Episodes

Immanuel

Matthew’s gospel both begins and ends with a marvelous declaration: God is with His people. Today, Barry Cooper meditates on the meaning behind one of the names given to Christ, “Immanuel.”

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Repentance

Repentance is the fruit, not the cause, of our salvation. Today, Barry Cooper describes the lifelong discipline of repentance to which every Christian is called.

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Angels

As the word means “messenger,” an angel isn’t so much a type of being as it is a job description. Today, Barry Cooper presents a biblical picture of these otherworldly creatures.

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Assurance of Salvation

Walking an aisle and praying a prayer can never assure us of our salvation. Today, Barry Cooper asserts that true assurance accompanies a life truly changed by the gospel.

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Amillennialism

Jesus’ own words seem calculated to dissuade endless speculation about His return. Today, Barry Cooper outlines how the Bible’s revelation of the world’s end is meant to stir us to action today.

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The Intermediate State

For Christians, death is a homecoming. Today, Barry Cooper portrays the Bible’s depiction of what takes place between our death and resurrection.

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Total Depravity

Sin is not a virus lurking outside of us, but a poison that defiles our hearts from within. Today, Barry Cooper helps us to delve into the depths of our sin.

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The Word of God

Who, or what, is God’s Word? Today, Barry Cooper explains why both Jesus and the Bible are called the “Word” of God.

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The New Heavens And The New Earth

What lies beneath our yearning for relationship and our longing for home? Today, Barry Cooper points us forward to the glorious climax of God’s story of redemption.

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Inerrancy of Scripture

When we claim the Bible is devoid of errors, we must clarify what an error actually is. On this episode of Simply Put, Barry Cooper deciphers the doctrine of biblical inerrancy.

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Authority of Scripture

How is it possible that sixty-six distinct books seamlessly contribute to the same story? On this episode of Simply Put, Barry Cooper traces the authority of the Bible back to its divine author.

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Creation Ex Nihilo

Unlike what we may have been told, our existence is no accident. On this episode of Simply Put, Barry Cooper marvels at God’s creation of all things from nothing.

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Federalism

On this episode of Simply Put, Barry Cooper explains how Adam’s disobedience brought sin and death to all mankind.

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Modalism

On this episode of Simply Put, Barry Cooper critiques one common but unbiblical explanation of the Trinity.

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Westminster Assembly

On this episode of Simply Put, Barry Cooper introduces us to a classic expression of Reformed theology: the Westminster Standards.

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Four Views of the Lord’s Supper

On this episode of Simply Put, Barry Cooper explains the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, and Zwinglian views of the Lord’s Supper.

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Athanasian Creed

On this episode of Simply Put, Barry Cooper introduces us to Athanasius and the creed that bears his name.

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The Five Solas

On this episode of Simply Put, Barry Cooper discusses the five solas of the Protestant Reformation and explains why they remain relevant today.

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Canon of Scripture

How did the early church recognize the books of the New Testament as Scripture? On this episode of Simply Put, Barry Cooper examines four signs of a book’s divine authority.

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General Revelation

Just as a painting reveals the qualities of its painter, God’s world speaks powerfully of Him. On this episode of Simply Put, Barry Cooper considers God’s general revelation in nature.

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