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Best podcasts about bible engagement

Latest podcast episodes about bible engagement

Iowa City Church Podcast
2. Do You Want to Change? Start With Scripture

Iowa City Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 41:33


Every Christian knows they should read the Bible more.  Even people who do not profess faith in Jesus Christ acknowledge that reading the Bible would be a helpful endeavor.  Here is some interesting information which supports what most people believe about reading Scripture. "The positive impact of Scripture on individuals, families, and society has been proved time and again.  One study involving one hundred thousand people over eight years showed dramatic results.  This research (by Arnold Cole and Pamela Caudill Ovwigho of the Center for Bible Engagement) showed that those who engage the Bible four or more times a week experienced far less destructive behavior: 62 percent less drunkenness, 59 percent less pornography use, 59 percent less sexual sin, and 45 percent less gambling.  These results were not from guilt manipulation but were rather the mark of personal transformation.  The positive message of Scripture allowed individuals to reduce bitterness by 40 percent, destructive thoughts by 32 percent, isolation by 32 percent, inability to forgive by 31 percent, and loneliness by 30 percent.  Bible engagement improves your self-esteem, family structure, and social interactions.  It's 'the single most powerful predictor of spiritual growth.'  So if you want to know the Bible better---you'll be better for it." ~ Mark Moore, Core 52 So the numbers back up what Christians know and most people feel: Reading the Bible is good for you!  However, this question remains, "Why don't people do it?" In this sermon, we will open up chapter three of 2 Timothy, and read what the apostle Paul teaches about the importance of Scripture and why people should be motivated to read it!  Are you looking to make some big changes in your life?  This sermon might be a good place to start.

Generation
Paul Caminiti - Fighting For Bible Engagement

Generation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 43:56


Paul Caminiti has been a cultural innovator for the Bible for over two decades. As the Bible Publisher at Zondervan and Vice President of Bible Engagement at Biblica, he helped launch The Bible in 90 Days, The Story, and Community Bible Experience. His interviews have appeared in: Newsweek, The New Yorker, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NBC News. Paul and several colleagues launched the "Institute for Bible Reading" over five years ago to address the Bible disengagement epidemic amongst Christians especially in the West.   Paul currently lives in Grand Rapids, MI.   Presented by David Meredith -- #christian​​​ #church​​​ #mission​​​ #evangelism​​​ #podcast​​​ #scotland​​​ #christianity​​​ #freechurchofscotland​​​ #fcos​​​​ #gospel​​​ ​#bible -- Check out our site for more info: https://generation-mission.org​​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenerationMission18 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UFubppTd0-cpvhWgwFEgg

Why or Why Not with the Watsons
Advice for Fueling Your Bible Engagement

Why or Why Not with the Watsons

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 31:19


How’s that yearly Bible reading plan going so far?! Between the busyness of work, kids, school, and life...have you stayed on track? As married couples and parents, do you feel like you have answers for what life throws at you? From what happens when someone treats you wrong to when you’re overlooked for that job promotion, where do you turn and where do you point others? In this episode, the Watson’s share their struggles and stories of trying to engage with Scripture. Listen as they reveal what makes them worship in weariness, pray in persecution, and keep pointing to God through it all.

Christianityworks Official Podcast
Power Source // Power Unlimited, Part 1

Christianityworks Official Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2021 23:32


