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Heaven In Your Home
Your Wonderful Female Body - Resolution and the Ripple Effect of Sex

Heaven In Your Home

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 22:42


Your body is good and reveals the very goodness of God. Yes, that's right! God designed your body and He did so with intention and purpose. In this episode you will learn about the about the final aspect of the sexual response cycle, resolution. How can you maximize the resolution stage for increased intimacy and connection? Listen in and learn about the ways God created your body and the beautiful physical and hormonal responses that you experience in sex. Experience the powerful “exhale” together in the resolution stage of the sexual response cycle, which extends beyond the marriage bed. Related Episodes: Ep. 2 The Science of Sex Ep. 4 The Ripple Effect of Sex: And Why Sex Matters, Espicially When You Don't Feel Like It  Ep. 8 The Emotional Gift of Sex Ep. 102 How a Flourishing Wife Can Call Forth Holy Masculinity   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You'll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you'll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie's message. Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex

Pirate Monk Podcast
Episode 334 * The Resolution Movement w/ Ben Bennett

Pirate Monk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 56:49


"We want to Re-Solution people with Biblically-based, research-informed answers to their  hurts and struggles." The guys open the show with a great discussion about the importance of knowing and sharing our stories in community. Then guest Ben Bennett shares his story of faith, multiple addictions and the solutions that he has found.  You can learn more about Ben and his ministry at resolutionmovement.org.   For more information and registration for the International Retreat, please visit https://samsonhouse.regfox.com/samson-society-international-retreat-italy-2022 For more information and registration for the Annual Retreat, please visit https://samsonhouse.regfox.com/samson-society-national-retreat-2022.   If you have thoughts or questions that you'd like the guys to address in upcoming episodes or suggestions for future guests, please drop a note to piratemonkpodcast@gmail.com.   The music on this podcast is contributed by members of the Samson Society. For more information on this ministry, please visit samsonsociety.com.  Support for the women in our lives who have been impacted by our choices is available at sarahsociety.com.

WWUTT
WWUTT 1745 Q&A Is Sadie Robertson Huff Biblically Sound?

WWUTT

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 56:43


Responding to a question from a listener about Sadie Robertson Huff and whether or not she teaches sound doctrine. Visit wwutt.com for all our videos!

Mornings with Carmen
Why solely Sunday morning is not enough | Not defined by our past mistakes

Mornings with Carmen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 44:27


Peter Kapsner and Carmen talk about the example of Biblically-designed marriages being lived out and showing the heart of God to a broken world. Scott Sauls, author of "Beautiful People Don't Just Happen," shares about the transformation that can happen if we truly take Jesus' words for what they say and why God is constantly working to refine us. Click here for today's show notes

WITH LOVE JILLIAN
EP330: WHAT GOSSIP REALLY IS

WITH LOVE JILLIAN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 50:04


Let's talk about what GOSSIP really is...Biblically of course. Who are you representing when you gossip: listening and giving it? Some key Scriptures we'll be looking at: Zechariah 3:1-7, Philippians 4, Ephesians 4,5, Romans 1, Matthew 12 and Matthew 18.

Faith Growth Podcast // Cody Winn
BIBLICALLY Examining Todd White Sermon

Faith Growth Podcast // Cody Winn

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 25:59


https://codycwinn.com/ **PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO ALL THE WAY THROUGH BEFORE MAKING A JUDGEMENT CALL** (99% of criticism i get in the comments are from people not watching my videos fully)

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover
What If You Imagined Your Body Filled with the Glory of Christ?

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 20:40


Christian Meditation is a quiet time for you to re-integrate and re-calibrate your mind with your body. And re-integrate and re-calibrate your mind and body with God‘s presence with you and in you. Remember the quote from the apostle Paul in Acts 17:28 – In him you live and move and have your being.If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.You may think that taking time to focus on re-integrating your body with your mind is not a very Christian kind of meditation. That somehow spiritual rejuvenation comes by focusing on the spiritual, not the physical. Focusing on the soul and not the body. And you would be wrong. Biblically wrong.Tim Keller“Christianity may be the most body-positive religion in the world…God made matter and physical bodies, and saw that it was all good…In Jesus Christ, God himself took on a human body which he still has…and someday he is going to give us resurrected bodies.”A lot of times Christians think the body is just temporary and is unrelated to the soul. But the Bible teaches the opposite. The problem with a lot of early Christian heresies — and they have stuck around for thousands of years — is that they somehow separated the body from the soul.A good example of that is in…1 Corinthians 6:11 (NIV)“…You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”Now the “you“ there is the key because some wrongly thought the real “you“ was just your spirit/soul and not so much your body. Your body is earthly and going to die but your spirit lives forever. This is not biblical Christianity but a kind of heresy that always one way or another sneaks in.So Paul quotes one of their quotes…1 Corinthians 6:13-15 (NIV)“You say, ‘Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.' The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself?”This is powerful imagery for us to embrace and envision through Christian meditation.Imagine/envision this:YOU — including your body washed.YOU — including your body sanctified.YOU — including your body justified by Jesus himself and by God's Spirit.Your body exists for God. And your body is a means by which Christ physically lives on earth.The body … is … meant for … for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Christ came to redeem and restore your body.Your body is part of Christ himself.Your body is eternal and will have a resurrection from the dead.Right now your body is God's temple. He dwells in your body by his Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (ESV)“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”You can experience a certain degree of the glory of God in your body right now.So imagine this. Envision your body this way. Present your body to Christ right now in this moment. Your whole body surrendered to your creator so that you can be filled with his glory forever.The body … is … meant for … for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? …Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? …So glorify God in your body. Your whole body surrendered to your creator so that you can be filled with his glory forever. The body … is … meant for … for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? …Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? …So glorify God in your body. Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it.Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Diego Huaman.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.

Dare To Stand
How To Use the Bible Biblically pt 3

Dare To Stand

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 24:54


The UnSafe Bible
John, Take a Letter Part 2

The UnSafe Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 26:00


Through social media, television, and the radio, there are endless ways for us to quickly hear amazing messages. It's a wonderful thing to find a pastor that you love to hear, but do you make sure to check through the Bible that the message has sound Biblical truths? Today, Pastor Ken wants you to know that you need to be steeped in God's Word and hold any messages taught to its standard. Don't compromise on what's true and surround yourself with Biblically inspired teachings.

Thrive Church Podcast
Under Authority - Part 1

Thrive Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 47:39


Pastor Brian kicks off a new series for August called Under Authority. What does being under authority mean, Biblically, and how living under authority looks in our lives?  Join us each Sunday at the Dellwood Park Community Center. Connect with us at encounterthrive.com. 

Heaven In Your Home
Your Wonderful Female Body - Orgasm Pt. 2

Heaven In Your Home

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 31:39


Orgasm is a gift created and formed by God. And, as women you have a unique capacity for pleasure with incredible benefits. Your body is wonderfully made with intention and purpose, which includes your sexuality.    A great sex life doeesn't happen by accident. In this episode you will find practical ideas to consider as you learn about orgasm, pursuing pleasure and increased intimacy in your marriage. Listen in and be encouraged as you consider TEN IDEAS and FOUR STEPS to enhance your approach to pleasure in your marriage bed.   Mentioned in this episode: Dr. Jennifer Degler, CWIVES (Christian Wives Initiating Valuing Enjoying Sex)    Related Episodes: Ep. 111 Your Wonderful Female Body - Orgasm Pt. 1 Ep. 105 Your Wonderful Female Body - Clitoris Ep. 92 Pleasure Series Pt. 1 - Reclaiming Your Orgasmic Potential Ep.93 Pleasure Series Pt. 2 - Female Anatomy, Orgasm 101 and Guiding Your Husband to Your Pleasure with Dr. Jennifer Degler Ep. 94 Pleasure Series Pt. 3 - Your Orgasm Questions with Dr. Jennifer Degler   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You'll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you'll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie's message. Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex

Dare To Stand
How To Use the Bible Biblically pt 2

Dare To Stand

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 24:42


Ridge Life Podcast
Laundry List

Ridge Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 31:49


Does God's Word give requirements for those who shepherd and lead the flock? Why are these requirements necessary? I Timothy 3:1-7 gives us the instructions and qualifications for those who are to be in leadership as they serve the local church through teaching the Word and helping others grow spiritually. It is our prayer that Pleasant Ridge will strive to be led by a plurality of Biblically qualified men who can shepherd and protect the flock.

