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What if your commute to work resulted in more than just worries about your day and the problems ahead? What if you started every morning with refocussing your thoughts and feelings on the timeless truths of the Bible? Join David Jesse as he shares insight into the Verse of the Day from the YouVersio…

David Jesse

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Latest episodes from Driven by the Bible

1 Peter 1:14-15 - October 11, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2019 5:20

“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:14-15‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/1pe.1.14-15.esvWhat does it mean to be holy? To leave the passions of our lives before Christ and become something different?

1 Peter 1:14-15 - October 11, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2019 5:20

“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:14-15‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/1pe.1.14-15.esvWhat does it mean to be holy? To leave the passions of our lives before Christ and become something different?

Acts 3:19 - October 9, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2019 6:46

“Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,”‭‭Acts‬ ‭3:19‬ ‭

Acts 3:19 - October 9, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2019 6:46

“Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,”‭‭Acts‬ ‭3:19‬ ‭

Deuteronomy 6:4 - October 8, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2019 3:04

“"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/deu.6.4.esvWhen we think of the Greatest a Commandment, we often want to move past this part of the verse and straight to the part that tell us what we are supposed to do. That’s a mistake.

Deuteronomy 6:4 - October 8, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2019 3:04

“"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/deu.6.4.esvWhen we think of the Greatest a Commandment, we often want to move past this part of the verse and straight to the part that tell us what we are supposed to do. That’s a mistake.

James 4:17 - October 7, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2019 6:38

“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”‭‭James‬ ‭4:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬We often forget that sin isn’t just doing the wrong thing, it’s not doing the right thing too! What are some of the “right things”’we overlook? And why are we so quick to overlook them?

James 4:17 - October 7, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2019 6:38

“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”‭‭James‬ ‭4:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬We often forget that sin isn’t just doing the wrong thing, it’s not doing the right thing too! What are some of the “right things”’we overlook? And why are we so quick to overlook them?

Philippians 2:5 - October 6, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2019 4:16

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/php.2.5.esvUsually when the Holy Spirit brings the same concept up again and again in short succession, it’s because it’s speaking to something in our lives.

Philippians 2:5 - October 6, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2019 4:16

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/php.2.5.esvUsually when the Holy Spirit brings the same concept up again and again in short succession, it’s because it’s speaking to something in our lives.

Proverbs 15:31 - October 5, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2019 4:19

“The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:31‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/pro.15.31.esvArrogance and overconfidence are celebrated today. We act like the more pride we have, the better. But in the Kingdom of God, this results in destruction. Wisdom is only found through humility.

Proverbs 15:31 - October 5, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2019 4:19

“The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:31‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/pro.15.31.esvArrogance and overconfidence are celebrated today. We act like the more pride we have, the better. But in the Kingdom of God, this results in destruction. Wisdom is only found through humility.

Luke 9:24 - October 4, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2019 4:56

“For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭9:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬The world tells us the secret to success is to become obsessed with advancing our lives and agendas. Jesus tells us the secret is the exact opposite.

Luke 9:24 - October 4, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2019 4:56

“For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭9:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬The world tells us the secret to success is to become obsessed with advancing our lives and agendas. Jesus tells us the secret is the exact opposite.

Galatians 5:25 - October 3, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2019 7:45

'If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. 'Galatians 5:25https://my.bible.com/bible/59/GAL.5.25How do we walk according to the Holy Spirit while living in a religious and political environment loaded with division, disagreement, condemnation and anger? Paul's letter to the churches of Galatia gives some really good advice.

Galatians 5:25 - October 3, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2019 7:45

'If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. 'Galatians 5:25https://my.bible.com/bible/59/GAL.5.25How do we walk according to the Holy Spirit while living in a religious and political environment loaded with division, disagreement, condemnation and anger? Paul's letter to the churches of Galatia gives some really good advice.

Matthew 22:37-39 - October 2, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2019 8:20

And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."Love God. Love others. Such a simple idea that is so hard to execute. Why? Because we're broken people. What are some ways we can live that out?

