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Old Testament: 1 Samuel 18–19 1 Samuel 18–19 (Listen) David and Jonathan's Friendship 18 As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 2 And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father's house. 3 Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. 4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt. 5 And David went out and was successful wherever Saul sent him, so that Saul set him over the men of war. And this was good in the sight of all the people and also in the sight of Saul's servants. Saul's Jealousy of David 6 As they were coming home, when David returned from striking down the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments.1 7 And the women sang to one another as they celebrated, “Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” 8 And Saul was very angry, and this saying displeased him. He said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed thousands, and what more can he have but the kingdom?” 9 And Saul eyed David from that day on. 10 The next day a harmful spirit from God rushed upon Saul, and he raved within his house while David was playing the lyre, as he did day by day. Saul had his spear in his hand. 11 And Saul hurled the spear, for he thought, “I will pin David to the wall.” But David evaded him twice. 12 Saul was afraid of David because the LORD was with him but had departed from Saul. 13 So Saul removed him from his presence and made him a commander of a thousand. And he went out and came in before the people. 14 And David had success in all his undertakings, for the LORD was with him. 15 And when Saul saw that he had great success, he stood in fearful awe of him. 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he went out and came in before them. David Marries Michal 17 Then Saul said to David, “Here is my elder daughter Merab. I will give her to you for a wife. Only be valiant for me and fight the LORD's battles.” For Saul thought, “Let not my hand be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him.” 18 And David said to Saul, “Who am I, and who are my relatives, my father's clan in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?” 19 But at the time when Merab, Saul's daughter, should have been given to David, she was given to Adriel the Meholathite for a wife. 20 Now Saul's daughter Michal loved David. And they told Saul, and the thing pleased him. 21 Saul thought, “Let me give her to him, that she may be a snare for him and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him.” Therefore Saul said to David a second time,2 “You shall now be my son-in-law.” 22 And Saul commanded his servants, “Speak to David in private and say, ‘Behold, the king has delight in you, and all his servants love you. Now then become the king's son-in-law.'” 23 And Saul's servants spoke those words in the ears of David. And David said, “Does it seem to you a little thing to become the king's son-in-law, since I am a poor man and have no reputation?” 24 And the servants of Saul told him, “Thus and so did David speak.” 25 Then Saul said, “Thus shall you say to David, ‘The king desires no bride-price except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, that he may be avenged of the king's enemies.'” Now Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines. 26 And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son-in-law. Before the time had expired, 27 David arose and went, along with his men, and killed two hundred of the Philistines. And David brought their foreskins, which were given in full number to the king, that he might become the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him his daughter Michal for a wife. 28 But when Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with David, and that Michal, Saul's daughter, loved him, 29 Saul was even more afraid of David. So Saul was David's enemy continually. 30 Then the commanders of the Philistines came out to battle, and as often as they came out David had more success than all the servants of Saul, so that his name was highly esteemed. Saul Tries to Kill David 19 And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to all his servants, that they should kill David. But Jonathan, Saul's son, delighted much in David. 2 And Jonathan told David, “Saul my father seeks to kill you. Therefore be on your guard in the morning. Stay in a secret place and hide yourself. 3 And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and I will speak to my father about you. And if I learn anything I will tell you.” 4 And Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, “Let not the king sin against his servant David, because he has not sinned against you, and because his deeds have brought good to you. 5 For he took his life in his hand and he struck down the Philistine, and the LORD worked a great salvation for all Israel. You saw it, and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood by killing David without cause?” 6 And Saul listened to the voice of Jonathan. Saul swore, “As the LORD lives, he shall not be put to death.” 7 And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan reported to him all these things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence as before. 8 And there was war again. And David went out and fought with the Philistines and struck them with a great blow, so that they fled before him. 9 Then a harmful spirit from the LORD came upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand. And David was playing the lyre. 10 And Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he eluded Saul, so that he struck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped that night. 11 Saul sent messengers to David's house to watch him, that he might kill him in the morning. But Michal, David's wife, told him, “If you do not escape with your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed.” 12 So Michal let David down through the window, and he fled away and escaped. 13 Michal took an image3 and laid it on the bed and put a pillow of goats' hair at its head and covered it with the clothes. 14 And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, “He is sick.” 15 Then Saul sent the messengers to see David, saying, “Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may kill him.” 16 And when the messengers came in, behold, the image was in the bed, with the pillow of goats' hair at its head. 17 Saul said to Michal, “Why have you deceived me thus and let my enemy go, so that he has escaped?” And Michal answered Saul, “He said to me, ‘Let me go. Why should I kill you?'” 18 Now David fled and escaped, and he came to Samuel at Ramah and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and lived at Naioth. 19 And it was told Saul, “Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.” 20 Then Saul sent messengers to take David, and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as head over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied. 21 When it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they also prophesied. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they also prophesied. 22 Then he himself went to Ramah and came to the great well that is in Secu. And he asked, “Where are Samuel and David?” And one said, “Behold, they are at Naioth in Ramah.” 23 And he went there to Naioth in Ramah. And the Spirit of God came upon him also, and as he went he prophesied until he came to Naioth in Ramah. 24 And he too stripped off his clothes, and he too prophesied before Samuel and lay naked all that day and all that night. Thus it is said, “Is Saul also among the prophets?” Footnotes  18:6 Or triangles, or three-stringed instruments  18:21 Hebrew by two  19:13 Or a household god (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 119:57–64 Psalm 119:57–64 (Listen) Heth 57 The LORD is my portion; I promise to keep your words.58 I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.59 When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies;60 I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.61 Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget your law.62 At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules.63 I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts.64 The earth, O LORD, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes! (ESV) New Testament: 2 Corinthians 11–13 2 Corinthians 11–13 (Listen) Paul and the False Apostles 11 I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! 2 For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. 3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. 5 Indeed, I consider that I am not in the least inferior to these super-apostles. 