Gary Wilkerson Podcast

World Challenge, Inc.

This weekly podcast follow’s Gary’s personal journey to understand God’s favor and the ways his life has changed as a result. It also explores the issues God has laid on Gary’s heart for those who are struggling to match their understanding of grace and divine love with the daily realities of life. Above all, God wants our lives to demonstrate His unearned grace to a hurting, unbelieving world.

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Victor Marx joins the Gary Wilkerson Podcast to discuss his experiences not only facing ISIS members who were hunting for him but also some of the darkest memories from his troubled childhood. He shares how God has overcome great fears in his own life and given him the strength to walk into places few would willingly go. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp148c Support this podcast

Dec 2

33 min 1 sec

In this episode, Gary Wilkerson discusses biblical ways that believers can seek healing and restoration from depression. Most importantly, he offers encouragement to those who may feel as if they are fighting alone. God is walking right alongside us, even in our darkest hours. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp147c Support this podcast

Nov 25

30 min 26 sec

While modern churches tend to be very dependent on physical buildings, it hasn't always been that way. Much like early Christians, the modern church needs to find new ways to reach people exactly where they are. This week, Times Square Church Pastor Tim Dilena joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss the way that God is bringing the church full circle. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp146c Support this podcast

Nov 18

29 min 25 sec

At the end of the day, there is one question that matters most: Have you been born again? This week, Times Square Church Pastor Tim Dilena joins Gary Wilkerson to look at the way we discuss salvation in church and how Christians can be well-equipped to share their faith. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp145c Support this podcast

Nov 11

32 min 22 sec

Misunderstanding of the Holy Spirit has run rampant, even in the church. All too many Christians fall into two extremes, either grieving or quenching the Holy Spirit. This week, Gary Wilkerson and Bob Ditmer discuss the modern church's charismatic chaos and charismatic quenching of the Holy Spirit. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp144c Support this podcast

Nov 4

32 min 41 sec

It is clear in scripture that Jesus does not value the mere appearance of righteousness. He is looking for people with evidence of real spiritual fruit. Claude Houde joins the Gary Wilkerson Podcast to discuss ways Christians can continually focus their lives on God and bear supernatural fruit. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp143c Support this podcast

Oct 28

42 min 41 sec

Your five closest friends, the people who know you best, can have an incredible impact on your life. How can you surround yourself with people who will help you to draw closer to God day by day? On this week’s episode of the Gary Wilkerson Podcast, Tim Dilena discusses friendships, family, and the future of the church. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp142c Support this podcast

Oct 21

27 min 50 sec

In 2020, Tim Dilena became the senior pastor at Times Square Church in New York City. This week, Pastor Dilena joins the Gary Wilkerson Podcast to talk about God’s faithfulness as Times Square Church ministered to a city on edge in a time of global crisis. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp141c Support this podcast

Oct 14

28 min 42 sec

World Challenge’s missions work goes beyond meeting immediate physical needs. The goal is to empower people, to offer tangible skills and to teach people to trust in God. This week on the Gary Wilkerson Podcast we talk about the ways that God is at work as World Challenge seeks to make disciples in nations around the world. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp140c Support this podcast

Oct 7

22 min 54 sec

This week on the Gary Wilkerson Podcast we discuss the power of development ministry to instill the impoverished with faith, hope and confidence. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp139c Support this podcast

Sep 30

33 min 49 sec

By Grace Through Faith | Most people have no difficulty understanding that humans are inherently sinful. That is obvious enough. What we tend to struggle with is the human desire to to try overcome sin through our own efforts. John Bailey joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss how Christians should think about God’s New Covenant promises. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp138c Support this podcast

Sep 23

29 min 29 sec

The Old Does Not Mix With the New | Those who believe that they must earn God’s love will always feel insecure in their faith. Thankfully, scripture makes it clear that salvation comes, not through our actions, but through the overwhelming goodness of Christ. John Bailey joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss how the Old and New Covenants help us understand God’s plan for humanity. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp137c Support this podcast

Sep 16

38 min 47 sec

A powerful, life-giving church is one where God is the focus and scripture is the center of teaching. Unfortunately, many churches today are more focused on offering entertainment. Ron Brown joins Gary Wilkerson to talk about how churches can focus on God and truly become a light to the world around them. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp136c Support this podcast