Providence Community Church
KNOWLEDGE & GRACE – II Peter 1:1-4, 3:17-18

Providence Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 55:33


The urgency of Peter's 2nd letter is compelled by two factors we learn in context. The first is Peter's sense of his own approaching death. The second is the presence of false teachers among the early church. Peter's primary reasons for writing are illuminated further when compared with his 1st epistle to churches gaining a foothold in the greater Asia Minor region. In I Peter the nature of the threat to the early church is that of persecution, while his 2nd epistle primarily addresses theological corruption spread by popular teachers of the day. We learn by comparing the two that these enemies warrant different responses. Whereas Peter emphasizes patient endurance facing the first, he has no tolerance for the second. How easy it is for the modern church to invert these 2 responses. Too often Christians tolerate or entertain doctrinal corruption and cannot bear the thought of physical hardship or persecution. However, Peter echoes Paul in warning the church that our most dangerous foes are not physical but rather ideas, claims, and idolatrous philosophies which seek to exalt themselves above the knowledge of God. Peter fights heretical knowledge claims with the true and superior knowledge of God's self revelation in the Gospel. Biblically grounded knowledge is the necessary weapon to destroy early gnostic teachings and any other perverted alternative to the Word of God. The temptation of false knowledge is as old as original sin and Satan's promise of God-like powers in exchange for transgressing divine commands. Peter insists that a church grounded in the truth of the Gospel will be fortified to resist these influences which reappear in every age. However, for Peter and all the New Testament writers, knowledge in this sense cannot be reduced to mere intellectual comprehension. Effectual knowledge of the Gospel involves a realization on a much deeper level where faith evidences true heart transformation. This kind of knowledge is a means of grace which equips the church to stand against her enemies whether they come wielding persecution or heresy.

Cape Bible Chapel Sermons
Thinking Biblically Matters! The Mindset of Joy and Unity

Cape Bible Chapel Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 53:03


Dare To Stand
How to Use the Bible Biblically part 1

Dare To Stand

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 24:38


Sermons From My Heart
Jeremiah 31 verses 31-34 God Forgives and Forgets.

Sermons From My Heart

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 11:05


Have you ever had one of those days when nothing goes right? It feels like the world is against you. To make matters worse, someone might tell you that God is always faithful, and you want to punch that person in the mouth. Biblically, that someone was the prophet Jeremiah. We see an example of this in Jeremiah 31:31-34.

The Holy Post
Episode 520: Phil & Skye Answer Listener Voicemails

The Holy Post

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 82:00 Very Popular


What's the correct definition of “woke”? What do Christians in the global south think about sexuality and gender? Biblically, when does life begin? When was America a Christian nation? In this special episode, Phil and Skye respond to voicemails left by Holy Post listeners. Some are serious and others are silly. Plus, additional thoughts about the conservative movement from Episode 519. And, Phil explains why he feels like a celebrity Norwegian walrus named Freya.   0:00 - Intro Animal News 1:40 - Freya the walrus 3:43 - Dead spider claws Voicemail Q&A 5:43 - Q&A intro 7:05 - Angie: What does "woke" even mean? 15:53 - Brandon: How to describe what the Holy Post is doing 22:51 - Crisanne: Christians in the global south on sexuality/gender 30:54 - Dave: Finding community 33:16 - Greg: What are you looking forward to? 35:33 - Josh: Wise media consumption 42:27 - JT: What buddy duo are Skye and Phil? 45:41 - Lucas: Asian Americans in evangelical leadership 51:08 - Natalia: When was America ever a Christian nation? 57:46 - Nick: Biblically, when does life begin? 1:04:07 - Terry: Jesus showing up in 2022 Wrap-up 1:10:55 - Additional thoughts on the conservative movement from episode 519 1:21:30 - Credits   Stories and resources mentioned: Freya the walrus- https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/freya-the-walrus-norway-sinking-boats-rcna40174 Dead spider claws - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-use-dead-spiders-to-grip-objects-180980498/ "The Great Awokening" (Vox) - https://www.vox.com/2019/3/22/18259865/great-awokening-white-liberals-race-polling-trump-2020 The Lausanne Covenant - https://lausanne.org/content/covenant/lausanne-covenant What in the World? Episode 1: The Kingdom of God - https://www.holypost.com/post/what-in-the-world-episode-1-the-kingdom-of-god-with-ruth-padilla-deborst Voxology Podcast (Mike Erre) - https://voxologypodcast.com/ The Movie Proposal Podcast - https://www.holypost.com/movie-proposal-podcast Holy Post episode 519: How Reaganism Won the Church & Skye's New Book - https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-519-how-reaganism-won-the-church-skye-s-new-book "What If Jesus Was Serious About the Church?" - https://amzn.to/3PNlVI6 Holy Post website: https://www.holypost.com/ Holy Post Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/holypost   The Holy Post is supported by our listeners. We may earn affiliate commissions through links listed here. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

No Sanity Required
The Role of Youth Pastors in the Church pt. 2

No Sanity Required

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 43:38


This conversation continues the conversation on how we teach our children to love the Lord at home and in church. Brody and Chad discuss the programs McGregor Baptist Church has in place to help better equip parents and students. Parents – let's think Biblically and model a personal faith with the Lord daily in the home. Youth pastors – let's equip the families in our church to do this well.Listen to Part 1 of this conversationMcGregor Family MinistriesP.S. If you liked this episode, we'd love to hear your feedback! Please leave us a review on Apple or Spotify and help us get the content out to help others grow in their faith and mission to equip the Church.Want to go deeper? Join the Snowbird Newsletter and get our list of favorite books!Learn more about our student and adult conferences at https://www.swoutfitters.com/==================================================Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the exposition of Scripture and personal relationships in order to equip the Church to impact this generation.

InfluencHer
The Love Well Project, Pt. 1 - Love Smart

InfluencHer

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 22:47


Welcome to the Love Well Project! Join us for Part 1 of this special 3-Part Summer series on what it means to love Biblically, authentically and intelligently. In this first episode, we are talking about what it looks and feels like when we love SMART! Subscribe to The Jada Edwards Podcast on your favorite podcast platform to be notified of new episodes when they release. Enjoy! 

Heaven In Your Home
Shifting Culture through Music in Your Home

Heaven In Your Home

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 22:06


Come along with me and let's bring the truth of God into your home through the gift of music as we prayerfully prepare to launch Heaven in Your Home Family Music.   In this episode you'll hear how a little rap based on 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 became a seed not only to plant truth in the hearts of my children, but one planted to bring my talented friend and musician Kathryn Brummer alongside to write beautiful songs based on teaching truths.   The catchiness of the rap caught on and all of my kids not only sing it while we're in the kitchen or in the car, but that rap launched us into countless deeper conversations about the significance of God's design, His heart for us, and His amazing plan for how we live in our bodies as male and female.    We want to see that happen for families all over the world. We want to see the life-shaping power of music, combined with truth filled theology, form our kids' worldviews and shift the culture of our homes from the inside out.    We want to invite you to join us in launching a music platform, Heaven in Your Home Family Music, offering families a foundation-building space to celebrate God's wonderful design and truth through song.    We are prayerfully partnering with a producer and studio to bring the music to life THIS MONTH. Won't you partner with us to make this happen.   Partner with Heaven in Your Home Family Music, click here.   Mentioned in this episode: Everybody Has a Body: God Made Boys and Girls, by Monica Ashour Before The Sex Talk: A Theology of the Body Approach for Parents and Mentors, by Linda Beth Noble and Linda Marie Stewart  Related Episodes: Body Talks with Kids Episode 96: Clarity, Confidence and the Critical Need to Shift the Conversation Body Talks with Kids Episode 97: Connecting to the Meaning of YOUR Body Body Talks with Kids Episode 98: Big Picture Vision, Small Phrases to Create Impact Body Talks with Kids Episode 99: Celebrating the Body, Celebrating God   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You'll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you'll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie's message. Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex  

Grace Church Ministries Sermon Podcast
The Word, the World, and Wokeness: Thinking Biblically about CRT

Grace Church Ministries Sermon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 72:12


Carl Hargrove • Selected Scriptures • This seminar will provide an overview of the “woke movement,” show areas where it contradicts biblical principles, and provide advice for interacting with those caught in the movement. • Sundays in July

Sundays in July Sermon Podcast
The Word, the World, and Wokeness: Thinking Biblically about CRT

Sundays in July Sermon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 72:12


Carl Hargrove • Selected Scriptures • This seminar will provide an overview of the “woke movement,” show areas where it contradicts biblical principles, and provide advice for interacting with those caught in the movement.

