As Christ's followers, we're not just living life but sharing a message. Jesus was bold. When it comes to being like Him, it's our responsibility to help people make the connection between the life we live and the God we serve. Jesus has called us to reconcile people to Him and not repel them from Him. They won't know the Good News of His love, peace, and joy unless we tell them. God will be with us as we go. So, let's do it!
Fred Joyal is #1 Amazon Bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and business advisor. He co-founded the most successful dentist referral service in the country:1-800-DENTIST, which, over 30 years, generated over $1 billion in revenue. Along with this achievement, he has also been awarded the Conrad Hilton Distinguished Entrepreneur Award by Loyola Marymount University, and had a successful career at one of the top advertising firms in Los Angeles; for which, as the company's CEO, he has written over 200 television and radio commercials, written two books on marketing, dabbled in stand-up and improv comedy, acted in bad movies and excellent TV commercials. “Start. Get up every day and start something and focus on what you need to do that day – it will aggregate. Don't get too involved about your five or 10 year plan because nobody can predict five years from now anymore. Listen to the marketplace, listen to what your customers are telling you. A lot of people don't do that and they don't adjust to that. And don't complain about the fact that your business is hard because if it were easy then everybody would be doing it. Be happy that it is hard, be excited that it is really hard and be really good at it”…[Listen for More] Click Here for Show Notes To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-nkl
We are continuing our series today on prayer. In today's episode I talk about praying God's will. In order to know God's will, you have to know His word. Take some time today and read what God says about your situation and then pray with boldness. #liveloveleadcommunity If you enjoy these podcast episodes, become a member of the Live Love Lead Media Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/liveloveleadmedia You're invited to join my LIVE LOVE LEAD FB Community. It's a place to build authentic community around God's Word. Check it out here. If you want weekly inspiration coming to your inbox each week, make sure you SUBSCRIBE to the Live Love Lead Weekly. For additional resources and coaching services available, visit: https://www.aprilnicolescipio.com My latest book, "There's More", is a 52-week Devotional Journal is an invitation to slow down and enjoy God's Presence. Each week, you will focus on ONE scripture and choose a worship song to listen to and reflect on during the week. You will have an opportunity to ask God two guided questions each week. There is space to write down your prayers to God and what His response is to you. This devotional journal was designed to remind you that God always has more to say. We just need to lean-in and listen.. GRAB A COPY OF THE BOOK HERE Interested in the LIVE LOVE LEAD Planner and SUCCESS Journal? Click here for more info. I would love to connect on social media. Find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @aprilnicolescip Thank you for listening. It would mean so much for you to rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast.
A new MP3 sermon from Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, NJ is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: The Comforter Giving Boldness Subtitle: John Series Speaker: Clay Curtis Broadcaster: Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, NJ Event: Sunday Service Date: 8/7/2022 Bible: John 15:26-16:15 Length: 37 min.
Life is full of twists, turns, ups and down, comedy, drama, rights, wrongs, navigating life can be down right puzzling, we all need help at times, and just as important we all need to understand that we need to also do our part too, that's where boldness comes to play, boldness can lead to greatness a lack of it to defeat tune in don't miss this broadcast.. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/daniel-tilton/support
2 Timothy 1:7-8 King James Version 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
Proper 13 First Psalm: Psalm 88 Psalm 88 (Listen) I Cry Out Day and Night Before You A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil1 of Heman the Ezrahite. 88 O LORD, God of my salvation, I cry out day and night before you.2 Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry! 3 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol.4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am a man who has no strength,5 like one set loose among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, like those whom you remember no more, for they are cut off from your hand.6 You have put me in the depths of the pit, in the regions dark and deep.7 Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and you overwhelm me with all your waves. Selah 8 You have caused my companions to shun me; you have made me a horror2 to them. I am shut in so that I cannot escape;9 my eye grows dim through sorrow. Every day I call upon you, O LORD; I spread out my hands to you.10 Do you work wonders for the dead? Do the departed rise up to praise you? Selah11 Is your steadfast love declared in the grave, or your faithfulness in Abaddon?12 Are your wonders known in the darkness, or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13 But I, O LORD, cry to you; in the morning my prayer comes before you.14 O LORD, why do you cast my soul away? Why do you hide your face from me?15 Afflicted and close to death from my youth up, I suffer your terrors; I am helpless.316 Your wrath has swept over me; your dreadful assaults destroy me.17 They surround me like a flood all day long; they close in on me together.18 You have caused my beloved and my friend to shun me; my companions have become darkness.4 Footnotes  88:1 Probably musical or liturgical terms  88:8 Or an abomination  88:15 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain  88:18 Or darkness has become my only companion (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalms 91–92 Psalms 91–92 (Listen) My Refuge and My Fortress 91 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say1 to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.4 He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.5 You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.8 You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. 