Sep 9

24 min 14 sec

Very often, people are unwilling to change until it becomes more painful to stay as they are. Beginning to feel trapped in an addiction can be painful, but it can also serve as powerful motivation to find deep healing. Nate Larkin and Gary Wilkerson look at the role of honesty, family and culture in addiction recovery. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp135c Support this podcast

Sep 2

34 min 10 sec

God created every individual with a need for intimacy, but it can become distorted in the modern world. Broken families, abuse, neglect and even an unwillingness to rely on other people can get in the way of healthy intimacy. Nate Larkin and Gary Wilkerson continue their conversation about recovery from sexual addiction. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp134c Support this podcast

Aug 26

14 min 24 sec

It is easy to think of God’s judgment as the opposite of his mercy, but the reality is not so simple. God can give people a wake-up call to turn them back to himself. In those cases, God’s mercy comes through his judgment. Nate Larkin joins Gary Wilkerson to share his story of redemption, recovery and healing. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp133c Support this podcast

Aug 19

25 min 58 sec

As churches all over the world were forced to shut down during the COVID-19 global pandemic, pastors and church leaders had to scramble to find ways to keep their congregations engaged. Among them was Pastor Seth Drewry and his wife Katie of Believers Fellowship in Bellville, Arkansas. Pastor Seth joins Gary Wilkerson to share the lessons he has learned during this unprecedented time of global pandemic. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp132c Support this podcast

Aug 12

33 min 28 sec

A church can have a truly transformative effect on the people within its community. God is there for his people, and God’s people should be there for each other. Pastor Seth Drewry joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss God’s calling and the modern church. 00:00 - Introduction 00:38 - Seth's Upbringing and Calling to Ministry 02:42 - The Love of the Church in the Midst of Tragedy 08:24 - The Nontraditional Route to Ministry 11:45 - The Gifts and Baptism of the Holy Spirit 18:32 - Impacted by David Wilkerson 21:39 - Working at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch 24:25 - Closing View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp131c Support this podcast

Aug 5

25 min 28 sec

The Way Ahead is Back - Shifts in the society around us may feel unsettling, but cultures have come and gone throughout history. These changes are never a threat to God, and they cannot shake the church that is grounded in Christ. Pastor Joshua West joins Gary Wilkerson to talk about the role of the church in American culture. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp130c Support this podcast

Jul 29

29 min 25 sec

Deep Concern for the State of the American ChurchThere is a brand of Christianity in the US today that is creating a version of Christ that conforms to our image rather than us coming to Christ and being conformed into his image. Our culture has shifted from the glory and worship of God to the glory and worship of self. Pastor Joshua West joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss his deep concern for the state of the American church. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp129c Support this podcast

Jul 22

30 min 4 sec

As a child, Fred Sanders recalls looking up at the clouds passing in front of the moon and wondering if any of them would ever go behind the moon. Through a series of questions about things Fred already knew about clouds and the moon, a relative helped him realize that he already knew that clouds couldn’t go behind the moon. The same can be true of us and our knowledge of God. Fred Sanders joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss the roles and relationships of Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Trinity. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp128c Support this podcast

Jul 15

40 min 23 sec

This generation is being inundated with sexual immorality and indoctrinated with a secular worldview. Sean McDowell joins Gary Wilkerson and Evan Wilkerson to discuss the issues facing today’s youth and how parents can help their children counter false ideas with the truth of the Bible. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp127c Support this podcast

Jul 8

24 min 36 sec

In this episode, Gary Wilkerson discusses depression and suicide even among believers who should live in the light of hope. He explores ways that believers can handle issues like mental illness and how to differentiate between spiritual despair and general life discouragement. Most importantly, he offers encouragement to those who may feel as if they are fighting alone. God is walking right alongside us, even in our darkest hours. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp126c Support this podcast

Jul 1

28 min 18 sec

Let’s face it. There are things about God that we won’t fully understand in this lifetime, and that’s okay. For some this will move you to praise God, while others may get upset and complain. Fred Sanders joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss the Trinity and the incomprehensibility of God. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp125c Support this podcast

Jun 24

17 min 6 sec

When we think about holiness, our thoughts might tend toward moral behavior and right conduct, but Gary Wilkerson shows us from scripture that holiness is so much more. We don’t become holy by garnering our own will power and trying to follow a list of dos and don’ts. True holiness comes when we know God, realize he already calls us holy through faith in Jesus Christ, and receive his power to walk in holiness. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp124c Support this podcast