Too may Christians, in fact, way too many Christians, are living lives that fall so far short of the life that Jesus promised. When Jesus promised power, they instead end up living a life of powerless-ness. I wonder if you know anyone like that. Resurrection Power I wonder if this scenario sounds at all familiar to you. At some stage, way back when, you decided to believe in Jesus. Perhaps you, like me, can remember the day that you took that step. Or maybe like many people I know, you can't remember a time when you didn't believe in Jesus. So you've believed … and believed … and believed … and somehow life doesn't seem to get any better. You seem to have the same challenges, successes, failures … whatever, as all the other people you know who don't believe in Jesus. In fact, often times, they seem to be living a better life than you are and on top of that, they're not wracked by guilt the way you are, because by not believing in Jesus, they don't have to worry about the idea of temptation, or falling short of God's ideals, or any of that stuff. Does that sounded all familiar? Sadly, it's de rigour for many a Christian. Most Christians in fact. The Christian life doesn't seem all it's cracked up to be. Wasn't it Jesus who said: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10:10) So where is that abundant life (the original Greek word used there actually means super-abundant!) Where is this super-abundant life that Jesus promised us? Why is everything so difficult? Why is it that I'm not filled with the joy and the excitement that I first felt when I gave my life to Jesus? Can I tell you, I speak to a lot of people, all around the world, who come to me with basically that scenario; basically that same story. Here it is in a nutshell: I know that my life isn't what it's meant to be in Christ. I know that. But I don't know why. I don't know what to do about it. And that's why today we're kicking off a brand new series of messages called "Power Unlimited". Because the thing that's lacking in the lives of these people – perhaps in your life too – is the power to live the life that Jesus promised us. The devil comes along and whispers in our ear You're not good enough for God. And actually He's right. That's exactly what the Apostle Paul says of himself (and remember God called him to write almost half of the books of the New Testament). For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am of the flesh, sold into slavery under sin. I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. (Romans 7:14-21) So Paul, as it turns out, has exactly the same problem that you and I have. But happily, he doesn't give up, because the old Paul, God bless him, also has the answer. The only answer that has the power to make a difference: Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 7:24) You see I have some very good news for you today. Listen carefully so you don't miss it: God has already placed within you all the power that you need, to live the super-abundant life that Jesus died and rose again to give you. God has already made the resurrection power, the very same power that raised Jesus from the dead, available to you, here and now, to live the super-abundant life that Jesus came to give you. I know, I know … you don't believe me. Good, you shouldn't believe me, it's not within my purview to grant you that power. But will you believe what God says in the Bible: I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. (Ephesians 1:17-22) Do you see? Paul's prayer for the Ephesians is that they would discover the immeasurable greatness of God's power for us who believe … the very same power that raised Christ from the dead. Each year we celebrate Easter, the death on the Cross (which receives most of the focus) and the resurrection (which frankly, we don't focus on as much). But this resurrection is the evidence of the immeasurably great power that is available to you and me, so that we can live a new life. The life that Jesus promised. As Bible teacher Casey Treat once said … we need to stop praying for power, and start praying with power, the power that we already have. One of my Bible college lecturers from years ago, Dr Barry Chant, once said that if he were to transliterate the original Greek words used there for immeasurably great power, it would sound something like this: hyperballistic, megathonic, dynamic power! Do you get it? Do you realise the immeasurable greatness of God's power that He has placed at your disposal to live your life for Christ? Hello, wake-up! And the purpose of this power, the whole point of this power, is to enable us to live the new life, the born-again life, the resurrection life, the super-abundant life, that Jesus came to give us. Yet so many Christians, most Christians, fail to live that life for one reason and one reason alone. Because they don't lay hold of that power. We live on a spiritual battlefield. The Apostle Paul puts it this way: … our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:12-17) No I'm an old soldier from way back. And I can tell you that as I look at each of the elements of that spiritual armour that Paul lists there, the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes, the shield the helmet, each of them those is a defensive piece of armour. Defence is important to protect yourself, but you don't win a war by defending. To win, you have to attack. And the only offensive weapon in that list is … what? The sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God! That's the only attack weapon in the spiritual armoury that God has given you. And the truth is that most Christians leave it in its scabbard. They leave the sword of the Spirit at home, and then they wonder why the devil keeps on winning! And that … that's something we're going to talking about in the rest of the series.   The Power to Change As you can imagine, I speak with a lot of people. People who respond to this radio program, people I meet in my travels, people who've hear me speak and want to know how to apply it to their lives. And most people, come to me with a problem. This is working in my life … and I just don't know why. That isn't working in my life … and I don't know what to do about it. I want to follow Jesus … but Satan keeps on winning as he tempts me with this sin or that sin. Over and over again, I hear the same thing, the same question, the same problem, the same frustration in people's voices. Why isn't my life all that Jesus promised it would be?! It's a question that plagues many a Christ follower. It causes many to fall by the wayside. It causes many people to live a life that falls so far short of all that it could be in Christ. To my way of thinking, this is one of the greatest tragedies playing itself out in the Kingdom of God today. And just like many of the lifestyle and diet related illnesses that are killing people across the globe, this is a sickness that is completely avoidable. Here is what I see happening in God's Kingdom, amongst God's people. The societies in which we live are moving further and further away from God. Look at the United States. A country of religious freedom, founded by the pilgrims, who came to the land to have the freedom to worship God. A nation who, on its dollar bill, has the words “In God we trust”. And now, a country, where it's illegal to pray at school, illegal for an officer in the military to share his faith or a Bible with a soldier, a country where four in ten unborn children are 'terminated' – that's a genocide of around 1.2 million children each year. I'm not just picking on the US of A … it's happening right around the globe. Societies founded on Christian love, as they become more secular, are shifting further and further away from God. And they're behaving as though this is progress. It's progress to allow one man to marry another man, or a woman to marry another woman. It's progress to allow a woman to choose whether or not