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Christian Life Issues for Today is a podcast that is hosted by Dr. Wayne Mack. The purpose of the podcast is to help people grow in their Christian lives, to equip people to use the Word of God to minister to others in their own lives and so that Colossians 1:28 would be fulfilled:“We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.” Contact Information:christianlifeissuesfortoday@gmail.com
 
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How can you overcome the “Why me” problem? Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life is? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues to discuss the common to man struggle called self pity. We continue delving into the Psalmist’s struggle with his own self pity and reach the turnaround where he realizes his ow…
 
Have you ever thought “why me”? Have you ever thought your life is far worse than anyone else's? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack discusses the common to man struggle called self pity. Within this episode we will look at Moses, Elijah and Psalm 73 as we look at identifying self pity and how to counsel it rightly. W…
 
What is the importance of thinking rightly as we try to overcome spiritual burnout? How does our internal dialog reveal the state of our inner man? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues to discuss how discouragement can contribute to burnout. Within this episode we learn what Proverbs 4:23, Psalm 19 and Matthe…
 
Have you ever asked: Why did this happen to me? How do our trials glorify God? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack discusses how discouragement can contribute to burnout. Paul did not lose heart because he understood that God was using his afflictions to bless others and that his earthly afflictions were only momentar…
 
How did the apostle Paul avoid ministry burnout? How can our frailty, and weaknesses be used for good? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack concludes this episode regarding the good news about burnout. He will be discussing some wonderful truths, such as how God has put a treasure within us who are but clay pots, that …
 
Can ministries be a source of encouragement? How does a right view of ourselves and of God help us to avoid losing heart? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues telling us the good news about burnout. Paul encourages us to renew our minds daily and to run the spiritual race with endurance. But how can we commit…
 
Can burnout be prevented or overcome? How can inner renewal cause us to not lose heart? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack tells us what the good news is about burnout. When we consider that Paul had been a Christian for several years, who had endured severe persecution, who was not superhuman, but who felt deeply, h…
 
Do you feel as if you are just floating around? Are you losing heart or growing weary of your life? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack will discuss the signs and consequences of spiritual burnout. What does the prayer life look like of someone that is spiritually burned out? How do spiritually burned out people view …
 
Do you ever feel overwhelmed, discouraged or weary? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack starts a new chapter, Spiritual Burnout: Rekindling the Flame. In this episode Dr. Mack explains how burnout has been part of human experience for a long time, and why the Bible has so much to say about burnout. How can it be that …
 
How does our worship, prayer life, thought life and relationships with others affect how anxious we are? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack concludes the chapter on how to overcome worry and anxiety: Strengthening and Using Your Faith. Within this episode Dr. Mack will give some biblical based material that we can us…
 
Do you feel alone in your temptation to worry? How can you strengthen your faith to overcome anxiety? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues the chapter on how to overcome worry and anxiety: Strengthening and Using Your Faith. In 1 Pet 5:7-9 we are told to cast our anxieties on God and to be watchful and sober-…
 
Does any circumstance justify worrying? How can unbelief lead to anxiety? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack starts with the new chapter on how to overcome worry and anxiety: Strengthening and Using Your Faith. Within this podcast Dr. Mack will look at the connection between worrying and unbelief and how strengthenin…
 
How can we deal with anxiety in our lives? Can a lack of faith cause us to be anxious? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues his study on legitimate concerns versus sinful concerns and how this causes anxiety within our lives. In this study Dr. Mack deals with the 3 final primary causes of sinful anxiety and d…
 
Can we overcome anxiety? And not just any anxiety, the type of anxiety that causes sleepless nights, stomach ulcers, eating too much or not eating at all? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues his study on legitimate concerns versus sinful concerns and how this causes anxiety within our lives. In this study Dr…
 
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between legitimate concern and sinful anxiety? When do concerns cross the line and turn into anxiety? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues his study on worry and anxiety. Philippians 4:6-7 tells us to be anxious for nothing and to let the peace of God guard our he…
 
