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In a special bonus episode, Crossway presents an audio preview of Dane Ortlund's new book Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners. Dane points believers to Christ, making the case that sanctification does not happen by doing more or becoming better, but by going deeper into the wondrous gospel truths that washed over them when they were first united to him. Dane Ortlund is the author of Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners. Hardcover Audiobook Ebook
As we begin to wrap up 1 Maccabees, Fr. Mike directs our attention to how 2 Maccabees will tell the same story in a different way. In Sirach, we are encouraged to know our own hearts, so that we can know our strengths, weaknesses, and where we might need healing. The readings are 1 Maccabees 15, Sirach 36-37, and Proverbs 23:26-28. 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.
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FRIDAY 10/22/21: The FBI confirms the remains found in Florida were indeed those of Brian Laundrie. A tragic accident occurs on the set of an Alec Baldwin movie. A public school district wants to outlaw long hair on boys. A $1M lottery winner has mediocre plans for his money. A DUI suspect has an excuse for smoking a whole bunch of weed.
Self-discovery and Gift of Self - Beginning to Pray: Words of Encouragement for Spiritual Pilgrims w/Dr. Anthony Lilles Podcast In this episode of Beginning to Pray: Words of Encouragement for Spiritual Pilgrims, Dr. Lilles reflects on Self-discovery and Gift of Self - the Truth Christ Reveals. St. John Paul II sincerely believed that we are so created that we can only discover the truth about ourselves when we give ourselves to another. He believed this from his own experience. He marveled how it was possible to meet someone and be so overwhelmed by their beauty that you should want to sacrifice everything for their sake, that this other person might thrive. In this he glimpsed not only the beauty of God's plan for man and woman in marriage, but also the beauty of Christ's love for each and every soul. The post BTP-WE1 – Self-discovery and Gift of Self – Beginning to Pray: Words of Encouragement for Spiritual Pilgrims w/Dr. Anthony Lilles Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.
Hey friend! Welcome to a very special edition of AFM+MH. We are honored to have our dear friend Tori Masters join Milena for another installment of Girl Talk! This episode was especially enriching because of how much the conversation hit home. If you find yourself being robbed of joy and contentment due to struggling with comparing your life to the lives of others you may follow on social media or even interact with in real life, tune in to hear some Holy Spirit led encouragement. Additionally, the ladies share some tremendous insight on how to go about honoring the Lord in your relationships—whether it be dating, marriage, parent-child, friendship, or anything in between. God created us for community because He Himself is community. Let's honor one another in our relationships as an expression of worship and obedience to the Lord. Lastly, don't forget to give Tori and her husband Chad a follow on social media, check out their YouTube channel, and tune into their daily devotional podcast, The Messy Masterpiece, wherever you listen to podcasts! Lord richly bless you!A big thank you to our sponsors for today's episode! Check out the links below for some great deals & savings!Moink - Go to moinkbox.com/myhouse to get a year of bacon for FREE and then pick what meats you want delivered with your first box. Change what you get each month and cancel anytime.Better Help - Get in touch with a licensed professional counselor from the convenience of your own home and receive 10% off your first month by visitingbetterhelp.com/myhouseSimplisafe - Get 20% off your entire new security system and enjoy your first month of monitoring service for FREE when you enroll in Interactive Monitoring at simplisafe.com/myhouseFollow us on IG:@asformeandmyhousepodcast@milenaciciotti @jordanciciottiSubscribe to As For Me and My House Podcast and Milena's Channel on YouTubeJoin our Facebook Group: As For Me and My House PodcastA loving environment to talk all things podcast, share prayer requests and praise reports! This is a place where we can build a community beyond a weekly podcast episode.Compassion InternationalBe a part of releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name at compassion.com/myhouse Verse of the Day:"Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;” - Psalm 37:4-7
Forgiveness, Transformation, and God's glorious goals! Episode 886 Greg's new book: Inspired Imperfection Dan's new book: Confident Humility Send Questions To: Dan: @thatdankentTwitter: @reKnewOrg Facebook: ReKnew Email: email@example.com Links: Greg's book:"Crucifixion of the Warrior God" Website: ReKnew.org
Kyle Strobel brings an insightful critique of the exercise of power in the church today and spells out the way of Jesus as the radical alternative. Join Scott and Sean for this interview with Kyle that will change the way you view leadership and power. Kyle's book, with his co-author Jamin Goggin, is titled The Way of the Dragon and the Way of the Lamb. [Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at www.biola.edu/thinkbiblically]
Many Christians go their entire lives without noticing the most urgent needs around the world, or even those right around them. They are unaware that multiplied millions—even billions—among the nations still have no access to the gospel. They are also unaware that many of these same people, the unreached, have extreme physical needs. In this message from Mark 2:1–12, David Platt challenges us to consider how God may be using the story of a forgiven and healed paralytic to direct our lives to peoples and places that desperately need gospel access. Is God leading you to go? The faith that changed the life of the paralytic and his four friends in Mark 2 is a faith that ought to characterize followers of Christ today.
