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Lehman Ave Church of Christ
Equipped 2023 - For Leaders: ”Resources to Help the Struggling” by Glenn Hitchcock

Lehman Ave Church of Christ

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2023 40:01


April 21, 2023 - Equipped Workshop Day 2 10:00AM MPR 4 Speaker    Glenn Hitchcock looks at adversity and how it affects both biblical examples and us as church members today.    Slides: Resources For The Struggling: The Manifold Wisdom of God In Practice The Prayer For Unity: (John 17:20-23) Our Foundation to end struggles Prayer of Unity (20) I do not pray for these alone, [ENCOMPASSING] →INCLUSIVE, Matt. 16:26; Prov. 11:30. People of Unity (20) but also for those who will in Me believe on me through their word; [enlisting]→divine authority Pattern of Unity (21) That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in me, and I in You, that they also may be one in us: [EMBRACING] →UNIQUELY FORMULATED Purpose of Unity (21) that the world may believe that You sent Me. [EVIDENCING]→DIVINE PROOF [Eph. 3:10] Preparation for Unity (22) And the glory which You gave Me I have given them; that they may be one, just as We are one: (23) I in them, and You in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them, as You have loved Me.[ENVISIONING]→INTERVENTION OF AUTHORITY Reasons Congregations Struggle Congregations Struggle Due to Lack of Vision→ Strategy Congregations Struggle Due to Worldly Division→ Satan Congregations Struggle Due to Lack of Leadership→ Shepherds Congregations Struggle Due to Lack of Spiritual Growth→ Study THE CHURCH OF CHRIST - Eph. 3:10-11 “Through the Church the Manifold Wisdom of God” The manifold, or many-sided, wisdom of God might be made known, as it is unfolded in the working of his church on earth. David Lipscomb and J.W. Shepherd, A Commentary on the New Testament Epistles: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Gospel Advocate New Testament Commentary (Gospel Advocate Company, 1989), 61. Man's Need For Salvation  LAW OF PARDON→Deliverance John 3:16; Rom. 1:16; Tit. 2:11-12 “God Loves Us” → “We Have Worth” Grace – God's Part Obedience – Man's Part Decision Required: Salvation or Damnation LAW OF PLACEMENT [Diversity] 1 Cor. 12:12-18 “We Belong” Placed In The Body By The Impartial God, 1 Cor. 12:18 “Goodness of Fit” “Our Diversity is Our Strength” If God Did Not Place It – Then It Does NOT Belong! LAW OF PURPOSE [Dependence]  1 Cor. 12:19-24 “We Are Necessary” “We Have Purpose In Christ” Member Purpose:  To Glorify The Head LAW OF PEACE [Direction]  1 Cor. 12:25–26 “We Are Unified As ONE” “We Care For Each Other” Directed By The Authoritative Head Disciplined By The Word Never Cause For Alarm LAW OF PERSEVERANCE [Defense] 1 Cor. 12:26; 2 Pet. 3:18, Eph. 6:10-17 “We Are Strong” “We Are Maturing” Our Defense Against Struggles “Fight the Good Fight of Faith”…1 Tim. 6:12 *Law of PERSEVERANCE INSTRUCTS CHRISTIANS CONCERNING STRUGGLES 1 Pet. 4:15-16 - But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people's matters. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter. HOW DOES GOD USE ADVERSITY TO MANIFEST HIS CARE? Practical Ways God Uses Adversity To Show His Care God Cares For Us By Using Adversity To Direct Us God Cares For Us By Using Adversity To Inspect Us God Cares For Us By Using Adversity To Correct Us God Cares For Us By Using Adversity To Protect Us God Cares For Us By Using Adversity To Perfect Us. ADVERSITY TO DIRECT US Oftentimes life can bog down with insignificant matters, and we fail to put God first (Mat. 6:33). In ignorance, some attempt to serve two masters (Mat. 6:24) and God has the right to light a chastening fire to direct movement in the proper direction. Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, As do stripes the inner depths of the heart. (Pro. 20:30). ADVERSITY TO DIRECT US This impacts the human comfort zone. When the comfort zone has been impacted and one recognizes the detour because of adversity, one must decide on a solution. Satan is full of wiles that seem to care, but only God can resolve the matter (John 10:10). God wants to direct us to the place of healing (Heb. 12-11-13). ADVERSITY TO INSPECT US Much like members of the military who must stand rigorous inspections, the Christian's armor (Eph. 6:10-17) is subject to inspection. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing” (Jam.1:2-4). This impacts the free agency of Christian compliance. No soldier in the Lord's Army wants to receive a demerit due to non-compliance, (1 Pet. 5:6-9)! ADVERSITY TO INSPECT US Adversity is that mirror that we must all view, but God cares enough to offer us the Perfect Law of Liberty to free us from the demerits of sinful conduct (Jam. 1:23-25). ADVERSITY TO CORRECT US God will use problems to correct one's course. The course corrections prevent apostasy among Christians (2 Cor. 13:5). “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall” (1 Cor. 10:12). “Before I was afflicted, I went astray: but now have I kept thy word” (Psa. 119:67). “It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver” (Psa. 119:71-72). ADVERSITY TO PROTECT US A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents one from harm by something far more serious. Consider the life of Joseph who was sold by his own brothers into slavery (Gen. 37:28). How Did God Protect Joseph? First, He moved Joseph to a place of usefulness (Gen. 50:20). Joseph's life was improved via tragedy and thus it increased his surrender (Gen. 39:3-6). As a slave God protected Joseph as Joseph developed his capacity for service. His humility and compliance to God was more important than honor (Pro. 15:33). ADVERSITY TO PROTECT US When there are problematic delays in life trust the caring Father to protect us as we convert obstacles into opportunities! Joseph's timetable for reunion with his family could have been a problematic delay but he never allowed family matters to detour his walk with God (Gen. 50:20). If we are unable to traverse through adversity, perhaps God will carry us around it, but never give up or give in! Joseph's life is a testimony of trials that happen for our good and God's glory (Rom. 8:28). ADVERSITY TO PERFECT US Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders, (Rom. 5: 3-4). As Christians grow in the grace and knowledge of God through His word (2 Pet. 3:18), we take joy in trials and tribulations. Not because of the experiencing of tribulations but we rejoice because of our declaration of dependence on God's care (Phil. 1:21). The perfecting via adversity impacts Christian discernment. It is obligated to continue in the righteous path (1 Cor. 15:58). WHAT MUST I DO TO RECEIVE THIS CARE? Learn The Lessons Of Adversity First, understand that adversity teaches humility (2 Cor. 12:7). Second, adversity teaches reliance upon God (1 Pet. 5:7). Third, understand that adversity teaches the powerful need for prayer (1 The. 5:17). Fourth, Adversity teaches obedience to the will of God. It is submitting to His authority rather than our own authority (Gal. 6:7-8). 10 Points to mastering struggles Rejoice in the Lord (Phil. 4:4) Rely on older Christian women and men (Titus 2:ff) Learn to Forgive Self and Others (Matt. 6:12; Eph. 4:32) Studying God's Word Regularly (Matt. 4:4) Worship God & Pray Regularly (John 4:24) Spreading Good News (Mk. 16:15) Know Your Place in the body (1 Cor. 12:18) Know Your Purpose in the body (1Cor. 12:19-24) Work for Peace in the body (1 Cor. 12:25-26) Persevere in the body (1 Cor. 12:26) Conclusion You Are Not Alone, God Cares!   Through Trauma And Drama, God Cares! Through Loss Of Wealth, Loss Of Health, God Remains, And He Cares! God Continues To Manifest His Care In Time Of Struggle Through His Church.   Duration 40:01  