Beacon of Hope
Brother Bill Fennell Living Sacrifice - Living Sacrificially

Beacon of Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 46:50


The Meaning, the Manifestation, the Motivation and the Menace to be a living sacrifice is thoroughly and Biblically explained.

Christ Crucified Fellowship
D5S1 - Problems & How To Deal with Them Biblically #5

Christ Crucified Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 29:00


Faith Growth Podcast // Cody Winn
Should You Marry Or Stay Single Biblically?

Faith Growth Podcast // Cody Winn

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 34:24


https://codycwinn.com/courses

Douglas Jacoby Podcast
A Tour Through John, Lesson 3

Douglas Jacoby Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 23:25


For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.19 This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, “I am not the Messiah.” 21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the prophet?” He answered, “No.” 22 Then they said to him, “Who are you? Let us have an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said,   “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness,‘Make straight the way of the Lord,'”as the prophet Isaiah said.24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25 They asked him, “Why then are you baptizing if you are neither the Messiah,nor Elijah, nor the prophet?” 26 John answered them, “I baptize with water. Among you stands one whom you do not know, 27 the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.” 28 This took place in Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.Technical notes:The phrase the Jews (v.19) appears only 16 times in Matthew, Mark, and Luke combined, but 70 times in John! The Jews often refers to the Pharisees in the gospel of John, as opposed to the common people.In reference to sandals (v.27), Rabbi Jehoshua b. Levi said, "All works which a slave performs for his master a disciple should do for his teacher, except undoing shoe straps" (96a, Str-B 1:121).The Bethany (or Bethabara, KJV) at which John baptized was on the east side of the Jordan. This is not the Bethany on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem.The authority of John the Baptist is under investigation by the priests and Levites (v.19ff).He refuses to allow people to believe his is something he is not.He was not the Messiah. Messianic expectation ran high in the first century, and it was important to distance himself from impostors and political troublemakers.Nor was he Elijah. He did come in the spirit of Elijah (see Mal 4:4-6), but he was not literally Elijah, or a reincarnation of him.Nor was he "the Prophet." This is a reference to Deuteronomy 18, a Messianic prophecy that only Christ could have fulfilled. Many misunderstood this passage in the first century -- Peter set them straight in Acts 3.John identifies himself as the messenger of Isaiah 40 and Malachi 3 who was to prepare for way for the Lord. After the messenger, the Lord himself would pay his people a visit! Be sure to check out these O.T. references if they are at all unfamiliar.His right to baptize is called into question by the Pharisees (v.25ff). John simply points to Christ, who alone is worthy.All the leaders of the religious establishment challenge John's authority. This is the pattern we will see with Christ, the same groups opposing him. Jesus clearly represented a threat to the establishment.Why did John baptize?In the O.T. (e.g., Leviticus), washing was often associated with moral cleansing.In Jerusalem at this time, Jews immersed themselves before they went up to the Temple to worship. Immersion was not considered strange or unusual.In publicly identifying oneself as a sinner, personal humility and solidarity with other penitent Jews was built. In fulfilling the mission of Malachi 4:4-6. it was vital that people specifically repent of sin, and repair their relationships with one another. That was the only way to become people ready for the coming of the Lord -- then as now!John was building a natural bridge not only to Christ, but also to Christian baptism.In 27 AD, Jesus was an unknown (v.26). Despite his divinity and the dire need for religious reform and prophetic preaching, he waited until the time was right before he began his "public" ministry.Now we continue our study of John 1, picking up on the second day of the narrative. The first was covered in verses 19 to 28.29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.' 31 I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' 34 And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.”This is day two (vv.29-34).John calls Jesus "the Lamb of God."This is a clear reference to the offering of O.T. sacrificial system (Lev 9:3; 14:13; Rev 5:12). Jesus is to bear our sins.It is also a reference to the Messiah, who in Jewish literature is often a Lamb.The dove is reminiscent of the dove returning to the ark in Gen 9. It's a whole new world, now. In fact, the age to come is breaking into our world. The Kingdom of God has arrived. (Biblically speaking, it has always been there, yet it comes in waves.)John redirects his disciples to Jesus. After all, this was the entire purpose of his ministry.He recognizes Jesus not by his halo, aura, or blond hair and blue eyes (!), but because God gave a sign.Jesus was, and looked like, any ordinary Jewish male of his day.More importantly, the Spirit resting on Jesus showed conclusively that he was the Messiah of prophecy: Isaiah 11:1-2; 42:1.The theme of testimony is strong in John's gospel, the word testimony / testify appearing seven times.There are seven confessions in all1:34   John the Baptist1:49   Nathanael4:42   The Samaritans (4:29)6:69   Peter9:38   Blind man11:27 Martha20:28 ThomasThe "confessions" of Caiaphas (11:50) and Pilate (19:19) are not genuine, but ironic.We come to faith through testimony.Through people we trust, admire, and begin to love.Not through pure logic. (We flatter ourselves.)Recommended: Ron Highfield, Is Christianity Really True?

TD Ameritrade Network
FIS Biblically Responsible Risk Managed ETF (PRAY) & Equity Market Near Bottom

TD Ameritrade Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 6:00


"The FIS Biblically Responsible Risk Managed ETF (PRAY) aims to provide long-term capital appreciation with a measure of downside protection. Companies around the world are invested in that offer sustainable growth opportunities and whose business practices align with Christian values," says Troy Dayton. He also states that the equity market is nearing the bottom, but there have been improvements in the supply chain. Dayton thinks that inflation will likely remain.

Fellowship Kansas City Sermons
Biblically Obedient | Pillars

Fellowship Kansas City Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 39:10


Biblically Obedient July 24,2022 | 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Join us as Pastor Tyler Wilkins continues our Pillar series looking at how we as a church are biblically obedient

She is Extraordinary! Podcast
Ep 287: Why You Hate Sales & Play Small in Business (& 3 steps to overcome your money blocks, Biblically)

She is Extraordinary! Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 32:08


Meet Charissa Quade. Sister in Christ. Biblical Money Mindset Coach & Speaker. CEO of Change Your Finances.   Charissa empowers Ambitious Christian Female Entrepreneurs to get past the beliefs that keep them from growing and scaling their business (including: 'making money is bad' and 'wealth is evil'.  Fact: you CAN run a profitable business (yes, even 7 figures & beyond) as you multiply your legacy, in a way that honors God!   By leveraging what the Bible actually says about money and business, Charissa is on a mission to teach 100,000 ambitious Christian Female Entrepreneurs the powerful steps for overcoming the battlefield in their minds.  So they can confidently and boldly grow their business (& their wealth) in ways that reflect God's goodness and generosity.   Listen to overcome YOUR limiting beliefs around money as we discuss: Common beliefs women have around making money, sales, and creating wealth What the Bible actually says about sales, money + wealth (ie, is it really ok to pursue big dreams? Or are we making money into an idol?) The mindsets that cause us to hate sales and play small (including why these mindsets are so common) A 3-step approach to overcome your limiting beliefs, forever! Charissa's powerful 'sick kid' analogy (...I can hear the a-has already) A look at Genesis 2:10 (what God says about business & wealth creation) >> Grab Charissa's free VIDEO TRAINING: The Truth Behind Why You're Hitting a Revenue Wall, Playing Small in Your Business and Limiting Your Legacy: www.changeyourfinances.com/joyfulscaling   Connect with Charissa on social: Facebook: www.facebook.com/changeyourfinances Instagram: www.instagram.com/changeyourfinances Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charissa-quade-8b53b71b9/  Christian Business Women Creating a Financial Legacy Facebook group link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/christianbusinesswomenfinanciallegacy   

