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Connected Families Podcast
Coaching Your Kids to “Make It Right”

Connected Families Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 49:44


Do you sometimes struggle to think of an appropriate consequence for your child's misbehavior?  Or dole out punishment only to have your child refuse to accept the punishment? Sigh.  Offering consistent and effective discipline can feel like an ongoing and overwhelming challenge.  In today's episode, Chad Hayenga (Connected Families Director of Education & Equipping), and Katie Wetsell (Connected Families Certified Parent Coach) join Stacy Bellward (podcast host) to discuss what effective discipline can look like. (It IS possible!) The conversation explores the messages we send through discipline and how to coach children to be responsible for their actions. In this…

The Berean Journey Podcast
September 25, 2022 - Instructions for the Church: Teaching, Leading, and Equipping - Living the Gospel Part 2 - 1 Timothy 1:18-20

The Berean Journey Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 57:51


Maplewood Nazarene Podcast
Episode 255: Grace Is Equipping Us

Maplewood Nazarene Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 29:35


Maplewood is continuing a month-long study on the concept of GRACE and how it plays out in our lives. Grace is not only our means of SALVATION at great cost to God, our Father, Grace is also God's means of equipping followers of Jesus to face everyday life. Click and listen to learn more...

Dulin's Grove Church
Equipped for the Work | Ephesians 4:11-16

Dulin's Grove Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 27:57


Living Truth (Audio)
The House of Bitter Bondage - Part 3

Living Truth (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022


MONEY FM 89.3 - Prime Time with Howie Lim, Bernard Lim & Finance Presenter JP Ong
HP and SIM equipping Singapore with sustainable manufacturing capabilities

MONEY FM 89.3 - Prime Time with Howie Lim, Bernard Lim & Finance Presenter JP Ong

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 13:02


Sustainable manufacturing is not just about net zero. How can businesses support their long-term sustainability goals? The manufacturing sector will get more help to go green, with new SkillsFuture courses on sustainability by tech giant HP and SIM. Prime Time's Bharati Jagdish speaks with Ng Tian Chong, Managing Director of Greater Asia, HP to find out more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Something Positive for Positive People
SPFPP 252: OHA Series - Introduction and Overview

Something Positive for Positive People

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022


Beginning this project, I had a hypothesis that people who tested positive for an STI would not find the resources they obtained from health care providers useful if they've been given any resources at all. Only one response was yes to the information being useful, but with the caveat that it was very basic. Another consistency with the SPFPP 2021 herpes survey results was that people who test positive for an STI are more likely to not test positive for a second one. My reasoning behind that is because of the communication skills they develop through their own self-education about STIs leads them to vetting partners differently than they have in the past about sexual health. What you'll find over these podcast episodes is that the most useful resources in navigating sex after their diagnosis is that they didn't come from their health care provider at all. Whether trich, herpes, chlamydia, or HPV, the resources they received from their health care provider wasn't useful for them. In these podcasts you'll hear many of the guests share that their journeys led them to online resources and social media accounts talking about this very thing. This begs the question “What is it that these people who've tested positive for an STI are learning that makes 70% of them go on NOT to test positive for a second STI?”. How do we integrate their lessons into the existing CDC recommended STD Prevention efforts? I further hypothesize that while use of condoms is presented as the “best” protection against STDs, it is worth noting that my guests speak about using condoms with partners, yet still tested positive. A major difference is that they learned to communicate in their relationships about their needs and set expectations with partners intentionally rather than under assumptions. This means that they were initiating conversations about sexual health, PROPER barrier use, and STI testing routines.The CDC says to get tested and know your status, but it also says to remain abstinent and practice mutual monogamy. Many of the prevention efforts as they exist are assumed norms in sex around intercourse. Part of the communication people have expressed learning is that there needs to be an uncoupling of intercourse and sex, and then separate sex from pleasure. That last part I predict can be done in sex education. Our podcast guests from this series speak to how kink and BDSM negotiations for play between partners has nothing to do with sex most of the time. What happens in these negotiations is that language is being co-created for consent, people are identifying and asking for their needs to be met while determining if their play partner is capable of meeting their needs for the play being negotiated. Boundaries are set during these negotiations, and an established STOP or safe word is determined. During this vetting process, we identify potential red flags for abuse or green flags for a healthy interaction. Through the practice of these negotiations, people are able to move forward and have set expectations for an interaction and know that if anything goes wrong or is off, that's been pre-negotiated and they know where to go for support. Equipping people with this communication foundation could not only minimize STIs, but also rape, violence/harm, negative mental health impacts, abuse, and self-suffering in silence due to not knowing where to go for support. This podcast series has brought to the surface these needs here in Oregon which reflect much of the podcast's experiences that have been shared on SPFPP since 2017. Thank you to the team at the Oregon Health Authority for allowing me to explore these findings with the funding to put time into it and get these findings to back up the work being done through SPFPP. This sets us up to explore the need for integrating these experiences into prevention efforts.