9 Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge2—10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.12 On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.13 You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. 14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.15 When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” How Great Are Your Works A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath. 92 It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;2 to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night,3 to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.4 For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. 5 How great are your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep!6 The stupid man cannot know; the fool cannot understand this:7 that though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish, they are doomed to destruction forever;8 but you, O LORD, are on high forever.9 For behold, your enemies, O LORD, for behold, your enemies shall perish; all evildoers shall be scattered. 10 But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; you have poured over me3 fresh oil.11 My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies; my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants. 12 The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.13 They are planted in the house of the LORD; they flourish in the courts of our God.14 They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,15 to declare that the LORD is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. Footnotes  91:2 Septuagint He will say  91:9 Or For you, O Lord, are my refuge! You have made the Most High your dwelling place  92:10 Compare Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain (ESV) Old Testament: Judges 9:1–16; Judges 9:19–21 Judges 9:1–16 (Listen) Abimelech's Conspiracy 9 Now Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's relatives and said to them and to the whole clan of his mother's family, 2 “Say in the ears of all the leaders of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you, that all seventy of the sons of Jerubbaal rule over you, or that one rule over you?' Remember also that I am your bone and your flesh.” 3 And his mother's relatives spoke all these words on his behalf in the ears of all the leaders of Shechem, and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech, for they said, “He is our brother.” 4 And they gave him seventy pieces of silver out of the house of Baal-berith with which Abimelech hired worthless and reckless fellows, who followed him. 5 And he went to his father's house at Ophrah and killed his brothers the sons of Jerubbaal, seventy men, on one stone. But Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left, for he hid himself. 6 And all the leaders of Shechem came together, and all Beth-millo, and they went and made Abimelech king, by the oak of the pillar at Shechem. 7 When it was told to Jotham, he went and stood on top of Mount Gerizim and cried aloud and said to them, “Listen to me, you leaders of Shechem, that God may listen to you. 8 The trees once went out to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, ‘Reign over us.' 9 But the olive tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my abundance, by which gods and men are honored, and go hold sway over the trees?' 10 And the trees said to the fig tree, ‘You come and reign over us.' 11 But the fig tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit and go hold sway over the trees?' 12 And the trees said to the vine, ‘You come and reign over us.' 13 But the vine said to them, ‘Shall I leave my wine that cheers God and men and go hold sway over the trees?' 14 Then all the trees said to the bramble, ‘You come and reign over us.' 15 And the bramble said to the trees, ‘If in good faith you are anointing me king over you, then come and take refuge in my shade, but if not, let fire come out of the bramble and devour the cedars of Lebanon.' 16 “Now therefore, if you acted in good faith and integrity when you made Abimelech king, and if you have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house and have done to him as his deeds deserved— (ESV) Judges 9:19–21 (Listen) 19 if you then have acted in good faith and integrity with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you. 20 But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech and devour the leaders of Shechem and Beth-millo; and let fire come out from the leaders of Shechem and from Beth-millo and devour Abimelech.” 21 And Jotham ran away and fled and went to Beer and lived there, because of Abimelech his brother. (ESV) New Testament: Acts 4:13–31 Acts 4:13–31 (Listen) 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. 14 But seeing the man who was healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition. 15 But when they had commanded them to leave the council, they conferred with one another, 16 saying, “What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name.” 18 So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, 20 for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” 21 And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people, for all were praising God for what had happened. 