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Dr. S.M. Davis is a nationally known speaker at churches and conventions, leading the ministry, Solve Family Problems as he gives biblical solutions to critical family and church problems as well as to foresee and avoid problems. He also comes with decades of pastoral ministry.--When it comes to keeping young people in the faith, you may hear about Proverbs 22-6 which says, -Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.- Should we take this as a 100- guarantee---While Dr. Davis doesn't believe this is a 100- guarantee from God, he does believe it is a very strong promise that if we do what we're supposed to as parents, and not do what we shouldn't, that we can expect our children will follow God.- -In order to help in this regard, Dr. Davis has developed seven steps-principles to guide parents in raising their children. For example---Joyfully and regularly emphasize that God is our creator.--Keep your child focused and interested by teaching him what God wants him to learn.--Replace all the anger in your marriage and parenting with kindness, love and joy -Ephesians 4-31-32---Give your children hope for a good marriage by modeling such a marriage before them.--Always keep the lines of communication open between you and your child so that a secret doesn't destroy them.--Keep your child's heart by continually reminding yourself to smile and listen and praise.--Make your child feel included and important by creating a team spirit in your home.--Crosstalk listeners lit up the phone lines as they brought their questions and comments to this important program.---More Information--solvefamilyproblems.org
Beauty for Ashes Series: Finding Beauty in God's words when you need a Revelation! In this series, I want to remind you of the importance of reading and speaking God's word daily. The word of God is our sword and I will be reminding you of the divine truth by reading scriptures that would align with a specific emotional feeling that you could be experiencing at any given point in time. This week's word we focused on is Wisdom! *********************************************************************** Scriptures: Proverbs 2:6 "For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding." Ephesians 5:15-16 "So be careful how you live. Don't live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days." James 1:5 "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." James 3:17 "But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere." Proverbs 16:16 " How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver!" Colossians 4:5-6 "Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." Proverbs 13:10 "Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice." Proverbs 19:8 "The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper." James 3:13 "Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom." Psalm 90:12 "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." ************************************************************************** Subscribe for Daily Devotionals by Faithwalker https://becomingadivinelady.com/daily-devotional ************************************************************************** Digital Resources: https://www.becomingadivinelady.com/shop ************************************************************************** I want to hear from you. Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org *********************************************************************** Please Do Not Forget to Rate, Subscribe, and Leave a Comment!! Thanks for listening! :)
Most people think about what they wear at the beginning of the day. We dress for school, work, the gym, or maybe a ballgame or job interview. When special occasions arise, we are more intentional about what we put on. A fancy dinner, a costume party or a dance require us to be a little more thoughtful about our attire. The United States armed forces all have strict requirements for how military dress is displayed. Did you know that God's word teaches us all how to dress for the occasion when it comes to spiritual war? God expects us to put on the proper battle gear so we can fight well and win. This familiar passage from Ephesians 6 calls us all to check our armor and discern if we have put on what it takes to win the battle against the intensifying forces of darkness coming against us.
Episode 2 Show Notes – Discerning Your Purpose “Before we were even born, he gave us our destiny; that we would fulfill the plan of God who always accomplishes every purpose and plan in his heart.” - Ephesians 1:11 TPT “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” - Jeremiah 29:11-13 Clues to Follow on the Holy Bread Crumb Trail of Purpose● Gifting● Experiences & points of personal impact (like Muller & Juv Div)● Circles of influence (Workplace, Community, Home)● Prophetic utterances● Networks (random or of common cause)● What do people say about your strengths and calling Entire Heart + Persistent Pursuit = Precise & Purposeful Existence Additional ways to uncover your purpose● Take a personal assessment (Strengths Finder, Personality Assessment, Spiritual GiftsTest, etc.)● Ask others to point out your strengths and most effective qualities● Ask God
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Now unto Him that is able when we agree with Him and acknowledge Him. If it's not unto Him, then it's unto them who is limited and can't do it better than GOD. So who are you in alignment with and in agreement with? Ephesians 3:20 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tasha-mack9/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tasha-mack9/support
