The Robert J. Morgan Podcast

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By: Robert J. Morgan

Is your understanding of the Bible weak or fragmented? Do you understand and appreciate the heritage Christians have because of the Bible? The Bible can be intimidating with its 66 books written over thousands of years, just like the rich heritage born from its pages. How can we understand Scripture as a whole as well as its parts? How do we know it can be trusted? How has it changed the world? Become a listener, and you can expect to gain a grasp on Scripture better than ever. Best-selling author and Bible-teaching pastor of over 40 years Robert J. Morgan has spent...

BONUS: The Jordan River Rules, Chapter 1
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Last Friday at 2:30 PM

This bonus episode is the first chapter from the audio version of The Jordan River Rules. Rule #1: Realize God means for you to move forward! Support this podcast


How God Prepares Us and Uses Us
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06/04/2021

Why does God use certain people so greatly? Joshua linked together the generations and led the fledgling nation of Israel to possess the land promised to Abraham! Let's explore Joshua's history and how God prepared him; we'll learn how to become more usable by God ourselves. Support this podcast


I Didn't See That Coming!
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05/28/2021

A new podcast series starts today! "Gaining Ground: Stories from the Life of Joshua". Do you ever feel ambushed by the enemy? Today's episode is called "I didn't see that coming", where we'll explore strategies for handling the attacks of the enemy. We're pausing our study in Acts to review the life of Joshua in light of the release of my newest book: The Jordan River Rules. Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 22
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05/14/2021

Ever struggled to understand the book of Acts? In today's podcast episode, we'll cover a lot of ground, covering chapters 15 and 16. Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 21
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05/07/2021

First they called Paul and Barnabas gods: Zeus and Hermes, then they stoned them. What was the ultimate result? Join me for today's podcast to find out as we continue our study through Acts, now in chapter 14. Support this podcast


BONUS EPISODE: The Morning Watch
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04/30/2021

How are you with habits? In today's podcast, we'll talk about a "secret" habit that missionaries around the world and effective Christians continue to exercise. The secret of the "morning watch". Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 20
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04/23/2021

How do you handle it when someone disappoints you? Why did John Mark desert the Apostle Paul? Why do mosquitoes exist? We'll look at theoretical answers to all these questions in today's episode, our second episode exploring Acts 13. Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 19
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04/16/2021

Are you amazed at the teaching of our Lord? Paul's first recorded convert from his first missionary journey was! I've spent several weeks studying the first "missionary journey" of the Apostle Paul and have been simply amazed at at the details. Join me for the first of two episodes where we'll study this journey. Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 18
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04/09/2021

How was your church service on Easter? Today's podcast episode explores the church at Antioch. There's so much we can learn and apply to our churches! Join me as we study and apply Acts chapters 11 and 13. Support this podcast


God's Precious Promises - Part 3
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04/01/2021

Are there terrible things going on in your life? Do you feel surrounded by evil? In today's podcast episode, we'll explore Bible passages, learning how God turns evil towards your ultimate good. Support this podcast


God's Precious Promises - Part 2
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03/11/2021

Are you in the habit of seeking God, daily? In today's podcast we continue exploring some of God's greatest promises in Scripture. Proverbs 8 tells us of God's blessings that shower down on those who seek Him. Support this podcast


God's Precious Promises - Part 1
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03/04/2021

How are you doing emotionally? Are you able to seek and cling to God's promises to sustain and energize you? I'm pausing my podcast series on Acts to devote a few episodes to explore some of the most precious promises God has given us in Scripture. Today we'll look at Psalm 106, which perfectly sets the stage for future episodes. We'll see how remembering God's promises cause us to sing God's praise! Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 17
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02/18/2021

Acts 12 vividly describes angelic intervention and a dramatic prison escape--a beautiful way to transition focus from the ministry of Peter to the ministry of Paul with dignity. Let's study this chapter together! Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 16
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02/04/2021