6 Even if I am unskilled in speaking, I am not so in knowledge; indeed, in every way we have made this plain to you in all things. 7 Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached God's gospel to you free of charge? 8 I robbed other churches by accepting support from them in order to serve you. 9 And when I was with you and was in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my need. So I refrained and will refrain from burdening you in any way. 10 As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be silenced in the regions of Achaia. 11 And why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do! 12 And what I am doing I will continue to do, in order to undermine the claim of those who would like to claim that in their boasted mission they work on the same terms as we do. 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. Paul's Sufferings as an Apostle 16 I repeat, let no one think me foolish. But even if you do, accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. 17 What I am saying with this boastful confidence, I say not as the Lord would1 but as a fool. 18 Since many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast. 19 For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves! 20 For you bear it if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face. 21 To my shame, I must say, we were too weak for that! But whatever anyone else dares to boast of—I am speaking as a fool—I also dare to boast of that. 22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they offspring of Abraham? So am I. 23 Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one—I am talking like a madman—with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death. 24 Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; 26 on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers; 27 in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food,2 in cold and exposure. 28 And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches. 29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to fall, and I am not indignant? 30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying. 32 At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas was guarding the city of Damascus in order to seize me, 33 but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped his hands. Paul's Visions and His Thorn 12 I must go on boasting. Though there is nothing to be gained by it, I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. 3 And I know that this man was caught up into paradise—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows—4 and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. 5 On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses—6 though if I should wish to boast, I would not be a fool, for I would be speaking the truth; but I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. 7 So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations,3 a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. Concern for the Corinthian Church 11 I have been a fool! You forced me to it, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I was not at all inferior to these super-apostles, even though I am nothing. 12 The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works. 13 For in what were you less favored than the rest of the churches, except that I myself did not burden you? Forgive me this wrong! 14 Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children. 15 I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less? 16 But granting that I myself did not burden you, I was crafty, you say, and got the better of you by deceit. 17 Did I take advantage of you through any of those whom I sent to you? 18 I urged Titus to go, and sent the brother with him. Did Titus take advantage of you? Did we not act in the same spirit? Did we not take the same steps? 19 Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? It is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ, and all for your upbuilding, beloved. 20 For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder. 21 I fear that when I come again my God may humble me before you, and I may have to mourn over many of those who sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality, and sensuality that they have practiced. Final Warnings 13 This is the third time I am coming to you. Every charge must be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 2 I warned those who sinned before and all the others, and I warn them now while absent, as I did when present on my second visit, that if I come again I will not spare them—3 since you seek proof that Christ is speaking in me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you. 4 For he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but in dealing with you we will live with him by the power of God. 5 Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! 6 I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test. 7 But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed. 8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. 9 For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for. 10 For this reason I write these things while I am away from you, that when I come I may not have to be severe in my use of the authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down. Final Greetings 11 Finally, brothers,4 rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another,5 agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 All the saints greet you. 14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Footnotes  11:17 Greek not according to the Lord  11:27 Or often in fasting  12:7 Or hears from me, even because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations. So to keep me from becoming conceited  13:11 Or brothers and sisters  13:11 Or listen to my appeal (ESV)
Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Eastertide - A Time of Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart - Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts As you begin, take a deep breath and exhale slowly. For at least the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of this day to the Lord. Say slowly from your heart “Jesus, I Trust In You…You Take Over” Become aware that He is with you, looking upon you with love, wanting to be heard deep within in your heart... The post Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Eastertide – A Time of Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.
In this message from the Power Today series, Pastor John Lindell unpacks key characteristics between authentic and inauthentic faith. Our prayer is this sermon encourages you to dive deeper in your walk with Jesus, as your heart grows to look more like Him.
Born From Above John 3Neville GoddardJune 24 1968 Tonight, we will take the chapter, the 3rd chapter of the Book of John. Now, John is anonymous as the other evangelists are anonymous. No one knows who they really are. They were not writing history as you and I understand it, not secular history; they were writing salvation history. So they introduce characters that may never have walked the face of the earth…but their names are significant. In the Book of John, Nicodemus is introduced. He's not mentioned in any other part of the Bible, just in the Book of John. Well, really if his part was so great surely any historian would have mentioned him, but he's not mentioned in any part of the Bible save in the Book of John. So you can see he's not introduced for some historical purpose. His name means “conqueror of the people; all victorious.” He is the one who is victorious. Well, we read about him…first of all, he's a Pharisee, very learned, a member of the Sanhedrin. That would be like being a member of our Supreme Court. They interpret the law—in his case the law would be scripture—and then they pass judgment on all. He found in someone called Jesus something that was different. He couldn't find it in the law as he understood it, so he searched the law but couldn't find it. But he was a very learned man. Biblical or rabbinical tradition has it that he was the third richest man in the age in which he lived, so he was not only learned but very, very rich. The New Earth Activation trainings - Immerse yourself in 12 hours of content focused on the new earth with channelings, meditations, advanced training and access to the new earth https://realityrevolutioncon.com/newearth Alternate Universe Reality Activation get full access to new meditations, new lectures, recordings from the reality con and the 90 day AURA meditation schedulehttps://realityrevolutionlive.com/aura45338118 BUY A COPY OF MY BOOKhttps://www.amazon.com/Reality-Revolution-Mind-Blowing-Movement-Hack/dp/154450618X/ Listen to my book on audible https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Reality-Revolution-Audiobook/B087LV1R5V Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/The-Reality-Revolution-Podcast-Hosted-By-Brian-Scott-102555575116999 Join our Facebook group The Reality Revolution https://www.facebook.com/groups/523814491927119 Subscribe to my Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOgXHr5S3oF0qetPfqxJfSw Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org For coaching – https://www.advancedsuccessinstitute.com For all episodes of the Reality Revolution – https://www.therealityrevolution.com Follow Us on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRealityRevolution/ Follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/the_reality_revolution/ Follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/mediaprime Follow me on MeWe https://mewe.com/i/brianscott71 Music By Mettaverseinner worlds