to kill her unborn child. It's progress for women not to respect their husbands and men not to cherish their wives. And anybody who stands in the way of this so-called “progress” is a narrow-minded, conservative bigot. And these sweeping changes are sweeping many a Christian along them. Christians en masse are forsaking a life based on God's Word, for a life based on the world's ways. And not just individual Christians, but preachers, Bible teachers, churches and denominations. And then we wonder why things aren't going so well for us in our lives. Really?! Back to the Bible International based in Lincoln Nebraska, is a ministry that I have been closely involved with now for a good many years. They in fact founded the ministry of Christianityworks that I now lead here in Australia, way back in 1957. Part of Back to the Bible is the Centre for Bible Engagement, which has conducted extensive research around the world on the impact in the lives of men and woman, who are engaged with God's Word on a regular basis. Remember, the Bible itself says that there is incredible power to defeat Satan, in God's Word: … our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:12-17) The only offensive weapon in our spiritual armour given to us by God is the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. All the other parts of the armour are defensive, which is good, but you don't win a battle by going on the defence. You have to go on the offence, you have to attack the enemy to defeat him. And the one tool, the one weapon that God has given us to do that, is the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God. So the Centre for Bible Engagement researched the spiritual lives of more than 100,000 people 21 countries, ranging from ages of eight to 80 years. They began with this question: What is it, of all the things that Christians do, that is the most powerful predictor of spiritual growth? When you think about it, Christians do a lot of things to express their faith. They go to church, they pray, the listen to sermons, they attend home groups, they give, they serve … and many more things. The Centre of Bible Engagement's research project wanted to find out which ones of those had the most impact in the life of a Christian. That's not a bad question to ask through a large, scientifically constituted, statistically valid, international research project. That's not a bad question to ask, for anyone who wants to lay hold the super–abundant life that Jesus promised (John 10:10) to give us. The conclusions of this research was as follows (and I quote from their report): The findings consistently show that engaging in the Bible four or more days a week is the single most powerful predictor of spiritual growth – and they defined spiritual growth as becoming less of the person I was before I committed my life to Jesus and more like Christ in my thoughts, words and deeds. In fact, I know Arnie Cole, the President of Back to the Bible pretty well. His background is as a professional researcher and statistician. And he said to me that statistically speaking, the correlation between engaging with God's Word, the Bible four times a week or more and spiritual growth, is stronger than the correlation between smoking and lung cancer. Just think about that. What powerful evidence of the importance of receiving, reflecting on and responding to God's Word having a powerful impact in changing our lives. Making the changes that we ourselves have been powerless to change. Let me come back to the Apostle Paul's reflection on this whole question of the power to change: Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 7:24) The answer is that only God can give us the power to change, the resurrection power to be able to live the born-again, new, super-abundant life that Jesus came to give us. What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore, we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:1-4) Do you see? God's plan is for you to walk in the newness of life, the resurrection life made available to you through the Cross and the Empty tomb. And the power to live that life is something that you will find in the Word of God, as the Spirit of God breathes His Word into your heart: All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work. (1 Tim 3:16,17) That's where you'll find the power to change – power unlimited. In God's Word. So … you have to ask yourself, why do so many Christians ignore their Bibles?!   Not Just a Theory Lesson Discovering the power to change in God's Word isn't just a theory lesson. It's real. I remember one time in the early days of my involvement in this ministry of Christianityworks that produces these radio messages, just when I was rock bottom, reading this: My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-3) Another time, just when I was wondering whether or not to step out in faith by growing the ministry into Africa when we clearly didn't have the resources to do so, I opened up to the next chapter and read about Peter stepping out of the boat. He didn't wait for the storm to stop. No, he stepped out in the middle of the storm and walked on the water towards Jesus. Just when I was feeling so incredibly inadequate one tome, I read about how Peter and all the other disciples deserted Jesus when He was being tried and crucified. And yet Jesus still went on to use them to start this thing He called "the church". The Bible is full of this stuff and somehow God, through His Spirit, takes those stories and connects them with our lives and in our hearts we just know that God is speaking to us. There have been so many times when just when I needed a gentle touch from God … then I read about how He healed the leper or the blind person or the lame man. The Bible is full of God's promises and plans and purposes. And when we establish a regular habit of just spending some time in there with Him, His Spirit writes His promises and plans and purposes on our hearts with indelible ink, in a way that no person, no man or woman, no situation, no trial can ever rub them off. God Himself brings His word to life and that changes everything. So often I wonder where I'd be if I hadn't established a regular habit of reading Gods word. You know, it just doesn't bear thinking about. You see God is no pedlar of good philosophies or belief systems; He's not some distorted mirror of low self–esteem or unrealistic stereotypes. God wants to make a real difference – in my life and in yours. The problem is that there are so many things out there, ways of living, ways of thinking, fads, things to buy, places to go … all of them promise a great life. All of them promise something that they simply cannot deliver. You and I, we both know that we have flaws and weaknesses. As much as we wish we didn't, we just do. And you and I both know that we have people in our lives, situations in our lives, problems in our lives … mountains in our lives, that we just cannot overcome. And as much as we wish we didn't, we just do. It's the way things are. Well … right in the middle of all of those, God wants to make a difference. And He does that as we listen to Him, as we listen to His truth, as we take it into our hearts and let Him work powerfully in us and through us by His Spirit and His Word. That research I was talking about earlier in the program – the research by the Centre of Bible engagement which scientifically and statistically proved that frequent engagement with God's Word makes a powerful difference in our lives … that shouldn't be any surprise to us. Because God's Word is living and active, sharper than any two- edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) And neither should the opposite be any surprise to us – that people who don't engage regularly with God's Word are going to live powerless lives where temptation, the enemy, people and circumstances constantly overwhelm them. Does any of that surprise you … really?