Matthew 22:37-39 - October 2, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2019 8:20

And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."Love God. Love others. Such a simple idea that is so hard to execute. Why? Because we're broken people. What are some ways we can live that out?

Colossians 1:12 - Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2019 5:20

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience...Living as a Messiah-follower in this world isn't easy. But Paul's instructions to the Believers in Colossae give us some really practical tips for doing it successfully!

Colossians 1:12 - Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2019 5:20

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience...Living as a Messiah-follower in this world isn't easy. But Paul's instructions to the Believers in Colossae give us some really practical tips for doing it successfully!

Episode 315 - Romans 3:23 (April 25, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2019 9:54

“...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”‭‭Romans‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭ESV‬‬While Paul is obviously saying that every individual human has the same spiritual condition and standing before God, the context of this passage is about Jews and Gentiles. Neither has a claim to relationship with God over the other. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 315 - Romans 3:23 (April 25, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2019 9:54

“...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”‭‭Romans‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭ESV‬‬While Paul is obviously saying that every individual human has the same spiritual condition and standing before God, the context of this passage is about Jews and Gentiles. Neither has a claim to relationship with God over the other. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 314 - Colossians 3:17 (April 24, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2019 6:23

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬We’re all faced with doing things we’d rather not be doing. But that is when we worship the most. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 314 - Colossians 3:17 (April 24, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2019 6:23

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬We’re all faced with doing things we’d rather not be doing. But that is when we worship the most. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 313 - Psalm 47:1 (April 23, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2019 4:57

“Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭47:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬Worship shouldn’t be a chore or command. It should flow out if us as a response to who God is and what He’s done. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 313 - Psalm 47:1 (April 23, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2019 4:57

“Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭47:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬Worship shouldn’t be a chore or command. It should flow out if us as a response to who God is and what He’s done. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 312 - John 13:34

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2019 6:55

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”‭‭John‬ ‭13:34‬ ‭ESV‬‬In a moment where Jesus is giving His final instructions before He goes to the cross, He tells His disciples to love each other in the same way He loves us. He calls it a New Commandment. But it isn’t something new. Why does He call it this? Let’s talk about it!

Episode 312 - John 13:34

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2019 6:55

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”‭‭John‬ ‭13:34‬ ‭ESV‬‬In a moment where Jesus is giving His final instructions before He goes to the cross, He tells His disciples to love each other in the same way He loves us. He calls it a New Commandment. But it isn’t something new. Why does He call it this? Let’s talk about it!

Episode 311: Zephaniah 2:3 (April 9, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2019 6:08

“Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the anger of the Lord.”‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬We currently live in a time of God’s mercy and grace. He is not willing that any should suffer judgment; His desire is for all to come repentance. But judgment will come. And when it does, only those who have already surrender to Him will be spared. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 311: Zephaniah 2:3 (April 9, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2019 6:08

“Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the anger of the Lord.”‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬We currently live in a time of God’s mercy and grace. He is not willing that any should suffer judgment; His desire is for all to come repentance. But judgment will come. And when it does, only those who have already surrender to Him will be spared. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 310 - Matthew 18:3-5 (April 8, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2019 6:45

“...and said, ‘Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me’...”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18:3-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬Childlike faith is one of the easiest ideas in the Bible to understand, and the hardest to apply. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 310 - Matthew 18:3-5 (April 8, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2019 6:45

“...and said, ‘Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me’...”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18:3-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬Childlike faith is one of the easiest ideas in the Bible to understand, and the hardest to apply. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 309 - Amos 5:24 (April 4, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2019 8:19

“But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”‭‭Amos‬ ‭5:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬Martin Luther King Jr. is probably more famous for these words than the prophet, Amos. Why was Amos saying this? And what does it mean for us, today?Let’s talk about it!

Episode 309 - Amos 5:24 (April 4, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2019 8:19

“But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”‭‭Amos‬ ‭5:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬Martin Luther King Jr. is probably more famous for these words than the prophet, Amos. Why was Amos saying this? And what does it mean for us, today?Let’s talk about it!