Jason's fire-starter eviscerated Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul for his miserable performance in the NBA playoffs. Jason argued that Phoenix's playoff fold against the Dallas Mavericks can be directly traced to Paul's weak, feminine, and matriarchal mindset. Jason said the Suns' collapse began in game four when Paul harassed a Dallas fan for touching his mother's shoulder. “The matriarchy rules black culture. You can see it in the NBA and in Chris Paul. Our leadership model is broken,” Jason complained. "Fearless" contributor Steve Kim chimed in, comparing Paul to the high school class president “that no one actually likes.” After trashing Paul, Jason brought on "Fearless" contributor Delano Squires to discuss the mass shooting in Buffalo, whether President Joe Biden's trip to the area would help race relations, and to react to Ana Navarro suggesting the “replacement theory” is to blame for the massacre. Finally, Dinesh D'Souza joined the show to talk about his new documentary “2000 Mules” that explores election irregularities in the 2020 election. D'Souza squelches his beef with Tucker Carlson and Fox News. Today's Sponsor: Pre-Born has a passion to save unborn babies from abortion and see women come to Christ. Help rescue babies' lives. Donate by dialing #250 and say keyword, "baby." That's #250, keyword, "baby." OR - go to https://Preborn.org/Jason You can get a FREE report with all the details of how adding Bank On Yourself to your financial plan can help you take back control of your money. Just go to https://BankOnYourself.com/FEARLESS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today Kimberly Hahn asks, “AmI weak enough for God to work through me?” She explains why it is our weakness and not our strength, that allowsGod to do great things in and throughus. Learn MoreDive deeper into how we can partake in Christ's redeeming grace withFr. Geisler's How Christ Saves Souls—with Us: The Mystery of Co-Redemption Learn what it means to place our trust in Jesuswith Sr. Faustina Maria Pia's Jesus I Trust in You: A 30-Day Personal Retreat with the Litany of Trust Discover how God is acting in our own lives. how-god-acts-in-our-lives
This week it's a “classic” road trip edition that takes us to the stage at Cedarville University. Join us for a “live” session where Michael helps us connect the details in the Gospels about the way Jesus looked at Peter when he was called as a disciple and then at when he denied the Lord. In the second half we'll hear audience reactions as Michael the powerful influence our homes have had on our lives and how we can make a home that honors God. As always, there's plenty of music and challenging conversation packed into this hour, In The Studio with Michael Card.
Mass shootings America!...; — Tony from California speaks on the Buffalo shooting. He calls Jesse hateful and that hate being spread by Jesse and others is what caused the shooting in Buffalo. Robert from California says Jesse is not honest about blacks. Jacob from Massachusetts asks about forgiving his father whom he has a bad relationship.
Has God ever helped you in a situation?...; Ed from Florida asks what the gifts of the holy spirit are. — Herb from South Carolina talks about the slave bible. Becky from New Jersey asks Jesse if he feels anything for the Buffalo shooting victims.
Carl from Washington DC says Jesse is an extreme racist and is lying about blacks. Ruth from California is a Mexican/Jew who married a white Irish man. She is having issues and seeks Jesse's counsel. Richard from Chicago, IL speaks on how the Buffalo shooting is just a normal day in Chicago. — Jacob from Colorado asks if God is all-loving and all-just. Jesse says he is all-loving but he is not all-just in the way Jacob describes because he doesn't hold his children accountable for the things they didn't do. It was the nature of Satan in them that caused them to do those things. Cleveland from New Jersey comments on the Buffalo shooting. He says it is different from other crimes because it was racial. Ben from NY speaks on the Buffalo shooter.
The first miracle that Jesus performed during His earthly ministry was the changing of water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana. No one was healed, no one was raised from the dead, and no one was fed by a few loaves and fish. This miracle was purely for the enjoyment of the wedding guests. Like a parent who loves to bless his children, God loves to bless us not based on our performance but based on His goodness. The wine that Jesus miraculously produced at the end of the wedding banquet was the best wine of the banquet—a reminder to us that God has saved the best for last!
This is an Encore Presentation Mark - Why is having a crucifix okay in regards to the First Commandment? Delta to start paying flight attendance for the boarding process Ray - Can I donate my body to a hospital for science? Jenny - What does it mean when Jesus said “if you live by the sword you die by the sword?” How does that translate into a philosophical perspective? Bob - I have been having indecent sexual dreams, should I feel guilty about them? Ken - I am looking into returning to the Catholic Church, but I am wondering how would I be able to be Catholic when my wife is very against the idea?
What does it mean to be a working mom? Work is definitely a source of guilt for many moms we know. This conversation is helpful for any phase of momming and for every type of mom out there. Meet Michelle Myers of She Works His Way: A discipleship community for women who love Jesus. Whether you're the only Christian where you work or running a business out of your home while raising young kids, She Works HIS Way exists to kick feeling isolated and misunderstood to the curb. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: Personal development half-truths Redefining “work” How to make decisions about what work looks like in your life right now Getting behind the why of your yes The difference between guilt and conviction She Works His Way: A Practical Guide for Doing What Matters Most in a Get-Things-Done World Ideas for closing ceremonies for your work day Perspective shift on tough evening routines CONNECT WITH MICHELLE: website | instagram | book CONNECT WITH REBECCA: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon EPISODE SPONSORS: KiwiCo: Use code MSW for 30% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line Thrive Causemetics: Follow the link for 15% off your first order. SHARE THE STRUGGLE! If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend. The struggle is real. We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon THE HIGHLIGHT EPISODES: Just Em | Meet Rebecca | Problem Solved | Meet Kate | A Celebration | Moms Struggling Well *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Don't Miss This Podcast Show Notes Joshua 1-8; 23-24: Here is what you have to look forward to this week: The steps to seeking a miracle Your 12 Stones A Scarlet Cord The Don't Miss This Newsletter including tips for kids, teens, couples and individuals can be found at: www.dontmissthisstudy.com Videos can be found on YouTube: Don't Miss This Emily Belle Freeman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilybellefreeman/ Instagram: @emilybellefreeman David Butler Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrdavebutler/ Instagram: @mrdavebutler Come, Follow Me is a resource offered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is designed to be used in the home to support personal and family scripture study to build faith in Heavenly Father and His plan of salvation and in the Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement. Come, Follow Me is self-contained and adequate, when used properly. Products and materials designed to supplement this resource, though they may be helpful in some instances, are not necessary for a successful home study program.