Bridge Church WI
Bible Engagement - Pathway

Bridge Church WI

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 8:12


Kenai New Life
Bible Engagement V4S4: Israel Demands a King

Kenai New Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2021 40:02


Great Groups
Encouraging Bible Engagement (Season 2, Episode 1)

Great Groups

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 32:26


In this episode, Jay and Chris discuss the importance of Bible engagement in the spiritual growth of every believer. You'll also hear some tips and learn what we are doing individually. The bottom line is this--to make disciples, we need to encourage and equip our small group members to develop consistent time in the Word!

unSeminary Podcast
Using Tech to Increase Bible Engagement at Your Church with Scott Lindsey

unSeminary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 31:51


Welcome back to another episode of the unSeminary podcast. We're honored to have with us today Scott Lindsey, the executive director at Faithlife. Faithlife is the company which created the Logos Bible Software for digital Bible study. Scott is with us today to talk about Faithlife, how they can help you, and how you can […]

Christian Schools Australia
S1 Episode Sixteen: Reimagining Bible Engagement for Spiritual Formation

Christian Schools Australia

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020 31:39


In this episode Mark Ryan speaks with Dr Graham Stanton, Lecturer in Practical Theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, and Dean of Ridley's Centre for Children's and Youth Ministry. Graham is a leading voice in youth ministry and has recently released a new book: Wide-Awake in God's World - Bible Engagement for Teenage Spiritual Formation in a Culture of Expressive Individualism. This podcast explores the cultural moment we are living in, and how we as schools can help young people engage with the Biblical story with faithfulness and imagination. Find out more about Graham's book. Or purchase a copy for yourself now.

Mosaic Church Podcast (Maple Grove, MN)
Andrea Stevens | MOSAIC MIDWEEK

Mosaic Church Podcast (Maple Grove, MN)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 9:09


For this week's episode of MOSAIC MIDWEEK, Andrea Stevens shares her story of BIBLE ENGAGEMENT and how to meditate on God's word!

Mosaic Church Podcast (Maple Grove, MN)
BIBLE Engagement | Spiritual H.A.B.I.T.S - Week 3

Mosaic Church Podcast (Maple Grove, MN)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2020 29:56


BIBLE Engagement | Spiritual H.A.B.I.T.S - Week 3 by mymosaicchurch.com

Colwood Church
Possess the Portrait - Bible Engagement

Colwood Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020


Kenai New Life
Bible Engagement Project Abraham & Isaac

Kenai New Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2020 32:51


Kenai New Life
Bible Engagement #4 The Flood

Kenai New Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2020 23:56


Kenai New Life
Bible Engagement #3

Kenai New Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2020 26:21


Southview Sermons - Southview Baptist Church

Pastor Aaron Householder reminds us of Southview’s five values: Bible Engagement, Worshipful Lifestyle, Intentional Relationships, Gifted Service, & Gospel Sharing.Sermon notes are available on YouVersion Events.Video of the worship service is available for replay.

Theology Central
Bible Engagement Declining Amid Covid-19

Theology Central

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2020 38:08


A look at a recent survey about bible engagement

Theological Musings
Bible Engagement Declining Amid Covid-19

Theological Musings

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2020 38:07


A look at a recent survey about bible engagement

QSBC
The Christian and Social Media

QSBC

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2020 30:42


Resources: www.baptiststandard.com Elind@qsbc.orgOutline:Random QuestionsThe good of social mediaRaise awarenessShare the gospelEncourageThe dangers of social mediaWords go out and there is no review process (Proverbs 27:17)Fake news and half-truths (2 Timothy 2:22)Lacks nonverbal forms of communication (Matthew 18:15)Anonymity- Lets us speak harsh words we would never say in person (James 3)5 Questions to ask yourself before posting on social mediaWhat's my motivation?Am I questioning on whether to post this or notDoes it encourage?Does it help me grow with God?Does it help me love my neighbor?Bible verse: Matthew 5:16Reading the Bible 4 or more days a week (Center for Bible Engagement:228% more likely to share faith with others407% more likely to memorize scripture59% less likely to view pornography30% less likely to struggle with lonelinessAnger issues drop 32%Bitterness drops 40%Alcoholism drops 57%Feeling distant or stagnant from the Lord dropped 60%We challenge you to get in the Bible more! 

