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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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?