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It’s hard to find time to consistently read through the Bible, so why not have a partner? Whether you’re a skeptic, seeker, or believer going deeper, together we’ll conversationally read the Bible, explore the truth claims of Christianity, and learn how to give answers For The Hope within.

Roger Courville


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    Should we take the Bible literally? | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 78

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 6:41


    ...and what's the question behind the question?

    Matthew 25 | 1 Kings 21 | 2 Chronicles 17 | Proverbs 22:17-23 | Ep. 1914

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 19:38


    Reflection: Peopling eternity (Matthew 26:39)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 6:47


    ...and a hopeful story of Daddy Hall

    Matthew 24:29-51 | 1 Kings 19-20 | Psalm 129 | Ep. 1914

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 20:15


    If something's hard to interpret, what do you do?

    When love conquers compassion | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 77

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 4:05


    Only when your "god" becomes...

    Matthew 24:1-28 | 1 Kings 17-18 | Ep. 1913

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 19:29


    Trust the Provider, not the provision. Brooks dry up, but God never fails.

    Matthew 23 | Psalm 119:113-176 | Ep. 1912

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 17:51


    If someone who is a teacher lacks integrity, should you do what they say?

    Atheists…geniuses? | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 76

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 5:46


    Why doesn't the Bible talk about atheism? PLUS a fun factoid

    1911: Matthew 22 | Psalm 119:57-112

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 15:40


    Developing “eulogy virtues” | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 75

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 6:36


    No one dies wishing they'd spent more time at the office.

    1910: Matthew 21 | Psalm 119:1-56

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 19:31


    The Word of God is our incomparable guide to...?

    Did Jesus just affirm private property rights? | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 74

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 6:44


    A buried detail in the parable of the vineyard owner

    1909: Matthew 20 | 1 Kings 16 | 2 Chronicles 15-16

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 19:45


    God's grace is not limited by our ideas of fairness; his gifts are far beyond what we can deserve.

    Reflection: Life as sacramental service (Galatians 6:14-16a)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 5:59


    You see a sign that says, "You are now entering the mission field." Now what?

    1908: Matthew 19 | 1 Kings 15 | 2 Chronicles 13-14 | Proverbs 22:13-16

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 20:43


    Lord, there is no one besides you to help the mighty and those without strength...

    Way Maker: The rest of the story | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 73

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 3:50


    Her name is Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu. Never heard of her?

    1907: Matthew 18:21-35 | 1 Kings 13-14 | 2 Chronicles 12 | Psalm 47

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 21:40


    Should you use the word “conspiracy” | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 72

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 10:04


    Most of the time I wouldn't use the word "conspiracy." Here's why.

    1906: Matthew 18:1-20 | 1 Kings 12 | 2 Chronicles 10-11 | Proverbs 22:10-12

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 20:27


    Why you should call Peter “Satan,” too (maybe) | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 71

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 4:06


    What's up with this weird moment in Scripture?

    1905: Matthew 16:21-17:27 | Ecclesiastes 10-12 | Proverbs 22:7-9

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 20:21


    Spiritual immunity | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 70

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 6:02


    If you knew you somehow were 100% impervious...

    1904: Matthew 15-16:20 | Ecclesiastes 8-9 | Psalm 46

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 21:27


    Do you ever sometimes sense how darkness attempts to overpower light?

    Need clarity? Try this | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 69

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 4:03


    Communicating to someone who misses a nuance? Try this.

    1903: Matthew 14 | Ecclesiastes 5-7

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 20:24


    Reflection: Living the blessed life (Psalm 1:1-3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 7:22


    The Bible has something to say about how we experience blessing, right?

    1902: Matthew 13 | Ecclesiastes 3-4 | Psalm 125

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 21:15


    Stuck in Groundhog Day? Sing this | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 68

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 5:22


    Ecclesiastes is a great reminder of what desire points to

    1901: Matthew 12:15-50 | Ecclesiastes 1-2 | Psalm 45

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 21:25


    ...including a factoid about The Lord of the Flies

    “Word of the year” and talking to your neighbor | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 67

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 5:31


    The simple, not easy, but Power-based answer

    1900: Matthew 12:1-14 | 1 Kings 10-11 | 2 Chronicles 9

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 22:45


    The anatomy of doubt when you “train up a child” | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 66

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 8:59


    Most parents struggle at some level with kids going off the rails...

    1899: Matthew 11 | 1 Kings 9 | 2 Chronicles 8 | Proverbs 21:27-22:6

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 20:39


    What does “out there” truth mean to you? | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 65

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 8:37


    Continuing the thought from yesterday's segment #64

    1898: Matthew 10:26-42 | 2 Chronicles 5-7 | Psalm 121

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 22:48


    The truth is out there | #AlwaysBeReady Ep. 64

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 10:40


    Remember The X-Files?

    1897: Matthew 10:1-25 | 1 Kings 8 | Psalm 30

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 21:34


    New Year's Reflection: How to find happiness in 2023 | Psalm 144

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 6:10


    A new leaf for New Years and beyond | #AlwaysBeReady #64

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 3:56


    #AlwaysBeReady...to pray this

    1896: Matthew 9 | 1 Kings 7 | 2 Chronicles 4 | Psalm 44

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 25:35


    1895: Matthew 8 | 1 Kings 6 | 2 Chronicles 3 | Proverbs 21:18-26

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 18:53


    Where did “Auld Lang Syne” come from? | #AlwaysBeReady #63

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 4:42


    You (sorta) know the lyrics, but what do they mean?

    Southwest Airlines and Jesus | #AlwaysBeReady #62

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 5:32


    Think about systems...then think about what the Bible says

    1894: Matthew 6-7 | 1 Kings 5 | 2 Chronicles 2 | Proverbs 21:13-17

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 19:41


    More on the good life...God's way

    1893: Matthew 5 | Song of Solomon 5-8 | Psalm 127

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 20:46


    A most dangerous New Year's prayer | #AlwaysBeReady #61

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 10:18


    If you're not happy with your rate of growth in the Christian life, try this

    1892: Matthew 4 | Song of Solomon 1-4 | Psalm 72

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 19:14


    "Follow me.” It isn't intended simply to be analyzed. It's intended to confront us.

    Looking for a prophet-priest-king? Read Matthew | #AlwaysBeReady #60

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 10:19


    What Matthew does that we should take confidence

    1891: Matthew 3 | Proverbs 6-9 | Psalm 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 19:50


    Pop quiz: Is the word “trinity” in the Bible?

    Christmas morning Scripture readings (Isaiah 9:2-7 | Psalm 96 | Titus 2:11-14 | Luke 2:1-20)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 7:52


    Follow along in your Bible: Isaiah 9:2-7 | Psalm 96 | Titus 2:11-14 | Luke 2:1-20

    Christmas eve reflection: Paul Harvey's “A Man and the Birds”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 6:19


    Paul Harvey used to tell this story every Christmas Eve. It's a tradition worth continuing.

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