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Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Daily Podcast
Gods at War - Gods of Success, Part 1

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 26:31


Did you know there are over a thousand verses throughout the Bible focused on one subject? In this program, guest teacher Kyle Idleman reveals this important issue and how it may be wrecking our entire lives. Don't miss this broadcast as we continue Kyle's thought-provoking series: “Gods at War: Defeating the Idols that Battle for Your Heart.”

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.

Pardes from Jerusalem
Parashat Yitro 5782: Is the Idolatry a Relevant Category for Contemporary Life

Pardes from Jerusalem

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022


Parashat Yitro 5782: Is the Idolatry a Relevant Category for Contemporary Life Description: In this week’s podcast, Rabbi Mike Uram tackles Parashat Yitro noting that the first of the 10 Commandments is one that prohibits idolatry. Is this a relevant … Read the rest The post Parashat Yitro 5782: Is the Idolatry a Relevant Category for Contemporary Life first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading Parashat Yitro 5782: Is the Idolatry a Relevant Category for Contemporary Life at Elmad Online Learning.

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Daily Podcast
Gods at War - Gods of Pleasure, Part 2

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 25:26


Are you tired of trying really hard to beat a sin problem, only to be met with failure over and over again? In this program, guest teacher Kyle Idleman provides another option… as he continues teaching his series “Gods at War.” Don't miss how you can find real, lasting victory over that reoccurring sin in your life!

Mama Trauma- Christian Healing, Empowerment, and Spiritual Growth For Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers Recovering From Narci
10 Common Idols of The Heart For Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers and How To Dethrone Them

Mama Trauma- Christian Healing, Empowerment, and Spiritual Growth For Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers Recovering From Narci

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 36:37


Struggling with negative patterns or people in your life that you just can't seem to let go? Has God specifically told you that you need to let go but you just can't seem to do it?I've been there, Sis! This means that your struggling with some idols. In today's episode we're going to identify 10 common idols of the heart for daughters of narcissistic mothers, hot to dethrone them, and how to put God back on the throne of your heart where he belongs. Let's get into it!ronicacormier.com- Learn Morebit.ly/paintotpower1-Pain to Power Sisterhoodinfo@ ronicacormier.com- CONNECT/QUESTIONS/COLLABSWant to sow a seed into the Mama Trauma Ministry? https://paypal.me/RonicaCormierFL

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Daily Podcast
Gods at War - Gods of Pleasure, Part 1

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 25:34


Let's face it, we all struggle with sin. But what if those pesky, reoccurring issues… are only the tip of the iceberg? In this program, guest teacher Kyle Idleman suggests that our sin is actually rooted in something much more serious… a deeper problem that threatens to destroy our relationship with God. Wanna know what it is? Then don't miss this broadcast!

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Weekend Podcast
Gods at War - What Are You Worshipping?, Part 1

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Weekend Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 25:00


What in your life are you really really passionate about… maybe even a bit obsessed with? In this program, guest teacher Kyle Idleman asks: what are you truly worshipping? As he continues in his series “Gods at War”, Kyle explains that – while we may not bow down to man-made statues – we're all worshippers of something.

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Daily Podcast
Gods at War - What Are You Worshipping?, Part 2

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 25:15


Idolatry in our hearts is a lot like weeds in a garden. They start out small, then slowly, subtly they choke out our joy and intimacy with Christ. In this program, guest teacher Kyle Idleman reveals how we've allowed people, activities or aspirations to replace God. Don't miss how you can put God back in His rightful place!

Straight From The Heart Radio

God's divine parameters- The children of Dan were not content with the inheritance allotted to them. The borders God has set up for us are meant for our own safety and well-being. Idolatry begins when we start looking beyond God's portion because of dissatisfaction and envy.

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Daily Podcast
Gods at War - What Are You Worshipping?, Part 1

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 26:08


What in your life are you really really passionate about… maybe even a bit obsessed with? In this program, guest teacher Kyle Idleman asks: what are you truly worshipping? As he continues in his series “Gods at War”, Kyle explains that – while we may not bow down to man-made statues – we're all worshippers of something.

Text Talk
Matthew 19: No Other Gods

Text Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 15:49


Matthew 19:16-30Andrew and Edwin read about the fellow we often call the rich, young ruler. This conversation takes a look at what the man truly lacked. Whether he realized it or not, he was an idolater. We should take care of falling prey to the same sin.Read the written devo that goes along with this episode by clicking here.    Let us know what you are learning or any questions you have. Email us at TextTalk@ChristiansMeetHere.org.    Join the Facebook community and join the conversation by clicking here. We'd love to meet you. Be a guest among the Christians who meet on Livingston Avenue. Click here to find out more. Michael Eldridge sang all four parts of our theme song. Find more from him by clicking here.   Thanks for talking about the text with us today.________________________________________________If the hyperlinks do not work, copy the following addresses and paste them into the URL bar of your web browser: Daily Written Devo: https://readthebiblemakedisciples.wordpress.com/?p=8551The Christians Who Meet on Livingston Avenue: http://www.christiansmeethere.org/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TalkAboutTheTextFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/texttalkMichael Eldridge: https://acapeldridge.com/ 

REQUIEM METAL PODCAST
267 - Devastation Idolatry

REQUIEM METAL PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022


Devastation Idolatry 1991 “Freewill” Idolatry 1991 (5:07) T/S #1 “Massive Devastation” Violent Termination 1987 (3:48) “Tomorrow We Die” Signs of Life 1989 (4:54) T/S #2 “Deliver the Suffering” Idolatry 1991 (6:23) “Forsaken Hatred” Idolatry 1991 (5:50) T/S#3 “Souls of Sacrifice” Idolatry 1991 (5:07) “Subconscious” Idolatry 1991 (5:05) T/S #4 “Never Believe” Idolatry 1991 (4:53) History of Heavy Metal Countdown Day 322-1987: Corpus Christi served as the home for Devastation who served up a traditional raw helping of blackened thrash with their debut 'Violent Termination.' Some of its pretty stock and low-fi, but there is a retro charm to tunes like 'Massive Devastation.'

