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Reading the Bible regularly can be a challenge, and our goal is to help you not only get into God's word regularly, but also help you understand and apply what you're reading! Join The Journey is a Bible study podcast built to follow our daily reading plan available for free at jointhejourney.com. New episodes will be available Monday through Friday. We hope you can join us!

Watermark Community Church, Dallas, TX


    • May 27, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Episode 105: 1 Timothy 4

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 9:36

    Have you ever been the youngest one leading a room? Have you ever had someone say "you're too young?" In this episode, Emma Dotter is joined by a good friend and Watermark Member, Bella Martinez, to talk all things 1 Timothy 4.

    Episode 104: 1 Timothy 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 11:28

    How should Christians think about aspirations and goals? In this episode, Emma Dotter is joined by Watermark Elder, Ben Caldwell, to talk all things 1 Timothy 3.

    Episode 103: 1 Timothy 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 10:35

    What's the role of women in the church? Are they to remain silent? In this episode, Emma Dotter is joined by Emily Bradberry to talk all things 1 Timothy 2.

    Episode 102: 1 Timothy 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 8:05

    Have you ever wondered if Jesus is really enough to conquer whatever is in your past? Do you believe Jesus is righteous enough to be worthy of your submission? In this episode Emma is joined by today's devo writer, Matt Atchley to talk all things 1 Timothy 1. How do we live for Christ in our day to day lives? 

    Episode 101: 2 Thessalonians 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 9:10

    In this chapter, Paul instructs the Thessalonians to keep away from "brothers caught in idleness." Why? Aren't Christians supposed to spend time with sinners? What are we to make of this instruction? In this episode Emma Dotter talks all things 2 Thessalonians 3.

    BONUS EPISODE: 1 TIMOTHY

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 4:37

    In this episode, Emma Dotter introduces us to Timothy. Who is he? What was his relationship to Paul? And why is 1 Timothy different than all the other epistles we've read so far?

    Episode 100: 2 Thessalonians 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 10:59

    When an author of the Bible refers to a source material that we don't have, how can we understand what he's trying to communicate? 2 Thessalonians 2 gives us a great opportunity to attempt to answer this question, as Paul refers to people like "the man of lawlessness" who he'd previously taught the Thessalonians about. In this episode, Emma Dotter is joined by David Penuel to celebrate 100 JTJ episodes and talk all things 2 Thessalonians 2.

    Episode 099: 2 Thessalonians 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 7:53

    2 Thessalonians 1 is the only place in the Bible where we see Paul say that he "must" thank someone. What did the Thessalonians do to necessitate such a response in Paul and who in our own lives might be due such a response? In this episode, Emma Dotter talks all things faithfulness, love, and encouragement.

    Episode 098: 1 Thessalonians 5

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 6:49

    When is Jesus coming back? Do we know? In this episode, Emma is joined by Karissa VanCleave as we're encouraged that "The Day" is coming. Until then, we can be rooted in hope and walk in light. 

    Episode 097: 1 Thessalonians 4

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 7:11

    What does it look like to "excel still more?" How do we avoid legalism? In this episode Emma Dotter talks all things 1 Thessalonians 4.

    Episode 096: 1 Thessalonians 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 7:05

    In this episode, Emma Dotter is joined by a member of our Watermark South Dallas team, Amala Smith. Together, they discuss how a relationship with the Lord helps them remain steadfast through trials in life. 

    BONUS EPISODE: 2 THESSALONIANS

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 8:20

    In this episode, Emma Dotter is joined by one of her old Watermark Institute classmates, Grant Wilkie, to talk all things 2 Thessalonians 2.

    Episode 095: 1 Thessalonians 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 9:00

    What's the secret to finding freedom from people pleasing? In this episode, Emma talks all things people-pleasing.

    Episode 094: 1 Thessalonians 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 7:11

    In this episode, Emma Dotter talks all things 1 Thessalonians 1 . . . More specifically, she talks all things reputation. How much should Christians be concerned with reputation?

