Moment of Truth with Matt Shackelford on Bott Radio

Moment of Truth

Christian talk radio with Matt Shackelford

Pastor Matt is the Bible Teacher on Moment of Truth and the Pastor of Central Church in Collierville, Tennessee, just outside Memphis.  Moment of Truth is dedicated to preaching Christ-centered expositional messages that bring glory to God and joy to God's people.  Pastor Matt has earned theological degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently working on his Ph.D. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is married to Ashley and they have three children.

Recent Episodes

Mar 21

Gentle Persuasion (Part 2)

There is nothing more destructive than the tongue. In this episode of Moment of Truth, Pastor Matt continues his study of Titus 3 and the importance of gentle persuasion. We must guard our tongue and refuse to spread gossip and slander. If we are to live the good life that leads others to Christ, we cannot resort to quarreling and fighting. While we cannot conform to this world, we must learn to share the truth of Christ in love.

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The art of Persuasion is studied by business leaders, politicians, and salesmen alike. Whether intentionally or not, we make an impression and an impact on others’ viewpoints all the time. Unfortunately for Christians, we often forget that our actions and words are the greatest tools we have to show others what it means to be a follower of Christ. We have a reputation of being judgmental and rebellious. In Titus 3, Pastor Matt explains that we are to be submissive to authority and to be a light to the world around us.

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When was the last time you passed up the opportunity to share the gospel with someone? Discipleship and leading others to Christ is one of the core reasons for our existence! We exist to glorify God and make Him known. So why do we so often fail? Because we forget the urgency of the situation and the grace that God has given us. God’s extreme grace should be extremely motivating! In today’s episode, Pastor Matt continues his sermon on four ways we should be motivated by grace.

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It takes motivation to live the good life. If we are to live the type of life that leads others to Christ, we have to be constantly motivated to disciple and share Christ with those we love. God’s extreme grace should be extremely motivating! Unfortunately, we often forget the urgency and begin to become complacent. In today’s episode, Pastor Matt reminds us that there is nothing more important than glorifying God and making Him known.

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People are always attracted to authenticity. The opposite is also true, people are repulsed by inconsistency. In order to live the good life and lead others to Christ, we have to be consistent in our Christian living. It means taking the time to disciple those younger and less mature than you. It means being disciplined and self-controlled. It means working hard for those in authority over us and modeling the good life for others. Today, Pastor Matt continues studying the first 10 verses of Titus chapter 2.

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