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Grace Community Church-Loveland CO

Main Point: Love and submission shapes our relationships. Questions: What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged you? Did you learn anything new about God or about yourself? In this section, Paul addresses how the Christian life is lived out in marriage, family, and work relationships. Which one of Paul's instructions did you find the most challenging? Have you seen relationships marked by love and submission? What did they look like? Read Ephesians 5:21. What does the word submission mean? What does it look like to submit to one another? How is submission to connected to a Christian's relationship with God? Read Genesis 1:26-28 and 2:24. What do these verses tell us about men and women? What do these verses tell us about marriage and the relationship God wants husbands and wives to have? Read Ephesians 5:22-24. What are wives called to do in these verses? What does Paul say about the husband's leadership in these verses? Read Ephesians 5:25-33. What are husbands called to do in these verses? What examples does Paul give of how husbands are to love their wives? Read Ephesians 6:1-4. What are children called to do in these verses? What are fathers instructed to do? What does it mean to exasperate your children? How is this contrary to training them in the faith? Read Ephesians 6:5-9. A modern equivalent to masters and slaves would be managers and employees. What instructions are given to masters and slaves in these verses? How are slaves to serve their masters? How are masters called to treat their slaves? For both the master and the slave, what is the motivation do what Paul instructed? By God's grace what are some specific things you can do this week to apply what you have learned? How has your understanding of God's love, grace, and salvation changed or deepened?

TIARAS TEARS AND TRIUMPHS with SANDY J Podcast - Helping Victims and Survivors of Abusive Relationships Heal and Grow

OVERCOMING NEVER FEELING SAFE BEING WHO YOU WERE BORN TO BE EPISODE With Host: Sandy Johnston And special guest: Heather Forrester This podcast needs support to grow and reach more victims and survivors of abusive relationships. Become a Patron of the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs Podcast here Or contact us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: podcast support If you would like to receive updates join the mailing list here   Are you looking for a safe supportive social media online community? Your net worth is equal to your network, so start rebuilding your social and professional network today. Why not join women from all around the world from all walks of life in the  Rise Up with Tiaras Tears and Triumphs Facebook Group PLUS CHECK OUT THE LIFE SUPPORT RESOURCE LIST TO SUPPORT YOU WITH CHALLENGES YOU MAY BE GOING THROUGH BELOW AND LINKS TO SO MUCH MORE Are you a new listener?  Have you recently found this podcast and would like to know if this podcast is for you? We would love to hear from you. How can we help and support you? What are the challenges that you are struggling with most? What are your dreams, hopes, and desires? The more we understand your unanswered questions, the more we know what changes you need help making in your life, then the better we will be able to help and support you.  Email us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: Podcast listener Stick with the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs podcast so we can help you get started with designing a life you love. Let's explore how you can go from surviving to thriving on the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs podcast. As many as one in four, or one in three women, depending on where you live has experienced some form of relationship abuse. I was one of them. They say we teach what we need to learn.  And breakthroughs to recover, renew and rebuild on the other side of an abusive relationship is what I needed to learn and I know other women just like me need to learn too.  I am now a Money Minded Coach and a Transformational Life Coach, Pranic Healer and Angel Intuitive. I hope you can draw support and inspiration from all of the resources on offer. Here is to a better brighter future. Stay well and stay safe. If you are a victim or survivor of an abusive relationship you may need support to help you with your challenges. Get your crisis support list for Australia here For those outside Australia google domestic abuse free online counseling support services.    Let us help you find your Zen again, we have a free guided meditation for love and abundance for anyone who signs up to our mailing list, which also keeps you up to date with all of our latest, greatest offers. Get your free guided meditation here   If you are a victim or survivor of an abusive relationship and you need financial support to help you transition out of an abusive relationship in Australia explore the link below. Seek financial support in Australia to leave an abusive relationship, a $5,000 grant    If you would like to close the door on fearfulness and open the doors to making your dreams come true visit our website The Key To Be Free   Ready to invest in your success, ready to stop thinking about what you don't want, and get clear on your dreams and desires? Book a call with Sandy   Need help making money stretch? Have you gone through financial abuse? Why not get your free copy of the Money Mindset & Freedom Journal today to help you take back control of your finances? FREE Freedom Planner   Have you forgotten your value? Have you lost your confidence? Did you know that low self-worth is the greatest block to abundance?  Why not join the next online women's healing and empowerment workshop to Unlock the Treasures Within? Email us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: Workshop enquiry   If you like inspiring stories you may like to read By God's Grace I Go and other real-life stories of women of faith. You can do this by getting a copy of When Grace Found Me Volume Three in Australia here in USA here in United Kingdom here    Subscribe Enjoy Share CAUTION If you feel unsafe at any time please STOP LISTENING. You can come back anytime you are in a safe place to listen to the rest of the Podcast. YOUR SAFETY is the most important thing to consider, closely followed by your sanity. As impossible as it may seem, everything else is figure-out-able, especially when you get the right keys to open the right doors and close the doors of fearfulness behind you.   If you are in immediate DANGER call the Police.   NOTE OF ENCOURAGEMENT If you are struggling with your mental health please reach out for support with some form of counseling, therapy, or coaching.  If you don't know where to start to find a counselor, a good place to start is to talk to your Doctor. There are also online counseling supports now available. If the Support Person is not a good fit for you, try another and another, until you have one that is the right fit for you. And don't forget, we help women to recover, renew and rebuild, and help them to meet their challenges head-on, to move towards a life they love, so feel free to book in the key to be clarity call.   BEFORE YOU GO…. If you listen to the Podcast and you like it, please SUBSCRIBE, you will automatically be updated with new episodes as soon as they are available. If you like the episode, please leave a REVIEW for other people to know that this has value. If you know of anyone you think this Podcast might help, please SHARE it with others.   Until next time, stay well and stay safe. Sending you love, light, peace, and joy, Sandy J     If you would like to contact today's guest Heather Forrester click the link to join the Anxiety Trauma Recovery Female Warriors Facebook Group:  

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO

Main Point: Live a life marked by the love of Jesus. Questions: ~What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged you? Did you learn anything new about God or about yourself? ~Read Ephesians 5:1-2. What do you learn about God's love in these verses? What words would best describe God's love?  ~As a result of being loved by God, what should Christians (“dearly loved children”) do? What is the best way Christians can show the love of God to the world? ~Read Ephesians 5:3-7. In contrast to God's perfect love, Paul now discusses how love can be perverted. What is God's good plan for human sexuality? In what ways does Paul say that God's plan for healthy sexuality gets corrupted? Instead of these unhealthy expressions of sexuality, what does Paul advocate in 5:4? ~What are the consequences of habitually embracing a lifestyle of sexual immorality? How do our actions reflect our understanding of God? ~Read Ephesians 5:8-14. What does it mean to “Live as children of the light”? What is the fruit of living in the light?  ~How is the darkness different from the light? What does it mean to expose the deeds of darkness?  ~What does the phrase, “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you” mean? How can this apply to both Christians and those who don't know Jesus yet? What is Paul calling people to do? ~Read Ephesians 5:15-20. What does it mean to make wise use of our time? What contrast does Paul make between being drunk and being filled with the Spirit? What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? ~How are we to speak to other Christians. How does our speak reflect the condition of our hearts? ~By God's grace what are some specific things you can do this week to apply what you have learned? How has your understanding of God's love, grace, and salvation changed or deepened?

UFFL:  TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST
UFFL Total Nonsense: Week 9

UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 92:35


The UFFL is a Fantasy Football League comprised of 12 teams. It's members all came from a triple-wide trailer in the heart of Bristol, CT - where as young Sports Television (think 4 letters) Production Assistants, they battled for pride and very little money in the greatest fantasy football dynasty league...EVER.      On the "UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST" you will hear behind the scenes stories and insider info about the league, it's odd owners, and the current fantasy football season. So stay tuned and learn from fantasy football legends (not really) about football (maybe), fantasy sports (possibly), life (doubtfully), and about the UFFL owners themselves (regrettably)!     It's the Ultimate Fantasy Football League...     in podcast entertainment form...     brought to you for F-R-E-E!!     By God, it's nearly worth every penny!#Recorded Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022UFFL 2022 - WEEK 9_________________________8 Weeks are in the books and the UFFL Playoff race is still as muddled as it was in Week 1!  John B., Chris, and The Commish take you through all the latest happenings as we enter Week 9 of the UFFL, the NFL, and Fantasy Football!*Listen in as the boys break down the biggest trades from the NFL Deadline!*Stay tuned as the gang go through the Team Needs in the UFFL - who should be a buyer, and who should be a seller!*You won't want to miss The Commissioner's Awards for the week - Vanishing Act, the Energy Boost, and the Move of the Week!*Be sure to stick around for our game by game, position by position, insult by insult recaps from this week, and previews of each of the matchups next week!____________________WEEK 8 RESULTS____________________West Coast 4 Life 112 - Mutt & Jeff 111Compton's Most Wanted 96 - Waiver Wire Heroes 86Kick-Ass Philanthropists 158 - Free Jamal 157Gurley's Gone 160  - Hall & Oates 104Rochester Tschmingus 161 - Cardiff the Giant Killer 94Vicious & Delicious 142 - The Mission 83_______________________WEEK 9 SCHEDULE_______________________Compton's Most Wanted – at – Mutt & JeffWest Coast 4 Life – at – Waiver Wire HeroesHall & Oates – at – Free JamalGurley's Gone – at – Kick-Ass PhilanthropistsCardiff the Giant Killer – at – The MissionVicious & Delicious – at – Rochester Tschmingus___________________________ 2022 UFFL STANDINGS___________________________– East Division –1. Waiver Wire Heroes (John B.)  – (5 - 3)  2. Gurley's Gone (John M. and Ben) – (4 - 4)3. Mutt & Jeff (Chris)  – (4 - 4)4. Free Jamal (Jeremy)  – (3 - 5)  ____________– Central Division –1. Kick-Ass Philanthropists (Dave)  – (8 - 0)2. Cardiff Giant The Giant Killer (Matt M.)  – (4 - 4)3. Vicious & Delicious (Scott/Commish) – (2 - 5 - 1) 4. Hall & Oates (Phil and Jim) – (2 - 6)  ____________– West Division –1. Compton's Most Wanted (Aladdin and JPete) – (5 - 3) 2. The  Mission (Matt V., Matt C.) – (4- 4)3. West Coast 4 Life (Thomas) – (3 - 4 - 1)4. Rochester Tschmingus (Brian) – (3 - 5)_____________

Illuminate Community Church
10/30/22 - Preparing For Greatness - Genesis 40-41 - Pastor Jason Fritz

Illuminate Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 37:04


This week we pick up where we left off in Genesis. If you remember, we were looking at the life of a young man named Joseph. He was the second youngest of twelve brothers. His father favored him and gave him a special coat to let everyone know. As a result, this made his brothers jealous. Further, when Joseph was just a teenager, he had a couple of dreams in which his family bows down to him. Little do they know this will actually take place years later, but for now the brothers are tired of him and sell the young man into slavery. By God's design, Joseph ends up in the house of an influential man named Potiphar. While there, Potiphar's wife tries to seduce young Joseph but he refuses. She gets mad and falsely accuses him of sexual assault. Joseph is put in prison. It's a riches to rags story. Joseph has done the right thing and now he's in a dungeon. You might think he would become bitter after this experience. Instead, there is a tenderness within his heart. How is this possible? Well, during this ordeal with Potiphar's wife, four times it is mentioned that God is with him.  When you are doing the right thing, you can have assurance that God is with you - even when you suffer for doing what is right. I am reminded of the most famous of all Psalms. Psalm 23 reminds us of God's leading in our lives. He leads us through the dark valleys. It doesn't say God leads us around them. There's a big difference between "through" and “around." Why not around? One reason is because people are watching. They are watching to see what kind of impact God has on the lives of those who fully trust in him. The truest test is when a person suffers for doing what is right. Or when suddenly your life takes a dramatic turn. You've been downsized from your job, the cancer has returned, you have a family member that started on the right path, but has since taken a detour. These are the moments of crisis that show the world what kind of relationship God and his people have. Joseph's young life has taken many spiritual twists and turns. With this most recent circumstance, his spiritual strength is about to tower over the other patriarchs we have read so far. There are huge challenges ahead for him. But Joseph has a clear sense that God is with him and in fact, God is preparing him for future greatness. What a great reminder for us!

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO
Life Together Part II

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 38:26


Main Point: Growing in Christ means building up, caring deeply, and forgiving like Jesus. Questions: What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged you? Did you learn anything new about God or about yourself? In Ephesians 4:29-32, Paul continues talking about qualities of the new self. By God's grace and the power of the Holy Spirit, Christians can grow to become like Jesus. He is the only one who embodies all of these characteristics perfectly. Of all the qualities that were encouraged or discouraged, which is the hardest for you? What experiences have made is hard for you to change this area of your life? Read Ephesians 4:29-30. How would you define “unwholesome talk”? How does unwholesome talk tear others down instead of building them up in Christ? How would your speech change if all that you said was helpful for the people around you? What does it mean to grieve the Holy Spirit? How does this relational element change your understanding of the choices I make? Read Ephesians 4:31. Paul continues his discussion of anger from verse 4:26-27. The words in verse 31 build in intensity as anger grows. How do you handle anger? Anger can intensify when it is not dealt with appropriately. How do you prevent your anger from building within you? Read Ephesians 4:32. In contrast to the destructive nature of unwholesome talk and anger, Paul gives three important graces: kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. How would you define each one of these? Which is the hardest for you? Jesus is our prefect example for all these virtues. Paul specifically links extending forgiveness to others with the forgiveness Christians have received from Jesus. What does this mean for the way we are to forgive others? How does Jesus' forgiveness provide motivation to forgive others? By God's grace what are some specific things you can do this week to apply what you have learned? How has your understanding of God's love, grace, and salvation changed or deepened?

TIARAS TEARS AND TRIUMPHS with SANDY J Podcast - Helping Victims and Survivors of Abusive Relationships Heal and Grow

PROTECTING YOUR CHILDREN FROM BEING HURT - HOW TO AVOID MISTAKES EPISODE With Host: Sandy Johnston And special guest: Vajna Beric This podcast needs support to grow and reach more victims and survivors of abusive relationships. Become a Patron of the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs Podcast here Or contact us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: podcast support If you would like to receive updates join the mailing list here   Are you looking for a safe supportive social media online community? Your net worth is equal to your network, so start rebuilding your social and professional network today. Why not join women from all around the world from all walks of life in the  Rise Up with Tiaras Tears and Triumphs Facebook Group PLUS CHECK OUT THE LIFE SUPPORT RESOURCE LIST TO SUPPORT YOU WITH CHALLENGES YOU MAY BE GOING THROUGH BELOW AND LINKS TO SO MUCH MORE Are you a new listener?  Have you recently found this podcast and would like to know if this podcast is for you? We would love to hear from you. How can we help and support you? What are the challenges that you are struggling with most? What are your dreams, hopes, and desires? The more we understand your unanswered questions, the more we know what changes you need help making in your life, then the better we will be able to help and support you.  Email us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: Podcast listener Stick with the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs podcast so we can help you get started with designing a life you love. Let's explore how you can go from surviving to thriving on the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs podcast. As many as one in four, or one in three women, depending on where you live has experienced some form of relationship abuse. I was one of them. They say we teach what we need to learn.  And breakthroughs to recover, renew and rebuild on the other side of an abusive relationship is what I needed to learn and I know other women just like me need to learn too.  I am now a Money Minded Coach and a Transformational Life Coach, Pranic Healer and Angel Intuitive. I hope you can draw support and inspiration from all of the resources on offer. Here is to a better brighter future. Stay well and stay safe. If you are a victim or survivor of an abusive relationship you may need support to help you with your challenges. Get your crisis support list for Australia here For those outside Australia google domestic abuse free online counseling support services.    Let us help you find your Zen again, we have a free guided meditation for love and abundance for anyone who signs up to our mailing list, which also keeps you up to date with all of our latest, greatest offers. Get your free guided meditation here   If you are a victim or survivor of an abusive relationship and you need financial support to help you transition out of an abusive relationship in Australia explore the link below. Seek financial support in Australia to leave an abusive relationship, a $5,000 grant    If you would like to close the door on fearfulness and open the doors to making your dreams come true visit our website The Key To Be Free   Ready to invest in your success, ready to stop thinking about what you don't want, and get clear on your dreams and desires? Book a call with Sandy   Need help making money stretch? Have you gone through financial abuse? Why not get your free copy of the Money Mindset & Freedom Journal today to help you take back control of your finances? FREE Freedom Planner   Have you forgotten your value? Have you lost your confidence? Did you know that low self-worth is the greatest block to abundance?  Why not join the next online women's healing and empowerment workshop to Unlock the Treasures Within? Email us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: Workshop enquiry   If you like inspiring stories you may like to read By God's Grace I Go and other real-life stories of women of faith. You can do this by getting a copy of When Grace Found Me Volume Three in Australia here in USA here in United Kingdom here    Subscribe Enjoy Share CAUTION If you feel unsafe at any time please STOP LISTENING. You can come back anytime you are in a safe place to listen to the rest of the Podcast. YOUR SAFETY is the most important thing to consider, closely followed by your sanity. As impossible as it may seem, everything else is figure-out-able, especially when you get the right keys to open the right doors and close the doors of fearfulness behind you.   If you are in immediate DANGER call the Police.   NOTE OF ENCOURAGEMENT If you are struggling with your mental health please reach out for support with some form of counseling, therapy, or coaching.  If you don't know where to start to find a counselor, a good place to start is to talk to your Doctor. There are also online counseling supports now available. If the Support Person is not a good fit for you, try another and another, until you have one that is the right fit for you. And don't forget, we help women to recover, renew and rebuild, and help them to meet their challenges head-on, to move towards a life they love, so feel free to book in the key to be clarity call.   BEFORE YOU GO…. If you listen to the Podcast and you like it, please SUBSCRIBE, you will automatically be updated with new episodes as soon as they are available. If you like the episode, please leave a REVIEW for other people to know that this has value. If you know of anyone you think this Podcast might help, please SHARE it with others.   Until next time, stay well and stay safe. Sending you love, light, peace, and joy, Sandy J     If you would like to contact today's guest Vajna Beric Website: https://vanjaberic.com/schedule-a-session/  