Scripture For Today:Job 42:8“So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.”Tune Into God pt 5We have been talking these past few days about being “tuned into” God. Yesterday, we looked at having faith as large as ONE GRAIN OF RICE! Do you remember? If not or if you missed, go back and view it or listen to it. It was definitely a Holy Spirit led moment. Amen! I want to look now, at receiving answers to your prayer requests to God for the things you want. You can do this by simply believing the scriptures and the prayers you said actually worked. Notice I used a past tense on worked. Not that “they will work.” Not that “they are going to work.” But, when you prayed – they WORKED. The job was done. “Well, brother bob, what if I don't see the results.” Let me ask you this. Are you saved? “YES” How do you know? “Well, Jesus said I was when I asked Him to forgive me and come into my heart…” Did you SEE any change your body? Did money start raining down from Heaven to help you financially? Did life suddenly become all sunshine and roses? “Noooo – but I still know I'm saved. By Faith!” EXACTLY! That is my point! YES – some people will see an immediate event or change. Someone they prayed for will instantly be healed. Someone you pray for to be healed will die. Did God answer your prayer? “No – they died…” But – where did they go? Once they died, where did they go? If they were Christians, they went to Heaven, right? So they have received a Glorified Body and they will never be sick again! “Yeah, but – I wanted them healed here…” First, “don't' Yeah, but – God. Ok. Second, what YOU want – was it backed up by scripture? Did you find a scripture that said, “So and so will be healed and stay here?” The answer, in case you are wondering, is NO. There is no scripture that guarantees you or anyone else will live forever on earth in this body. None. Our hope is in our eternal, glorified bodies with Christ. Amen. “But I don't understand. You said to believe we receive and we could have it. I prayed and they died. I didn't get what I wanted for the answer.” This can quickly turn into a very in-depth teaching…and I'm trying to keep this teaching short. We will go over this more in upcoming sessions. But let me say this… Notice what you just said in regards to this example. I wanted… I wanted… I wanted…I wanted them healed. I wanted my finances fixed. I wanted… Now, let's go back to our scripture references. Remember, we are focusing all of our requests on scripture, right? That is the purpose of this training. Matthew 6:32 says, “…your Heavenly Father knows you NEED all of these THINGS.” Ok. So there are THINGS YOU NEED. Notice that… He is telling us to ASK FOR THE THINGS WE NEED… He expects us to come to Him in prayer, in the Name of Jesus, and ASK FOR THE THINGS WE NEED… One more time… NEED. Notice the words you uses in the example I provided… WANTED. There is a difference between a NEED and a WANT. I want a million dollars. But do I NEED a million dollars? Or would $1,000 meet my need that I'm faced with right now? See the difference? Amen! Let's Pray! Please subscribe to this podcast, leave us a quick 5 star review on Apple Podcasts to help us grow and be sure to visit our website for more information on our ministry: https://podcastersforchrist.com/ (https://podcastersforchrist.com). And while you are at the website, download the free resource I have for you… it is free and is called, “How to Start a Christian Podcast.” It will bless you – go and download it today. You can also WATCH these session on
On In The Market with Janet Parshall we showed you the difference between just working a job and finding your purpose in your work. We learned how to show the love of Christ through support for women with unplanned pregnancies. The four keys to living your best life were revealed. We showed you how to discover and accomplish the work that God created you to do. Today Janet and Craig offer insight and analysis on some of the other stories making headlines this week as we go heart to heart.
We all love a good story. Jesus used stories called parables to teach spiritual truth to those who hungered and thirsted after righteousness. While unbelievers just thought He was nothing more than a good storyteller, many lives were changed by the gospel truths found in the parables.