First Church Charlotte
Does God Care About Me?

First Church Charlotte

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2023 44:13


May 7, 2023, | Pastor Nathan Elms To help support this ministry, donate by texting the number: 704-445-5353, or online using the "Tithely" App, & give to "First Church Charlotte", or by going to "give" at the website: https://firstchurchclt.com/ Breakthrough on Mondays at 7pm: https://meet.google.com/ppj-surc-zvt Stay Connected Women's Bible Study on Tuesdays at 7pm: https://meet.google.com/zss-cuin-buw Connect on Wednesdays at 7pm: https://meet.google.com/cds-mmwh-tzk?pli=1 House to house On Thursdays at 7pm: https://meet.google.com/vnq-txun-ozr To watch the video of the Sunday service including the live music: https://www.youtube.com/live/uHR0REYNKRI?feature=share If you are in the Charlotte, NC area, allow us to host you at: 4929 N Sharon Amity Rd. Charlotte, NC 28205 (704) 535-1000

One Living Word
Job 36 – God Cares

One Living Word

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2023 6:29


A Devotional on Job 36:5 5 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom. God Cares - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hfm8KT2wTc

2 Cities Church Podcast
Genesis: God cares about the family tree of Mankind. /Troy Singleton

2 Cities Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2023 26:12


Big Idea:  God cares about the family tree of Mankind. Genesis 5: 1-32 God cares about the family tree of Mankind 1. God reaffirms creation. Genesis 5: 1-2 This is the document containing the family records of Adam. On the day that God created man, he made him in the likeness of God; he created them male and female. When they were created, he blessed them and called them mankind. 2. Roots of the tree. Genesis 5: 3-24 Adam was 130 years old when he fathered a son in his likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.  Adam lived 800 years after he fathered Seth, and he fathered other sons and daughters.  So Adam's life lasted 930 years; then he died. [6] Seth was 105 years old when he fathered Enosh. Seth lived 807 years after he fathered Enosh, and he fathered other sons and daughters. So Seth's life lasted 912 years; then he died.  Enosh was 90 years old when he fathered Kenan. Enosh lived 815 years after he fathered Kenan, and he fathered other sons and daughters. So Enosh's life lasted 905 years; then he died.  Kenan was 70 years old when he fathered Mahalalel.  Kenan lived 840 years after he fathered Mahalalel, and he fathered other sons and daughters.  So Kenan's life lasted 910 years; then he died. Mahalalel was 65 years old when he fathered Jared. Mahalalel lived 830 years after he fathered Jared, and he fathered other sons and daughters. So Mahalalel's life lasted 895 years; then he died. Jared was 162 years old when he fathered Enoch. Jared lived 800 years after he fathered Enoch, and he fathered other sons and daughters. So Jared's life lasted 962 years; then he died. Enoch was 65 years old when he fathered Methuselah. And after he fathered Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and fathered other sons and daughters. So Enoch's life lasted 365 years. Enoch walked with God; then he was not there because God took him. 3. Noah is tasked to save the world from itself. Genesis 5: 25-32 Methuselah was 187 years old when he fathered Lamech. Methuselah lived 782 years after he fathered Lamech, and he fathered other sons and daughters. So Methuselah's life lasted 969 years; then he died. Lamech was 182 years old when he fathered a son. And he named him Noah, saying, "This one will bring us relief from the agonizing labor of our hands, caused by the ground the LORD has cursed." Lamech lived 595 years after he fathered Noah, and he fathered other sons and daughters. So Lamech's life lasted 777 years; then he died. Noah was 500 years old, and he fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Next Steps: I will honor my spiritual ancestors. I will live out the examples set before me this week. Don't miss our news and announcements! ⁠⁠Get our weekly emails by entering your email address HERE⁠⁠ Download our app through the Apple or Google Play.

TheMET Church
Benefit of the Doubt: Doubting God Cares

TheMET Church

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2023 38:15


It can be hard to believe in a good God when we're walking through difficulty, pain, or suffering. While we live in a broken world that brings about much of our pain and suffering, sometimes our circumstance doesn't make sense. In those seasons, God often doesn't tell us why, but he does show us how to walk through it and who to walk with. 

The Messy Masterpiece with Tori & Chad
Why God Cares About Your Holiness More Than Your Happiness

The Messy Masterpiece with Tori & Chad

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2023 12:23


Hi y'all! In this episode Tori and I talk about what God wants not only to reveal in you but also what He wants to produce in you! He wants you to grow during hardships, lean into Him, and to be refined in His fire like gold!  Link to Devo HereSubscribe to watch our Podcast on YouTube!Find us on YouTube and IG:YouTubeToriChadMWTM PodcastThat's HOT Podcast

Making Disciples Naturally
Ep. 169 Does God care more about your behavior or your relationship with Him? Pastor Reggie Coe Part 1 of 6

Making Disciples Naturally

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2023 35:04


Pastor Reggie Coe of Grace Church in Wichita Falls, TX, spoke to us in spring of 2019 at our men's retreat. He shared Scripture and thoughts regarding the "Marks of a Committed Disciple." Download his handout here. 

RISE Jr High Ministry
The Cause and Cure of Anxiety (Matthew 6:19–34)

RISE Jr High Ministry

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2023


Terrell Medina • Matthew 6:19–34 In this sermon, we open up to Matthew 6:19–34 as Jesus gives us The Cause and Cure for Anxiety. This passage reminds us that God CARES for His children. He is ALWAYS faithful to us, will NEVER abandon us, and will continue to be with us for all eternity. Knowing a God like this, how could we ever worry or feel anxious?DOWNLOAD SERMON OUTLINE HERE

Mixed Messages with Jeff Bogue
Does God Care About My Pain and Loss?

Mixed Messages with Jeff Bogue

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2023 23:20


Crossbridge Church Podcast
Why Does God Care About Sex?

Crossbridge Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2023 54:38


Kids4Truth Clubs Devos
God Cares When We Are Distressed

Kids4Truth Clubs Devos

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2023 4:14


Chapel of Change
God Cares || Pastor Brian Warth

Chapel of Change

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2023 59:41


The Lord speaks to you through his word, and it is the one that changes your life forever and ever.  