    Episode 093: Colossians 4

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 6:46

    Do you ever have a hard time staying focused when you pray? Do you pray? What do you pray about? In this episode, Emma is joined by Watermark Member, Spenser Meredith, to talk all things prayer in Colossians 4.

    Episode 092: Colossians 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 10:07

    Slavery? Submission? Work? What are we to make of some of these more challenging topics? In this episode, Emma Dotter talks all things Colossians 3.

    Episode 091: Colossians 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 9:03

    Are you tired of living a life that doesn't ever seem to fully satisfy you? Or on the other hand, do you ever feel like you need to add something to your faith? Wondering if you've done enough? In this episode, Emma Dotter is joined by Sierra Sanchez to talk all things Colossians 2.

    BONUS EPISODE: 1 THESSALONIANS

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 4:52

    Episode 090: Colossians 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 11:09

    In this episode Emma Dotter is joined by Noah Brown to talk all things Colossians 1.

    Episode 089: Philippians 4

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 11:04

    In this episode, Gigi walks us through Philippians 4. She teaches us practical ways to keep our gaze on Jesus. 

    Episode 088: Philippians 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 8:54

    What does Philippians 3:11 mean when Paul says, "that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead?" And what is sanctification? In this episode Emma Dotter tackles an interpretive challenge in today's chapter and helps us better understand sanctification.

    Episode 087: Philippians 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 7:59

    What did Paul need to warn the Philippians about? Isn't his letter to the Philippians one of the only letters without any admonishment? Why? In this episode, Emma unpacks some of Paul's precautionary warnings to the Philippians.

    Episode 086: Philippians 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 9:05

    What do we do when our motives are sinful? How should we think about spiritual growth and what should our response be when we become increasingly aware of our sin? In this episode, Emma Dotter shares about where she senses the Lord sanctifying her in her own life as she talks through Philippians 1.

    BONUS EPISODE: PHILIPPIANS

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 6:11

    Did you know that the city of Philippi was one of the most unique cities during Paul's day? Paul's letter to the Philippians is one of the only letters where we don't see any blatant admonishment! It's like he's writing to his friends. In this episode, Emma Dotter walks us through some of the city's background & an outline of the book.

    BONUS EPISODE: COLOSSIANS

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 5:21

    What are the major themes in the book of Colossians? What was Colossae like and what were the prevailing beliefs of the day? In this episode, Emma Dotter walks us through some of the contextual details surrounding the Colossians.

    Episode 085: Ephesians 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 10:56

    In this episode, Emma is joined by JD Rodgers to talk about spiritual warfare. How do we combat the lies of the enemy?

    Episode 084: Ephesians 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 8:49

    Episode 083: Ephesians 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 6:31

    In this episode, Emma Dotter is joined by Watermark High School Senior, Johnscott Hawkins to talk all things Ephesians 4.

    Episode 082: Ephesians 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 6:58

    What is the "mystery hidden for ages?" And what is the "manifold wisdom of God?" Who are the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places? In this episode, Emma Dotter talks all things Ephesians 3!

    Episode 081: Ephesians 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 7:34

    In this episode, Emma Dotter walks us through Ephesians 2. Have you ever thought about the consequences of your sin? Does sin make you bad? 

    BONUS EPISODE: EPHESIANS

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 11:15

    In this episode, Emma is joined by Garrett Wikle to talk all things Ephesians! Garrett serves with Watermark Equipping & Watermark Resources! Additional Resources:https://www.watermarkresources.com https://www.watermark.org/ministries/equipping 

    Episode 080: Ephesians 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 8:06

    In this episode, Emma Dotter talks all things Ephesians 1. What are the "riches" believers have received? Who is the Holy Spirit?

    Episode 079: Galatians 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 9:28

    What does it look like to respond gently when you're in a challenging situation? In this episode, Emma Dotter is joined by David Dzina to talk all things Galatians 6.