Today we continue the theme of “Empowering Grace” for this month, with a teaching of Graham's drawn from episode 6 of the BTV series: “The Impact of Grace.”Graham encourages us to be challenged by the magnificence and all encompassing grasp of grace. He discusses how as partakers of the new life in Jesus, we are meant to be reigning in grace through all aspects of life.And this, beloved of God, is a grace that not only enables us to move in the spirit Jesus would in all our life situations, but also effectively reroutes any negatives standing against us... enabling us to travel forward in our walk with God, unhindered by any intent of the enemy, and ever-ready to engage in our glorious relationship with Jesus.––## STAY CONNECTED with Graham and Team Brilliant by signing up for our weekly newsletter "Brilliant News." Every week it features Graham's podcasts, videos and articles. Plus FREE resources, upcoming sales and special offers, invitations to our challenges and special events, and more! When you sign up, we will send you a coupon for free shipping on your first order in our store.CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!––Visit Graham's BLOGExplore his online community at BRILLIANT TVOr visit our STORE to browse Graham's books, downloads and audio teachings
Many Christians are victims of wrong assumptions about God's will. They think it's too hard to find, or they believe that God will force His will to happen regardless of what they do. These ideas hinder people from achieving their potential and fulfilling their purpose. But this teaching brings good news: God has a plan for you, and it doesn't have to remain a mystery!
“‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. So cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?' He said to him in reply, ‘Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut it down.'” Luke 13:7–9How much good fruit is born from your life? This is an important question to answer honestly. One of the best ways to discern whether or not we are serving the will of God is to look at the fruit being born from our lives.Good fruit is born in various ways and manifests itself in various forms. However, the fruit you must look for is twofold. First, it is the fruit found within your own soul resulting from a life of true prayer and union with God. Second, we must look for the fruit that is born of charity in our actions toward others.When you look honestly at your own soul, what do you see? Often, you may see a sort of war within you in which your disordered passions and appetites fight against the Spirit of God. Good spiritual fruit will require interior purification. Through prayer, fasting, spiritual reading and the like, you must look for ways in which God's Spirit takes control of your disordered human nature and reorders it in accord with His holy will. Though we are all sinners and will all fall at times, we must work diligently to overcome every action, desire and temptation that we can objectively discern to be contrary to the will of God. At times, your fallen human nature can so forcefully draw you into sin that it can confuse your intellect and lead you to rationalization of your sins. But if you want the fruit of God's presence in your life, then you must continually choose to make your interior life a fruitful garden in which the virtues of God grow and are nourished in abundance. So, again, what do you honestly see as you look into your own soul?As God nourishes the virtues within us, and our disordered passions and appetites fall under the control of the Spirit of God, then we will also discover a need to allow the interior fruits of God's love to flow forth from our lives into the lives of others. We will begin to desire selfless and sacrificial living. We will begin to desire to put others first. We will consider others' lives as precious and filled with dignity. And we will overcome judgment, harshness, anger, and the like. We will find ourselves desiring the good of others and will supernaturally be drawn to do many small acts of kindness toward all. But it all starts with one's interior life which our Lord desires to cultivate and fertilize with His grace so that the interior fruits of His love will grow within and ultimately become very manifest in one's daily exterior actions toward all.Reflect, today, upon your soul being like this fig tree that has not been bearing fruit. See our Lord coming to you and asking you to allow Him to cultivate the ground and fertilize it. Know that this requires change on your part. If you are to bear good fruit, then you need this intervention by our Lord. Work with Him, be diligent, and do all you can to begin to bear an abundance of good fruit so that you are not among those who are ultimately cut down by God's justice.My laboring Lord, You never cease to work diligently to cultivate the soil of my soul so that the seeds of Your mercy will grow and produce the good fruit You desire to come forth from my life. Please give me the grace I need to be faithful to a daily life of prayer, a practice of penance and a search for Your holy Word. Transform me, dear Lord, and bring forth the good fruit of Your holy Kingdom in my life. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.
