thaxter Dickey really does cover most everything you may have had questions about concerning angels.

Speaker: Thaxter Dickey
Recorded: April 20, 2003

Note: Last week's Podcast was skipped due to the fact I was out of town.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Way Of Weakness

Have you ever felt helpless? Have you ever been upset with yourself because you feel like the mountain will go on forever? The podcast this week is a lesson from David McClister that emphasizes the importance of our dependence on God.

Speaker: David McClister
Date Recorded: May 24, 2009

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bought With A Price

The Podcast this week is a sermon by Craig Hearne about the fact we have been bought with a price. Craig begins with an introduction containing a lot of personal comments but he concludes with a powerful lesson of encouragement. Listen to this wonderful sermon and be motivated to offer your daily life as a sacrifice to God.

Speaker: Craig Hearne
Recorded: Early Nineties

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Are You "Glad To Be Here"?

The Podcast for this week is a recent sermon by Thaxter Dickey. In this sermon we're presented with a list of practical reasons concerning the joy and gladness of being able to gather together and worship God. We should be thankful and consider this a wonderful blessing.

Speaker: Thaxter Dickey
Recorded: 2009

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Do You Have Patience?

There are times in our life when pressure and overload can cause us to have a lack of patience. Patience and long suffering is a characteristic we strive to have in our effort to live Godly lives. Our podcast this week is a sermon from 2001 by Phil Roberts as he discusses not only our patience but also the wonderful long suffering of God.

Speaker: Phil Roberts
Recorded: November 24, 2001

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Things Made With Hands

This week's podcast is a sermon presented by David McClister that investigates the biblical phrase, "made with hands". Though a simple and seemingly unimportant phrase, we learn through this study that it has a lot of significance.

Speaker: David McClister
Recorded: March 29, 2009

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

"And He Died"

In Genesis the fifth chapter a phrase that's repeated time and time again is the phrase "and he died". What is the significance of it's repetition? In a sermon from the year 1993, Marty Pickup shares with us the truth from God's word.

Speaker: Marty Pickup
Recorded: June 27, 1993

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Why God Seems So Distant

Years ago there was a beautiful song made popular by Bette Midler called "From A Distance". Although it was beautiful to listen to, the lyrics were terribly incorrect. It proposed that God was only watching from a distance and couldn't see what really was happening. The truth is that God sees us very clearly but our sin prevents us from seeing Him.

With this week's podcast, Thaxter Dickey shows the real cause as to why God seems so distant at times and what we can do to correct it.

Speaker: Thaxter Dickey
Date Recorded: April 19, 2009

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Deity Of Christ

Our podcast this week is a serious study regarding the deity of Jesus. Phil Roberts with this sermon establishes from God's word that Christ is God.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

When Jesus Comes Into Your Life - (The story of Zacchaeus)

Our podcast this week is a sermon just recently preached at Antioch by David McClister. Since childhood we have all been intrigued by the story of Zacchaeus and his determination to meet Jesus. His desire to see Jesus was more than fulfilled when Jesus came to dine with him. The end result of Zacchaeus meeting Jesus made dramatic changes in his life.

Allowing Jesus to come into your life can also make dramatic changes in yours as well. With this sermon David encourages us and shows from God's word the many things each of us can learn from this beloved Bible story.

Speaker: David McClister
Recorded: April 19, 2009

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Behavior That Grows Out Of Love

This week's podcast, though our 102nd in the past two years, is actually our first podcast with Google's podcasting service known as Blogger.

The sermon for this week is an excellent sermon by Thaxter Dickey from the year 1999 but the message he shares with us is needed even more today than back then.

Speaker: Thaxter Dickey
Date Recorded: 8-15-1999
Subjects Referenced: family, love, fathers, responsibility