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The Potter's Touch on Lightsource.com - Audio

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Women World Leaders' Podcast
387. Celebrating God's Grace, The Secret to Successful Resolutions

Women World Leaders' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 17:32


Today, Kelly Williams Hale shares tips on how to create your vision for 2023. There is something so fresh and exciting about starting a new year. There's a sense that God is doing a new thing (Isaiah 43:19) – particularly if we have resolutions or goals we'd like to accomplish this year. The Bible says a man without vision will perish (Proverbs 29:18). May we all begin 2023 with the vision God gives us so we can be excited about what's to come!   ***** Hi there, and welcome to the Women World Leaders Podcast. My name is Kelly Williams Hale and I'm your host today on Celebrating God's Grace. I'm an author, speaker and coach leading women through inner healing and intimacy work. I teach women how to get past proving their worth and step into the purpose and plan God has for them. Hi there, and welcome to Women world leaders podcast celebrating God's grace. It is a brand new year. And I don't know about you. But there is something so fresh and exciting about starting a new year, it just feels like it's full of possibilities. The last few months of 2022, God was really putting on my heart that he is doing a new thing. It seemed like everywhere I turned, I saw that scripture about God doing something new. And so I went to His word. Isaiah 43:19 says: See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. I felt like God was speaking to me… it was time to let go of certain things I had been doing in my life and in my coaching business. God was making a way. I believe he was preparing my heart for what is coming this year! Isn't that exciting? Now, the challenge is God doesn't always let us know what's coming! But he will give us that nudge – that quickening that is the Holy Spirit. I was hearing that still small voice that something new is coming. And so today, I want to talk about vision. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 29 that a man without vision will perish. The definition of vision is the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. I just love that: imagination and wisdom. As we begin a new year, I think it's important to begin planning for the year – our future – using our imagination and wisdom. Before I dive into that, are you one of those people that chooses a word for the year? I never used to be but a few years ago I decided to try it. It's been interesting – and fun – to pick a pick. I've had Focus, Consistent. Obedience. Last year, the word I selected was love. I started the year so excited, with God telling me this was the year to just love… unconditional love, even when people hurt your feelings. You love them. Even when people disappoint you. Love. For me, being mindful of my word helped me navigate the year with the intention of loving – in all situations. In Matthew 22, the Pharisees and the Sadducees as Jesus which of the commandments is the greatest, he responds (in Matthew 22:37): “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind…the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Jesus tells us to love our enemies and those who persecute us… to simply love them. I think we all know how difficult that can be!! But if we are called to be ambassadors for Christ, we must love people. Like Jesus did. Without judgment, just love them where they're at, and that through our love, they will know who God is. It's sometimes not the easiest thing to do, but our job is obedience, and we let God do the rest. And so I just spent 2022, operating from that word, love. This year - for 2023 - My word is trust. I am going to trust God. Trust myself. Trust the process. As I mentioned earlier, the Scripture about God doing a new thing has really stuck with me Isaiah 43:18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. And Paul tells us to Forget what is behind and strain toward what is ahead, pressing on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. If we lean into God and trust Him - which for me, means digging deep in the word, really believing what he says. And trusting that through it all, the good, the bad and the ugly… he's going to work things out for my good. Now a lot of us all start the year with resolutions or specific goals. A vision for the year. As I was preparing for this podcast, I got curious how many people actually keep those resolutions. This is what I found:   38.5% of US adults set New Year's resolutions every year. 59% of young adults (18-34) have New Year's resolutions, which makes it the largest demographic that sets these goals. 48% want to exercise more, making it the most popular New Year's resolution. The top 3 are all health-related. 23% quit in the first week, and only 36% make it past the first month. 9% successfully keep their New Year's resolutions.   36% make it past the first month! And only 9% make it to the end of year – successfully keeping (or meeting) their goals. That's 91% who fail… fail at meeting goals they set 12 months ago. But sister, I have some encouragement – I've learned that there really is no failure. There's no failure, just lessons. This is where we can truly celebrate God's grace. How many of us grew up with parents that were disappointed if we brought home a C or D on our report card. We were graded for our performance. Our value was closely tied to our grades or how we did on a test. Failing was not an option. Which set us up to honestly, be afraid to try new things. For fear of failing. That's another topic for another podcast. God in his infinite wisdom allowed me to become a mom again at the age of 44. My son Austin joined his siblings, who were 24 and 13 when I had him. Have you ever wished you could go back in time and reteach your children some of the valuable lessons you've learned along the way? I know I have! Thankfully, as our children become adults they begin to realize that mom and dad did the best they could! So now I have an 11-year-old and he's getting the benefit of my wisdom at 55 years old. I actually encourage him to fail because I believe that that's one of the ways we learn. when we make mistakes, we learn what not to do. And how to make a better decision next time. failing forward is really the goal. So if you have already fallen off the wagon, so to speak, by not keeping your resolutions, I don't want you to beat yourself up. His mercies are new, every day, Praise God for his grace. And