Is the statement “Once a worry wort always a worry wort” biblical? Does family culture have the final say so whether we worry or not? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues his study on worry and anxiety. What do Galatians 5:22-23, Jeremiah 17:7-8, Isaiah 26:3 and Philippians 4 tell us about overcoming worry? J…
 
Do you feel anxious about the present? Maybe the future? Should you as a Christian be worried? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack discusses the topic of anxiety and worry. Throughout the Bible we find many passages and encouragements about worry. Is worrying sinful? Does it serve a purpose? Or is it just a natural pa…
 
Have you ever been knocked down by life? Have you been burned out, confused or hopeless? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack begins his series called: Down, But Not Out: How to Get Up When Life Knocks You Down. Can we really overcome any difficulty because of what Jesus Christ has done for us? Is God’s Word efficient …
 
How can being fulfilled in Jesus Christ help us as we relate to others within the family? Can being in a right relationship with Jesus Christ really help us with our relationships with other people? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues his study on how to resolve conflict within the family. In this episode we…
 
How does knowing Jesus Christ help us resolve the conflict that is within our families? Is conflict resolution just a step-by-step approach that can be followed, no matter the situation? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack does a study on how to resolve conflict within the family. Does a common education or racial bac…
 
Why do differing viewpoints so rapidly turn into conflicts? How can we prevent and resolve conflicts in our relationships? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack concludes his teaching on why families fight. He provides a list of potentially controversial differences within our families which should be discussed. Dr. Mac…
 
How do we become peacemakers? Why do we start fights? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues his teaching on why families fight. In this episode Dr. Mack describes a couple that he counselled, where the husband is a pastor that was in 6 different churches in 20 years because of how they could not respond well t…
 
Is it normal to never have disagreements with one another? How do we resolve conflict with the people that are in our lives? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack discusses the idea of conflict within the family and how to resolve it. In this episode we will look at Romans 12:18, Galatians 5: 15 and James 4 regarding co…
 
Why is it important for us to be careful listeners? What does it look like for us to be patient and humble in our listening habits? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack concludes his study on becoming good listeners. Assignment and discussion questions are given to facilitate more personal engagement and application of…
 
Why do misunderstandings happen when we listen to others? Why does it take humility for us to really listen? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues his study on listening, and how we can become a listener like Jesus. What do the 4 types of soil in Luke Chapter 8 teach us about listening? Why were the people so …
 
What does it mean to be a good listener? How is God the Father and Jesus Christ examples of good listeners? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack talks about the importance of being a good listener, what that looks like from the Scriptures and how we should practically apply the Scriptures to our lives. What should our …
 
Should we care about people’s background when we try and communicate with them? Is it perhaps wiser to wait for the right moment to communicate something to a family member? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues his study on real talk, and what that looks like. When we speak, we should care about the what, the…
 
What type of speech encourages communication? Does Ephesians 4:29 mean that one may never criticize another person? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack talks about edifying speech and what it means to build one anther up. Within this episode we will learn how edification is so much like the work of a carpenter. We wil…
 
Is the phrase “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you” true? How can we develop the kind of relationships that we are meant to have with God and with other people? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues his study on communication in the family, and the nature and importance of bei…
 
Does it harm our relationships when we always keep communication superficial? What answers do the Scriptures have regarding God-honouring communication? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues his study on levels of communication within the family. Practical homework questions are given such as: Why is open and …
 
What effect does it have on family relationships if no one ever communicates at a deep level? Should we share absolutely everything we think and feel with family members? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack does a study on different levels of communication that are present within a family and what is the type of commu…
 
What circuit jammers will jam communication within the family? Is circuit jamming speech really that destructive? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues his study on speech that hinders families from communicating as God would want them to, namely “circuit jamming” speech. Cancellation speech (saying something …
 
What are some common ways that communication is jammed within a family? Is communication only about talking or does understanding also play a role? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack discusses several “circuit jammers” that could cause communication to be hindered within a family. In this episode, falsehood and unwho…
 