https://square.link/u/8pNqPxKd?src=sheet Wake the Faith up Slayer… This is Garth Heckman with the David Alliance and you can reach me at TDAgiantslayer@gmail.com Brought to you by wellbuiltbody.com Gym Apparel for men and women that rocks and shocks and ain't for everybody - but just might be for you. wellbuiltbody.com Focus and Control Joe B **this conference is not going to teach you to make a million dollars, or launch an online store or how to better yourself or get thin or strong… MORE IMPORTANT! Hey your son or daughter ever get picked on by another kid? Do you or your sons a daughters get picked on verbally? What to do? THE WAR IS COMING, ARE YOUR KIDS READY? REGISTER NOW VIA EMAIL OR LOOK FOR OUR UPCOMING QR CODE ON OUR MEDIA… THIS WILL FILL UP FAST! July 9th - Saturday - A Father Daughter/Son conference called PROTECTOR! Speakers on how to protect your son and daughter Emotionally, physically, sexually, socially and spiritually. Ages 10 and up if you feel your student is mature enough. Price $100 per family. At HillSpring Church New prague south of the Twin Cities Just landed a speaker who will challenge you how to keep your kids safe from human trafficking… you say well my kid will never fall into that… oh not so fast. You obviously don't know what you are talking about… so get ready to sign up! Don't be happy, Don't be rich Be overflowing… Every time I pick up my phone, which ok like most of us is a lot, I am hammered by social media that I can be rich, skinny, ripped, successful, oh and rich and successful and again be happy and Rich and successful. Look, I love business, I love being an entrepreneur - but honestly I love the challenge more than I like the money part of it. I have always liked challenges: writing books, speaking to new audiences, pushing past physical limits in the gym, I love new ideas to start businesses etc… but I am not looking at any of these to BE happy - I do these things because I know my personality and I know what makes me happy - again, not to be happy, but to make me happy. What's the difference? Its just the life I have created to meet my own personality, my gifting, my talents, my skills… when I create a life that uses those I am happy… but wait there is more. Happy is still overrated. Fulfillment is where it is at. Quit running after happiness. Quit running after riches. So yes, I have filled my life with friends, challenges, jobs and hobbies that tickle my fancy… or should I say use my skills, gifting's and personality… But life can still suck. And that makes me unhappy. HOWEVER… I can be fulfilled and that trumps everything. I could be in a deadend job, and not using my skills, gifting, passions, desires personality etc… and still be fulfilled. I like to ask Students what weighs more - A 1000 pounds of lead or a 1000 pounds of feathers… Sometimes they slip up and say a 1000 pounds of lead. I correct them… they are actually both a 1000 pounds, however the feathers look easier. Right? But there is the confusion in life. We see people who have it made, they are rich, big house, beautiful spouse, hot car, killer clothes… etc… and we think they are happy… maybe, but they all have problems… there's are feathers… but still a 1000 lbs, mine is lead, but still a 1000lbs. I can have have problems and not be happy, I can have problems and be happy, I can have no problems and not be fulfilled and I can have lots of problems and be fulfilled… so what gives? First lets get practical… what would make you happy? Seriously have you given it any thought? I would like a house out in the woods, with room to shoot and hunt. Watch the stars at night and big windows to see the snow and rain. My own little gym to work out in and plenty of room outside to play with my grandkids. Maybe a 68 corvette to cruise into town late friday nights for ice cream. I also need to preach, make love a few times a week with my wife. That would make me happy. I have most of those (still working on the corvette) Now If I run after what social media says I need to be happy… I ain't even close. But secondly I need to figure out what makes me fulfilled… here is the secret - to be continually fulfilled. Ephesians 5:15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, Hey be careful how you live… this is stating it as a pre-existing thought before you actually try to live. Its like “hey bro, think this through, is this really the path you wanna choose? Do you wanna run after riches… because that may not make you happy”. Paul Goes on… make the most of every opportunity, - that right there is so important. Are you making the most of every opportunity. they say at the end of our lives we will not be upset at our mistakes, but rather for the things we did not try- the opportunities we chose not to take. and finally he says do not be drunk on wine which leads to debauchery… what the heck? Ok, so this is a statement that the church in Ephesus understand because it is a saying or cliche about a god of sex drugs and money… Paul is saying if you don't find out how to be filled - that would be fulfilled continually, you will run after things that make you happy… for a little bit, but then in time ruin your life completely. You will run after more things in greater intensity to be happy, instead of being fulfilled continually. This comes through the spirit of God dwelling in us. And so how does that happen Garth… Ready for this… simply time alone with God. It always comes back to time with God. Whatever problem you have - the solution is ultimately more time with God. To be continually filled with his Spirit. Quit running after happiness and take time to be fulfilled!