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Daily Podcast
Gods at War - The Issue of Idolatry

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 26:20


Martin Luther once said, “Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.” In this program, we begin a new series called “Gods at War” taught by guest teacher Kyle Idleman. He's gonna define what idolatry looks like in the 21st century, and challenge us to consider who and what we're really worshipping.

Seek Wholly Living with Christa Svoboda

Health, fitness, and body image seems to be flooding my social media accounts this week. Every New Year this happens, so I wanted us to jump into the topic of body image here.   I hope that you're joining us today with a heart prepared to be both encouraged and challenged as we approach these topics with a Biblical perspective that may cause some preconceived notions to shift.  I'm so honored to have one of my mentors from the last 12 years is joining us today.   Her wisdom has shaped my Biblical worldview and the way that I study God's Word.   Cindy Zuidema was my Bible Study Fellowship teaching leader for many years and I'm so grateful for the truth she has poured into me.  She is a mama to 4 adult children and has been married for 34 years.Cindy is the perfect person to share on this topic.  She is sharing from her own personal story of how the Lord led her down a path to an understanding Himself in a beautiful way that impacts the way that she views health, fitness, and body image today.Visit the SEEK WHOLLY LIVING website (for Encouragement, Information, and Fun for all things Mom!)https://seekwhollyliving.comSIGN UP to receive updates & my free special printable:***THE 3 MOST IMPORTANT CHANGES YOU CAN MAKE TODAY TO BE A BETTER MOM***   ☕ CONNECT with US:INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/seekwhollylivingFACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/seekwhollylivingseek wholly living,christa svoboda,christian mom,christian mom vlog,mom,christian mom,christian moms,stay at home mom,christian wife,homeschool,homeschool mom,homeschool family, health, fitness, body image, new body, healthy body, strong body, healthy mom, healthy family,

Soft Idolatry
Season 7, Episode 1: Intro to Epiphanies

Soft Idolatry

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 26:04


Pastors Charissa and Alan kick off the newest season of soft Idolatry.

Bible Principles Podcast
Avoiding Idolatry

Bible Principles Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 2:01


Principle 77 – Avoiding Idolatry   Psalm 81:1-16We are to be on guard against engaging in any form of idolatry.Support the show (http://www.bibleprinciples.org/donate)

First Baptist Church
The Dangers of Idolatry

First Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 53:00


Deuteronomy 13

Living Hope Community Church
1 - Worship: Idolatry...It's a Heart Thing - RESOLUTIONS

Living Hope Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 32:08


Message from David Kirkner on January 2nd, 2022. This is the first sermon in our series "RESOLUTIONS"

Vintage Faith Podcast
Idols of the Heart

Vintage Faith Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 45:08


Pastor Anthony Valentine preaches and exhorts on the topic of Idolatry in the 21st Century. Original Date: 12/26/2021

Unleashing Souls
81: the consequences of idolatry.

Unleashing Souls

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 32:43


Before praying to God about the “word” of the year, goals, business plans ask God to search your heart for any idols. There's no use in God blessing you with things that your heart isn't ready for. God wants all the credit for blessing you, He shares His glory with no man. Let's get our hearts right so when He does bless us we will know who to give the glory to. Not our jobs, business, gifts, the universe, your crystal, your pastor, or mentor.  In this episode, Thamicha revisits the topic of idolatry and the aftermath of having adoration and love for something as though it were God. Let's just say this is yet another reflective episode about where we have places God in our lives.  Verses:  Deuteronomy 29: 12-20 Deuteronomy 28: 15-68 Episodes Mentioned: Podcast: Called & Creative: Back to the source w/ Uncle Vic: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/back-to-the-source-ft-uncle-vic/id1572899449?i=1000543221314 75: check yourself: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unleashing-souls/id1477939169?i=1000542400369 54: how to get rid of your idols: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unleashing-souls/id1477939169?i=1000505207854 _______________________________________________________________________________ Follow us on IG:  @Unleashingsouls Personal IG: Thamichaet Subscribe to our  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkuN0IrejbEneLd-YbtGrg?view_as=subscriber   | My Personal Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYwVXz7wE1XOzW-Td6KVxkw?view_as=subscriber Questions | Feedback: unleashingsouls@gmail.com RATE US below.. get it rate Unleashing Souls :) Let people know how you feel about US.

Creek Road Baptist Pulpit
Acts 17:22-31: The Gospel and Superstition

Creek Road Baptist Pulpit

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 35:38


Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.

All Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe Podcasts
Mitzvah: Not Enticing Idolatry (#87, 457-62)

All Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 27:02


The worst criminal in the Jewish system of courts is someone who tries to entice others to worship idolatry. Our sages tell us that such a crime is worse than murder. The way such a criminals treated is different than any other criminal Torah law. – – – – – – – – – – […]

The Mitzvah Podcast - With Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe
Not Enticing Idolatry (#87, 457-62)

The Mitzvah Podcast - With Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 27:02


The worst criminal in the Jewish system of courts is someone who tries to entice others to worship idolatry. Our sages tell us that such a crime is worse than murder. The way such a criminals treated is different than any other criminal Torah law. – – – – – – – – – – […]

15 Minutes and a Big Idea
Galatians Q&R Part 1

15 Minutes and a Big Idea

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 16:57


Episode #94 of 15 Minutes and a Big Idea. Jordan and Craig sit down and discuss Part 1 of the questions you submitted on Galatians. 1) How are Faith and Love Related? 2) How do we Know Abraham was Called out of Idolatry? Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/15bigidea/?view_public_for=110691360592088 Email: 15bigideapodcast@gmail.com Theme Music: "Advertime" by Rafael Krux

Free Presbyterian Church of Malvern
The Incarnation - An Antidote to Idolatry

Free Presbyterian Church of Malvern

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 37:00


All Souls Anglican Sermon Podcast

The sermon for St. Stephen's Day 2021, Acts 6.8-7a, 51-60. Support the show (https://pod.fan/all-souls-anglican-sermon-podcast)

Houston Chinese Church - English
Re-Prioritizing Our Lives

Houston Chinese Church - English

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 44:09


As we stand on the cusp a new year, it is high time for self-evaluation and a reconsideration of our priorities in life. Sermon Notes: Re-Prioritizing Your Life https://youtu.be/34vWkJ2WuJ0