UFFL:  TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST
UFFL Total Nonsense: Week 8

UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 88:26


The UFFL is a Fantasy Football League comprised of 12 teams. It's members all came from a triple-wide trailer in the heart of Bristol, CT - where as young Sports Television (think 4 letters) Production Assistants, they battled for pride and very little money in the greatest fantasy football dynasty league...EVER.      On the "UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST" you will hear behind the scenes stories and insider info about the league, it's odd owners, and the current fantasy football season. So stay tuned and learn from fantasy football legends (not really) about football (maybe), fantasy sports (possibly), life (doubtfully), and about the UFFL owners themselves (regrettably)!     It's the Ultimate Fantasy Football League...     in podcast entertainment form...     brought to you for F-R-E-E!!     By God, it's nearly worth every penny!#Recorded Wednesday, October 26th, 2022UFFL 2022 - WEEK 8_________________________The Bye Weeks are taking their toll on the NFL and the UFFL alike, and this week we have the 1st line back together again - John B., Chris, and The Commish.  We leave no stone unturned, no story untold, no statistic un --- oh wait did anybody hit the record button??*Listen in for the latest News and Notes from around the NFL  and the UFFL!*You won't want to miss The Commissioner's Awards for the week - Vanishing Act, the Move of the Week, and the House of the Dragon Betrayal of the Week!*Stay tuned as former Team Owner and Friend of the show Jason Linkes once again takes us through The Concrete Jungle!*Be sure to stick around for our game by game, position by position, insult by insult recaps from this week, and previews of each of the matchups next week!____________________WEEK 7 RESULTS____________________Mutt & Jeff 107 - Vicious & Delicious 105Waiver Wire Heroes 144 - Cardiff the Giant Killer 111Compton's Most Wanted 109 - Free Jamal 80Gurley's Gone 118  - West Coast 4 Life 105Kick-Ass Philanthropists 180 - The Mission 102Rochester Tschmingus 112 - Hall & Oates 55_______________________WEEK 8 SCHEDULE_______________________Mutt & Jeff – at – West Coast 4 LifeWaiver Wire Heroes – at – Compton's Most WantedKick-Ass Philanthropists – at – Free JamalGurley's Gone – at – Hall & OatesCardiff the Giant Killer – at – Rochester TschmingusThe Mission – at – Vicious & Delicious___________________________ 2022 UFFL STANDINGS___________________________– East Division –1. Waiver Wire Heroes (John B.)  – (5 - 2)  2. Mutt & Jeff (Chris)  – (4 - 3)3. Free Jamal (Jeremy)  – (3 - 4)4. Gurley's Gone (John M. and Ben) – (3 - 4)  ____________– Central Division –1. Kick-Ass Philanthropists (Dave)  – (7 - 0)2. Cardiff Giant The Giant Killer (Matt M.)  – (4 - 3)3. Hall & Oates (Phil and Jim) – (2 - 5)4. Vicious & Delicious (Scott/Commish) – (1 - 5 - 1)  ____________– West Division –1. The  Mission (Matt V., Matt C.) – (4- 3)2. Compton's Most Wanted (Aladdin and JPete) – (4 - 3)3. West Coast 4 Life (Thomas) – (2 - 4 - 1)4. Rochester Tschmingus (Brian) – (2 - 5)_____________

BLC Chapel Services
Reformation Vespers - October 27, 2022

BLC Chapel Services

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 65:22


Order of Service: - Prelude: Es ist das Heil (BuxWV 186), D. Buxtehude - Hymn 216 - of Zion's Honor Angels Sing - The Versicles (pp. 120-121) - Hymn 24 - Lord, Open Thou My Heart To Hear: vv. 1 & 2 - Choir Anthem: Es ist das Heil Uns Kommen Her, J. Brahms, Opus 29, No. 1, 1864: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her Von Gnad' und lauter Güte, Die Werke helfen nimmermehr, Sie mögen nicht behüten, Der Glaub' sieht Jesum Christum an Der hat g'nug für uns all' getan, Er ist der Mittler worden. Salvation unto us is come By God's free grace and favor. Good works cannot avert our doom; They help and save us never. Faith looks to Jesus Christ alone, Who did for all the world atone; He is our one Redeemer. P. Speratus, 1484-1551 - John 8: 25-32: “Who are you?” they asked. Jesus replied, “What I have been telling you from the beginning. I have many things to say and to judge concerning you. But the one who sent me is true. And what I heard from him, these are the things I am telling the world.” They did not understand that he was talking to them about the Father. So Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am the one, and that I do nothing on my own. But I speak exactly as the Father taught me. The one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do what pleases him.” As he was saying these things, many believed in him. So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you remain in my word, you are really my disciples. You will also know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” - Hymn 226 - By Grace I'm Saved, Grace Free and Boundless: vv. 1, 9 & 10 - Handbell anthem: Festival Prelude on “Lobe den Herren” Douglas E. Wagner, c. 1990 - Hymn 396 - If God Had Not Been On Our Side - Choir anthem: The Call Z. Randall Stroope c. 2013 : Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life: Such a Way, as gives us breath: Such a Truth, as ends all strife: Such a Life, as killeth death. Come, my Light, my Feast, my Strength: Such a Light, as shows a feast: Such a Feast, as mends in length: Such a Strength, as makes his guest. Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart: Such a Joy, as none can move: Such a Love, as none can part: Such a Heart, as joys in love. George Herbert, 1593-1633 - Hymn 569 - Now Rest Beneath Night's Shadow: vv. 1, 5 & 6 - Choir anthem: The Beatitudes: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3-12 - 1 Peter 5: 1-4: Therefore, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and as one who also shares in the glory that is about to be revealed, I appeal to the elders among you: Shepherd God's flock that is among you, serving as overseers, not grudgingly but willingly, as God desires, not because you are greedy for money but because you are eager to do it. Do not lord it over those entrusted to your care, but be examples for the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive an unfading crown of glory. - Homily - Canticle: Te deum in B-flat C.V. Stanford - The Kyrie (p. 124) - The Lord's Prayer (p. 125) - Hymn 584 - Grant Peace, We Pray, in Mercy, Lord - The Collect (pp. 125-127) - The Benedicamus (p. 127) - The Benediction (p. 127) Service Participants: Chaplain Don Moldstad (Preacher), Rev. Prof. Mark DeGarmeaux (Organist), Prof. Ann Fredrickson (Director), BLC Concert Choir (Choral Group), Rev. Prof. Dennis Marzolf (Choir Director), Handbell Choir (Instrumental Group), Mary Martha Singers (Choral Group)

Commuter Bible OT
Jeremiah 50:1-51:23, Proverbs 16:17-33

Commuter Bible OT

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 21:49


Jeremiah 50 - 1:08 . Jeremiah 51 - 13:22 . Proverbs 16:17-33 - 18:42 . The final prophecy against a particular nation is a doozy, proclaiming total annihilation and ruin and spanning two long chapters, (50, 51) one of which is the sixth longest chapter in Scripture. Who could this prophecy be against? What nation's actions would merit such a rebuke? If you guessed Babylon, you are right! Though the Lord allowed Babylon to attack His own people and send them into exile, Babylon is still responsible for their own sin and their own actions. By God's design, his people are punished because of their ongoing sin and rebellion, but Babylon is punished more so because of their idolatry and wickedness. We'll only read part of chapter 51, concluding Jeremiah's prophecy in our next episode.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by the Christian Standard Bible.facebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

Guidelines For Living Devotional
What To Do In Times Of Trouble

Guidelines For Living Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 4:50


Andrew Murray had a philosophy of life which enabled him to go through periods of difficulty.  In the flyleaf of an old Bible of mine is a clipping quoting Murray, who wrote, "In times of trouble, God's trusting child may say, FIRST:  He brought me here; it is by His will I am in this strait [difficult] place: in that will I rest.  NEXT:  He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace in this trial to behave as His child.  THEN: He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow.  LAST:  In His good time He can bring me out again--how and when, He knows.  SAY:  I am here-- (1) By God's appointment, (2) In His keeping, (3) Under His training, (4) For His time."

Saint of the Day
Holy Apostle James, the Brother of the Lord and First Bishop of Jerusalem (63)

Saint of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 1:58


His Hebrew name is Jacob. He was a close kinsman of Christ, and was therefore called, according to the Jewish usage of the time, his "brother." Some accounts say that he was a child of Joseph by his first marriage; others accounts say that he was the son of Joseph's brother Cleopas and his wife Mary, who was first cousin of the Theotokos. He took the Nazirite vows of one completely consecrated to God according to the Law, and from a young age he was called "the Just" by his people. He is called James the Lesser in Scripture (Mark 15:40) to distinguish him from James the son of Zebedee, who is called the Greater. The Apostles appointed him first Bishop of Jerusalem. It was he who presided at the earliest Council of the Church in Jerusalem, where he resolved the problem of how gentile converts should be received into the Church (see Acts 15). He wrote the New Testament Epistle, addressed primarily to Jewish converts to the Faith, that bears his name. About the year 62, he ascended to the peak of the Temple in Jerusalem on Passover, and there bore witness to Christ so effectively that the people cried out "Hosanna to the Son of David." At this, the Scribes and Pharisees, fearing that all the people would be converted to Christ, cast him down to the ground. By God's grace, he survived long enough to rise, kneel and pray, like his Master, "Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do." He was then clubbed to death by one of the scribes.

Let's Parent on Purpose: Christian Parenting, Marriage, and Family Talk
Episode 300! Beating leukemia together with Elijah and Micah Holland.

Let's Parent on Purpose: Christian Parenting, Marriage, and Family Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 34:14


Today we are celebrating episode 300 of Let's Parent on Purpose! I am joined today by both of my sons, Elijah and Micah Holland. The boys share what it was like to go through leukemia, relapse, and then bone marrow transplant together. We talk about worries, struggles, and the picture of Christ we find in bone marrow transplant. Additionally I share about the future of Let's Parent on Purpose, including the beginning of the 127 Project to grow the outreach of Let's Parent on Purpose and to take care of orphans. On this day of celebration, I want to say a big Thank You to every listener, supporter, and guest I've spent time with in the last 300 episodes. Parenting is a marathon, not a sprint, and we are all better with intentional investment in our marriage, parenting, and walk with Jesus. Thanks for sticking around for the first 300, I look forward to the next 300!   Elijah and Micah Holland are the sons of Jay and Emily Holland. In 2014 Elijah was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After 3.5 years of treatment and 4 years off of chemo, Elijah relapsed in September of 2021. By God's grace, his brother (and bunkmate) Micah was a Perfect Sibling Match as a bone marrow donor. In the spring of 2022, Micah gave over one liter of his bone marrow to save his brother's life. Today both boys are healthy and thriving as they catch up on school, play in the church band together, and try to avoid emptying the dishwasher and cleaning their room.   Resources Mentioned: LPOP 1 It's a Marathon - https://letsparentonpurpose.com/2016/12/30/lpop-1-its-a-marathon/ Episode 235 Finding a Mission in Chemotherapy with Elijah Holland: https://letsparentonpurpose.com/2016/12/30/lpop-1-its-a-marathon/ Sign up for my Things for Thursday Email: https://tinyurl.com/292kv68y Support Let's Parent on Purpose! https://letsparentonpurpose.com/support/

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO
Life Together Part I

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 37:47


Main Point: New identity leads to new perspectives and behaviors.  Questions: What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged you? Did you learn anything new about God or about yourself? In Ephesians 4:17-24, Paul provides some specific ways for Christians to grow into the “new self.” He addresses truth, anger, and work. Which one of these areas is the most challenging for you? What experiences have you had that might Paul's instructions difficult to live out? Read Ephesians 4:25. What does it mean to “put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor”? How does lack of personal integrity affect the community of faith? What reason does Paul give for speaking truthfully to each other? How does speaking truth bring health to the body of believers? Are there things that you have trouble being honest about? What makes it difficult to speak the truth? Read Ephesians 4:26-27. Anger can be a challenging emotion to handle correctly. What boundary does Paul provide in the way Christians are to express anger? What reason does Paul give for urgency when dealing with anger? What happens when we allow anger to fester? How does this give the devil a foothold? Read Ephesians 4:28. What are subtle ways that we can steal from people? Are these methods of stealing better or worse than directly taking something that doesn't belong to you? In this verse, what motivation does Paul give for working? How does this perspective challenge the typical reasons people have for making money? By God's grace what are some specific things you can do this week to apply what you have learned? How has your understanding of God's love, grace, and salvation changed or deepened?