we can always start fresh tomorrow. My husband likes to say today is the first day of the rest of our life. And it's true! Every morning we have an opportunity to start fresh. Be intentional And if we have a vision - if we have goals or resolutions, things we want to accomplish. If we want our relationships to be stronger… if we want to start a business, if we just want to love other people better… be a better wife, be a better employee, be a better sister, a better friend. That takes intentionality. And when we define what we want and make a plan, I believe we'll be more successful in keeping those resolutions. I love this quote: A dream written down with a date becomes a goal, a goal broken down into steps becomes a plan, a plan backed by action makes your dreams a reality And so I invite you to think about your vision, where do you see yourself at the end of this 2023? And a lot of times, it's helpful to go back and look at last year – not dwelling in the past - but where we've been can give us some clues on habits or patterns that may need to be tweaked. Or things we could have handled or done differently, again, those failures that we get to reframe into lessons. Looking back on 2022 – identify the things you did well, the times you made progress, the goals you met. And celebrate them. If you journal, this is the time to document those moments. Start writing down a year end review of what 2022 looked like. Hindsight, if you will. Hindsight is 2020 because we can see clearly – on the other side – the lessons that certain situations or circumstances taught us. Sort of visit last year and then plan your vision for this year. If you have a goal to get healthier, consistently exercise. Spend more time with your kids, maybe you'd like to start a little side business… Once we clearly define our vision, we can create the goals and then the actions needed to see that vision materialize. We'll have a target to hit. Then… when you experience those circumstances that are going to be challenging, because we're all going to face them, life happens. And you're in a position to make a choice. Do I do this? Or that? You'll can intentionally make the decision that supports your vision. Say you're invited to a girls weekend away, but your dream is to get your book started. You planned on writing a couple of chapters over that same weekend. You can make the decision NOT to go with your girlfriends, because you want to meet your goal. As the year progresses, the choices you make are going to be better informed. It's like that target I mentioned. You vision is the bull's eye. You want to hit that. You don't want your arrows to go all willy nilly with the wind. Say your dream is to run a marathon this year. And so when your friends are inviting you go out for dinner… or have ice cream… and you know tomorrow is a training day… you have to make a choice. You've got this consistent routine of running every morning and you're invited to go have coffee with an old friend. Maybe you can reschedule to an afternoon because you want stay consistent with your running habit. The goal… the vision… the target - helps us make choices that support what we want. Here's a great tip that will keep your vision top of mind during the year. Have you ever heard of a vision board? I encourage my clients to create a vision board at the beginning of each year, We do it the old fashioned way: get a posterboard from the dollar store, grab your scissors, a glue stick and some old magazines…It's just cutting out pictures that represent your vision. Photos and word and ideas that support how you want your year to look like… it could include pictures of the beach if your goal is to go to Hawaii this year. Anything that visually reminds you of your goals. For me, I see myself speaking at women's event more, so I would find a picture of someone on stage. Maybe you want to be more involved with your kids, so your images will be something that shows activities and fun. Or maybe you want to save up for you know, a new washer and dryer. If you're like me and spend a lot of time doing laundry Lol maybe one of your goals is to really save up and get a new washer and dryer or a new refrigerator or a new car or vacation or you want to take your kids on special weekends away. Those kinds of things Put that on your vision board so that you have a visual representation of what it is you're aiming for… what it is you desire. what it is that you want to achieve this year. Then put your vision board somewhere you can see it every day. Maybe you want to spend more quiet time with God, journaling and reading your Bible. You can find a picture of a quiet area in a home where, when you look at your vision board, you'll see the sofa with the blanket and the candles and the notebook so that it'll remind you to journal every day or spend time with the Lord in prayer. Maybe you cut out pictures of nature, because you want to get outdoors more. Your vsion board is a great visual to remind you of your goals. So again, the choices you're faced with this year, will be made to intentionally support that vision. And so, I just want to leave you with this scripture as we close out. And it's the scripture that women world leaders is founded on Ephesians 3:20. This is the Passion Translation, which I love so much: Never doubt God's mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you. And I just pray that God will bless you abundantly, exceedingly more than you can imagine this year! Dear Heavenly Father, I just pray for every woman listening, Lord, that You would provide them clarity as they determine their goals and vision for 2023. I pray that you would give them the time to seek your will and what it is that you would have for them, I pray that we would all trust you, Lord, trust you in the process. Trust that when our plans align with your will for us, God, you will work it all out. You tell us that if we delight in you, you will give us the desires of our heart. And so God I just asked for blessing over each woman that's listening. I pray that you would guide them this year, and that we would all just reflect your glory in everything that we do. In Jesus name, Amen. Thanks for listening to Women World Leaders podcast! Join us each Monday, Wednesday and Friday as we explore together God's extravagant love and your courageous purpose. Visit our website at www.womenworldleaders.com to submit a prayer request, register for an upcoming event, and support the ministry. From His heart to yours, we are Women World Leaders. All content is copyrighted by Women World Leaders and cannot be used without express written consent.

