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The Common Sense Gospel

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The Bible was written to be understood and believed. Join us every week as we investigate and discuss what The Bible has to say about age-old spiritual questions and modern cultural issues. Created and hosted by Danny Simmons, Sam Tipton, and Kurt Norbut.Email your comments and questions to commonse… read more

56 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

The Voice of the Devil - Part 2

July 4th, 2022


The second time we hear the voice of the devil in Scripture is found in the first two chapters of the book of Job. When the devil spoke to Eve in Genesis 3, he accused God before man. This time he will go to God and …

God Has Chosen the Weak

June 21st, 2022


Why did the Lord choose a young shepherd boy to go out and fight Goliath? Why did the Lord tell Gideon that three hundred men would be enough to …

The Voice of the Devil - Part 1

June 13th, 2022


Throughout all of Scripture, we see the devil speak three times. In this three-part series, we will watch what he says and who he says it to. We know that God has given us these things because He does not want us to be …


June 6th, 2022


Discernment is a very important word that is used in the Bible. As Christians, we are required by God to discern between good and evil. Danny And Kurt will look at this great responsibility that is enjoined upon us by …

The Marshmallow Test

May 30th, 2022


The Marshmallow Test is a psychological study that was first performed by Walter Mischel, a professor at Stanford University. These studies were done …

The Son of Man

May 23rd, 2022


Jesus is called the Son of Man over 90 times in the gospels. We see that this term is very important because it tells us so much about who Jesus is, and the reason He has come and partaken of flesh and blood. Let's go …

The Need for Elders

May 17th, 2022


Paul told Titus that he left him in Crete so that he could set in order the things that were lacking and appoint elders in every city (Titus 1:5). In …

Questions from Jesus - The Baptism of John?

May 9th, 2022


The chief priests, the scribes, and the elders approached Jesus during the last week of His life and asked Him two questions. Jesus responded by saying, "If you answer My question, I will tell you by what authority I do …

Be an Encouragement

May 2nd, 2022


What is one of the best ways that we can serve God and serve our brethren? By being an encouragement! Danny and Kurt discuss the important Biblical topic of encouragement, how the Lord sees it, and what a marvelous …

What About Racism?

April 25th, 2022


With all of the discussion about racism in the world today, Danny and Kurt will address this difficult topic using the Common Sense Gospel approach. …

Questions from Jesus - What Do You Want Me to do for You?

April 11th, 2022


This is the first of several podcasts where Danny and Kurt will look at some of the questions that Jesus asked the people around Him. It is amazing to look at what God says to His people as He is standing right in front …

Restore Such A One

April 5th, 2022


In Galatians 6:1 tells us that if a man is overtaken by a trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one..." Danny and Kurt will discuss this passage and offer some suggestions for those who are trying to restore a …

Pictures from the Water

March 28th, 2022


As Marshall Keeble famously said, "There is water in the plan!" In this episode Danny and Kurt look at water and how it's used in the Bible and the …


March 21st, 2022


Deborah was a prophetess, a psalmist, a military leader, and a judge! She is a magnificent character in the Bible, and she is used by God to free His people from Jabin, king of Canaan. The Israelites come to her for …

At the Foot of the Cross

March 15th, 2022


What lies at the foot of the cross? God's eternal love, the perfect and complete offering for our souls' salvation, and a determination from each one …

Is Faith Blind?

March 7th, 2022


It is often said that Christians have a blind faith. They can't explain what they believe so they just say, "I have faith". In this episode, Danny …

Mephibosheth and Me

March 1st, 2022


In this podcast, Danny and Kurt will look at the picture that is given to us in the life of Mephibosheth. As a direct descendant of Saul, he would …

How Can I Know That I Am Saved?

February 21st, 2022


This episode is the second part to "How Does God Save Me." Many people in the world ask this very important question, "How can I know that I am …

How Does God Save Me?

February 15th, 2022


In previous Common Sense Gospel episodes, Danny and Kurt have often said, "We only need the Bible to know how to please God and to be saved." Saying that the Bible has given us all we need to know for salvation is …

Is the Body Complete

February 7th, 2022


Christ is the head, and the church is the body. Ephesians 4:16 tells us that the whole body is joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, …

Is Being Good, Good Enough?

February 1st, 2022


There are some fantastic people in this world who do a lot of good things in their lives. In this episode, Danny and Kurt talk about the good that we all have done, how God sees those deeds, and if it's enough to get us …

The Temptress

January 24th, 2022


The immoral woman is found many times in the book of Proverbs. We are warned about her in chapters 5, 6, 7, and 9. Danny and Kurt discuss chapter 7 and the way she seduces men. If he goes to her, he will lose his life. …

Speaking as the Oracles of God

January 17th, 2022


"If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God." 1 Peter 4:11 

Danny Simmons and Kurt Norbut address three words that are commonly misused in the church today. They will give these three words, the meaning of …

Thou Shalt Not!

January 10th, 2022


You may have heard your preacher say, "Nine out of the ten commandments in the Old Testament are repeated in the New." Danny and Kurt will look into this claim and see which Old Testament commandments are repeated in …

Shelter in the Storm

January 3rd, 2022


Faithful Christians are in the middle of a terrible storm. Sin is pressing in on all of us as we strive to serve the Lord. We should be encouraged to …

The Fruit of the Spirit

December 27th, 2021


Jesus tells us in John 15:5 that He is the vine, and we are the branches. Those who abide in Jesus and He in them will bear much fruit, but without Him we can do nothing. Danny and Kurt will take a closer look at the …

Who Is Jesus?

December 20th, 2021


In the Gospels Jesus asked one of the most important questions placed before humanity - "Who do you say that I am?". In this podcast Danny and Kurt look at the Biblical answer to this vital question.

Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

December 17th, 2021


In this episode, Danny and Kurt discuss Christmas as the observance of the birthday of Jesus. What does the Bible say and how should a Christian …

The Pain of Betrayal - *Return of Trivia Questions*

December 13th, 2021


Betrayal is probably one of the toughest things to endure when it comes to our friends and loved ones. In this episode, Kurt and Danny will look at the betrayal of Jesus and how He endured this tragic moment with Judas …

The Power of Gratitude

December 6th, 2021


It's always nice to hear someone say thank you when we've done something for their benefit. In this episode, Danny and Kurt discuss the power of …

Sin, Who Cares?

November 29th, 2021


Sin is an important word in the Bible that deserves our attention. It is on every page of Scripture in one way or another and it is the reason that we are separated from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). In this episode Danny and …


November 22nd, 2021


Gossip is a way to share questionable information about someone else with others. It's very easy to get caught up in gossip or what people are saying …

Can I Stand Alone?

November 8th, 2021


Social conformity is a very powerful thing and it can quickly lead us in a direction that God would not want us to go. In this episode, Kurt and …

Praising the Glory of His Grace

November 5th, 2021


As we read the Bible it becomes clear that we are to praise God with our lives. We are to praise Him in song and service. In Ephesians 1:4-6 Paul …

Who You Are Matters!

October 18th, 2021


In Matthew 5:13-15 Jesus tells His disciples that we are the light of the world. Faithful servants of God should have a strong impact on the people …

When Doubt Arises

October 4th, 2021


Doubt is a very serious thing when it comes to our spiritual strength and our trust in God. Each one of us experiences doubt from time to time, but …

Drawing the Line

September 27th, 2021


There comes a time in a Christians life when they must Draw the Line against sin or possibly lose their life. Being ready for that difficult moment …

So You Want to Preach?

September 20th, 2021


In this episode, Danny and Kurt discuss the challenges and potential pitfalls of having the desire to preach. This world is in desperate need of men who are willing to step into this work and share God's truth (2 …

When You Are the Enemy

September 11th, 2021


When facing evil in this life, we are fighting a spiritual battle against principalities and powers in the heavenly places. Evil hates truth and when we stand in God's truth we will be accused of being the problem. In …

Bonus Session - How Jesus Deals With Sin - Kevan O'Banion

March 12th, 2020


We are very excited to have Kevan O’Banion with us for this special podcast. Kevan preaches at Kings Ridge church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas. We’ll talk about two women in John’s gospel who were living in sin and how …

Why Are There so Many Churches?

March 9th, 2020


Division is an unfortunate characteristic of modern Christianity. How can people with good intentions and an honest approach to the scripture come to starkly different conclusions about what the Church that Jesus built, …

The Good Samaritan

January 13th, 2020


The story of the "The Good Samaritan", found in  Luke 10:25-37, is given by Jesus after he is questioned by a lawyer of the Pharisees on who is neighbor is. The lawyer may not have been at ease with the answer. Are you? …

Did Paul Change His Mind About Baptism?

November 24th, 2019


What did Paul mean in 1 Corinthians 1:17, Christ did not send me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel... "? How can we reconcile this with the …

Lessons from the Life of Paul the Apostle

November 19th, 2019


This week we examine the Apostle Paul and what we can learn from the example of his character, his work, and his faith as recorded in scripture.

Transforming Our Minds

November 4th, 2019


This week we discuss the challenge that Paul gives us to "not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Romans …

The Goodness and Severity of God

October 28th, 2019


God's revelation of himself to us through the scriptures describes him as merciful and loving yet also wrathful and avenging. This is not a matter of …

The Rich Man and Lazarus

October 21st, 2019


This week we finish up our series on parables with the teaching of The Rich Man and Lazarus. While considered a parable by some, it falls outside the normal parable structure in many ways. Join us as we discuss this …

Parables Part 2 - The Prodigal Son

October 14th, 2019


This week we continue our series on various parables by examining The Parable of the Prodigal Son.

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Hard Sayings of Christ

October 12th, 2019


This week we discuss three "hard sayings" of Christ that challenge us to live more holy and Godly lives. These sayings are difficult because they …

What Can I Do?

September 30th, 2019


I’m just one person. Not many care about God’s word or His will accept those who are faithful to Him. How can I help? What can I do? What’s the best …

Taking the Lord's Name in Vain

September 17th, 2019


The name of God become a common word in the eyes of the world, even being used in slangs and curses. Does this bother you? Join us today as we examine what the bible says about the Lord's name.

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The Unseen World

September 9th, 2019


Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Join us as we discuss with a special guest what the bible reveals about the world that we cannot see.

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I Hate Work

September 2nd, 2019


According to a 2013 Forbes Magazine report, nearly 90% of the worlds workers are  unhappy with their current job. About 70% of American workers feel the same. There is a myriad of reasons for this serious problem, but …

Are We Still Under the Old Law?

August 26th, 2019


Are New Testament Christians still to keep the Law of Moses? Are we under law at all? Surprisingly,  you will be met with varied answers in the "Christian" world. So what does Scripture say about how faith, grace, and …

Entrusted with the Gospel

August 19th, 2019


In our second episode we discuss why we began this podcast. We believe the Bible is the living word of God and through the knowledge of Jesus Christ we can be saved. We hope that by studying together we can come to a …

In the World but Not of the World - The Drag Queen Story Hour

August 13th, 2019


In this episode, we recount our experience attending a "Drag Queen Story Hour" event in Leander, TX . Disturbing events like this are happening across the United States in an effort to normalize LGBT issues among …

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