Pastor Resources Podcast
Bible Revival During The COVID - 19 Crisis

Pastor Resources Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 6:38


As was true after 9/11, the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has people turning back to the Scriptures in droves. Bible sales are significantly up, as are the number of people downloading reading plans from YouVersion. Paul Caminiti is co-Founder of The Institute for Bible Reading, which in collaboration with Tyndale House Publishers, recently launched a free virtual Bible book club called Immerse from Home. He has been a cultural innovator for the Bible for over two decades. As the Bible Publisher at Zondervan and Vice President of Bible Engagement at Biblica, he helped launch The Bible in 90 Days, The Story, and Community Bible Experience. His interviews have appeared in: Newsweek, The New Yorker, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NBC News. Paul currently lives in Grand Rapids, MI.

Faith Radio Podcast from The Meeting House
Cole, Arnie - Back to the Bible/Center for Bible Engagement

Faith Radio Podcast from The Meeting House

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2020 17:41


Charisma News
Assemblies of God and Tech Company Promote Bible Engagement

Charisma News

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2020 3:39


The Assemblies of God—the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination—recently announced it would partner with a church technology company to tackle biblical illiteracy in society. Find out how they plan to accomplish this from host Taylor Berglund in this episode.

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church - Noblesville, IN
Bible Engagement - Ephesians 2

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church - Noblesville, IN

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2020 37:21


Bible Engagement Study through Ephesians 2 from March 11, 2020 taught by Pastor Bryan Marler.

Trietsch UMC Podcast
Sermon: Bible Engagement

Trietsch UMC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2020 32:06


So today, we're gonna start with scripture, and here's what I believe about scripture, what we know through studies, study after study after study both secular and church-related. They tell us that the number one way to catalyze, and this is a big word, but the number one way to enrich, the number one way to deepen, the number one way to encourage your spiritual health, is to engage scripture, pure and simple. The reading of Scripture, the understanding of Scripture, the applying of scripture, is the number one way to grow in a relationship with Jesus. The number one without exception, like by far above and beyond, over and above literally, the number one way to catalyze my relationship with God is to read and engage scripture. And Jesus gives us some phenomenal examples of this over and over again. But one of my favorites, comes from the Gospel of Luke. So when we start Lent, often we will read this particular story. Churches across the globe will often start the season of Lent, with this story and that's one reason we're gonna start it today, but the other reason is, it's a powerful example from Jesus about how to engage scripture, how to use it in such a way that it brings honor to God and it blesses other people, and it enriches our own lives. It's a great story and I'm gonna read it from The Message translation. So it may sound different than if you've read it before. It may sound a little different, but I hope that it’ll have a little bit better meaning as well. Luke chapter four, it's known as the temptation of Jesus, and the temptation of Jesus is a way for him to get prepared for his ministry. Here's what happens for 40 wilderness days and nights he was tested by the devil, the area, nothing during those days and when the time was up, he was hungry as you can well imagine. Have you ever gone 40 days without eating? I’ve never even tried that. I have fasted for 40 days from certain things and I certainly hope you have fasted from things, whether chocolate or coffee or Coke or alcohol or whatever. I hope you fast, and I hope you are endeavoring to do that fast even now as we enter into Lent. But Jesus fasted from food. He didn't eat for 40 days and you can... Well, imagine he's not only hungry as it says but by golly, I believe he's probably delirious and not 100% sure what he needs to do and how he needs to do it, but here's what we are sure of. Notice what happens. The devil, playing on his hunger, gave the first test, since you're God's Son command these stones to turn into a loaf of bread. You can well, imagine Jesus is salavating at this point, right? I'd kinda like a piece of bread, I'd kind of like a loaf of bread. He's being tempted. Jesus answered by quoting Deuteronomy, that's a book in the Old Testament. Jesus is going all the way back to the Hebrew scriptures to help give him the strength and encouragement he needs Jesus answered by quoting Deuteronomy. It takes more than bread to really live. For the second test, he led him up and spread out all the kingdoms of the Earth on display at once. Then the devil said, “They are yours and all their splendor to serve your pleasure. I'm in charge of them all and can turn them over to whomever I wish. Worship me and they're yours, the whole works.” Jesus refused again, backing his refusal with Deuteronomy. Worship the Lord your God and only the Lord your God, serve him with absolute single-heartedness. For the third test, the devil took him up to Jerusalem, put him on the top of the temple and he said, if you're God's son jump. It's written isn't it, that he has placed you in the care of angels to protect you? They will catch you, you won't so much as stub your toe on the stone. Now the devil is quoting Psalm 91, right here, he's quoting Scripture, He's not just randomly picking stuff out of the air, He's quoting Scripture.