The Atlantic tries to make The Babylon Bee's Kyle Mann explain why the joke is funny on this episode of The Bee Weekly. Kyle and Ethan are joined by Eli Chance and The Bee's own Bettina to dramatically reenact an encounter in which a barely awake Kyle was put on the spot to explain the joke and to give a defense against the accusation that Jesus would not want Christians to mock wokeness for a living. There's weird news like how shocking it is how little wizards earn in New Zealand and The Bee Team surprises Dan. As always, there is glorious hate mail. Eli Chance is a comedy writer and performer. Check out some of his work on YouTube. Be sure to pre-order The Babylon Bee Guide To Wokeness which is dropping on November 2. Kyle, Ethan, and Eli find out what the kids are saying these days and how “bomb” is not lit and is pretty sus. Then they break down this week's weird news. The Bee's own Bettina is brought in to dramatically reenact Kyle's interview with The Atlantic. The Bee Team surprises Dan with a sweet gift and then this week's hate mail is a lengthy saga of The Babylon Bee not noticing this person who kept sending us messages for months. In this week's subscriber lounge, Kyle, Ethan, Eli, and Dan read bonus hate mail, questions from subscribers about Harrowing Hell and killing Hitler, and then Eli and Dan both answer The Next Ten Questions. Subscribe or click Join on YouTube to watch it all!
Wise people follow the principle of being generous. Today, Pastor Steve Meharg reminds us that in order to be a generous giver we must plan our spending well.Want more? Sign up for the ONE&ALL Online Digital Digest http://bit.ly/oneandallemail
Is it possible to do all the right things and still end up in the wrong place? Chip shares the story of someone who lived a very good life, but wound up in a very bad place. We'll find out why, and how you can keep that from happening to you.
St. Paul addresses the ongoing challenge of temptation we all face with the hope we have in Christ. It's a spiritual battle, but one that we face everyday with the grace and strength of God. October 22, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
Sermon Overview Scripture Passage: Romans 8:28-31 Salvation, from start to finish, is of the Lord. It is only by the grace of God that we can be sure of our salvation. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” There are five foundational facts on which our faith rests. The first fact is God's foreknowledge of our salvation. God knew we were going to be saved before we did. When God foreknows something, it is not an educational guess; He sees the beginning, middle, and end of everything, all at once. Second, we can be sure of our predestination to be like Jesus. “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:29). Adrian Rogers says, “God doesn't predestine some people to go to Hell, and God doesn't predestine some people to go to Heaven. God predestines every child of God, everyone who is born again, to be like Jesus.” God wants everyone to be saved, but in order for love to be love, it cannot be forced. So God gave us free will; whether we want to be saved or not is up to us. Third, we are sure that God foreknew we would be saved: “Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called…” (Romans 8:30). Whenever the Gospel is preached, God is calling people to salvation. Through His Word and His Spirit, God can make the spiritually blind see things they've never seen before. Fourth and fifth, we can be sure of our settled justification, and finally, our eternal glorification. “...whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified” (Romans 8:30). The basis of our justification is the blood of Jesus Christ; it becomes effective when we trust in Him. As a result, God no longer deals with us as sinners, but as servants. As servants, God already sees us in Heaven, in His heart and mind, settled and glorified. And what has been settled in Heaven cannot be annulled or undone in time. Apply it to your life Are you sure of your salvation? Adrian Rogers says, “If you'll put your faith where God has put your sins, on the Lord Jesus Christ, you can be absolutely sure.”
Do you struggle to understand the will of God for your life? Do you ever feel crippled with anxiety when you face major (or minor) decisions? In today's Connecting Clip of the Week, Paul and Shelby discuss the freedom that's found when you rest in God's sovereignty over your life.This short episode is from a larger conversation Paul and Shelby had on The Connecting Podcast. To listen to the full episode, check out The Paul Tripp Podcast Episode 225. If you've been enjoying The Paul Tripp Podcast, please leave us a review! Your review helps us reach more people with the transforming power of the gospel.
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.2 Timothy 3:14-17—Thanks for joining us for a special edition of Passion Daily as Pastor Ben Stuart guides us through a twenty-day look at Paul's last letter in scripture, 2 Timothy.—Want to listen on the go? Check out the Passion Daily Podcast available wherever you listen to podcasts. https://passion.link/passiondailypodcast—Pastor Ben's newest book, Rest and War, is now available for preorder: https://passion.link/restandwar—Pastor Ben Stuart will be joining us at Passion 2022 in Atlanta, Ga this January. If you're 18-25 you can register today: https://passion.link/register
Today's Scripture: Mary is reading Job 15:1-16 in the WEB. Access Pray Every Day every single day on the Pray Every Day App! Not only can you listen, but I’ve created 365 daily devotions you can read as well–all about connecting deeply with Jesus, finding healing, and experiencing His presence. Download the app here: Google […] The post Job 15:1-16 appeared first on Mary DeMuth.