UFFL:  TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST
UFFL Total Nonsense: Week 7

UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 77:52


The UFFL is a Fantasy Football League comprised of 12 teams. It's members all came from a triple-wide trailer in the heart of Bristol, CT - where as young Sports Television (think 4 letters) Production Assistants, they battled for pride and very little money in the greatest fantasy football dynasty league...EVER.      On the "UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST" you will hear behind the scenes stories and insider info about the league, it's odd owners, and the current fantasy football season. So stay tuned and learn from fantasy football legends (not really) about football (maybe), fantasy sports (possibly), life (doubtfully), and about the UFFL owners themselves (regrettably)!     It's the Ultimate Fantasy Football League...     in podcast entertainment form...     brought to you for F-R-E-E!!     By God, it's nearly worth every penny!#Recorded Wednesday, October 19th, 2022UFFL 2022 - WEEK 7_________________________Week 7 begins with the return of Chris to the show after what seemed like an eternity (to him) away from the show!  John B., The Commish, and Chris bring you all of the latest happenings (except for the McCaffrey trade - that shit was bonkers) in the NFL and the UFFL!*You won't want to miss The Commissioner's Awards for the week - Vanishing Act, the Move of the Week, and our newest award:  The Wasted Bench Points Award!*Stay tuned as we answer questions from former Team Owner and Friend of the Show, Jason Linkes with our newest Feature:  Questions from the Concrete Jungle!*Be sure to stick around for our game by game, position by position, insult by insult recaps from this week, and previews of each of the matchups next week!_____________________WEEK 6 RESULTS_____________________Mutt & Jeff 97 - Cardiff the Giant Killer 84Waiver Wire Heroes 97 - Vicious & Delicious 73West Coast 4 Life 118 - Free Jamal 80Compton's Most Wanted 119 - Gurley's Gone 101Kick-Ass Philanthropists 162 - Rochester Tschmingus 126The Mission 94 - Hall & Oates 51________________________WEEK 7 SCHEDULE________________________Vicious & Delicious – at – Mutt & JeffCardiff the Giant Killer – at – Waiver Wire HeroesFree Jamal – at – Compton's Most WantedWest Coast 4 Life – at – Gurley's GoneKick-Ass Philanthropists – at – The MissionRochester Tschmingus – at – Hall & Oates___________________________ 2022 UFFL STANDINGS___________________________– East Division –1. Waiver Wire Heroes (John B.)  – (4 - 2)  2. Free Jamal (Jeremy)  – (3 - 3)3. Mutt & Jeff (Chris)  – (3 - 3)4. Gurley's Gone (John M. and Ben) – (2 - 4)  ____________– Central Division –1. Kick-Ass Philanthropists (Dave)  – (6 - 0)2. Cardiff Giant The Giant Killer (Matt M.)  – (4 - 2)3. Hall & Oates (Phil and Jim) – (2 - 4)4. Vicious & Delicious (Scott/Commish) – (1 - 4 - 1)  ____________– West Division –1. The  Mission (Matt V., Matt C.) – (4- 2)2. Compton's Most Wanted (Aladdin and JPete) – (3 - 3)3. West Coast 4 Life (Thomas) – (2 - 3 - 1)4. Rochester Tschmingus (Brian) – (1 - 5)_____________

Today Daily Devotional

He [has shown] the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. — Ephesians 2:7 Sometimes we use the words kind and nice interchangeably. For many of us, the word nice simply means that something is pleasant. But in the Bible the Greek word chrestotes, translated as “kindness,” goes deeper. It refers to making ourselves useful or beneficial to ­others, and sometimes that is not pleasant. In Ephesians 2 we read some amazing things about the grace of God. By God's grace we receive the free gift of salvation from our sins. The gift is free, and yet we sometimes forget that it changes us. Grace gets results. Grace is useful, beneficial, kind. Grace is useful because it changes us. It lifts us up. It seats us on a heavenly throne with Christ Jesus—we become minor rulers serving the King of kings! But don't forget that kings have responsibilities. Our royal responsibilities include showing the grace of God to everyone, everywhere. We do that by living out the good works that the King of kings has prepared for us to do. And when we do those good works, we become useful (kind) to the world, which in turn can better understand the grace of God expressed through the kindness of Christ Jesus to us. Lord Jesus, what you did on the cross was so kind. It wasn't pleasant, but nothing has ever been more useful to us. Help us to do the good works we are called to do, and to be kind (useful) to the world as well. Amen.

Commuter Bible
Jeremiah 51-52, Psalms 123-124

Commuter Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 26:04


Jeremiah 51 - 1:12 . Jeremiah 52 - 16:45 . Psalm 123 - 23:36 . Psalm 124 - 24:19 . The final prophecy against a particular nation is a doozy, proclaiming total annihilation and ruin and spanning two long chapters, one of which is the fifth longest chapter in Scripture. Who could this prophecy be against? What nation's actions would merit such a rebuke? If you guessed Babylon, you are right! Though the Lord allowed Babylon to attack His own people and send them into exile, Babylon is still responsible for their own sin and their own actions. By God's design, his people are punished because of their ongoing sin and rebellion, but Babylon is punished more so because of their idolatry and wickedness. This is a long episode so plan accordingly.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Katelyn Rahn, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

