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With family: 2 Chronicles 6:12–42; 1 John 5 2 Chronicles 6:12–42 (Listen) Solomon's Prayer of Dedication 12 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands. 13 Solomon had made a bronze platform five cubits1 long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high, and had set it in the court, and he stood on it. Then he knelt on his knees in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven, 14 and said, “O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart, 15 who have kept with your servant David my father what you declared to him. You spoke with your mouth, and with your hand have fulfilled it this day. 16 Now therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father what you have promised him, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk in my law as you have walked before me.' 17 Now therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, let your word be confirmed, which you have spoken to your servant David. 18 “But will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this house that I have built! 19 Yet have regard to the prayer of your servant and to his plea, O LORD my God, listening to the cry and to the prayer that your servant prays before you, 20 that your eyes may be open day and night toward this house, the place where you have promised to set your name, that you may listen to the prayer that your servant offers toward this place. 21 And listen to the pleas of your servant and of your people Israel, when they pray toward this place. And listen from heaven your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive. 22 “If a man sins against his neighbor and is made to take an oath and comes and swears his oath before your altar in this house, 23 then hear from heaven and act and judge your servants, repaying the guilty by bringing his conduct on his own head, and vindicating the righteous by rewarding him according to his righteousness. 24 “If your people Israel are defeated before the enemy because they have sinned against you, and they turn again and acknowledge your name and pray and plead with you in this house, 25 then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your people Israel and bring them again to the land that you gave to them and to their fathers. 26 “When heaven is shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you, if they pray toward this place and acknowledge your name and turn from their sin, when you afflict2 them, 27 then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel, when you teach them the good way3 in which they should walk, and grant rain upon your land, which you have given to your people as an inheritance. 28 “If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence or blight or mildew or locust or caterpillar, if their enemies besiege them in the land at their gates, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is, 29 whatever prayer, whatever plea is made by any man or by all your people Israel, each knowing his own affliction and his own sorrow and stretching out his hands toward this house, 30 then hear from heaven your dwelling place and forgive and render to each whose heart you know, according to all his ways, for you, you only, know the hearts of the children of mankind, 31 that they may fear you and walk in your ways all the days that they live in the land that you gave to our fathers. 32 “Likewise, when a foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, comes from a far country for the sake of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm, when he comes and prays toward this house, 33 hear from heaven your dwelling place and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to you, in order that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your people Israel, and that they may know that this house that I have built is called by your name. 34 “If your people go out to battle against their enemies, by whatever way you shall send them, and they pray to you toward this city that you have chosen and the house that I have built for your name, 35 then hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and maintain their cause. 36 “If they sin against you—for there is no one who does not sin—and you are angry with them and give them to an enemy, so that they are carried away captive to a land far or near, 37 yet if they turn their heart in the land to which they have been carried captive, and repent and plead with you in the land of their captivity, saying, ‘We have sinned and have acted perversely and wickedly,' 38 if they repent with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity to which they were carried captive, and pray toward their land, which you gave to their fathers, the city that you have chosen and the house that I have built for your name, 39 then hear from heaven your dwelling place their prayer and their pleas, and maintain their cause and forgive your people who have sinned against you. 40 Now, O my God, let your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayer of this place. 41 “And now arise, O LORD God, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might. Let your priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let your saints rejoice in your goodness.42 O LORD God, do not turn away the face of your anointed one! Remember your steadfast love for David your servant.” Footnotes  6:13 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters  6:26 Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew answer  6:27 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate (compare 1 Kings 8:36); Hebrew toward the good way (ESV) 1 John 5 (Listen) Overcoming the World 5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? Testimony Concerning the Son of God 6 This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 For there are three that testify: 8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. 9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. 11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. That You May Know 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. 16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God1 will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death. 18 We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. 19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. 20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Footnotes  5:16 Greek he (ESV) In private: Habakkuk 1; Luke 20 Habakkuk 1 (Listen) 1 The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw. Habakkuk's Complaint 2 O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save?3 Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise.4 So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted. The Lord's Answer 5 “Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.6 For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, who march through the breadth of the earth, to seize dwellings not their own.7 They are dreaded and fearsome; their justice and dignity go forth from themselves.8 Their horses are swifter than leopards, more fierce than the evening wolves; their horsemen press proudly on. Their horsemen come from afar; they fly like an eagle swift to devour.9 They all come for violence, all their faces forward. They gather captives like sand.10 At kings they scoff, and at rulers they laugh. They laugh at every fortress, for they pile up earth and take it.11 Then they sweep by like the wind and go on, guilty men, whose own might is their god!” Habakkuk's Second Complaint 12 Are you not from everlasting, O LORD my God, my Holy One? We shall not die. O LORD, you have ordained them as a judgment, and you, O Rock, have established them for reproof.13 You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong, why do you idly look at traitors and remain silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he?14 You make mankind like the fish of the sea, like crawling things that have no ruler.15 He1 brings all of them up with a hook; he drags them out with his net; he gathers them in his dragnet; so he rejoices and is glad.16 Therefore he sacrifices to his net and makes offerings to his dragnet; for by them he lives in luxury,2 and his food is rich.17 Is he then to keep on emptying his net and mercilessly killing nations forever? Footnotes  1:15 That is, the wicked foe  1:16 Hebrew his portion is fat (ESV) Luke 20 (Listen) The Authority of Jesus Challenged 20 One day, as Jesus1 was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up 2 and said to him, “Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority.” 3 He answered them, “I also will ask you a question. Now tell me, 4 was the baptism of John from heaven or from man?” 5 And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,' he will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?' 6 But if we say, ‘From man,' all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.” 7 So they answered that they did not know where it came from. 8 And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.” The Parable of the Wicked Tenants 9 And he began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard and let it out to tenants and went into another country for a long while. 10 When the time came, he sent a servant2 to the tenants, so that they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11 And he sent another servant. But they also beat and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 And he sent yet a third. This one also they wounded and cast out. 13 Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.' 14 But when the tenants saw him, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Let us kill him, so that the inheritance may be ours.' 15 And they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and destroy those tenants and give the vineyard to others.” When they heard this, they said, “Surely not!” 17 But he looked directly at them and said, “What then is this that is written: “‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone'?3 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.” Paying Taxes to Caesar 19 The scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him at that very hour, for they perceived that he had told this parable against them, but they feared the people. 