Eastview Students: High School
HOPE // God Cares (Zach Thompson)

Eastview Students: High School

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2023 27:54


This week, Zach preaches from Ezekiel 34 and John 10 about how Jesus is the Good Shepherd. Our Father cares about us, and He wants to guide us and lead us. He is our firm foundation, and our true hope! (4/2/23)

It Starts With a Conversation - Family Disciple Me
The Good Shepherd // How God Cares for Us and How We Can Care for Those Entrusted to Us // Message from Vanguard Church

It Starts With a Conversation - Family Disciple Me

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2023 50:35


In this message spoken at Vanguard Church of Colorado Springs, Tosha teaches on what God has shown her, through the Old Testament and the New, about The Good Shepherd. Jesus said, "I am the Good Shepherd" (John 10:14), and His words echo what God spoke to His people through the prophet Ezekiel, "I will be like a shepherd...You are my flock, the people of my pasture..." (34:12, 31). Here's the thing:  God shepherds us as His followers, and then, the way He shepherds His flock shows us how we can care for those He has entrusted to us. So, "How Does the Good Shepherd Care for His Flock?" You can follow along in your Bible with this outline of the message. The Good Shepherd:1. Pays attention to and cares for the needs of His flock (Ezekiel 34:1-6 and Psalm 23)2. Recognizes His responsibility and protects His sheep (Ez. 34:7-10 and John 10:1-2)3. Values every one of His sheep (Ezekiel 34:11-16 and Luke 15:4-7 & 19:10)4. Is realistic about each sheep in His flock (Ezekiel 34:17-24  and John 10:22-27)5. Blesses His flock with abundance and freedom (Ezekiel 34:25-28  and John 10:10)6. Names and claims His flock as His own (Ezekiel 34:29-31  and John 10:14-16)7. Shows His authority over His flock AND their oppressors  (Ezekiel 35 and John 10:27-28)Be encouraged and challenged to understand God better and then to follow His leadership and example as you care for those entrusted to you.______________________The Family Disciple Me ministry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to encouraging Christ-followers of all ages to "Meet With God and Make Him Known." Discipleship starts with a conversation, and Family Disciple Me provides free, easily-accessible, relevant, Bible-based devotion and discipleship materials to make this doable along life's way. Subscribe for free to receive the weekly FDM text and/or email with the links to the week's content. Check out the ministry website at familydiscipleme.org

Dirty Devotional
348 | Does God Care About Me?

Dirty Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2023 10:11


Thank you for listening to the Dirty Devotional Podcast! Our goal is to bring you 10-minute devotionals that help you feel seen, known, and loved by a real God.Connect with me: I'd love to meet you!! If you get a chance go follow me on Instagram or Facebook @Z_chilConnect with others: We have a private Facebook Group specifically for people who value being seen, known, and loved!  If you want a community like this, you can join by clicking the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/264160779139989/Support: If you enjoy today's episode and want to help financially support the podcast, then visit https://www.patreon.com/dirtydevotional

Rusty George Podcast
Episode 247: Sam Allberry answers why God cares who we sleep with

Rusty George Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2023 46:40


There are no more controversial issues in our culture right now than the issue of sex and identity. We're having those conversations at Real Life Church in our series Sex&Theology. And last month on the podcast, we got to hear Becket Cook's experience (you can take a listen to his episode here)This month, you're in for another insightful episode. Sam Allberry is a pastor, speaker, and author of several books, including Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With? We get to sit down and work through talk through the theology behind the Christian sexual ethic and how to approach these conversations in real time with friends, family, and loved ones. I know you'll get a lot out of this episode.Special thanks to BELAY Solutions for sponsoring this week's episode. And you can access a free leadership resource here at belaysolutions.com/rusty. Or you can text RUSTY to 55123 to claim this exclusive offer.HighlightsSam's Calling - 2:56 About Sam Allberry The story behind “Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With?” Wrestling with the Christian Sexual Ethic  - 13:17 How the Christian sexual ethic has been viewed through history. Understanding God's purpose for sex What does this look like in real life? - 24:56 How can the church love the LGBTQ+ community better? How to have conversations with your kids about their gender and sexual identity. Sam shares his personal experiences. Resources Episode Transcript Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With? By Sam Allberry Sex&Theology Resources

Daylight Meditations
21 Mar 2023: How God Cares for You!

Daylight Meditations

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2023 11:43


Our attitudes direct our thoughts which direct our actions. When we think about how God cares for us, that He takes care of us, we are able to change our attitudes and actions. As you listen today, let God's care for you be the focus of your thoughts and you will find a gentle and growing strength in you for the day. Daylight Meditations is a daily podcast from CFO North America. Please visit CFONorthAmerica.org to learn more about our retreats, and online courses. If you are encouraged by this podcast, please consider supporting us. Contributors: Michelle DeChant, Nancy Holland and Adam Maddock

Christ the Rock Church
CtRC - 301 “God Cares For the Uncared For” - Pastor Austin Hetsler - March 19th, 2023

Christ the Rock Church

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2023 43:42


"One of the ways you can tell all the false religions from the only true one, is that all the false religions esteem people based upon their utility." Acts 9:32-43