Mosaic Boston
Therefore

Mosaic Boston

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 40:28


Audio Transcript: This media has been made available by Mosaic Boston Church. If you'd like to check out more resources, learn about Mosaic Boston, and our neighborhood churches, or donate to this ministry, please visit mosaicboston.com. Father, we thank you for your word. We thank you, Lord, that you have not left us in the darkness of our sin. But you spoke a word to us, and your ultimate word, the final word, is that of your Son, Jesus Christ, the living Word of God. Jesus, we thank you that you came, that you lived a perfect life, that you fulfilled all of the requirements of God's holy law. You love God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind, and you love neighbor as self. So much so that you gave yourself as a substitute in our place, in our stead you went to a cross to bear the penalty for our sin, bear the wrath of God. Your word tells us that the penalty for sin is death. Either our death, eternally speaking, or the death of your Son, Jesus Christ on the cross. So Jesus, I pray if there's anyone who's not yet a Christian today, make yourself alive to them, draw them to yourself, give them the gift of repentance. And Lord, for all of us who are yours, who have been predestined before the foundation of the world to be yours, you've written our name in the Book of Life before anything was even created. Lord, I pray in view of that great mercy, I pray, give us the grace to give our bodies as a living sacrifice holy, committed to you. Makers of people who on a daily basis seek the renewal of the mind, the cleansing, the washing of water with the holy scriptures, so that we may know you, so that we may think your thoughts along with you so that we may think like Christians, and live in a manner worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Lord, we thank you for this blessing and gather as your people. Holy Spirit, we love you, we welcome you. Today, speak to us, minister to us, compel us, move us, appeal to us, to make us a glorious people who reflect your glory and we pray this in Jesus' name. Amen. We're continuing our sermon series through Romans today when Romans 12:1-2. We've spent significant amount of time in Romans, nine through 11 in particular because we believe that Romans nine through 11 sets the context, the foundation for the practical living of life. Growing up, I did not hear many sermons on Romans one through 11. I've heard a lot of sermons on Romans 12 through 15 because Romans 12 through 15 is very easy to preach. It's just I'm telling you what to do. And with Christians, we love those kinds of sermons. "Just tell me what to do. Tell me how to live my life." And St. Paul says, "No, no, no. You do not have the power, the motivation to live the life that God has called you unless you understand His great mercy." So Paul spends 11 chapters elucidating the mercy of God so that we can then be propelled, motivated to live in light of that mercy. First doctrine, then practice. First theology, then ethics. First belief, then behavior. Paul wants us to know what God has done for us before He tells us what we are to do for God. And the title of this sermon today is one word, it's the word therefore. It's here in verse one, and the connection between, it is the hinge between the two sections of Romans one through 11, 12 through 15. It's a post positive in the Greek language, which means it's one of those small words that is never in the front of the sentence, but here in thought it is the primary word connecting the Romans one through 11 with 12. He's saying because of everything that I have explained, because of the fact that we with our debased mind have been rejected by God because we didn't thank Him, but thanks me to God that when we were still at enemies of God, that He's sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die for us. So in light of this great salvation, because of the grace and mercy, God has lavished on you, because of the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ to secure our eternal life because of His sacrifice. In view of all that, this is how we ought to live. So God doesn't just give us truth in doctrine for its own sake. He doesn't want us just to be full of knowledge, and do nothing with it. No, He gives us this truth to produce a response. What should that response be? Well, it's very simple, love and gratitude to God that seeks to express itself out in obedience to Him, and service to His cause. This is what Jesus told His disciples in the upper room before He was betrayed by Judas. He said, "If you love me, you will keep my commandments." It's love for God that motivates us to be faithful to Him. And the reason why I explain all that is because it gives incredible freedom where you understand the proper perspective of our ethics. The Christian life is the daily working out of the righteousness that Jesus gave us. He who knew no sin, Jesus Christ, became sin so that we might become the righteousness of God. By grace through faith, His righteousness is given to us, it's counted to us, imputed to us, and then we are to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. How do we do that? Well, Romans 12, one through two is the first step. Would you look at the text with me? Romans 12:1. "I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." This is the reading of God's holy, inerrant and fallible, authoritative word. May He write these eternal truths upon our hearts. Three points to frame up our time. First, the motivation for transformation. Second, true spiritual worship is self-sacrifice. And third, be not conformed, be transformed. First, the motivation for transformation. Romans 12:1, "I appeal to you therefore, brothers or brethren, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God." Whenever you see in scripture the word therefore you got to ask, "What's it there for?" Because it's always there for a reason and we find this technique, he gives us theology, and then gives us the therefore, and He tells us this is how to live. He uses that same technique in most of his epistles. First, the theological section, and then the ethical section. For example, Ephesians the epistle in Ephesians is one of the most glorious theological treatises of our salvation. Chapter one, chapter two, chapter three, gets the chapter four, and he says, "I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you've been called." He just spent half the book talking about that great calling and he says, "Now, live the in manner worthy of it." Colossians, he does something very similar. Colossians 3:1-4, first two chapters, just doctrine, one of the most glorious doctrines about Christ. He gets to chapter three and he says, "If then you've been raised with Christ." His assumption is you have been raised with Christ. Therefore, "If then you've been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory." So he places the Christian life in a relationship with complete dependence upon the grace of God, and redemption of Jesus Christ. We find the same thought in other places, express in other ways. For example, Philippians 1:27, "Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ so that whether I come and see you or I am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel." He says the whole sum of the Christian life should be lived in response to the fact that God saved me, He's forgiven me my sins. He's given me mercy, He's given me grace. Praise be to God. The apostle Peter does the same thing, exhorts Christians in the same exact way. 1 Peter 1-12, he explains our great salvation. And then verse 13 of chapter one, he continues and says, "Therefore, therefore preparing your minds for action, and being sober minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, you shall be holy, for I am holy." Once again, theology, doctrine, belief first, then practice, ethics, and behavior. One of my favorite Catechisms, the Catechisms are just a way of teaching the doctrines of Christianity to young believers is the Heidelberg Catechism. You can find online in PDF form for free since it was published in 1563. Well, the catechism is divided and set up like this. After two questions of introduction, we see that the next nine sections are entitled The Misery of Man. He just explains the fact that we're all sinners, we're all depraved, we are degenerates, we are dead in our sins and trespasses, we need grace. The next section has 72 questions and it's entitled The Redemption of Man. And here we see teaching of God's salvation, and how He communicates His grace to His people. The last 43 questions, those concerning the Christian life, and how it is to be lived. You know what that section is called? It's just called Thankfulness. This is a God thank you. God thank you for saving me. And, of course, it makes sense that you call me to live righteous life because of your great grace on me. In other words, the Christian life is the grateful, and the loving response of those who have received the salvation of God. Once again, the order is really important. First, the indicative. This is what God has done, then the imperative, this is what we are to do for God. And this is important because especially in a place like Boston, it's a hard place to be a Christian. It's temptation everywhere. Most of the people you know probably aren't believers. Most of the people that we spend time with, their worldview is not shaped by scripture, not shaped by grace, not shaped by mercy. And when your own zeal, your own enthusiasm, excitement for God, when it begins to wane, where do you get the power to remain faithful? And I submit to you, you will never worship God with a zealous, sincere, passionate heart, seeking to obey Him and everything unless you understand just how indebted you are to Him. Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe. And in this, this is really important, Christianity stands alone, utterly unique. And I'm not saying that other religions, and other people don't teach similar things that we teach. We do believe that people should be honest, and kind, and faithful, and humble, et cetera. Lots of non-Christians believe all of this. Lots of ethical instruction in other religions is very similar that of Christian. There's a lot of overlap to that of Christianity, which shouldn't come as a surprise at all. Why? Because God has written His law upon our hearts even as unbelievers. But the Bible places the ethical teaching in a particular context, in particular order. And if you switch that order around, you don't have Christianity, you just have a works-based religion, and that's how most religions work, it's all works-based salvation. Order is crucial to understanding salvation. For example, when you read the Old Testament and you read about the sacrificial rituals in the tabernacle, and the temple, there's an order given, and that order conveys meaning. In Leviticus, it tells us that an animal was to be brought as a sacrifice to take away guilt of sin because when you sin, the penalty for sin is death. It's always been like that. And in the Old Testament, before the sacrificial animal was killed, the person, the worshiper would lay his hands on the animal's head as a sign that there is a transfer of guilt from the person to the animal. And then the animal is slaughtered with blood gushing out, and then the animal is torched, and then the incense goes to heaven. But it's always laying of hands on the animal, and then second is killing of the animal. And this is immensely important, and it does ultimately show, and point to the sacrifice of the Son of God. The punishment for the sacrificial worshiper sins is born by the animal. The animal pays the penalty for the person's sin, it's identified as a substitute by the laying of hands. Now, if the animal were killed before the hands are laid, well, we would have a completely different religion, one in which we appease and placate God by our presence as if we do this thing for God, and then He gives us grace. As if we do this thing to God and He gives us mercy. As if this is how we earn our relationship with God. Well, that's what pagans thought. Pagans thought, "Well, the god's out there, we need to appease them somehow, and we're going to give them a sacrifice." They had no understanding of the substitutionary part that the animal is dying on behalf of my sin. God dying in our place, bearing the punishment for our sins, that's the heart of the gospel. Same two acts, only different order, and it changes everything. Take another example about the importance of order. If a man sleeps with a woman and then later marries her, well, according to the Bible, that's the order of death. If however, the man marries the woman and then sleeps with her, that's the order of life. And the world will look at that and say, "What makes the difference? There's no difference." Well, it makes all the difference in the world from God's perspective. The order in which things are done makes a huge difference. Sex outside of the place God made it, becomes an act of rebellion. And as we've seen in life outside's proper place, sex corrupts, and destroys rather than joining two hearts and two lives. But placed in proper order after marriage, sex becomes life-giving and love-completing, the act that God made it to be. The order's important. If you preach Romans 12 through 15 apart from Romans one through 11, you get a workspace salvation. You can't cut the Christian off from the source, and the source is Jesus Christ, the source is grace. So Christian, do you keep the commandments? Do you obey God? Do you seek to obey God, and please Him in order to be saved, or because you're saved? And it makes all the difference in the world. It makes a difference in any relationship. Is it a grace-based relationship or is it works-based relationship? You can parent with a works-based understanding like an iron fist. "Child, if you don't obey me, there are consequences." Or you'll appeal to the child and you say, "Because I love you, because I have loved you all of your life, because I fund your whole operation, your lodging, and I pay for you to live in Boston, Massachusetts, and I feed you, and I love you, I love you so go clean your room. Not because I'm going to stop loving you. No, no, no, I love you and I want my love to motivate you to do the things that are best for you." That's what God wants for us. God's grace always comes first. Christ's sacrifice always comes first. The Holy Spirit's renewing ministry comes first. And only then can men and women, boys and girls live a truly good life, the life that God calls us to live. Empowered by what? By God's love. He first loved us, that's the one reason, one reason only that we serve Him. Our power to live a truly good life, our motive to do so no matter the sacrifice required, and our pleasure in doing it where you serve God not begrudgingly, but because you want to. Where do you get that? You get that from the gospels. Theology first, salvation first, then the Christian life, then obedience, then purity, then love, and then service. Why is this true? Because if you have truly understood the gospel that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins, what does that mean? Well, just imagine yourself in Golgotha, Calvary, Jesus Christ that's just been carrying His cross in the Via Dolorosa He's going all the way to Golgotha, and then He's scourged, He's bleeding, He's got the crown of thorns, they put Him down on the cross, and they start nailing His hands and His feet to the cross, excruciating pain. And at that moment, He is the Lamb of God sent to take away the sin of the world. And at that moment, you approach the cross of Christ, and you put your hands on His head. And what happens? Like by faith, your guilt is transferred to Him. He is dying in our place. If it wasn't for Him, you would be dead for all of eternity separated from God in a place called hell. When you understand that Jesus did that for you, He's dying instead of me, substitutionary atonement, well, that changes you. It can't not change you. Once you know what God has done, what Christ suffered for you, what the Holy Spirit has done in you, love, gratitude and honor compel you to live in a way that pleases God. And what's that way? Well, God says this is how you live in a manner worthy of Him. This is how you live in a manner worthy of the gospel. Present your bodies as a living sacrifice. So this is point two, true spiritual worship is self-sacrifice. Look at verse one. "I appeal to you, therefore, brothers." Now, this is the apostle Paul. He could have as an apostle said, "I'm an apostle. Just do what I said." That's not what He does because he understands that begrudging obedience does not honor God. Now he says, "I appeal to you. I appeal to your heart." By what does he appeal to them? By the mercies of God, he's been explaining the mercies of God for 11 chapters. By these great mercies, I appeal to you, present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. The operating verb here is present your bodies, present your bodies as a sacrifice, as if you're putting your body on the altar before God and say, "God, my body is yours. All of me is yours." Paul has used the same language in Romans 6:12-14. He says, "Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for unrighteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace." So in chapter six, Paul in general says, "Do not present your body to sin, present your body to Christ. Live like the children of God should live. And here Paul begins to explain in chapter 12 what that looks like. What does it mean to present your body to Christ? He gives us the thought here. And then he explains it later. But what he's saying is same thing Christ taught. Jesus Christ on the Sermon of the Mount, He said, "Look, I haven't come to abolish the law I've come to fulfill it." And then he gives us the ethics, the law of Christ, if you will. Paul uses the same phrase to talk about the Christian life in Galatians 6:2, "Bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ." Or 1 Corinthians 9:21, "To those outside the law, I became as one outside the law, not being outside the law of God, but under the law of Christ that I might win those outside the law." Present your body as he's saying, He's saying not just. Not only your bodies, he's saying your whole self. Present all of yourself to God as a living sacrifice. We will never be completely worthy of God, of course, but we are to strive to live in a manner worthy of God. Present your body as a living sacrifice. What does that mean? Well, it doesn't hit us, that language doesn't hit us as it did the original audience 2000 years ago. They understood what it meant to sacrifice, sacrifice an animal. 1st century people were familiar with the offering of sacrifices, perhaps we're not. And they stood by their altar. They watched their animal that they identified as their own. It was slain in the ritual manner, blood gushing out, the whole animal burned on the altar. And he's saying that striking imagery should somehow characterize our walk with the Lord sacrifice. And it's noteworthy. Paul uses the word body here. He doesn't just use sarx, which is flesh uses soma, which is the physical body. Other places, 1 Corinthians 6, he says that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. We are to take care of our bodies in order to live righteously in the physical world. This is important because some Christians find it very easy to love God with their mind, or love God with their heart, and bifurcate living and loving God in the physical body. And this, of course, this teaching flies in the face of what Paul is saying here. No, it's not gnostic, dualistic schemes. No. God wants you to worship Him with your soul, and with your body. It's an embodied spirituality. What we do with our bodies matters. 1 Corinthians 6:20, "For you were bought with a price, so glorify God in your body." Other places he says, "Whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do it to the glory of God. As a living sacrifice he says. It's true that animals sacrifices were living when they were brought to the temple, but then they died. They were offered as a dead sacrifice. Now, Paul says, you are to be a living sacrifice. Your whole life, all of your life energy is to be lived out for God. This motivation is very different than what perhaps they teach in the Russian Orthodox Church or the Greek Orthodox Church or the Catholic Church. The motivation to live righteously is not just fear of punishment, and it's not just the reward that we get in heaven. And I agree with both of those. I believe in Hebrews 12, Hebrews 12 says that, "God, the good Father does discipline His loving children when they go wayward." He chastises us. So that should be a category that I don't want to disobey God because He will chastise me. And on the other hand, I want to be motivated by the rewards in heaven. I want as many rewards in heaven as possible. That's literally why I became a pastor and a church planter. I want the biggest mansion in heaven. I believe every single time I preach a sermon here, my spiritual Venmo is going cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching. I am just racking up spiritual points. But even that can't be the ultimate motivation for why we obey God. Why? Because both of those if they're put in the primary part of our heart that motivates us, they become self-centered. Because I don't want punishment, I want to protect self, that's why I obey God. If that's the primary motivation, then you don't understand grace. And the same thing with rewards. If that's the primary motivation, then you're trying to earn something from God. No, he says the ultimate motivation has to be thanksgiving, that we are so thankful to God because Christ has sacrificed Him. I am going to be a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to God. Friend, do you live for God? Do you live for God? If I looked at your calendar this week, if I looked at the way you spend your time, this the way you spend your best energy, the way you spend your finances, what you think about when you don't have to think about anything, about your affection, could a case be made that you live for God, that you love God? What can I do in my life today that shows I'm presenting myself as a sacrifice that is living for God? The Christian cannot live primarily for self. The Christian is defined by the fact that he or she lives for God, and that's what it means to be holy, a holy sacrifice, holy set apart for God. And he says that this is your spiritual worship. And it sums up the whole point of the verse that our lives are to be worshiped and serviced to God at all times in every way. The phrase spiritual worship, and if you are in the ESV there's a footnote, and at the bottom it says rational service. So is it spiritual worship or is it rational service? Well, what's fascinating is it could be both. And it is both because the word for spiritual here is [foreign language 00:26:08] in the Greek, logical, reasonable, rational. And the word for worship is the same word as for service. So spiritual worship is reasonable service. What do I mean? It's really important to understand that to be a Christian does not mean you turn your mind off because that's what a lot of people think that intellectuals are not Christians. And if you're a Christian, then you're not an intellectual. Or you have to turn off your brain in order to believe, but that's not how scripture talks about true faith. No, no, no. We don't need to turn our brains off. We need our minds renewed. And then when our minds are renewed, we begin to understand the world from God's perspective. We begin to understand that everything in God's Word is incredibly reasonable. And only things in God's Word make sense of God's world. So what are we calling you to? We're calling you to a reasonable life of service to God. The first step to becoming a Christian is to repent. If you're not a believer, you're not sure what it means to be a Christian, the first step to becoming Christians to repent. What is repentance? It's a change of mind. A change of mind about what? About the most important truths in the universe. Repentance is an acknowledgement that you have not been living a reasonable life. It's not reasonable to believe that everything came from nothing. It's not reasonable to believe that God doesn't care how you live. It's not reasonable to believe that God will not judge you for your sins. It's not reasonable to believe that the Bible is not God's Word in particular when you've never read it. And I met so many people that say, "No, no, no, I'm not a Christian. I don't need God's Word and I don't need the Bible." My question is, "Have you ever read it? Have you ever read it? You're very educated, you're very intellectual, you're very smart. Have you ever read the most influential book in the history of the universe, the book that has impacted humanity for the good and for the positive more than any other book?" Christianity is the most reasonable faith because it makes the most sense of reality. It makes the most sense of us. If you're honest, you know how wicked you are inside, you know how much of a sinner you are. We live in a world of sinners all around us, and we live in a world of brokenness, and pain, and injustice, and suffering. And the only thing that really makes sense of the whole world around us is the fact that God created everything. We rebelled against Him, bringing in evil, and sin into the world, and we need a salvation that comes from outside of us, and that's Jesus Christ, the incarnation. He breaks in and He lives that perfect life, goes to the cross for my sin. And in light of the fact that the Son of God died in my place for my sins. What's the most reasonable and spiritual thing I could do? Is to present my body today as a living sacrifice to God. And He continues the thought. This is point three. Do not be conformed but be transformed. Verse two, do not be conformed to what? "To this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern, what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." So offering ourselves as a living sacrifice stands in direct opposition to being conformed to the pattern of this world, to follow the human race into sin darkens our minds. And that darkening of the mind, it happens to everybody, and it takes God breaking in to transform us from that corruption. The pattern of the world he says is this age is an evil age, so we need a renewing of the mind, and this is a synonym for regeneration. The tense of the word of the verb renew your mind indicates that the renewal has to happen continually. It's a process of learning to think about the world from the perspective of God revealed in His word, seeing the world through the eyes of God. Do you look at the world through the eyes of holy scripture? It's like the lenses that you put on, and you see everything through it. And the scripture talks about the fact that Jesus is the Word of God and that scripture is the Word of God. And in Ephesians 5, it tells us, "Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church, and gave Himself up for her." And later on it says, "With the washing of water with the word, He cleanses His bride." So this is why we love scripture at Mosaic, this is why our sermons are chock-full of scripture. This is why in community groups we focus on holy scripture because we need Jesus, and His blood to cleanse us from our guilt, but then we also need God's Word to cleanse us from the gunk of the world. And I'll give you an illustration, and you've been waiting for this I know, the illustration about my Suburban. So I recently purchased a Suburban family vehicle. My wife and I, we have four daughters, and as they're growing, we want them. We love family trips. So I bought a Suburban, but I bought a Suburban like immigrants do. My family are immigrants from the former Soviet Union. And for the longest time, I just wondered, "Why do immigrants, why do they all drive awesome vehicles?" Well, I'll tell you why. They buy their vehicles salvaged in an auction. Do you know how this works? So my friend sent me a link, he's like, "You like this Suburban?" I was like, "Yeah, it's great." All I saw was one picture, it looked nice, tremendous. And then he's like, "All right, you got a bid on it." And I was like, "What's wrong with it?" He said, "We'll find out when you win the bid." So you have no idea. And then I'm like, "You know what? I live by faith, not by sight. Let's do it. Let's do a Lord Jesus, please help me." I got the Suburban, I take it to the mechanic, and he looks at it and he's like, "This thing's been flooded." Oh no. I was like, "Where did it get flooded?" He said, "In New Jersey." And for some reason that just made it worse. I don't know. And so he was fixing it up, He fixed the seats. He had taken out the seats because the computer in the seats broken, and he fixed that bunch of stuff and he's like, "The vehicle's ready, come pick it up." So I go and pick it up, I drive it back home, and something's wrong with the transmission, and then I turn on the AC and it's kind of not working and kind of working. And then I turn on the music and one of the speakers goes off. So I go home, I take it a mechanic here when stuff is really just started ... Oh, I got the key and I bring it home. My wife's like, "Oh, tremendous. I got a wonderful key chain for you." I was like, "Oh, wonderful." She gives me the key with the key chain and it's a lemon. Like, "No, no, what did you do? You just jinxed the whole vehicle." She's like, "But we're not superstitious." I was like, "I'm a little stitious." No, no, no, no. So I got this lemon of a vehicle, a lemon on my key chain. So I take it to the mechanic, the mechanic's working on it and then he's like, "I think I fixed it, and I got it and the stuff's still break, the stuff's still break." And I finally take it, I was like, "Dude, keep it for as long as you need, just fix everything please." And then he calls me back, he's like, "You got to come." He dug deep into the engine, takes out the computer. The computer is what decides everything. This is like if the computer's not working, nothing's working. He takes out the computer and it's all covered in gunk, just New Jersey whatever, I don't know, just covered in gunk. He's like, "Do you see this is your vehicle? The computer doesn't work, obviously nothing else is going to work, you need a renewing of the computer mind." Yeah, he didn't say that, I said that. So he cleans out the whole thing. He's got before and after pictures and he gives me the vehicle. He's like, "I hope I won't see you for 48 hours. And praise be to God, I haven't been back since because my Suburban through the renewing of the computer, it was transformed. And he's like, "That's what we need to do.: I'm telling you, live in Boston and you don't even notice how the computer of your mind just get gunked up. And then after a while, Christianity doesn't seem as plausible. Your faith doesn't seem as strong. Your desire to follow the Lord wanes. And after a while you realize, "Ah, I have conformed to the world, the world that does not submit to the Lord." So he says, "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind" and part of that is the washing of water with the word. So dear Saint, Are you committed to holy scripture, to love scripture, read scripture, meditate on scripture? Yes, there is an intellectual part of Christianity. The intellectual part must lead to the devotional part, but the devotional part doesn't exist apart from the intellectual part. He says, "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Learn to think as a Christian, learn to think God's thoughts after Him. Practically, how are we to do this? He says, "Do not be conformed, but be transformed." It's an imperative, but it's a passive imperative. It's just like an Ephesians where Paul says, "Be filled with the Holy Spirit," and you say, "How do I do that?" You can't do it yourself, it's passive, it has to be done to you. But there is a part that you have to do, there's an imperative. And what our part is, you have to place yourself in a position where the streams of God's grace can bless you. You place yourself in a position where you study God's Word, and as you study God's Word and you meditate upon God's Word, there is a transformation that happens by the renewal of your mind. In 2 Corinthians 3:18, Paul says, "We all with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit." So we study God's Word in order to meet with the Word of God, and that's Jesus Christ. And as we do, we behold His glory and His glory is what transforms us. We must teach ourselves to think like Christians. Parents, we must teach our children to think like Christians. We can't outsource the spiritual formation of your child or the intellectual formation of your child to the school system, or to the government. We have to do this at home to teach our children to view the world as God tells us to view it. And here I also want to mention the following. We need to be careful to define worldliness biblically. Do not be conformed to this world. A lot of fundamentalists coming in right here into this verse, and they tell us exactly where you shouldn't be conforming to the world. And most of the time it's always outward, like confirmation of the world it has to do with alcohol, or smoking, or dancing, et cetera, et cetera. No, that's not what he's talking about at all. What he's talking about is the world, the evil age. They don't want to submit to God or even if they think of God, they think that it's works that saves us, or that good people go to heaven, and bad people go to hell. And we add man-made rules to keep us from sin and religious ceremony, external righteousness, et cetera, et cetera. Paul says, "Hold on, you don't get to define what worlds is, only God does. And anything outside of God's Word is just man-made." So we need to be careful there. So he exhorts us to renew our minds by learning God's will as it is revealed in God's Word. In conclusion, if you are not a Christian today, if you have not received the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, I wonder what you're counting on. I wonder what you're hoping and what you're trusting in that when you die, and you will stand before the throne of God, and God will say, "Why should I let you in?" I wonder what your answer is. I wonder what your fallback plan is." Well, I was a good person, or I did a few good things. I went to church every once in a while." If your answer begins with I, then that's works-based salvation, and that's not going to save you. No, the only answer that we can give is Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins as a substitute for my sins. So if you're not a Christian today, we appeal to you, we appeal to do the most reasonable, rational things to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as savior. And if you do today, and you'd like to talk about the next steps in your walk with the Lord, I'll be up here right after the service, and I'd love to chat with you. For the Christian, are there areas of your life that you have been reluctant to put on the altar before God? And saying, "God, I know you're calling me to sacrifice this part of my life for you, and I just can't do it. I just can't do it." Today, I pray that you accept the grace of God and do it, sacrifice completely all of your life to the Lord. Where do you get the motivation to do that? From God's grace. There are many reasons to do the right thing, but nothing in human life can begin to compel a man or a woman to do the right thing from the heart. Religion can force you to do the right thing outwardly, but it's only the gospel that can transform your mind, and your heart, and the affections of your heart so that your actions are actually motivated by the great love of God. Where do you get the power to resist the most powerful of temptations? Where do you get the power to sacrifice time and the energy to live as you know the Lord would have you live? Where do you get the energy to love people selflessly from the heart? Where do you get the power to be humble before others to forgive and ask for forgiveness? Where do you get the power to set your mind on the things that are above, not on things that are on earth? Well, you get it from God's love, and all of that is given to us in one word therefore. God has loved you. He's poured out His mercy on you. He's you grace. Therefore, I appeal to you, brethren, by the mercies of God to present your bodies as a living sacrifice to Him. Amen. Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we thank you for this word, and we thank you for our time in it. We pray, Holy Spirit, that you take this word and you apply it to our hearts, that you transform, renew our minds, and that you transform us to be a glorious people, men and women reflecting the glory of our God. We pray all this in Jesus' name. Amen.

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO
Changing a Destructive Lifestyle

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 32:15


Main Point: We grow as we put of our old identity and live into our new identity in Christ.  Questions: What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged you? Did you learn anything new about God or about yourself? How has your life changed since you trusted in Christ? Were there any habits or patterns of life you had to give up? What things did you start doing as a result of following Christ? Are there any areas you are working on currently? Read Ephesians 4:17-19. What command does Paul give in verse 17? What does it look like to live in the futility of non-Christian thinking? How does Paul describe the mindset and lifestyle of those who do not know Jesus yet? Do any of these words stick out to you? Rewrite verses 18-19 to communicate the truth of Paul's description in your own words. Read Ephesians 4:20-24. How does Paul describe coming to know Christ in these verses? What do we learn about this process from the different analogies he uses? What does is mean to put off the old self? How do we do that? What does it mean to put on the new self? How do we do that? What is the end goal of the process of putting of the old self and putting on the new self? By God's grace what is one thing you can do to apply what you have learned this week? How has your understanding of God's love, grace, and salvation changed or deepened?