When we turn on the television, it seems that all we see is bad news. There is a reason for that – the world is quite literally falling apart. And maybe the ugliest news of all is that it's not going to get any better. Yet, in the midst of the dark, there is always light, so, yes, there is good news, too. In his new teaching, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly News”, Amir Tsarfati pulls no punches laying out the state this world is in. But he also reminds us that with God there is always hope, and he spells out in detail the wonderful news that awaits those who follow Christ.
The church has been given a divine mission, and you're invited to be part of it! Join us as we continue in our sermon series The Power of Us with a special message from our online campus pastor, Pastor Jeff Whye! Pastor Jeff brings us his sermon titled The Power of Our Mission as he talks about the power we have in the body of Christ as we live out the mission given to us by Christ.We hope you enjoy this message ❤️
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 17 (Listen) David and Goliath 17 Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle. And they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. 2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines. 3 And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with a valley between them. 4 And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six1 cubits2 and a span. 5 He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels3 of bronze. 6 And he had bronze armor on his legs, and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. 7 The shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam, and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron. And his shield-bearer went before him. 8 He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why have you come out to draw up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. 9 If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.” 10 And the Philistine said, “I defy the ranks of Israel this day. Give me a man, that we may fight together.” 11 When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid. 12 Now David was the son of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, named Jesse, who had eight sons. In the days of Saul the man was already old and advanced in years.4 13 The three oldest sons of Jesse had followed Saul to the battle. And the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next to him Abinadab, and the third Shammah. 14 David was the youngest. The three eldest followed Saul, 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem. 16 For forty days the Philistine came forward and took his stand, morning and evening. 17 And Jesse said to David his son, “Take for your brothers an ephah5 of this parched grain, and these ten loaves, and carry them quickly to the camp to your brothers. 18 Also take these ten cheeses to the commander of their thousand. See if your brothers are well, and bring some token from them.” 19 Now Saul and they and all the men of Israel were in the Valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines. 20 And David rose early in the morning and left the sheep with a keeper and took the provisions and went, as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the encampment as the host was going out to the battle line, shouting the war cry. 21 And Israel and the Philistines drew up for battle, army against army. 22 And David left the things in charge of the keeper of the baggage and ran to the ranks and went and greeted his brothers. 23 As he talked with them, behold, the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, came up out of the ranks of the Philistines and spoke the same words as before. And David heard him. 24 All the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him and were much afraid. 25 And the men of Israel said, “Have you seen this man who has come up? Surely he has come up to defy Israel. And the king will enrich the man who kills him with great riches and will give him his daughter and make his father's house free in Israel.” 26 And David said to the men who stood by him, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” 27 And the people answered him in the same way, “So shall it be done to the man who kills him.” 28 Now Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spoke to the men. And Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, “Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your presumption and the evil of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.” 29 And David said, “What have I done now? Was it not but a word?” 30 And he turned away from him toward another, and spoke in the same way, and the people answered him again as before. 31 When the words that David spoke were heard, they repeated them before Saul, and he sent for him. 32 And David said to Saul, “Let no man's heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” 33 And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth.” 34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father. And when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb from the flock, 35 I went after him and struck him and delivered it out of his mouth. And if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and struck him and killed him. 36 Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.” 37 And David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the LORD be with you!” 38 Then Saul clothed David with his armor. He put a helmet of bronze on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail, 39 and David strapped his sword over his armor. And he tried in vain to go, for he had not tested them. Then David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them.” So David put them off. 40 Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the brook and put them in his shepherd's pouch. His sling was in his hand, and he approached the Philistine. 41 And the Philistine moved forward and came near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him. 42 And when the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance. 43 And the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 The Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and to the beasts of the field.” 45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, 47 and that all this assembly may know that the LORD saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the LORD's, and he will give you into our hand.” 48 When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. 49 And David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone and slung it and struck the Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground. 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. There was no sword in the hand of David. 51 Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. 52 And the men of Israel and Judah rose with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as Gath6 and the gates of Ekron, so that the wounded Philistines fell on the way from Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron. 53 And the people of Israel came back from chasing the Philistines, and they plundered their camp. 54 And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his armor in his tent. 55 As soon as Saul saw David go out against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is this youth?” And Abner said, “As your soul lives, O king, I do not know.” 56 And the king said, “Inquire whose son the boy is.” 57 And as soon as David returned from the striking down of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand. 58 And Saul said to him, “Whose son are you, young man?” And David answered, “I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.” Footnotes  17:4 Hebrew; Septuagint, Dead Sea Scroll and Josephus four  17:4 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters  17:5 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams  17:12 Septuagint, Syriac; Hebrew advanced among men  17:17 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters  17:52 Septuagint; Hebrew Gai (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 119:49–56 Psalm 119:49–56 (Listen) Zayin 49 Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope.50 This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.51 The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law.52 When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O LORD.53 Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake your law.54 Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my sojourning.55 I remember your name in the night, O LORD, and keep your law.56 This blessing has fallen to me, that I have kept your precepts. (ESV) New Testament: 2 Corinthians 9–10 2 Corinthians 9–10 (Listen) The Collection for Christians in Jerusalem 9 Now it is superfluous for me to write to you about the ministry for the saints, 2 for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year. And your zeal has stirred up most of them. 3 But I am sending1 the brothers so that our boasting about you may not prove empty in this matter, so that you may be ready, as I said you would be. 4 Otherwise, if some Macedonians come with me and find that you are not ready, we would be humiliated—to say nothing of you—for being so confident. 