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The podcast ministry of Return to the Word features the Bible teaching ministry of Pastor Mark Fontecchio. Explore our most recent episodes below or listen to all of our episodes on our Podcast Player. Listen to our Live Stream here.

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Our words have the ability to build up our brothers and sisters in Christ and to glorify the Lord. They also have the terrifying ability to bring horrible destruction to the Body of Christ and to ...
Fontecchio, Mark
 
Martin Luther referred to James as a straw epistle. Many others have struggled to find the relationship between faith and works within this letter from James. The confusion that surrounds the book …
Fontecchio, Mark
 
Is there anything a person can do, or is there a sin they can commit, to irrevocably and irreparably condemn them to Hell - such as blasphemy, taking the mark, worshipping the enemy, or selling ...
Fontecchio, Mark
 
The blot of racial bias stains the pages of church history. Prejudice is common. Partiality comes when we least expect it. Partiality even shows up when we show deference towards the wealthy or ...
Fontecchio, Mark
 
James had reminded the brethren that even in the Christian life there are trials and temptations. But something else had arisen in the ranks of the faithful. Self-deception and hypocrisy had taken ...
Fontecchio, Mark
 
Jesus had healed the sick and fed the masses. But now a storm had taken the disciples into despair. The One who had provided for the people had now sent them out into the stormy waters. There seemed …
Fontecchio, Mark
 
Does 1 John 1:9 lead us as believers to be in a constant state of confession? If we fail to confess our sins, how does this interact with our future rewards in Heaven? Can our failure to confess our …
Fontecchio, Mark
 
Tucked into one of the most familiar stories in the entire New Testament is a testimony of God using the insignificant to provide for His people. God often uses people we would least expect to ...
Fontecchio, Mark
 
A man named Jesus had shown up in the land of Israel claiming to be the Messiah. Others had come before. Even more would come later. Was it possible that this man was worthy of the trust of the ...
Fontecchio, Mark
 
Psalm 103 is a hymn of praise to God that overflows from a heart supremely devoted to the Lord. David surveyed the love and compassion of God towards His people. Believers can rest on the promise ...
Fontecchio, Mark
 
James again reminds us that the trials of life are opportunities under God’s grace for growth in our faith and our walk with Christ. In these trials the temptation often comes to sin. God is not the …
Fontecchio, Mark
 
The Church at Jerusalem had been forced to scatter. Persecution had arisen. James, a key leader of the Church, was used by God to write this early letter to the Jewish Christians.
How were these …
Fontecchio, Mark
 
Christians have celebrated the resurrection of Christ for close to 2,000 years. But after His death and before His resurrection, did the body of Jesus decompose or rot in the grave? Can we even know …
Fontecchio, Mark
 
The Church at Jerusalem had been forced to scatter. Persecution had arisen. James, a key leader of the Church, was used by God to write this early letter to the Jewish Christians.
But what exactly …
Fontecchio, Mark
 
Jerusalem was in a state of disrepair. Work on rebuilding the Temple of God by the Hebrew people had already come to a standstill. The Prophet Daniel mourned the present condition that the people of …
Fontecchio, Mark
 
Daniel 10 pulls back the curtain to reveal a scene that is unlike any other recorded text in the Word of God. Angels fought with the forces of darkness for positions of influence with the kings that …
Fontecchio, Mark
 
The Prophet Daniel received foundational instruction for understanding the program of God for the nation of Israel. Packed into a short message is a prophecy that accurately foretold the future of ...
Fontecchio, Mark
 
The Prophet Daniel received foundational instruction for understanding the program of God for the nation of Israel. Packed into a short message is a prophecy that accurately foretold the future of ...
Fontecchio, Mark
 
Religion had stifled faith in God within the nation of Israel, but the need for hope would be met in Jesus. The Son of God claimed to be able to generate resurrection life by His spoken Word. His ...
Fontecchio, Mark
 
The name of Jesus is enough to bring worldwide division. Many people hate Him, deny His existence, or suggest that He never claimed to be God. This type of division and hatred is not new.
The pages …
Fontecchio, Mark
 
The suffering in this present world has created desperate people who are in search of hope for a better tomorrow. A poor understanding of God and His grace has caused men to turn to the legalistic ...
Fontecchio, Mark
 
A desperate father raced against time. His son was facing death. Word had reached him that there was a man that could offer hope. Would Jesus come to Capernaum? The nobleman could not have expected …
Fontecchio, Mark
 
The Church of Jesus Christ is under enormous pressure. A violent and perverse culture is clashing with the truth of God’s Word. Doctrines contrary to the faith have taken root. How does this fit in …
Fontecchio, Mark
 
The Jewish people haven’t been strangers to persecution. The Apostle Paul’s words of encouragement to the Church at Thessalonica have been taken to be the justification for violent hatred towards ...
Fontecchio, Mark
 
The disciples had caught Jesus red-handed. He was talking with a Samaritan woman of questionable character. With His words, Christ had struck her heart. The testimony she left behind continues to ...
Fontecchio, Mark
 
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