Living Truth (Audio)
The House of Bitter Bondage - Part 2

Living Truth (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022


Living Truth (Audio)
The House of Bitter Bondage - Part 1

Living Truth (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


Sunday Leftovers
Traversing the Unimaginable

Sunday Leftovers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 25:29


 Pastors Howard and Austin discuss how we can make “meaningless” waiting time meaningful, but most of their time is spent discussing suicide; both hope for those feeling suicidal and support for people with a loved one who is suicidal or has completed suicide.  Equipping yourself to engage with people in this position is important, and so is getting help when you find yourself there.  This episode will provide concrete next steps, and if you need someone to talk to at any time dial 988 to speak with a professional on the Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The referenced sermon can be found here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1782832/11344644 Music Credit: "Cantina Rag by Jackson F. Smith - https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jackson_F_Smith/Jackson_Frederick_Smith/Cantina_Rag    

Normal Goes A Long Way
33: Faith-Filled Parenting For Normal People

Normal Goes A Long Way

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 26:19


In Episode 32: How Do You Parent Through A Faith Lens?, Jill Devine expressed her concern about parenting through a Faith lens and how you tackle certain topics with your child, while incorporating your Faith into the conversation.Jill asked Hannah Lang and Laura Fleetwood to be a part of this new series about Faith-Filled Parenting. Hannah is the Director of Children's Ministry at Messiah St. Charles. Laura is Jill's spiritual mentor and mom to two teenage daughters. Hannah will tackle the elementary age (birth-5th grade) and Laura Fleetwood will tackle the secondary age (6th-12th grade).Highlights from the episode include:*Equipping parents with lots of resources*The Chistian version of something can come off subpar or cheesy*Tap into your natural rhythms of the day*God is big enough to handle our questions and we won't scare Him away*Stay away from a feeling of shame for yourself and your kids*God is “doing the doing”Normal Goes A Long Way Website: https://www.normalgoesalongway.com/Normal Goes A Long Way Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/normalgoesalongway/Normal Goes A Long Way Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Normal-Goes-A-Long-Way-110089491250735Normal Goes A Long Way is brought to you by Messiah St. Charles: https://messiahstcharles.org/

In All Things Podcast
EQUIPPING for Political Engagement with Stephanie Summers (ep.26)

In All Things Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 45:46


On this episode of the podcast I talk with Stephanie Summers, the CEO of the Center for Public Justice about Christian political engagement as love of neighbor, and engagement that goes beyond presidential politics. Among the topics we discuss:  Stephanie's story of deepening her youthful activism with theological roots What is "public" justice, and what does the Center for Public Justice do? How does CPJ approach a problem like poverty? How do we move forward in a deeply polarized time? What does it mean for ordinary people to be politically engaged beyond just voting every few years? How do you find hope amid the political cynicism of our time? To learn more: Center for Public Justice: https://www.cpjustice.org/public/page/content/homepage  Shared Justice: https://www.sharedjustice.org Unleashing Opportunity book: https://www.sharedjustice.org/unleashing-opportunity  More about the Hatfield Prize: https://www.sharedjustice.org/apply Follow CPJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cpjustice  

Living Truth (Audio)
Wrapping Up Philemon and Introducing Exodus

Living Truth (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022


Restoration Church Life
Fall 2022: How is Restoration Church equipping us in/for discipleship?

Restoration Church Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 22:59 Very Popular


Let's talk about some of the ways the church is equipping you for the work of ministry this fall. You'll be encouraged by all the different highways and byways for us to get on in order to make disciples that delight in the supremacy of Christ.