The SeedPod for Beginners
Week12A God Cares For His People

The SeedPod for Beginners

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2023 9:14


What would it be like to live in a hot dry desert? See how God takes care of Moses and His people after God leads them out of Egypt. Learn how God takes care of desert plants and animals in part B. Mem. vs. Isa.33:16. Check out this week's coloring pages at https://startingwithjesus.com/spb-cp/. Child helpers: Audrey, Heidi, Emma, Benjamin, Ezekiel, and DylanRecorded and produced by: Ashley B. LarsonDon't forget to check out the coloring pages that go along with each lesson! https://startingwithjesus.com/spb-cp/If you have enjoyed this program and would like to know more, go to our website: www.startingwithjesus.comThe Bible and nature story material used in today's devotional podcast has been used with permission from My Bible First. If you would like your own copy, please visit their website-or call 1-877-242-5317.If you would like to purchase your own Memory Verse CD or Songbook, go to Ouachita Hills Store (https://www.ouachitahillsacademy.org/store?page=1&store_category_id=0&sort_by=title&is_ascending=1&search=).If you would like to purchase the full Scripture Songs and Little Lessons CD, go to thehomeplace.org.Songs from: Little Voices Praise Him, SDA Hymnal, Sabbath Songs For Tiny Tots, New Sabbath Songs For Tiny Tots, Memory Verse Verse Songs for Cradle Roll, Children's Songs For Jesus, and Scripture Songs and Little LessonsAll Bible verses are from the NKJV.Singers for this Quarter: Tory, Caleb, and Enoch Hall, Hudson Reeves, Michael and Amy NelsonEditing assist: Dillon Austin and Josh LarsonMusic Recording and Editing: Rachel Nelson and Kristy HallColoring Pages: Rachel Lamming, Lily Canada, and Evie RodriguezTheme Music: Lindsey Mills- www.lindseymillsmusic.com God: who gives talents for us to use for Him

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The Daily Nugget
Who is God?? God cares deeply how we respond to His good gifts!

The Daily Nugget

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2023


Today on the Daily Nugget, Mike talks about how we are to respond to God's goodness in our lives. We are to be filled with gratitude and praise. The Lord cares about this IMMENSELY!

Her Renewed Strength | Anxiety, Overwhelm, Productivity, Time Management Tips, Biblical Mindset, Bible Study, Daily Routines,
140: Does God Care About Justice? A Devotional Bible Study of Habakkuk Chapter 2 with Mary Reed

Her Renewed Strength | Anxiety, Overwhelm, Productivity, Time Management Tips, Biblical Mindset, Bible Study, Daily Routines,

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2023 14:27


Hey, sista-friend!  Today, we are digging into chapter 2 in our study of Habakkuk, and we're answering the question, "Does God care about justice?" This is another conversation between me and Mary, our community manager. So grab your Bible, journal & pen, and get ready to take some notes because we dig into some really good stuff. I know that if you are either new to the faith or just not a believer, this is a must-listen. So, keep listening and be blessed! Featured Review: Simply love this woman! "I have had Erika on my show and she is simply the sweetest and can I just say has the most relaxing voice! Haha weird to say but seriously! Amazing testimonial and such a great heart! Tune in to anything she has to put out in this world because it is going to be Gold!! ❤️ Your Multi-passionate Momma! - Sara Ann J - Connect with Me! Facebook: @emdiazcastro Website: herrenewedstrength.com Thank you so much for listening! If you love today's episode, the best way you can show love and support is to leave a 5-star rating & a written review on the podcast. This helps other Christian women who want the same support and valuable content find the show.  