20 So they watched him and sent spies, who pretended to be sincere, that they might catch him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of the governor. 21 So they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and show no partiality,4 but truly teach the way of God. 22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?” 23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, 24 “Show me a denarius.5 Whose likeness and inscription does it have?” They said, “Caesar's.” 25 He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.” 26 And they were not able in the presence of the people to catch him in what he said, but marveling at his answer they became silent. Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection 27 There came to him some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, 28 and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man6 must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died without children. 30 And the second 31 and the third took her, and likewise all seven left no children and died. 32 Afterward the woman also died. 33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife.” 34 And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35 but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, 36 for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons7 of the resurrection. 37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. 38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to him.” 39 Then some of the scribes answered, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” 40 For they no longer dared to ask him any question. Whose Son Is the Christ? 41 But he said to them, “How can they say that the Christ is David's son? 42 For David himself says in the Book of Psalms, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand,43 until I make your enemies your footstool.”' 44 David thus calls him Lord, so how is he his son?” Beware of the Scribes 45 And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples, 46 “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 47 who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.” Footnotes  20:1 Greek he  20:10 Or bondservant; also verse 11  20:17 Greek the head of the corner  20:21 Greek and do not receive a face  20:24 A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer  20:28 Greek his brother  20:36 Greek huioi; see Preface (ESV)
1 Advent First Psalm: Psalm 119:1–24 Psalm 119:1–24 (Listen) Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet Aleph 119 1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD!2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,3 who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!4 You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.5 Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!6 Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.7 I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.28 I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me! Beth 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.10 With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.12 Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes!13 With my lips I declare all the rules3 of your mouth.14 In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.15 I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.16 I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word. Gimel 17 Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word.18 Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.19 I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me!20 My soul is consumed with longing for your rules4 at all times.21 You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments.22 Take away from me scorn and contempt, for I have kept your testimonies.23 Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.24 Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors. Footnotes  119:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem of twenty-two stanzas, following the letters of the Hebrew alphabet; within a stanza, each verse begins with the same Hebrew letter  119:7 Or your just and righteous decrees; also verses 62, 106, 160, 164  119:13 Or all the just decrees  119:20 Or your just decrees; also verses 30, 39, 43, 52, 75, 102, 108, 137, 156, 175 (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalms 12–14 Psalms 12–14 (Listen) The Faithful Have Vanished To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith.1 A Psalm of David. 12 Save, O LORD, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.2 Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak. 3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts,4 those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?” 5 “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the LORD; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”6 The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times. 7 You, O LORD, will keep them; you will guard us2 from this generation forever.8 On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the children of man. How Long, O Lord? To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 13 How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?2 How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 3 Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken. 5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.6 I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me. The Fool Says, There Is No God To the choirmaster. Of David. 14 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good. 2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand,3 who seek after God. 3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one. 4 Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the LORD? 5 There they are in great terror, for God is with the generation of the righteous.6 You would shame the plans of the poor, but4 the LORD is his refuge. 7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad. Footnotes  12:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term  12:7 Or guard him  14:2 Or that act wisely  14:6 Or for (ESV) Old Testament: Amos 3:12–4:5 Amos 3:12–4:5 (Listen) 12 Thus says the LORD: “As the shepherd rescues from the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, so shall the people of Israel who dwell in Samaria be rescued, with the corner of a couch and part1 of a bed. 13 “Hear, and testify against the house of Jacob,” declares the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,14 “that on the day I punish Israel for his transgressions, I will punish the altars of Bethel, and the horns of the altar shall be cut off and fall to the ground.15 I will strike the winter house along with the summer house, and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses2 shall come to an end,” declares the LORD. 4 “Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, who are on the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to your husbands, ‘Bring, that we may drink!'2 The Lord GOD has sworn by his holiness that, behold, the days are coming upon you, when they shall take you away with hooks, even the last of you with fishhooks.3 And you shall go out through the breaches, each one straight ahead; and you shall be cast out into Harmon,” declares the LORD. 4 “Come to Bethel, and transgress; to Gilgal, and multiply transgression; bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every three days;5 offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened, and proclaim freewill offerings, publish them; for so you love to do, O people of Israel!” declares the Lord GOD. Footnotes  3:12 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain  3:15 Or and many houses (ESV) New Testament: 2 Peter 3:1–10 2 Peter 3:1–10 (Listen) The Day of the Lord Will Come 3 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. 7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. 8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you,1 not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies2 will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.3 Footnotes  3:9 Some manuscripts on your account  3:10 Or elements; also verse 12  3:10 Greek found; some manuscripts will be burned up (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 21:23–32 Matthew 21:23–32 (Listen) The Authority of Jesus Challenged 23 And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24 Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?” And they discussed it among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,' he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?' 26 But if we say, ‘From man,' we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” 27 So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things. The Parable of the Two Sons 28 “What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.' 29 And he answered, ‘I will not,' but afterward he changed his mind and went. 30 And he went to the other son and said the same. And he answered, ‘I go, sir,' but did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him. (ESV)
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Two powerful authorities encountered the baby Jesus; one sought to worship Him, the other sought to destroy Him,Jesus still elicits these types of responses to this day. Let's make sure we're worshippers.Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to learn more.Scripture Used in Today's MessageMatthew 2:1-23Numbers 24:17Micah 5:2To support Tom Short Campus Ministries, click herehttps://www.tomthepreacher.com/supportWho do you know that needs to hear today's message? Go ahead and forward this to them, along with a prayer that God will use it in their life.To find Tom on Instagram, Facebook, TicTok, and elsewhere, go to linktr.ee/tomthepreacher Have you read my book, "Takin' it to Their Turf"?If not, you may request a copy on my website, www.TomthePreacher.comWe send a copy to anyone who donates to our ministry, but if you can't do so, simply request a copy by sending us an email.************ Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God personally? *********Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf, when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions challenging our faith.