22 For the man on whom this sign of healing was performed was more than forty years old. The Believers Pray for Boldness 23 When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, 25 who through the mouth of our father David, your servant,1 said by the Holy Spirit, “‘Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot in vain?26 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed'2— 27 for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. 29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness. Footnotes  4:25 Or child; also verses 27, 30  4:26 Or Christ (ESV) Gospel: John 2:1–12 John 2:1–12 (Listen) The Wedding at Cana 2 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.1 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him. 12 After this he went down to Capernaum, with his mother and his brothers2 and his disciples, and they stayed there for a few days. Footnotes  2:6 Greek two or three measures (metrētas); a metrētēs was about 10 gallons or 35 liters  2:12 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters (ESV)
Today's episode features another special conversation recorded at the recent NRB Conference! This time, Eddie is joined by Living Waters VP of Outreach and Operations, Miguel, to conduct the interview. This interview is actually more of a testimony, and the guys are excited to introduce listeners to the encouraging and challenging story of guest Virginia Prodan! Virginia is the author of Saving My Assassin, a memoir recounting her experience as a lawyer defending persecuted Christians in Communist Romania under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu. Virginia trained to be a lawyer, with the stated aim of finding truth in the law books so that she could stand up for it in the midst of her troubled society. Rather than finding truth in law, an unexpected visit to a client's church led Victoria to see that the truth was, in fact, Jesus Christ. She was converted, and saw that it was a God-given mission for her to defend the persecuted Christians no one else would defend. As she fought on behalf of believers, she was declared an enemy of the state, arrested, beaten, and tortured. Eventually, she even became the target of an assassination order. Virginia's God-enabled display of peace and love under profound pressure had a marked impact on those around her - from guards shaken by her forgiveness to her assassin who, with gun in hand, believed the gospel message she shared with him. Virginia's efforts had the attention not only of her nation's dictator, but of the watching world, and even such prominent figures as President Ronald Reagan. As she watched, she saw God at work bending the most powerful men in the world to do His bidding, protecting her, and ultimately reshaping her nation from a place of deep darkness to a place where Christians thrive. Virginia hopes that her story will urge other believers to speak up and act on behalf of truth, letting themselves be used as tools in God's hands. In this way, they will see His power on display, and may even find themselves used to reshape the trajectory of their entire nation! Thanks for listening! If you've been helped by this podcast, we'd be grateful if you'd consider subscribing, sharing, and leaving us a comment and 5-star rating! Links:Visit the Living Waters website to learn more and to access helpful resources!Check out Virginia's website to contact her, find resources, and check out her book!Learn more about NRB and its recent conference!You can connect with us at email@example.com. We're thankful for your input!Learn more about the hosts of this podcast.Ray ComfortEmeal (“E.Z.”) ZwayneMark SpenceOscar Navarro
Danielle is joined by popular speaker and writer Rebecca Teti. Danielle and Rebecca discuss the intersection of faith and culture and how we are called to be bold in our Christian faith. Snippet From the Show Share your testimony boldly because the unique elements of your story could be very relevant to someone else. For episode shownotes, text GIRLFRIENDS to 33-777 or visit www.ascensionpress.com/girlfriends.
We thank you for joining us here at Elim church on this online streaming service. You have been listening to Reverend Ben Cooper, Donnie Stockburn. Andy Hammond, as we have holy communion together as we pray for the online church prayer requests as they come through on the social media feeds, we read from the Old Testament, and also from the New Testament.
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Bible Study (2:20)- JER 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22 Fr. Simon discusses the remnant and the tribes of Israel and the Covenant with the House of Israel MT 14:22-36 It's the passage where Jesus walks on water and Fr. Simon talks about holy boldness Letters (21:41) Question about the diffieren "Marys" at different apparitions? Recommend a good book about World Religions, from a Catholic perspective? Question about Acts 2:2 and it's interpretation and translation regarding the words "strong wind" Could you discuss speaking in tongues? How could we say the Eastern Churches are the 2nd lung of the Church when many don't believe in Immaculate Conception? Word of the Day-Nehushtan (34:24) Callers (39:48) Question about the validity of the Lutheran Eucharist? (42:26) Went to a mass on Sunday and they had guitars and singing. I left because it wasn't right. Did that count as my Sunday obligation? (46:51) I saw a Mass on TV where garments were placed on the Archbishop in front of the congregation. Why would they do that? (49:20) Question about when faith stops and becomes testing God?
In this week's message, Pastor Christina Francis teaches about boldness. Now more than ever before, we need boldness for what God has called us to do. We need boldness to change the world and create impact through Jesus's name.