Slightly Foxed
43: Dinner with Joseph Johnson

Slightly Foxed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 59:37 Very Popular


Bookseller, publisher, Dissenter and dinner-party host, Joseph Johnson was a great enabler in the late 18th-century literary landscape . . . Daisy Hay is the author of Dinner with Joseph Johnson: Books and Friendship in a Revolutionary Age and Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Exeter, and Kathryn Sutherland is the author of Why Modern Manuscript Matters and Senior Research Fellow in English at the University of Oxford. Together they join the Slightly Foxed editors to discuss Joseph Johnson's life and work at St Paul's Churchyard, the heart of England's book trade since medieval times.   We listen to the conversation around Johnson's dining-table as Coleridge and Wordsworth, Joseph Priestley and Benjamin Franklin, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Blake debate the great issues of the day. And we watch as Johnson embarks on a career that will become the foundation stone of modern publishing. We hear how he takes on Olaudah Equiano's memoir of enslavement and champions Anna Barbauld's books for children, how he argues with William Cowper over copyright and how he falls foul of bookshop spies and is sent to prison. From Johnson's St Paul's we then travel to Mayfair, where John Murray II is hosting literary salons with Lord Byron and Sir Walter Scott, and taking a chance on Jane Austen. To complete our tour, we glimpse the anatomy experiments in the basement of Benjamin Franklin's house by the Strand. Our round-up of book recommendations includes Konstantin Paustovsky's The Story of a Life which begins in Ukraine, Winifred Holtby's conversations with Wollstonecraft and Woolf, a fresh look at Jane Austen's Emma and an evocation of the Aldeburgh coast as we visit Ronald Blythe for tea. Books Mentioned We may be able to get hold of second-hand copies of the out-of-print titles listed below. Please get in touch with Jess in the Slightly Foxed office for more information. Colin Clark, The Prince, the Showgirl and Me, Slightly Foxed Edition No. 61 (1:23) Edward Ardizzone, The Young Ardizzone, Plain Foxed Edition (2:01) Daisy Hay, Dinner with Joseph Johnson: Books and Friendship in a Revolutionary Age (2:52) Kathryn Sutherland, Why Modern Manuscripts Matter William Cowper, The Task (15:46) William Godwin, Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is out of print (24:09) John Knowles, The Life and Writing of Henry Fuseli is out of print (24:12) Mary Scott, The Female Advocate; a poem occasioned by reading Mr. Duncombe's Feminead is out of print (27:36) Slightly Foxed Cubs series of children's books (31:52) Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (35:53) Maria Rundell, Mrs Rundell's Domestic Cookery is out of print (46:01) Konstantin Paustovsky, The Story of a Life, translated by Douglas Smith (50:52) Joanna Quinn, The Whalebone Theatre (52:40) Jane Austen, Emma (53:16) Winifred Holtby, Women and a Changing Civilisation is out of print (54:07) Winifred Holtby, Virginia Woolf: A Critical Memoir is out of print (54:44) Winifred Holtby, South Riding (55:46) Ronald Blythe, The Time by the Sea (56:46) Related Slightly Foxed Articles Letters from the Heart, Daisy Hay on Mary Wollstonecraft, Letters Written in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, Issue 51 Just Getting on with It, A. F. Harrold on William Cowper, Selected Poems, Issue 23 The Abyss Beyond the Orchard, Alexandra Harris on William Cowper, The Centenary Letters, Issue 53 ‘By God, I'm going to spin', Paul Routledge on the novels of Winifred Holtby, Issue 32 Other Links Henry Fuseli's The Nightmare (11:42) Dr Johnson's House, City of London (49:52) Benjamin Franklin House, Charing Cross, London (49:56) Opening music: Preludio from Violin Partita No.3 in E Major by Bach The Slightly Foxed Podcast is hosted by Philippa Lamb and produced by Podcastable

Loving the Christ-life!
Out of Law into Grace, Part 2

Loving the Christ-life!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 28:52


Grace Is For EveryoneBy Tammy Lacock In this week's podcast, Warren Litzman continues with Part 2 of moving Out of Law Into Grace by diving into the Apostle Paul's epistles. Paul is the Apostle of grace because he has been the only one raised up by Christ, Himself, to deliver to us a final gospel, the gospel of grace. Throughout his letters, he repeats the fact that by Christ's death, burial, and resurrection, by Christ's work on the cross, we are no longer bound by any laws. We are no longer bound by sin and death. The law has been nullified to the born-again. It is dead to God's children because we are ruled by God's Spirit within; we live by Him in us, not the law (Romans 8). By God's Grace, we are now offered a new covenant. By just believing, as Warren puts it, God dumps on us a bucket full of grace! Our salvation will never be by our works. Our salvation is only by Christ's work on the cross. When he was crucified, our old selves and the law attached, were crucified, too (Romans 6:3-7; 7:4; Galatians 2:20). When He arose from the dead, we arose, too, to a new life in Him. This is grace. It's a gift. We need only to accept it. Warren emphasizes two verses as foundational pillars that help us understand God's plan and His amazing grace. “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” (Ephesians 1:4 KJV) “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.” (1 Peter 1: 19-20 KJV) We see clearly in both of the above verses God's amazing grace because His plan for us came before we were born, before we could even do anything to claim our salvation. Before the world was created, God had a plan that involved Christ's death, by which we were chosen to be in Him and to be the vessel for His new life in us. Our new life in Him comes with no strings, no laws, attached. Nothing we do can be added to our eternal life, our salvation in Him. The gift of His eternal Spirit-life has been given, and He will never leave us nor forsake us. Nothing can be added to Him, and He can't be taken away by anything we do or don't do! We're locked in for eternity! Then why is it so hard for believers to step out of the law and come to the fullness of God's grace? Just as it was for Paul, the law is deeply rooted in us. We go to churches that preach the law. We're around friends who live by the law. Almost every book has a law attached to it. Law is everywhere. One of the hardest laws for Christians to break out of is the deep-rooted mentality that God will not bless us if we aren't doing something good, that blessings require works. When in fact, by His grace, He has bestowed upon us the greatest blessing of all, Christ now living in every believer. Christ is grace, and grace is Christ. The Apostle Paul said he doesn't care whether he lives or dies because his life is now Christ's. By God's grace, Christ lived in him and that's all that mattered. “For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.” (Romans 14:8 KJV) Warren explains further that we will never completely live out our birthright if we are still entangled in law. So what's our birthright? Our birthright is who God created us to be. We see in Ephesians 1:4 that before the foundation of the world, we were created to be in Christ. As believers, Christ is joined to us. We live now by His faithfulness and righteousness, not by our own. This is that bucket full of grace, poured out on everyone who believes. It's time now for us to move out of law, sin, and death and into God's grace so we can finally live who God created us to be! In next week's podcast, Warren begins to explain the steps involved in making this transition, once and for all. “And he said...

UFFL:  TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST
UFFL Total Nonsense: Week 6

UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 67:40


The UFFL is a Fantasy Football League comprised of 12 teams. It's members all came from a triple-wide trailer in the heart of Bristol, CT - where as young Sports Television (think 4 letters) Production Assistants, they battled for pride and very little money in the greatest fantasy football dynasty league...EVER.      On the "UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST" you will hear behind the scenes stories and insider info about the league, it's odd owners, and the current fantasy football season. So stay tuned and learn from fantasy football legends (not really) about football (maybe), fantasy sports (possibly), life (doubtfully), and about the UFFL owners themselves (regrettably)!     It's the Ultimate Fantasy Football League...     in podcast entertainment form...     brought to you for F-R-E-E!!     By God, it's nearly worth every penny!#Recorded Tuesday, October 11th, 2022UFFL 2022 - WEEK 6_________________________On this week's show…Chris is missing in action and John and Scott take over. We discuss week 5, give out our awards both for the week and for the first 5 weeks of the season, and preview week 6 with help from our special guest who literally crashes the show…and Scott tells you what he thinks of the 4-1 New York Football Giants!:*You won't want to miss The Commissioner's Awards for the week - Vanishing Act, the Move of the Week, the House of the Dragon Betrayal, and the Energy Boost of the week!*Stay tuned for the TentPole Awards for the UFFL:  the MVP, Biggest Disappointment, Biggest Surprise, and the Best Rookie!*Be sure to stick around for our game by game, position by position, insult by insult recaps from this week, and previews of each of the matchups next week!_____________________WEEK 5 RESULTS_____________________Free Jamal 132 - Mutt & Jeff 81Waiver Wire Heroes 161 - Gurley's Gone 82Hall & Oates 99 - Vicious & Delicious 62Kick-Ass Philanthropists 178 - Cardiff the Giant Killer 113Rochester Tschmingus 160 - The Mission 70Compton's Most Wanted 164 - West Coast 4 Life 151________________________WEEK 6 SCHEDULE________________________Mutt & Jeff– at – Cardiff the Giant KillerWaiver Wire Heroes – at – Vicious & DeliciousFree Jamal – at – West Coast 4 LifeCompton's Most Wanted– at – Gurley's GoneRochester Tschmingus – at – Kick-Ass PhilanthropistsHall & Oates – at – The Mission ___________________________ 2022 UFFL STANDINGS___________________________– East Division –1. Waiver Wire Heroes (John B.)  – (3 - 2)  2. Free Jamal (Jeremy)  – (3 - 2)3. Mutt & Jeff (Chris)  – (2- 3)4. Gurley's Gone (John M. and Ben) – (2 - 3)  ____________– Central Division –1. Kick-Ass Philanthropists (Dave)  – (5 - 0)2. Cardiff Giant The Giant Killer (Matt M.)  – (4 - 1)3. Hall & Oates (Phil and Jim) – (2 - 3) 4. Vicious & Delicious (Scott/Commish) – (1 - 3 - 1)  ____________– West Division –1. The  Mission (Matt V., Matt C.) – (3- 2)2. Compton's Most Wanted (Aladdin and JPete) – (2 - 3)3. West Coast 4 Life (Thomas) – (1 - 3 - 1)4. Rochester Tschmingus (Brian) – (1 - 4)_____________

TIARAS TEARS AND TRIUMPHS with SANDY J Podcast - Helping Victims and Survivors of Abusive Relationships Heal and Grow
Ep 117 - You are a history maker - Childhood trauma does not have to repeat itself

TIARAS TEARS AND TRIUMPHS with SANDY J Podcast - Helping Victims and Survivors of Abusive Relationships Heal and Grow

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 64:38


EPISODE NOTES FOR THE  ARE YOU OUT OF CONTROL - GET BACK IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT EPISODE With Host: Sandy Johnston This podcast needs support to grow and reach more victims and survivors of abusive relationships. Become a Patron of the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs Podcast here Or contact us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: podcast support If you would like to receive updates join the mailing list here   Are you looking for a safe supportive social media online community? Your net worth is equal to your network, so start rebuilding your social and professional network today. Why not join women from all around the world from all walks of life in the  Rise Up with Tiaras Tears and Triumphs Facebook Group PLUS CHECK OUT THE LIFE SUPPORT RESOURCE LIST TO SUPPORT YOU WITH CHALLENGES YOU MAY BE GOING THROUGH BELOW AND LINKS TO SO MUCH MORE Are you a new listener?  Have you recently found this podcast and would like to know if this podcast is for you? We would love to hear from you. How can we help and support you? What are the challenges that you are struggling with most? What are your dreams, hopes, and desires? The more we understand your unanswered questions, the more we know what changes you need help making in your life, then the better we will be able to help and support you.  Email us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: Podcast listener Stick with the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs podcast so we can help you get started with designing a life you love. Let's explore how you can go from surviving to thriving on the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs podcast. As many as one in four, or one in three women, depending on where you live has experienced some form of relationship abuse. I was one of them. They say we teach what we need to learn.  And breakthroughs to recover, renew and rebuild on the other side of an abusive relationship is what I needed to learn and I know other women just like me need to learn too.  I am now a Money Minded Coach and a Transformational Life Coach, Pranic Healer and Angel Intuitive. I hope you can draw support and inspiration from all of the resources on offer. Here is to a better brighter future. Stay well and stay safe. If you are a victim or survivor of an abusive relationship you may need support to help you with your challenges. Get your crisis support list for Australia here For those outside Australia google domestic abuse free online counseling support services.    Let us help you find your Zen again, we have a free guided meditation for love and abundance for anyone who signs up to our mailing list, which also keeps you up to date with all of our latest, greatest offers. Get your free guided meditation here   If you are a victim or survivor of an abusive relationship and you need financial support to help you transition out of an abusive relationship in Australia explore the link below. Seek financial support in Australia to leave an abusive relationship, a $5,000 grant    If you would like to close the door on fearfulness and open the doors to making your dreams come true visit our website The Key To Be Free   Ready to invest in your success, ready to stop thinking about what you don't want, and get clear on your dreams and desires? Book a call with Sandy   Need help making money stretch? Have you gone through financial abuse? Why not get your free copy of the Money Mindset & Freedom Journal today to help you take back control of your finances? FREE Freedom Planner   Have you forgotten your value? Have you lost your confidence? Did you know that low self-worth is the greatest block to abundance?  Why not join the next online women's healing and empowerment workshop to Unlock the Treasures Within? Email us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: Workshop enquiry   If you like inspiring stories you may like to read By God's Grace I Go and other real-life stories of women of faith. You can do this by getting a copy of When Grace Found Me Volume Three in Australia here in USA here in United Kingdom here    Subscribe Enjoy Share CAUTION If you feel unsafe at any time please STOP LISTENING. You can come back anytime you are in a safe place to listen to the rest of the Podcast. YOUR SAFETY is the most important thing to consider, closely followed by your sanity. As impossible as it may seem, everything else is figure-out-able, especially when you get the right keys to open the right doors and close the doors of fearfulness behind you.   If you are in immediate DANGER call the Police.   NOTE OF ENCOURAGEMENT If you are struggling with your mental health please reach out for support with some form of counseling, therapy, or coaching.  If you don't know where to start to find a counselor, a good place to start is to talk to your Doctor. There are also online counseling supports now available. If the Support Person is not a good fit for you, try another and another, until you have one that is the right fit for you. And don't forget, we help women to recover, renew and rebuild, and help them to meet their challenges head-on, to move towards a life they love, so feel free to book in the key to be clarity call.   BEFORE YOU GO…. If you listen to the Podcast and you like it, please SUBSCRIBE, you will automatically be updated with new episodes as soon as they are available. If you like the episode, please leave a REVIEW for other people to know that this has value. If you know of anyone you think this Podcast might help, please SHARE it with others.   Until next time, stay well and stay safe. Sending you love, light, peace, and joy, Sandy J     If you would like to contact today's guest Anum Hayat Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anum.nasir03/ Anum Hayat Discovery Call: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fcalendly.com%2Fgrggroup%2F45min%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0yVgHwkKTl8gRsZZrwcBhLHnicmCK0alxibIka3NWpDzuPLeRKU8Obf1c&h=AT10SHIh_GUrci_T-8zIZDCxPn_IK2_7HzTSw_9088-xA2mhuZQqvDjMfPmgwygTEhp1l2ayTknxCeKyw6JzI0guf-BiFal7L6x7y9HJzY50jfnFRGeIAG6CENFT3aBfXiXQBQ Anum Hayat Website: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grgltd.com%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2VSktljOXr7pioBzSqfC4aokyVqtHSqEnX0sGQDE-vubpsgBD5cLoy_yU&h=AT10SHIh_GUrci_T-8zIZDCxPn_IK2_7HzTSw_9088-xA2mhuZQqvDjMfPmgwygTEhp1l2ayTknxCeKyw6JzI0guf-BiFal7L6x7y9HJzY50jfnFRGeIAG6CENFT3aBfXiXQBQ

