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Truth Seekers: Bible Stories for Kids
#153: Queen Esther’s Banquet

Truth Seekers: Bible Stories for Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 24:17


Esther 5-9. God moves and works in ways we cannot see. He is always at work. We must trust that when we cannot see what He is up to, that He works all things together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose! Esther put her faith in God, …

Tragedy to Triumph
Super Mario

Tragedy to Triumph

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 123:25


Super Mario - Mario HallMario Hall shares his amazing story of recovery. Having spent over 30 years addicted to cocaine, Mario missed out on tremendous opportunity to become a professional athlete. For years he had no motivation to quit using, but after an arrest uprooted his entire life he could no longer hide his addiction. It took a few tries to get it right, but today he celebrates over 16 months of sobriety and is driven by his faith in God.Amazing stories from people in Recovery hosted by Aaron Laine. A unique perspective from those who struggled with drugs and changed their lives. If you or someone you know is struggling with drugs or alcohol, please call 513-454-4769.Email: Aaron.laine@icloud.com Facebook.com/fromtragedy

Coffee and a Mike
Alexander Tschugguel #351

Coffee and a Mike

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 57:18


Alexander Tschugguel is a political activist and speaker from Austria. He is the president of the www.boniface-institute.com a Vienna-based Catholic think tank. He is primarily known for his staunch criticism of Pope Francis‘ support of the UN's green agenda and the general socialist-friendly and anti-traditional direction in which the current Pontiff is leading the Church. On the podcast we discuss Austria parliament approving a vaccine mandate for adults, his faith in God, and the story of how to defeat the lindworm: serpent monster the establishment represents.      

The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast
#517: The Signs of God's Existence

The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 5:14


The Big Idea: Far too many people are waiting on some supernatural event to prove the existence of God. The fact is, God has already proven that He exists! While the world is looking for a sign, God tells us that He's visible in the ordinary things of this world.Main Points:1. When it comes to the proof of God's existence and the reality of his presence and power, God has given us many signs. Sadly, many people are caught up in life and distracted so they miss the signs God has given us.2. Personally, I'm confident that God has given us sufficient signs of his existence. In fact, the signs are everywhere. Yet distracted people miss God's signs, and others determined not to believe, keep asking for more signs.3. Ask God for eyes to see the signs and evidence of his existence and his presence.Today's Scripture Verse:Mark 8:11-12 - “The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven. He sighed deeply and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign?”Romans 1:20 - “For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”Psalm 139:13-14 says “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”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 InstagramLoren Hicks on InstagramRecent Episodes:#516: Faith in God's ability to provide#515: The Golden Rule revisited#514: Not ashamed of Jesus

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Friday, January 21th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 11:25


Kids don't belong to their parents…and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Friday, January 14, 2022. If you want to see more of this sort of thing, please consider joining the Fight Laugh Feast Club. For less than a few coffees a month, you can help us build a rowdy Christian media response to liberal legacy media, big tech, and build a Christian megaphone for the truth. Got to flfnetwork.com and click on “join the club.” This resurfaced video of then MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry from 2013 is currently making the rounds on twitter. Play video: 0:00 to 0:29 "We have to break through this idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families". What you're hearing there is exhibit A of the principle of “not whether but which.” Christians need to get this in their bones. It is not whether there will be a god: it is always: which god will be worshiped and obeyed. It is not whether there will be parents; the question is only who will do the parenting? And in this case: it is not whether there will be some concept of covenant community, the only question is who will the community be and how will it be ruled and governed. Related to this is the law of displacement. I just made that up. But the point is that when the God-ordained government fails to do its God-ordained duty, another government always swoops in or creeps in to take its place. So if you're a father or mother and you are abdicating your duties as parents, it's only a matter of time before some other government will step in to do your job. And when we disobey God in these matters, we are always invite tyranny, oppression, and slavery. And if you say, me and my family are enough. My kids don't need anything else. You're disobeying God. Children born into families of at least one believing Christian parent are called “holy” – and that means they are claimed by God. And therefore, they are to be raised in the covenant community of the Church. Either you will have God's way or you will have MSNBC's way. You'll have the Biblical covenant community, or else you'll have the creepy secularist cult community. While 1950s morality was a lot more Christian, there was a humanistic, secular perversion of that traditional family that was already a weakening of the family. The strongest way to raise kids is in obedience to God. The strongest is not you huffing and puffing about being the head of your family. The strongest is not you going to all the church things. The strongest is faith in God and simple obedience to His Word. The strongest is under the blessing of God. Speaking of families taking their duties seriously, I want to tell you about Armis Dei, a Christian, Classical, and Collaborative school founded in 2021 in the lake country of Rhinelander, WI. Armis Dei is currently seeking its first Head of School. Their goal is to partner with parents to mature students to love all of God's truth so that they might live with courage in the world for His glory. Armis Dei school currently has 5 staff members and currently serve grades 4K to 5th grade with 37 students. They are planning to add an additional grade each year up through 12th grade. Even though this is a new work, its funding is solid with a growing tuition base and fundraising that will cover salaries and other start-up costs for several years. Compensation is competitive and Armis Dei intends to provide a generous income based on experience. Interested applicants should submit a resume or CV to Pastor Jeremy Vander Galien at armisdeischool@gmail.com. Speaking of confused governments: Starbucks has announced the end of its COVID vaccine requirement for its U.S. workers in response to Supreme Court ruling https://www.cbsnews.com/news/starbucks-covid-vaccine-requirement-stop-supreme-court/?fbclid=IwAR0bf1sYCsZ77bKg1pRDnbelSZBn0onzAOYhSZn1fXh2W2xQNF-QrqAbV7w Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a policy it announced earlier this month. In a memo sent Tuesday to employees, the Seattle coffee giant said it was responding to last week's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 vote, the court rejected the Biden administration's plan to require vaccines or regular COVID testing at companies with more than 100 workers. "We respect the court's ruling and will comply," Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver wrote in the memo. Ahem. For the record, Mr. Culver, the court simply struck the Biden tyranny mandate down. The court is not god. You need to comply with God's word, not the word of man. Starbucks' reversal is among the most high-profile corporate actions in response to the Supreme Court ruling. Many other big companies, including Target, have been mum on their plans, although some businesses have said they will maintain plans to require vaccinations. Clothing maker Carhartt, for one, told its employees on Friday that it was sticking with its own vaccine mandate, citing the higher health risks faced by unvaccinated people. Dime Payments is a Christian-owned processing payment business. Every business needs a payment process system, so please go to https://dimepayments.com/flf and sign your business up. Working with them supports us. They wont cancel you, like Stripe canceled President Trump. They wont cancel you, like Mailchimp canceled the Babylon Bee. Check them out. At least have a phone call and tell them that CrossPolitic sent you. Go to https://dimepayments.com/flf. Ghislaine Maxwell Asks Judge for New Trial h​​ttps://www.wsj.com/articles/ghislaine-maxwell-asks-judge-for-new-trial-11642696832?mod=e2tw Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell asked a federal judge to grant her a new trial after raising concerns about statements a juror made following the disgraced socialite's conviction last month on sex-trafficking charges. In a brief letter filed late Wednesday, Bobbi Sternheim, a lawyer for Ms. Maxwell, told U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan that the attorneys had filed their motion for a new trial and related exhibits under seal. Ms. Sternheim requested that material pertaining to the juror remain sealed until after Judge Nathan rules on the motion. Lawyers for Ms. Maxwell indicated earlier this month that they would seek a new trial. After the trial, the juror, a 35-year-old man, told media outlets that sharing his experiences as a sex-abuse victim influenced deliberations. The juror told Reuters that he talked about his experience after some jurors questioned how accurate the memories of Ms. Maxwell's accusers were. “When I shared that, they were able to sort of come around on, they were able to come around on the memory aspect of the sexual abuse,” the juror said, according to Reuters. Ms. Maxwell, 60 years old, was convicted of five of six criminal counts in late December. The most serious count, sex trafficking of minors, carries a maximum of 40 years in prison. Judge Nathan has scheduled Ms. Maxwell's sentencing for June 28. During the three-week trial, federal prosecutors said that between 1994 and 2004, Ms. Maxwell recruited and groomed teens for sex acts with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. @libsoftiktok: “NYPD arrest multiple people including a young child, for trying to enter a museum (@AMNH) without proof of vaccination” Play: 0:03 to 0:14 One of the young men arrested can be heard saying “God will judge you.” Psalm of the Day: 134 0:09-1:25 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. Or find them on our App: just search “Fight Laugh Feast” in your favorite app store and never miss a show. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. What allows us to continuing growing to take on the Big Media Lie Fest is your monthly membership support. If you've already joined, a huge thanks to you, and if you haven't, please consider joining today and have a great weekend.