Whenever we make a decision, there is that part of us that dreads making the wrong one and that part makes us procrastinate making that decision now. A very simple shift in perspective can go a long way to get us moving forward if we're stuck in that moment. Join us in this mind expanding episode of What's Working Now? as Katie talks with Courtney Elmer, the founder of The EffortLESS Life, about how to get unstuck in that paralysis from decision making. Courtney also talks about how she realized the value in leveraging podcasts for thought leadership and some very valuable insight on how to connect with your person and with your audience.If you're thinking about going into podcasting, or is currently struggling with your own, then this episode is something you do not want to miss!Key Takeaways from this episode:Responsibility to create meaningful change. Leveraging podcasts for thought leadershipDefining who and what gets sacrificed by not making a choice. Distinction between decision and deciding nowBetween KPIs and connecting with your person firstDistinction of benefits versus actual problemsAbout Courtney Elmer:As the Founder of The EffortLESS Life®, globally-ranked host of the AntiFragile Entrepreneurship™ podcast, and creator of PodLaunch™, Courtney Elmer is a sought-after consultant, host, and speaker who empowers online entrepreneurs to embrace antifragility and use their voice to catalyze positive change in the world. Drawing on her background in psychology and personal experience as a cancer survivor, Courtney teaches online business leaders how to build self-sustaining businesses that can thrive in a rapidly changing digital environment, expand their thought leadership through podcasting, and grow through what they go through to create the greater income, influence, and impact they deserve. She lives in New Orleans with her husband Alan and their son AJ, a surprise miracle baby following her cancer treatments. Connect with Courtney:Website: www.theeffortlesslife.coAntifragile Entrepreneurship Podcast: https://www.antifragileentrepreneurship.co/Instagram: www.instagram.com/thecourtneyelmerLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/courtneyelmer Free Workshop: www.antifragileentrepreneurship.co/workshop About Katie Richardson: Katie, once a girl who just liked to have fun, transformed into a globally recognized designer and entrepreneur. With expertise in woodworking, welding, drawing, and sewing, she crafted her own path. Despite initial doubts and imposter syndrome, Katie defied expectations by establishing Puj, a business that now boasts its products in 2,000 US stores and 26 countries, delighting over 1 million customers worldwide. Her greatest aspiration is to inspire women across the globe. Renowned shows like the Ellen Degeneres Show, Rachael Ray Show, Today Show, and Entrepreneur Magazine have featured her, while influential figures like Martha Stewart, Matt Damon, Camilla Alves, Mario Lopez, Robert Downey Jr., Kourtney Kardashian, Bill & Giuliana Rancic, and Pam Beesley have embraced her products. Today, Katie is a coach, mother of four, wife, author, and powerful speaker. To connect with Katie:An Event in Puerto Rico (December 6-8, 2023) : https://now.katierichardson.com/event Website: **DATES FOR THIS EVENT HAVE CHANGED** The event dates are now DECEMBER 6-8TH, 2023.I hope to see you there!
John 13:1-11 (NKJV)Andrew and Edwin take a look at Peter's struggle with Jesus washing feet. We learn a great lesson about our own submission to Jesus.Read the written devo that goes along with this episode by clicking here. Let us know what you are learning or any questions you have. Email us at TextTalk@ChristiansMeetHere.org. Join the Facebook community and join the conversation by clicking here. We'd love to meet you. Be a guest among the Christians who meet on Livingston Avenue. Click here to find out more. Michael Eldridge sang all four parts of our theme song. Find more from him by clicking here. Thanks for talking about the text with us today.________________________________________________If the hyperlinks do not work, copy the following addresses and paste them into the URL bar of your web browser: Daily Written Devo: https://readthebiblemakedisciples.wordpress.com/?p=14798The Christians Who Meet on Livingston Avenue: http://www.christiansmeethere.org/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TalkAboutTheTextFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/texttalkMichael Eldridge: https://acapeldridge.com/
We have a great High Priest who constantly intercedes on our behalf. The Son of God and Man loves you more deeply than you can fathom. He prays for you, that you might walk in the abundant life his death affords you. And in John 17 we get a glimpse into the fullness of his desire for all those who would believe in him. As we dive deeply into the riches of Jesus' High Priestly Prayer this week, may your heart be awakened and your life be transformed by the riches of God's love. Our Scripture for today comes from John 17:1-2, and today's worship is King Jesus by Brooke Ligertwood. Thank you so much for listening to today's devotional. Stay tuned for the rest of the devotionals this week, as we unpack together this incredible prayer from Jesus. In Jesus' words we find a wonderful picture of God's heart, as God prays to God, a perfect prayer given on our behalf. Have a wonderful rest of your day, and may God bless you as you seek him.