Moms in Prayer Podcast
Episode 223 - Equipping & Sending Gen Z with Shane Pruit

Moms in Prayer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 38:23


“Gen Z is a cause-oriented generation; we just need to help them see that there is no greater cause than the kingdom of God and the Great Commission.” So true! Today Stacy talks with Shane Pruitt, evangelist, Bible teacher and author.  Shane is also a husband, father of six and currently serves as the National Next Gen Director for the North American Mission Board.  Listen in as he shares how the Lord got a hold of his heart and is using him to equip and send a new generation of Jesus followers to their peers.  Don't miss the story of Shane's very own praying mom.   ABOUT OUR GUEST: Shane serves as the National Next Gen Director for the North American Mission Board (NAMB). He and his wife, Kasi, reside in Rockwall, TX with their six children – Raygen, Harper, Titus, Morris, Elliot, & Glory. He has been in ministry for over 20 years as a denominational worker, church planter, lead pastor, and student pastor. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies, and a Master's Degree in History. Shane is also a traveling communicator, evangelist, and Bible teacher. Every year he speaks to over a hundred thousand people about the good news of Jesus Christ. Shane is also the author of a popular blog, which has over 3 million views. His articles have been picked up by RELEVANT, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, The Gospel Coalition, CrossWalk, Church Leaders, The Baptist Press, FaithIt, HelloChristian, and many others. He is also a monthly guest and contributor on the Point of View Radio Show that airs on over 300 stations nationwide. Shane and his wife, Kasi, were featured as ABC's Nightly News “Persons of the Week” in August 2017. Shane has written two books 9 Common Lies Christians Believe: And Why God's Truth Is Infinitely Better, and Calling Out the Called: Discipling those Called to Ministry Leadership. Both are available everywhere books are sold. He is also the host of the podcast, Next Gen on Mission (available on podcast platforms), and the YouTube Channel – GenSend. Connect with Shane at www.shanepruitt.com SCRIPTURE: (NIV unless noted) “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” Jeremiah 17:9 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”  Ezekiel 36:26 “Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 “To equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” Ephesians 4:12 BOOKS BY SHANE PRUITT: 9 Common Lies Christians Believe Calling Out the Called LINKS: Gen Send Shane Pruitt MOMS IN PRAYER New to Moms in Prayer? Find Out More!  PRAY with Moms in Your Community for Your Children Support Our Mission Moms in Prayer Shop Praying For Prodigals

Metro Detroit Pastors Podcast
Reaching and Equipping The Next Generation

Metro Detroit Pastors Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 29:02


Hosted by Mark PospisilSound Engineer and Producer: Jonathan BlosserThe Stream Roots Podcast theme song was written, recorded, and produced by Eric Fritts.You can learn more about Barnabas Ministries by visiting www.barnabasministriesmi.orgYou can learn more about Darkroom Faith by visiting darkroomfaith.com

Men in the Arena Podcast
The Prayer Warrior: 4 Things You Need to Hear God's Voice - Equipping Men in Ten EP 579

Men in the Arena Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 13:00


Are you a prayer warrior? Are your prayers powerful and effective? In this first episode in a series equipping you to pray like a warrior, Jim Ramos will teach you the four things you need to have in place in order to hear from God clearly. These four things are PREREQUISITES for the strong Christian man who hears God. Do you have them? Four Prerequisites to Hearing the Voice of God Heart of a Champion  Are you ALL IN for Jesus? Does he have all you. Has he wrecked your plans for His?  Eyes of a Hunter  Drive with me for 5 minutes and you will be scared. I am always looking for wild game. Shanna is as good as me now out of necessity. God is all over the place if we would take the time to hunt for Him.  Pencil of a Sharpshooter  If I don't have my notepad and pen, I have a Fraternity Dude named Siri. He is always taking my notes and sending emails as God speaks to my heart.   Ears of the Hunted  Big ears & Eyes to the side. Are you  aware? Is your head always in the game? You're alert as if your soul depended on it? Look around. No rush. What do you smell? What do you feel? What do you see? What are you touching? In THIS moment what is God saying to you through these things? Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast

CWC Message with Pastor Kevin Kerr
God's Equipping To Bring Change

CWC Message with Pastor Kevin Kerr

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 53:30


Bezalel is a little know Old Testament Patriarch that was filled with the Spirit of God to do mighty things God wanted. Exodus 31:1-10 1Then the Lord said to Moses, 2“See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 3and I have filled him with the Spirit of God

Sermons – Houston Chinese Church
The Equipping of Disciple-Making Families

Sermons – Houston Chinese Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 30:00


Moses spells out how the Israelites could be successful as they enter into the Promised Land. They are to love God completely, which would motivate them to obey God's commands and to fear God. To be successful in the long run, they must teach their future generations to do likewise.