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
December 23: 2 Chronicles 27–28; Revelation 14; Zechariah 10; John 13

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 16:49


With family: 2 Chronicles 27–28; Revelation 14 2 Chronicles 27–28 (Listen) Jotham Reigns in Judah 27 Jotham was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jerushah the daughter of Zadok. 2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD according to all that his father Uzziah had done, except he did not enter the temple of the LORD. But the people still followed corrupt practices. 3 He built the upper gate of the house of the LORD and did much building on the wall of Ophel. 4 Moreover, he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and forts and towers on the wooded hills. 5 He fought with the king of the Ammonites and prevailed against them. And the Ammonites gave him that year 100 talents1 of silver, and 10,000 cors2 of wheat and 10,000 of barley. The Ammonites paid him the same amount in the second and the third years. 6 So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God. 7 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars and his ways, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah. 8 He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. 9 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David, and Ahaz his son reigned in his place. Ahaz Reigns in Judah 28 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And he did not do what was right in the eyes of the LORD, as his father David had done, 2 but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel. He even made metal images for the Baals, 3 and he made offerings in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom and burned his sons as an offering,3 according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. 4 And he sacrificed and made offerings on the high places and on the hills and under every green tree. Judah Defeated 5 Therefore the LORD his God gave him into the hand of the king of Syria, who defeated him and took captive a great number of his people and brought them to Damascus. He was also given into the hand of the king of Israel, who struck him with great force. 6 For Pekah the son of Remaliah killed 120,000 from Judah in one day, all of them men of valor, because they had forsaken the LORD, the God of their fathers. 7 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, killed Maaseiah the king's son and Azrikam the commander of the palace and Elkanah the next in authority to the king. 8 The men of Israel took captive 200,000 of their relatives, women, sons, and daughters. They also took much spoil from them and brought the spoil to Samaria. 9 But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name was Oded, and he went out to meet the army that came to Samaria and said to them, “Behold, because the LORD, the God of your fathers, was angry with Judah, he gave them into your hand, but you have killed them in a rage that has reached up to heaven. 10 And now you intend to subjugate the people of Judah and Jerusalem, male and female, as your slaves. Have you not sins of your own against the LORD your God? 11 Now hear me, and send back the captives from your relatives whom you have taken, for the fierce wrath of the LORD is upon you.” 12 Certain chiefs also of the men of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against those who were coming from the war 13 and said to them, “You shall not bring the captives in here, for you propose to bring upon us guilt against the LORD in addition to our present sins and guilt. For our guilt is already great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.” 14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the assembly. 15 And the men who have been mentioned by name rose and took the captives, and with the spoil they clothed all who were naked among them. They clothed them, gave them sandals, provided them with food and drink, and anointed them, and carrying all the feeble among them on donkeys, they brought them to their kinsfolk at Jericho, the city of palm trees. Then they returned to Samaria. 16 At that time King Ahaz sent to the king4 of Assyria for help. 17 For the Edomites had again invaded and defeated Judah and carried away captives. 18 And the Philistines had made raids on the cities in the Shephelah and the Negeb of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Soco with its villages, Timnah with its villages, and Gimzo with its villages. And they settled there. 19 For the LORD humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he had made Judah act sinfully5 and had been very unfaithful to the LORD. 20 So Tiglath-pileser6 king of Assyria came against him and afflicted him instead of strengthening him. 21 For Ahaz took a portion from the house of the LORD and the house of the king and of the princes, and gave tribute to the king of Assyria, but it did not help him. Ahaz's Idolatry 22 In the time of his distress he became yet more faithless to the LORD—this same King Ahaz. 23 For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus that had defeated him and said, “Because the gods of the kings of Syria helped them, I will sacrifice to them that they may help me.” But they were the ruin of him and of all Israel. 24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and he shut up the doors of the house of the LORD, and he made himself altars in every corner of Jerusalem. 25 In every city of Judah he made high places to make offerings to other gods, provoking to anger the LORD, the God of his fathers. 26 Now the rest of his acts and all his ways, from first to last, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel. 27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, in Jerusalem, for they did not bring him into the tombs of the kings of Israel. And Hezekiah his son reigned in his place. Footnotes [1] 27:5 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms [2] 27:5 A cor was about 6 bushels or 220 liters [3] 28:3 Hebrew made his sons pass through the fire [4] 28:16 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate (compare 2 Kings 16:7); Hebrew kings [5] 28:19 Or wildly [6] 28:20 Hebrew Tilgath-pilneser (ESV) Revelation 14 (Listen) The Lamb and the 144,000 14 Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, 3 and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, 5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless. The Messages of the Three Angels 6 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7 And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.” 8 Another angel, a second, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of the passion1 of her sexual immorality.” 9 And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.” 12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.2 13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” The Harvest of the Earth 14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.” 16 So he who sat on the cloud swung his sickle across the earth, and the earth was reaped. 17 Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, “Put in your sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe.” 19 So the angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as a horse's bridle, for 1,600 stadia.3 Footnotes [1] 14:8 Or wrath [2] 14:12 Greek and the faith of Jesus [3] 14:20 About 184 miles; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters (ESV) In private: Zechariah 10; John 13 Zechariah 10 (Listen) The Restoration for Judah and Israel 10   Ask rain from the LORD    in the season of the spring rain,  from the LORD who makes the storm clouds,    and he will give them showers of rain,    to everyone the vegetation in the field.2   For the household gods utter nonsense,    and the diviners see lies;  they tell false dreams    and give empty consolation.  Therefore the people wander like sheep;    they are afflicted for lack of a shepherd. 3   “My anger is hot against the shepherds,    and I will punish the leaders;1  for the LORD of hosts cares for his flock, the house of Judah,    and will make them like his majestic steed in battle.4   From him shall come the cornerstone,    from him the tent peg,  from him the battle bow,    from him every ruler—all of them together.5   They shall be like mighty men in battle,    trampling the foe in the mud of the streets;  they shall fight because the LORD is with them,    and they shall put to shame the riders on horses. 6   “I will strengthen the house of Judah,    and I will save the house of Joseph.  I will bring them back because I have compassion on them,    and they shall be as though I had not rejected them,    for I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.7   Then Ephraim shall become like a mighty warrior,    and their hearts shall be glad as with wine.  Their children shall see it and be glad;    their hearts shall rejoice in the LORD. 8   “I will whistle for them and gather them in,    for I have redeemed them,    and they shall be as many as they were before.9   Though I scattered them among the nations,    yet in far countries they shall remember me,    and with their children they shall live and return.10   I will bring them home from the land of Egypt,    and gather them from Assyria,  and I will bring them to the land of Gilead and to Lebanon,    till there is no room for them.11   He shall pass through the sea of troubles    and strike down the waves of the sea,    and all the depths of the Nile shall be dried up.  The pride of Assyria shall be laid low,    and the scepter of Egypt shall depart.12   I will make them strong in the LORD,    and they shall walk in his name,”      declares the LORD. Footnotes [1] 10:3 Hebrew the male goats (ESV) John 13 (Listen) Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet 13 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, 4 rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. 5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” 7 Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” 8 Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” 9 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet,1 but is completely clean. And you2 are clean, but not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.” 12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant3 is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. 18 I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled,4 ‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.' 19 I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he. 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.” One of You Will Betray Me 21 After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke. 23 One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table at Jesus' side,5 24 so Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus6 of whom he was speaking. 25 So that disciple, leaning back against Jesus, said to him, “Lord, who is it?” 26 Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I will give this morsel of bread when I have dipped it.” So when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 Then after he had taken the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.” 28 Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. 29 Some thought that, because Judas had the moneybag, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the feast,” or that he should give something to the poor. 30 So, after receiving the morsel of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night. A New Commandment 31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. 33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.' 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial 36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered him, “Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward.” 37 Peter said to him, “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 38 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, the rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times. Footnotes [1] 13:10 Some manuscripts omit except for his feet [2] 13:10 The Greek words for you in this verse are plural [3] 13:16 Or bondservant, or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface) [4] 13:18 Greek But in order that the Scripture may be fulfilled [5] 13:23 Greek in the bosom of Jesus [6] 13:24 Greek lacks Jesus (ESV)