Subscribe to Healing Rain Podcast and Newsletter How do you want to manifest God's healing in your life today? Jesus heals bodies, minds, and hearts as we receive his miraculous touch. Joshua David, pastor of Upperroom Dallas, shares stories of God's healing and miracles. If you need hope today, download Sue Detweiler's free ebook 5 Steps of Grace: A Journey Guide to Freedom at SueDetweiler.com To schedule a speaking engagement email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 903-776-4712. Connect with Sue: Instagram: Instagram.com/SueDetweiler Facebook: Facebook.com/SueDetweiler7 Linkedin: Linkedin.com/in/suedetweiler Twitter: Twitter.com/SueDetweiler Online: SueDetweiler.com To support Healing Rain Podcast Give to Life Bridge Today About Joshua David After literally crisscrossing the nation of India, parts of UK, USA, NZ, Australia, Srilanka, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia & Bhutan preaching the Gospel to over half a Million people personally, 55 Million through daily broadcast of CBN India on National Television, Disciplining over 5000 through various training programs and seminars, personally seeing 10000's healed and set free from demonic operation now planting Churches. Upper Room started in January 2017 & it is already in 7 locations with 200+ believers. Come be part of birthing the move of God by becoming a partner with Pastor Joshua David & his ministry. About Sue Detweiler and Healing Rain Sue Detweiler hosts Healing Rain, one of the fastest-growing podcasts on Charisma Podcast Network listened to in 135 nations. She is a recognized member of Randy Clarks Global Awakening Network. Sue holds a Master's of Divinity from Vanderbilt University and is highly regarded in The Foursquare Church. She received the highest recognition from President Jack Hayford for leading Life School of Ministry, a 3 year bible training institute in Nashville that grew to 500 Students. Sue is a pioneer woman pastor who began preaching at the age of 19 and planted and co-pastored their first church at the age of 22. With a strong prophetic teaching gift, Sue has equipped men and women to become pastors, evangelists, and missionaries to the nations. Sue is an international speaker traveling to Central America, South America, Europe, and hopes to travel to the Middle East and Asia soon. Sue's insights are featured in Charisma Magazine, Christian Television Network, Cornerstone Television Network, Sonbroadcasting and regularly on KCBI in Dallas. Sue presently serves as the Executive Director of Life Bridge Today, a Christian Ministry which equips individuals, local churches, and international communities through events, training, and creating online media resources, broadcasts, and courses. Sue is married to her husband Wayne, a compassionate shepherd and partner in ministry. Together they have raised 6 children and now have 6 grandchildren. As a new part of Upperroom Dallas, Sue serves on the ministry team. Books Sue is author of Women Who Move Mountains: Praying with Confidence, Boldness, and Grace has inspired women's groups internationally to grow in their relationship with Jesus through prayer. Sue's first book, 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom, hit No. 1 on Amazon's hot new releases for Christian women's issues. As the mom of 6, and mimi of 6, Sue brings a vulnerable perspective on how wonderful and difficult it is to be a mom. Her second book, 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Marriage, grew out of her and her husband's heart to help couples grow closer to God and to each other. In their pastoral ministry, they have seen how sharing their own struggles has helped to create a safe context for individuals and couples to be transparent and honest with their issues. Wayne and Sue have also seen God's transformative power heal and restore lives through the conferences and workshops they have led. Connect with Sue: Instagram: Instagram.com/SueDetweiler Facebook: Facebook.com/SueDetweiler7 Linkedin: Linkedin.com/in/suedetweiler
In this episode of Zero to CEO I speak with Author, speaker, executive coach Fred Joyal about boldness and how it's the ultimate life hack. Boldness is a superpower, and most people don't believe you can learn it. But you can, quickly, and it will effect every aspect of your life and your business.Fred is a successful entrepreneur who went from very shy to superbold, and now teaches you how you can do it in a highly accelerated way. So tune in to learn about how boldness builds your confidence and you can work it like a muscle!