Heaven In Your Home
Your Wonderful Female Body - Orgasm Pt. 1

Heaven In Your Home

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 26:09


Orgasms are a gift created, formed and given straight from the heart of God. This sweet gift will bless your marriage, will bless your interaction with your husband and will give you a glimpse of the pleasure and the wonder that we'll have for eternity with God, where you are lost in wonder and lost in love.   In this episode you will learn more about orgasms, including types of orgasm and the intention of orgasm. In addition to the practicals, you will be given a little bit of vision for thinking about orgasm and realizing that it is not the highest goal of our sexual intimacy, but it is an incredible and holy gift that you are worthy of experiencing.   This teaching is packed with detail and insight. Be equipped and be encouraged as you continue to educate yourself on your wonderful female body.   Mentioned in this episode: Episode 38, How I Pray About My Sex Life Restoring the Pleasure, Clifford Penner and Joyce Penner   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You'll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you'll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie's message. Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex

Unexpected with Hannah Love
Episode 15: Words of Life

Unexpected with Hannah Love

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 9:57


I was in the car this summer with my sister in law. Wanting some feedback, I asked if there were any themes or topics she'd like to hear about on the podcast. After some thought, she said, “You know… there is something you and I have talked about a lot that I feel like other people need to hear, too. Especially parents”. “What?” I asked. “Speaking words of life over your kids”. She said. I nodded as I knew it was a topic we really did talk about a lot. The power of words. There are probably a lot of books out there on the subject. None of which I've claimed to read. But I do know something about it. A few years ago, we went through a phase (as I'm sure most kids do). Every time we corrected our oldest or asked him not to do something, he would go straight to the most negative thought. He would say “I'm bad!” or “I'm mean!”. No amount of saying “No, buddy, you are a good boy!” seemed to be working. After some research and a few parenting articles I discovered this is called “negative self talk”. Essentially, it was his little inner critic coming out…He was four years old and yet here I was reading about an inner critic that was already surfacing! I scoured the internet and tried everything I could think of to change this behavior. One day, I came across an article that described negative self talk in a way that just made sense. Not just logically, but Biblically. See, it is SO important for me to teach and live in a way that aligns with what the Bible tells us. The first step, the article said, was to help him identify that the thought was just a thought and that it was not true. It was, essentially, a lie. So, every time Asher would say something along the lines of, “I'm not good”, I would ask him to stop and think if that was true? Every time, he would say….”no…it's not”. The next step was to do something with those negative thoughts..something that should elicit a giggle to “get rid of the lie”. So, we decided we would flush those lies down the potty with all the other stinky stuff! Wouldn't you know, after a few weeks of asking over and over… “Buddy, is that true? Do mommy and daddy think that of you? Does God think that of you?” we slowly stopped hearing that little self critic come out. Isn't that just like God? To teach you to do the very thing you're asking your child to do? During these weeks, I felt God ask me…”Are you identifying your own negative thoughts? Don't you know the enemy is a liar? Is that how I see you, my child? Is that what My word says about who you are?”. Whew… I could cry some days thinking about how good God is to remind us of things He knows we need! Now that God had my attention on the subject, I felt like there was much more to understand about words and the power they hold…. When Jesus gave us the Lord's prayer in Matthew 6, it was meant as an example because his disciples asked Him the way they should pray.. one of the lines in it says “May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” Did you know that means you play a part in Gods work when you pray? When you speak aloud God's promises here on earth as they are in heaven? Because that's exactly what you're doing. To speak life…Truth from God, you are partnering with Him to bring heaven to earth. You are coming into agreement with Him and releasing it to earth. Isaiah 55:10-11 says: “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” Whether or not we have enough faith to believe the things we say.. just remember, if God said them to us and about us, then so it is. Believe it. But more than that, speak it. Speak words of life over your home, your children, your family, your marriage. Throw away the lies. Replace them with truths. And watch your life change

Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook
Jeremiah 49:28-39 - When God Judges Gentile Nations

Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 44:58


Jeremiah 49:28-39 Steven R. Cook      God, who is “the Judge of all the earth” (Gen 18:25), had called Jeremiah to be His prophet, both to the Gentile nations (Jer 1:5, 10) and Judah (Jer 1:15-18; 2:1-2). Because Judah was in a special covenant relationship with God, Jeremiah was commissioned to speak to them first and to pronounce God's “judgments on them concerning all their wickedness, whereby they have forsaken Me and have offered sacrifices to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands” (Jer 1:16). The first part of the book of Jeremiah was written primarily to Judah (Jeremiah chapters 2-45). But after God judged His people, He fixed His canons against the surrounding Gentile nations (Jeremiah chapters 46-52). God, having already judged Egypt (Jer 46:1-26), Philistia (Jer 47:1-7), Moab (Jer 48:1-47), Ammon (Jer 49:1-6), Edom (Jer 49:7-22), and Damascus (Jer 49:23-27), now renders His judgments against Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor (Jer 49:28-33), and Elam (Jer 49:34-39). Judgment Against Kedar, Hazor, and the Men of the East      Jeremiah opens this pericope with a prophecy “Concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated. Thus says the LORD, ‘Arise, go up to Kedar and devastate the men of the east'” (Jer 49:28). The Kedarites were a nomadic people descended from Ishmael (Gen 25:13), who later became known for their archery skills (Isa 21:16-17). They were also shepherds (Isa 60:7), lovers of war (Psa 120:5-7), and lived in unprotected villages (Jer 49:31). According to Radmacher, “The phrase men of the East is associated with the Arameans, Midianites, Amalekites, and other nomadic desert tribes (Gen 29:1; Judg 7:12).”[1] Though this passage refers to Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, it's message is to Nebuchadnezzar, as the Lord instructs him to attack and destroy the men of this region. The word devastate translates the Hebrew verb שָׁדָד shadad, which means “to devastate, despoil, deal violently with.”[2] Keeping God's sovereignty in primary view, the Babylonians never functioned as an independent power to do as they pleased, but were under God's sovereign control to serve as His agent of judgment against others. Interestingly, the same verb is used later to described God's judgments against the Babylonians (Jer 51:48, 53, 55-56).      When God called the Babylonians to come against the Kedarites, we are told, “They will take away their tents and their flocks; they will carry off for themselves their tent curtains, all their goods and their camels, and they will call out to one another, ‘Terror on every side!'” (Jer 49:29). And the advice God gave to the Kedarites was, ‘“Run away, flee! Dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of Hazor,' declares the LORD; ‘For Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has formed a plan against you and devised a scheme against you'” (Jer 49:30). Though the men of Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor would run for their lives, they could escape God's judgment upon them. Nebuchadnezzar, whom God had raised up as His instrument of judgment, was unaware of God's invisible hand that would guide him to victory.      The Lord guided Nebuchadnezzar, saying, ‘“Arise, go up against a nation which is at ease, which lives securely,' declares the LORD. ‘It has no gates or bars; they dwell alone. 32 Their camels will become plunder, and their many cattle for booty, and I will scatter to all the winds those who cut the corners of their hair; and I will bring their disaster from every side,' declares the LORD” (Jer 49:31-32). The picture portrays the Kedarites and their neighbors as overly self-confident, at ease, living securely, not needing gates or bars for protection, and dwelling alone. Nebuchadnezzar would exploit this weakness and take their possessions as plunder.      Most importantly in these verses is the revelation that the Lord Himself is the primary causal agent who brings judgment, saying, “I will scatter to all the winds” and “I will bring their disaster from every side” (Jer 49:32). God controls history according to His sovereign purposes. The end result of God's judgment would be that “Hazor will become a haunt of jackals, a desolation forever; no one will live there, nor will a son of man reside in it” (Jer 49:33). Judgment Against Elam      Next, we are told about God's judgment against Elam, as Jeremiah wrote, “That which came as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying: 35 Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, the finest of their might'” (Jer 49:34-35). Elam was located about two hundred miles to the east of Babylon, in what today would be part of Iran. According to Huey, “It was conquered by the Assyrians under Ashurbanipal, ca. 640 B.C., but regained its independence with Assyria's collapse. It joined forces with Nabopolassar to destroy Nineveh in 612 B.C. The Babylonian Chronicle seems to indicate there was a conflict between Nebuchadnezzar and Elam, 596–594. In 539 the Elamites helped overthrow the Babylonian Empire.”[3]      Just as God had declared judgment against Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, so He sovereignly declared, “I will bring upon Elam the four winds from the four ends of heaven, and will scatter them to all these winds; and there will be no nation to which the outcasts of Elam will not go” (Jer 49:36). Here is another reminder that God is the One who sets up kings and kingdoms and determines their duration of existence (see Dan 2:21; 4:25). And the Lord continued, saying, “So I will shatter Elam before their enemies and before those who seek their lives; and I will bring calamity upon them, even My fierce anger,' declares the LORD, ‘And I will send out the sword after them until I have consumed them. 38 Then I will set My throne in Elam and destroy out of it king and princes,' declares the LORD” (Jer 49:37-38). However, the God who promised to destroy Edom, also gave a promise of a future hope by restoring the nation. The Lord declared, ‘“But it will come about in the last days that I will restore the fortunes of Elam,' Declares the LORD” (Jer 49:39). Here is a message of hope, as the God who chose to bring a nation down, also chose to elevate it again. The truth is all nations are subject to God's sovereign rule, and their moral or immoral behavior will be met with His blessings or cursings. Present Application      The Bible reveals “God is the King of all the earth…He reigns over the nations; He sits on His holy throne” (Psa 47:7-8). It is God “who changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and establishes kings” (Dan 2:21; cf., Dan 4:17, 35). Furthermore, “The LORD is King forever and ever” (Psa 10:16a), for the “LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all” (Psa 103:19), and He “works all things after the counsel of His will” (Eph 1:11b), and “Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps” (Psa 135:6). As sovereign God, He judges His world in righteousness.      When individuals, groups, cities, and nations turn away from God, He will judge them according to His righteous character and moral laws. We know from Scripture that “the LORD is righteous, [and] He loves righteousness” (Psa 11:7), and “Righteous are You, O LORD, and upright are Your judgments” (Psa 119:137). For God, righteousness is an attribute, an inherent quality, not the adherence to laws beyond Himself (of which there are none). The righteousness of God may be defined as the intrinsic, immutable, moral perfection of God, from which He commands all things, in heaven and earth, and declares as good that which conforms to His righteousness and as evil that which deviates. Righteousness and justice are related words. The former speaks of God's moral character, whereas the latter speaks of the actions that flow out of His character. Whatever God's righteousness requires, His justice executes; either to approve or reject, to bless or condemn. God is “the Judge of all the earth” (Gen 18:25), and He “is a righteous judge, and a God who has indignation every day” (Psa 7:11).      Though God judges, He is not One to judge quickly. It is written, “You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth” (Psa 86:15), and “the LORD is gracious and merciful; slow to anger and great in lovingkindness” (Psa 145:8). Peter reveals that God “is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance” (2 Pet 3:9). In this way, God is quick to warn and slow to judge. But God is not patient forever, and there are multiple accounts of judgment throughout Scripture. God judged the antediluvian world (Gen 6:1-7, 11-13; 7:21-24), the rebels at the Tower of Babel (Gen 11:1-9), the wicked citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19:24-25), the Egyptians (Deut 26:6-8; cf. Gen 15:13-14), the Canaanites (Lev 18:25; Deut 9:5), and the Babylonians (Jer 25:11-12). The book of Obadiah was written against the Edomites (Oba 1:1), and Nahum against the Ninevites (Nah 1:1). When Jesus was on the earth at the time of His first coming, He judged the religious leaders of his day (Matt 23:1-36), and pronounced judgment upon the nation of Israel for having rejected Him as their Messiah (Matt 23:37-39). In the future, God will judge Gentiles based on how they treat persecuted Jewish believers during the Tribulation (Matt 25:31-46). And God will judge all unbelievers at the Great White Throne judgment and will cast them into the Lake of Fire (Rev 20:11-15). God has also judged Satan (John 16:11), and will punish him in the future (Matt 25:41; Rev 20:10). On What Basis Does God Judge Israel and Gentile Nations?      As a nation, Israel was and is unique in human history, for it's the only nation that was created by God as a theocracy. Speaking to Israel, God said, “I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King” (Isa 43:15; cf. Isa 43:1). Israel was a theocracy, and God was their Judge, Lawgiver, and King (Isa 33:22). As such, God gave Israel specific laws to direct their lives (Lev 27:34). The Mosaic Law was the standard by which Israel lived rightly before the Lord and was the basis for blessing or cursing, depending on their obedience or disobedience to His directives (Deut 11:26-28). Reading through Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, First and Second Kings, and all the OT prophets, one can see a consistent pattern of God blessing or cursing His people depending on whether they obeyed or disobeyed His written directives. God was extremely patient with His people when they disobeyed, repeatedly warning them about His coming judgments, but the historical trend was that of rebellion (Jer 25:4-7). Because of rampant idolatry, human sacrifice, and other egregious sins, God eventually destroyed the ten northern tribes of Israel in 722 B.C. (2 Ki 17:7-23), and the two southern tribes of Judah in 586 B.C. (Jer 25:8-11). The fear of the Lord and obedience to Him would have prevented their destruction, but the nation chose otherwise.      The Gentile nations did not possess the Mosaic Law as Israel did; however, a Gentile nation could be blessed or cursed, and this depended on at least two factors. First, God would bless or curse a Gentile nation depending on how it treated Israel. God told Abraham, the progenitor of Israel, “I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse” (Gen 12:3). According to Allen Ross, “Those who blessed Abram would receive blessing from God; that is, those who supported and endorsed him in his faith would actually find enrichment. Conversely, if anyone treated Abram lightly, he must be cursed.”[4] God's promise to bless or curse was based on the covenant that started with Abraham and extended to his descendants forever (Gen 17:7).[5] Concerning the curse, Arnold Fruchtenbaum states: "The first word for curse is kalal, which means “to treat lightly,” “to hold in contempt,” or “to curse.” To merely treat Abram and the Jews lightly is to incur the curse of God. The second word for curse used in this phrase (him that curses you will I curse) is aor, from the Hebrew root arah, which means “to impose a barrier,” “to ban.” This is a much stronger word for curse than the first one in the phrase…Therefore, even a light curse against Abram or against the Jews will bring a heavier curse from God."[6]      Second, a Gentile nation could be blessed or cursed depending on whether they pursued godly virtues or wickedness. Scripture reveals, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Prov 14:34). Biblically, there is a sense in which God's laws are written on the hearts of all people. Paul wrote, “For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them” (Rom 2:14-15).[7] God has placed within each person a moral sense of right and wrong. Everyone knows it's right to be honest, kind, courteous, patient, helpful to the weak, honoring to parents, faithful to one's spouse, etc. On the other hand, everyone knows it's wrong to murder, steal, lie, commit adultery, etc.[8] And how people behave collectively has results upon their city or nation. The Lord told Jeremiah, “At one moment I might speak concerning a nation [גּוֹי goy] or concerning a kingdom to uproot, to pull down, or to destroy it; if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it” (Jer 18:7-8). This is what happened when Jonah preached God's message of pending judgment to the Ninevites (Jonah 1:1-2; 3:1-4), and when they believed and repented (Jonah 3:5-9), He relented (Jonah 3:10). There is hope for any nation that has turned away from God, but only if the leadership and people turn to God and pursue righteousness in conformity with His character.      What influence do we, as Christians, have on our country? As God's people living in the dispensation of the church age, He directs us to learn and live His Word (2 Tim 2:15; 3:16-17), live by faith (Heb 10:38; 11:6), advance to spiritual maturity (Eph 4:11-16; 1 Pet 2:2), share the gospel (Mark 16:15; 1 Cor 15:3-4), make disciples (Matt 28:19-20), live holy lives (1 Pet 1:15-16), and do good (Gal 6:10; Tit 2:11-14). In this way, God may use us to help shape our nation in godly ways, which will influence its educational, political, economic, and social views for the better. We are, after all, to be a light to the world (Matt 5:14; Eph 5:8).   [1] Earl D. Radmacher, Ronald Barclay Allen, and H. Wayne House, Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Commentary (Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers, 1999), 942. [2] Ludwig Koehler et al., The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1994–2000), 1419. [3] F. B. Huey, Jeremiah, Lamentations, vol. 16, The New American Commentary (Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1993), 406. [4] Allen P. Ross, Creation and Blessing: A Guide to the Study and Exposition of Genesis (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1998), 263. [5] To love Israel is not a blanket endorsement of all their beliefs and behaviors. God, who loves Israel and chose them to be His people (Deut 7:6-8), also called them to be holy (Ex 19:5-6; Lev 11:45), and promised blessing or cursing, based on their obedience or disobedience to Him (Deut 28:1-68). Israel can and does fail, often rejecting God's love for them and walking in the ways of the world (see 2 Ch 36:15-16; Jer 7:25-26; 25:4-7; Ezek 16; Matt 23:1-39; Acts 7:51-53; 1 Th 2:14-16). The national rejection and crucifixion of Jesus (Matt 27:22-23; Acts 2:22-23; 4:27-28), Israel's promised Messiah (Deut 18:15; Isa 7:14; 9:6-7;53; 61:1; Matt 1:1, 17; Luke 1:31-33), was their greatest failure. Did Israel act alone in crucifying Jesus, their Messiah? No! God foretold Israel's Messiah would suffer and die (Psa 22:11-18; Isa 53); and, according to His sovereignty, He used wicked men, both Jews and Gentiles, to accomplish His will (Acts 2:22-23; 4:27-28). [6] Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, Ariel's Bible Commentary: The Book of Genesis, 1st ed. (San Antonio, TX: Ariel Ministries, 2008), 242. [7] The human conscience, when working properly, serves as a moral compass. But because of willful and persistent sin, the conscience can become weak (1 Cor 8:7), callous (1 Tim 4:2), defiled (Tit 1:15), or evil (Heb 10:22). Persistent sin can damage the conscience so that it fails to operate properly. [8] The unbeliever can live morally according to the dictates of a healthy conscience, and though not saved, can receive some blessings in this life. Conversely, a Christian can turn away from the faith and pursue wickedness, and this results in divine discipline and the forfeiture of eternal rewards.