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
December 21: 2 Chronicles 25; Revelation 12; Zechariah 8; John 11

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 18:10


With family: 2 Chronicles 25; Revelation 12 2 Chronicles 25 (Listen) Amaziah Reigns in Judah 25 Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. 2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, yet not with a whole heart. 3 And as soon as the royal power was firmly his, he killed his servants who had struck down the king his father. 4 But he did not put their children to death, according to what is written in the Law, in the Book of Moses, where the LORD commanded, “Fathers shall not die because of their children, nor children die because of their fathers, but each one shall die for his own sin.” Amaziah's Victories 5 Then Amaziah assembled the men of Judah and set them by fathers' houses under commanders of thousands and of hundreds for all Judah and Benjamin. He mustered those twenty years old and upward, and found that they were 300,000 choice men, fit for war, able to handle spear and shield. 6 He hired also 100,000 mighty men of valor from Israel for 100 talents1 of silver. 7 But a man of God came to him and said, “O king, do not let the army of Israel go with you, for the LORD is not with Israel, with all these Ephraimites. 8 But go, act, be strong for the battle. Why should you suppose that God will cast you down before the enemy? For God has power to help or to cast down.” 9 And Amaziah said to the man of God, “But what shall we do about the hundred talents that I have given to the army of Israel?” The man of God answered, “The LORD is able to give you much more than this.” 10 Then Amaziah discharged the army that had come to him from Ephraim to go home again. And they became very angry with Judah and returned home in fierce anger. 11 But Amaziah took courage and led out his people and went to the Valley of Salt and struck down 10,000 men of Seir. 12 The men of Judah captured another 10,000 alive and took them to the top of a rock and threw them down from the top of the rock, and they were all dashed to pieces. 13 But the men of the army whom Amaziah sent back, not letting them go with him to battle, raided the cities of Judah, from Samaria to Beth-horon, and struck down 3,000 people in them and took much spoil. Amaziah's Idolatry 14 After Amaziah came from striking down the Edomites, he brought the gods of the men of Seir and set them up as his gods and worshiped them, making offerings to them. 15 Therefore the LORD was angry with Amaziah and sent to him a prophet, who said to him, “Why have you sought the gods of a people who did not deliver their own people from your hand?” 16 But as he was speaking, the king said to him, “Have we made you a royal counselor? Stop! Why should you be struck down?” So the prophet stopped, but said, “I know that God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my counsel.” Israel Defeats Amaziah 17 Then Amaziah king of Judah took counsel and sent to Joash the son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us look one another in the face.” 18 And Joash the king of Israel sent word to Amaziah king of Judah, “A thistle on Lebanon sent to a cedar on Lebanon, saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son for a wife,' and a wild beast of Lebanon passed by and trampled down the thistle. 19 You say, ‘See, I2 have struck down Edom,' and your heart has lifted you up in boastfulness. But now stay at home. Why should you provoke trouble so that you fall, you and Judah with you?” 20 But Amaziah would not listen, for it was of God, in order that he might give them into the hand of their enemies, because they had sought the gods of Edom. 21 So Joash king of Israel went up, and he and Amaziah king of Judah faced one another in battle at Beth-shemesh, which belongs to Judah. 22 And Judah was defeated by Israel, and every man fled to his home. 23 And Joash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem and broke down the wall of Jerusalem for 400 cubits,3 from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate. 24 And he seized all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of God, in the care of Obed-edom. He seized also the treasuries of the king's house, also hostages, and he returned to Samaria. 25 Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, lived fifteen years after the death of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel. 26 Now the rest of the deeds of Amaziah, from first to last, are they not written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel? 27 From the time when he turned away from the LORD they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish. But they sent after him to Lachish and put him to death there. 28 And they brought him upon horses, and he was buried with his fathers in the city of David.4 Footnotes [1] 25:6 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms [2] 25:19 Hebrew you [3] 25:23 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [4] 25:28 Hebrew of Judah (ESV) Revelation 12 (Listen) The Woman and the Dragon 12 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2 She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. 3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. 4 His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. 5 She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule1 all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, 6 and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days. Satan Thrown Down to Earth 7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, 8 but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers2 has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. 12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!” 13 And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time. 15 The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood. 16 But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth. 17 Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood3 on the sand of the sea. Footnotes [1] 12:5 Greek shepherd [2] 12:10 Or brothers and sisters [3] 12:17 Some manuscripts And I stood, connecting the sentence with 13:1 (ESV) In private: Zechariah 8; John 11 Zechariah 8 (Listen) The Coming Peace and Prosperity of Zion 8 And the word of the LORD of hosts came, saying, 2 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great wrath. 3 Thus says the LORD: I have returned to Zion and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem, and Jerusalem shall be called the faithful city, and the mountain of the LORD of hosts, the holy mountain. 4 Thus says the LORD of hosts: Old men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with staff in hand because of great age. 5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets. 6 Thus says the LORD of hosts: If it is marvelous in the sight of the remnant of this people in those days, should it also be marvelous in my sight, declares the LORD of hosts? 7 Thus says the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the east country and from the west country, 8 and I will bring them to dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in faithfulness and in righteousness.” 9 Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Let your hands be strong, you who in these days have been hearing these words from the mouth of the prophets who were present on the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built. 10 For before those days there was no wage for man or any wage for beast, neither was there any safety from the foe for him who went out or came in, for I set every man against his neighbor. 11 But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as in the former days, declares the LORD of hosts. 12 For there shall be a sowing of peace. The vine shall give its fruit, and the ground shall give its produce, and the heavens shall give their dew. And I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. 13 And as you have been a byword of cursing among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong.” 14 For thus says the LORD of hosts: “As I purposed to bring disaster to you when your fathers provoked me to wrath, and I did not relent, says the LORD of hosts, 15 so again have I purposed in these days to bring good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah; fear not. 16 These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace; 17 do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, declares the LORD.” 18 And the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying, 19 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: The fast of the fourth month and the fast of the fifth and the fast of the seventh and the fast of the tenth shall be to the house of Judah seasons of joy and gladness and cheerful feasts. Therefore love truth and peace. 20 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: Peoples shall yet come, even the inhabitants of many cities. 21 The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, ‘Let us go at once to entreat the favor of the LORD and to seek the LORD of hosts; I myself am going.' 22 Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the LORD. 23 Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.'” (ESV) John 11 (Listen) The Death of Lazarus 11 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. 3 So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” 4 But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So, when he heard that Lazarus1 was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. 7 Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” 8 The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” 9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” 11 After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” 12 The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” 13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. 14 Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, 15 and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” 16 So Thomas, called the Twin,2 said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” I Am the Resurrection and the Life 17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles3 off, 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. 20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. 21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.4 Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.” Jesus Weeps 28 When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” 29 And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 31 When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. 32 Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved5 in his spirit and greatly troubled. 34 And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus wept. 36 So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” 37 But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?” Jesus Raises Lazarus 38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.” 40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” 41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” 43 When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” 44 The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” The Plot to Kill Jesus 45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him, 46 but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council and said, “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” 49 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. 50 Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.” 51 He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. 53 So from that day on they made plans to put him to death. 54 Jesus therefore no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, and there he stayed with the disciples. 55 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover to purify themselves. 56 They were looking for6 Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in the temple, “What do you think? That he will not come to the feast at all?” 57 Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him. Footnotes [1] 11:6 Greek he; also verse 17 [2] 11:16 Greek Didymus [3] 11:18 Greek fifteen stadia; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters [4] 11:25 Some manuscripts omit and the life [5] 11:33 Or was indignant; also verse 38 [6] 11:56 Greek were seeking for (ESV)