Jun 17

36 min 42 sec

Gary Wilkerson continues his conversation with Chris Palmer about the benefits of learning New Testament Greek. They discuss Bible translations, the fluidity of language, and the nuances one can discover when studying the original Greek words. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp123c Support this podcast

Jun 10

31 min 52 sec

The idea of learning New Testament Greek may seem daunting or like something reserved for seminary students and theologians, but Chris Palmer joins Gary Wilkerson to dispel this misconception and encourage Christians at all levels of faith and stages of life to learn biblical Greek. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp122c Support this podcast

Jun 3

31 min 35 sec

The Bible tells us that we were not created to live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. God’s design is to communicate with us through his word. If we want to get to know God and grow spiritually, then we need to develop a daily discipline of spending time with God in his word. That’s going to take time, effort and intentionality. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp121c Support this podcast

May 27

23 min 34 sec

The Bible tells us that physical training is of some value, but training in godliness holds promise in this life and the life to come. Simon Lennox joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss the parallels between physical and spiritual training, how fitness has been a natural bridge to discussing deeper spiritual matters, and the impact this life has on our eternity. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp120c Support this podcast

May 20

32 min 25 sec

It can be challenging when our prayers seem ungranted, unanswered or unheard. The enemy often comes with accusations that cause us to doubt God’s goodness, faithfulness, and love for us. Gary Wilkerson shares some biblical insight into what we can do while we are waiting for God to answer our prayers. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp119c Support this podcast

May 13

26 min 43 sec

Some Christian denominations and movements have completely neglected the Holy Spirit while others have credited the Holy Spirit with manifestations that were not of God. Dallas Holm joins Gary Wilkerson to examine what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit. When do we receive the Holy Spirit? How do we know if we’ve received the Holy Spirit? View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp118c Support this podcast

May 6

47 min 37 sec

Dallas Holm joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss the lessons he has learned over fifty plus years of Christian ministry—from his early days with David Wilkerson Youth Crusades, his years of music ministry, and now his transition into the last mile of this race called life. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp117c Support this podcast

Apr 29

32 min 9 sec

Our tendency can be to describe God in ways that are more like ourselves, as if he is just a bigger, better version of us. The God of the Bible is altogether different than us. He is eternal, infinite, timeless, perfect, unchanging and self-existent. Matthew Barrett joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss how the incomprehensibility of God helps maintain the distinction between Creator and creature. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp116c Support this podcast

Apr 22

44 min 8 sec

God is one yet also three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. How does that work? Do they all just cooperate really well together? Or is it something completely different? Matthew Barrett joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss the importance of understanding the unity and inseparability of the Trinity. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp115c Support this podcast

Apr 15

38 min

In our modern understanding, to call someone, especially God, incomprehensible seems offensive, but the incomprehensibility of God does not mean that he is unintelligible or doesn’t communicate well. It means that he is so far beyond what our finite minds can fully comprehend. Gary Wilkerson challenges listeners to learn more about the incomprehensibility of God. If you do, you will be brought to a place of greater reverence and worship of God. View show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp114c Support this podcast

Apr 8

34 min 12 sec

There probably aren’t too many in the church today who have taken the time or made the effort to study church history, read the writings of the early church fathers, or understand the creeds and the heresies they were meant to counter. Chris Palmer joins Gary Wilkerson in encouraging Christians to discover the roots of their faith and grow in their knowledge of God. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp113c Support this podcast

Apr 1

47 min 24 sec

Trying to wrap our minds around the simultaneous oneness and distinctness of Father, Son and Spirit can be challenging. Some camps within Christianity will even highlight or focus on just one of the persons to the neglect of the other two. Chris Palmer joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss the importance of not playing favorites with the persons of the Trinity. Chris challenges listeners to really wrestle with scripture and come to a biblical understanding of the Trinity that will transform your worship and your prayer life. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp112c Support this podcast

Mar 25

43 min 29 sec

Anyone familiar with boating knows the dangers of drifting. It can seem slight, but if not corrected, over time it will take you far off course. Matthew Barrett joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss the dangerous drifts taking place within the church’s understanding of the Trinity. Developing a proper doctrine of the Trinity will take work but it will be worth the effort. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp111c Support this podcast