Fun Fact
Paid for with Pee

Fun Fact

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 43:58


Vespasian pays for a colosseum, the bible describes angels, frogs jump into the air, and cities tell us how to compost. Was the Colosseum Paid for with Pee? Vespasian: The Emperor Who Gave His Name to a Public Toilet Emperor Vespasian and the Urine Tax - Lessons from History Ezekiel 1:15-21, which describes ophanim Biblically accurate cherubim Attempts to depict ophanim My girlfriend is a (biblically accurate) angel Why Is This Tiny Frog So Awful At Jumping? - Defector Belly-flopping frogs, and fattening marmots - Discover Magazine Toad vs. Frog: What's the Differences and Similarities?

Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook

"Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving." (Col 4:2)      God communicates with us through His written Word, and we communicate with Him through our prayers. When we pray, it immediately connects us with God, allowing us to confess our sin, express thankfulness, intercede for others, or request something for ourselves. Prayer is motivated by different causes and takes different forms. The most common words in the Bible translated prayer are תְּפִלָּה tephillah (Job 16:17; Psa 65:2) and προσευχή proseuche (Luke 19:46; Acts 12:5), which simply speak of the act of prayer.[1] According to Unger, “Prayer is the expression of man's dependence upon God for all things. What habitual reverence is to praise, the habitual sense of dependence is to prayer.”[2] And according to Liefeld, prayer is “communion with God, usually comprising petition, adoration, praise, confession, and thanksgiving. The ultimate object of prayer in both OT and NT is not merely the good of the petitioner but the honor of God's name.”[3]      There is no inherent power in prayer to change things. Biblically, the power lies in the One who answers the prayer, and He alone reserves the right to change things if He wills. God answers prayer, but He does so according to His sovereign will (Psa 135:6; Dan 4:35; Isa 46:9-10). Sometimes He says yes, sometimes no, and sometimes wait. It is good to remember that a prayer delayed is not necessarily a prayer denied. Sometimes we just need patience.      Some of the different types of prayer found in Scripture include: request for supply (Psa 116:1-2; Phil 4:6; Eph 6:18), thanksgiving (John 11:41; Col 4:2; Phil 4:6), submission (Luke 22:41-42), and intercession (Acts 12:1-5; Eph 6:18-19). The best prayers seek to glorify God above all else (John 14:13).[4] The Old Testament mentions imprecatory prayers, where Israelite believers prayed for God to destroy their enemies (Psa 58:6-8; 69:23-28). Imprecatory prayers were valid under the Mosaic Law where obedient Israelites could expect God to dispense justice on their enemies (Deut 28:7). Imprecatory prayers are not valid for Christians because we are not under the Mosaic Law (Rom 6:14). We are commanded to pray for our enemies that God will bless them (Matt 5:44-45; Luke 6:28, 35; cf. Rom 12:17-21; 1 Th 5:15; 1 Pet 3:9). If God dispenses judgment upon our enemies, He will do so at His discretion and not ours (Rom 12:17-19; 2 Th 1:6).      Prayer should be ongoing. Jesus taught His disciples “that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart” (Luke 18:1). As Christians, we are to “pray without ceasing” (1 Th 5:17). This means our prayer life should never end, but should be ongoing, day by day, moment by moment. Life can be stressful, but we are to “be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Phil 4:6). As Christians, we are to “draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb 4:16).      Most often prayer is an appeal to God to change a difficult or helpless situation. Sometimes God changes our situations as we request (i.e., concerning employment, health, finances, family matters, etc.), and sometimes He leaves the difficult situation and seeks to change our attitude. When God does not remove a difficult situation as we request, then He intends for us to deal with it by faith (Jam 1:2-4). God uses difficult situations to remove pride (Dan 4:37; 2 Cor 12:7-10), and to develop our Christian character (Rom 5:3-5). It's almost always the case that we prefer God change our circumstances rather than our attitude; and yet, it seems both biblically and experientially that God prefers to do the opposite. Though the Lord is concerned about our difficult situations, He's more concerned with developing our Christian character than relieving our discomfort. However God chooses to answer, He has His reasons and they always glorify Him. A challenge for us is to trust that His plan is better than ours, wherever it happens to lead us, or however difficult the journey becomes.      Prayer is for believers, for one can address God as Father only as a member of the family of God (John 1:12; Gal 3:26). The general agreement among theologians is that God does not hear the prayers of unbelievers, for they are not God's children but belong to Satan. Jesus said of unbelieving Jews, “You are of your father the devil” (John 8:44). Logically, we cannot call God our Father if He is not.[5]      Jesus prayed often, both publicly and privately (Matt 11:25-26; 14:23; 19:13; 26:36; Mark 6:46; Luke 5:16; 6:12; 9:28; 10:21; 22:41-42; John 11:41-42; 12:27-28; 17:1-26), and His prayer life was so noticeable, that His disciples asked Him to teach them to pray (Luke 11:1-4; cf. Matt 6:9-13). For the Christian, prayer should be directed to God the Father (Matt 6:6; Luke 11:2; Eph 5:20; 1 Pet 1:17),[6]in the name of Jesus (John 14:13; 15:16), and in the Holy Spirit (Eph 6:18; Jude 1:20). Praying in the name of Jesus is not a magic formula that makes our prayers acceptable to God; rather, it means our request is consistent with Jesus' character and will (1 John 5:14-15). Praying in the Spirit means we pray as the Spirit leads according to Scripture.[7] According to Ryrie, “Though we may address any Person of the Trinity, ordinarily, according to the biblical precedent, we address the Father in the name of Christ as the Spirit directs us (John 14:14; Eph. 1:6; 2:18; 6:18).”[8] It is interesting to note that both God the Holy Spirit and God the Son offer intercessory prayers for us to God the Father (Rom 8:26; Heb 7:24-25). When God Does Not Hear Our Prayers      There are some things in life that God conditions on prayer (Jam 4:2), but praying is no guarantee He'll grant our request. Being a righteous God, He only hears the prayers of those who seek to know Him and do His will. The apostle Peter writes, “For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and his ears are open to their prayer. But the Lord's face is against those who do evil” (1 Pet 3:12). The apostle John writes, “This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him” (1 John 5:14-15).      Biblically, there are several reasons why God does not answer the prayer of believers: lack of faith (Jam 1:5-8), worship of other gods (Jer 11:12-14), failure to take in Bible teaching (Prov 1:24-31; 28:9; Zech 7:11-13), selfishness (Jam 4:2-3), carnality (Psa 66:18; Mic 3:4; Isa 1:15; 59:1-3), lack of harmony in the home (1 Pet 3:7), pride and self-righteousness (Job 35:12-13), and lack of obedience (Deut 1:43-45; 1 John 3:22; 5:14). All of these failings can be corrected as the believer learns God's Word and lives obediently by faith. Failure to learn God's Word and/or apply it results in self-harm, much like a child who will not listen to her parents, but repeatedly keeps reaching for the hot flame because it's pretty. God's commands are designed to bring blessing, either by teaching us to avoid that which is harmful, or to pursue that which is helpful. Summary      Prayer is a blessing we enjoy as believers as we can come before God's throne of grace and make requests (Heb 4:16). As Christians, we are to “pray at all times in the Spirit” (Eph 6:18), and to “pray without ceasing” (1 Th 5:17; cf. Luke 18:1; Rom 12:12; Col 4:2). As we advance toward spiritual maturity, God will occupy our thoughts in all matters, and prayer will come more and more naturally, and we will seek His interests above our own and pray according to His will.             [1] Other words include פָּלַל palal – to intervene as a mediator (Gen 20:7; Job 42:8), לַחַשׁ lachash – a whispering prayer (Isa 26:16; 29:4), שָׁאַל shaal – to ask, inquire (Isa 7:11; 45:11), עָתַר athar – a prayer related to sacrifice (Job 33:26), δέησις deesis – an urgent request (Eph 6:18), and ἔντευξις enteuxis – simple prayer, childlike prayer (1 Tim 2:1). The word αἰτέω aiteo is not translated as prayer, but is clearly used when making requests to God (Matt 7:7; John 14:13). [2] Merrill Frederick Unger et al., “Prayer”, The New Unger's Bible Dictionary (Chicago: Moody Press, 1988). [3] W. L. Liefeld, “Prayer,” ed. Geoffrey W. Bromiley, The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1979–1988), 931. [4] Moses provides a model prayer in Exodus 32:7-14 where he prayed on behalf of His people, Israel, that God would not pour out His wrath on them because of their idolatry (Ex 32:1-6). Moses' prayer to God starts by identifying Israel as “Your people” whom He had rescued from Egyptian bondage (Ex 32:11). Israel was not just any people, but God's chosen nation, who had already tasted of His great grace and compassion.[4] After citing God's deliverance, Moses then argued with God to withhold His wrath for two reasons: First, if God destroyed Israel, then His reputation among the pagan nations would be tarnished (Ex 32:12). Moses sought to protect God's reputation in the eyes of others, even unbelievers, and to uphold His glory. Second, if God destroyed Israel, He would be in violation of the promises He'd made to Israel's forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Israel (Ex 32:13). Moses did not want others to see God as one who fails to keep His promises. Moses' prayer was heard and God relented of the judgment He intended to bring on His people because of their sin (Ex 32:14). [5] However, there does seem to be at least one occasion in which God heard the prayer of an unbeliever who was seeking Him for salvation (e.g., Acts 10:1-2, 30-31; 11:13-14). It could be that if an unbeliever seeks God for salvation, as Cornelius did, then His prayers for salvation are answered. [6] Although there is at least one petition in the NT directed to Jesus (Acts 7:59-60). [7] The Greek preposition ἐν can mean, “in” “by” or “with” the Spirit. Hoehner translates the prepositional phrase ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ ἐν πνεύματι as “at every opportunity or occasion in the Spirit” (Harold Hoehner, Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Academic, 2002, p. 856). Hoehner further states, “In the immediate context [of Eph 6:18], praying in the Spirit may well be connected to the sword of the Spirit. The sword of the Spirit is, on the one hand, God's spoken word to put His enemies to flight and, on the other hand, the believer's utterance to God in prayer in the power of the Holy Spirit to aid in the struggle against the evil powers” (p. 857). [8] Charles Caldwell Ryrie, Basic Theology: A Popular Systematic Guide to Understanding Biblical Truth (Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1999), 68.