This is the fifth episode in Leslie Ludy's Spiritual Lessons from Amy Carmichael series. Tune in this week to discover the beauty of likeminded unity within the Body of Christ and how we, as disciples, are supposed to join together in community that brings Heaven to earth. Support this podcast
Welcome to Day 1764 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me. This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom A Better Legacy – Daily Wisdom Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1764 of our Trek, and it's time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today's trek. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. We are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today's trek as we increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2016%3A16&version=NLT (Proverbs 16:16) How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver! If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let's jump right in with today's nugget: Today's quote is from Thomas Scott, and it is: A man cannot leave a better legacy to the world than a well-educated family. A Better Legacy We often think we must leave a great legacy when we die to provide our family, friends, or organizations with something of sizable monetary value. While this can be commendable, money is certainly not a legacy of most significant value. Instead, providing your family with a well-rounded education is of much greater importance. This education should include Biblical wisdom and knowledge and knowledge of how to make a good and ethical living, the arts, culture, and people. A well-educated family will provide each member with all the tools they need to create their living legacy. Education is essential, and one of the most critical aspects of an excellent education is knowing how to learn on your own. To provide a skill set that creates additional skill sets. That is indeed the best legacy you can leave to others. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Peter+1%3A2-9&version=NLT (2 Peter 1:2-9) May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world's corruption caused by human desires. In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God's promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone. The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins. As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.' If you would like to listen to any of our past 1763 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at Wisdom-Trek.com. I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so that each day's trek will be downloaded automatically. If you would also like to receive our weekly newsletter called ‘Wisdom Notes,' please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you...
Greg talks about the volunteer docents at the Art Institute of Chicago all being dismissed because they were wealthy and white, then he answers a question about what Colossians 1:19–20 means when it says Jesus reconciled all things in Heaven and on earth to God. Topics: Commentary: Discrimination at the Art Institute of Chicago (00:00) What does Colossians 1:19–20 mean when it says Jesus reconciled all things in Heaven and on earth to God? (20:00) Thoughts on the rapture in response to the previous podcast (28:00) Mentioned on the Show: Indocency on Display at the Art Institute of Chicago by Faith Bottum Related Links: The Rap on the Rapture by Greg Koukl
Today's Quote:"In his book 'Going on Being', the Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein writes about the tremendous importance of recognizing this inner well-being, and he illustrates it by telling the story of the Buddha. Following the teachings that were available to him at the time, the Buddha-to-be had been doing such intense practices that he was basically starving himself to death. His austerity was so severe that when he went to scratch himself, his skin would come off, and when he went to the bathroom, he would fall over and not be able to get up for long periods of time. Feeling that he was close to death, he thought, I can't do any harder practice, and yet I haven't found what I'm looking for. "Could there be another way to enlightenment?" Just at that moment he remembered a time when he was a boy, sitting in the cool shade of a tree as his father worked nearby. At that time, quite spontaneously, with no effort, he'd entered into a meditative state of deep happiness. As the memory of this warm, pleasant state flooded him, he wondered, "Might this be the way to enlightenment?" He investigated the nature of the happy feeling and saw that it didn't come from outside of himself, nor did it come from the cessation of some painful experience. He recognized that this kind of pleasure was a quality of things as they are, that this feeling of well-being was natural, and innate to our true nature." - Krishna Das, "Chants of a Lifetime"Today's Bonus Quote:"The game isn't to end up a good meditator; but to end up free.The game isn't to end up a good Buddhist; it's to end up Buddha.The game isn't to end up a good Christian; but to end up Christ.The game isn't to end up loving; it's to end up being love."-Ram DassToday's Practice:Make this innate well-being your weekend plans. Make It your entertainment. Make It your "to-do ". Make feeling It your everything, and you'll remember that since It IS everything, you need nothing. ACIM said, 'There is no will but God's', and God's will for you is this well-being. I Love you, and I'm with you in well-being, Nik email@example.com
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Responding to questions from listeners about the Father turning His face away from Christ on the cross, how to covercome a lukewarm faith, and does the Bible permit divorce for abuse. Visit wwutt.com for all our videos!