WHATS NEXT? So whats next… for our world? Our Family, our church? **There are going to be more and more churches that build amazing ministries… Worship, drama, video, life application messages, social services, youth and young adult ministries… AND THEY WILL GROW… but they will not have the power of God - they will attract the world and be worldly and religious - well intentioned… but far from God. What is the climate of Christianity in the USA? 1. More churches are in significant decline. 2. Aging leaders and aging congregations. 3. Increasing resistance to change - good and bad. Worship styles, deliverance ministry, theology 4. Navigating changing worship experiences - 5. Exhausted pastors - ministry is harder than it has ever been. To stay anointed, in his presence, time demands, to lead in spite of what the world wants, in spite of what the church wants… What are the Problems of the Church in USA - Lack of emphasis on evangelism and outreach. *If we had a month of services where I said you cannot come to church unless you bring a non-Christian… would it Offend you Challenge you Cause you to not come that month Depress you Excite you about our emphasis on outreach and growth Cause you to go to another church 1. Affirming the Sufficiency and Authority of Scripture By ‘sufficiency of Scripture,' I mean that the Bible has everything necessary for faith (doctrine) and practice (how to live one's life in a way that pleases God). By ‘authority of Scripture,' I mean that the Bible has authority over what Christians and the church believe and how they organize and conduct their lives. 2. Consistent Prayer It will not be a surprise to many that prayer in churches is dwindling at a rapid rate. Whereas many churches used to host prayer meetings on Sunday and Wednesday evenings, now many churches do not host any type of consistent prayer meeting. The bottom line is that churches are not praying as much as they used to pray. We are told by Jesus to pester God with our petitions and he will give us justice (Luke 18:1–8),
Hillary Dixler Canavan, restaurant editor of Eater, joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the debut book from the famous food media outlet, “Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters.” Hillary shares how the cookbook—and Eater's seven-book deal—came to be and how the restaurants in the book were chosen. She also shares her journey from theater to restaurants to Eater, and talks about some pivotal food media moments she was involved with, including the one that led to Cherry Bombe's Jubilee conference. Thank you to OpenTable and Alex Mill for supporting our show.Hosted by Kerry DiamondProduced by Catherine Baker and Jenna SadhuEdited by Jenna SadhuEditorial Assistant Londyn CrenshawMusic by Tralala, “All Fired Up”Radio Cherry Bombe is a production of The Cherry Bombe Podcast Network. Subscribe to our newsletter and check out past episodes and transcripts here. More on Hillary: Instagram, Eater cookbookEater stories referenced during the interview: —Hillary's interview with the editor of Time Magazine's The Gods of Food special issue—Hillary's story “By The Numbers: Women and the Food Events Circuit”—Amanda Kludt's essay on motherhood and restaurants
Honor is not just an outward action; it is something generated in a heart that is humble before God. Honoring our parents will flow from a heart that is honoring God. In this episode, Nate and Gabe will share important truths from the Word of God on this often overlooked command. As we humble ourselves before God and choose to give honor to our parents, we will see His blessing on our lives.In a day where it is culturally acceptable to dishonor parents and those in authority, it is so important for us to be reminded of the command to “Honor Your Parents.” Sadly this attitude of dishonor is something that has been disregarded and excused even by Christians. The honoring of those over us is something very close to the heart of God. As you listen, be exhorted to turn your ear away from what is culturally “normal” and give weight to what the Word of God says about this area.Want to go deeper in studying this command of Christ? Download a free study guide at www.homediscipleship.com Study guide includes: Scriptures referenced in podcastReview of Old Testament contextGuide for Scripture meditationQuestions for application and prayerFor more information, visit us at www.homediscipleship.comFind us on Facebook and Instagram @homediscipleshipnetworkhttps://www.facebook.com/homediscipleshipnetworkhttps://instagram.com/commandsofchristpodcast
Today I'm honoured to have a conversation with Beate Chelette the Growth Architect and Founder of The Women's Code. Beate provides visionaries and leaders with proven strategies, blueprints and growth maps that provide clear steps to improve business systems, strengthen leadership skills and teams. She definitely knows what she's talking about as Beate bootstrapped her passion for photography into a global business that she then sold to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal. But before all of that she had to get through a decade of adversity and bad luck, we talk about: the reasons why she left Germany at a very young age without a planhow she ended up in a decade long adversity and bad times as a single mom without a job she talks about she had to become very disciplined with her thinking to not allow mental clutter derail herthe mindset and thought discipline that eventually got her out of the adversity and all the way to a point where she sold her business to Bill Gates for millionswhat her super skill is and what role strategy plays in it, also what strategy really iswhen to surrender and when to strategize and do we need both to get aheadhow she got into hot water speaking up and out about women's equality and what she does now insteadHead over to the full show notes and all the linksFrom Chaos to Peace Consulting Inc - https://connygraf.comSchedule a complimentary ConsultationConnect with me on LinkedInGet to know the more private me on Instagram orLike and Follow my Facebook Page
In this first of a compelling four-part series, Valerie welcomes Maxine Hanks, editor of the groundbreaking feminist book "Women and Authority" which led to the infamous "September 6" purge of 1993, where many LDS feminists and scholars were disciplined by the LDS church for their scholarship and advocacy work. In the next four episodes, Valerie welcomes Maxine Hanks to the Latter Day Struggles podcast where Maxine offers a detailed account of her own life story, beginning with her call to help her LDS church see its own feminist roots, her word editing "Women and Authority" and details not only her own intriguing experience as one of the "September 6" but also her sacred and circuitous 20-year journey of faith expansion following her excommunication that culminated in her decision to return to formal LDS affiliation. Today's episode specifically focuses on her sacred experiences feeling called to uncover the powerful feminist underpinnings that are unique to the early Mormon faith and how and why this project was a lightning bolt for her patriarchal Mormon community. Info on how to subscribe to listen to Friday's episode is directly below. See you there! ————————————————————————————————————— SUBSCRIBE: All Friday episodes of Latter Day Struggles can be accessed through a paid subscription ($9.99/month). Thank you for supporting Valerie's professional commitment to your LDS Faith expansion journey! https://tinyurl.com/bddk8ak7 Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to support the podcast and subscribe https://valeriehamaker.com/how-to-subscribe/ —————————————————————————————————————— SUPPORT: Like what you're hearing at Latter Day Struggles Podcast? You can support Valerie's efforts by becoming a recurring donor on Patreon.com! —————————————————————————————————————— SUPPORT GROUPS: You are invited to join one of Valerie's space-limited Faith Crisis and Expansion Support and Processing Groups! As a trauma therapist, she continues to help our LDS faith expansion community become psychologically healthier and spiritually well in and around the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Details about availability on latterdaystruggles.com. These groups ALWAYS FILL UP, so jump in asap! https://valeriehamaker.com/latter-day-struggles/support-groups/ —————————————————————————————————————— COURSES: Now available! “A Couple's Guide to Faith Crisis and Expansion” parts I and II. See what else is offered on latterdaystruggles.com https://valeriehamaker.com/latter-day-struggles/course-library —————————————————————————————————————— CONSULTING: Interested in doing individual or couples work with Valerie or a member of her trained team? Time-limited packages with Valerie and extended work with her team of coaches and therapists are available! https://valeriehamaker.com/latter-day-struggles/private-practice/