Women World Leaders' Podcast
341. Walking in the Word, The Seventy-Two Return

Women World Leaders' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 19:49


The 72 disciples returned from their mission with amazing stories. Jesus celebrated with them, saying, “I saw Satan fall like lightning.” As ambassadors for Jesus, He gives us His power to defeat evil in this world. Let's take a stand together! (Luke 10:17-24) ***** Thanks for joining us today for Walking in the Word, the biblical teaching arm of the Women World Leaders' podcast. My name is Julie Jenkins, and I am the host for this, our Wednesday edition of the podcast. If you are new to Women World Leaders – we offer three different podcast episodes on this one feed each week. On Mondays, founder Kimberly Hobbs host Empowering Lives with Porupose – a 30-minute interview with a different woman of faith who shares her God story in the hopes of empowering you to walk in your God-given purpose. On Fridays, we have a team of leaders who present Celebrating God's Grace – a joyful and instructive podcast about God's grace in our world today. And, of course, you've happened on Walking in the Word, where we take a few minutes each Wednesday to open and study scripture together. There is SO much going on at Women World Leaders! If you have been around the ministry for any length of time, you are likely aware that God continues to bring us writers who are eager to share their God stories. We are continually building and coaching teams to work together to write books filled with individual one-on-one encounters with and teachings from God. We are SO excited to announce that we have TWO new books soon to be PUBLISHED! So keep an eye out on social media and through our newsletter to find out how you can purchase these soon-to-be-released books! Also, we ask you to pray with us! By God's grace, each of our previously-released books has hit best-seller status within days of their release, and we are praying for the same for each of these books — because the more books that sell, the more God's glory will be revealed to our world! To receive the newsletter in your email to ensure you don't miss out on anything God is doing in and through this ministry, please visit our website at www.womenworldleaders.com Let's get to the teaching, shall we? As we dive into our walk through the Word, we continue learning from the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John verse by verse, asking God to show us what He wants us to learn from each step. Today our study comes from Luke 10:17-25. Before we begin, let's pray. Dear Most Holy God, we come to you today, first, seeking your forgiveness for the wrongs we have done. Father, we don't want anything to impede the Holy Spirit's power and wisdom within us as we seek to understand your Word. So we say we are sorry for the recent moments when we have offended you, and we thank you for your mercy. God – lead us today as we read and study your Word. Help us understand what you want us to know. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.   Last week, we studied Luke, chapter 10, verses 1-16. We saw Jesus send out 72 disciples in pairs to prepare the cities where He Himself would soon be going. He instructed the disciples that first, they were to pray for others to come alongside them as helpers, because there was much work to be done. Then He instructed them to be aware, because they wouldn't always be walking into friendly territory. Jesus told them they shouldn't take any money or provisions, instead trusting God's provisions along the way. They were told that as they entered homes, they should declare God's peace and not hesitate to accept hospitality. When they were welcomed, they were to heal the sick in God's power and declare that the Kingdom of God had come. If it happened that they were not welcomed, they were to shake the dust from their feet and move on. The 72 disciples were sent as ambassadors of Jesus Christ, with the power of Jesus Christ to heal and proclaim His name. If you listened to last week's podcast, you may remember that I gave you a charge – to go out and be an ambassador for Christ. I wonder how your week went? It's always important for us to take a look at how we are doing – to hold ourselves accountable. One way to do that is to be involved in a group that cares about your walk with Jesus. My favorite thing about Women World Leaders is that, through this ministry, God facilitates community, fellowship, and accountability. I am very much an introvert – I gotta' tell you, I was just fine with the pandemic forcing me to work from home. So I understand if you are a person who doesn't want to “get out there” – trust me, I do! But my commitment to my fellow sisters in this ministry helps me stay on the right track. Each time we meet, whether it be in a leaders connection, a writers' meeting, a prayer Zoom, or any of the many other meetings that we have – that you are also invited to attend, by the way - I feel a resurgence in my spirit. And I'm reminded that despite the sins I commit, God still considers me His daughter, and, as His daughter, He has given me the gift of sisters who hold me up and hold me accountable. These ladies remind me daily of God's glory working in and through this ministry and the world. I believe that is how the 72 disciples who Jesus sent out felt. Because, though they each had a very individualized mission, they were not going it alone. They were part of a community of believers. And today, as we read forward in Luke, we get to peak in on the return of the 72 – what happened when they came together in community to share their individual experiences with their peeps? Let's begin reading in Luke 10:17 from the New Living Translation… 17 When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, “Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!” I wish Luke had spent more than one sentence on this reunion! I love that they all returned together – I'm not even sure how God orchestrated that without cell phones. And I love their joy – even though they were probably dog-tired. I know when I return from a trip, I am spent. And I don't ever have to walk to my called destination! But these 72 were clearly energized by the fact that THEY were used by God! Have you ever been there? I sure hope so! The devil works hard to mask the miraculous that God does in and through us. That's exactly WHY it is important for us to reflect on our days and weeks. Think about your prayers – who have you prayed for that God has healed? We tend to not think in those terms, but I assure you that God DOES hear you when you pray. And He does respond. How have you seen God give His peace to someone dear to you in the last week? Is it possible He used YOUR words to bring a momentary smile to someone's face? That's being an ambassador. And I know there are plenty of ways we've affected others that we won't even know about until we get to heaven. I know our magazine contributors and book authors pray for their readers all the time – that God would speak a word of encouragement, empowerment, comfort, or grace to the one who happens to be holding the writing in his or her hands. But we may never hear all those stories. And that's okay, because we know that when we go for God, in God's power, we can trust that He will use every word and every step and every bit of strength we muster to serve Him. Though Luke doesn't record too much of the celebration of the returning 72, he does record Jesus' response. 18 “Yes,” he told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning!  This was the BEGINNING of Satan's downfall on earth! That fight rages on even today, but the disciples won THAT battle – and Jesus celebrated with them. We have battles we walk into every day, too. But when we give ourselves fully to God's plan, we can be assured that Satan falls far and fast – like lightning! Jesus continues… 19 Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. This is GOOD NEWS – it was for them, and it was for us. We, with the power of Jesus coursing through us, have the power to conquer evil in this world. The disciples had already seen this first-hand, but Jesus is now telling them that their power wouldn't stop with that one mission trip, but was meant to be harnessed every day of their lives. Carrying God's power is both a blessing AND a responsibility. There is a job to be done on earth, and God has called you and me to do it. Jesus continues, saying that as exciting as all this is, it isn't the best part. Verse 20…  20 But don't rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.” Cities of the day kept a book, a registry of their citizens' names. Though we may live temporarily on earth, our true home is in God's Kingdom. If you have given your life to Christ, YOUR name is registered in heaven. THAT is the true celebration. And with that thought, Jesus broke into prayer…verse 21… 21 At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way. 22 “My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” Jesus praised and honored God the Father – who made a way for us ALL to understand the depths of His teachings no matter what education or background we have. Holy, unfathomable, righteous, omniscient, and omnipresent God Almighty sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to reveal to US His magnificent secrets and promises and power. I don't know about you, but that is just TOO MUCH for me to even take in. I imagine the disciples with eyes wide and brimming with tears at the wonder of it all. But Jesus wasn't done teaching them…verse 23… 23 Then when they were alone, he turned to the disciples and said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you have seen. 24 I tell you, many prophets and kings longed to see what you see, but they didn't see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn't hear it.” Jesus' arrival on earth was heavily anticipated for a long time. Through the years, MANY prophesied of His coming. Many MORE believed and waited, yearning for His arrival. And these individuals, the 72, were honored to receive the blessing of serving Jesus' as He walked in the flesh. Since Jesus' death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven, we have been waiting again. This time, for Jesus' return. But we, too, are blessed beyond measure because we have been given so much – we have the Holy Bible—God's own Word translated into hundreds of languages. We have teachers and preachers who have studied and taught and shed light on God's teachings. And, most importantly, we have the gift of the Holy Spirit. When we submit our lives to Jesus Christ, we are infused with the Holy Spirit Himself, who comes to live within us, giving us full access to His power, joy, and wisdom. This is simply remarkable and should cause us to break out in our own song of praise and thanksgiving. God sent Jesus. And Jesus called His disciples, revealing the glory of the Father, and sent them on a mission for Him. And He has done the same for us. We DO walk among snakes and scorpions—the path is not easy. And the more we learn, the more responsibility we are given. It's essential to remember that we have God's power in us, and as we walk,  to stop and take notice of all God is doing in and through us. And we should never forget to celebrate with others—because God didn't call us to walk alone. We all need each other – we were created to hold each other up and hold each other accountable. So let's stand together in His presence! We are going to know each other for eternity, so we might as well start relying on each other in friendship now! Let's pray. Dear Most Holy God – what an amazing family you have called us to be part of! You have given us gifts and joyful responsibilities beyond our wildest imaginations. God, sometimes the road is tough, but you warned us of that in advance, and assured us of your power to overcome the world, Satan, and evil of every kind. God, we stand as your army, in your power, ready and willing to fight the good fight for you. Thank you for bringing us along for the ride. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.      

Faith on the Journey: Conversations with Jocelyn
62. Healing After Sexual Assault w/ Marlene McConnell

Faith on the Journey: Conversations with Jocelyn

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 49:20


Marlene was left for dead after a stranger entered her apartment to sexually assault her. By God's grace, she survived, but her healing journey was not easy. God, counseling, and commitment to taking back her power helped her to discover hope and joy after the darkest season of her life. Enjoyed this episode? Subscribe and leave a review. Resources Christian Counseling resources are available at faithonthejourney.org/counseling Join a trauma healing group at faithonthejourney.org/traumahealinggroups Grab Jocelyn's book at breakingthemask.com Connect with Jocelyn on Social Media at: linktr.ee/jocelynjjones Connect with Marlene McConnell Grab a copy of Marlene's book or listen to her podcast at mycenteredlife.com Show produced, edited, and hosted by Jocelyn J Jones Music provided by bensound.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jocelyn-jones8/support

McGregor Podcast
By God's Grace: A Still More Excellent Way – Love Sacrificially

McGregor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 18:24


By God's Grace "A Still More Excellent Way – Love Sacrificially" (1 Corinthians 13:1-13) October 9, 2022 Russell Howard • Lead Pastor   Presented by McGregor Podcast 2022 Visit Our Website at McGregorPodcast.com

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO
How do you know if you are changing?

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 34:43


Main Point: We mature together as we serve each other in love and truth.  Questions: What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged you? Did you learn anything new about God or about yourself? What is the key ingredient to spiritual maturity? What prevents people from maturing in their faith? What false teaching is most detrimental to Christian maturity? Review - Read Ephesians 4:11-13. What is the task of Christian leaders in the church? What does it mean to “equip his people for works of service”? What is the goal of building up the body of Christ? Why is unity and knowledge of the Son of God important to reach this goal? As Christians mature, who will they resemble? Read Ephesians 4:14. In this verse, what does immaturity look like? What example does Paul give to describe immaturity? What is the danger of being influenced by false teaching? How does Paul describe false teachers? How dangerous is false teaching to the Christian faith? Read Ephesians 4:15. What is Paul's solution to false teaching? What does it mean to speak the truth in love? What is the result of speaking the truth in love? Read Ephesians 4:16. How does Paul's use of ligaments help to better understand how God works to grow Christians? Every Christian's unique gifts and personality is involved in growth. How are you a part of building up the body of Christ? By God's grace what is one thing you can do to apply what you have learned this week? How has your understanding of God's love, grace, and salvation changed or deepened?

UFFL:  TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST
UFFL Total Nonsense: Week 5

UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 81:09


The UFFL is a Fantasy Football League comprised of 12 teams. It's members all came from a triple-wide trailer in the heart of Bristol, CT - where as young Sports Television (think 4 letters) Production Assistants, they battled for pride and very little money in the greatest fantasy football dynasty league...EVER.      On the "UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST" you will hear behind the scenes stories and insider info about the league, it's odd owners, and the current fantasy football season. So stay tuned and learn from fantasy football legends (not really) about football (maybe), fantasy sports (possibly), life (doubtfully), and about the UFFL owners themselves (regrettably)!     It's the Ultimate Fantasy Football League...     in podcast entertainment form...     brought to you for F-R-E-E!!     By God, it's nearly worth every penny!#Recorded Tuesday, October 4th, 2022UFFL 2022 - WEEK 5_________________________It's Reunion Week for the Total Nonsense Podcast as The Commish returns and Aladdin fits in a show between the appetizers and the salad dish to join Chris and John B. for a Show of such tremendously incredible And Epic Proportions THE LIKES OF WHICH ..... lost my train of thought....... damnit... Anyway here's this week's show:*Stay tuned to hear from one of our dearest comrades, co-owner of Compton's Most Wanted and friend of the show - Aladdin!*You won't want to miss The Commissioner's Awards for the week - Vanishing Act, the Kozinsky Award, the Fantasy Redemption Award, and the Energy Boost of the week!*Be sure to stick around for our game by game, position by position, insult by insult recaps from this week, and previews of each of the matchups next week!Plus all the fantasy football news and notes that's fit to be put on a podcast that nobody has to pay for...________________________WEEK 5 SCHEDULE________________________Mutt & Jeff– at – Free JamalGurley's Gone – at – Waiver Wire HeroesVicious & Delicious – at – Hall & OatesCardiff the Giant Killer– at – Kick-Ass PhilanthropistsThe Mission – at – Rochester TschmingusCompton's Most Wanted – at – West Coast 4 Life ___________________________ 2022 UFFL STANDINGS___________________________– East Division –1. Waiver Wire Heroes (John B.)  – (2 - 2)  2. Free Jamal (Jeremy)  – (2 - 2)3. Mutt & Jeff (Chris)  – (2- 2)4. Gurley's Gone (John M. and Ben) – (2 - 2)  ____________– Central Division –1. Kick-Ass Philanthropists (Dave)  – (4 - 0)2. Cardiff Giant The Giant Killer (Matt M.)  – (4 - 0)3. Vicious & Delicious (Scott/Commish) – (1 - 2 - 1) 4. Hall & Oates (Phil and Jim) – (1 - 3)  ____________– West Division –1. The  Mission (Matt V., Matt C.) – (3- 1)2. West Coast 4 Life (Thomas) – (1 - 2 - 1) 3. Compton's Most Wanted (Aladdin and JPete) – (1 - 3)4. Rochester Tschmingus (Brian) – (0 - 4)_____________

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO
Growing in Community

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 31:42


Main Point: God places us in community to grow us into maturity  Questions: What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged you? Did you learn anything new about God or about yourself? Think of a time when you experienced growth in your faith. What was going on in your life at the time? Did any of your growth come from being a part of a community? Read Ephesians 4:11-12 In these verses Paul lists different leadership gifts that are given to the church: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. How would you define each of these roles? What is the purpose of Christ's gift of leadership to the church? What does the leadership of the church equip the people of the church to do? What is the goal of these works of service? All followers of Christ are called to serve in different ways. Who is responsible for ministering in the church? Read Ephesians 4:13. What does it mean to “reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature”? How does Paul define maturity? Do we need other Christians to reach maturity in the faith? Do other people need us to reach maturity in the faith? How does this understanding of our need for each other influence your understanding of being a part of the church? By God's grace what is one thing you can do to apply what you have learned this week? How has your understanding of God's love, grace, and salvation changed or deepened?

Sermons
God's Remedy for Anxiety

Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022


Jesus declares that entrance into the kingdom of heaven requires us to live for the glory of God. By faith in Christ, that includes trusting God's privision and prioritizing God's kingdom. By God's grace, those are the remedies that enable us to put the sin of anxiety to death in our lives and empower us to live gloriously different than the world around us!