Episode 308 - Matthew 11:28 (April 3, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2019 11:32

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬We strive. We work. We struggle to better ourselves and our lives. And most of the time, it feels like it is more than we can bear. That’s because we weren’t created to bear it. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 308 - Matthew 11:28 (April 3, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2019 11:32

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬We strive. We work. We struggle to better ourselves and our lives. And most of the time, it feels like it is more than we can bear. That’s because we weren’t created to bear it. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 307 - John 3:16 (April 2, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2019 9:14

“"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬This verse might be the most familiar verse in the Bible. And that familiarity has caused many of us to forget its power. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 307 - John 3:16 (April 2, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2019 9:14

“"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬This verse might be the most familiar verse in the Bible. And that familiarity has caused many of us to forget its power. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 306 - 1 Corinthians 1:18 (April 1, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2019 8:54

“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:18‬ ‭ESV‬‬On a day of the year where fools are celebrated, we would do well to remember that the Gospel is an absurd idea. It doesn’t make sense. That’s why it’s good news. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 306 - 1 Corinthians 1:18 (April 1, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2019 8:54

“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:18‬ ‭ESV‬‬On a day of the year where fools are celebrated, we would do well to remember that the Gospel is an absurd idea. It doesn’t make sense. That’s why it’s good news. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 305- 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (March 29, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2019 8:29

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:7-9‬ ‭ESV‬‬This is a paradox. Treasures aren’t stored in jars of clay. Treasure is too valuable for that. And this is the point Paul is making. We are common and of little value outside of the presence of Messiah dwelling within us. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 305- 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (March 29, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2019 8:29

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:7-9‬ ‭ESV‬‬This is a paradox. Treasures aren’t stored in jars of clay. Treasure is too valuable for that. And this is the point Paul is making. We are common and of little value outside of the presence of Messiah dwelling within us. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 304 - Matthew 6:6 (March 28, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2019 8:45

“But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬A few years ago, the Holy Spirit began to impress on me the importance of prayer. Developing this spiritual habit can be awkward and challenging, but it is worth it. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 304 - Matthew 6:6 (March 28, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2019 8:45

“But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬A few years ago, the Holy Spirit began to impress on me the importance of prayer. Developing this spiritual habit can be awkward and challenging, but it is worth it. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 303 - 1 Corinthians 13:6 (March 27, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2019 6:44

“...it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬“He had it coming!” Whether or not we say these words, I wonder how often we think it. When someone who has done wrong suffers the consequences of their actions, do we rejoice in the wrong that’s done to them?Let’s talk about it!

Episode 303 - 1 Corinthians 13:6 (March 27, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2019 6:44

“...it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬“He had it coming!” Whether or not we say these words, I wonder how often we think it. When someone who has done wrong suffers the consequences of their actions, do we rejoice in the wrong that’s done to them?Let’s talk about it!

Episode 302: 2 Corinthians 10:5 (March 26, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2019 9:00

“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭10:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬There is a war going on. It’s largely unseen and not talked about. And in most cases, it’s being lost. It’s the war for our minds. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 302: 2 Corinthians 10:5 (March 26, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2019 9:00

“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭10:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬There is a war going on. It’s largely unseen and not talked about. And in most cases, it’s being lost. It’s the war for our minds. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 301 - Psalms 19:14 (March 25, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2019 6:34

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬Words matter. They speak into our world what our hearts truly feel. And when our words reveal that our hearts are out of alignment with the Living Word - Jesus - we cannot ignore this. It must be addressed. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 301 - Psalms 19:14 (March 25, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2019 6:34

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬Words matter. They speak into our world what our hearts truly feel. And when our words reveal that our hearts are out of alignment with the Living Word - Jesus - we cannot ignore this. It must be addressed. Let’s talk about it!

Episode 300: 2 Samuel 7:22 (March 22, 2019)

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2019 8:09

“Therefore you are great, O LORD God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.”‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭7:22‬ ‭ESV‬‬To think that God not only hears our prayers, but answers them. And then to think that He goes beyond that and gives us something so much better. He truly is a great God. Let’s talk about it!

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