Straight Outta Lo Cash and The Scenario
Mic Checka: The Church Is Effected By The Outside World w/ The Pew Babies Show

Straight Outta Lo Cash and The Scenario

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 63:07


How do two church kids find faith in God under personal and religious turmoil? This episode of Mic Checka Darryl talks to E and CJ hosts of The Pew Babies Show. The Pew Babies Show discusses things around Christianity and church life from the perspective of two long-term church kids. They talk about what does the term Pew baby mean. How the black church needs to understand what is happening outside of the church is happening inside as well. CJ tells a story about how sexual abuse in the church and his struggle with confronting his own bisexuality could not keep him away from his relationship with God.   Check out more of The Pew Babies Show https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCErUeoBap3P2dASz8NSVjng    Email the show at straightolc@gmail.com               Hit the Voicemail at 641-715-3900 Ext. 769558   Follow SOLC Network online Instagram: https://bit.ly/39VL542                     Twitter: https://bit.ly/39aL395                     Facebook: https://bit.ly/3sQn7je             To Listen to the podcast Podbean https://bit.ly/3t7SDJH                 YouTube http://bit.ly/3ouZqJU                 Spotify http://spoti.fi/3pwZZnJ                Apple http://apple.co/39rwjD1                 Stitcher http://bit.ly/3puGQ5P              IHeartRadio http://ihr.fm/2L0A2y1 

The Veritas Forum
Should you take a leap of faith? | Praveen Sethupathy

The Veritas Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 28:12


PART OF A SPECIAL 6-WEEK SERIES | This season, we've talked with people at the intersection of science and God — scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and a historian of science — all of whom are Christians. For them, they see no fundamental conflict between their faith in God and their faith in science. But what about you? Are you skeptical? For our final episode, we talk with Dr. Praveen Sethupathy, a genomics researcher and professor at Cornell University, about his journey to Christianity. Praveen's interest in Christianity grew as he was developing his skills as a scientist — and he used those skills to approach the Christian faith. Listen to learn how you can reason through what you believe — and why — and what to do when you find yourself with gaps of knowledge in front of and behind you. Like what you heard? Rate and review Beyond the Forum on Apple Podcasts to help more people discover our episodes. And, get updates on more ideas that shape our lives by signing up for our email newsletter at veritas.org. Thanks for listening!

Let The Journey Begin
#095 - Peace Within with Anthony Brown

Let The Journey Begin

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 32:20


This week, Hilary and Jason bring on founder and director of Coordinating & Assisting Recovery Environments (C.A.R.E), Anthony Brown. From an early age, Anthony experienced nothing but chaos and dysfunction, which led to him running away from home at 14 years old. Needing work and a place to go, he joined a traveling carnival that took him all over the states but also started what would become 23 years of homelessness. Instability and homelessness then spiraled into years and years of drug and alcohol addiction, but finally he reached a point in which he was desperate to get sober and turn his life around. He had been arrested by the same officer several times in the past but on one particular incident the officer asked, “Do you need help?”. This is when his life would change forever. Anthony was then introduced to treatment and experienced his own spiritual awakening that would eventually lead to him being sober almost as long as he was homeless. Today, it is Anthony's mission to help those struggling with addiction and homelessness as so much of his own life was affected by it. He believes people can become homeless due to a variety of things and by properly diagnosing these specific reasons, you can then administer appropriate help rather than lumping all homeless into one category. Anthony's true passion is taking his own experiences and his faith in God and utilizing them to provide specialized treatment for individuals who suffer from mental illness combined with a substance abuse disorder. In this episode, you will discover why Anthony considers himself a complete statistical anomaly!   You can connect with Anthony, find his book, and learn more about Brown Manor at:   - anthonyhowardbrown.com   - Book: From Park Bench to Park Avenue: One Man's Journey Out of Homelessness   - Facebook: @Brown Manor   - Instagram: @brown.manor   - Twitter: @brown_manor   - YouTube: Anthony Howard Brown     For more information on the Red Songbird Foundation, please visit:   redsongbird.org   If you are interested in donating to the Red Songbird Foundation, please visit:   redsongbird.org/donate   Follow us on Instagram at: @redsongbirdfoundation     New episode every Thursday!   Check us out on YouTube every Friday! Let The Journey Begin Podcast     Please subscribe, rate, and review!   Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast
#516: Faith in God's Ability to Provide

The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 5:51


The Big Idea: I'm sure there is some area of your life in which you need God's provision. Whether it be the provision of finances, strength, peace, encouragement, direction, or even hope. Let's choose to believe that God will never fail.Main Points:1. I am struck by the sheer, raw faith of Abraham. At this time, Abraham didn't know how God would provide. He didn't know what would happen, but he did know that God had made him a promise concerning his son. God would not fail him. 2. Abraham was being tested by God. He was being asked to give up the thing that was most precious to him in this world. Would his faith in God be more important than anything else?3. Faith in God's provision is a choice. As I face my current situation not knowing what God will do or how he will do it, I will be like Abraham. I will lift my voice and say with confidence, “God himself will provide.”Today's Scripture Verse:Philippians 4:13 -  “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Genesis 22:2 - “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”Genesis 22:7-8 - “ Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”  “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.”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 InstagramLoren Hicks on InstagramRecent Episodes:#515: The Golden Rule revisited#514: Not ashamed of Jesus#513: Sometimes God says no

Prayer 2021
Study in Prayer - January 19 - In His Presence

Prayer 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 6:09


Scripture of the Day:   Psalm 54:2“Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.”In His PresenceWhen you Praise God for things that have not happened yet, you are doing so BY FAITH. Your needs do not move God. Your wants do not move God. Your begging does not move God. The only thing that moves God is FAITH. Amen. So, if you are facing a terrible situation where you are crying out to God for deliverance, you cannot go into His presence begging Him. You need to go into His presence PRAISING Him! You need to pray and act like the answer has already occurred. That is called Faith. “Well, brother Bob, it sounds like wishful thinking to me. I mean, after all, if I did not receive the answer, if I'm still sick, if I'm still broke, if I'm still without a job or whatever – and I start acting like everything is great – I'm a hypocrite!” Well, my dear brother or sister – you are a hypocrite.  I'm sorry to say – but you are. “AM NOT!”  Oh – yes you are… you just exposed your true self… You are moved by feelings, emotions and the five physical senses.  You are acting on the Faith of doubting Thomas – not Faith in God and definitely not in the Faith of Jesus.  Hold on a minute – don't lose sight of what we are here trying to do. I want to help you get your prayer life off of the natural into the Heavenly realm of reality. Amen! One thing you need to realize is that praise is not dependent on your emotional situation at the time. It is only based on GOD. You need to praise HIM whether you feel like it or not. Amen! In Hebrews 13:15, the Word says, “Let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God CONTINUALLY, that is the FRUIT OF OUR LIPS giving THANKS TO HIS NAME.”  David is the perfect example of someone who could praise God even when his own family was trying to kill him. He would constantly start praising God when it looked like all hope was lost. And God would turn things around. Amen! In Psalm 56:11, David says, “In God I will Praise His Word. In God I have put my trust. I will not be afraid of what man can do to me….” AMEN!  That is how we need to pray! Glory to God! I'm excited just teaching on this today! Shout amen somebody!  The Bible says that God inhabits the praises of His people. The Bible says the enemy is turned back, falls and perishes at the presence of our God. Amen! Praise is a powerful weapon against the forces of darkness when you bring it into your prayer life. It doesn't matter what you are facing our up against. Praise God brings you into the courts of Praise and into the presence of the Lord – and God takes notice. When God takes notice – the devil knows he is in trouble. It's like a burgler trying to break into your house in the middle of the night. He's sneaking around…and then he hears you calling 911.  What's that burglar going to do? FLEE. You were not talking to the burglar. You were not confronting the burglar. You were talking on the telephone to someone that the burglar wanted nothing to do with. And that burglar knows that help is being dispatched right then! Amen!  It works the same way. You don't have to deal with the demon bothering you. Just get on your PRAISE LINE and get God's attention. Help will be dispatched immediately. Daniel was told that the angel was sent as soon as he started praying. Amen! Let's pray right now. I want to help you connect your 911 line directly into God's dispatch center. Amen!  Let's pray and let's PRAISE HIM. Until next time, this is Pastor Bob Thibodeau reminding you from 1 Thessalonians 5:17 in the Living Bible to “Always Keep on Praying!”  Be blessed in all that you do! Please subscribe to this podcast, leave us a quick 5 star review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow and be sure to visit our website for more information on our ministry: https://podcastersforchrist.com/ (https://podcastersforchrist.com). And while you are at the...