Freedom House's Podcast
Room for Jesus?

Freedom House's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 59:02


In this podcast, Pastor Justin brings an exhortation for everyone to answer the question: room for Jesus? Have we prepared room for Him in our hearts? Do we welcome the interruption to our lives? This is not your typical Christmas message and is applicable all year round!Support the show (https://freedomhousetomball.churchcenter.com/giving)

First URC Sermon Audio
"Paul's Conclusion - Flee Idolatry" - Rev. Bradd L Nymeyer

First URC Sermon Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 24:31


Southwest Harbor Congregational Church
The Mark of the Gospel (Galatians 4:8-20) - Audio

Southwest Harbor Congregational Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 41:39


Paul admonishes the church of Galatia hearing that they have turned back to idols and have tried to find satisfaction in them rather than in God.

LoveIsrael.org (audio)
Romans Chapter 2 Part 3

LoveIsrael.org (audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 28:30


Each of us were created by God. There are no second class creations, God loves each of us. And He wants us to be a recipient of His love. Now, when we look at the Scripture, we see something, God does not evaluate us by looking at the external, meaning how we look in a mirror how people see us. But the Bible is very clear. It says that God looks to the inner person, to the heart. Why? Because a heart is synonymous with the very essence of a person, how we think, and we know how one thinks is going to dictate how they believe. We need to be an individual, that through the redemption of Messiah, that our mind is change, that we have the mind of Messiah. And when we do, and we don't rebel, we are going to do the works of Messiah. And those external things are indeed important

LoveIsrael.org
Romans Chapter 2 Part 3

LoveIsrael.org

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 28:30


Each of us were created by God. There are no second class creations, God loves each of us. And He wants us to be a recipient of His love. Now, when we look at the Scripture, we see something, God does not evaluate us by looking at the external, meaning how we look in a mirror how people see us. But the Bible is very clear. It says that God looks to the inner person, to the heart. Why? Because a heart is synonymous with the very essence of a person, how we think, and we know how one thinks is going to dictate how they believe. We need to be an individual, that through the redemption of Messiah, that our mind is change, that we have the mind of Messiah. And when we do, and we don't rebel, we are going to do the works of Messiah. And those external things are indeed important

Future Commerce  - A Retail Strategy Podcast
“Algorithmic Secularism”: Reviewing the Big Ideas from 2021 on Future Commerce

Future Commerce - A Retail Strategy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 63:09