I want you to acknowledge an important truth today. God's purpose for your life is greater than your ability to accomplish it. You need a power greater than your own. You can't fulfill God's purpose without God. You don't have enough strength, wisdom, creativity, or resources to do God's will all by yourself.Main Points:1. If you are a Christ-follower, it's likely you already know God wants to use your life. As you serve him, he has tasks for you to accomplish. Your life has a purpose. As you use the gifts, talents, abilities, time, and resources God has given, your life is on mission for God.2. The God who calls us, is the God who equips us. The God who gives us purpose also gives us power.3. We gain access to this power by praying and asking God to fill us with His Holy Spirit and then stepping out in faith and trusting God to use us with his power. God's power is activated when we are using the gifts God has given us. Today's Scripture Verses:Acts 1:8 - “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”Ephesians 3:20 - “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,”2 Peter 1:3 - “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness.”Quick Links:Subscribe to The 5 Minute Discipleship NewsletterDonate to support this podcastLeave a review on Apple PodcastsGet a copy of The 5 Minute Discipleship JournalConnect on SocialJoin The 5 Minute Discipleship Facebook Group5 Minute Discipleship on Instagram
Welcome to Day 1911 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me. This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom We Are The Same – Daily Wisdom Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1911 of our Trek, and it's time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote and some wise words from Gramps for today's trek. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. So we are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today's trek as we increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2016%3A16&version=NLT (Proverbs 16:16) How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver! If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let's jump right in with today's nugget: Today's quote is from an Italian Proverb, and it is: After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box. We Are The Same Maybe it is my simplistic mindset or a healthy self-image, but I have never looked at people in positions of power, rank, or influence as someone extra special or someone to be revered. For the most part, we all put our pants on one leg at a time. We all must eat and sleep to maintain life. At some point, we will all die leaving everything we have behind. Then, within a few years, most of us will be forgotten, no matter our station in life. What is more important than who we are on earth is to realize that we all serve the one unique God who is creator and Lord over all things. The fact that God made us to be His imagers, we all have the same access to His throne. We all are accountable to God. We are all unique in His sight and were created for His purpose. We should do this regardless of our position or rank in this world. Yes, indeed, at the end of the game of life, the king and the pawn are placed in the same box. It is most important on how well you played. Ephesians 2:8-10 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.' If you would like to listen to any of our past 1910 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at Wisdom-Trek.com. In addition, I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player to automatically download each day's trek. Finally, if you would like to receive our weekly newsletter called ‘Wisdom Notes,' please email me at email@example.com. Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal. As we take this trek together, let us always: Live Abundantly (Fully) Love Unconditionally Listen Intentionally Learn Continuously Lend to others Generously Lead with Integrity Leave a Living Legacy Each Day I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to 'Keep Moving Forward,' ‘Enjoy your Journey,' and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday'! See you next time for more daily wisdom!
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This teaching is from Tia Arnold's weekly Bible Class. This teaching in from the book of Ephesians Chapter 1 where Tia is emphasizing the grace that's richly given to us, the saints through Christ Jesus. Tia passionately shares how God's Grace provides an inheritance that God desires for us to walk in. Visit www.soulsistergatherings.org for more information on the ministry SoulSister: Sisters Supporting Sisters, Inc. #HOPE #FAITH #GOSPELTEACHING #THEWORDOFGOD #WOMENSMINISTRY
First things first, navigating God's world only happens through faith. And if faith isn't part of our life, when it comes to the things of the Spirit, which prayer is, it will be an area we'll stay uncomfortable with as long as we constantly question its realities.
We love that you've joined us for our live Sunday experience at Ranch Church! WORSHIP LYRICS & MESSAGE NOTES: https://ranch.church/worship-and-message-notes CONNECTCARD: https://ranchchurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/160169 GIVING: https://ranchchurch.churchcenter.com/giving OUTREACH: https://ranch.church/outreach Message notes by Cole Beshore, May 15 2022 'The Character of God: Dealing With Anger' Exodus 34:6-7 The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out, “Yahweh! The Lord! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations. I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin. But I do not excuse the guilty. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children and grandchildren; the entire family is affected— even children in the third and fourth generations.” 1) Slow to Anger ארך אפים Erek 'appayim' = Longsuffering, slow to anger, long of nose Burning nose vs long nose: 2) When does God get angry Exodus 4:13-14 But Moses again pleaded, “Lord, please! Send anyone else.” Then the Lord became angry with Moses. “All right,” he said. “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he speaks well. And look! He is on his way to meet you now. He will be delighted to see you. What is Gods Judgment: Romans 1:25-26 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired...So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires... 3) Dealing with anger Psalm 3:8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. Colossians 3:7-9 You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don't lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Ephesians 4:25-27 And “don't sin by letting anger control you.” Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. Finding trust in a consistent God
Ephesians 4:1-16 - The New Testament knows nothing of a disciple of Jesus who is not part of a local church. The local church is the place where we actually work out our theology in our real lives and real relationships. It's where we are helped by and contribute to the beautiful diversity of the family of God. It is the place where we are, together, built up to maturity in love. A sermon by Cameron Heger. [Part 4 of the series "Theology in Community"]
While Jamin's been engaging in spiritual warfare over the last few months, he's been reflecting on the importance of wearing the armor of God. In this message, he hones in on a few thoughts from Ephesians 6 that have come up along the way.