As we continue to look at seeking forgiveness from others, Pastor Ford will explain how we often will make excuses for ourselves. But he will remind us that Jesus died for our sins, not for our excuses. And we need to remember what we're talking about when we seek forgiveness—it's not what we feel about what we did to the other person. Rather, it's about how they felt about what we did to them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How does the shyest, most introverted guy respond to a call to be a preacher? Rechab Gray decided to run. He couldn't see how God could use him. He was petrified at public speaking, even having conversations with an acquaintance made him sweat. Today Rechab is a church planter and preacher who has found the greatest joy and peace in life, is in surrendering to Jesus.
1 Peter 1 - 1:12 . 1 Peter 2 - 5:50 . 1 Peter 3 - 11:23 . 1 Peter 4 - 15:16 . 1 Peter 5 - 18:35 . Psalm 128 - 21:15 . Psalm 129 - 22:07 . Psalm 130 - 23:05 . The apostle whom Jesus named “Peter,” the rock upon whom Jesus would build his church, is now writing to encourage the churches who are scattered across northern Asia Minor. The churches were suffering under persecution from those who lived around them, and Peter reminds them of the Savior whom they are called to follow, for he suffered for our sins once and for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us God. It follows, then, that as strangers and exiles, we should be willing to be subject to those human authorities who have been placed over us by God. :::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.email@example.com
On his 37th birthday, Martin Luther's thoughts turn to his troubled past. For most of his life, he was driven by fear, striving to earn God's favor and escape the torments of hell. But today, Luther has true peace with God through faith alone in Christ alone--the very peace that Pope Leo X seeks to steal away. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1438/luther-in-real-time If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier: Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/ 5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/ Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/ Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/ The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/
In his children's book The Priest with Dirty Clothes, R.C. Sproul reminds Christians of all ages that we can stand before God only if we are clothed in the righteousness of Christ. Today, gather the family and listen to a dramatic reading of this book. Get R.C. Sproul's Children's Book 'The Priest with Dirty Clothes' for Your Gift of Any Amount: https://gift.ligonier.org/1921/priest-dirty-clothes Don't forget to make RenewingYourMind.org your home for daily in-depth Bible study and Christian resources.
In his eight-part series Happiness is in You, Dr. Youssef conducts a thorough study of the beatitudes and expounds on the eight superstructure steps of our relationships with Christ. In the beatitudes, Jesus shows us that happiness is not getting what we want, but being content with what we have. Happiness is not found in self-sufficiency, but in full dependence on God. Each beatitude builds on our need for God, for the very first beatitude lays the foundation for our relationship with our Savior. And as we move up the superstructure of the beatitudes, they together lead us to the deepest and richest happiness we can imagine.
The Lord's “Secretary of Divine Mercy,” St. Faustina, wrote what has become a modern-day spiritual classic — a blueprint for living a sacramental life in union with Jesus Christ. For anyone who may think the Diary is too thick and formidable, Fr. Joseph Roesch, MIC, has the solution. Join him for a few minutes each day as he reads from the Diary and offers commentary. Over the span of one year, you will have “read" the Diary, beginning to end, and absorbed its rich teachings.To order a copy of the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, visit ShopMercy.org. Support our Ministries here.
Fr. Mike mirrors the story of 1 Maccabees and Israel's expectations of continued success onto our own lives, emphasizing that God's marvelous plan exceeds our expectations and what we think should happen next in our lives. He invites us to worship and give to the Lord with freedom and generosity in response to God's sacrificial love for us. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 14, Sirach 34-35, and Proverbs 23:22-25. 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.
Is there an area in your life that's become a stronghold for sin? It might show up as a negative coping mechanism or an addiction that you just can't seem to shake.I've been there. For many years, I dealt with patterns of pornography and religious performance. Both worked together to prevent me from getting to the fullness of God's plan for my life.Until I finally, by God's grace, broke free.In this episode, I break down exactly how I was able to break free from these habitual sins and negative patterns. I'm giving you the same Biblical blueprint I used to let God work His grace in me. I call them the Four Steps to Freedom.It doesn't matter what your challenge may be. Jesus didn't die for you to be going to Heaven and yet be continually tormented in sin. He came to set the captives free.Today, I can look back at the struggle—and the toll these patterns took on my life—with gratitude for the grace of God. I can tell you that there IS hope…if you grab hold of His hand and walk through the steps to freedom.I wrote about this in my first book, “Unlocking the Heart of the Artist.” You can grab hold of the newly revised 10th anniversary edition at Amazon.Unlocking the Heart of the Artist: A Practical Guide to Fulfilling Your Creative Call as an Artist in the Kingdom https://www.amazon.com/dp/1460930258/Connect with me online:https://www.matttommeymentoring.comhttps://www.instagram.com/thethrivingchristianartisthttps://www.facebook.com/thethrivingchristianartisthttps://www.youtube.com/mjtommey to watch the podcast on YouTube!