Broadcasts – Christian Working Woman
What Does It Mean to Walk Worthy? – 3

Broadcasts – Christian Working Woman

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 3:00


If you live up north, like I do, you develop a real love for evergreen trees, because in the midst of winter when everything else is bare and brown, that evergreen tree is still tall and green, giving color and life to the otherwise bleak winter scene. Jeremiah liked evergreens too. And he made a beautiful analogy for us using the evergreens. It's found in Jeremiah 17:7-8: “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Evergreen Christians are Christians who walk worthy of the Lord. One whose roots are so firmly entrenched in the Lord, that nothing turns your leaves brown or keeps you from bearing fruit. It's learning to trust God so completely that whatever heat comes your way, you will have absolutely no fear! To come to the place where no amount of heat could turn your leaves dry, because your faith in God is rooted so deeply. Of course, a tree like this doesn't grow overnight. It takes time to get those roots down deep into that water supply. If you're ever going to be an evergreen Christian, it will take time and discipline to get your roots firmly entrenched in God's water supply. Are you in a situation that seems rather dry or cold or barren? Perhaps you're facing some unknowns on your job or even in your family. As you go through this experience, you have two choices: To worry and fear, ­and thereby shrivel up and get dry and brown. Or to trust God and push your roots deeper and deeper into that spring of living water, Jesus Christ. The only thing that makes sense is to trust God. To walk worthy of the Lord, we need to be evergreen Christians, don't we? People who bear fruit and stay green regardless of the circumstances. You can do it if your roots are firmly entrenched in Jesus Christ, deeper every day.

Conservative Business Journal Podcast
Pastor Greg Locke Speaking at John Di Lemme's We The People Fight Back Event

Conservative Business Journal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 35:25


In this episode of the CBJ Real News Podcast Show, you'll hear Pastor Greg Locke's presentation at John Di Lemme's We The People Fight Back Event in Naples, Florida on January 7 & 8, 2022.  Due to a snow storm in Tennessee, Pastor Locke was unable to attend the event in person, but he joined the crowd on LIVE stream and gave a fired up message about standing for your faith in God in order to save America.   Find out how you can get your VIP Ticket to the next event - Call/Text (561) 847-3467 or Email Team@ConservativeBusinessJournal.com and say "We The People"   Subscribe to John Di Lemme's Clouthub Channel and be notified of all LIVE Shows at https://clouthub.com/c/cbjrealnews Follow John Di Lemme and the CBJ Real News on Telegram at https://t.me/cbjrealnews The #1 Secret on How to CANCEL the Cancel Culture is to support Conservative Business Owners and Entrepreneurs by going to https://ConservativeMarketplace.com/ How to Protect Yourself from Raging Inflation…Precious Metals – Gold & Silver Go to www.GodsGoldAndSilver.com

Being Lutheran Podcast
Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #235 – Jeremiah 17:1-10

Being Lutheran Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 23:46


In this episode, Adam, Brett, and Jason continue their examination of Article 18 of the Augsburg Confession and Apology by doing a Bible study on Jeremiah 17:1-10. The answer to human idolatry, which is condemned in the First Commandment, is that we should fear, love, and trust in God above all things. The outcome of our faith in God is that we are nourished and sustained from an external source, not from our hearts.

Power of Purity | Helping Men to Honor God with their Sexual Gift
POP 291 - A Theology of Suffering - Part 2

Power of Purity | Helping Men to Honor God with their Sexual Gift

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 31:54


In this series Tony speaks to one of the most difficult subjects in all of our lives... SUFFERING! Suffering is a topic that confuses many people about God... and a topic that makes many people angry at God. It's a topic that makes many people stop believing in God. Why does God allow suffering? How can God be a God of love... and allow all the suffering in the world? How can God be a God of love... and allow innocent children to suffer? It seems that for many people... the topics of God and suffering are mutually exclusive... as if they believe that if one of them exists... the other should not. So what do we do with our pain and suffering? How can we make sense of both God and suffering in our lives at the same time? In this series Tony develops what he calls... A Theology of Suffering... and shares 6 principles that create a template that will inform our understanding of the suffering in our lives. The first two principles are really BAD NEWS. But it's the BAD NEWS that makes the GOOD NEWS really GOOD NEWS. The last four principles will help us to reconcile our faith in God... while living in a very wounded... broken.. and fallen world. Welcome to A Theology of Suffering. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.  Romans 8:18 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Romans 8:22

The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast
#513: Sometimes God Says No

The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 5:45


The Big Idea: My prayer is that your faith in God will be so strong that you will continue to trust God, even when he says no. I'm praying that you will hold onto God, even when you don't understand. I'm praying you'll be able to say along with Job, “God is faithful, and though He slay me, I will still trust in Him.Main Points:1. Every person listening to this podcast has struggled with the sovereignty of God. This is where we exercise our faith. Either we come to the place where we believe God is good, or we don't.2. Sometimes God says no because He can see what you cannot see.  God has a bigger perspective. God sees the whole picture of your life: your past, your present, and your future.3. If you have experienced a “no” answer from God, affirm your belief that He has a purpose behind everything He does, even when he says "no" to your prayer. Let this be a time of putting your trust in His sovereignty and care.Today's Scripture Verse:Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.  “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”Hebrews 4:13 - “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”1 Peter 1:6-7 NLT - “There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”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 InstagramLoren Hicks on InstagramRecent Episodes:#512 - Why confession is still important#511 - Discovering Jesus is enough#510: Learning to feed your soul

The Tom Short Show
What Should We Learn from MLK and His Dream?

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 26:21


Martin Luther King, JR was a Baptist preacher.His call for justice was rooted in Scriptural truth and his faith in God drove his passion.Are there things we can learn from him for our lives today? Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to learn more.Scripture Used in Today's Message1 Samuel 16:7**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2023) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

Lane of Roses

Join Katie and Kelsey this week on the Purpose Podcast where this week they will be busting the myth that faith is the opposite of reason. How do we choose to have faith in God when things seem to make no sense? Check out this week's episode to find out! For more from the Start Here Collection, click here.  Want to learn more about how to start a relationship with our God who is the Starting Point? Click here.

You Start Today with Dr. Lee Warren | Weekly Prescriptions to Become Healthier, Feel Better, and Be Happier.

Dr. Karen Swallow Prior, PhD is a reader, writer, and professor. But she does all those things in the context of great faith in God, and a love for Jesus. She is a thought leader and sought-after speaker, and she shows people how to put culture in its proper context in relation to our faith.  I invited Dr. Prior onto the show because her social media presence constantly challenges my thinking on important issues, and I've been impressed with how she weathers attacks from left and right for never wavering from what she believes.   We had a great conversation about good books, reading, faith, and the cost of telling the truth.  She puts her faith on the line in an inspiring way- she's been arrested for protesting in front of abortion clinics, and she's written and spoken out extensively about the sanctity of life at all stages.  Dr. Prior's website. Read her recent New York Times pro-life op/ed here. Dr. Prior on Twitter (her account is great to follow!) Dr. Prior on Instagram!   Official Biography: Karen Swallow Prior, Ph. D., is Research Professor of English and Christianity and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me (T. S. Poetry Press, 2012), Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist (Thomas Nelson, 2014), and On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books (Brazos, 2018). She is co-editor of Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues (Zondervan 2019) and has contributed to numerous other books. Her writing has appeared at Christianity Today, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, First Things, Vox, Relevant, Think Christian, The Gospel Coalition, Religion News Service, Books and Culture and other places.

Our Daily Bread Podcast | Our Daily Bread

Carl had contracted cancer and needed a double lung transplant. He asked God for new lungs, but felt odd doing so. He confessed it’s a strange thing to pray, because “someone has to die so I might live.” Carl’s dilemma highlights a basic truth of Scripture: God uses death to bring life. We see this in the story of the Exodus. Born into slavery, the Israelites languished under the oppressive hands of the Egyptians. Pharaoh wouldn’t release his grip until God made it personal. Every eldest son would die, unless the family killed a spotless lamb and slathered its blood across their doorposts (Exodus 12:6–7). Today, you and I have been born into the bondage of sin. Satan would not release his grip on us until God made it personal, sacrificing His perfect Son on the blood-spattered arms of the cross. Jesus calls us to join Him there. Paul explains, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2:20). When we put our faith in God’s spotless Lamb, we commit to daily dying with Him—dying to our sin so we might rise with Him to new life (Romans 6:4–5). We express this faith in baptism and every time we say no to the shackles of sin and yes to the freedom of Christ. We’re never more alive than when we die with Jesus.

