Kitchen Table Theology

047 The Unpardonable Sin

February 28, 2021 Pastor Jeff Cranston Season 2 Episode 47
Kitchen Table Theology
047 The Unpardonable Sin
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Kitchen Table Theology
047 The Unpardonable Sin
Feb 28, 2021 Season 2 Episode 47
Pastor Jeff Cranston

“if you worry that you have committed the unpardonable sin, that's a pretty reliable sign that you have not committed it.” 

Here on Kitchen Table Theology, we try to make theology understandable and also applicable to our daily life.  In this episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton will be talking about something that has been troubled people for centuries, which is the unpardonable sin. 

Let’s dig in as we discuss further the unpardonable sin: the blasphemy against the Spirit, and much more.

[00:01 - 05:59] Opening Segment

  • Jen talks about the topic of today’s episode.
    • The Unpardonable Sin
  • Pastor Jeff talks about the fear and self-doubt of guilty feelings.
    • Being called in and got blamed for something that you did not do 
  • Pastor Jeff breaks down the true meaning and the nature of unpardonable sin.
    • Most believers have asked themselves whether they have done something unforgivable.
  • The debate about what unpardonable sin is amongst people.

[06:00 - 13:54] The Unpardonable Sin

  • Pastor Jeff breaks down what Jesus said in  Scripture about the unpardonable sin.
  • The meaning of the word ‘Amen.’
    • When Jesus said the word Amen, He was announcing that He was about to say something true and important..
  • Pastor Jeff explains the definition of blasphemy.
    • Speaking words against God.
  • The hope of forgiveness
    • Forgiveness was possible for those who despise Christ.

 [13:55 - 18:34] Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit

  • Pastor Jeff talks about the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. 
  • The historical context of Jesus’s opponent 
    • Rejecting the witness of words and works of Christ 
  • Pastor Jeff answers the question: “Can the sin against the Holy Spirit be committed today?”
    • The requirements to commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
  • The Holy Spirit in us would never allow us to commit that sin.
  • Overcoming self-condemnation and doubt, 

[18:35 - 20:37] Closing Segment

  • Jen talks about the topic of the next episode and season.
  • Thank you for listening, and please share this podcast with your friends and family.
  • Jen talks about the episode’s show notes to help you dive deeper into the doctrine and theology within the Christian faith.
  • Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.


Tweetable Quotes:

“When Jesus said the word Amen, He was announcing that He was about to say something true .” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.

“if you worry that you have committed the unpardonable sin that's a pretty reliable sign that you have not committed it.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.


Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:

  • Mark 3
  • Matthew 12:32
  • Luke 12:8
  • Luke 23:34
  • Acts 3:17
  • Matthew 12:24

 

Join the Conversation

We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at [email protected]

Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church

Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.

Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!

Show Notes

“if you worry that you have committed the unpardonable sin, that's a pretty reliable sign that you have not committed it.” 

Here on Kitchen Table Theology, we try to make theology understandable and also applicable to our daily life.  In this episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton will be talking about something that has been troubled people for centuries, which is the unpardonable sin. 

Let’s dig in as we discuss further the unpardonable sin: the blasphemy against the Spirit, and much more.

[00:01 - 05:59] Opening Segment

  • Jen talks about the topic of today’s episode.
    • The Unpardonable Sin
  • Pastor Jeff talks about the fear and self-doubt of guilty feelings.
    • Being called in and got blamed for something that you did not do 
  • Pastor Jeff breaks down the true meaning and the nature of unpardonable sin.
    • Most believers have asked themselves whether they have done something unforgivable.
  • The debate about what unpardonable sin is amongst people.

[06:00 - 13:54] The Unpardonable Sin

  • Pastor Jeff breaks down what Jesus said in  Scripture about the unpardonable sin.
  • The meaning of the word ‘Amen.’
    • When Jesus said the word Amen, He was announcing that He was about to say something true and important..
  • Pastor Jeff explains the definition of blasphemy.
    • Speaking words against God.
  • The hope of forgiveness
    • Forgiveness was possible for those who despise Christ.

 [13:55 - 18:34] Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit

  • Pastor Jeff talks about the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. 
  • The historical context of Jesus’s opponent 
    • Rejecting the witness of words and works of Christ 
  • Pastor Jeff answers the question: “Can the sin against the Holy Spirit be committed today?”
    • The requirements to commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
  • The Holy Spirit in us would never allow us to commit that sin.
  • Overcoming self-condemnation and doubt, 

[18:35 - 20:37] Closing Segment

  • Jen talks about the topic of the next episode and season.
  • Thank you for listening, and please share this podcast with your friends and family.
  • Jen talks about the episode’s show notes to help you dive deeper into the doctrine and theology within the Christian faith.
  • Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen.


Tweetable Quotes:

“When Jesus said the word Amen, He was announcing that He was about to say something true .” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.

“if you worry that you have committed the unpardonable sin that's a pretty reliable sign that you have not committed it.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.


Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:

  • Mark 3
  • Matthew 12:32
  • Luke 12:8
  • Luke 23:34
  • Acts 3:17
  • Matthew 12:24

 

Join the Conversation

We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at [email protected]

Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church

Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.

Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!