Mar 18

53 min 21 sec

Gary Wilkerson answers questions about the power, presence and wrath of God. Does God’s omnipotence have any limits that are not of his own making? If God holds all things together, how can hell and the lake of fire exist void of God’s presence? What is a healthy theological view of God’s wrath for the believer? Are any of God’s attributes greater than the others? View show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp110c Support this podcast

Mar 11

35 min 41 sec

The Holy Spirit can be the one person of the Trinity that is difficult to wrap our mind around. In some churches he is ignored, while in others the Spirit is overemphasized. Fred Sanders joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in the Trinity and in the believer’s life. View show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp109c Support this podcast

Mar 4

39 min 51 sec

All of us experience and have a basic understanding of gravity but we might start to get lost if the conversation heads toward more complicated concepts and theories. The same can be said of the doctrine of the Trinity. If you’re a Christian, you’ve experienced the saving work of the Trinity, but you might not fully understand how God can be both three distinct persons and one God or what role each of them plays. Fred Sanders joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss the doctrine of the Trinity and encourages Christians to dig deeper into understanding the distinctness and oneness of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp108c Support this podcast

Feb 25

29 min 20 sec

God wants his people to be wholly holy—spirit, soul and body. He cares for the whole person. Eric Barber—former CrossFit athlete, trainer and gym owner—joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss how God has called him to help others with fitness, health and nutrition. View podcast show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp107c Support this podcast

Feb 18

33 min 27 sec

God created us for fellowship. He said that it is not good for man to be alone but finding authentic community can be challenging. We live in a social media culture where everyone puts their best on display, when what we really need is a place to safely share our hurts and struggles with others. Pastor Rusty George joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss ways to develop strong Christian community. View show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp106c Support this podcast

Feb 11

23 min 17 sec

In this bonus episode of the Gary Wilkerson Podcast, Mike Conway from Teen Challenge of Southern California sat down with Gary and Kelly Wilkerson for a captivating, engaging and hope-filled conversation about Believing God for Your Family. Support this podcast

Feb 8

39 min 6 sec

A cultural tide contrary to the truth of God continues to rise. Christian teens are confronted with difficult topics like evolution, same-sex marriage and transgenderism. They are eager to share and defend their faith but feel they lack the proper training. Evan Wilkerson joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss how God has called him to train up a generation ready to take a stand for God. View show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp105c Support this podcast

Feb 4

29 min 51 sec

Kids in high school and even younger are now facing issues that were once matters for college students and young adults. Evan Wilkerson joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss the questions and doubts confronting today’s youth. View show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp104c Support this podcast

Jan 28

36 min 43 sec

The Trinity can be difficult to discuss and understand but Fred Sanders joins Gary Wilkerson to help bring some clarity to the importance of the Trinity and the role that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit each play in salvation. View show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp103c Support this podcast

Jan 21

28 min 17 sec

We all come to Christ through many different avenues, but at the core of each path is realizing that we need something only God can provide — salvation. Unfortunately, we can get stuck in this mindset of God existing to meet our needs. Fred Sanders joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss how God invites us to know him for who he is rather than only for what he does for us. View show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp102c Support this podcast

Jan 14

30 min 3 sec

Previously, Nate Larkin shared his personal testimony about struggling with a pornography addiction and how he eventually found freedom. This week, he and Gary discuss the types of sexual addiction and where they can spring from in our pasts. God wants to heal these deep heart wounds. As we heal from internal injuries and shed addictions, we will find it easier to forge deep and meaningful relationships with others. Gathering healthy community around us will make staying on the road to recovery easier. While the path may not be any smoother or less steep, faithful friends can walk beside us and remind us of our heavenly Father’s promises. View show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp101c Support this podcast

Jan 7

36 min 37 sec

The spread of coronavirus has struck a deep chord of anxiety in our country. The quarantine and unstable stock market have only added to people’s fears. Many believers, though, may find their family and friends are open to the gospel for the first time. In this week’s special episode of the Gary Wilkerson podcast, Keith Holloway joins us again to discuss how believers can steady their hearts. And with that peace comes opportunities to share the reason for our hope. View show notes: https://wcm.link/gwp100c Support this podcast

Dec 2020

36 min 11 sec