The First Ever Future Commerce DraftEvery person has a blind spot, and your mind fills that gap. But what are we missing? “We resort to hard data or often like quantifiable knowledge instead of gathering true, in the moment insight from people from their perspective, that first person perspective, which is really, really hard to validate.” -BrianExperience is different from every moment to every moment. We often don't pay attention to the data that is related to our narrative.“​​I believe what we do is more art than it is expert analysis, right? Or an exploration of thought leadership. What we're doing is trying to communicate big, hairy ideas. And sometimes you can't communicate every single idea with logic and reason, and data. Sometimes you have to communicate it with art.” -PhillipThere is a power struggle. We can break the power struggle by having discourse. Having discourse is the future of brand building and equitable brand relationships.Associated Links:Insiders #107: Dork Mode: An Antidote to the Sea of SamenessInsiders #088: Paula's Choice: On Blind Spots and Phase CancellationInsiders #070: Phenomenological BrandsInsiders #077: So You Think You're a Collector Insiders #068: Proselytize Insiders #108: The Idolatry of the Algorithm Insiders #080: Rethinking Brand Power Structures Insiders #92: These Brands I Trust Subscribe to InsidersListen to our other episodes of Future CommerceListen to our newest podcast, Infinite ShelfCheck out our latest report Nine by NineWatch the Nine by Nine live experienceHave any questions or comments about the show? Let us know on Futurecommerce.fm, or reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn. We love hearing from our listeners!

Equip and Empower with Christine Caine
EP 166 How to Bring Hope to a World in Chaos

Equip and Empower with Christine Caine

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 27:03


How do you respond when everything around you seems to be out-of-control? When it feels like everywhere you look, the world is full of chaos. Relationships are fracturing. People are battling sickness. Friends are fighting over issues that don't seem to matter. Parents are wondering how they will afford the next meal for their family. News story after news story is full of pain and heartache. How do you respond? Is it with fear, doubt, and negativity? Or do you carry the hope, joy, and peace of Jesus into that darkness? As believers, you and I have the power of Jesus on the inside of us which means we can be conduits of his supernatural hope, supernatural joy, and supernatural peace in a dark and hurting world. And when we do that, we bring a little bit of heaven here to earth. This episode will empower you to change the world by choosing to reflect the hope of Jesus rather than the fear of the world to everyone you meet. For more from Christine and to check out the show notes visit www.christinecaine.com/podcast today.

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
December 15: Psalm 135; Job 22; Isaiah 44:6–28; Revelation 5

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 11:30


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 135 Psalm 135 (Listen) Your Name, O Lord, Endures Forever 135   Praise the LORD!  Praise the name of the LORD,    give praise, O servants of the LORD,2   who stand in the house of the LORD,    in the courts of the house of our God!3   Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;    sing to his name, for it is pleasant!14   For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself,    Israel as his own possession. 5   For I know that the LORD is great,    and that our Lord is above all gods.6   Whatever the LORD pleases, he does,    in heaven and on earth,    in the seas and all deeps.7   He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth,    who makes lightnings for the rain    and brings forth the wind from his storehouses. 8   He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,    both of man and of beast;9   who in your midst, O Egypt,    sent signs and wonders    against Pharaoh and all his servants;10   who struck down many nations    and killed mighty kings,11   Sihon, king of the Amorites,    and Og, king of Bashan,    and all the kingdoms of Canaan,12   and gave their land as a heritage,    a heritage to his people Israel. 13   Your name, O LORD, endures forever,    your renown,2 O LORD, throughout all ages.14   For the LORD will vindicate his people    and have compassion on his servants. 15   The idols of the nations are silver and gold,    the work of human hands.16   They have mouths, but do not speak;    they have eyes, but do not see;17   they have ears, but do not hear,    nor is there any breath in their mouths.18   Those who make them become like them,    so do all who trust in them. 19   O house of Israel, bless the LORD!    O house of Aaron, bless the LORD!20   O house of Levi, bless the LORD!    You who fear the LORD, bless the LORD!21   Blessed be the LORD from Zion,    he who dwells in Jerusalem!  Praise the LORD! Footnotes [1] 135:3 Or for he is beautiful [2] 135:13 Or remembrance (ESV) Pentateuch and History: Job 22 Job 22 (Listen) Eliphaz Speaks: Job's Wickedness Is Great 22 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said: 2   “Can a man be profitable to God?    Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.3   Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are in the right,    or is it gain to him if you make your ways blameless?4   Is it for your fear of him that he reproves you    and enters into judgment with you?5   Is not your evil abundant?    There is no end to your iniquities.6   For you have exacted pledges of your brothers for nothing    and stripped the naked of their clothing.7   You have given no water to the weary to drink,    and you have withheld bread from the hungry.8   The man with power possessed the land,    and the favored man lived in it.9   You have sent widows away empty,    and the arms of the fatherless were crushed.10   Therefore snares are all around you,    and sudden terror overwhelms you,11   or darkness, so that you cannot see,    and a flood of water covers you. 12   “Is not God high in the heavens?    See the highest stars, how lofty they are!13   But you say, ‘What does God know?    Can he judge through the deep darkness?14   Thick clouds veil him, so that he does not see,    and he walks on the vault of heaven.'15   Will you keep to the old way    that wicked men have trod?16   They were snatched away before their time;    their foundation was washed away.117   They said to God, ‘Depart from us,'    and ‘What can the Almighty do to us?'218   Yet he filled their houses with good things—    but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.19   The righteous see it and are glad;    the innocent one mocks at them,20   saying, ‘Surely our adversaries are cut off,    and what they left the fire has consumed.' 21   “Agree with God, and be at peace;    thereby good will come to you.22   Receive instruction from his mouth,    and lay up his words in your heart.23   If you return to the Almighty you will be built up;    if you remove injustice far from your tents,24   if you lay gold in the dust,    and gold of Ophir among the stones of the torrent-bed,25   then the Almighty will be your gold    and your precious silver.26   For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty    and lift up your face to God.27   You will make your prayer to him, and he will hear you,    and you will pay your vows.28   You will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you,    and light will shine on your ways.29   For when they are humbled you say, ‘It is because of pride';3    but he saves the lowly.30   He delivers even the one who is not innocent,    who will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.” Footnotes [1] 22:16 Or their foundation was poured out as a stream (or river) [2] 22:17 Hebrew them [3] 22:29 Or you say, ‘It is exaltation' (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Isaiah 44:6–28 Isaiah 44:6–28 (Listen) Besides Me There Is No God 6   Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel    and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts:  “I am the first and I am the last;    besides me there is no god.7   Who is like me? Let him proclaim it.1    Let him declare and set it before me,  since I appointed an ancient people.    Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen.8   Fear not, nor be afraid;    have I not told you from of old and declared it?    And you are my witnesses!  Is there a God besides me?    There is no Rock; I know not any.” The Folly of Idolatry 9 All who fashion idols are nothing, and the things they delight in do not profit. Their witnesses neither see nor know, that they may be put to shame. 10 Who fashions a god or casts an idol that is profitable for nothing? 11 Behold, all his companions shall be put to shame, and the craftsmen are only human. Let them all assemble, let them stand forth. They shall be terrified; they shall be put to shame together. 12 The ironsmith takes a cutting tool and works it over the coals. He fashions it with hammers and works it with his strong arm. He becomes hungry, and his strength fails; he drinks no water and is faint. 13 The carpenter stretches a line; he marks it out with a pencil.2 He shapes it with planes and marks it with a compass. He shapes it into the figure of a man, with the beauty of a man, to dwell in a house. 14 He cuts down cedars, or he chooses a cypress tree or an oak and lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a cedar and the rain nourishes it. 15 Then it becomes fuel for a man. He takes a part of it and warms himself; he kindles a fire and bakes bread. Also he makes a god and worships it; he makes it an idol and falls down before it. 16 Half of it he burns in the fire. Over the half he eats meat; he roasts it and is satisfied. Also he warms himself and says, “Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire!” 17 And the rest of it he makes into a god, his idol, and falls down to it and worships it. He prays to it and says, “Deliver me, for you are my god!” 18 They know not, nor do they discern, for he has shut their eyes, so that they cannot see, and their hearts, so that they cannot understand. 19 No one considers, nor is there knowledge or discernment to say, “Half of it I burned in the fire; I also baked bread on its coals; I roasted meat and have eaten. And shall I make the rest of it an abomination? Shall I fall down before a block of wood?” 20 He feeds on ashes; a deluded heart has led him astray, and he cannot deliver himself or say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?” The Lord Redeems Israel 21   Remember these things, O Jacob,    and Israel, for you are my servant;  I formed you; you are my servant;    O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me.22   I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud    and your sins like mist;  return to me, for I have redeemed you. 23   Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done it;    shout, O depths of the earth;  break forth into singing, O mountains,    O forest, and every tree in it!  For the LORD has redeemed Jacob,    and will be glorified3 in Israel. 24   Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer,    who formed you from the womb:  “I am the LORD, who made all things,    who alone stretched out the heavens,    who spread out the earth by myself,25   who frustrates the signs of liars    and makes fools of diviners,  who turns wise men back    and makes their knowledge foolish,26   who confirms the word of his servant    and fulfills the counsel of his messengers,  who says of Jerusalem, ‘She shall be inhabited,'    and of the cities of Judah, ‘They shall be built,    and I will raise up their ruins';27   who says to the deep, ‘Be dry;    I will dry up your rivers';28   who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd,    and he shall fulfill all my purpose';  saying of Jerusalem, ‘She shall be built,'    and of the temple, ‘Your foundation shall be laid.'” Footnotes [1] 44:7 Or Who like me can proclaim it? [2] 44:13 Hebrew stylus [3] 44:23 Or will display his beauty (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Revelation 5 Revelation 5 (Listen) The Scroll and the Lamb 5 Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, 4 and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. 5 And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” 6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. 8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying,   “Worthy are you to take the scroll    and to open its seals,  for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God    from every tribe and language and people and nation,10   and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,    and they shall reign on the earth.” 11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice,   “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,  to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might  and honor and glory and blessing!” 13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,   “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb  be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” 14 And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped. (ESV)