TIARAS TEARS AND TRIUMPHS with SANDY J Podcast - Helping Victims and Survivors of Abusive Relationships Heal and Grow

EPISODE NOTES FOR THE  ARE YOU OUT OF CONTROL - GET BACK IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT EPISODE With Host: Sandy Johnston This podcast needs support to grow and reach more victims and survivors of abusive relationships. Become a Patron of the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs Podcast here Or contact us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: podcast support If you would like to receive updates join the mailing list here   Looking for a safe supportive social media online community? Your net worth is equal to your network, so start rebuilding your social and professional network today. Why not join women from all around the world from all walks of life in the  Rise Up with Tiaras Tears and Triumphs Facebook Group PLUS CHECK OUT THE LIFE SUPPORT RESOURCE LIST TO SUPPORT YOU WITH CHALLENGES YOU MAY BE GOING THROUGH BELOW AND LINKS TO SO MUCH MORE Are you a new listener?  Have you recently found this podcast and would like to know if this podcast is for you? We would love to hear from you. How can we help and support you? What are the challenges that you are struggling with most? What are your dreams, hopes, and desires? The more we understand your unanswered questions, the more we know what changes you need help making in your life, then the better we will be able to help and support you.  Email us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: Podcast listener Stick with the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs podcast so we can help you get started with designing a life you love. Let's explore how you can go from surviving to thriving on the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs podcast. As many as one in four, or one in three women, depending on where you live has experienced some form of relationship abuse. I was one of them. They say we teach what we need to learn.  And breakthroughs to recover, renew and rebuild on the other side of an abusive relationship is what I needed to learn and I know other women just like me need to learn too.  I am now a Money Minded Coach and a Transformational Life Coach, Pranic Healer and Angel Intuitive. I hope you can draw support and inspiration from all of the resources on offer. Here is to a better brighter future. Stay well and stay safe. If you are a victim or survivor of an abusive relationship you may need support to help you with your challenges. Get your crisis support list for Australia here For those outside Australia google domestic abuse free online counseling support services.    Let us help you find your Zen again, we have a free guided meditation for love and abundance for anyone who signs up to our mailing list, which also keeps you up to date with all of our latest, greatest offers. Get your free guided meditation here   If you are a victim or survivor of an abusive relationship and you need financial support to help you transition out of an abusive relationship in Australia explore the link below. Seek financial support in Australia to leave an abusive relationship, a $5,000 grant    If you would like to close the door on fearfulness and open the doors to making your dreams come true visit our website The Key To Be Free   Ready to invest in your success, ready to stop thinking about what you don't want, and get clear on your dreams and desires? Book a call with Sandy   Need help making money stretch? Have you gone through financial abuse? Why not get your free copy of the Money Mindset & Freedom Journal today to help you take back control of your finances? FREE Freedom Planner   Have you forgotten your value? Have you lost your confidence? Did you know that low self-worth is the greatest block to abundance?  Why not join the next online women's healing and empowerment workshop to Unlock the Treasures Within? Email us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: Workshop enquiry   If you like inspiring stories you may like to read By God's Grace I Go and other real-life stories of women of faith. You can do this by getting a copy of When Grace Found Me Volume Three in Australia here in USA here in United Kingdom here    Subscribe Enjoy Share CAUTION If you feel unsafe at any time please STOP LISTENING. You can come back anytime you are in a safe place to listen to the rest of the Podcast. YOUR SAFETY is the most important thing to consider, closely followed by your sanity. As impossible as it may seem, everything else is figure-out-able, especially when you get the right keys to open the right doors and close the doors of fearfulness behind you.   If you are in immediate DANGER call the Police.   NOTE OF ENCOURAGEMENT If you are struggling with your mental health please reach out for support with some form of counseling, therapy, or coaching.  If you don't know where to start to find a counselor, a good place to start is to talk to your Doctor. There are also online counseling supports now available. If the Support Person is not a good fit for you, try another and another, until you have one that is the right fit for you. And don't forget, we help women to recover, renew and rebuild, and help them to meet their challenges head-on, to move towards a life they love, so feel free to book in the key to be clarity call.   BEFORE YOU GO…. If you listen to the Podcast and you like it, please SUBSCRIBE, you will automatically be updated with new episodes as soon as they are available. If you like the episode, please leave a REVIEW for other people to know that this has value. If you know of anyone you think this Podcast might help, please SHARE it with others.   Until next time, stay well and stay safe. Sending you love, light, peace, and joy, Sandy J    

UFFL:  TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST
UFFL Total Nonsense: Week 4

UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 69:13


The UFFL is a Fantasy Football League comprised of 12 teams. It's members all came from a triple-wide trailer in the heart of Bristol, CT - where as young Sports Television (think 4 letters) Production Assistants, they battled for pride and very little money in the greatest fantasy football dynasty league...EVER.      On the "UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST" you will hear behind the scenes stories and insider info about the league, it's odd owners, and the current fantasy football season. So stay tuned and learn from fantasy football legends (not really) about football (maybe), fantasy sports (possibly), life (doubtfully), and about the UFFL owners themselves (regrettably)!     It's the Ultimate Fantasy Football League...     in podcast entertainment form...     brought to you for F-R-E-E!!     By God, it's nearly worth every penny!#Recorded Wednesday, September 28th, 2022UFFL 2022 - WEEK 4_________________________The Boys are playing shorthanded this week - John B. and Chris will be the dynamic duo (super-hero man reference!) bringing you all the news and notes from Week 4 of the UFFL Season as The Commish is on sabbatical!*Stay tuned to hear one of our oldest and best features - "By The Numbers"!*You won't want to miss The Commissioner-less Awards for the week - Vanishing Act, the Kozinsky Award, the Fantasy Redemption Award, and the Energy Boost of the week!*Be sure to stick around for our game by game, position by position, insult by insult recaps from this week, and previews of each of the matchups next week!Plus all the fantasy football news and notes that's fit to be put on a podcast that nobody has to pay for...________________________WEEK 4 SCHEDULE________________________Hall & Oates– at – Mutt & JeffKick-Ass Philanthropists– at – Waiver Wire HeroesThe Mission – at – Free JamalGurley's Gone – at – Rochester TschmingusCompton's Most Wanted – at – Cardiff the Giant KillerWest Coast 4 Life – at – Vicious & Delicious___________________________ 2022 UFFL STANDINGS___________________________– East Division –1. Waiver Wire Heroes (John B.)  – (2 - 1)  2. Free Jamal (Jeremy)  – (1 - 2)3. Mutt & Jeff (Chris)  – (1- 2)4. Gurley's Gone (John M. and Ben) – (1 - 2)  ____________– Central Division –1. Kick-Ass Philanthropists (Dave)  – (3 - 0)2. Cardiff Giant The Giant Killer (Matt M.)  – (3 - 0)3. Hall & Oates (Phil and Jim) – (1 - 2)4. Vicious & Delicious (Scott/Commish) – (1 - 2)  ____________– West Division –1. The  Mission (Matt V., Matt C.) – (2- 1)2. Compton's Most Wanted (Aladdin and JPete) – (1 - 2)3. West Coast 4 Life (Thomas) – (1 - 2)4. Rochester Tschmingus (Brian) – (0 - 3)_____________

Business Class News's Podcast
New Horizons - Giving Children The Help They Need

Business Class News's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 22:51


Karl spoke to Janie Bordner, Executive Director of New Horizons and talked about the amazing vision and mission of the organization.Janie talks about their goals, and objectives and also about the amazing Celebrity Chef Smackdown event they are holding to raise funds so that they can achieve them.You can get more information by visiting their websiteCelebrity Chef Smackdown Event - https://newhorizonsofntx.org/celebrity-chef-smackdown-2022/About New HorizonsIn 2002, Bob and Ellen Nichols saw a need to reach children with the message of Jesus Christ in a small neighborhood in Bonita Springs, FL. Ellen was local elementary school teacher, and Bob was a professional boat captain. They began their ministry by going door to door inviting kids to come to the “Super Kids Church,” which would meet every Sunday morning at Manna Christian RV Park. This kids-only church became a huge success!The Nichols' began praying for God's direction on how to reach more children. Seeing the problems in the neighborhoods and recognizing the tremendous need to help the children from non-English speaking homes with their school work, Bob and Ellen were led to find a place to provide free after school tutoring.In January 2003, they opened the first Super Kids Club in Rosemary Park and also founded New Horizons of Southwest Florida, a non-profit organization. From its first day with 20 children meeting on Wednesday afternoons, New Horizons Super Kids Club has expanded to four locations open Monday through Thursday. The Super Teens Club opened in 2006 in order to continue meeting the needs of students through high school graduation.As the impact in Southwest Florida expanded, New Horizons Programs, Inc. was created in 2015 to launch the first affiliate location – New Horizons of North Texas. The visionary efforts of Tom and Nancy Cooper were instrumental in bringing the affiliate organization to their home town of Dallas to create faith-based after-school programs throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.By God's amazing grace, New Horizons now includes eight different programs that operate throughout the year providing more than 60,000 hours annually of tutoring, mentoring, and faith to over 500 at-risk youth in Southwest Florida and North Texas.

McGregor Podcast
Beyond the Notes: Live Generously

McGregor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 11:04


Pastor Mark Bricker will take us Beyond his Notes from the last sermon on Sunday. By God's Grace - Live Generously   Presented by McGregor Podcast 2022 Visit Our Website at McGregorPodcast.com

Moms Take Ten
Getting Out of the Crazy Cycle

Moms Take Ten

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 10:16


Has there ever been a time when your child was struggling and you made things worse with your impatience? I have definitely had many of those times. It is like we drag them into this crazy cycle that leaves us both exhausted and exasperated. By God's grace, we can get out of that cycle!  Verses Referenced: Psalm 103:13 As a father shows compassion to his children,     so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Learn more about me at https://www.lyssastoyko.com/ Want to say hello? Follow me on Facebook and Insta @lyssastoyko Email me at momstaketen@gmail.com Help other mamas find encouragement through Moms Take Ten by rating and reviewing this show. Thanks!

McGregor Podcast
By God's Grace: Live Generously

McGregor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 32:57


By God's Grace "Live Generously" (2 Corinthians 8:1-5) September 25, 2022 Mark Bricker • Education Pastor   Presented by McGregor Podcast 2022 Visit Our Website at McGregorPodcast.com

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO
The Power to Change

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 36:56


Verses: Ephesians 4:7-10 Main Point: Jesus' victory is the source of change. Questions: What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged you? Did you learn anything new about God or about yourself? What is the major thing that gets in the way of making changes in our lives? What is necessary to make true and lasting change?  Read Ephesians 4:7. Paul's use of the word “but” demonstrates a contrast between the previous verses and what he is now saying. What is the contrast? (See Eph 4:1-6 for reference.) What kind of grace is Paul referring to in this verse? How does it compliment saving grace for those who have trusted Jesus? Read Ephesians 4:8 Paul is referencing Psalm 68 in this verse. What is his main point? What does this verse tell us about Jesus and his ascension? What imagery does Paul draw upon to make his point? What are the gifts that he gives to his people? Read Ephesians 4:9-10. These two verses are a parenthetical explanation on the previous verse. What does it mean that Jesus descended? What was accomplished as a result of Jesus' incarnation? What does it mean that Jesus “ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe”? What does this suggest in terms of Jesus' victory? What implications does this have for our lives? By God's grace what is one thing you can do to apply what you have learned this week? How has your understanding of God's love, grace, and salvation changed or deepened?

Loving the Christ-life!
The Gospel of Deliverance, Part 7

Loving the Christ-life!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 27:01


By His Grace By Tammy Lacock “If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward.” (Ephesians 3:2 KJV) In this week's podcast, Warren Litzman continues to explain that Paul's gospel, the gospel of grace, is for everyone, Jews and Gentiles. By God's grace, every believer has been birthed, or born again, by the seed of Christ living in us now. Our sin-nature has been replaced by Christ's nature. Christ is our new life! That's amazing grace! By His seed, our old lives were crucified at the Cross; and we are now brand-new creations, resurrected with Christ. By His seed we are now bona-fide children of our heavenly Father. No longer are we bound by the law, which leads to sin. We are now free in Christ by God's grace. In fact, Paul tells us that we are now living in a dispensation of grace, in which God's new covenant with us has nothing to do with laws and nothing to do with our own works and deeds. His new covenant of salvation is based on Christ's work at the Cross and us being born again with Christ as our new life. By revelation, Christ raised up only Paul to deliver this new gospel of salvation to the world. May we follow Paul now as he followed Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1) and reveal to the world his amazing gospel of God's grace, that is Christ living in every believer!

TIARAS TEARS AND TRIUMPHS with SANDY J Podcast - Helping Victims and Survivors of Abusive Relationships Heal and Grow

EPISODE NOTES FOR THE  COERCION IS NOT CONSENT EPISODE With Host: Sandy Johnston This podcast needs support to grow and reach more victims and survivors of abusive relationships. Become a Patron of the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs Podcast here Or contact us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: podcast support If you would like to purchase a copy of the book by today's guest Daisy Paige - Unexpected Moments https://www.xlibris.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/838618-unexpected-moments   Looking for a safe supportive social media online community? Your net worth is equal to your network, so start rebuilding your social and professional network today. Why not join women from all around the world from all walks of life in the  Rise Up with Tiaras Tears and Triumphs Facebook Group PLUS CHECK OUT THE LIFE SUPPORT RESOURCE LIST TO SUPPORT YOU WITH CHALLENGES YOU MAY BE GOING THROUGH BELOW AND LINKS TO SO MUCH MORE Are you a new listener?  Have you recently found this podcast and would like to know if this podcast is for you? We would love to hear from you. How can we help and support you? What are the challenges that you are struggling with most? What are your dreams, hopes, and desires? The more we understand your unanswered questions, the more we know what changes you need help making in your life, then the better we will be able to help and support you.  Email us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: Podcast listener Stick with the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs podcast so we can help you get started with designing a life you love. Let's explore how you can go from surviving to thriving on the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs podcast. As many as one in four, or one in three women, depending on where you live has experienced some form of relationship abuse. I was one of them. They say we teach what we need to learn.  And breakthroughs to recover, renew and rebuild on the other side of an abusive relationship is what I needed to learn and I know other women just like me need to learn too.  I am now a Money Minded Coach and a Transformational Life Coach, Pranic Healer and Angel Intuitive. I hope you can draw support and inspiration from all of the resources on offer. Here is to a better brighter future. Stay well and stay safe. If you are a victim or survivor of an abusive relationship you may need support to help you with your challenges. Get your crisis support list for Australia here For those outside Australia google domestic abuse free online counseling support services.    Let us help you find your Zen again, we have a free guided meditation for love and abundance for anyone who signs up to our mailing list, which also keeps you up to date with all of our latest, greatest offers. Get your free guided meditation here   If you are a victim or survivor of an abusive relationship and you need financial support to help you transition out of an abusive relationship in Australia explore the link below. Seek financial support in Australia to leave an abusive relationship, a $5,000 grant    If you would like to close the door on fearfulness and open the doors to making your dreams come true visit our website The Key To Be Free   Ready to invest in your success, ready to stop thinking about what you don't want, and get clear on your dreams and desires? Book a call with Sandy   Need help making money stretch? Have you gone through financial abuse? Why not get your free copy of the Money Mindset & Freedom Journal today to help you take back control of your finances? FREE Freedom Planner   Have you forgotten your value? Have you lost your confidence? Did you know that low self-worth is the greatest block to abundance?  Why not join the next online women's healing and empowerment workshop to Unlock the Treasures Within? Email us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: Workshop enquiry   If you like inspiring stories you may like to read By God's Grace I Go and other real-life stories of women of faith. You can do this by getting a copy of When Grace Found Me Volume Three in Australia here in USA here in United Kingdom here    Subscribe Enjoy Share CAUTION If you feel unsafe at any time please STOP LISTENING. You can come back anytime you are in a safe place to listen to the rest of the Podcast. YOUR SAFETY is the most important thing to consider, closely followed by your sanity. As impossible as it may seem, everything else is figure-out-able, especially when you get the right keys to open the right doors and close the doors of fearfulness behind you.   If you are in immediate DANGER call the Police.   NOTE OF ENCOURAGEMENT If you are struggling with your mental health please reach out for support with some form of counseling, therapy, or coaching.  If you don't know where to start to find a counselor, a good place to start is to talk to your Doctor. There are also online counseling supports now available. If the Support Person is not a good fit for you, try another and another, until you have one that is the right fit for you. And don't forget, we help women to recover, renew and rebuild, and help them to meet their challenges head-on, to move towards a life they love, so feel free to book in the key to be clarity call.   BEFORE YOU GO…. If you listen to the Podcast and you like it, please SUBSCRIBE, you will automatically be updated with new episodes as soon as they are available. If you like the episode, please leave a REVIEW for other people to know that this has value. If you know of anyone you think this Podcast might help, please SHARE it with others.   Until next time, stay well and stay safe. Sending you love, light, peace, and joy, Sandy J    

UFFL:  TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST
UFFL Total Nonsense: Week 3

UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 85:11


The UFFL is a Fantasy Football League comprised of 12 teams. It's members all came from a triple-wide trailer in the heart of Bristol, CT - where as young Sports Television (think 4 letters) Production Assistants, they battled for pride and very little money in the greatest fantasy football dynasty league...EVER.      On the "UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST" you will hear behind the scenes stories and insider info about the league, it's odd owners, and the current fantasy football season. So stay tuned and learn from fantasy football legends (not really) about football (maybe), fantasy sports (possibly), life (doubtfully), and about the UFFL owners themselves (regrettably)!     It's the Ultimate Fantasy Football League...     in podcast entertainment form...     brought to you for F-R-E-E!!     By God, it's nearly worth every penny!#Recorded Tuesday, September 20th, 2022UFFL 2022 - WEEK 3_________________________Week 2 has turned the UFFL into a Quagmire!  Only 2 teams stand at 2 and 0, and John B., Chris, and The Commissioner are here to give you all the gory details from the 2nd week of the 2022 UFFL Season!*Stay tuned to hear our newest game:  "Keep, Trash, or Recycle"!*You won't want to The Commissioner's Awards for the week - Vanishing Act, the Kozinsky Award, and the Subway (cringe) Fantasy Redemption Award!*Be sure to stick around for our game by game, position by position, insult by insult recaps from this week, and previews of each of the matchups next week!Plus all the fantasy football news and notes that's fit to be put on a podcast that nobody has to pay for...________________________WEEK 3 SCHEDULE________________________Waiver Wire Heroes– at – Mutt & JeffFree Jamal– at – Gurley's GoneVicious & Delicious – at – Cardiff The Giant KillerKick-Ass Philanthropists – at – Hall & OatesRochester Tschmingus – at – West Coast 4 LifeThe  Mission – at – Compton's Most Wanted___________________________ 2022 UFFL STANDINGS___________________________– East Division –1. Mutt & Jeff (Chris)  – (1 - 1)  2. Free Jamal (Jeremy)  – (1 - 1)3. Waiver Wire Heroes (John B.)  – (1- 1)4. Gurley's Gone (John M. and Ben) – (1 - 1)  ____________– Central Division –1. Kick-Ass Philanthropists (Dave)  – (2 - 0)2. Cardiff Giant The Giant Killer (Matt M.)  – (2 - 0)3. Hall & Oates (Phil and Jim) – (1 - 1)4. Vicious & Delicious (Scott/Commish) – (1 - 1)  ____________– West Division –1. The  Mission (Matt V., Matt C.) – (1- 1)2. Compton's Most Wanted (Aladdin and JPete) – (1 - 1)3. Rochester Tschmingus (Brian) – (0 - 2)4. West Coast 4 Life (Thomas) – (0 - 2)_____________