5 So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance for the gift2 you have promised, so that it may be ready as a willing gift, not as an exaction.3 The Cheerful Giver 6 The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully4 will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency5 in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 9 As it is written, “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” 10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. 12 For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. 13 By their approval of this service, they6 will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, 14 while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. 15 Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! Paul Defends His Ministry 10 I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!—2 I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I count on showing against some who suspect us of walking according to the flesh. 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 6 being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete. 7 Look at what is before your eyes. If anyone is confident that he is Christ's, let him remind himself that just as he is Christ's, so also are we. 8 For even if I boast a little too much of our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be ashamed. 9 I do not want to appear to be frightening you with my letters. 10 For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.” 11 Let such a person understand that what we say by letter when absent, we do when present. 12 Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding. 13 But we will not boast beyond limits, but will boast only with regard to the area of influence God assigned to us, to reach even to you. 14 For we are not overextending ourselves, as though we did not reach you. For we were the first to come all the way to you with the gospel of Christ. 15 We do not boast beyond limit in the labors of others. But our hope is that as your faith increases, our area of influence among you may be greatly enlarged, 16 so that we may preach the gospel in lands beyond you, without boasting of work already done in another's area of influence. 17 “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” 18 For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. Footnotes  9:3 Or I have sent  9:5 Greek blessing; twice in this verse  9:5 Or a gift expecting something in return; Greek greed  9:6 Greek with blessings; twice in this verse  9:8 Or all contentment  9:13 Or you (ESV)
“Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27What a wonderful reminder that we all need to hear on a regular basis. “Do not let your heart be troubled.” And “Do not let your heart be afraid.” How often do you follow that advice?Interestingly, it's actually more than advice. It's a command of love from our Lord. He wants to be clear and wants us to know that a fearful and troubled heart is not of Him. To be troubled and fearful is a great burden and weighs us down. Jesus desperately wants us to be free of these burdens. He wants us to be free so that we can experience the joy of life. So what is it that burdens you in life the most? Is there something in your life that you obsess about, are angry about, can't let go of or that tends to dominate your life? Or perhaps your burden is more subtle. Perhaps there is nothing that overwhelms you but, instead, is a constant burden in a small way, always there in the background. These burdens can be quite difficult when they last from year to year.The first step to freedom is to see the burden for what it is. Identify it and seek to identify the underlying cause. If the cause of your burden is your own sin, repent of it and seek Confession. This is the best way to experience immediate freedom. If, however, your burden is the result of another's actions or some situation in life that is out of your control, then you are in a unique position to surrender to our Lord, giving Him complete control of this situation. Freedom is found in total surrender, trust and abandonment to His will.Spend some time today reflecting upon that which burdens you the most in life. What is it that weighs heavily upon you? It is this, more than anything else, that Jesus wants to enter into and lift for you. He wants you free so that you can experience the joy that He has to offer you in life. Lord of true joy, I want to be free. I want to experience the joy You have in store for me. When the burdens of life weigh me down, help me to turn to You in my need. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2022 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.
Hey friends! On today's episode, we are adding to our list of attributes of a Kingdom Citizen! There is not just one "list" you can read in the Bible that fully explains how Christians should think, be, say, act, and do. But when we look at the Bible collectively as a whole, we can begin to piece together attributes that should be models by us! Modeled, not because it makes us look goodie goodie and better than everyone else, but because we want to emulate Jesus to those around us!JOY REVIVAL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE HERE!!!!!Check out my website for e-workbooks, courses, apparel, and info on God Is Within Her Mentoring Community and 1-on-1 Faith + Mindset coaching for women with me!Work with me // www.valreynolds.comConnect with me // @val_reynoldsCollab with me // email@example.comSupport the show
Sermon Overview Scripture Passage: Revelation 13:1-8 Scripture offers prophecies to warn us of the future and edify us as we live through these Last Days. Revelation 13 describes a man, the antichrist, who will rise to power during the Great Tribulation; we must beware of this beast. This passage first describes the social unrest that proceeds the beast: “And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea…” (Revelation 13:1). The sea symbolizes society in turmoil and distress, as the Bible claims wicked people are like the troubled sea. (Isaiah 57:20). This desperately wicked world is ripe for the antichrist's entrance. This passage also shares the beast's satanic attributes: “...like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion” (Revelation 13:2). Third, we see how the beast will seduce the world. Revelation 13:3 claims the beast will seem appealing, charming, and clever. The whole world will marvel at this man, who disguises himself as a man of peace. But this passage also addresses his sinister ambitions. “Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation” (Revelation 13:6-7). He will be driven to deify Satan, defy the Savior, destroy the saints, dominate society and delude sinners. Finally, this passage warns us of the false prophet, who will present the beast to the whole world. Much like the Holy Spirit brings people to worship Jesus, the false prophet is designed to bring people to worship the beast in the End Times. Revelation 13:13-16 explains that the false prophet—who by causing fire in the heavens, worship of an image of the beast, and controlling the world's commerce through a mark of the beast—will bring the entire world to the beast's feet. Adrian Rogers says, “If you're not sealed by the Spirit, you will be branded by the beast.” Apply it to your life Jesus is coming back soon; would you be bold enough to point people to Him, today?