Subscribe to Healing Rain Podcast and Newsletter Have you every struggled with how to apply to the truth of God's healing to your home and family? Joshua David pastor of Upperroom India talks about the healing that comes by seeking Jesus to be present in times of the loss and struggle. If you need hope today, download Sue Detweiler's free ebook 5 Steps of Grace: A Journey Guide to Freedom at SueDetweiler.com To schedule a speaking engagement email email@example.com or call 903-776-4712. Connect with Sue: Instagram: Instagram.com/SueDetweiler Facebook: Facebook.com/SueDetweiler7 Linkedin: Linkedin.com/in/suedetweiler Twitter: Twitter.com/SueDetweiler Online: SueDetweiler.com To support Healing Rain Podcast Give to Life Bridge Today About Joshua David After literally crisscrossing the nation of India, parts of UK, USA, NZ, Australia, Srilanka, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia & Bhutan preaching the Gospel to over half a Million people personally, 55 Million through daily broadcast of CBN India on National Television, Disciplining over 5000 through various training programs and seminars, personally seeing 10000's healed and set free from demonic operation now planting Churches. Upper Room started in January 2017 & it is already in 7 locations with 200+ believers. Come be part of birthing the move of God by becoming a partner with Pastor Joshua David & his ministry. About Sue Detweiler and Healing Rain Sue Detweiler hosts Healing Rain, one of the fastest-growing podcasts on Charisma Podcast Network listened to in 135 nations. She is a recognized member of Randy Clarks Global Awakening Network. Sue holds a Master's of Divinity from Vanderbilt University and is highly regarded in The Foursquare Church. She received the highest recognition from President Jack Hayford for leading Life School of Ministry, a 3 year bible training institute in Nashville that grew to 500 Students. Sue is a pioneer woman pastor who began preaching at the age of 19 and planted and co-pastored their first church at the age of 22. With a strong prophetic teaching gift, Sue has equipped men and women to become pastors, evangelists, and missionaries to the nations. Sue is an international speaker traveling to Central America, South America, Europe, and hopes to travel to the Middle East and Asia soon. Sue's insights are featured in Charisma Magazine, Christian Television Network, Cornerstone Television Network, Sonbroadcasting and regularly on KCBI in Dallas. Sue presently serves as the Executive Director of Life Bridge Today, a Christian Ministry which equips individuals, local churches, and international communities through events, training, and creating online media resources, broadcasts, and courses. Sue is married to her husband Wayne, a compassionate shepherd and partner in ministry. Together they have raised 6 children and now have 6 grandchildren. As a new part of Upperroom Dallas, Sue serves on the ministry team. Books Sue is author of Women Who Move Mountains: Praying with Confidence, Boldness, and Grace has inspired women's groups internationally to grow in their relationship with Jesus through prayer. Sue's first book, 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom, hit No. 1 on Amazon's hot new releases for Christian women's issues. As the mom of 6, and mimi of 6, Sue brings a vulnerable perspective on how wonderful and difficult it is to be a mom. Her second book, 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Marriage, grew out of her and her husband's heart to help couples grow closer to God and to each other. In their pastoral ministry, they have seen how sharing their own struggles has helped to create a safe context for individuals and couples to be transparent and honest with their issues. Wayne and Sue have also seen God's transformative power heal and restore lives through the conferences and workshops they have led. Give to Healing Rain Podcast Give Here: Give to Life Bridge Today Connect with Sue · At SueDetweiler.com · Subscribe to her podcasts Healing Rain and Newsletter · Twitter: @SueDetweiler · Instagram: SueDetweiler · Facebook: SueDetweiler · Booking Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 903-776-4712. Related Books · Women Who Move Mountains by Sue Detweiler · 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Marriage by Sue Detweiler · 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom by Sue Detweiler
In today's conversation, I am joined by Daniel Pink; author of five New York Times bestsellers, including his latest, The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward (which is the focus of our conversation today). His other books include When, A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human. Dan's books have won multiple awards, have been translated into 42 languages, and have sold millions of copies around the world. I reached out to Dan while I was writing my new book, What Your Employees Need and Can't Tell You (which is now on presale and coming out on October 11, 2022) because I reference his book Drive a few times and wanted him to have a chance to weigh in and make sure I attributed everything correctly (something I do for every mention in my books). I was so deep in writing mode that I didn't realize he had a new book coming out at that time, so I asked him to come join me on the podcast to talk about his newest book, The Power of Regret. You will hear all about it in our conversation of course, but let me tell you, this book did not disappoint. It is full of great examples and extensive research -- it will change the way you think about regret and what it means to be human. You don't want to miss this conversation where we talk all about it. Show Notes: [00:40] In today's conversation, I am joined by Dan Pink. He is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. [01:51] In this episode we talk about his newest book, The Power of Regret. [03:41] Dan shares about himself and his background. [05:49] He realized in his early thirties what he was doing on the side (writing) should be what he was doing full-time. [07:12] He