Pleading the Case
By Andy Mendonsa
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If a tune-up can’t fix a car engine because what it really needs is for the entire engine to be rebuilt, then why would we, in the Christian faith, perform tune-ups on the form and function of our churches when what they may really need is to be completely overhauled? Join the host of Pleading The Case, Andy Mendonsa, where in each episode, he will peal back the culture and traditions that have come to define much of the Church in America today in order to accurately assess whether all that is needed is just a good tune-up, or as he has become convinced, a compete overhaul.
||CleanEpisode 12: Law Vs Grace||In Matthew 5:13 Jesus says “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. The lines between the law and grace, not||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Calling All Citizens||In Philippians 3:20 Paul tells us "Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ..." Clearly, if our citizenship is in heaven then why do we try and make our earthly citizenships' the greater priority for||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: A Samaritan You Say?||Based on the parable of "The Good Samaritan" this is a companion episode to "Racism, Faith and Worship, Oh My!" If Jesus were giving this parable today who would he have passing by on the other side of the road? Who would he have representing himself,||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Racism, Faith and Worship, Oh My!||The text for this episode is John 4:3-42, Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well. This passage reveals so much to us, especially about worship, and what it actually looks likes and means to worship God in "the spirit and in truth," and w||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Part II: Widows, The Fatherless and Worship, Oh Why?||Based on James 1:27 the second part of this series begins by reviewing Part I in the context of worship, and then focusing on the words "undefiled, "visit" and "the fatherless." This episode concludes with an assessment made for the present condition o||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Part I: The Widows, The Fatherless, and Worship, Oh Why?||In Episode 7, Part I, using James 1:27 as the litmus test, reveals how deceived the church, especially in America, has become and why.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Part V: The Church As Last Eve-Proving Jesus Came To Redeem A Bride||Part V concludes the series "The Church As Last Eve-Proving Jesus Came To Redeem A Bride." Based on Genesis 2:25 "Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame" as well was Acts 12, the account of Peter being imprisoned by Herod, bound and||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Part IV: The Church As Last Eve-Proving Jesus Came To Redeem A Bride||Part IV: Marriage and the first covenant under the law vs. marriage and the second covenant under grace. Genesis. 2:24 "That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. This episode explores why our p||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Part III: The Church As Last Eve - Proving Jesus Came To Redeem A Bride||In the second part of Genesis 2:23, "the man said...she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” In Part III of this series Andy Mendonsa examines the correlating events and person(s) that symbolizes, perhaps both literally and fig||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Part II: The Church As Last Eve - Proving Jesus Came To Redeem A Bride||This is the 2nd episode in the series focused on the correlations between the creation of Eve through Adam and Jesus coming to redeem a bride. This episode picks up where episode one left off at the end of Genesis 2:21 and covers all of verse 22 and the||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Part I: The Church As Last Eve - Proving Jesus Came To Redeem A Bride||Through a multiple part series, the case is made that Jesus, as last Adam, came to redeem a bride. Beginning with the creation of the first Eve through the first Adam account in Genesis 2:21-25 and then presenting the correlating passages in the New Te||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Church Like Eve||This first broadcast of "Pleading the Case" begins by posing the question: Is it possible to have the right Jesus for salvation and yet the wrong Jesus for living it out? If you have never considered this as a possibility, then the answer might surpris||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|