Grace Bible Church Gainesville - Sermons
Equipping Hour - Genesis - 9/18/2022

Grace Bible Church Gainesville - Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022


Equipping Hour - Genesis

Grace Bible Church - Equipping Hour Podcast
Equipping Hour: The Languages, Logistics, and Strategic Locations of Church Planting Ministry in Papua New Guinea (part 2)

Grace Bible Church - Equipping Hour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 52:21


The post Equipping Hour: The Languages, Logistics, and Strategic Locations of Church Planting Ministry in Papua New Guinea (part 2) appeared first on Grace Bible Church.

Living Truth (Audio)
Refresh My Heart in Christ - Part 2

Living Truth (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022


Living Truth (Audio)
Refresh My Heart in Christ - Part 1

Living Truth (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


Metro Detroit Pastors Podcast
Equipping Children With a Foundational Worldview

Metro Detroit Pastors Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 35:20


Hosted by Mark PospisilSound Engineer and Producer: Jonathan BlosserThe Stream Roots Podcast theme song was written, recorded, and produced by Eric Fritts.You can learn more about Barnabas Ministries by visiting www.barnabasministriesmi.orgYou can learn more about Foundation Worldview by visiting foundationworldview.com

Men in the Arena Podcast
Which Are You, Follower or Participant? - Equipping Men in Ten EP 577

Men in the Arena Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 8:47


In life, we get to choose whether we are going to sit back and watch or get into the game. We want to challenge you, men, to get into the fight. Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast

Kids Ministry Collective
Kids Ministry Collective 212- Equipping for Impact, Don't Get It Wrong!

Kids Ministry Collective

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 29:13


Have we lowered the bar for serving too low? Have we made it too easy? Do volunteers quit or not serve because we don't equip them to have impact? Let's talk about it on this weeks episode!  If you need help with an equipping strategy or recruiting strategy, Check out KMCCoach.net

15 Minutes and a Big Idea
Ephesians 4:11-12 Leaders are for Service

15 Minutes and a Big Idea

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 15:06


Episode #131 of 15 Minutes and a Big Idea. A Podcast by The Mended Collective. We examine Ephesians 4:11-12. Big Idea: Leaders are for Service 3 Supporting Ideas: 1) God Gave Roles 2) Offices are for Equipping 3) Offices are for Edification Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/15bigidea/?view_public_for=110691360592088 The Mended Collective: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSlUSkU2N0UEy4Bq1HgpFEQ Email: 15bigideapodcast@gmail.com Theme Music: "Advertime" by Rafael Krux

Entrusting The Faith
What is it like to have a daring faith in a cowardly world? - Ken Harrison

Entrusting The Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 36:25


Ken Harrisonhttps://kenrharrison.com/A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World: Live a Life Without Waste, Regret, or Anything Unfinished - https://amzn.to/3BbUi5BFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/KenRHarrison/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kenrharrison/https://promisekeepers.org/Free 30 Days of Covenant Eyes - Promo Code ETFTry Covenant Eyes free for 30 Days! Use promo code ETF at https://www.covenanteyes.com/Use it for yourself and protect your family.All of our podcasts are available on our website at:https://www.entrustingthefaith.com/podcastSign up to receive our weekly emails with all of our podcast information here.Buy my book Leading Well at Home: How Husbands and Fathers Can Biblically Lead Their Families  here or get a free excerpt here.You can find Entrusting the Faith at the following locations:https://www.entrustingthefaith.com/InstagramFacebookYouTube 

Call To Joy with Rev. Terry K. Anderson
One More River To Cross | Rev. Al Sharpton

Call To Joy with Rev. Terry K. Anderson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 44:07


The dynamic teachings of Rev. Al Sharpton, special guest preacher at Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, TX. Our Mission is Exalting the Savior, Equipping the Saints, & Evangelizing the Sinner.

Immanuel Church Wilmington Delaware
Equipping Followers of Jesus - Pastor Daniel Nelms & Pastor Will Donato

Immanuel Church Wilmington Delaware

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 58:01


Matthew 28:18-20 We begin a 3 part series , "Live It Out", on our Church Mission Statement. Pastor Daniel introduces it and then passes it to Pastor Will to address the issue of discipleship. Christians are called to be disciples and disciplers, following Christ's commands and living life to be conformed to His image. May our lives bear witness of the love of Jesus. Website: immanuelde.com Facebook: immanuelchurchwilmington

The Flexible Advisor
Ep 83: Getting to Yes! Why You Need to Acknowledge Behavioral Finance — With Michael Pompian