About Nadine:Her new book, Come Home to Your Heart, is available on Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.Award-winning author Nadine Kenney Johnstone is a holistic writing coach who helps women develop and publish their stories. Her articles and interviews have appeared in Cosmo, Authority, MindBodyGreen, HERE, Urban Wellness, Natural Awakenings, and more. Nadine is the podcast host of Heart of the Story, where she shares stories from the heart as well as interviews with today's most impactful female creatives. Pulling from her vast experience as a writing, meditation, and yoga nidra instructor, Nadine leads women's workshops and retreats online and around the U.S.Follow Nadine on Instagram @nadinekenneyjohnstone
“Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, ‘Go,' and he goes; and to another, ‘Come here,' and he comes; and to my slave, ‘Do this,' and he does it.” Matthew 8:8–9These are words spoken by a man who is very familiar with the exercise of authority. He is a Roman centurion, and he states that he himself is “a man subject to authority” and that he also has soldiers who are subject to him. Thus, his daily life consists of following orders and giving orders that are to be obeyed.When authority is exercised properly, it is a gift that helps to order society, family life, the life of the Church and even our personal lives. Of course, when authority is exercised improperly, in an oppressive and abusive way, it causes much damage. But the exercise of authority is, in and of itself, an act that has the potential to do much good.Jesus Himself is quite impressed with the Roman centurion in the Gospel passage quoted above. Of him, Jesus states, “Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith.” Imagine having the Son of God say that about you! Jesus is impressed, in part, because the centurion acknowledges that he is not worthy to have Jesus come to his house. This is humility, in that the centurion clearly perceives his unworthiness. But Jesus is also impressed because the man manifests a clear and certain faith in Jesus' authority to heal his servant from a distance. He does not hesitate to profess his belief in this authority of our Lord.In our own lives, we are often lacking in this area. We face a difficulty (such as the illness this centurion's servant was enduring), and instead of turning to God with full and unwavering confidence, we turn in on ourselves. We become anxious, fearful, doubtful, confused and sometimes even angry. When any of these qualities are present, it is not because of the difficult situation we face; rather, it is because of our lack of faith and our lack of confidence in the all-powerful authority of our Lord. In the case of the Roman centurion's servant, it was the will of God that Jesus physically heal, and so He did. But in the countless daily challenges we face in life, God's answers might be varied. One unwavering quality we must always have is a certain conviction that God desires to exercise His loving authority in our lives, in the way He chooses, if we trust Him and invite Him to take control. Reflect, today, upon the perfection of the authority of Christ. Do you believe that He can exercise His perfection of power in your life? Do you believe that His authority is what is needed to order your life, your family, our Church and even our world? Prayerfully submit yourself to the authority of Christ this day and allow yourself to become amazed as you witness all that He is able to do. All-powerful Father, I entrust to You my life and every situation in my life that needs Your power and control. Please bring order and harmony to my life and to the lives of those around me. May all Your children learn to more fully entrust themselves to You as their loving God. Jesus, I trust in You. Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2023 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.
Episode 868-Top Selling Publishers, Image in February, Female Heralds, Authority Up Next, Alien Legion, Sneak Peek at Next Week w/Kyle & Drew-STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES PHASE III #1 &BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #1 (OF 4Thank you so much for listening and spreading the word about our little comic book podcast. Patreon https://www.patreon.com/comicsfunprofit Merch https://comicsfunprofit.threadless.comYour Support Keeps Our Show Going On Our March to a Thousand EpisodesDonate Here https://bit.ly/36s7YeLAll the C4FaP links you could ever need https://beacons.ai/comicsfunprofit Listen To the Episode Here: https://comcsforfunandprofit.podomatic.com/
John 12:44-50 (ESV)Andrew and Edwin consider how Jesus sought authority for all His life and actions and the means by which He established that authority. Additionally, they discuss why that authority matters. Because what God authorizes leads to life.Read the written devo that goes along with this episode by clicking here. Let us know what you are learning or any questions you have. Email us at TextTalk@ChristiansMeetHere.org. Join the Facebook community and join the conversation by clicking here. We'd love to meet you. Be a guest among the Christians who meet on Livingston Avenue. Click here to find out more. Michael Eldridge sang all four parts of our theme song. Find more from him by clicking here. Thanks for talking about the text with us today.________________________________________________If the hyperlinks do not work, copy the following addresses and paste them into the URL bar of your web browser: Daily Written Devo: https://readthebiblemakedisciples.wordpress.com/?p=14765The Christians Who Meet on Livingston Avenue: http://www.christiansmeethere.org/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TalkAboutTheTextFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/texttalkMichael Eldridge: https://acapeldridge.com/
Strongmen are making a comeback. The hyperlibertarian Javier Milei in Argentina and the anti-immigration Geert Wilders in the Netherlands are among a growing group of recently elected leaders who promise to break a few rules, shake up democratic institutions and spread a populist message.Is it a reaction against the failures of liberal democracies? Or is there something else behind the appeal of these misbehaving men with wild hair?This week on “Matter of Opinion,” the hosts debate where the urge to turn to strongmen is coming from and whether it's such a bad thing after all. Plus, young listeners share their formative political moments, even in the middle of class.(A full transcript of the episode will be available midday on the Times website.) Mentioned in this episode:“Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra,” a podcast from MSNBC“This Country Seemed Immune to Far-Right Politics. Then Came a Corruption Scandal.” by Alexander C. Kaufman on HuffPost“The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium,” by Martin Gurri
Following an interesting conversation between Juan Carlos Martinez (former Catholic now Presbyterian) and James Prather (former Presbyterian now Catholic), we realized so much more ground needed to be covered. Not to worry! James brought in Michael Gormley of Lay Evangelist and Evan did a little more than just host on a sequel episode. This time, we narrowed the scope to just the question of authority. Is it scripture alone? Are popes really infallible? We go pretty deep on this episode of Theology on Air. And yes, a third episode has already been recorded and will be out soon.