The Missions Podcast
Thinking Like a Missionary: Mary, Catholicism, and Syncretism

The Missions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021


Across the globe, many folk religions try to find peace in life by honoring ancestral figures. So when evangelical missionaries think encounter Roman Catholic tradition and its Marian dogmas and traditions venerating the saints, how should they respond? Dr. James Fryer joins us to discuss this powderkeg issue tackled in his dissertation. James Fryer, Ph.D. (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), M.Div. (The Master's Seminary), serves as a Correctional Chaplain in Virginia and member of his local church. He has served over 18 years in Missions and Ministry. He and his wife Damaris have been married over 24 years and are parents of five. Support this podcast and impact God's mission. Want to ask a question or suggest a topic? Email us.

The Missions Podcast
Mary and Idolatry

The Missions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021


It's Christmas. Images of Mary are everywhere. But when missionaries encounter veneration of saints among Roman Catholics and others, what should our response be? Dr. James Fryer joins this week to share. Support this podcast and impact God's mission. Want to ask a question or suggest a topic? Email us.

The Mitzvah Podcast - With Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe

There are many mitzvos in the Torah around idolatry, 51 according to Rambam's delineation. This mitzvah tells that we may not utter the names of idols, not in an oath and not reverentially, nor may we cause others to do so. Instead, we are encouraged to mock them. – – – – – – – […]

Westside Christian Fellowship
When Ministry Becomes Idolatry

Westside Christian Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 29:20


Watch our services live at http://wcfav.org/ Free Downloads of Pastor Shane's E-books at https://westsidechristianfellowship.org/teachings/ Donate to Westside Christian Fellowship here: https://westsidechristianfellowship.org/give/ Free speech is being severely compromised. This new FREE SPEECH platform is amazing - many solid voices are moving over. You can follow Pastor Shane here on Parler https://parler.com/profile/ShaneIdleman/posts. As of now, we're still on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Westside Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational Christian church that meets every every Sunday at 9:00 am & 11:00 am in Leona Valley, California (9306 Leona Avenue). For more info, or to read our statement of faith, visit westsidechristianfellowship.org/about-wcf/statement-of-faith/

Future Commerce  - A Retail Strategy Podcast
“A Flat Line Isn't a Flatline” — a BFCM Recap

Future Commerce - A Retail Strategy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 31:58