Welcome to our Legacy City Church Podcast! Join us as we celebrated a time of communion, prophetic ministry and a look into Ephesians 1:15-22 where we talked about the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation. This is one of may of Paul the Apostle's apostolic prayers for the church. Enjoy!
Pastor Ian Graham continues our teaching series in Ephesians looking at our default perspectives on God, the enemies of the soul (the flesh, the world, and the devil) and the mercy of God that conquers them all. Support the show
“There is no power apart from dependence.” This Sunday we had the privilege of being joined by Dr. Crawford Loritts, as he reminds us of the importance of the Holy Spirit in our walk of faith. Diving into the book of Acts, we are taught that demonstrating the power of God and living a supernatural life is a commandment. As the spirit of God structurally changes us, we must model it ourselves by obeying His command and continually submitting to His control. VERSES // Acts 1:1-8, John 13:16, Ephesians 5:18, Acts 2, Galatians 5 — With Passion City Online, you can join us every Sunday live at 9:30a and 11:45a, and our gatherings are available on-demand starting at 7p! Join us at https://passioncitychurch.com — Subscribe to our channel to see more messages from Passion City Church: https://www.youtube.com/passioncitychurch1 — Looking for content for your Kids? Subscribe to our Passion Kids Channel: https://passion.link/passionkidsonline — If you would like to give to our house, visit https://passioncitychurch.com/give/ — Check out Passion's books, music, and more at https://passionresources.com/ — At Passion City Church, we believe that because God has displayed the ultimate sacrifice in Jesus, our response to that in worship must be extravagant. It is our privilege, and our created purpose, to reflect God's Glory to Him through our praise, our sacrifice, and our song. — Follow Passion City Church: https://www.instagram.com/passioncity/ Follow Louie Giglio: https://www.instagram.com/louiegiglio Passion City Church is a Jesus church with locations in Atlanta and Washington D.C.
Ephesians 4:29-32 29 Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak]. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God [but seek to please Him], by whom you were sealed and marked [branded as God's own] for the day of redemption [the final deliverance from the consequences of sin]. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence]. 32 Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you.
Now unto Him, Ephesians 3:20 tells us that He is able to do it exceedingly and abundantly, above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tasha-mack9/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tasha-mack9/support
Things I Wish I'd Known Before my Child Became a Teenager with Dr. Gary Chapman "They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness." Hebrews 12:10 (NIV) Questions and Topics We Discuss: What are some ways we can begin teaching our teenagers skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives? What are some regrets you've heard parents of teens express over the years? Will you elaborate on ways to partner increasing independence with increasing responsibility for our teen? Gary Chapman, Ph.D.—author, speaker, pastor, and counselor—has a passion for people, and for helping them form lasting relationships. Chapman is a well-known marriage counselor and director of marriage seminars. The 5 Love Languages® is one of Chapman's most popular titles, topping various bestseller charts for years, selling over thirteen million copies, and has been on the New York Times best-sellers list continuously since 2007. Chapman has been directly involved in real-life family counseling for more than 30 years, and his nationally syndicated radio programs air nationally on Moody Radio Network and over 400 affiliate stations. For more information visit www.5lovelanguages.com Other Episode Mentioned: 5 Love Languages with Dr. Gary Chapman At The Savvy Sauce, we will only recommend resources we believe in! We also want you to be aware: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 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Gospel Scripture: (all NIV) Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.” Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession- to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” Ephesians 2:8–10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God‘s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.“ Ephesians 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.“ Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Bible talks about hating parents (Luke 14:26) and leaving parents (Ephesians 5:31). At the same time, it talks about obeying and honoring parents (Colossians 3:20, Ephesians 6:1-3, Exodus 20:12). Does the Bible contract itself? Or does it have a unified message? What does it mean to honor parents in the Bible? Let's explore this important passage.