Bridge Church: Weekly Sermons
Pathway Collection (Bible Engagement) - Mid-Week Podcast

Bridge Church: Weekly Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2020


Message from Tyler Wolfe on March 4, 2020

First AG Church - online media
HAVING 20/20 VISION - OUR VALUES - BIBLE ENGAGEMENT - PDF

First AG Church - online media

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2020


Healthy eye sight is critical to living. We rely on it in our driving, our reading and writing, and our relating to others. The same is true with spiritual eye sight or vision. Without clear 20/20 vision of God and His work in and around us we can miss His purpose for our lives which is ultimately to bring Him honor. Today Pastor Tom begins sharing the first of our eight values as a church.

First AG Church - online media
HAVING 20/20 VISION - OUR VALUES - BIBLE ENGAGEMENT - Audio

First AG Church - online media

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2020 34:41


Healthy eye sight is critical to living. We rely on it in our driving, our reading and writing, and our relating to others. The same is true with spiritual eye sight or vision. Without clear 20/20 vision of God and His work in and around us we can miss His purpose for our lives which is ultimately to bring Him honor. Today Pastor Tom begins sharing the first of our eight values as a church.

Thought Factory Podcast
#711 || What Students Say About the Bible

Thought Factory Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2019 28:53


Special guest Lindsey Gorveatte, Director of Bible Engagement, joins the Thought Factory Podcast to discuss what she sees in the landscape of youth ministry in regards to students' interest of the Bible.  We hear from students directly what they say about the Bible and how we could steer our ministries to utilize it more in our weekly programming.  Do we think students are reading the Bible because the adults in their life are telling them to or because of a more significant reason?

Church Leadership Podcast
Episode 40 – Andy & Mark on Discipleship Curriculum and Sermon Prep

Church Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2019 26:37


On this week’s special Thanksgiving episode, Mark and Andy talk about what they are thankful for, and they answer a...

River Valley Church's podcast
The Importance of Bible Engagement | Matthew 28:18-20; John 15:8-10

River Valley Church's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2019 46:00


Safespace
Archaeology, an Unlikely Ally in Christian Devotion

Safespace

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2019 34:25


Archaeology is crucial to the reconstruction of any story, particularly those set in ancient times, by providing a backdrop from where the story emerges. Much more than a document of propositional truths or an index of instructions, the Bible is told in story and linked together to form a grand narrative that is set in real places and real times.  Rev. Dr. Lim Kar Yong sits down with Debbie on the occasion of the release of his new book, Following Jesus, to talk about his book and how archaeology can help to enliven our appreciation of what happens in the Scripture texts. Because much of Scriptural truth is told in story form, it is an unlikely ally in understanding that story better. Along with the interview are recommended resources for Christians to partner with archaeology as an aid to studying the Bible. (Full episode summary here.) Rev. Dr. Lim Kar Yong is well-known as a scholar of the New Testament, in particular his work on 1 Corinthians and the Gospels. Apart from lecturing in New Testament studies Kar Yong is Director of Postgraduate Studies and Director of the Centre for Bible Engagement for Seminari Theoloji Malaysia. Part of his activities at the CBE include study tours to biblical sites and hosting tours at their recently launched Biblical Studies Room which features various replicas and displays. Kar Yong is ordained as a Priest in the (Anglican) Diocese of West Malaysia.

Hill City Church Podcast
Bible Engagement: We Are - Josh Branham

Hill City Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2019 36:11


Many of us know that reading the Bible is a good thing to do, but we don't do it. At Hill City we believe that interacting with God's Word in your everyday life is an essential part of your discipleship. What goes into your life determines what comes out. Pastor Josh shares from Psalm 1 on how to read the Bible to encounter God's presence, not just to gain information.