NOT YOUR AVERAGE OPERATOR
NYAO, Ep: 079 – A Warriors Wife: April's Story

NOT YOUR AVERAGE OPERATOR

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 62:21


This week, the boys were fortunate enough to sit down with Elliot's wife, April (from Episode 78 - The Legacy of Adam) and talk about the most unspoken tenant in the life cycle of the battle with P.T.S.D.; the sojourn of the spouse in this palpable fight of mental illness. You'll quickly understand the strength and  grace that April brings is forged in the rawness of her experience in standing by Adam through his darkest moments. Many times, having a very direct impact on her own mental health. April does the rest of us a massive favor in being candid about her close proximity with the fallouts of undiagnosed P.T.S.D and exposing the fractures it brought into her home. She navigates this tender topic of the injured spouse with such candor and strength, to hopefully shed light for the rest of us, of what it's like and what to expect when it's our turn. The boys agreed that this  episode will be one of the most popular in our series, because April leaves everyone a roadmap.  A step by step list of faith based  axioms and approaches to push through the chaos into higher ground. For her and Adam both, it started with their faith in God. April's Recommended Resources & Organizations: 1.“Why is Dadso Mad”, book by Seth Kastle. Helps explain PTSD to kids. 2. Giveanhour.org; free counseling/therapy/chiropractic and other care for veterans and their families. 3. Mighty Oaks Warrior Program; Faith based retreat for veterans and spouses in California and Ohio, no residency requirements & travel expenses may be covered. 4. Boulder Crest Retreat; free family/individual retreat opportunities. Warrior PATH program for PTSD. 5. Elizabeth Dole Hidden Heroes; retreats, caregiver resources & support. 6. Reboot Combat Recovery; 12 week faith based course for veterans, first responders, and their families. 7. Operation Homefront; support for military families. 8. Project Sanctuary; free family retreats. 9. Semper Fi Fund; financial assistance if qualified. 10. Wounded Warrior Project; support, activities, individual & family retreats, help with disability claims. 11. Vet Center; counseling, help with claims, other resources. Please share your thoughts about this episode and more importantly, we hope this encourages our listeners to spend some time thinking about what works best for them when they have to reignite their passion. We encourage all of our listeners to reach out to us with your own stories. We love reading your insights, feedback, and how we can add more value to your day. Paul “Melon” McFadden NotYourAveragePaul@gmail.com Raf “Tio” Espinosa NotYourAverageRaf@gmail.com Mike NotYourAverageMike77@gmail.com LISTEN IN ON: SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/6cQyL6nPDxPNFz4p8RN5PQ?si=Pm-chuufQGSYdcflJ5Xq0Q APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/not-your-average-operator/id1522297477

Run The Race
#94: Biohacking Yourself for a Healthy 2022; Advice from Wellness Coach, Cancer Survivor

Run The Race

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 55:56


We graduated from college together more than 2 decades ago, and she went on to be a certified holistic wellness coach...talking in this episode about biohacking for your health, nutrition advice for busy people in the New Year, how faith in God plays a role in your wellness, plus being a cancer survivor and a mother to a pair of teens. Make sure to subscribe to "Run The Race" for weekly inspiration related to fitness and faith. (5:12) Naomi (Bleeker) Damask, Elon College (NC) class of 1998 like me, starts by talking about vision for the New Year, keys to success to stick with your goals for 2022, and building simple healthy habits, hers involving where she puts her faith devotional and glasses of water. (9:23) Losing weight is a big focus with "resolutions" but she says you also gotta focus on the WHY and your inside. (11:58) Ten years ago, this healthy young woman got a "sucker punch" when she found out she had 2 invasive tumors, changing the direction of her life. She talks about what she did to become a cancer survivor and change her career with a new mission to help women with prevention health. Naomi says health care providers give women too many medicine "bandaids" and we all have to learn to listen to our bodies! With stressful lives, breaks are needed. For those of us with busy lives, (20:49) coach Naomi gets specific about how/why we should eat healthy, with 3 keys of what to look for in your food. You can still enjoy eating what you want at times, and take small steps. (25:40) She says the spiritual and emotional sides are also key for wellness, which includes having hope! And why did she change from vegetarian lifestyle to eating meat again? (31:00) She explains why she left the corporate world, a job at Maybelline, after her cancer diagnosis. Now a wellness entrepreneur in epigenetics, biohacking and nutrigenomics - she explains what all that means. In laymans terms, you have a family history that affects your health, but your environment and what you eat also impacts our genes, plus what small changes YOU can make for a healthier life overall. With the idea to get away from technology more, (36:25) Naomi talks about getting outside and moving more, even cold therapy in Minnesota where she lives. She also created "Vitamin C Parties." The C stands for cancer and some other important "C" words. (40:27) As a coach, she talks about seeing more depression during the COVID pandemic, how serving others can help. (42:38) This mom hopes to be an example for other women, including her 2 teen daughters. (47:58) Naomi closes us out in prayer, (50:28) then the "Stuck in my Head" segment is me paying homage to entertainers we recently lost - Betty White and Bob Saget - by singing their TV theme songs. Thanks for listening! And please share it with your friends using #RunTheRace podcast. Also, write a quick review about it. For more info, go to www.wtvm.com/podcast/.

Find Your Fierce
Warrior Series #2: The Story Created Before You

Find Your Fierce

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 14:26


Show highlights include:   How to have more faith in God's game plan (even when it's uncomfortable and difficult). (2:38) Why the most authentic experiences come from making this Slim Shady mistake. (4:28) How to experience more adventure and opportunity (without trying to plan every step). (6:34) Why making your life story better starts with two fishermen and an invitation. (9:45) If you're ready to rise up and become the best version of yourself, check out the 12-month mindset and accountability experience that will help you rise up here: https://jillallencoaching.com/just-breathe-sisterhood/ If you have zero energy to focus on yourself and need extra support and accountability from women who know what it's like to juggle a crazy busy life, then go to https://jillallencoaching.com/be-fit-and-fierce/ and become unstoppable with us.  Or, if you want to join a sisterhood dedicated to growing our faith, join our Just Breathe Facebook Group.

K-LOVE News Podcast
Meredith Ard: Mom Gives Birth To Twins at 22 Weeks

K-LOVE News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 33:47


Monika Kelly hears the story of a pair of twins born prematurely at 22 weeks, Meredith Ard shares her harrowing story of being pregnant with twins and being advised to terminate or she might lose her life. She chose to have faith in God instead and stayed pregnant. She tells her story.

ASIAN AMERICA: THE KEN FONG PODCAST
Ep 348: The Two Kens Collaborative Podcast

ASIAN AMERICA: THE KEN FONG PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 53:02


This episode was sparked by a recent Op Ed piece in the LA Times. The writer had recently learned that a 72 million year old dinosaur embryo fossil had been found in China, which then caused him to think deeply and differently about the age of Earth, and our own brief time on it. The Two Kens both share their own reflections, while also speaking openly about how they feel about being getting old and why their faith in God is no longer threatened by scientific discoveries.

Colonel Catholics Podcast
Daily Mass - 01/10/2022 - Hannah - A Woman of Patience & Trust - Fr. PJ Madden

Colonel Catholics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 3:23


Homily for Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time The first reading in the Book of Samuel tells us of a young woman named Hannah who was married to a man called Elkanah. They were very much in love; however, Hannah was infertile. Hannah trusted God without doubt or concern. Hannah's story teaches us that our faith in God allows Him to bless us. Her trust in God as she turned to Him, her deep desire for children and her faithfulness in bringing Samuel to God as promised are all evidences of God working in Hannah's life. Every person experiences circumstances that cause grief. Many times, we simply don't understand why the desire of our hearts is not met. But in the life of Hannah we see that God knows our hearts, that everything has a purpose and that trust in Him is never misplaced.

Solid Joys Daily Devotional
The Experiential Key

Solid Joys Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 3:25


Freedom from greed comes from the deeply satisfying faith in God's future grace.

The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast
#507: Faith is our Shield

The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 5:01


The Big Idea: Though we are in a spiritual battle, God has given us the armor necessary to withstand Satan's attacks. An essential piece of our battlefield equipment is our shield. This shield is our faith. Confidence in God's character and power extinguishes all the flaming attacks we face.Main Points:1. Because we have a limited vision and an insufficient perspective we don't always see and we can't always understand. I can only trust. If we could understand it all we wouldn't need faith. If everything always made sense and we could make logical, rational arguments to all of life, we wouldn't need faith.2. The Bible teaches us that as believers, we are in a spiritual battle. This spiritual battle attacks our faith. It threatens our belief in God and his faithfulness. So, how can we protect our faith in God?3. Biblical faith is having a sure, steady, and unwavering confidence in the character, goodness, and plan of God. This faith results in our believing what God says and trusting what He does (whether we understand it or not).Today's Scripture Verse:Ephesians 6:16 - “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”John 8:44 - “…for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”Hebrews 11:1 - “Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” 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 InstagramLoren Hicks on InstagramRecent Episodes:#506: The importance of the Lord's Supper#505: Boasting in the cross of Jesus#504: When we doubt

Power of Purity | Helping Men to Honor God with their Sexual Gift
POP 290 - A Theology of Suffering - Part 1