The Way We're Shopping Has Changed Forever When looking at Black Friday/Cyber Monday recaps, retail analysts and reporters drew a little bit of a flat lineBrands are seeing underwhelming sales growth on Amazon's Black Friday. “In general, performance for many brands was somewhat muted compared with the bumper 2020 sale event. A considerable factor could be that it appears that shoppers did not flock to Black Friday deals as eagerly this year.”- Kiri Masters, Forbes“More and more of these types of companies are being transparent with their data, even though they're private companies. As they become more dominant, they're helping us to understand the landscape a little more in the way that they're sharing data.” -PhillipWalmart was still the leader in brick-and-mortar sales on Black Friday, with nearly 59% of consumers who shopped in-store stepping into one of the box store locations. Over 42% visited physical Target locations, while approximately 30% went to Best Buy and 21% went to Kohl's.“The way we're shopping has changed forever.” -PhillipWalmart was still the leader in brick-and-mortar sales on Black Friday, with nearly 59% of consumers who shopped in-store stepping into one of the box store locations.The future is here but not equally distributed yet. Market leaders are making investments in the metaverse, this might be an area where more brands are going to make investments and become more experimental.Associated Links:Salesforce DataForbes- Kiri MastersBarron's Thursday StatsAdobe stockPymnts Black FridayPoolsuite NFT LaunchInsiders #108: The Idolatry of the Algorithm Adweek Boston Protocol Buweiser launches NFT cansSubscribe to Insiders to get our exclusive offers for Black Friday!Listen to our other episodes of Future CommerceListen to our newest podcast, Infinite ShelfCheck out our latest report Nine by NineHave any questions or comments about the show? Let us know on Futurecommerce.fm, or reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn. We love hearing from our listeners!

Crackers and Grape Juice
Episode 334 : Kenneth Tanner - Our Hardened Hearts: The Plague of School Shootings, the Idolatry of ______, and the Light that IS Winning

Crackers and Grape Juice

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 48:43


Back on the podcast is our friend, Father Kenneth Tanner. Ken is the rector of Holy Redeemer in Rochester Hills, Michigan and a writer for Christianity Today, Mockingbird, Clarion, and The Huffington Post. Oxford High School, the site of the latest school shooting in the US, is in Holy Redeemer's parish, and Kenneth joined us on the podcast to talk about his experience of providing pastoral care to the students, families, and teachers in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy.

Core Christianity
Can Celebrating Christmas Become a Form of Idolatry?

Core Christianity

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 25:01


Episode 849 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. Do you think that people who celebrate Christmas are practicing a kind of idolatry? 2. If there are same-sex couples who are married and they start going to church, how should congregations and pastors respond to them? 3. Is it biblical to tithe and give to charity if we are in debt? 4. My pastor committed adultery. What should I do? 5. What does Romans 8 teach about condemnation and justification? Today's Offer Inner Core Request our latest special offers here or call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core. Resources Core Question - How Can I Share My Faith?

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

As we continue to follow the missions of Paul and Barnabas, Fr. Mike highlights the fickle nature of humanity and the futility of striving for the praise of men. He also encourages us to remain courageous in the tribulations we face, finding strength in other believers, and running toward the eternal and imperishable goal of salvation. Today's readings are Acts 14, 1 Corinthians 9-10, and Proverbs 28:7-9. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

Journeywomen
Recognizing Counterfeit Loves with Jen Oshman

Journeywomen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 44:37


Today Hunter and Lauren are chatting with Jen Oshman about loving God versus loving the world. Jen is a wife, a mom to four daughters, a former missionary, a writer, and a church-planting wife. Her passion is leading women into a deeper faith and fostering a biblical worldview, and she writes about that at www.jenoshman.com and in her two books: Enough About Me (Crossway) and Cultural Counterfeits (forthcoming March 2022, Crossway). We pray this conversation serves to lift your eyes from worthless things and set them on our good Father, who is worthy of all of our worship and affection!   FULL SHOW NOTES   DISCUSSION QUESTIONS What are some things that compete for your affections? How has God used his people and the church to help you to turn away from your idols and to look again to Christ? How does understanding God's heart to you even in your idolatry increase your love for him? What Scriptures encourage you to love God above all other things? Consider memorizing those verses. What might you do or change based on what you learned in this week's episode?   SPONSORS The Hope Planner from Hopefuel is intended to help invigorate your faith and organize your life. Founder Heather Vreeland has created this planner, as well as other resources like Scripture stickers and printables, in order to help you to hold onto a heavenly hope no matter what you're battling. Check them out at hopefuel.co and use the code Hunter15 for 15% off your order.  SEBTS offers a wide range of degree options from certificates to advanced degrees, including four degrees specifically focused on women's discipleship. No matter what path of training you choose, you are sure to leave Southeastern with the tools you need to fulfill the Great Commission throughout the world. Learn more at iamgoi.ng/journeywomen.  Dwell Differently has a goal to help you memorize God's Word. They do this by sharing creative and helpful Scripture-memory resources that will help you root God's Word deeply in your heart! You can find them on Instagram @Dwelldifferently and on their website at dwelldifferently.com, where you can use the code JOURNEY10 for 10% off.  FOR MORE Subscribe: iTunes | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Support the podcast by writing a review   Interviews do not imply Journeywomen's endorsement of all writings and positions of the interviewee or any other resources mentioned.    Affiliate links used are used where appropriate. Thank you for supporting the products that support Journeywomen!

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 310: Rivals for the Heart

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 20:53


Fr. Mike points out how easy it is to take good things and make idols out of them, setting them up as God's rivals for our hearts. We can discover these rivals by noticing the things we prioritize over spending time with God. The readings are 2 Maccabees 13, Wisdom 15-16, and Proverbs 25:15-17. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 309: Praying for the Dead

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 25:05


Fr. Mike breaks down the doctrine of purgatory as we read about Judas Maccabeus and his army praying for the dead in 2 Maccabees 12. We learn that purgatory is a process of purification that our hearts need in order to be ready to love God and to enter into his presence. In our reading of Wisdom today, Fr. Mike emphasizes the insanity of worshipping idols and how it's more tempting to make idols out of good things rather than evil things. Today's readings are 2 Maccabees 12, Wisdom 13-14, and Proverbs 25:11-14. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.