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How does God want to use you to have an impact? If this question has ever crossed your mind, today's episode is for you, friend! I am super excited to share this recent conversation I had with Kyle Idelman as he talks to us about the Jesus way of changing the world--loving people one at a time. Most of us don't want to spend our lives being time-wasters, space-takers, binge-watchers, or game-players. We want to be difference-makers. Kyle does an amazing job in giving us practical ways we can do that in our everyday lives. Kyle Idleman is a bestselling author and the senior pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, one of the largest churches in America. He's most widely known for his award-winning book, not a fan., which has sold more than 1.3 million copies and has sparked a movement among believers. Kyle has authored other books, including One at a Time, The End of Me, gods at war, Grace Is Greater, and Don't Give Up. Kyle and his wife DesiRae have four children and live on a farm where he does no farming. Listen in to learn more about: The profound impact and influence we can have in the lives of others and the best way to go about it. How the use of the two words “Jesus saw” preceded some of the most amazing stories of transformed lives.. The bystander effect, how it keeps people from making an impact in the lives of others, and some practical steps to begin making a difference today. Favorite quotes: ~ We tend to define influence or influencer to describe someone who has a certain amount of social media following. While that has impact and influence, the most profound influence we can have is almost always one person at a time. ~ When Jesus loves people one at a time it begins with His eyes, it begins with what HE saw. One of the things I really would challenge people about is to pray a simple prayer of “ Jesus help me to see people the way you see them, give me eyes for the one”. ~ One of the most important pieces is availability, is just saying “OK ,I'll do it, I am available” - That, saying Yes to God and being available to God is a big piece of this and is certainly consistent in how God calls people throughout the Old and New Testament - He invites but we have to be available and have a willingness to do it. ~ Jesus talked about if you want to be great then you become the servant of all, you make yourself less. Greatness is not defined by attention, it is defined by servanthood. In this episode I answered this question: What are some small changes I can make to feel happier everyday? (32:47) Links to great things we discussed: It's always been you - Phil Wickam song The Office - TV Series Life 360 app Kyle Idleman Website One at a time -Kyle Idelman resources The Crown - TV Series King of my heart - Song Worship for Fierce Faith - Spotify Playlist Loreal - Magic Perfecting base Confident Motherhood Community Hope you loved this episode! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :) xo, Alli
Legalism, moralism, or externalism - whatever you want to call the mindset ruling the Pharisees - is not unique to the Pharisees.Today we're going to continue through Paul's sermon series in the book of Mark, and in this message, Paul teaches from Mark 7, the most theologically heavy chapter in the gospel of Mark, and examines the emphasis that Christ puts on the heart.If you've been enjoying The Paul Tripp Podcast, would you consider leaving a review? Each review helps us reach more people with the transforming power of Jesus Christ.
Things turning into blood, bowls of wrath, beasts, and yes, a dragon. So how should you read the Book of Revelation?If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasicsCheck out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app. – The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside – Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike NovotnyTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/ Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJYou can also watch Time of Grace daily video devotionals by subscribing to get new videos each weekday: http://bit.ly/385Piz4
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In the second movement of Exodus, Moses walks straight into God's fiery presence on Mount Sinai without fear. But by the end of the scroll, he can't enter God's presence. What changed? Right after confirming their covenant with Yahweh, Israel turns around and commits idolatry by making and worshiping a golden calf. It's a choice that ruptures their relationship with Yahweh and even their connection to Moses. In this episode, join Jon and Tim as they explore the final portion of the third movement of Exodus.View full show notes from this episode →Timestamps Part one (00:00-12:00)Part two (12:00-28:45)Part three (28:45-51:42)Referenced ResourcesInterested in more? Check out Tim's library here.You can experience the literary themes and movements we're tracing on the podcast in the BibleProject app, available for Android and iOS.Show Music “Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS“An Open Letter to Whoever's Listening” by Beautiful Eulogy“Hello From Portland” by Beautiful EulogyShow produced by Cooper Peltz. Edited by Dan Gummel and Frank Garza. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
Are you a person that counts the cost ahead of time? In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watson's', Benjamin and Kirsten talk about counting the cost financially, in our daily lives and spiritually as believers in Christ. Reading the passage in Luke 14:25-35, they break down what Jesus tells his disciples about counting the cost to follow him. New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!
Fearless Homeschooling: How to Ignore the Critics and Do What's Best for Your Child! “I'm not strong enough.” “My kids are going to have gaps in their education.” “Everything depends on me.” “I've failed too many times.” “I can't do this right.” “I'm screwing up my kids.” “Everyone else's kids are doing better than mine.” Have you heard the lies, too? Yvette Hampton talks with Heidi St. John about her own experience of homeschooling out of fear and into faith. This is one you'll want to share with a friend! Come back Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of this conversation. Partner with us! Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Please consider donating to support Schoolhouse Rocked. Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel. As a popular author and speaker, Heidi St. John has been speaking on marriage, family and cultural issues for over 15 years. Her passion to encourage moms and set them free to boldly become who God has created them to be will challenge encourage you. Heidi has been married to her college sweetheart since 1989, and their family now includes seven children and two grandsons! Jay and Heidi reside just outside of beautiful Vancouver, Washington, where they have homeschooled some of their kids all the way through high school and are still finishing up with a few at home. Heidi is the author of seven books. Her most recent book, Bible Promises for Moms, released in March of 2019 and is the latest in the MomStrong collection. She has also recently released Prayers for the Battlefield: Staying MomStrong in the Fight for Your Family and Your Faith and Becoming MomStrong: How to Fight With All That's In You For Your Family and Your Faith, which focuses on helping mothers build a solid biblical foundation for their families. Join Heidi at MomStrong International, an online ministry where thousands of women come together for weekly Bible Studies, Scripture Writing, online and in real life fellowship. Recommended Resources: Bible-Based Homeschooling Course, from Karen DeBeus Find your state Homeschool Organization This interview was originally broadcast live for the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Want even more homeschooling encouragement? Listen to the NEW Homeschool Insights Podcast! WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is now available on DVD and HD streaming. Buy the film today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op. 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In today's episode, Kevin DeYoung talks about our common struggle to pray, and how the Lord's Prayer - the prayer that Jesus offered as a model for our pray - can help us to pray to God day in and day out. Kevin is the author of The Lord's Prayer: Learning from Jesus on What, Why, and How to Pray Read the full transcript. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to leave us a review, which helps us spread the word about the show! Complete this survey for a free audiobook by Kevin DeYoung! Click here to subscribe to a new podcast by Nancy Guthrie exploring the themes of Revelation!