Power of Purity | Helping Men to Honor God with their Sexual Gift

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 33:31


In this series Tony speaks to one of the most difficult subjects in all of our lives... SUFFERING! Suffering is a topic that confuses many people about God... and a topic that makes many people angry at God. It's a topic that makes many people stop believing in God. Why does God allow suffering? How can God be a God of love... and allow all the suffering in the world? How can God be a God of love... and allow innocent children to suffer? It seems that for many people... the topics of God and suffering are mutually exclusive... as if they believe that if one of them exists... the other should not. So what do we do with our pain and suffering? How can we make sense of both God and suffering in our lives at the same time? In this series Tony develops what he calls... A Theology of Suffering... and shares 6 principles that create a template that will inform our understanding of the suffering in our lives. The first two principles are really BAD NEWS. But it's the BAD NEWS that makes the GOOD NEWS really GOOD NEWS. The last four principles will help us to reconcile our faith in God... while living in a very wounded... broken.. and fallen world. Welcome to A Theology of Suffering. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.  Romans 8:18 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Romans 8:22

I Believe I Receive With Tony Roman
What does it mean to be born again in the spirit

I Believe I Receive With Tony Roman

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 7:08


Born Again In The Spirit! What Does This Mean?New Podcast Episode! By I Believe I Receive Podcast Here is a story whenI lost faith in GOD, I was 19 years old and that time I was in a very dark place but with GOD's spirit that was within me, I got another chance to connect myself to god again. "Once I will realize that I can be born again in the spirit from within me" I learned over the years it doesn't matter how old are you or where you come from, god will give you chances to born again in the spirit. NEW Music Album By Me! [Endless Beginnings] - https://audiomack.com/t-roman/album/endless-beginningsT-ROMAN Music Feat. Sergi Yaro - Let It Be [Official Music Video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4oPCoQfODcT-ROMAN MUSIC - Endless Beginnings INTRO [Official Music Video]  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTJg44djK9sT-ROMAN MUSIC - Living [Official Music Video] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYy1Ynbsgz8T-ROMAN MUSIC - Spiritual Warfare [Official Music Video] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o5swN9j35k-I Believe I Receive Podcast Links-Website - https://www.i-believe-i-receive-podcast.com/Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyroman444/Just Listen Clothing Link -  https://teespring.com/stores/just-listen-clothing

Dr. D’s Social Network
380. Zion Clark - No Excuses

Dr. D’s Social Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 35:02


Zion was born on September 29, 1997 in Columbus, OH. Due to his condition (Caudal Regression Syndrome...born with no legs), and his birth mother's inability to care for him, Zion was immediately thrust into the foster care system. Thus, his journey to find a permanent home and a someone to call "mom" began. Over the course of the next 16 years Zion moved numerous times and found himself in a variety of circumstances and environments...many of them unfavorable. There were situations when Zion was mentally abused, physically bullied, and underfed...but he remained optimistic (faith in God). Being physically different from others didn't help, but Zion used a positive mindset, gracious demeanor, and diligent study habits to make friends and excel academically. Zion was introduced to the sport of wrestling while in elementary school, but initially didn't fare very well...in fact, he didn't win a match for several years. Upon entering Massillon High School, Zion met Coach Gil Donahue who recognized his passion for the sport and relentless work ethic. A wonderful friendship and bond was forged. Over the next 3 years Zion improved his wrestling technique and hit the weight room like a man possessed. An amazing transformation followed! Part of this miraculous course of events included Zion being adopted by a woman who had been praying for a son for years! In dramatic fashion, the process was completed only within days before Zion was officially scheduled to be legally aged-out (no chance of adoption). In his senior year, Zion finished the season 33-15 and was one match from qualifying for the D-I Ohio High School State Wrestling Championships. In an incredible display of heart and determination, Zion wrestled his opponent (a 20 pd. weight differential) beyond the grueling 6 minutes of regulation and 2 overtimes...only to fall 1-0 in sudden death. The fans in the packed gymnasium rose to their feet and zealously applauded Zion's courageous effort. A few months later Zion went on to capture his second high school track wheel chair racing title at the state championships. Zion's herculean efforts hadn't gone unnoticed as a Hollywood producer documented his journey during senior year. The film "Zion" garnered critical acclaim at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival (2018) and global media exposure (it's currently available on Netflix). Zion was recruited by several colleges to wrestle and chose to attend Kent State (Tuscarawas)...where he spent the following 2 years steadily improving his skills and finding success at the varsity level. With his confidence and national ranking on the rise, Zion decided to embark on his toughest mission to date...becoming the first American Athlete to compete in both the Olympic (wrestling) and Paralympic (wheelchair racing) Games in Tokyo (2020). Understanding the magnitude of this difficult challenge, Zion has surrounded himself with a very dedicated and highly supportive team...including budding friendships with Olympic/World Champion Jordan Burroughs and undefeated (133-0) 4x NCAA titlist Joey Davis. Due to his tremendous upper body strength and athleticism, Zion is also pursuing interests in power lifting (bench press), wheelchair bodybuilding, and the circus arts. In addition to his brutal training/practice regimen, Zion stays busy as a motivational speaker. The moral of Zion's inspirational story is that things don't always go smoothly in life...but in order to succeed, you must adapt to your individual circumstances. Priding himself in hard work, Zion offers that there are no excuses...or shortcuts! It's all about faith, passion, and perseverance. Zion urges others to "Be Greater Than" > ...the obstacles you face. YOU, and only YOU are in control of your destiny!

A New Beginning with Greg Laurie
Encore Interview | Faith and Filmmaking: An Conversation with Mel Gibson

A New Beginning with Greg Laurie

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 9:39


In this popular podcast episode, we revisit an interview in which Pastor Greg Laurie sits down with Academy Award-winning director, actor, and producer Mel Gibson, discussing his faith and career.  Pastor Greg discusses Gibson's film Hacksaw Ridge, which is about WWII hero Desmond Doss. Doss was a Medal of Honor recipient whose faith in God carried him through the war. Gibson also discusses how his faith impacts his filmmaking, and he teases the announcement that he is starting work a sequel to the worldwide smash hit The Passion of the Christ. It is to be written by Randall Wallace, the screenwriter of Braveheart. This interview originally took place at SoCal Harvest 2016, at Anaheim Stadium.  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Harvest: Greg Laurie Audio
Encore Interview | Faith and Filmmaking: An Conversation with Mel Gibson

Harvest: Greg Laurie Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 9:39


In this popular podcast episode, we revisit an interview in which Pastor Greg Laurie sits down with Academy Award-winning director, actor, and producer Mel Gibson, discussing his faith and career.  Pastor Greg discusses Gibson's film Hacksaw Ridge, which is about WWII hero Desmond Doss. Doss was a Medal of Honor recipient whose faith in God carried him through the war. Gibson also discusses how his faith impacts his filmmaking, and he teases the announcement that he is starting work a sequel to the worldwide smash hit The Passion of the Christ. It is to be written by Randall Wallace, the screenwriter of Braveheart. This interview originally took place at SoCal Harvest 2016, at Anaheim Stadium.  --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bethel Pulpit - Primitive Baptist Sermons
Faith's Victory Over Fear

Bethel Pulpit - Primitive Baptist Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 39:00


Pastor Gowens' 12/26/21 message is taken from the 56th Psalm. From the historical backdrop of David's asylum in enemy territory, the Psalm develops the crippling power of fear in the believer's life. The focus of Psalm 56, however, is not on fear itself, but how David gained victory over fear by faith in God. As we look forward on the unknown tomorrow, we too may triumph over fear by faith.

Mariners Annual Read: Gospel Every Day
Jan 7 - Faith in God - Mark 11:22

Mariners Annual Read: Gospel Every Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 9:10


The Secret of Adoration - Jan 1-31- Pick up Daily in His Presence by Andrew Murray at the Mariners Bookstore- Visit marinerschurch.org or download the Mariners App for more information

Sandy Creek Stirrings
E176 - Next-Level Prayer: Part 1

Sandy Creek Stirrings

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 26:41


The sad fact is so many Christians pray, yet don't truly have faith in God. We believe He can provide, He can meet our needs, He can answer – but we don't risk all our hopes and put them on the line in a trial of faith. We are too afraid of a sick heart (Proverbs 13:12) and would rather have little faith than put our God to the test. Their is a reason God cried out in Malachi 3:10, “Prove me!” Learn how to implement "Next-Level Prayer" into your daily life in this episode!

Unlocking the Bible: Daily Broadcast
Faith Listens to God, Part 1

Unlocking the Bible: Daily Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 24:59


Cain is the father of all those who claim to have faith in God, but who refuse to listen to the Word of God. Pastor Colin talks about where faith comes from and how it is cultivated.