Welcome to Day 1910 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me. This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom Called to Greatness – Daily Wisdom Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1910 of our Trek, and it's time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote and some wise words from Gramps for today's trek. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. So we are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today's trek as we increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2016%3A16&version=NLT (Proverbs 16:16) How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver! If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let's jump right in with today's nugget: Today's quote is from Martin Luther King, Jr., and it is: After one has discovered what he is called for, he should set out to do it with all of the power that he has in his system. Called To Greatness Within the Christian realm, our purpose in life is referred to as our calling. This is mainly used in certain circles when referring to those who feel they have been called to full-time ministry. I view it differently. As Christ-followers we are called to be builders of God's Kingdom on earth, regardless of what we do for a living. The occupation of all Christ-followers is to be a kingdom builder. What we do for a living allows us to build God's kingdom. This could be a job that we may refer to as an occupation, as long as it is not illegal or immoral and does not violate the precepts found in God's Word. We could be a pastor, a business person, someone tending to the family at home, or any trade that brings value to the lives of others. It is not as critical as what you do for a living, but are you building God's kingdom in the world you are placed in. Therefore, regardless of your earthly calling, do the very best you can and in such a manner that it brings glory to God. In doing so, you will also be a kingdom builder, which is our highest calling. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+4%3A1-4&version=NLT (Ephesians 4:1-4) Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.' If you would like to listen to any of our past 1909 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at Wisdom-Trek.com. In addition, I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player to automatically download each day's trek. Finally, if you would like to receive our weekly newsletter called ‘Wisdom Notes,' please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal. As we take this trek together, let us always: Live Abundantly (Fully) Love Unconditionally Listen Intentionally Learn Continuously Lend to others Generously Lead with Integrity Leave a Living Legacy Each Day I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to 'Keep Moving Forward,' ‘Enjoy your Journey,' and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday'! See
The gift of rest has already been given to us by God. So why don't we live in rest all the time? Watch our entire conversation on living in rest here: https://www.posture.today/Season-8/4775 Connect with Ashley Nicole at https://enterhis.rest/ Key scriptures in this episode:
Ephesians 1 – 1:14 . Ephesians 2 – 4:46 . Ephesians 3 – 8:17 . Ephesians 4 – 12:05 . Ephesians 5 – 16:40 . Ephesians 6 – 21:05 . Proverbs 26:1-12 – 24:52 . As we open Paul's letter to the church at Ephesus it becomes immediately clear that Paul is overflowing with joy in Christ. The source and origin of this joy is Christ Himself, whom Paul notes as the one who is responsible for our salvation. Take note of how often Paul uses the phrase “In Him” or “In Christ”. He goes on to make clear that it is not our works that bring such blessing and righteousness, but free grace through faith. Having received this gift, Paul then encourages the church to live worthy of God's calling. Though we may often fail, we should make it our aim to grow into maturity, submitting to the order of King Jesus.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Katelyn Rahn, Eric Williamson, and the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.email@example.com
John 13:1-17 - "Towels, Trash Bags, and Toilet Brushes" A teaching from The Bridge Christian Fellowship Whidbey Island through the book of John by Pastor Rick Crawford. References: • Luke 22:27 • Mark 10:42-45 • Isaiah 42:1 • Isaiah 49:5-6 • Isaiah 50:4-7 • Isaiah 52:13-53:11 • Isaiah 61:1-2 • Philippians 2:6-8 • 1 Corinthians 6:11 • Ephesians 5:25-26 • Titus 3:5 • Ephesians 6:15 • Isaiah 52:7 • John 13:18 • Psalm 41:9 • 1 Peter 5:5 • Matthew 11:28-29 • Philippians 2:5-7 • 1 John 2:6 • John 13:34 • 1 Peter 1:22 • Luke 7:44-48 • Matthew 25:21
In Protecting Our Own, we delve into one of the most famous (or infamous, depending on how you view it) passages in all of Scripture - Ephesians 5:22 - 33. Paul's directive to Christian wives to submit to their husbands, and to Christian husbands to love their wives as Christ loves the church. It's both famous and sadly, infamous, because of the misunderstanding surrounding it. For some, it's a mandatory reading at their wedding, for others, it's a “you better not dare read it or quote it to me” passage. And there are a lot of articles, blogs, opinions, and commentary on this Eph. 5 passage. And it can get really confusing reading them all. So we are going to try and sort it out by showing why some have an issue with it, the wrong ways it's been interpreted, and then looking at it correctly in context – within the context of the original audience, within the context of the whole chapter and the whole letter to the Ephesians, and within the context of other Scripture. And we will pull in some commentary from some very credible and sound Biblical theologians. There is so much to delve into in these verses, we need two episodes to do it! In this first part, we will look at the imperative for Christian wives to submit to their husbands. Join us!