The Flexible Advisor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 34:13


Most advisors recognize that, when it comes to making investment decisions, a client's emotions can derail a plan. Equipping yourself with knowledge on behavioral finance and financial personas could be the key to a more successful approach to ensuring your clients stick to their plan.  In this episode, Laura Gregg and David Partain talk with … Continue reading Ep 83: Getting to Yes! Why You Need to Acknowledge Behavioral Finance — With Michael Pompian →

Living Truth (Audio)
Refreshing the Saints - Part 3

Living Truth (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022


Together LA Listening Tour
Equipping and Empowering Leaders with Stella Yau Lok

Together LA Listening Tour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 30:33


In this episode of the TLA Listening Tour, we hear from Stella Yau Lok, the Social City Director at LINC Los Angeles. She shares about her calling and career journey, how LINC began and what it is, and how LINC is engaging, equipping, and empowering local leaders.

Grace Church Salado | Sermons
BEAUTIFUL CHURCH: Equipping

Grace Church Salado | Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 44:32


Go to sermon webpage: BEAUTIFUL CHURCH

Scott Herrold's SOS Radio Podcast
Kathy Koch - Equipping Our Kids To Be Confident This School Year

Scott Herrold's SOS Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 14:13


As the school year kicks off, author Kathy Koch talks about how we can inspire our kids to feel confident about themselves and how to address unhealthy thinking habits. She talks about discerning the difference between a mistake and failure and why we shouldn't be so quick to call something a failure. Kathy also discusses some better questions we can be asking our kids after school so we don't get the same boring answer day after day - good or fine.

Good Deeds Note Investing Podcast
Three-Dimensional Approach To Note Investing

Good Deeds Note Investing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 39:48


Stability comes in threes. Hence, the three-legged stool or why the triangle is often referred to as the most stable shape. The same goes for note investing. In this episode, Lauren Wells and Chris Seveney introduce us to the three-dimensional approach to note investing they take when evaluating, acquiring, and bringing a note to resolution. Through this approach, they look at three important things: the property, the person, and the position. They break down each aspect and present examples of where possible challenges may arise and how you can work around them. Ultimately, there are a million reasons why people are no longer interested in a property. Equipping yourself with an approach to properly analyze the situation can give you a better picture of what you're getting into. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://7einvestments.com/podcast/

Grace Bible Church - Equipping Hour Podcast
Equipping Hour: A Bible-Centered Ministry

Grace Bible Church - Equipping Hour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 57:22


The post Equipping Hour: A Bible-Centered Ministry appeared first on Grace Bible Church.

Call To Joy with Rev. Terry K. Anderson
Fix Me Jesus | Rev. Mark Lewis

Call To Joy with Rev. Terry K. Anderson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 35:26


Once you put your faith in God, the tables of hardship begin to turn in your favor. Pastor Rev. Mark Lewis joins Lilly Grove for a special sermon, Fix Me Jesus. Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Houston, TX. Our Mission is Exalting the Savior, Equipping the Saints, & Evangelizing the Sinner.

Life Is Relationships
Equipping Kids for This Virtual World

Life Is Relationships

Play Episode Play 40 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 17:18


Casey and Erica Wilson join the podcast to talk about how to best equip kids in today's virtual world. When managing how kids are using phones today the use of filters, trackers, and content blockers aren't the only answer to ensuring they stay safe and connected.Fill out this podcast survey  to let us know what you think of the show and how we can create more content for you, our listeners.Website: https://ctcilife.orgFollow us on InstagramKeep in touch with us on FacebookWatch us on YouTube

Life Lessons with Dr. Steve Schell
84 - Equipping Disciples

Life Lessons with Dr. Steve Schell

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 53:45


To become a disciple of Jesus Christ requires enormous sacrifice. Basically, it requires a person to give Jesus the control of their life. From that point on, he or she will choose, over and over again, to live in such a way as to do whatever they can to help others meet Him. When Jesus called someone He never hid that fact from them. He never lured anyone with false promises of an easy life. Instead, He did the opposite. He warned them that following Him would cost them everything, but He also assured them that if they chose that path, it would lead to eternal life, not only for them, but for many more who would come to Him through them. Those who gave up everything to follow Him, would be given the spiritual resources they needed to become highly effective ministers. No one was being asked to sacrifice their pleasures and ambitions in exchange for a meagre life of self-denial. He wasn't making those demands to be mean. He was asking people to trade in those things for something far better. Those who chose to “deny themselves daily and take up their cross and follow Him” (Lk 9:23) would be given gifts which would transform each one of them into a disciple who would change the world. They would be empowered to do the most important work a human being can do. They would be partnering with God to save lost people. Through them He would change eternal destinies.