Revival Plan
Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8, pp. 169-178 Day 431

Revival Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 22:19


The Cause of Dearth in the Church He who is appointed to act a part in the work for this time should feel the solemn responsibility resting upon him. We are working for eternity. If we eat of the bread which came from heaven we shall be Christlike in spirit and character. We are living in an age when there is to be no spiritual idleness. Every soul is to be charged with the heavenly current of life. The question is often asked: “What is the cause of the dearth of spiritual power in the church?” The answer comes: “The members allow their minds to be drawn away from the word of God.” We are built up physically from that which we eat, and in like manner the character of our spirituality is determined by the food given to the mind. We are to give the mind and heart proper nourishment by eating the flesh and drinking the blood of the Son of God. Christ declares: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life.... I am the living Bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.... Whoso eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is meat indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He that eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me.” John 6:47-57. -170- We must abide in Christ, and Christ must abide in us; “for we are laborers together with God.” The work of the Christian is an individual work. Let God's workers cease to find fault, for this is sin. Let them improve themselves as they think that their fellow workers should improve. It is their privilege to live in Christ by eating the bread of life. Those who do this will have a healthy, growing experience, and the righteousness of God will go before them as they do the work specified in the fifty-eighth chapter of Isaiah. To Every Man His Work Every branch of the work of God is to have recognition. “He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11, 12. This Scripture shows that there are to be different workers, different instrumentalities. Each has a different work. No one is required to lay hold of another's work, and, though untrained, try to do it. God has given to each according to his ability. One man may think that his position gives him authority to dictate to other workers, but this is not so. Ignorant of their work, he would enlarge where he should retrench, and retrench where he should enlarge, because he can see only the part of the vineyard where he is working. -171- Live for God. Make the Saviour's teaching a part of your life. Your pathway will be brightened by clear, shining light. You will have the heavenly anointing and will be kept from making grave blunders. Do not be so intent upon the work you are doing in one portion of the Lord's vineyard that you cannot appreciate the work that others are doing in other parts of the vineyard. They may be faithfully cultivating their talents so that they can return them, doubled, to their God. Let every man look well to his own work, making sure that it is complete, without spot or wrinkle to mar its perfection. Then leave it with God to say: “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25:23. -172- Chapter 28—Unity of Effort Cooranbong, N. S. W., April 17, 1899 To a Physician in Perplexity: My Dear Brother, I have a deep interest in you and your work, and I pray that the Lord will guide my pen as I write to you. The Lord has made you a man of His appointment, and angels of God have been your helpers. The Lord has placed you in the position that you occupy, not because you are infallible but because He desires to guide your mind by His Holy Spirit. He desires you to impart to those with whom you come in contact a knowledge of present truth. Grave responsibilities have been entrusted to you, and on no account should you allow yourself to be entangled in work that will weaken your influence with Seventh-day Adventists. The Lord has chosen you to fill a place of His appointment, to stand before the medical profession, not to be molded by worldly influences, but to mold minds. Every day you are to be under the supervision of God. He is your Master, your Redeemer. He has a work for you to do, not separated from Seventh-day Adventists, but united with them. You are to be a great blessing to your brethren by giving them the knowledge that He has given you. Through you God has worked and desires still to work, honoring you by entrusting to you important responsibilities. “We are laborers together with God.” 1 Corinthians 3:9. He will use you and me and each human being who enters His service, if we will submit to His guidance. Each one is to stand in his watchtower, listening attentively to that which the Spirit has to say to him, remembering that his every word and act makes an impression, not only on his own character, but on the characters of those with whom he is connected. -173- God's Building “Ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.” Verse 9. This figure represents human character, which is to be wrought upon, point by point. Each day God works with His building, stroke upon stroke, to perfect the structure, that it may become a holy temple for Him. Man is to co-operate with God. Each worker is to become just what God designs him to be, building his life with pure, noble deeds, that in the end his character may be a symmetrical structure, a fair temple, honored by God and man. There is to be no flaw in the building, for it is the Lord's. Every stone must be perfectly laid, that it may endure the pressure placed upon it. One stone laid wrong will affect the whole building. To you and to every other worker God gives the warning: “Take heed how you build, that your building may stand the test of storm and tempest, because it is founded on the eternal Rock. Place the stone on the sure foundation, that you may make ready for the day of test and trial, when all will be seen just as they are.” A Temple of Living Stones This warning God presents to me as especially necessary for your welfare. He loves you with a love that is immeasurable. He loves your brethren in the faith, and He works with them to the same end as that to which He works with you. His church on earth is to assume divine proportions before the world as a temple built of living stones, each one reflecting light. It is to be the light of the world as a city set on a hill, which cannot be hid. It is built of stones laid close together, stone fitting to stone, making a firm, solid building. Not all the stones are of the same form or shape. Some are large, some are small; but each has its own place to fill. And the value of each stone is determined by the light that it reflects. This is God's plan. He desires all His workers to fill their appointed places in the work for this time. -174- We are living amidst the perils of the last days. We are wisely to cultivate every mental and physical power; for all are needed to make the church a building that will represent the wisdom of the great Designer. The talents given us by God are His gifts, and they are to be used in their right relation to one another so as to make a perfect whole. God gives the talents, the powers of the mind; man forms the character. Different Instrumentalities The Lord has wrought with you, enabling you to act your part as His workman; but there are other workmen also who are to act their part as His instrumentalities. These help to compose the whole body. All are to be united as parts of one great organism. The Lord's church is composed of living, working agencies, who derive their power to act from the Author and Finisher of their faith. They are to carry forward in harmony the great work resting on them. God has given you your work. But He has other instrumentalities, and to them He has given their work, that all may become, through sanctification of the truth, members of Christ's body, of His flesh and of His bones. Representing Christ, we act for time and for eternity; and men, even worldly men, take knowledge of us that we have been with Jesus and have learned of Him. Truth a Unit God's people are not to be in confusion, lacking order and harmony, consistency and beauty. The Lord is greatly dishonored when disunion exists among His people. Truth is a unit. The unity that God requires must be cultivated day by day if we would answer the prayer of Christ. The disunion that is striving for existence among those who profess to believe the last message of mercy to be given to the world, must find no place; for it would be a fearful hindrance to the advancement of God's work. His servants are to be one, as Christ is one with the Father; their powers, illuminated, inspired, and sanctified, must be united to make a complete whole. Those who love God and keep His commandments are not to draw apart; they are to press together. -175- Words of Cheer The Lord does not forsake His faithful workmen. Bear in mind that our life in this world is but a pilgrimage, that heaven is the home to which we are going. Have faith in God. If my words have wounded and bruised your soul, I am sorry; I am wounded and bruised also. Our work, a strange work, a great work, given us by God, links us heart and soul together. You dare not throw off your armor. You must wear it till the end. When the Lord releases you, it will be time for you to lay your armor at His feet. You have enlisted in His army to serve till the close of the battle, and you would not disgrace yourself and dishonor God by deserting. May the Lord open to you many matters that He has opened to me. Satan is watching his opportunity to dishonor the cause of God. I have been shown your peril, and I have also been shown your guardian angel preserving you again and again from yourself, keeping you from making shipwreck of faith. My brother, lift up the standard, lift it up, and be not fainthearted or discouraged. I have given the leading men in the General Conference and the Mission Board the light given me by God: that you and they should counsel together; that, instead of holding themselves aloof, they should be your fellow helpers; that you had been ordained by God to stand in a position of trust, and you needed help instead of censure. -176- In the intensity of my desire that you should make straight paths for your feet, I have written earnest words to you, but never, never, to denounce or condemn you. Oh, that God would make you understand that my deep interest in you has not changed in the least. I have a most earnest desire that you shall stand fast in God, firm, tried, and true. I know that the Lord wants you to have the crown of victory. “When He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.... And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:8-16. -177- Chapter 29—Christ the Medium of Prayer and Blessing Balaclava, Victoria, Australia, March 25, 1898 To a Sanitarium Physician: My Dear Brother, I have just received your letters. I see that you are having a close battle financially. I am so glad that you can heed the encouragement in the words: “Let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with Me; and he shall make peace with Me.” Isaiah 27:5. Let us have faith in God. Let us put our trust in Him. He understands all about the situation in which we are placed, and He will work in our behalf. He is honored when we trust in Him, bringing to Him all our perplexities. “Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name,” Christ says, “that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:13. God's appointments and grants in our behalf are without limit. The throne of grace itself is occupied by One who permits us to call Him Father. “God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. Jehovah did not deem the plan of salvation complete while invested only with His love. He has placed at His altar an Advocate clothed in our nature. As our Intercessor, Christ's office work is to introduce us to God as His sons and daughters. He intercedes in behalf of those who receive Him. With His own blood He has paid their ransom. By virtue of His merits He gives them power to become members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King. And the Father demonstrates His infinite love for Christ by receiving and welcoming Christ's friends as His friends. He is satisfied with the atonement made. He is glorified by the incarnation, the life, death, and mediation of His Son. -178- In Christ's name our petitions ascend to the Father. He intercedes in our behalf, and the Father lays open all the treasures of His grace for our appropriation, for us to enjoy and impart to others. “Ask in My name,” Christ says. “I do not say that I will pray the Father for you; for the Father Himself loveth you. Make use of My name. This will give your prayers efficiency, and the Father will give you the riches of His grace. Wherefore ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” Christ is the connecting link between God and man. He has promised His personal intercession. He places the whole virtue of His righteousness on the side of the suppliant. He pleads for man, and man, in need of divine help, pleads for himself in the presence of God, using the influence of the One who gave His life for the life of the world. As we acknowledge before God our appreciation of Christ's merits, fragrance is given to our intercessions. As we approach God through the virtue of the Redeemer's merits, Christ places us close by His side, encircling us with His human arm, while with His divine arm He grasps the throne of the Infinite. He puts His merits, as sweet incense, in the censer in our hands, in order to encourage our petitions. He promises to hear and answer our supplications. Yes, Christ has become the medium of prayer between man and God. He has also become the medium of blessing between God and man. He has united divinity with humanity. Men are to co-operate with Him for the salvation of their own souls, and then make earnest, persevering efforts to save those who are ready to die. We must all work now, while the day lasts; for the night cometh, in which no man can work. I am of good courage in the Lord. There are times when I am shown distinctly that there exists in our churches a state of things that will not help but hinder souls. Then I have hours, and sometimes days, of intense anguish. Many of those who have a knowledge of the truth do not obey the words of God. Their influence is no better than the influence of worldlings. They talk like the world and act like the world. Oh, how my heart aches as I think of how the Saviour is put to shame by their un-Christlike behavior! But after the agony is past, I feel like working harder than ever to restore the poor souls, that they may reveal the image of God. -179- Pray, yes, pray with unshaken faith and trust. The Angel of the covenant, even our Lord Jesus Christ, is the Mediator who secures the acceptance of the prayers of His believing ones. Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8 pp. 169-178