I believe with all my heart that there's only one entity, one institution, which eradicates racial discrimination and removes race as a valuation factor: the church established by Jesus Christ. In Acts 10, we learn that God does not discriminate, and in fact calls all races to be united to Himself as one body. Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 15
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01/29/2021

Do you know someone whom you think will never change? Acts 10 shows us that Jesus can change lives at light-speed! The murderer Saul became the Apostle Paul after an incredible close encounter with Christ Himself. In today's episode, we continue through the book of Acts, exploring this incredible story. Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 14
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01/21/2021

Do you ever think about the people you'd like to meet in heaven? I have a list! On that list is the evangelist "Philip" who shows up beginning in Acts 6. Chapter 8 is devoted to him. It's a chapter full of zealous evangelism, and certainly encourages us to be sharing the Gospel everywhere we go. Let's study chapter 8 together! Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 13
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01/07/2021

Are you ready to tackle a new year full steam ahead? In Acts 6 we learn that the first martyr, Stephen, manifested a 5-fold fullness. He was, and we can be: Full of the Spirit Full of Wisdom Full of Grace Full of Power Full of Faith Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 12
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12/31/2020

With the Corona Virus, has come governmental orders for churches not to meet (even while strip clubs and casinos are allowed to stay open in the same states). Some churches have exercised nonviolent resistance, and are refusing to comply with state orders. We see something similar in Acts 5:17-42, where the gospel message comes into conflict with the state, and the Apostles must follow God rather than man. What implications does this passage have for us today? We'll explore this together in this episode. Support this podcast


BONUS: "Gabriel's Cry" - Rob's Original Christmas Story
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12/24/2020

For years, Rob has written an original Christmas short story to read for his congregation in Nashville, TN. This year, we hosted a live event, where he read "Gabriel's Cry" from his book 12 Stories of Christmas. Today's bonus Christmas Eve podcast features this live reading. Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 11
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12/17/2020

You'll want to hear this week's podcast episode. I preached in Peoria, IL from Acts 5:12-16, explaining how God can even use our "shadow" to affect other people in ways we may never know. A small boy who was listening to this message left me a note that said, "Today your shadow passed over me". If it blessed him, maybe today it's meant to bless you! Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 10
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12/04/2020

Generosity and gratitude are important themes this time of year--and a main theme in Acts chapter 4. We'll look at the contrasting snapshots we've been given: the generous early Christian communities followed by the shocking story of Ananias and Sapphira. Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 9
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11/26/2020

Acts is a book full of conversions. Today we'll look at 3:1-10, which details the first of many individual conversion stories. Why did Luke choose this to highlight this particular story first? We'll look at nine different possible reasons. Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 8
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11/20/2020

What are the best habits for healthy churches? To remain strong and healthy in days like these, we need good habits! In today's podcast we'll look at Acts 2:42-47, where Luke illuminates 10 habits of healthy churches. Support this podcast


BONUS: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
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11/12/2020

I prepared three sermons for the Sunday after the election: one if Trump won, one if Biden won, and one if we didn't know. I threw them all out in favor of preaching a sermon called "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name". The uncertainty facing our country is an opportunity to turn our eyes upon Jesus! Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 7
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11/05/2020

What does this mean? What shall we do? Those are the two questions that bookend the Apostle Peter's address to the crowds on of the Day of Pentecost. We've been learning what it means, today let's look at Peter's answer to what we shall do in Acts 2:38. Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 6
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10/29/2020

Are we living in the last days? At Pentecost, the Apostle Peter quotes the prophet Joel to equate the coming of the Holy Spirit with the beginning of the last days. Let's unpack this passage together and focus on the implications of what it means to live as believers in these last days. Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 5
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10/15/2020

The founding of the Church isn't like the founding of a university or even a nation: the Church was started by God Himself, and thus cannot be stopped! Today's podcast episode tackles Acts 2:1-12 in our series entitled "Unstoppable". Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 4
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10/08/2020