My friends Angela Hughey (Co-founder and President, One Community of Arizona, gay) and Michael Soto (Chief Executive Officer of Equality Arizona, transgender man) join us to talk about the LDS supported LGBTQ legislation in Mesa, Arizona that was passed in 2021. Elder Neil L. Anderson, in his April 2022 Conference Talk titled Following Jesus: Being a Peacemaker, mentioned this effort (www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2022/04/15andersen). Thank you to the many Mesa area Church members who worked to get this legislation passed including Mayor John Giles and Councilwomen Julie Spilsbury. Angela and Michael talk about scaling this effort to a become a nationwide law in the “Equality and Fairness For All Americans” effort. They invite you to join this effort by June 24th at www.equalityandfairness.com/. Angela and Michael also talk about being invited and joining senior LDS Church leaders for the open houses for both the Mesa Arizona and Washington DC Temple open houses. They talk about the tender and positive interactions with senior leaders of the Church. This experience was covered by Tad Walch for the Deseret News (www.deseret.com/faith/2022/4/27/23034223/latter-day-saint-leaders-lgbt-advocates-common-ground-washington-dc-temple-faith-religious-liberty). Accompanying Angela and Michael to DC were James and Monica Phillips (LDS Parents of 2 LGBTQ children), Lynette and Cory Braddock (LDS parents of transgender daughter) and Abram and Ashley Ellsworth (LDS allies) This is a remarkable story that I hope all Latter-day Saints listen to and then act on impressions on how to work in each of our circles of influence to build bridges on all types of issues that could divide us. This isn't theory—this is how to take the doctrine of Christ to love and apply to bring us together as the same human family. I also encourage everyone to go to www.equalityandfairness.com on consider joining this effort. Thank you, Angela and Michael, for your great work. Honored to have you on the podcast. ** Please Check Out My LGBTQ Book At: ** Deseret Book: www.deseretbook.com/p/listen-learn-and-love-embracing-lgbtq-latter-day-saints Amazon: www.amazon.com/dp/1462135773 ** Want to develop church-supported LGBTQ activities in your local area? Please join our FB group below ** https://www.facebook.com/groups/1433556613672143
This week, co-hosts Tess Whitehurst & Natasha Levinger talk about feeling very raw, embracing the "negative" parts of yourself, Natasha compares herself to Jesus, doing shadow work during eclipse season, fighting your own feelings, finding empowerment through appropriate anger, reconciling differences in information on metaphysical topics, using a pendulum for online dating apps, reactivating magical gifts from a past life, using joy as a means to progress your goals, self-compassion in moments of suffering, and more! Plus.. Tess is doing feng shui consultations over zoom! So you can benefit from her insights and wisdom, regardless of your geographical location. If you want to have a session with Natasha to connect with a loved one who has passed or just to work on something in your own life, you can book a session on highestlighthealing.com. Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts! Thanks to those who already have! It really helps spread the word about Magic Monday. You can sign up for the Magic Monday newsletter if you want a little extra magic (and Tess & Natasha) in your inbox once a month. Check out the Magic Monday Podcast Listeners facebook page for an active community of fellow travelers on the magic path. Goddess Provisions boxes are a great way to treat yourself. If you choose to buy one, use this link to support the show!
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.
Imagine if you dealt with a debilitating migraine every day of your life and doctors didn't have the right answers to help you heal. What would you do? How would you cope? Dr. Jerome Lubbe experienced this firsthand before becoming a functional neurologist and working to improve people's well-being. The brain is a complex system, and sometimes the answers to our suffering aren't easy to come by. On this episode of God Hears Her, hosts Elisa Morgan and Eryn Eddy talk to Dr. Jerome Lubbe about the brain and the pain a lot of us face. About Our Guest: Dr. Jerome is a functional neurologist who knows that healing is possible, even when it feels impossible, because of the brain's ability to reorganize itself and create new connections. He specializes in complex and unresolved neurological cases because he knows what it's like to have an undiagnosed issue as he suffered from migraines without any answers for years! His practice also explores how functional neurology, neuroplasticity, and tools like the Enneagram can improve our well-being. Dr. Jerome created and released the first-ever neuroscience based model of the Enneagram in his book, The Brain-Based Enneagram. Notes and Quotes: I'm identified as a child of God who suffers from a mental disorder. —Dr. Jerome Lubbe Is your pain more like Job's, Paul's, or Jesus'? —Dr. Jerome Lubbe Sometimes you have to ask yourself if your pain is something you have to die to. —Dr. Jerome Lubbe My body was made by a Creator who knows more than me. —Dr. Jerome Lubbe Sometimes we think silence is God's absence. —Dr. Jerome Lubbe There is nothing more significant on earth than a deep breath. —Dr. Jerome Lubbe Verses: Ecclesiastes 3:1–8 Luke 22:42 John 17:21 Links: God Hears Her website: https://www.godhearsher.org God Hears Her newsletter sign-up: https://www.godhearsher.org/signup Subscribe on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/god-hears-her-podcast/id1511046507?utm_source=applemusic&utm_medium=godhearsher&utm_campaign=podcast Elisa's Instagram: elisa morgan author Eryn's Instagram: eryneddy Dr. Jerome Lubbe's website: https://www.drjerome.com/ Dr. Jerome Lubbe's book: https://www.amazon.com/Brain-Based-Enneagram-You-are-number/dp/173329452X/ref=asc_df_173329452X/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=508251227705&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15529146134085583451&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9017520&hvtargid=pla-912777142742&psc=1
Bible Reading: Matthew 18:1-3; Mark 10:13-16I wish Mom wouldn't leave me home alone when she goes out at night, thought Ivy as she huddled under the ragged sheet on her bed. She felt her stomach rumble. Her mother had told her to find herself something to eat, but there hadn't been much in the cupboard other than a few crackers and peanut butter. Ivy hugged Ruffles, her teddy bear, close. "I'm so glad I got you back," she whispered. Ruffles was very old and worn, and Ivy's mother had tossed him into the trash. Just in time, Ivy had seen him there and rescued him.Ivy sighed. I wish every day were Wednesday, she thought. That was when Mrs. Adams came to the community center after school and taught a children's Bible club. "I love to hear about Jesus. He cares about everybody, even little kids and sick people," Ivy murmured as she remembered the Bible story Mrs. Adams had told the week before."A man came to Jesus with a terrible disease--leprosy. It was a very contagious disease, and those who had it were covered with ugly sores, so lepers were sent to live alone outside the city," Mrs. Adams had explained. "No one wanted to come near them or touch them. But Jesus loved the sick man, and He reached out, touched the leper, and healed him. Jesus loves you that much too. He came to our broken world to save us and give us a new life with Him, and He promises