The harvest point church ministry Podcast
End From The Beginning Series: End In Sight

The harvest point church ministry Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 64:06


As you start the year 2022, it is important to start with the end in sight!  Did you know God's nature is to end a thing to start it?  His word is clear.  He has the matter finished.  He has completed the task.  Your part is to believe that it is done.  Why enter the year expecting to labor and work your way through?  Why not have faith in God?  He has wonderful thoughts toward you and has set your end by His great expectations.  This message is a prophetic one.  Take a moment to hear it.  It will set 2022 in motion for God. - Pastor

Grace Community Church Ramona Podcast
When Trials Rock Your Faith

Grace Community Church Ramona Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 30:07


Things happen to Christians that rock our faith in God. Cancer, fires, car accidents, persecution for the faith. Trials can make or break our relationship with God. How are we to respond to our trials? This morning we begin a study of a letter written by a pastor to members of his church who were suffering trials of various kinds.

Prayer 2021
Study in Prayer - January 1 - Ask and Don't Beg

Prayer 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 4:44


Scripture for Today:   Acts 6:4  “We will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the Word”Ask – Don't Beg About 10 years ago, I published a book on prayer. It is called “7 Keys to Answered Prayer.”  A lot of this training will come from that book. It was written as a way to help you come to a realization that you CAN have your prayers answered.  Have you ever wondered if God really “hears” your prayers?  I mean, how many times have you prayed and wondered if you said the “right” thing?  You have heard preachers say, “ask according to God's will.”  So, if you do not get the answer you are looking for, does that mean you asked “out of God's will?” Can you go to God and ask Him to save your loved ones?  What about healing?  Is it possible to pray for healing?  Will God answer your prayer?  Can you ask God to Bless your finances?  Will He Bless your finances?   Is asking for money or prosperity “wrong?” Why does it appear that others get their prayers answered, but you don't?  Are they doing something different?  Do they have “greater Faith” than you do?  Does God love them more than He loves you? I have found that God does answer prayer.  Sometimes, we just need a little help in seeing “how” He answers our prayers.  Sometimes we need a little help in “formalizing” our prayers.  That is not to say there is a specific formula that guarantees results.  But, if we can get our thoughts lined up with God's Word, then that allows our Faith to activate.  And when we activate our Faith in God's Word to do what it says….we are on our way to getting our prayers answered. What you need to do is be SPECIFIC in what you are asking God for in prayer and then stand continually on the promises you find in His Word concerning answering your prayers. This sounds more difficult than it really needs to be. But this is the purpose of our training. By the end of the year, and I really do not believe it will take you that long to learn this, but it will be reinforced throughout the year, but there will come that AH-HA moment when it all clicks. You will be a spiritual powerhouse of prayer. A prayer warrior, if you will. And that is where we will pick up tomorrow.  Simply deciding what it is you want from God and then finding the scriptures that promise you those things. It is so important for you to understand what God has to say about your needs being met. But more importantly, how to approach Him in getting those needs met. Amen! Let's Pray! Until next time, this is Pastor Bob Thibodeau reminding you from 1 Thessalonians 5:17 in the Living Bible to “Always Keep on Praying!”   Please subscribe to this podcast, leave us a quick 5 star review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow and be sure to visit our website for more information on our ministry: https://podcastersforchrist.com/ (https://podcastersforchrist.com). And while you are at the website, download the free resource I have for you… it is free and is called, “How to Start a Christian Podcast.” It will bless you – go and download it today. You can also WATCH these session on our Facebook Playlist at this link: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtKWeKtmv-BwgkquBTsSh-GznbmuUp_R2 (https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtKWeKtmv-BwgkquBTsSh-GznbmuUp_R2)

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 3:25

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 16:04


Saturday, 1 January 2022   You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.' Acts 3:25     The previous words of Peter referred to the prophets having spoken concerning Christ, foretelling the days that had now come in Him. With that stated, he next says, “You are sons of the prophets.”   In other words, Peter now connects the people before him directly to those who spoke of Christ. The prophets had received the words, the prophets' words foretold the coming of Christ, the words of the prophets were intended for the people of God, and the sons of those prophets had now been the recipients of what was foretold. Thus, they were without excuse if they turned away from the words of the prophets.   It actually doesn't bode well for them if taken in conjunction with Jesus' words spoken to the Pharisees during His ministry –   “And He said, ‘Woe to you also, lawyers! For you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers. 47 Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. 48 In fact, you bear witness that you approve the deeds of your fathers; for they indeed killed them, and you build their tombs. 49 Therefore the wisdom of God also said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and persecute,' 50 that the blood of all the prophets which was shed from the foundation of the world may be required of this generation, 51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah who perished between the altar and the temple. Yes, I say to you, it shall be required of this generation.'” Luke 11:46-51   Jesus knew that he would be rejected, even though the prophets had foretold of His coming. Peter was now telling them that this same Jesus would now hold them accountable if they continued in their rejection of Him. This was explicit in verse 3:23 where he cited Moses concerning anyone who would not hear the words of the Prophet prophesied by him. With this understood, he next says, “and of the covenant which God made.”   In the Greek, Peter uses the noun and verb form of the same root word. In essence, he says, “and of the covenant which God covenanted.” God had entered into a covenant that was still in force at the time. Israel is being reminded of this with the words of Peter. But more, Peter continues by saying that the covenant is “with our fathers.”   This means that a covenant was made long ago and yet it was still in full effect. It was set forth and the terms remained unchanged. It was open and available to the people standing before him. But more, Peter is implying that he and John who stood before them had been the recipients of the covenant promises and that they had not. If they had, Peter wouldn't have to be standing there explaining all of this to them.   At this point, one would think that Peter is speaking of the Mosaic Covenant. He has just gotten done referring to Moses' words that were written   in Deuteronomy 18, a part of the covenant originally established at Mount Sinai. He then continued on referring to the prophets of that covenant when he said, “from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days” (3:24).   Because of this, the initial thought might have been, “What is this guy talking about. We are all sons of the covenant set forth by Moses.” But this is not at all what Peter is referring to. This is seen in his next words, “saying to Abraham.”   Despite having referred to precepts found in the Law of Moses and of those who lived and prophesied under that covenant, Peter is not at all referring to the Mosaic Covenant. That was a two-way covenant. The offer was made to the people, and they agreed to its provisions. They placed themselves under it and were bound to it. There was no future option to get out from under it. It stuck to them like glue and only in its annulment (through its fulfillment) could they be released from its yoke.   However, the “covenant which God covenanted” with Abraham was a completely different sort. God spoke forth the promise, and it was He who would see it through for those who were to be included in its provisions. With that understood, Peter next cites the promise of that covenant to Abraham, saying, “And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”   This covenant was initially promised in Genesis 12 –   “Now the Lord had said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, From your family And from your father's house, To a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'” Genesis 12:1-3   In Genesis 15, Abraham noted to the Lord that he had no “seed,” meaning offspring. But the Lord promised, on oath and by covenant, that His earlier promise would – in fact – come to pass. There it said –   After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” 2 But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I [b]go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!” 4 And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” 5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” 6 And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. Genesis 15:1-6   In response to the spoken word alone, Abraham believed the otherwise incredible. He demonstrated faith and was declared righteous. After that, the Lord Himself cut the covenant as is recorded in the rest of the chapter.   In Genesis 17, the sign of the covenant was given, circumcision. The sign anticipated the coming of Christ. In the coming of Christ, the sign was fulfilled. In Genesis 22, a test of Abraham's faith was made, and Abraham was vindicated through the test. As such, the Lord said to him –   “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son— 17 blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. 18 In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” Genesis 22:16-18   It is this covenant, made with Abraham, and which continued through Isaac and Jacob, that Peter is referring to. This means that Peter's citing of Moses concerning the Prophet to come, and of his citing of the prophets under the Mosaic Covenant, indicates that even the words of Moses and the prophets anticipated the fulfillment of the Law of Moses by the Messiah and its subsequent annulment by Him, thus allowing for the Abrahamic Covenant to take full effect.   As the Abrahamic Covenant was one based on faith alone, and which bore the sign of circumcision, and because the sign of circumcision is fulfilled in Christ, it means that anyone who demonstrates the faith of Abraham is “circumcised” in the heart and declared righteous through that act of faith (Romans 2:29).   All of this is carefully explained in the epistles, but those standing before Peter would have had an inkling of what was being presented. Restoration and fellowship with God cannot be obtained by a person through the Mosaic Code.   Rather, it could only be realized by faith in God's fulfillment of it in Christ. And anyone, whether of Israel or not, could have possessed that faith. Hence, “all the families of the earth” means that all along Israel was not the only thing that God was focused on. Rather, God was reconciling the world to Himself through Jesus Christ. As will be seen in the next verse, Israel is just the first to be given this offer of reconciliation.   However, Jesus carefully explained this to Israel even during His ministry, using the faith of a Gentile to show them this –   Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, 6 saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” 7 And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8 The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,' and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,' and he does it.” 10 When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! 11 And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour. Matthew 8:5-13   Life application: The Mosaic Covenant, which is the basis for the Law of Moses, is not a means to an end for those to whom it was given. Rather, it was a tutor to them, and to us, that something else was necessary to bring peace between God and man. It was a steppingstone in the process. This is clearly and unambiguously stated by Paul in Galatians 3 –   What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator. 20 Now a mediator does not mediate for one only, but God is one. 21 Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law. 22 But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. 24 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. Galatians 3:19-25   As this is so, why would anyone want to return to the law in order to attempt to be pleasing to God? It is a slap in His face, it is a rejection of Christ's work, and it calls out, “The blood of Jesus was insufficient to do what needs to be done! Thanks for trying, God, but I've got this.”   Can you see how disgraceful the theology of those who return to the law for justification is? Don't just walk away from such teachers... run. God has done the work. All He asks you to do is to simply believe. Have faith in Christ's finished, final, and forever work and be pleasing to your Creator. This is all that you can give Him. Jesus has done the rest.   Also, Peter's words here demonstrate, without any doubt at all, that his “gospel” is exactly the same as that of Paul. He speaks of the gospel of grace through faith. Works are excluded.   Lord God, thank You for the all-sufficient work of Jesus Christ our Lord. Today, we pray for those who are caught up in various religious expressions that are displeasing to You. We pray for those caught up in Judaism, the Hebrew Roots Movement, Seventh Day Adventists, and all others who have set aside the grace of Christ in order to work their way back to You. Open their eyes to what Jesus has done. This we pray in His glorious and exalted name. Amen.