SHOW NOTES: In Podcast Episode 166, “In What Ways Has the Lord Made You More Powerful?” Kim discusses the power available to each follower of Jesus Christ. Sadly, most believers live as if they are powerless when they really have access to the One who holds all power. The primary scripture text for this episode is 2 Samuel 5:9-10 with 10 as the focal verse. 9 So David made the fortress his home, and he called it the City of David. He extended the city, starting at the supporting terraces and working inward. 10 And David became more and more powerful, because the Lord God of Heaven's Armies was with him. ADDITIONAL VERSES, etc.: 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. 20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. (Ephesians 3:16-20) The Temptation of Jesus Weekly Assignment Feature: What is one area of your life that needs the focus of the Lord's power? Additional Resources: For more on the Overcast podcast app, go to https://overcast.fm/ Recommended resource: “Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life” by Craig Groeschel. I WANT TO BEGIN A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST. RESOURCES USED FOR BOOK OF 1 & 2 Samuel PODCASTS: “The Wiersbe Bible Commentary: The Complete Old Testament OT in One Volume” “The Tony Evans Bible Commentary: Advancing God's Kingdom Agenda” “Life Application Study Bible” “The Swindoll Study Bible: NLT” by Charles R. Swindoll Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Samuel (Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary) by J. D. Greear, Heath A. Thomas “The Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary” by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays (Editors) "Encouraging Others in Loving Jesus" Facebook Group: Our Facebook Group is devoted to providing a place for us to encourage each other through all the seasons of life. Follow the provided link to request admittance into “Encouraging Others in Loving Jesus”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/encouragingothersinlovingjesus/ Feel free to invite others who will be good encouragers and/or need encouragement to follow Jesus. This podcast is hosted by Kim Smith, a small town Country Girl who left her comfort zone to follow Jesus in a big City World. Now, she wants to use God's Word and lessons from her faith journey to encourage others in loving Jesus. In each episode, Kim will share insights regarding a portion of God's Word and challenge listeners to apply the lessons to their daily lives. If you want to grow in your faith and learn how to encourage others in loving Jesus, subscribe and commit to prayerfully listening each week. Remember, “It's Always a Trust & Obey Kinda Day!” If you have questions or comments or would like to learn more about how to follow Jesus, please email Kim at EncouragingOthersinLovingJesus@gmail.com. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ Reference: Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Tyndale House Publishers. Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Wheaton, Ill: Tyndale House Publishers, 2004. Podcast recorded through Zencastr and edited through GarageBand. The soundtrack was created in GarageBand by Kim Smith. The HIDDEN Episodes: If you can't access episodes 1-50 on your podcast app (the podcast was then entitled "A Country Girl in a City World - Loving Jesus"), you can get all content at my Podbean site at https://acountrygirlinacityworldlovingjesus.podbean.com/
In 1896, an explorer named Carl Akely found himself in a remote section of Ethiopia, chased by an eighty-pound leopard. He remembered the leopard pouncing, trying “to sink her teeth into my throat.” She missed, snagging his right arm with her vicious jaws. The two rolled in the sand—a long, fierce struggle. Akely weakened, and “it became a question of who would give up first.” Summoning his last bit of strength, Akely was able to suffocate the big cat with his bare hands. The apostle Paul explained how each of us who believe in Jesus will inevitably encounter our own fierce struggles, those places where we feel overwhelmed and are tempted to surrender. Instead, we must “stand firm” and take our “stand against the devil’s schemes” (Ephesians 6:11, 14). Rather than cower in fear or crumble as we recognize our weakness and vulnerability, Paul challenged us to step forward in faith, remembering that we don’t rely on our own courage and strength but on God. “Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power,” he wrote (v. 10). In the challenges we face, He’s only a prayer away (v. 18). Yes, we have many struggles, and we will never escape them by our own power or ingenuity. God is more powerful than any enemy or evil we will ever face.