Bible Thinker
20 Questions with Pastor Mike (Episode 79)

Bible Thinker

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 107:54 Very Popular


Restoring Faith ministry to refugees - CLICK HERE for the correct link! CLICK HERE for my video on what Bible version to read and where to read in the Bible depending on your situation. CLICK HERE for my playlist defending the very important doctrine of Penal Substitutionary Atonement. This is the secret location where I store my searchable database of hundreds of videos. You can also find me on podcast, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the dreadful TikTok. Just search my name. Question Time Stamps for Quick Reference:0:00 - Intro 0:34 {Are All Pastors Pro-Life?} What is your view on the many progressive "pastors" coming out against the overturning of Roe v. Wade? 19:09 {About God’s Description} God's description in Scripture is often called anthropomorphic. Is it not true though that we are theomorphic instead? Why, therefore, must the imagery of God standing, etc. be metaphorical and not real? 24:51 {How do the Dead in Christ Rise if they’re in Heaven?} If believers are taken directly to Heaven when they die, then why does 1 Thessalonians 4:16 say the dead in Christ rise at His return? Doesn't that suggest they are in their graves? 29:32 {About Near-Death Experiences} What do you think about near-death experiences? 35:50 {Does our Evangelism Determine Salvation?} Could our failure to share the Gospel actually determine someone’s salvation? Or will God provide the same opportunity somewhere else? I can’t imagine we have control over each other’s salvation? 40:18 {Why did Some Disciples Doubt?} Why does Matthew record that some disciples doubted the resurrection? Is there some sort of significance to this? How could they doubt if Jesus was right in front of them? 44:56 {Should Incarcerated Parents be Involved?} My 2-year-old adopted son’s birth mom is in prison for 15 years for using/selling meth. Biblically, should we let her be involved in his life? My wife thinks they should have an active relationship. 47:59 {Is “Spiritual Attack” Legitimate?} Is "spiritual attack" really a thing? Is that biblical? (i.e., during some notable season as a Christian, if we have intensified doubt, hopelessness, illness, etc. why's that not just, y'know, life?) 55:46 {About OT Prophet Credibility} Why were many of the prophets who wrote books included in the Old Testament if they didn't perform miracles and their prophecies didn't come true until the New Testament? What made them stand out from false prophets? 58:40 {Why is Abraham our Spiritual Father?} Why is Abraham our spiritual father (Romans 4:16-25) if people before him also had faith in God: Abel, Enoch, Noah, etc.? Were they not "counted righteous" through faith the same way Abraham was? 1:04:15 {What is a “Clear Conscience” Before God?} I'm getting baptized soon, and one of the questions my church asks is basically, “Do you promise to follow God with a clear conscience?” I deal with a condemning conscience. Would this break the promise? 1:06:34 {When did the Holy Spirit Come?} My question is about the Spirit. Jesus spoke of the Spirit coming after Him in John 14, but He is there in Luke 1 before Jesus’ birth. When did the Spirit actually come? 1:13:44 {Does God Need Death to Atone for Sins?} In Isaiah 6, sin is taken away by hot coals. Does God need death to forgive something or atone for sin (i.e. Jesus on the cross)? If so, how was Isaiah forgiven? If not,

Tiim Talks
Discipline And Routine (Episode 725)

Tiim Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 26:49


Pastor Wolvin & Dr. Stone take turns today adding to this one main key thought about the blended family and keeping balance and order in your home. In a day and age when the thought of actually Biblically disciplining your children may seem archaic... we find out the value still found in it today.