shares about the manga comic book he wrote called The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need. It is a 180-page graphic novel written in the Japanese comic form of manga. [09:41] The book received a number of awards, including one from the American Library Association. [12:06] In the first week the book came out he got an offer for the movie rights, which he declined, and he never got another one. (Per the theme of today's episode…Does he regret it?) [14:43] Dan's tips for writing books: When it comes to writing and content creation there is a lot to be said for getting the reps. Start small and work up to writing a book. Listen to the feedback you get. [15:59] When writing a book you have to have a very high bar for whether something is worth writing a book about. Many ideas don't have shoulders broad enough to carry a full book and they would be better as an article or essay. [17:20] Writing a book is hard so if you don't pick a topic that you are deeply interested in it is going to be a profoundly miserable experience. [19:50] Does your book deserve 9 hours and 300 pages of someone else's time? And, do you want to live with this for the rest of your life? [21:13] His early book Free Agent Nation was about the rise of people who were working for themselves. [22:41] At any point in our lives we want to have some exploration but at a certain point, we have to execute. [25:15] Dan loves sharing what he is working on along the way and getting feedback from others. [27:14] Not only is regret normal and exceedingly common. Everybody has regrets. [28:15] We want to use our regrets as information for understanding what our value is and learning to do better. [29:21] He did two pieces of original research, one was The American Regret Project. It was a very large public opinion survey of the US population. [30:59] He also did a piece of qualitative research called The World Regret Survey where he invited people around the world to submit their regrets (over 20,000 of them!). [31:55] He found that people around the world had the same four core underlying regrets over and over again. [33:42] One of the core regrets is foundation regrets. These are regrets people have about small bad decisions early in life that accumulate and have negative consequences later in life. [34:23] Boldness regrets are if only I had taken the chance regrets. Moral regrets are if only I had done the right thing. Connection regrets are regrets about relationships. [36:37] We need to process our regrets and use them as a force going forward. A starting point is looking at our regrets and deciding if they are regrets of action or regrets of inaction. [38:15] Regret is one of the most common emotions that we have. Everybody has regrets. [38:30] We have a massive amount of evidence that when we confront and think about our regrets we can use them to make better decisions, solve problems faster and better, avoid cognitive biases, become better negotiators and strategists, and find more meaning in life. [39:59] Feelings are for thinking. They are signals, data, and information. When you have negative feelings even when it is unpleasant we need to figure out what it is teaching us to use them as a force of progress. [41:35] You want to have way more positive emotions than negative emotions but a life well lived is not a life of only positive emotions. Negative emotions serve a role and are part of life. [43:43] Discomfort is a sign of growth so you want a little discomfort because that is how we learn and grow. [46:00] Melina shares her closing thoughts. [48:15] If you enjoy the experience I've provided here for you, will you share about it? That could mean leaving a rating/review or sharing the episode with a friend (or 10!) Thanks for listening. Don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Android. If you like what you heard, please leave a review on iTunes and share what you liked about the show. I hope you love everything recommended via The Brainy Business! Everything was independently reviewed and selected by me, Melina Palmer. 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As tough as it is to stomach sometimes, regret can be a helpful catalyst. As Daniel Pink shares in his latest book, The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward, regret is better understood less as a thing and more as a process; one that doesn't just make us human, it makes us better. “By making us feel worse today, regret helps us do better tomorrow,” he says. “Understanding its effects hones our decisions, boosts our performance, and bestows a deeper sense of meaning.” Today I'm sharing three big regrets, or strategic errors, in 11+ years of running my business. Special shout out: Thank you MoneySmartMom from Canada for the glowing review! What's your favorite time-saving strategy? Share as a review on LoveThePodcast.com/freetime If you enjoy this episode, please share it with a friend! Visit pod.link/freetime
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Men do not follow titles; they follow courage!Paul knew this. That's why he requested prayer for boldness.If you're a leader, do you have boldness?If you're not a leader, does your leader demonstrate boldness?Perhaps God is wanting you to help fill today's big boldness vacuum.Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to learn more about how to do so.Scripture Used in Today's MessageEphesians 6:19-202 Timothy 4:1-4 ************* Tour Israel with Tom ************Join me next February (2023) as I lead a tour of The Holy Land!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.com/israel Have you read my book, "Takin' it to Their Turf"?If not, you may request a copy on my website, www.TomthePreacher.comWe send a copy to anyone who donates to our ministry, but if you can't do so, simply request a copy by sending us an email.************ Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God personally? *********Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf, when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions challenging our faith.