to be with us in our troubles."Ivy looked at her teddy bear. Mom thought Ruffles was ugly because he's old and his stuffing is leaking out, so she threw him away, she thought. A tear slipped down her cheek. Sometimes I wonder if she thinks I'm ugly too. Sometimes she acts like she doesn't even want me. Ivy thought again of the story of the leper, and another one Mrs. Adams had told about Jesus inviting little children to come to him when others tried to shoo them away. "Thank You for loving me, Jesus," whispered Ivy. "Thank You for being with me all the time, even when I don't feel you there. I'm so glad I'm never really alone."Ivy's lips curved up in a smile as she hugged Ruffles closer to her, and soon she fell asleep. -Carolyn E. YostHow About You?Are there things in your life that make you sad? Do you feel alone--as though no one cares about you? Jesus cares. He left heaven and came to earth to rescue you. He understands everything you're going through, and He promises to stay with you no matter what. You don't ever need to be alone. Trust Him as your Savior today. (To learn more, click the "Good News!" button in the right column of this page.) Then tell a trusted adult how you feel so they can help.Today's Key Verse:[Jesus said], "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children." (NLT) (Mark 10:14)Today's Key Thought:Jesus loves you
FAITH PROMPTS. HIS POWER ACCOMPLISHES. I Kings 2, I Chronicles 29, Psalm 95 and II Thessalonians 1 Faith prompts. His power accomplishes. That's what we read here in I Thessalonians 1:11. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. It's not me who prompts and accomplishes. David learned this. It was his faith that prompted him to build a house for the Lord, his God. But it wasn't to be done in the power of David. It would be done in the power of the son, his son Solomon. The same is true in our lives. We are prompted, by faith, to prepare and to build. But it is the Son who has the power to accomplish all that has been born in our hearts. The son draws us into his life, and we begin to participate with him in his life and work now. This power comes through a Son far greater than Solomon. It is his life living in and through you that will accomplish all that faith has prompted you to trust God for. Faith prompts but it is the Son who accomplishes - his power, not ours; His wisdom, not ours; his time, not ours. Later Paul ends I Thessalonians by saying, May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. (I Thess 5:23-24 NIV) Faith prompts, but His power accomplishes. The son draws us into his life, and we participate in his life and work, even now. Christ in you, is your hope and glory, and your power. Learn to live in and participate in Christ's life today.
Let's start this week off with some good news. Listen to this Monday Mini podcast episode for some quick and practical encouragement to kick off your week and ground you in your calling. No matter what this upcoming week brings our way, we can start it off by centering ourselves on the good of others and the glory of God. This episode we are talking about imposter syndrome and will give you some tools to fight it. First things first you're not an imposter if you don't act like the expert, if you don't act like you're the hero. There is no imposter syndrome for you because you aren't faking it. 2 Corinthians 10:4 says, We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity. These 4 tools will help you fight imposter syndrome: Ask questions. Say sorry when you're wrong. Bless other people. Don't pretend, ever. We don't have to pretend that we have it all together, we don't have to be the hero because God is the hero. God is righteous. God is the source of life. And His power is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9) You aren't an imposter, you are a child of God. So continue to declare His goodness and his glory. God is the hero. See you Thursday.
No family is perfect, not even Jesus' earthly family! However, there are a few key elements that we can understand and grow in to bring our families toward health and peace. Proverbs 24:3 (AMP) says, "Through skillful and godly wisdom a house, a life, a family is built, and by understanding it is established on a sound and good foundation."
In 1896, an explorer named Carl Akely found himself in a remote section of Ethiopia, chased by an eighty-pound leopard. He remembered the leopard pouncing, trying “to sink her teeth into my throat.” She missed, snagging his right arm with her vicious jaws. The two rolled in the sand—a long, fierce struggle. Akely weakened, and “it became a question of who would give up first.” Summoning his last bit of strength, Akely was able to suffocate the big cat with his bare hands. The apostle Paul explained how each of us who believe in Jesus will inevitably encounter our own fierce struggles, those places where we feel overwhelmed and are tempted to surrender. Instead, we must “stand firm” and take our “stand against the devil’s schemes” (Ephesians 6:11, 14). Rather than cower in fear or crumble as we recognize our weakness and vulnerability, Paul challenged us to step forward in faith, remembering that we don’t rely on our own courage and strength but on God. “Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power,” he wrote (v. 10). In the challenges we face, He’s only a prayer away (v. 18). Yes, we have many struggles, and we will never escape them by our own power or ingenuity. God is more powerful than any enemy or evil we will ever face.
19 Since through the blood of Jesus we have confidence of entrance into the sanctuary 35 Do not throw away your confidence; 36 You need ENDURANCE to do the will of God and receive what he has promised. Romans 5 3we boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, 4 and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope, 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us. Romans 15:4 - 4 For whatever was written previously was written for our instruction, that by endurance and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. 5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to think in harmony[b] with one another, in keeping with Christ Jesus,
What does Hebrews 6:4-6 mean? The passage says, "For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt." Does this mean it is impossible for people to be saved if they fall away from Christ? Were those who fall away ever saved? How should we understand and apply this warning? The post What Does Hebrews 6:4-6? (Impossible to Restore) appeared first on Radically Christian.
Sometimes I feel the pressure to fix all of the broken things in my family and friends. It's especially paralyzing when you cannot see what God is doing. In this devotional form John 5, we see that Jesus did nothing of his own initiative, but only what he saw His Father already doing. If the Son of God only worked in areas where He could see his Father working, shouldn't we enjoy the freedom of following His example? God doesn't need us to join his work, but he wants us to. As we join the Father, we grow in character and skill. We go from knowing about God to knowing God. And the more time we spend working with our Father, the more we become like our Father. This is the second episode in my “Upside Down Insights” series. Birthed out of our bone marrow transplant journey, these are insights God has given me as our world turned upside down. Resources Mentioned: Sign up for my Things for Thursday Email: https://tinyurl.com/292kv68y Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God: https://amzn.to/ 37jJJTa