MoneyWise on Oneplace.com
Does God Care Where We Give? With David Wills

MoneyWise on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2023 24:57


The Bible clearly says that Christians are to give, but is it always as clear about where we should give? We all have to make decisions about where we will give from our limited resources. So a good question to ask is, does God care where we give? We'll talk about that  with David Wills.David Wills is President Emeritus of the National Christian Foundation. He's spent a lot of time helping individuals and families decide not just how, but where to give.Wills recently wrote an article for NFC titled “Does God Care Where We Give?” In that article, he points out that we sometimes have things backwards. David explains: The main idea is that we tend to give in areas of personal passion or to places we care about. And yes, it's possible we have this a bit backward. Isn't it important to put God at the center of the equation and see what he thinks? How do you decide where to give?And how do we determine what God thinks in such a unique time as right now?God cares about each of us. He allows us to steward financial resources for his glory and our good. He knows that as we glorify him out of gratitude for his gifts to us, we experience true life. And he desires that we reflect his generosity through our giving.If we make obedience to God and reflecting His love to the world our supreme motivation, then giving comes into view as an excellent context to glorify God.HOW DO WE DETERMINE WHERE GOD WANTS US TO GIVE? God's Word isn't silent on this topic. We see three geographic areas for us to target and two things to support in six specific areas. Acts 1:8 gives us a glimpse of three areas where we will be witnesses for Christ. It says:“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”Picture this as concentric circles: Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and the ends of the earth.This is instructive for us when we're thinking about our giving, too. Jerusalem identifies what is local. Judea, for Jesus' disciples, meant going further and broadening the scope of their work to bring the message of the gospel to everyone. Samaria meant going somewhere they wouldn't have gone had Jesus not chosen to send them, and the ends of the earth was as far as they could go.So how does that challenge us to think about our giving? Does God's Word tell us who we should give to?It challenges you to ask, “what about me? Am I strategic enough in my giving to think where I'm giving locally, nationally, and internationally?” God has a heart for all three.And that leads us to the next issue. There are two things that God's Word tells us will last forever. We can safely assume that God cares deeply about both of them. Those two things are God's Word and people.We can give toward God's Word, by supporting the translation, distribution, teaching, and preaching of the Scriptures. We can give toward God's people by supporting workers spreading the good news of Jesus Christ to those who have not yet heard it. We find this in 3 John 5-8:“Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.”That kind of giving undoubtedly glorifies God.While the Bible doesn't spell everything out in as much detail as we might like, when it comes to people, it does give us a few more clear instructions about where (or to whom) we should give. In the Bible, six groups of people surface repeatedly as recipients of giving. God seems to have these groups on His heart, so we probably should, too!The first is to care for the poor and oppressed. God has a special concern for the poor “in need,” especially those within the Christian community. We see this in 1 John 3:16-17:“By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?”That's a fairly general statement, but the Bible also specifically says we should care for orphans and widows, the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick, prisoners, refugees, and victims of calamity.As you focus on laying up treasure so that your heart aligns with God's, remember these categories don't exhaust the things to which a Christian may give. But they point you to support what God cares about locally, nationally, and internationally while giving you room for creative freedom. And more creative thinking may be needed when God is calling you to something specific.Jesus said in Matthew 6:21, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” So, my best advice is to focus on laying up treasure in such a way that it aligns our hearts with the heart of God. I'm not sure there is anything that could lead to greater joy.On this program, Rob also answers listener questions: After helping out family members in getting a mortgage, does it make sense to do a quit claim deed as they refinance to take your name off the loan? Be sure to check out the rest of FaithFi.com to access our books and our many free helpful resources. You can also find us on Facebook Faith and Finance (Live) and join the conversation. Thanks for your prayerful and financial support that helps keep Faith and Finance (Live) on the air. And if you'd like to help, just click the Give button. 

ReNew Ames Messages
March 12, 2023 "God Cares For People"

ReNew Ames Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2023 36:16


When a widow's son dies, Jesus sees the desperate situation she is now in and ministers to her needs. The miracle of the story is only one part of it. Understanding that this woman is not only grieving, but now in a place where she will have no one to support her is a heavy knowledge, one which Jesus does something about. People matter to God. Jesus had compassion and acted upon that compassion, even at great risk. So, how will we do the same? Speaker: Tony Vis Scripture: Luke 7:11-17 http://bible.com/events/49046538

MoneyWise Live
Does God Care Where We Give?

MoneyWise Live

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2023 43:00


We all have to make decisions about where we will give from our limited resources. So a good question to ask is, does it matter to God where we are giving? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome David Wills to talk about if God cares where we give. Then Rob will answer some calls on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Loving God. Loving People.
#117 - God Cares About Your Problems

Loving God. Loving People.

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2023 24:24


Our biggest questions of faith come from our frustrations. Why does God allow bad things to happen? Why do our problems persist when we ask God for help? All the bad is the absence of God, and only Jesus can change hearts. We have free will because God loves us; we embrace that freedom when we love God and people. In this episode, Chad and Robert discuss the triumphal entry of Jesus and His plans for us now. Subscribe to receive our latest videos!Website: https://www.sunvalleycc.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunvalleycc/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunvalleycc/Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sunvalleyccTo support Sun Valley and help us continue to reach people all around the world click here: https://www.sunvalleycc.com/givingGod loves you no matter who you are, what you've done, or what's been done to you. This is the vision of Sun Valley Community Church, led by Pastor Chad Moore and based in Gilbert, AZ with multiple locations throughout the Phoenix valley.

Wellspring of Life Church
God Cares For His People - Isaiah 26:1-18

Wellspring of Life Church

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2023 50:02


We find in the words of Isaiah that God deeply cares for His people. Even in the darkest of times and when our future looks dim, we need not despair because God is always actively working on our behalf. Knowing that truth, should produce in us, perfect peace and unending joy. By Dave Bartlett

Max LucadoMax Lucado
Does God Care About Me?

Max LucadoMax Lucado

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2023


God still looks for world changers. Men and women who believe God is not through with this world. Common people...

Think Deeper
Married or Single: Does God Care?