With family: Joshua 24; Acts 4 Joshua 24 (Listen) The Covenant Renewal at Shechem 24 Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel. And they presented themselves before God. 2 And Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Long ago, your fathers lived beyond the Euphrates,1 Terah, the father of Abraham and of Nahor; and they served other gods. 3 Then I took your father Abraham from beyond the River2 and led him through all the land of Canaan, and made his offspring many. I gave him Isaac. 4 And to Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. And I gave Esau the hill country of Seir to possess, but Jacob and his children went down to Egypt. 5 And I sent Moses and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt with what I did in the midst of it, and afterward I brought you out. 6 “‘Then I brought your fathers out of Egypt, and you came to the sea. And the Egyptians pursued your fathers with chariots and horsemen to the Red Sea. 7 And when they cried to the LORD, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians and made the sea come upon them and cover them; and your eyes saw what I did in Egypt. And you lived in the wilderness a long time. 8 Then I brought you to the land of the Amorites, who lived on the other side of the Jordan. They fought with you, and I gave them into your hand, and you took possession of their land, and I destroyed them before you. 9 Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and fought against Israel. And he sent and invited Balaam the son of Beor to curse you, 10 but I would not listen to Balaam. Indeed, he blessed you. So I delivered you out of his hand. 11 And you went over the Jordan and came to Jericho, and the leaders of Jericho fought against you, and also the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. And I gave them into your hand. 12 And I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out before you, the two kings of the Amorites; it was not by your sword or by your bow. 13 I gave you a land on which you had not labored and cities that you had not built, and you dwell in them. You eat the fruit of vineyards and olive orchards that you did not plant.' Choose Whom You Will Serve 14 “Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. 15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” 16 Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods, 17 for it is the LORD our God who brought us and our fathers up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight and preserved us in all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed. 18 And the LORD drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the LORD, for he is our God.” 19 But Joshua said to the people, “You are not able to serve the LORD, for he is a holy God. He is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins. 20 If you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you harm and consume you, after having done you good.” 21 And the people said to Joshua, “No, but we will serve the LORD.” 22 Then Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the LORD, to serve him.” And they said, “We are witnesses.” 23 He said, “Then put away the foreign gods that are among you, and incline your heart to the LORD, the God of Israel.” 24 And the people said to Joshua, “The LORD our God we will serve, and his voice we will obey.” 25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and put in place statutes and rules for them at Shechem. 26 And Joshua wrote these words in the Book of the Law of God. And he took a large stone and set it up there under the terebinth that was by the sanctuary of the LORD. 27 And Joshua said to all the people, “Behold, this stone shall be a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the LORD that he spoke to us. Therefore it shall be a witness against you, lest you deal falsely with your God.” 28 So Joshua sent the people away, every man to his inheritance. Joshua's Death and Burial 29 After these things Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being 110 years old. 30 And they buried him in his own inheritance at Timnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, north of the mountain of Gaash. 31 Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua and had known all the work that the LORD did for Israel. 32 As for the bones of Joseph, which the people of Israel brought up from Egypt, they buried them at Shechem, in the piece of land that Jacob bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for a hundred pieces of money.3 It became an inheritance of the descendants of Joseph. 33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died, and they buried him at Gibeah, the town of Phinehas his son, which had been given him in the hill country of Ephraim. Footnotes  24:2 Hebrew the River  24:3 That is, the Euphrates; also verses 14, 15  24:32 Hebrew for a hundred qesitah; a unit of money of unknown value (ESV) Acts 4 (Listen) Peter and John Before the Council 4 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, 2 greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 3 And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. 4 But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand. 5 On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem, 6 with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?” 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, 9 if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, 10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well. 11 This Jesus1 is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.2 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men3 by which we must be saved.” 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. 14 But seeing the man who was healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition. 15 But when they had commanded them to leave the council, they conferred with one another, 16 saying, “What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name.” 18 So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, 20 for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” 21 And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people, for all were praising God for what had happened. 22 For the man on whom this sign of healing was performed was more than forty years old. The Believers Pray for Boldness 23 When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, 25 who through the mouth of our father David, your servant,4 said by the Holy Spirit, “‘Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot in vain?26 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed'5— 27 for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. 29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness. They Had Everything in Common 32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold 35 and laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. 36 Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, 37 sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet. Footnotes  4:11 Greek This one  4:11 Greek the head of the corner  4:12 The Greek word anthropoi refers here to both men and women  4:25 Or child; also verses 27, 30  4:26 Or Christ (ESV) In private: Jeremiah 13; Matthew 27 Jeremiah 13 (Listen) The Ruined Loincloth 13 Thus says the LORD to me, “Go and buy a linen loincloth and put it around your waist, and do not dip it in water.” 2 So I bought a loincloth according to the word of the LORD, and put it around my waist. 3 And the word of the LORD came to me a second time, 4 “Take the loincloth that you have bought, which is around your waist, and arise, go to the Euphrates and hide it there in a cleft of the rock.” 5 So I went and hid it by the Euphrates, as the LORD commanded me. 6 And after many days the LORD said to me, “Arise, go to the Euphrates, and take from there the loincloth that I commanded you to hide there.” 