In this Bible Story, Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up a mountain. There he reveals a part of his glory. He is transfigured before them, and a blinding light emanates from his very body. Beside him are Moses and Elijah, two of the greatest figures in human history. However, they pale in comparison to Jesus. This story is inspired by Matthew 17:1-13; Mark 9:9-10, 14-29 & Luke 9:30-32. Go to BibleinaYear.com and learn the Bible in a Year.Today's Bible verse is Matthew 17:1-2 from the King James Version.Episode 197: When Jesus and His disciples were alone, He began teaching them about His identity. He began by asking His disciples who the crowd thinks He is. After hearing their response, He asked them who they think that He is. And Peter exclaimed that Jesus is the Son of God. The very next day, Jesus took Peter, James, and John up a mountain where they saw the truth of His glory revealed. A glory that was brighter and more important than even The Law of The Prophets.Hear the Bible come to life as Pastor Jack Graham leads you through the official BibleinaYear.com podcast. This Biblical Audio Experience will help you master wisdom from the world's greatest book. In each episode, you will learn to apply Biblical principles to everyday life. Now understanding the Bible is easier than ever before; enjoy a cinematic audio experience full of inspirational storytelling, orchestral music, and profound commentary from world-renowned Pastor Jack Graham.Also, you can download the Pray.com app for more Christian content, including, Daily Prayers, Inspirational Testimonies, and Bedtime Bible Stories.Visit JackGraham.org for more resources on how to tap into God's power for successful Christian living.This episode is sponsored by Medi-Share, an innovative health care solution for Christians to save money without sacrificing quality.Pray.com is the digital destination of faith. With over 5,000 daily prayers, meditations, bedtime stories, and cinematic stories inspired by the Bible, the Pray.com app has everything you need to keep your focus on the Lord. Make Prayer a priority and download the #1 App for Prayer and Sleep today in the Apple app store or Google Play store.Executive Producers: Steve Gatena & Max BardProducer: Ben GammonHosted by: Pastor Jack GrahamMusic by: Andrew Morgan SmithBible Story narration by: Todd HaberkornSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Richard Gunpat, CFM, FMP, SFP is a facilities and asset management leader with over twenty years of experience in engineering, energy consulting, and aviation, with many credentials across multiple disciplines. He is a Mechanical Engineer for the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago and was recently recognized as IFMA's 2023 Emerging Professional of the Year. Mike Petrusky asks Richard to share about his journey in facility management, his involvement with IFMA, and the importance of facilities condition assessments which he believes should be viewed from a sustainable standpoint, considering factors such as energy efficiency and decarbonization. They explore the role of technology in the built environment, the power of community and credentials and Richard offers his advice for other facility management practitioners. Mike and Richard agree that IFMA offers FM professionals a place to pursue new credentials that will help leaders overcome challenges and enable you to be an Asset Champion in your organization! Connect with Richard on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-gunpat/ Learn more about IFMA's Trinidad & Tobago Chapter: https://ttifma.org/ Read more about IFMA credentials: https://www.ifma.org/credentials/professional-development-credentials/ Learn more about Eptura™: https://eptura.com/ Discover free resources and explore past interviews at: https://assetchampion.iofficecorp.com/ Connect with Mike on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikepetrusky/
How does comparison work for you? In Genesis 1:31, God said, "God looked upon all that He had made, and indeed, it was very good." Self-comparison is a trap. It doesn't matter if you come up with reasons you are better than others or are worse off than others; either way, it is a trap.
Episode 77: Navigating Life as an Emotional Authority Introduction In today's episode, Stacy delves into the world of Emotional Authorities as she continues with the series on decision making authorities in Human Design. She challenges the belief that quick decisions are necessary in today's fast-paced world and explores the true nature of decision-making for emotional authorities. Understanding Your Emotional Authority Stacy emphasizes that emotional authorities are designed to wait for clarity and should avoid spontaneous decisions. The impact of societal pressures on the tendency to make hasty decisions without allowing the emotional wave to settle. Stacy explains the concept of the emotional wave and why it's crucial to wait for it to achieve clarity. Adopting phrases like "let me sit with that" and giving oneself the necessary time to ride out the emotional wave before making decisions. Stacy shares that for emotional authorities, much of life is lived in the in-between, waiting for answers. The importance of relaxing, being present, and having fun during this waiting period instead of obsessing over finding the answer. Common Questions for Emotional Authorities Stacy addresses common questions, including what to do while waiting for clarity. The significance of having fun, being present, and trusting that the answer will present itself when in a state of receptivity. Stacy provides guidance on handling a "no" and the variations such as "not right now" or needing more information. The importance of honoring the decision and moving forward, even if the reason behind the "no" is not immediately clear. Navigating Relationships with Emotional Authority Stacy explores the tension points in relationships between emotional authorities and those with faster-acting authorities. The risks of feeling pressured and making decisions out of external influences, leading to regret. Putting it Into Practice Practical advice for emotional authorities: give yourself time to make decisions, starting with a day for smaller decisions and a week for significant ones. Embracing the emotional flow during the decision-making process and understanding that clarity will come. Conclusion Episode 10 provides valuable insights for emotional authorities on navigating decision-making, embracing the waiting period, and living authentically. A reminder to sign up for a free mini session using this link: https://calendly.com/stacygissal/human-design-mini-session. Disclaimer Reminder that the information presented in the podcast is for educational and informational purposes and should not substitute for professional advice.