Equipping You in Grace
Navigating Grief and Loss Biblically and in the Local Church

Equipping You in Grace

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 47:01


On today's Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Joey consider the place of lament and rest in grief, what to look for in sage, godly, and trustworthy friends, the local church and helping grieving people, and help for learning to process your grief biblically. What you'll hear in this episode The physical and spiritual component of grief. The importance of transparency in the Christian life. The place of lament in the Christian life. Learning to process your grief biblically. The place of the local church and helping grieving people. What to look for in safe, godly, and trustworthy friends. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you've heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Today Daily Devotional

I know my transgressions. . . . — Psalm 51:3 When the COVID-19 pandemic started, everyone became more aware of the meaning of exposure. Exposure to the deadly virus was bad, something to be avoided. People didn't want to be exposed. But this virus turned out to be not only something we could be exposed to, but also something we could be exposed by. COVID-19 has exposed some troubling realities about our world that tended to be overlooked before. For example, excessive numbers of infections and deaths occurred in long-term care facilities, not just because elderly residents were more susceptible but also because “essential” staff, often ethnic minority workers, were underpaid and needed more than one job, making them more likely to spread the virus. Ethnic minorities also tend to have higher mortality rates because they have limited access to medical assistance. And from a more global view, wealthy nations have a surplus of vaccines while low-income nations have to deal with limited availability of vaccines. In these ways, some of our shortcomings and misplaced priorities in society and in global concerns have been exposed. Biblically speaking, exposure can be a good thing, though, because it makes clear that we need to seek God's mercy, to repent, receive forgiveness, and be restored. That's good news in rough packaging! O God, we are constantly exposed before you. Help us all to learn from reality checks like the pandemic so that by your grace we can be renewed. In Christ, Amen.

Pierce Point Community Church
How To: Biblically Encourage

Pierce Point Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 46:02


Life In Orbit
Ep: 89 How to beat procrastination | Venture

Life In Orbit

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 21:26


We put things off. We say we don't have time, we don't want to make time, we're overwhelmed, we just aren't feeling it. We continue to put it off until the last possible second. In our work, chores, trips to the dentist, reading our Bible...perhaps you're like me and you're a pro at procrastination. Unfortunately in postponing things in life (whether out of stress or comfort) perhaps we are delaying something good OR making matters worse. Let's check in with this Biblically, get encouraged and take some action steps into the week to help us out! SHOW NOTES

Heaven In Your Home
Your Wonderful Female Body - Sexual Arousal

Heaven In Your Home

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 34:25


The holy pursuit of your female sexuality often involves a healing journey. As you ditch the shame and wounded parts, unpack your story and begin to live as a fully integrated woman, the fruit of freedom is experienced.   In this episode, you will hear more of the wonderful ways God has made your female body and hopefully see the goodness of God as you lean into more oneness in your marriage.    Reframe unhelpful notions of transactional, duty or climax-focused sex and learn the incredible benefits of slow, intentional love making. You will hear practicals for making the most of sexual arousal to pursue incredible pleasure and experience extended initimacy.   Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You'll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you'll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie's message. Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex

Mars Hill Community Church Podcast
Responding Biblically to the Overturn of Roe V. Wade (pt. 2)

Mars Hill Community Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 56:24


Moments With Marilyn
How to Communicate Biblically While Correcting Bad Behavior

Moments With Marilyn

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 23:27


Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp -https://amzn.to/3aAZjvs   Uncle Rick Reads the Proverbs https://characterconcepts.com/store/index.php?id_product=9&controller=productProverbs People Collection- https://characterconcepts.com/store/index.php?id_product=1733&controller=product

Prosperity 101 Podcast hosted by Linda J Hansen
Inspire, Transform, Provide - Investing Aligned With Your Values – with Robert Netzly - (Part 2) – [Ep. 129]

Prosperity 101 Podcast hosted by Linda J Hansen

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 30:37


In this episode, Linda continues an informative conversation with Robert Netzly, Founder & CEO of Inspire Advisors, an organization formed to inspire transformation for God's glory by providing Biblically responsible investments that create meaningful change in the lives of people across the globe. How are your investment dollars spent? Do your funds support your values? Learn how you can track your dollars and discover responsible investment options aligned with your worldview and values. Whether you are an employer, employee, or a solo entrepreneur, this episode provides actionable steps to ensure your money can be allocated in support of principles that matter to you.  © Copyright 2022, Prosperity 101, LLC -------------------------------- For information and resources visit: https://prosperity101.com Or click here to order a copy of Prosperity 101 – Job Security Through Business Prosperity by Linda J. Hansen. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider becoming a sponsor.  Contact us today!

Heaven In Your Home
Your Wonderful Female Body - Sexual Desire

Heaven In Your Home

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 34:38


Your body and your sexuality were designed by God and He called you good. As we continue this educational and celebratory series on your wonderful female body, today we are leaning in to better understand the female sexual response cycle, which starts with sexual desire.   This may require a bit of awareness as you continue to recognize ways you can live more integrated. Growth requires intentionality, so in this episode we are intentionally focusing on sexual desire so that we might become more aligned with God.   In this episode you will be encouraged and equipped, on both spiritual and practical levels, to understand and become aware of desire.   Mentioned in this episode: Growing Desire Challenge Episode 73, Growing Your Sexual Desire - Barriers Episode 74, Growing Your Sexual Desire - Brains Episode 75, Growing Your Sexual Desire - Beliefs Episode 76, Growing Your Sexual Desire - Body Francie is partnered with MyCounselor.Online as a resource for Biblically based counseling, including sex therapy. You'll receive a 25% discount on your first session. Click  here Thanks for joining Francie on this episode of Heaven in Your Home. We hope you'll be inspired by this episode, and feel led to share it with someone you know would be ministered by Francie's message. Connect with Francie: Website Instagram Grab the free guide, Five Truths about Sex

The Godly Dating 101 Podcast
137. Victory in The Battle Against Lust & How to Date Biblically feat Vlad Savchuk (HungryGen)

The Godly Dating 101 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 40:44


Here is part 1 on a couple of episodes discussing lust and relationships. Pastor Vlad Savchuk dropped nuggets from beginning to end. Get your pen ready! FREE resources from Pastor Vlad: https://www.youtube.com/c/VladimirSavchuk https://www.vladschool.com/courses/dating-without-fornicating https://pastorvlad.org/resources/single-ready-to-mingle/ https://www.amazon.com/Single-Ready-Mingle-principles-relating-ebook/dp/B07TW6CPS6/ref=sr_1_1?crid=4E8KEAOH28IW&keywords=single+ready+to+mingle&qid=1657039632&sprefix=single+ready+to+mingl%2Caps%2C172&sr=8-1 1. Merch - https://shop.godlydating101.com/ 2. If you would like to support our ministry financially and assist us in reaching more people with the message of purity, love and godliness, partner with us here: Paypal.me/GodlyDating or CashApp: $GodlyDating101 3. Patreon.com/GodlyDating101 Patreon gives you access to interactive Bible studies, mentorship and exclusive episodes/videos. 4. Have a few questions, concerns or struggles to discuss and pray through? Schedule a counseling with us here: https://calendly.com/godlydating101/coaching 5. YouTube.com/GodlyDating101 6. Socials Instagram.com/GodlyDating101 Instagram.com/TovaresGrey Instagram.com/SafaGrey Facebook.com/GodlyDating101 Twitter.com/GodlyDating101 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/godlydating101/support

Radical with David Platt
Responding Biblically to Overturning Roe

Radical with David Platt

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 63:46


Many Christians are rightly giving thanks in light of the Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn the infamous Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion a constitutional right. We rejoice that in this decision justice was upheld on behalf of the unborn. In addition to giving thanks, we also need to know how to speak about this issue to those in our culture—and in our churches—who have questions. In this sensitive message from Psalm 139:13–16, David Platt urges all believers to not only speak up on behalf of the unborn but also to continue caring for mothers and families. Even as we use our political freedoms to love our neighbors—including the unborn—we need to remember that our ultimate goal is not to win a political battle but to make disciples for the glory of God.