John Onwuchekwa led a session at the 2021 TGC National Conference titled “The Christian's Patience” from Hebrews chapter 11.Defining hope as “the feeling that the feeling you have right now isn't permanent,” Onwuchekwa reminded listeners of its importance while also encouraging us to guard against the idea that identifying Christ as our source of hope is the end of the journey. Hope inherently assumes waiting, and we're not great at that practice; practice doesn't make us better at it. Onwuchekwa focuses on one truth to empower and equip his listeners—God's people will constantly be waiting, but we must not worry while we do.
Let's not make it difficult. That's what James said, Let's not make it difficult for these people to walk with God. And yet religion wants to put things in the way and make things difficult. And yet, Paul, the apostles are convinced that there is nothing that stands in the way of you experiencing the love of God, and walking with Him. Religion wants to stand in the way, there's so much in this world that will get in the way. But what does it mean to be in? Who is in who's out? Does it require some kind of human effort or even a human procedure like circumcision? That was the question that was being asked. On the face of it, it seems like such a human and pedestrian question. Yet, if we aren't careful, things will quickly get complicated. God gave up his life for us, through His Son, he died on the cross for us, he defeated death and sin for us. And that life that he now gives, is free to everyone. Everyone is included in it. He's given it to all people, Jews and Gentiles, men and women, boys and girls. Acts 15:9 says, how simple it really is. He made no distinction between us and them. For He cleansed their hearts through faith. We believe that we are all saved the same way by the undeserved grace of the Lord Jesus. If we aren't careful. We'll make this life of simple faith, a complicated, heavy walk of works. We're all tempted here. But the truth is, even the things that we insist on to save us will fail us. Peter said so why are you now challenging God by burdening the Gentile believers, with a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors were able to bear? Why do we burden our hearts and the hearts of others with things that we cannot carry? And yet that's what the human heart wants to do. Jesus asks us to put it all down, we are offered something so much more simple. grace through faith. Nothing stands in the way of you, fully experiencing the love of God. Come to God, simply by faith, trusting in the grace offered to you. It's so simple. It's not complicated. And it's yours. There's a letter sent to you today, coming all the way from Jerusalem, verified by a couple of witnesses. And the letter wants you to know the very simple, profound truth that you don't need to make it complicated. Put away all those things that you're wanting to add, and instead receive today. Here's the gift of love. Live in the simplicity of faith in Christ alone. He is enough. And that's a prayer that I have for my own soul. That's a prayer that I have for my family for my wife, my daughters, my son. And that's a prayer that I have for you. May it be so
Psalm 126; Jeremiah 26:12-24; Hebrews 7:11-22 Psalm 126 A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. 1 When the Lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem,[a] it was like a dream! 2 We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the Lord has done for them.” 3 Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us! What joy! 4 Restore our fortunes, Lord, as streams renew the desert. 5 Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. 6 They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest. Footnotes 126:1 Hebrew Zion. Jeremiah 26:12-24 New Living Translation 12 Then Jeremiah spoke to the officials and the people in his own defense. “The Lord sent me to prophesy against this Temple and this city,” he said. “The Lord gave me every word that I have spoken. 13 But if you stop your sinning and begin to obey the Lord your God, he will change his mind about this disaster that he has announced against you. 14 As for me, I am in your hands—do with me as you think best. 15 But if you kill me, rest assured that you will be killing an innocent man! The responsibility for such a deed will lie on you, on this city, and on every person living in it. For it is absolutely true that the Lord sent me to speak every word you have heard.” 16 Then the officials and the people said to the priests and prophets, “This man does not deserve the death sentence, for he has spoken to us in the name of the Lord our God.” 17 Then some of the wise old men stood and spoke to all the people assembled there. 18 They said, “Remember when Micah of Moresheth prophesied during the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah. He told the people of Judah, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven's Armies says: Mount Zion will be plowed like an open field; Jerusalem will be reduced to ruins! A thicket will grow on the heights where the Temple now stands.'