Proper 29 First Psalm: Psalms 131–133 Psalms 131–133 (Listen) I Have Calmed and Quieted My Soul A Song of Ascents. Of David. 131 O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. 3 O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forevermore. The Lord Has Chosen Zion A Song of Ascents. 132 Remember, O LORD, in David's favor, all the hardships he endured,2 how he swore to the LORD and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,3 “I will not enter my house or get into my bed,4 I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,5 until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.” 6 Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah; we found it in the fields of Jaar.7 “Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!” 8 Arise, O LORD, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your saints shout for joy.10 For the sake of your servant David, do not turn away the face of your anointed one. 11 The LORD swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back: “One of the sons of your body1 I will set on your throne.12 If your sons keep my covenant and my testimonies that I shall teach them, their sons also forever shall sit on your throne.” 13 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his dwelling place:14 “This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.15 I will abundantly bless her provisions; I will satisfy her poor with bread.16 Her priests I will clothe with salvation, and her saints will shout for joy.17 There I will make a horn to sprout for David; I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.18 His enemies I will clothe with shame, but on him his crown will shine.” When Brothers Dwell in Unity A Song of Ascents. Of David. 133 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!22 It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!3 It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore. Footnotes  132:11 Hebrew of your fruit of the womb  133:1 Or dwell together (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalms 134–135 Psalms 134–135 (Listen) Come, Bless the Lord A Song of Ascents. 134 Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD!2 Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the LORD! 3 May the LORD bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth! Your Name, O Lord, Endures Forever 135 Praise the LORD! Praise the name of the LORD, give praise, O servants of the LORD,2 who stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God!3 Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant!14 For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel as his own possession. 5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.6 Whatever the LORD pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps.7 He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses. 8 He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and of beast;9 who in your midst, O Egypt, sent signs and wonders against Pharaoh and all his servants;10 who struck down many nations and killed mighty kings,11 Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan,12 and gave their land as a heritage, a heritage to his people Israel. 13 Your name, O LORD, endures forever, your renown,2 O LORD, throughout all ages.14 For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants. 15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands.16 They have mouths, but do not speak; they have eyes, but do not see;17 they have ears, but do not hear, nor is there any breath in their mouths.18 Those who make them become like them, so do all who trust in them. 19 O house of Israel, bless the LORD! O house of Aaron, bless the LORD!20 O house of Levi, bless the LORD! You who fear the LORD, bless the LORD!21 Blessed be the LORD from Zion, he who dwells in Jerusalem! Praise the LORD! Footnotes  135:3 Or for he is beautiful  135:13 Or remembrance (ESV) Old Testament: Zephaniah 3:1–13 Zephaniah 3:1–13 (Listen) Judgment on Jerusalem and the Nations 3 Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled, the oppressing city!2 She listens to no voice; she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the LORD; she does not draw near to her God. 3 Her officials within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves that leave nothing till the morning.4 Her prophets are fickle, treacherous men; her priests profane what is holy; they do violence to the law.5 The LORD within her is righteous; he does no injustice; every morning he shows forth his justice; each dawn he does not fail; but the unjust knows no shame. 6 “I have cut off nations; their battlements are in ruins; I have laid waste their streets so that no one walks in them; their cities have been made desolate, without a man, without an inhabitant.7 I said, ‘Surely you will fear me; you will accept correction. Then your1 dwelling would not be cut off according to all that I have appointed against you.'2 But all the more they were eager to make all their deeds corrupt. 8 “Therefore wait for me,” declares the LORD, “for the day when I rise up to seize the prey. For my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out upon them my indignation, all my burning anger; for in the fire of my jealousy all the earth shall be consumed. The Conversion of the Nations 9 “For at that time I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call upon the name of the LORD and serve him with one accord.10 From beyond the rivers of Cush my worshipers, the daughter of my dispersed ones, shall bring my offering. 11 “On that day you shall not be put to shame because of the deeds by which you have rebelled against me; for then I will remove from your midst your proudly exultant ones, and you shall no longer be haughty in my holy mountain.12 But I will leave in your midst a people humble and lowly. They shall seek refuge in the name of the LORD,13 those who are left in Israel; they shall do no injustice and speak no lies, nor shall there be found in their mouth a deceitful tongue. For they shall graze and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.” Footnotes  3:7 Hebrew her  3:7 Hebrew her (ESV) New Testament: 1 Peter 2:11–25 1 Peter 2:11–25 (Listen) 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. Submission to Authority 13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,1 whether it be to the emperor2 as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants3 of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Footnotes  2:13 Or every institution ordained for people  2:13 Or king; also verse 17  2:16 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 20:1–16 Matthew 20:1–16 (Listen) Laborers in the Vineyard 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius1 a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.' 5 So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?' 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.' 8 And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.' 9 And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. 10 Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. 11 And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, 12 saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.' 13 But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. 15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?'2 16 So the last will be first, and the first last.” Footnotes  20:2 A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer  20:15 Or is your eye bad because I am good? (ESV)
Donald Grey Barnhouse was - for half a century - one of the most widely acclaimed American preachers. Scholarly exposition and a popular approach marked his teaching as well as a passion for Making God's Word Plain. Listen and find out why an unyielding faith, devotion to Christ, innovation, and great energy marked his ministry. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/791/29
As Southern Nevada enters its third year under federally-declared shortage conditions, the community is thriving and surviving despite the water cuts. Colby Pellegrino, SNWA Deputy General Manager of Resources, talks about Colorado River Basin conditions, negotiations around future water supplies, and how conservation is helping the community live under shortage conditions. Hear more on this episode of the Water Smarts Podcast.Hosts: Bronson Mack and Crystal Zuelkehttps://www.snwa.com/
We all want to stand out & we all strive to be the best in our industry, but sometimes it can be hard to know what steps need to be made to make that happen. If you want to be the authority, you need to find your niche and start building your personal brand in that space.On the latest episode of Finding Your Competitive Edge, Mark Lack – Founder & CEO of The Peak Performance Club, entrepreneur, & best-selling author of “Shorten The Gap – Shortcuts To Success And Happiness” – shares his knowledge, strategies, and success with shortcuts on how you can become the authority & dominate your industry space.
In our study of 2 Peter 1:1, we see how the cross can enable Peter to have authority and equality in the same verse. Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Be sure to check us out at our website, adoptedbelievers.com. You can find out more about us, articles, and access to all our podcast content and links to various podcast platforms.
Roy Inzunza is corporate chaplain at Hoehn Motors in San Diego and works as an adaptive leadership coach with Tod Bolsinger.In this episode, shares about his experience as a corporate chaplain. He shares not only how he began to see needs in the staff and in the organization that no one else saw—or no one was addressing—but he also shares how he began to lead from the margins. By changing himself he began to change the system.THIS EPISODE'S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:Roy Inzunza is corporate chaplain at Hoehn Motors in San Diego and works as an adaptive leadership coach with Tod Bolsinger.Inzunza started his own chaplaincy business called SquarePatch, providing spiritual care and well-being to clients.Being a corporate chaplain comes with challenges as the workforce is often diverse in terms of beliefs and issues.Roy Inzunza has dealt with various issues like divorce, addiction, health problems, and workplace dynamics in his role as a chaplain.His pursuit of a Doctor of Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary has helped him explore how the Gospel impacts personal and professional thriving.Inzunza has expanded his focus to include caring for the shared life and health of the organization.The positive response to his recent work has led to requests for training managers to make adaptive shifts in managing conflict.Low morale and a lack of joy in the workplace are pain points that Roy addresses in his chaplaincy work.Roy Inzunza highlights the importance of making adaptive shifts to increase joy in the workplace.Navigating resistance from others when making changes is a challenge that Inzunza has faced.Roy reflects on his initial defensive response to resistance and acknowledges the ongoing issue that needed addressing.Both Inzunza and Watson emphasize that leadership requires personal change as well.Inzunza describes the experiments he is conducting to address adaptive challenges, such as sending a weekly email about workplace courage practices. The positive responses and conversations sparked by the email have surprised Roy.RELEVANT RESOURCES AND LINKS:Roy InzunzaSquarepatch.org Church Leadership InstituteAdaptive Church Leadership CohortBooks mentioned:Life of the Beloved, by Henri NouwenFuller Theological SeminaryDoctor of Ministry (D.Min.) ProgramDownload the FREE course, Becoming Leaders of Shalom.