Think Deeper

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2023 60:32


We weigh in on the suddenly white-hot debate: does God care if Christians choose marriage or singleness? Should one be taught as a priority over the other? Should the church encourage young people one way or the other? We answer these questions and more. And, beyond the specific topic of marriage and singleness, the debate offers the opportunity to examine common mistakes of Bible interpretation.

Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara
When God Cares and We Don't- Rev. Doug Ranck (3.12.23)

Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2023 24:21


When God Cares and We Don't- Rev. Doug Ranck (3.12.23) by Sermons

New Heights Church
Does God Care When We Hurt?

New Heights Church

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2023


https://www.newheightschurch.com/sites/default/files/sermons/03.12.2023-new-heights-audio.mp3 Sun, 12 Mar 2023 12:30:00 CST New Heights Church Find out more at https://www.

Christian Center Assembly of God's Podcast

Part 1 of "Anxious for Nothing"

Solid Joys Daily Devotional
God Cares for You

Solid Joys Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2023 4:15


Pride is a form of unbelief. Faith admits need. Pride won't. Faith banks on God. Pride won't. Faith casts anxieties on God. Pride won't.

FBCO Young Adults
Does God Care about the Little Things?

FBCO Young Adults

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2023 48:19


Young Adult Night | March 02, 2023

Real Life Church Podcast
Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With?

Real Life Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2023 34:24


With so many other issues in the world, does God really care who I sleep with, it seems like He has other things to worry about? Guest Sam Allberry breaks this down for us while sharing about his life and journey to Christ.

Focal Point Radio Broadcasts
Believing God Cares When it's Hard to Believe-Part B

Focal Point Radio Broadcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2023 25:00


Today’s Broadcast March 2, 2023Believing God Cares When it's Hard to Believe-Part B2 Samuel 17:1-29 Listen Download Today's Message Purchase Message Download Worksheet From Series: Incredible Love Purchase Entire Series Broadcast Archive Message Description Confidently believe that God loves you even when you feel the most unlovable! Series Description Incredible Love What’s Next Spiritual Detours Christmas Courage Internal Warfare This Month’s ResourceTop Series Fatal Excuses Christianity In Real Life The Experience of Every Christian Receive Monthly Insight from Pastor MikeYour email addressSubmit Share This Message:

Focal Point Radio Broadcasts
Believing God Cares When it's Hard to Believe-Part A

Focal Point Radio Broadcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2023 25:00


Today’s Broadcast March 1, 2023Believing God Cares When it's Hard to Believe-Part A2 Samuel 17:1-29 Listen Download Today's Message Purchase Message Download Worksheet From Series: Incredible Love Purchase Entire Series Broadcast Archive Message Description Confidently believe that God loves you even when you feel the most unlovable! Series Description Incredible Love What’s Next Spiritual Detours Christmas Courage Internal Warfare This Month’s ResourceTop Series Fatal Excuses Christianity In Real Life The Experience of Every Christian Receive Monthly Insight from Pastor MikeYour email addressSubmit Share This Message:

Grace Community Church, Arlington, VA
Does God Care? - Audio

Grace Community Church, Arlington, VA

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2023 32:55


Doesn’t everyone want to know the most effective way to heal a broken relationship or even better, how to prevent the break in the first place? As it turns out, the answer isn’t that complicated.

Redeemer Fellowship Sermons

—Sermon text:Psalm 8:4 Download the discussion guide for this sermon here

Questions Of Faith
82. Does God Care What We Wear?

Questions Of Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2023 53:10


Modesty is a polarizing topic for most! Strong opinions sweep across denomination lines. Join us this week as Dr. Laurito brings us back to scripture and presents a view that is deeper than just cloth.

The SeedPod for Kids
God Cares for Elijah, Friday

The SeedPod for Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2023 14:08


This week we learn about a woman who although poor and had just one meal left, she was willing to share it. She trusted that God would take care of her and be faithful. That's pretty hard, but God rewarded her faithfulness.Year B Quarter 1 Week 7All Bible verses are from the NKJV"A Thousand Shall Fall" book link: https://adventistbookcenter.com/a-thousand-shall-fall.htmlWrite to Ms. Katie: seedpod@startingwithjesus.comKatie's Korner: https://startingwithjesus.com/katies-korner/Find the Lessons Here: Kindergarten https://bit.ly/SeedPodKLessonsPrimary https://bit.ly/SeedPodPLessonsConnect with Us:Website: https://startingwithjesus.comStarting With Jesus - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/StartingWithJesusSeedPod - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvU2FBPEL5-Zi2QW0STVLg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingwithjesusFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/startingwithjesusAcknowledgments:Bible Readings this week: ElishaPodcast Producer: Katie ChitwoodSound Engineer: Dillon AustinAudio Editors: Elijah AustinMy Bible First, https://bit.ly/SeedPodLesson for use of their Bible Lesson curriculum.AudioVerse, https://www.audioverse.org/ for partnering with us and supporting our ministry.Lindsey Mills, for writing and performing our SeedPod Kids Theme Song & Background Music. To learn more about her music or to get her CD, email her: lindsey@startingwithjesus.com