[a] 19 But did King Hezekiah and the people kill him for saying this? No, they turned from their sins and worshiped the Lord. They begged him for mercy. Then the Lord changed his mind about the terrible disaster he had pronounced against them. So we are about to do ourselves great harm.” 20 At this time Uriah son of Shemaiah from Kiriath-jearim was also prophesying for the Lord. And he predicted the same terrible disaster against the city and nation as Jeremiah did. 21 When King Jehoiakim and the army officers and officials heard what he was saying, the king sent someone to kill him. But Uriah heard about the plan and escaped in fear to Egypt. 22 Then King Jehoiakim sent Elnathan son of Acbor to Egypt along with several other men to capture Uriah. 23 They took him prisoner and brought him back to King Jehoiakim. The king then killed Uriah with a sword and had him buried in an unmarked grave. 24 Nevertheless, Ahikam son of Shaphan stood up for Jeremiah and persuaded the court not to turn him over to the mob to be killed. Read full chapter Footnotes 26:18 Mic 3:12. Hebrews 7:11-22 New Living Translation 11 So if the priesthood of Levi, on which the law was based, could have achieved the perfection God intended, why did God need to establish a different priesthood, with a priest in the order of Melchizedek instead of the order of Levi and Aaron?[a] 12 And if the priesthood is changed, the law must also be changed to permit it. 13 For the priest we are talking about belongs to a different tribe, whose members have never served at the altar as priests. 14 What I mean is, our Lord came from the tribe of Judah, and Moses never mentioned priests coming from that tribe. Jesus Is like Melchizedek 15 This change has been made very clear since a different priest, who is like Melchizedek, has appeared. 16 Jesus became a priest, not by meeting the physical requirement of belonging to the tribe of Levi, but by the power of a life that cannot be destroyed. 17 And the psalmist pointed this out when he prophesied, “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.”[b] 18 Yes, the old requirement about the priesthood was set aside because it was weak and useless. 19 For the law never made anything perfect. But now we have confidence in a better hope, through which we draw near to God. 20 This new system was established with a solemn oath. Aaron's descendants became priests without such an oath, 21 but there was an oath regarding Jesus. For God said to him, “The Lord has taken an oath and will not break his vow: ‘You are a priest forever.'”[c] 22 Because of this oath, Jesus is the one who guarantees this better covenant with God.
After ten-year-old Chelsea received an elaborate art set, she discovered that God used art to help her feel better when she was sad. When she found out that some kids didn’t have art supplies readily available, she wanted to help them. So when it was time for her birthday party, she asked her friends not to bring her gifts. Instead, she invited them to donate art supplies and help fill boxes for children in need. Later, with her family’s help, she started Chelsea’s Charity. She began asking more people to help her fill boxes so she could help more kids. She has even taught art tips to groups who have received her boxes. After a local newscaster interviewed Chelsea, people started donating supplies from all over the country. As Chelsea’s Charity continues sending art supplies internationally, this young girl is demonstrating how God can use us when we’re willing to live to serve others. Chelsea’s compassion and willingness to share reflects the heart of a faithful steward. The apostle Peter encourages all believers in Jesus to be faithful stewards as they “love each other deeply” by sharing the resources and talents God has given them (1 Peter 4:8–11). Our small acts of love can inspire others to join us in giving. God can even rally supporters to serve alongside us. As we rely on God, we can live to serve and give Him the glory He deserves.
Questions Covered: 04:30 – What does metanoia mean? 11:00 – Are there any arguments from the early Church Fathers in favor of iconography? 13:00 – I have a question about preterism. Who is the man of lawlessness? Could it be Nero? 17:35 – How would you approach the topic of suicide with someone who hasn't brought it up but might be showing hints? 23:55 – What are your thoughts on Jesus being able to custom-tailor Mary to be the perfect mother of him and the Church? 31:45 – How is the first chapter of Genesis compatible with science? What's the general opinion of the Church on how it should be interpreted? 37:40 – How can I explain to a Protestant our understanding of cooperation with God's grace? 44:20 – What's the Catholic understanding of faith vs works and how they play into salvation? 46:10 – I spoke with some Protestants who talked about an idea of “Mother God.” They believed in the persons of the Trinity, but also believed that, taken all together, there was one “Mother God.” Has this idea come up before? Did the Church have to address it? 48:25 – Is it okay to play Dungeons & Dragons? 50:30 – Is there any circumstance in which a Catholic married couple, under the guidance of a priest, could use condoms? 52:45 – How should we submit to authority when there's so many laws we don't know about? …