McGregor Podcast
Beyond the Notes: All This Is From God

McGregor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 12:30


Pastor Russell Howard will take us Beyond his Notes from the last sermon on Sunday. By God's Grace - All This Is From God   Presented by McGregor Podcast 2022 Visit Our Website at McGregorPodcast.com

Illuminate Community Church
9/18/22 - Grace Awaits - Genesis 38 - Pastor Jason Fritz

Illuminate Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 37:51


If you have been listening to the Genesis sermons and reading the Bible for the first time, you are probably shocked by what you experience in chapter 38. Will the family dysfunction ever come to an end? After being introduced to Joseph last week, chapter 38 turns to his older brother, Judah, and Judah's daughter-in-law, Tamar. What a sordid relationship we have here. However, it leads to an unexpected conclusion. Tamar is a childless widow who has become pregnant…and the baby daddy is Judah. Yes, her father-in-law. Judah is unaware of what he's done to her, because when they were together, Tamar disguised herself as a prostitute. Judah never cared much for Tamar and when he is told she is now unmarried and with child, he sees his opportunity to get rid of her. The penalty for adultery was death. As she is being led out to her punishment, the plot twist is uncovered - Judah himself is the father! He is forced to own up to it because she has all the evidence. Judah proclaims, “She is more righteous than me.” He mistreated her and he believes she was justified in what she did in return. He is humbled and Tamar is exalted. Judah publicly admits his failure. This marks a change in Judah's life. He is an example for us. You and I will never achieve sinless perfection. However, it's what we do and how we respond when faced with our sin that matters most. How quick is your repentance? Judah, to his credit, doesn't play it off. He doesn't act the victim. He owns it. This event matures him. In fact, he will become a sacrificial and humble spokesman for his brothers when they meet Joseph once again. By God's grace, Judah will become the man and by God's grace, Tamar will become the woman who takes the first female place in the genealogy of Jesus.  Matthew 1:1-3 - "The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar"  It was rare for an ancient genealogy to contain the name of a woman, and it was extraordinarily rare to contain the name of a woman with a sordid story. And yet, there's Tamar, listed as a direct ancestor of Jesus. In fact, there are five women named in this list and each has a nefarious marital union. Why is this? Well, in part it's to set the stage for the birth of Jesus. Mary is pregnant with the Messiah and unwed. How can that be??? Have you read the stories of Jesus' foremothers? You'll see God working his sovereign will in the midst of whispers of scandal. So it should come as no surprise that Jesus is born to a virgin. But there's more...  Tamar is a Canaanite and the other women named in Jesus' line are Gentiles. This sends a very strong message - Jesus is for everyone, not just the Hebrews, but for all people everywhere. When Jesus was a young boy he was taken to the temple and Simeon says, “This boy is going to be a light for all nations." Just as God promised in Genesis 3, there would be a savior born of a woman who would crush the destructive work of Satan and be a blessing to all people. That promise was given to Abraham, then Isaac, then Jacob and fulfilled through the most unlikely person - Tamar.  Our God is that big. His hidden hand is always working through history and always surprising us; doing the unexpected in the hearts of his people for their good. So with respect and reverence for God's sovereignty, let's submit ourselves to him believing that we will change and that an unending amount of grace lies ahead for us!

McGregor Podcast
By God's Grace: All This Is From God

McGregor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 30:51


By God's Grace "All This Is From God" Living Missionally In A “Me-First” World  (2 Corinthians 5:16-21) September 11, 2022 Russell Howard • Lead Pastor   Presented by McGregor Podcast 2022 Visit Our Website at McGregorPodcast.com

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO
Change is Possible

Grace Community Church-Loveland CO

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 42:18


Main Point: The more we understand our new identity in Christ, the more we will grow in Christ and grow together in community. Questions: What impacted you from the message this weekend? What challenged you or encouraged you? Did you learn anything new about God or about yourself? What words would you use to describe yourself? What things do you find you identity in? How does our understanding of our identity influence the way we live? Read Ephesians 4-1. In this verse, Paul moves from describing who we are in Christ (chapters 1-3) to how we live in light of our new identity (chapters 4-6). What does it mean to “live a life worthy of the called you received”? Why does Paul call himself “a prisoner for the Lord”? Beyond literally being in prison, what might Paul be communicating through this description? Read Ephesians 4:2-3. What words does Paul use to describe the behavior that marks a Christian? What do these words mean, and what implications do they have for everyday life? Which one of these character qualities do you struggle with the most? Why is unity such an important part of being a Christian? What is the source of Christian unity? Read Ephesians 4:4-6. How many times is the word “one” used in these verses? What point is Paul making about Christian unity? What things keep Christians from being unified in the way God desires? Take a look at each of the seven “ones” in these verses. What is the significance of the things Paul listed? By God's grace what is one thing you can do to apply what you have learned this week? How has your understanding of God's love, grace, and salvation changed or deepened?

Loving the Christ-life!
The Gospel of Deliverance, Part 6

Loving the Christ-life!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 21:36


Paul, The Apostle To The GentilesBy Tammy Lacock “For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)." (Ephesians 3:1-4 KJV) In this week's podcast, Warren Litzman focuses on the Apostle Paul's mission, that of sharing his “knowledge in the mystery of Christ” to us, the Gentiles. The “mystery of Christ” revealed to Paul, and now to us, is Christ literally living in every believer. Paul was raised up by Christ, Himself, to deliver this knowledge to the world. He “suffered the loss” of all he was before his conversion and “counted it but dung” (Philippians 3:8) compared to this knowledge of Christ. He knew he was a “brand-new creation” in Christ, born again into a new life with Him. His gospel tells us how to live now with Christ as our new life. Paul took this gospel to his fellow Jews, and they rejected it. Therefore, Christ told him to share it with the Gentiles, with whom it was well-received. The Jews rejected Paul's message because by believing they would be giving up their old identities, their traditions, and laws that ruled their lives. Paul's message was of God's grace, that being saved has nothing to do with law and works and everything to do with Christ alive in us and through us. This is how the Church, the one Body of Christ, began. Christ living in us makes us Christ-persons, or Christians, the term first used in Acts 11:26. Warren explains the history of Israel, that God set aside a group of people through Abraham that would live in a close relationship with Him. God wasn't dealing with anyone else on earth through the generations up until Christ. His purpose for them was to test their love for Him, that they would love Him more than they loved themselves. He empowered them and performed countless miracles for them; yet, they consistently rebelled and doubted Him. God knew there was no hope for them, so He promised them He would send a Redeemer. When Jesus came to earth and dwelt among them, He told them the Kingdom of God was at hand and a new kingdom will be established on earth. He cast out devils and performed countless miracles. He was the Redeemer they longed for; yet they still rebelled, doubted, and “received Him not.” “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:11-13 KJV) Christ's death and resurrection ushered in a new covenant with God, that anyone who believes will be saved from the bondage of sin and this world. What takes place when we believe is the great mystery revealed to Paul from Christ directly. The sin-nature passed down through Adam by the curse of Satan is replaced by Christ's nature. By God's grace, we are made complete by His birthing of Christ's seed in us. This is what it means to be born again. Christ is our new life; and because of Him, we are now bona-fide children of God. It's Christ's righteousness in us that God sees now. In this new life, Paul explains how to go about living with Christ as our new identity. He tells us that by the help of the Holy Spirit, our minds constantly need renewing so that we will know this Christ, that is now living in us, joined to us in one spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17). With this continual mind-change, we can now make choices that reflect our knowledge and love of Him, our new life. “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Roman's 12:2 KJV) Paul tells us in Ephesians 3:1 that he is the Apostle to the Gentiles....

TIARAS TEARS AND TRIUMPHS with SANDY J Podcast - Helping Victims and Survivors of Abusive Relationships Heal and Grow

EPISODE NOTES FOR THE  COERCION IS NOT CONSENT EPISODE With Host: Sandy Johnston This podcast needs support to grow and reach more victims and survivors of abusive relationships. Become a Patron of the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs Podcast here Or contact us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: podcast support   Looking for a safe supportive social media online community? Your net worth is equal to your network, so start rebuilding your social and professional network today. Why not join women from all around the world from all walks of life in the  Rise Up with Tiaras Tears and Triumphs Facebook Group If you would like to connect with special guest Angie Berrett Angie Berrett Links https://angieberrettmovement.com/ https://Instagram.com/angieberrettmovement https://www.facebook.com/AngieBerrettMovement/ https://twitter.com/AngieBerrett   PLUS CHECK OUT THE LIFE SUPPORT RESOURCE LIST TO SUPPORT YOU WITH CHALLENGES YOU MAY BE GOING THROUGH BELOW AND LINKS TO SO MUCH MORE Are you a new listener?  Have you recently found this podcast and would like to know if this podcast is for you? We would love to hear from you. How can we help and support you? What are the challenges that you are struggling with most? What are your dreams, hopes, and desires? The more we understand your unanswered questions, the more we know what changes you need help making in your life, then the better we will be able to help and support you.  Email us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: Podcast listener Stick with the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs podcast so we can help you get started with designing a life you love. Let's explore how you can go from surviving to thriving on the Tiaras Tears and Triumphs podcast. As many as one in four, or one in three women, depending on where you live has experienced some form of relationship abuse. I was one of them. They say we teach what we need to learn.  And breakthroughs to recover, renew and rebuild on the other side of an abusive relationship is what I needed to learn and I know other women just like me need to learn too.  I am now a Money Minded Coach and a Transformational Life Coach, Pranic Healer and Angel Intuitive. I hope you can draw support and inspiration from all of the resources on offer. Here is to a better brighter future. Stay well and stay safe. If you are a victim or survivor of an abusive relationship you may need support to help you with your challenges. Get your crisis support list for Australia here For those outside Australia google domestic abuse free online counseling support services.    Let us help you find your Zen again, we have a free guided meditation for love and abundance for anyone who signs up to our mailing list, which also keeps you up to date with all of our latest, greatest offers. Get your free guided meditation here   If you are a victim or survivor of an abusive relationship and you need financial support to help you transition out of an abusive relationship in Australia explore the link below. Seek financial support in Australia to leave an abusive relationship, a $5,000 grant    If you would like to close the door on fearfulness and open the doors to making your dreams come true visit our website The Key To Be Free   Ready to invest in your success, ready to stop thinking about what you don't want, and get clear on your dreams and desires? Book a call with Sandy   Need help making money stretch? Have you gone through financial abuse? Why not get your free copy of the Money Mindset & Freedom Journal today to help you take back control of your finances? FREE Freedom Planner   Have you forgotten your value? Have you lost your confidence? Did you know that low self-worth is the greatest block to abundance?  Why not join the next online women's healing and empowerment workshop to Unlock the Treasures Within? Email us at sandyj.thekey@gmail.com Include subject heading: Workshop enquiry   If you like inspiring stories you may like to read By God's Grace I Go and other real-life stories of women of faith. You can do this by getting a copy of When Grace Found Me Volume Three in Australia here in USA here in United Kingdom here    Subscribe Enjoy Share CAUTION If you feel unsafe at any time please STOP LISTENING. You can come back anytime you are in a safe place to listen to the rest of the Podcast. YOUR SAFETY is the most important thing to consider, closely followed by your sanity. 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UFFL:  TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST
UFFL Total Nonsense: Week 2

UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 78:38


The UFFL is a Fantasy Football League comprised of 12 teams. It's members all came from a triple-wide trailer in the heart of Bristol, CT - where as young Sports Television (think 4 letters) Production Assistants, they battled for pride and very little money in the greatest fantasy football dynasty league...EVER.      On the "UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST" you will hear behind the scenes stories and insider info about the league, it's odd owners, and the current fantasy football season. So stay tuned and learn from fantasy football legends (not really) about football (maybe), fantasy sports (possibly), life (doubtfully), and about the UFFL owners themselves (regrettably)!     It's the Ultimate Fantasy Football League...     in podcast entertainment form...     brought to you for F-R-E-E!!     By God, it's nearly worth every penny!#Recorded Tuesday, September 13th, 2022UFFL 2022 - WEEK 2_________________________One week in the books and the stories are already being written for the 2022 UFFL Season!  John B., Chris, and The Commissioner are here to bring you all the latest news, all the latest stats, and all the latest one-sided slander from Week 1 of the UFFL!*Stay tuned to hear our newest game:  "Real or Mirage"!*You won't want to The Commissioner's Awards for the week - including the Vanishing Act, the Monster Energy Boost, and the .... whatever show John watched that he couldn't remember the characters' names in Award (it's new)!*Be sure to stick around for our game by game, position by position, insult by insult recaps from this week, and previews of each of the matchups next week!Plus all the fantasy football news and notes that's fit to be put on a podcast that nobody has to pay for...________________________WEEK 2 SCHEDULE________________________Mutt & Jeff – at – Kick-Ass PhilanthropistsWaiver Wire Heroes– at – Hall & OatesRochester Tschmingus – at – Free JamalThe Mission – at – Gurley's GoneCardiff The Giant Killer – at – West Coast 4 LifeVicious & Delicious– at – Compton's Most Wanted___________________________ 2021 UFFL STANDINGS___________________________– East Division –1. Mutt & Jeff (Chris)  – (1 - 0)  2. Waiver Wire Heroes (John B.) – (1 - 0)3. Free Jamal (Jeremy)  – (0 - 1)4. Gurley's Gone (John M. and Ben) – (0 - 1)  ____________– Central Division –1. Kick-Ass Philanthropists (Dave)  – (1 - 0)2. Cardiff Giant The Giant Killer (Matt M.)  – (1 - 0) 3. Vicious & Delicious (Scott/Commish)  – (0 - 1) 4. Hall & Oates (Phil and Jim) – (0 - 1)  ____________– West Division –1. Compton's Most Wanted (Aladdin and JPete)  – (1- 0) 2. The  Mission (Matt V., Matt C.)  – (1 - 0) 3. Rochester Tschmingus (Brian)  – (0 - 1)4. West Coast 4 Life (Thomas)  – (0 - 1) _____________

McGregor Podcast
Beyond the Notes: Conformed Or Transformed?

McGregor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 15:47


Chad Moore will take us Beyond his Notes from the last sermon on Sunday. By God's Grace - Conformed Or Transformed?   Presented by McGregor Podcast 2022 Visit Our Website at McGregorPodcast.com

McGregor Podcast
By God's Grace: Conformed Or Transformed?

McGregor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 32:32


By God's Grace - Conformed Or Transformed? September 11, 2022 Chad Moore • Minister to Students and Families   Presented by McGregor Podcast 2022 Visit Our Website at McGregorPodcast.com

Renewing Your Mind with R.C. Sproul
Study Bibles for Africa: An Expanding Outreach

Renewing Your Mind with R.C. Sproul

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 26:26


By God's grace, we have the opportunity to help shape the future of the church in Africa. Today, Ligonier President Chris Larson is joined by Rosemary Jensen of the Rafiki Foundation to continue a conversation about distributing 100,000 Reformation Study Bibles to African pastors and teachers. Will you help? Help Send Thousands of Reformation Study Bibles to Pastors, Students, and Church Leaders in Africa: https://gift.renewingyourmind.org/2306/bibles-for-africa Don't forget to make RenewingYourMind.org your home for daily in-depth Bible study and Christian resources.