Acts 15:1–2 Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.” 2 This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question. (NIV) 4 Reasons We Celebrate Diversity 1. We celebrate diversity because God celebrates diversity in His Church Acts 15:7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: “Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe. (NIV) Acts 11:17–18 So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?” 18 When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.” (NIV) 2. We celebrate diversity because God’s heart is for us to be one Acts 15:8–9 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. 9 He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. (NIV) John 17:21–23 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. (NIV) Romans 12:5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (NIV) Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. (NIV) Ephesians 4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; (NIV) 1. We celebrate the different generations 2. We celebrate the different races and cultures Galatians 3:26–28 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (NIV) 3. We celebrate the different gifts 1 Corinthians 12:4–5 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. (NIV) 3. We celebrate diversity because it shows we have the love of God in our hearts 1 John 2:9–10 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. 10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. (NIV) 1 John 4:20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. (NIV) John 13:35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (NIV) 4. We celebrate diversity because it builds bridges and tears down walls Acts 15:19 “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. (NIV)
We are in the Twelfth week of our series "Sit, Walk, Stand". In this series we will walk through the book of Ephesians, and explore these three verbs as they describe our position, practice, and power. Our position in Christ, our practice in Christ as Christians, and our power in Christ over the devil and this world.
Most people who are at all familiar are aware of Ephesians 5:22-33 know that in recent days, it has fallen out of favor because of the way it has been used as a club by some toward women. This week, we will look at this passage afresh from a perspective perhaps not seen before, and see how life-giving this passage is, not just for married people, but for everyone! Download Message Slides For more resources from Hope Community Church, visit hopeccresources.com. To learn more about Hope Community Church, visit hopecc.com.
God's grace … the apostle Paul had much to say on this topic because it is so crucial for us all to understand as Christ-followers. Listen to Ephesians 2:4-9 … But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God's grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. (NLT) How did Paul say we are saved? By working hard to do good? By trying hard to not do anything wrong? No, “only by God's grace.” Do you tend to mix your own behavior into your salvation? So many people do. But what did Paul say was the only action we need to take? “God saved you by His grace … when you believed.” Listen to verses 7 thru 9 in The Message Bible … Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. Do you have any past religious beliefs or baggage that taught you somehow you can go in and out of God's salvation by your behavior on any given day? If that were true, then our salvation would be somewhat up to us, right? Paul is clear it is only up to God … after we believe. Trust. Here's a question for your heart … do you think there is anything you can do to make God love you any more? Or any less? This week on grace is all about understanding the amazing truth that He cannot possibly love you more than He does right now. Let's pray together: “Heavenly Father, thank You that all You want is for me to believe and trust You. I am grateful my salvation is not dependent on my behavior and that You will never love me any more or any less than You do right now. As above, so below.”
The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of lake waves. You are sealed for the day of redemption! Meditate on Ephesians 4:30. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome
Join Gary as we continue our study in Ephesians 1 and explore what it means to be a member of the family of God. Learn how to interact with Father God, how we can bring glory to Him, and what it means to be sealed by the Holy Spirit. This week's message offers a renewed hope in our Heavenly Father's unfailing love and provision for his children.
“Revival is no more a miracle than a crop of wheat.” - Charles G. Finney Romans 13:1-7 The Big Idea: A refusal to submit to those in authority is a refusal to submit to and trust God. FOUR CRITICAL TRUTHS ABOUT GOD, AUTHORITIES, AND YOU: 1. Authority is a God idea. John 19:10-11 2. Submission to authority is a godly decision. Ephesians 5:21 3. Rebellion against authority is rebellion against God. Acts 23:1-5 4. Your decision to submit or rebel reveals your level of trust in God's Sovereignty and goodness. Romans 13:5 1 Peter 2:11-21 Submission to authority makes room for God's blessing. Rebellion to authority invites God's Judgment. 1 Samuel 15:23 What About Civil Disobedience: Daniel 3:16-18 Is America a nation of rebellion? The Declaration of Independence: “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” Response: Romans 13:7 ● Pray for those in authority. ● Give revenue, respect, and honor. ● Courageously live out your unbending commitment to God. ● Trust God for whatever comes - Jesus is Lord! Resources: A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards Spiritual Authority by Watchman Nee The Myth of a Christian Nation by Greg Boyd