20twenty
Story Telling and Bible Engagement - Josh Bartlett (Wycliffe Bible Translators) - 16 Sept 2019

20twenty

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2019 47:20


There's plenty of talk on radio, but with 20twenty you'll find Life, Culture & Current events from a Biblical perspective. Interviews, stories and insight you definately won't hear in the mainstream media. This feed contains selected content from 20twenty, heard every weekday morning. See www.vision.org.au for more details Help Vision to keep 'Connecting Faith to Life': https://vision.org.au/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Crescent Valley Students
Bible Engagement - Audio

Crescent Valley Students

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2019 37:34


Pastor Brooks kicks off a brand new series on the spiritual disciplines called: Back to the Basics.

V1 Church
Galatians 1 | BEACHES | Pastor Mike Signorelli

V1 Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2019 46:06


The Center for Bible Engagement surveyed more than 400,000 people around the world to discover what is the difference between those who own a bible and read it vs those who don’t… Someone who engages the Bible 4 or more times a week is: 228% more likely to share faith with others 407% more likely to memorize scripture 59% less likely to view pornography 30% less likely to struggle with loneliness SO WHAT IS THE BIBLE THEN? The Bible is the account of God’s action in the world, and his purpose with all creation. The writing of the Bible took place over sixteen centuries and is the work of over forty human authors. It is quite an amazing collection of 66 books with very different styles, all containing the message God desires us to have. Yes, various human authors wrote it–but behind them was another Author: the Spirit of God. Even when they weren’t fully aware of it, God was guiding them so that what they wrote wasn’t just their own words, but God’s Word. The apostle Peter wrote, “No prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:20-21). God wanted to speak to us in words we can understand–and the Bible contains those words.

Onething Global Leadership Summit
#16 Bible Engagement Among Youth in America - Laura Gish

Onething Global Leadership Summit

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2019 15:19


Join Daniel Lim as he interviews Laura Gish again but this time on the subject of Bible engagement among the young and upcoming in America. * We apologize for the low audio sound levels in this podcast.

Influence Podcast
181. Trends in Bible Engagement

Influence Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2019 30:34


Sixty-three percent of U.S. adults “agree somewhat or strongly that the Bible contains everything a person needs to know to live a meaningful life,” with 38 percent “strongly” agreeing. That seems like a good thing, right? Unfortunately, the “data shows a continuing downward trend from the previous year (42% who agree strongly) and the all-time high of 53% in 2011.” For the past decade, the American Bible Society, in conjunction with the Barna Group, has released an annual State of the Biblereport, surveying what Americans believe about and how they use the Bible. In this episode of the Influence Podcast, George P. Wood talks with John F. Plake, Ph.D., about Bible engagement trends, based on the 2019 report. Wood is executive editor of Influencemagazine, and your host. Plake is senior manager of Ministry Intelligence for the U.S. Ministry section of the American Bible Society, as well as an ordained Assemblies of God minister. Founded in 1816, the mission of the American Bible Society is “making the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life-changing message.”

Janet Mefferd Today
5 - 21 - 19 - Janet - Mefferd - Today - Michael McAfee (Reaching Millennials with the Gospel)

Janet Mefferd Today

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2019 47:58


How do we impart biblical truth to the younger generations? I'll discuss it with Michael McAfee, director of Bible Engagement for Museum of the Bible and co-author of the book, "Not What You Think." Plus: More attacks on Christianity from homosexual Democrat mayor Pete Buttigieg, while pro-LGBT Taylor University students walk out on Vice President Mike Pence's commencement address. We'll talk about that and more on Tuesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.

Museum of the Bible
Bible Engagement

Museum of the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2019 1:00


Bible Engagement by Museum of the Bible

Thought Factory Podcast
#511 || Sign o' the Times | The Decline of the Bible in Youth Ministry

Thought Factory Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2018 36:41


The majority of Christian students claim that the Bible is important.  But, students are either not reading it at all, or may be reading it once or twice a week.  We can easily make the statement to students that the Bible is important, that it is worth reading, and we can easily encourage them to do so. But, are we hindering their growth because we are not guiding and training them on how to engage God's Word?  What would a youth ministry look like if it was focused on Bible engagement?  How would your ministry, your community, and the world be impacted if it was?  Hosts Jeff and Jayson interview the Director of Bible Engagement at Never The Same, Lindsey Gorveatte.

Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast
Why Bible Engagement Is The Catalyst For Spiritual Growth | Randy Frazee

Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2018 28:49


On today’s Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloemen talks with Randy Frazee, lead pastor at Westside Family Church in Lenexa, Kansas. William talks with Randy about the challenges pastors face coming into a new church, and the importance of slowing down and building trust. They also discuss how Bible engagement is the most significant catalyst for spiritual (and often church) growth.