The SeedPod for Kids
God Cares for Elijah, Thursday

The SeedPod for Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2023 15:17


This week we learn about a woman who although poor and had just one meal left, she was willing to share it. She trusted that God would take care of her and be faithful. That's pretty hard, but God rewarded her faithfulness.Year B Quarter 1 Week 7All Bible verses are from the NKJV"A Thousand Shall Fall" book link: https://adventistbookcenter.com/a-thousand-shall-fall.htmlWrite to Ms. Katie: seedpod@startingwithjesus.comKatie's Korner: https://startingwithjesus.com/katies-korner/Find the Lessons Here: Kindergarten https://bit.ly/SeedPodKLessonsPrimary https://bit.ly/SeedPodPLessonsConnect with Us:Website: https://startingwithjesus.comStarting With Jesus - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/StartingWithJesusSeedPod - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvU2FBPEL5-Zi2QW0STVLg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingwithjesusFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/startingwithjesusAcknowledgments:Bible Readings this week: ElishaPodcast Producer: Katie ChitwoodSound Engineer: Dillon AustinAudio Editors: Elijah AustinMy Bible First, https://bit.ly/SeedPodLesson for use of their Bible Lesson curriculum.AudioVerse, https://www.audioverse.org/ for partnering with us and supporting our ministry.Lindsey Mills, for writing and performing our SeedPod Kids Theme Song & Background Music. To learn more about her music or to get her CD, email her: lindsey@startingwithjesus.com

The SeedPod for Kids
God Cares for Elijah, Wednesday

The SeedPod for Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2023 18:16


This week we learn about a woman who although poor and had just one meal left, she was willing to share it. She trusted that God would take care of her and be faithful. That's pretty hard, but God rewarded her faithfulness.Year B Quarter 1 Week 7All Bible verses are from the NKJV"A Thousand Shall Fall" book link: https://adventistbookcenter.com/a-thousand-shall-fall.htmlWrite to Ms. Katie: seedpod@startingwithjesus.comKatie's Korner: https://startingwithjesus.com/katies-korner/Find the Lessons Here: Kindergarten https://bit.ly/SeedPodKLessonsPrimary https://bit.ly/SeedPodPLessonsConnect with Us:Website: https://startingwithjesus.comStarting With Jesus - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/StartingWithJesusSeedPod - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvU2FBPEL5-Zi2QW0STVLg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingwithjesusFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/startingwithjesusAcknowledgments:Bible Readings this week: ElishaPodcast Producer: Katie ChitwoodSound Engineer: Dillon AustinAudio Editors: Elijah AustinMy Bible First, https://bit.ly/SeedPodLesson for use of their Bible Lesson curriculum.AudioVerse, https://www.audioverse.org/ for partnering with us and supporting our ministry.Lindsey Mills, for writing and performing our SeedPod Kids Theme Song & Background Music. To learn more about her music or to get her CD, email her: lindsey@startingwithjesus.com

The SeedPod for Kids
God Cares for Elijah, Tuesday

The SeedPod for Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2023 17:35


This week we learn about a woman who although poor and had just one meal left, she was willing to share it. She trusted that God would take care of her and be faithful. That's pretty hard, but God rewarded her faithfulness.Year B Quarter 1 Week 7All Bible verses are from the NKJV"A Thousand Shall Fall" book link: https://adventistbookcenter.com/a-thousand-shall-fall.htmlWrite to Ms. Katie: seedpod@startingwithjesus.comKatie's Korner: https://startingwithjesus.com/katies-korner/Find the Lessons Here: Kindergarten https://bit.ly/SeedPodKLessonsPrimary https://bit.ly/SeedPodPLessonsConnect with Us:Website: https://startingwithjesus.comStarting With Jesus - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/StartingWithJesusSeedPod - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvU2FBPEL5-Zi2QW0STVLg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startingwithjesusFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/startingwithjesusAcknowledgments:Bible Readings this week: ElishaPodcast Producer: Katie ChitwoodSound Engineer: Dillon AustinAudio Editors: Elijah AustinMy Bible First, https://bit.ly/SeedPodLesson for use of their Bible Lesson curriculum.AudioVerse, https://www.audioverse.org/ for partnering with us and supporting our ministry.Lindsey Mills, for writing and performing our SeedPod Kids Theme Song & Background Music. To learn more about her music or to get her CD, email her: lindsey@startingwithjesus.com

Mariners Church
February 12 - Why Does God Care About Sex? - Eric Geiger

Mariners Church

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2023 38:42


Anchor Passage: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, Genesis 2:15-25“Why does God care about sex?” Join us as we see how God wants us all to experience true freedom and joy through His beautiful design for sex.