    Episode 078: Galatians 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 6:38

    In this episode, Emma is joined by  Watermark Highschool student, Gage, to talk all things Galatians 5.Additional Resource:Watermark Students

    Episode 077: Galatians 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 7:08

    Emma Dotter is joined by Bruce Kendrick, Watermark's Life Initiatives Director, to talk through the idea of adoption in Galatians 4.

    Episode 076: Galatians 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 4:00

    In this episode, special guest, Marvin Walker, fills in for Emma to talk all things Galatians 3.

    Episode 075: Galatians 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 4:14

    In this episode, special guest, Marvin Walker, fills in for Emma to talk all things Galatians 2.

    Episode 074: Galatians 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 7:27

    In this episode, special guest, Marvin Walker, fills in for Emma to talk all things Galatians 1.

    Episode 073: 2 Corinthians 13

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 5:33

    In this episode, special guest, Marvin Walker, fills in for Emma to talk all things 2 Corinthians 13.

    Episode 072: 2 Corinthians 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 8:41

    In this episode, special guest, Marvin Walker, fills in for Emma to talk all things 2 Corinthians 12. Marvin is joined by guest, Chuck Adair.

    Episode 071: 2 Corinthians 11

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 6:01

    In this episode, Emma is joined by her old friend and Watermark Member, Becca Smith. They zoom in on verse 3, and talk about how easy it is to be distracted by the next shiny thing, but can look to Christ for the power to be victorious over those temptations.

    BONUS EPISODE: PALM SUNDAY

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 11:25

    In this special bonus episode, Emma is joined by Ben Krejci to talk all things Palm Sunday. 

    BONUS EPISODE: GALATIANS

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 8:32

    This bonus episode gives an overview of Paul's letter to the Galatian churches. The Galatians are being led astray by false prophets who are teaching justification through the law and works - which is the opposite of the Gospel! Paul reminds them (and us) that there is absolutely nothing we can do on our own strength that will make us righteous before God.

    Episode 070: 2 Corinthians 10

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 6:48

    In today's episode, Emma Dotter shares how 2 Corinthians 10 has impacted her life and desire to reach more people with the truth of the Gospel.

    Episode 069: 2 Corinthians 9

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 8:59

    In this episode, Emma is joined by today's devo writer, Doug Kierstead. Doug shares about his experience working on the Watermark Finance Team & what it means to give generously.

    Episode 068: 2 Corinthians 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 8:30

    How willing are you to give generously? Maybe you're willing to give of your money, but what about your time? In this episode, Emma is joined by Watermark Highschool student, Ella Schreyer to talk all thinks 2 Corinthians 8. Additional Resource:Watermark Students

    Episode 067: 2 Corinthians 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 7:15

    Do you feel comfortable calling out your friends? What do we do when we see another believer living in a way that doesn't honor God? In this episode, Emma Dotter talks about some of the interpretive challenges in 2 Corinthians 7 and explores the way Paul corrects the Corinthians. What should their response have been?

    Episode 066: 2 Corinthians 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 8:38

    In today's episode, Emma Dotter is joined by David Marvin to discuss Paul's warning about being unequally yoked in relationships.

    Episode 065: 2 Corinthians 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 6:49

    Will Christians be judged when they get to heaven? In this episode, we're talking all things Bema seat. 

    Episode 064: 2 Corinthians 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 7:58

    In today's episode, Emma is joined by Watermark member, Paul Figel, to talk all things 2 Corinthians 4. Does serving the Lord ever seem more "life draining" than "life giving?" Why is that? And how can we reorient ourselves in response to Paul's words in 2 Corinthians 4?

    Episode 063: 2 Corinthians 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 6:39

    In this episode, Emma is joined by Watermark Highschool student, Ellie, to talk all things 2 Corinthians 3. Additional Resource:Watermark Students 

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