Beyond Belief Podcast
End of Year Recap (ep129)

Beyond Belief Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 62:30


It's the end of 2021 and we are going to try our best and put out an episode that encompasses what our podcast is all about. It's the end of the year but not the end of our show. In the beginning of our podcast and our goal was to make Christianity easier to understand, make it relatable and to be relative. We wanted an encouraging way to share what God has done in both of us. Life can be a complete mess, unless you truly have faith in God. No matter how big the mess, nothing is too big for God. We pray that you will enjoy this episode as well as the new year. God Bless. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/grace-worx/message

Focus on the Family Broadcast
Reconciling Faith and Science in a Medical Crisis

Focus on the Family Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 27:36


Dr. Lee Warren is a neurosurgeon who's faced many difficult challenges including serving in the Iraq War, removing deadly brain tumors, and experiencing the loss of a son. He shares lessons he's learned as he's sought answers to life's toughest questions while holding on to his faith in God. Get Dr. Lee Warren's book "I've Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon's Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know" for your donation of any amount! And when you give today, your support will be DOUBLED to Give Families Hope: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2021-12-30?refcd=1293104 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/reconciling-faith-and-science-in-a-medical-crisis/#featured-resource-cta If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

The Adversity Advantage
Best of 2021 #3: Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Eger on Finding Faith, Forgiveness, Hope and Freedom

The Adversity Advantage

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 46:54


For this last week of 2021 (12/27-12/31) we have something special for you. Each day we will re-release one of the top 5 most popular episodes of the past year. We will resume our regular schedule with a new episode on 1/3/2021. Have a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year! Best of 2021 #3: Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Eger on Finding Faith, Forgiveness, Hope and Freedom (Originally released 2/15/21)   Viktor Frankl states “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”    Unfortunate events, trials and hardships will always come. But what defines us isn't the situation itself, it's our response. Control what you can, focus your energy on the positive and have faith that things will get better. While this approach won't guarantee you success, the alternative certainly will push you further away from it. My guest today is a survivor of one of the most horrific, challenging and dark times the world has ever seen: the Holocaust. As a teenager, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, one of the most horrendous concentration camps of that time. Dr. Edith Eger who is 93 years old, joins me on the show today. She is a highly sought after psychologist, author and keynote speaker. Edie, as her friends affectionately call her, obtained her doctorate in psychology and learned to use her imprisonment at Auschwitz as a powerful analogy for the prisons we create in our own minds. Her mission is now to inspire others to discard their limitations and find renewal and freedom within themselves. After becoming a New York Times Bestselling Author with her memoir, "The Choice," Dr. Eger wrote a hands-on guide to overcoming trauma called "The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life." It was released last fall.    Topics discussed:   How Dr. Edith's faith in God evolved through the years and even during those hard times. Advice for someone who's in the moments of feeling spiritually lost, and they just don't know what to believe in How to be able to redefine who you were as a person, despite your past How going back to Auschwitz helped Dr. Edith to move through that dark time in her life. Mom of Dr. Edith's last words and how it helped her navigate through all the horrible experiences and turned them into something positive Dr. Edith's advice for the people as a society to come together and display a sense of unity Things that Dr. Edith regrets  Dr. Edith's opinion about the word “rejection” Dr. Edith talks about forgiveness The difference between belief and faith   Connect with Dr. Edith Eger:   Website: https://dreditheger.com/    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.editheger/   Thank you to today's sponsor: Organifi: Receive 20% off your order by going to: www.organifi.com/doug                        

Thru the Bible on Oneplace.com

Believing God brings abundant blessing and unspeakable joyespecially when we encourage others to believe, too. Although Elisabeth and Mary were at different stages in life, Elisabeth encouraged Mary and rejoiced over God's marvelous work in their bodies. Elisabeth's faith in God is a challenge to us today: Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord (Luke 1:45).

Podcast with Jesse E. Canty
The Power of K.I.M!

Podcast with Jesse E. Canty

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 32:22


K.I.M. has been good to me! It has helped me get pass some rough moments in my life. KIM has helped encouraged me as well. Lastly, K.I.M. has helped introduced me to by true capabilities and strengthened my faith in God. Who is K.I.M? KIM is the mindset to KEEP IT MOVING!!! DON'T ALLOW YOUR LIFE TO BE GROUNDED AT THE PLACE YOU WERE DESTINED TO OUTLIVE!Jessica K. Artistry, is a licensed esthetician offering services like Customized Facials, Brazilians & Body Waxing, Flawless Makeup Applications, Skincare & more! She is located on Asheville Hwy in the Boiling Springs area at Signature Culture Hair Salon. You have GOT to go and check her out! You can also find her on Facebook Jessica K. Foster LE or Instagram @ Jessicak.artistry . You don't need to look for anyone one else , she got you! Chef J. Edward Smokin WingsLocated in Westgate Mall 865-707-5454Mauldin, SC. 865-558-0051Support the show (https://www.Cash.app/$JesseECanty)

Talks With Des
Motivation: My God got my back!!

Talks With Des

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 10:04


I don't ever have to worry when Gods peace surpasses all understanding. I don't have to worry when I know he will walk with me.. I ain't ever had to be fearful when I have faith in God. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talkswithdes/support

Chrystal Evans Hurst
#309 – The Road To Restoration

Chrystal Evans Hurst

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 69:14


How do you adjust to a lifestyle of healing and wholeness after you've experienced traumatizing hurt and abuse? How can you have a renewed faith in God despite your challenging experiences? The truth is – God has power over the most difficult circumstances. Even when there is hurt and dismay, He can still [...]