In today's episode, as we continue our study of Acts, we'll explore the question: Who is the Holy Spirit? We'll look at His activity in the Old Testament, His activity and relationship to the Trinity, and more! Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 3
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10/01/2020

Are you in a transitional period in life? The disciples found themselves in a dramatic transition when Jesus ascended into heaven. We can learn from their experience, how to navigate our own transitions. Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 2
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09/24/2020

In His final 40 post-resurrection days on earth, in the book of Acts, Jesus gave his followers five parting gifts: Many Convincing Proofs of His Resurrection Insights into the Nature of His Kingdom A World-Wide Work An Ascended Lord The Promise of His Return Join Rob Morgan in unwrapping these five gifts in this episode! Support this podcast


Unstoppable: A Study Through Acts - Part 1
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09/10/2020

Today begins a NEW study on the book of Acts entitled "Unstoppable". When the early apostles were persecuted, a teacher named Gamaliel said: Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God. (Acts 5:38-39)The book of Acts is the story of the unstoppable Gospel of Christ. In this episode, we'll look at the crucial nature of...


The Dignity of Humility
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08/20/2020

What does humility really look like? How does it change our lives, our culture, our families? This week's bonus episode comes from Rob's pulpit ministry at The Donelson Fellowship, as he explores the Bible's core teaching to the Church on the subject of humility from Philippians 2. Support this podcast


How Firm a Foundation - Part 8
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08/13/2020

When I studied the final verse of "How Firm a Foundation", I was astonished at how familiar with the original Greek of Hebrews 13:5 the hymn's author must have been! Today we'll look at the 5 fold promise in Scripture that God will "never, no never, no never forsake" us as His people. Support this podcast


How Firm a Foundation - Part 7
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08/06/2020

Today's podcast episode should encourage you to appreciate aging! Isaiah 46:4 says: "Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." That verse is the inspiration for the seventh verse of the hymn "How Firm a Foundation" Do you know it? It starts: "E'en down to old age, my people shall prove / My sov'reign, eternal, unchangeable love". Let's dive into this idea and the Scripture that inspired it today. Support this podcast


How Firm a Foundation - Part 6
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07/30/2020

Don't you love this verse of "How Firm a Foundation"? "When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie / My grace all sufficient shall be thy supply / The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design / Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine" This verse comes from four different Bible passages, which we'll explore in their contexts in today's Podcast episode. Support this podcast


How Firm a Foundation - Part 5
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07/23/2020

"When through the deep waters I call thee to go. The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow..." Do you know that verse from "How Firm a Foundation"? It comes from Isaiah 43, a precious promise which unfolds in five certainties, which we'll look at together in this episode. Support this podcast


How Firm a Foundation - Part 4
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07/09/2020

Remember the line from How Firm a Foundation: "Fear not, I am with thee, oh be not dismayed, for I am thy God and will still give thee aid"? It comes right out of Isaiah 41:10, which is an incredible passage to study. In this episode Rob unfolds the context around this incredibly encouraging verse. Support this podcast


How Firm a Foundation - Part 3
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06/25/2020

Remember this line from How Firm a Foundation: "I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand"? The inspiration for this stanza comes from Deuteronomy 33:6: "And your strength shall equal your days". In this episode, Rob explains the context and truth behind this incredible promise from Scripture. Support this podcast


How Firm a Foundation - Part 2
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06/18/2020

Remember the verse of How Firm a Foundation that says: "What more can he say than to you he hath said, to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled"? It comes from Hebrews 6:18: "We who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement". In Part 2 of this series, Rob explains this incredible passage in the book of Hebrews. Support this podcast


How Firm a Foundation - Part 1
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06/11/2020

"How Firm a Foundation" is interwoven with one remarkable church--a story of one church, one hymn, and 400 years of history. The story of this church demonstrates that no church is unimportant if Christ is preached there. The hymn itself offers incredible Scriptural truths in its 7 verses, which Rob will teach in subsequent episodes. Support this podcast