Thoroughly Equipped Season 2 Episode 38 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has been a hot topic in the economic sphere, but it's actually not limited there. This anti-racist infiltration has made a huge mark in the education realm and now has for the last couple of years gained access to Christian institutions and organizations. Under the last step given to white bridge builders in the Be the Bridge 101 guide, Be the Bridge exposes their desire to fundamentally change the church by defeating the white supremacy within it. How do they believe this work is done? Through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training But not merely diversifying the leadership, but working toward equity and inclusion of, not only race, but theological views. How might diversity, equity, and inclusion come into your church? Let's dive in… Topics include: How Be the Bridge uses a false historical narrative to urge it's readers to become "Accomplices" within the American Church. How Anti-Racist presuppositions can influence how one sees the Church's role in the Abolitionist Movement The difference between diversity, equity, and inclusion and how they are being used to challenge Headship and Authority in the Church How D.E.I. is ultimately a rebellion against God and Christ's institution of Authority in the Church. Resources used in this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPikzHl0JxM&t=181s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7MSV2AgZIg&t=3972s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QVhtBBBxyc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07ANReyVc4Q&t=361s https://christenacleveland.com/god-is-a-black-woman https://www.youtube.com/shorts/dABiP1hZbvQ Other Resources: Striving for Eternity Christian Podcast Community https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/thoroughly-equipped/be-the-bridge-training-christians-to-become-anti-racists/ https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/news/be-the-bridge-critical-race-theory-white-supremacy/
Whether you have a podcast you want to grow or you're launching one for the first time, there are 3 secret ingredients you're going to need if you want to get your show in the Top 100 in your category. Hit play to find out what these ingredients are, how they function together, and (most importantly!) what'll happen if you're missing any one of them. SPOILER ALERT:Ingredient number 1 is the key to converting more listeners to leads…Ingredient 2 has the most potential to get your show ranking on the charts…Ingredient 3 is the surprising secret to long-term audience growth Want to know what these ingredients are and how to incorporate them into your podcast (or podcast-to-be)? Hit play and let's dive in! Liked this episode? Share it on social and tag me @thecourtneyelmer Love the show? Leave a 5-star review and let me know!Want to launch a Top 100 podcast of your own? Join me for our next free, no pitch, LIVE WorkshopJoin 1500+ entrepreneurs and get access to the weekly Own Your Voice digital newsletter with insider tips on how to start and grow top-ranked podcast so you can create the greater influence, income, and impact you deserve. Connect with Courtney: Website Instagram Linked In
Come along for another walk - talk with me today as I dive into saying your "sacred" no / yes, what that even means, making aligned decisions and how to figure out how your intuition / body is guiding you in your decision making. Also be sure to stick around to the end as I pop back on and share more about what your Authority means within Human Design + how to use it. Pull your Human Design chart here: https://www.jovianarchive.com/get_your_chart To connect with me over on social, ask questions or just dive deeper with me on the daily, join in the fun here: www.instagram.com/blair_dreessen/ If you enjoyed this episode, drop a review and share with your friends. Be sure to tag @blair_dreessen @spirituallyintimate --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/spiritually-intimate-conversations/support
Alejandra "Alex" Argudin, CEO of the Miami Parking Authority in Florida, joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to talk about parking trends and challenges in a densely populated city, how Miami is utilizing parking more efficiently and effectively, and how these trends are affecting other urban areas. Alex, who is chair-elect of the International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI), also discusses some of the changes that have impacted the parking industry since COVID, how curb priorities have changed, and how equity and sustainability factor into parking decisions.
Alex Argudin, CEO of the Miami Parking Authority in Florida, USA, joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to talk about parking trends and challenges in a densely populated city, how Miami is utilizing parking more efficiently and effectively, and how these trends are affecting other urban areas. Alex, who is Chair-Elect of the International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI), also discusses some of the changes that have impacted the parking industry since COVID, how curb priorities have changed, and how equity and sustainability factor into parking decisions.
Angie Colee is a leadership and communication coach. She believes that people (NOT profits or processes) are the most important part of business and helps creative service providers and founders become the leaders their business needs to thrive. Prepare for some unfiltered conversation! Angie and I talked about fear, taking action, and not waiting for permission to live the life we want.Thank you for listening!-Amber FuhrimanEpisode Quotes:"I was passing out fliers at 5AM scared of getting caught doing it. I didn't have any faith and I didn't know what I was doing. I was just pushing my stuff at people instead of getting to know them and what they needed." -Angie Colee"Far too many entrepreneurs wait for permission to take action." -Amber Fuhriman"Part of Permission to Kick Ass is recognizing that you have your own inner authority." -Angie Colee"Technology has taken the human element out of our conversations. Relationships are more important than ever." -Amber FuhrimanFind Amber on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amberraefuhrimanAngie Colee:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/permission-to-kick-ass/id1552715707?uo=4https://www.facebook.com/realangiecoleehttps://www.instagram.com/angiecolee/https://www.linkedin.com/in/angiecolee/https://www.tiktok.com/@permissiontokickasshttps://www.youtube.com/@permissiontokickassIf you are interested in connecting with Amber, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Connect with other incredible people looking to break out of the corporate mindset by joining the Facebook Success Center: http://bit.ly/2MuWn53Checkout Amber's Speaker Reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPj5OBvjrr0Schedule a connection call with Amber: https://calendly.com/amberfuhriman/connection-call?month=2021-05If you are interested in connecting with Amber, send an email to email@example.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.