7 Then I went to the Euphrates, and dug, and I took the loincloth from the place where I had hidden it. And behold, the loincloth was spoiled; it was good for nothing. 8 Then the word of the LORD came to me: 9 “Thus says the LORD: Even so will I spoil the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem. 10 This evil people, who refuse to hear my words, who stubbornly follow their own heart and have gone after other gods to serve them and worship them, shall be like this loincloth, which is good for nothing. 11 For as the loincloth clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah cling to me, declares the LORD, that they might be for me a people, a name, a praise, and a glory, but they would not listen. The Jars Filled with Wine 12 “You shall speak to them this word: ‘Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, “Every jar shall be filled with wine.”' And they will say to you, ‘Do we not indeed know that every jar will be filled with wine?' 13 Then you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD: Behold, I will fill with drunkenness all the inhabitants of this land: the kings who sit on David's throne, the priests, the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 14 And I will dash them one against another, fathers and sons together, declares the LORD. I will not pity or spare or have compassion, that I should not destroy them.'” Exile Threatened 15 Hear and give ear; be not proud, for the LORD has spoken.16 Give glory to the LORD your God before he brings darkness, before your feet stumble on the twilight mountains, and while you look for light he turns it into gloom and makes it deep darkness.17 But if you will not listen, my soul will weep in secret for your pride; my eyes will weep bitterly and run down with tears, because the LORD's flock has been taken captive. 18 Say to the king and the queen mother: “Take a lowly seat, for your beautiful crown has come down from your head.”19 The cities of the Negeb are shut up, with none to open them; all Judah is taken into exile, wholly taken into exile. 20 “Lift up your eyes and see those who come from the north. Where is the flock that was given you, your beautiful flock?21 What will you say when they set as head over you those whom you yourself have taught to be friends to you? Will not pangs take hold of you like those of a woman in labor?22 And if you say in your heart, ‘Why have these things come upon me?' it is for the greatness of your iniquity that your skirts are lifted up and you suffer violence.23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Then also you can do good who are accustomed to do evil.24 I will scatter you1 like chaff driven by the wind from the desert.25 This is your lot, the portion I have measured out to you, declares the LORD, because you have forgotten me and trusted in lies.26 I myself will lift up your skirts over your face, and your shame will be seen.27 I have seen your abominations, your adulteries and neighings, your lewd whorings, on the hills in the field. Woe to you, O Jerusalem! How long will it be before you are made clean?” Footnotes  13:24 Hebrew them (ESV) Matthew 27 (Listen) Jesus Delivered to Pilate 27 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. 2 And they bound him and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate the governor. Judas Hangs Himself 3 Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus1 was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, 4 saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.” 5 And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself. 6 But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is blood money.” 7 So they took counsel and bought with them the potter's field as a burial place for strangers. 8 Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. 9 Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel, 10 and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord directed me.” Jesus Before Pilate 11 Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, “You have said so.” 12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer. 13 Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” 14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed. The Crowd Chooses Barabbas 15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted. 16 And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. 17 So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” 18 For he knew that it was out of envy that they had delivered him up. 19 Besides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today in a dream.” 20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” 22 Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!” 23 And he said, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!” Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified 24 So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man's blood;2 see to it yourselves.” 25 And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!” 26 Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged3 Jesus, delivered him to be crucified. Jesus Is Mocked 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor's headquarters,4 and they gathered the whole battalion5 before him. 28 And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 30 And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. 31 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and led him away to crucify him. The Crucifixion 32 As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross. 33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull), 34 they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. 35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots. 36 Then they sat down and kept watch over him there. 37 And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.” 38 Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left. 39 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads 40 and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” 41 So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, 42 “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.'” 44 And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way. The Death of Jesus 45 Now from the sixth hour6 there was darkness over all the land7 until the ninth hour.8 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 47 And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.” 48 And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink. 49 But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.” 50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. 51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, 53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. 54 When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son9 of God!” 55 There were also many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him, 56 among whom were Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. Jesus Is Buried 57 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. 58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 59 And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb. The Guard at the Tomb 62 The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate 63 and said, “Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise.' 64 Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,' and the last fraud will be worse than the first.” 65 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard10 of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard. Footnotes<
The most prominent metaphor for Spirit is probably fire. And there's reason for that: It's all over Scripture. Why? When God's Spirit shows up in the form of fire, where does it happen and what is God doing? What does this image reveal about who the Spirit is and the impact a relationship with Him ought to have on our everyday lives? How might this aspect of God alter the way we face what He places in front of us?
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