How can the truths of Philippians 2:3-4 help to overcome the sin of over-talking? What are some of the reasons why people over-talk? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne Mack continues his teaching on over-talk. In this episode we will look at some of the reasons why people over-talk, such as pride, selfishness, loneliness …
 
Can too much communication be destructive? What does Proverbs 12: 23 allude to: “A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims folly”? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Wayne Mack discusses when talking too much can become sinful and even destroy family relationships. How can a marriage between an under-tal…
 
Are people just born as poor communicators and can people have hope to become better at communicating? What does it look like to overcome the sin of small talk? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Wayne Mack continues his teaching on overcoming small talk and what that practically looks like. What can we learn from Ephesians 3:20…
 
Do we have to vocally express our thoughts and feelings to the people in our lives or is nonverbal communication enough? What does it look like when a family communicates the way God designed it to? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Wayne Mack teaches about small talk - when our communication is not up to God’s standard and we …
 
What can we learn from the fear and anxiety that Jacob felt before Esau visited him in Genesis 32? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Wayne Mack continues to teach on the importance of non-verbal communication and what we can do to improve in how we communicate and interpret non-verbal communication. This episode is filled with …
 
Have you ever replied to someone, saying you are fine, when you are clearly not? Is it biblical to deny how we feel and pretend like everything is ok? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr. Wayne looks at how easy it is for us to wrongly interpret non-verbal communication and how important it is that we communicate with others verb…
 
How easy is it for us to mistake the nonverbal communication of others? What are we communicating nonverbally? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Wayne Mack concludes his study on nonverbal communication. Are we supposed to be indifferent in how others are interpreting our nonverbal communication? Is there hope for us to become …
 
Is communication really that important within a family? Can a family truly function as God intended, without effective communication? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Wayne Mack answers the question: what is effective communication and what is the importance of non-verbal communication? Within this episode we study the narrati…
 
How can we cultivate family togetherness? What does it practically look like to raise your children in such a way that they would be like olive plants, as described in Psalm 128? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Wayne Mack continues his teaching on how to develop parent child relationships. In this episode it is discussed what…
 
Should every married couple have children? What does Psalm 128 mean to have children that are like olive plants? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Wayne Mack discusses what it is to have good, healthy, and biblical parent-child relationships. In this episode Dr. Mack discusses a case study of a counselling situation where a dau…
 
What characterizes a biblical wife? What priorities should a wife have? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Mack continues to examine the biblical characteristics of a fruitful wife. In this episode various verses as well as application questions are given so that any wife could thoroughly examine herself in light of the Scriptur…
 
Why is marriage such a disappointment for so many people, although they could not wait to get married when they were single? What is the biblical role of a wife and a mother within a family? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Mack discusses how wives and mothers can find their purpose and function as God intended them to functio…
 
How can a healthy fear of God be acquired and maintained? Can someone be a Christian and not fear God rightly? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Mack continues to discuss what separates biblical from unbiblical fathers and husband. It is natural to be terrified of God, but it is a work of the Spirit to fear God rightly. What do…
 
Why do so many marriages end in divorce? Where do we find the blueprint for a successful marriage? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Mack starts with a new series of podcasts based on his book: Your Family, God's Way: Developing and Sustaining Relationships in the Home. In this episode a case study is investigated of a man that…
 
How can we “seek first the kingdom of God” in our prayer lives? What should be the main emphasis and concern of our prayers for others? What should our requests be characterized by? What does it mean to “pray without ceasing”? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Mack continues his study of the Apostle Paul’s prayer life. Dr Mack …
 
Why was the Apostle Paul such a devout Christian? What did the Apostle Paul pray for? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Wayne Mack exposits Ephesians 1: 15-19 to investigate the prayer life of a man that many consider the most influential Christian ever, the Apostle Paul. In this episode we will discuss if there is a biblical r…
 
Is prayer just a means to get Christians to calm down when they are anxious? Does prayer really change our circumstances? In this episode of Christian Life Issues for Today, Dr Mack continues with Part 3 of his study on Answers to Prayer. In it we learn the role of prayer in the Christian life, that it is not fiction, but going to war. Some importa…
 
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