One Life Church Podcast
Episode 9: Bible Engagement

One Life Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2018 48:38


Christian Coffee Talk
Ep53. Staying Connected to God in a Distracted Culture with Kathleen Cooke

Christian Coffee Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2018 23:08


Coffee Talk Topic: Staying Connected to God in a Distracting Culture Staying connected to God requires practice in our digital age. The Bible is a number one bestseller, yet so few read it. Did you read the Bible today? Did you read anything in the Bible at all this week?  What distracts you from reading the Bible four or more times per week? This episode covers many of them! As well as a Study called Scientific Evidence for the Power of 4, which revealed statistics that if you do, it will dramatically change the direction of your life. Featured Guest: Kathleen Cooke Host Brandee Nielsen was won over by Kathleen's heart for God during a private engagement to pray for women in the workplace. Kathleen joins to us to share about her new devotional, Hope 4 Today. Which is primarily based on the study conducted by the Center for Bible Engagement. Kathleen is the founder of The Influence Lab, where she leads and inspires women involved in media and entertainment. She enjoys speaking globally and editing the Influence Women’s Journal, and humbly serves on the advisory boards for the National Salvation Army, the Hollywood Prayer Network, and 4WordWomen. Along with her husband Phil, Kathleen is a founding partner at Cooke Pictures, where she oversees casting and serves as creative director. LINKS FROM THE SHOW Connect with Kathleen and get a copy of Hope 4 Today at http://kathleencooke.com. Get a copy of Scientific Evidence for the Power of 4, at http://www.backtothebible.org Subscribe to the Christian Coffee Talk Podcast on iTunes Podcast or Google Play Podcast. Join our growing Online Community at www.facebook.com/groups/christiancoffeetalk where you can connect with like-minded women 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Theme Song: Jesus Kind Of Love by NateJacksonMusic.com

Navigating Adolescence
Archive Episode 03: Shannon Scott on Family Worship, Bible Engagement, and Favorite Foods

Navigating Adolescence

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2018 54:13


This is a conversation with Shannon Scott. As you'll hear in this episode, Shannon has had a long and interesting career working with kids and families both in churches and schools. She also has three adolescents of her own with her husband Jeff. She recently joined the Church of the City staff where she is leading KidCity at COTC Franklin. In this episode, she shares thoughts on topics such as why family worship is important, how parents can talk with their kids about Scripture, and what parents of younger children can do now to prepare for the adolescent years. Toward the end of the episode, she shares about her family's decision to follow God to Nashville and what the transition from Atlanta to Nashville has been like. Enjoy!

EST. - For the Established Church with Micah Fries, Sam Rainer and Josh King

How do established church pastors encourage and prioritize Biblical engagement in the life of their people?

EST. - For the Established Church with Micah Fries, Sam Rainer and Josh King

How do established church pastors encourage and prioritize Biblical engagement in the life of their people?

Social Media Church Podcast
A Conversation with Jeremy Burton from Museum of the Bible about Bible Engagement and Innovative Technologies: Podcast 223

Social Media Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2017 33:41


The Bible is currently used by more than 30,000 church organizations and denominations in the world. It would seem like presenting the Bible in it’s barest form is impossible without raising theological debates.   Our friends from Museum of the Bible, however, believe they can engage the people with the Bible in a fun, innovative, and educational way. Museum of the Bible invites people to engage with the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible. In this week’s episode, we are joined by Jeremy Burton, Director of Communications for Museum of the Bible, to talk about Bible engagement for all faiths and all walks of life, while using innovative methods to boost social media efforts.   Museum of the Bible is located 3 blocks south of the US Capitol in Washington D.C. and is currently under construction. They will open in November 2017. Show Notes: Museum of the Bible Museum of the Bible Facebook Page Jeremy Burton Twitter Museum of the Bible 360° Virtual Reality Tour

Keep Asking - The LifeWay Research Podcast
Episode 19: Bible Engagement and Its Impact on Spiritual Growth

Keep Asking - The LifeWay Research Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2017 28:21


Continuing the conversation about Bible engagement, we examine how people’s reading habits influence how and when they read scripture and discuss the importance of Bible for spiritual growth and discipleship.

Liquid Church Message Video
Blue Christmas - Bible Engagement

Liquid Church Message Video

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2012 33:27


700 people give up reading the Bible every day. Here's what we're doing about it.

Liquid Church
Blue Christmas - Bible Engagement

Liquid Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2012 34:01


700 people give up reading the Bible every day. Here's what we're doing about it.

20twenty
A Revival of Bible Engagement

20twenty

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2012 17:00


There's plenty of talk on radio, but with 20twenty you'll find Life, Culture & Current events from a Biblical perspective. Interviews, stories and insight you definately won't hear in the mainstream media. This feed contains selected content from 20twenty, heard every weekday morning. See www.vision.org.au for more details Help Vision to keep 'Connecting Faith to Life': https://vision.org.au/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.