The Local Vineyard Church Podcast
How to Become Like Jesus

The Local Vineyard Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 43:32


In this message, Jacob talks about what it takes to become like Jesus.For more information about The Local Vineyard Church, you can visit us online at https://localvineyard.church. Here you can find information about how you can pray with us, join the team, or partner with us financially.Support the show

Crossroads Church
Pray Like Jesus, Part 4: Roadblocks in Prayer

Crossroads Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 35:12


While it's true that God is an awesome Father who loves us very much and Jesus died to give us access to the very throne of God, it's also true that you and I can allow things in our lives that can become a roadblock in prayer - things that hinder our prayer life.

Springcreek Church - Garland, TX Podcast
Discipleship | Walking: The Way - Part 3

Springcreek Church - Garland, TX Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 39:14


WALKINGThe Way – Part 3Springcreek Church | Senior Pastor Keith StewartJanuary 22, 2023In this week's installment of The Way, we turn our attention to our part in spiritual growth. What does it mean to walk with God? How do we cooperate with what He's doing? And are we practicing life's sacred rhythm like Jesus modeled for us? I used to say all the time, “I learned all about God in Bible college and Seminary but never really learned to walk with Him until I got involved in spiritual direction.” I want to share with you the things that excite me, challenge me and keep me on the path of spiritual growth. It's pathway proven over many years of walking with Jesus and is laid out clearly in the pages of God's Word.SERIES: THE WAY“I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” – JesusDISCUSSION QUESTIONS1.) In the first part of the message, Pastor Keith talked about how the answer to our sin problem is relational. In this section, he shared several principles that you can discuss as a group:- We try to be LIKE Jesus rather than try to be WITH Jesus.- Spirituality is not about competency. It's about intimacy.- Spirituality is not about perfection. It's about connection. - They are trying to make themselves good enough to gain God's favor by keeping laws and customs - but that is not God's way of salvation.  Romans 10.3 (Living Bible)- “If you try to become Christ-like in your external behavior you will simply turn into a devoted legalist, and people will run from you.” - Dallas WillardWhere have you seen these principles play out in churches? In others? In your own life? Why do you think so many invert what Scriptures teach and put all the emphasis on trying to be a good person rather than trying to be with Christ (which is the key to victory)?2.) The three spheres of spiritual growth or what Pastor Keith referred to as Christ's sacred rhythm, are growing, connecting, and serving. It's time to do a spiritual check-up. Where are you strongest and where are you weakest? In what ways did today's message challenge you to devote more time to the area where you have room for growth?3.) The spiritual disciplines are all various ways of creating space for God in your life. Which disciplines have you tried and what has been your experience? Which ones have you never tried? How has God met you during your engagement with the spiritual disciplines? 4.)Of course, none of us grows in the way God intended in isolation from others. The Christian life, following in the ways of Jesus, means doing life in connection with a community of believers. How does individualism work against this? What have you found to be the benefits of connection in community? What are the challenges and fears people have of community? What can we do better as groups to bring down the barriers people have toward opening their lives up to others (and in the process opening up themselves more fully to God)?5.) The final sphere of growth Pastor Keith discussed was service. We all need to be giving away what we have received from God. It helps both keep us tethered to reality and strengthens our faith as we trust God in challenging situations. Where have you had the most fulfillment serving? How has it challenged you and maybe even pushed you out of your comfort zone? How has your connection to God been strengthened through acts of service? If you met a believer who felt too timid, unfit, or even unqualified to serve, what would you say to them to encourage them to take this step toward service?https://www.springcreekchurch.org/#realspringcreekchurch #theway #jesus #searching #embarking #walking #grow #connect #serve

The EDGE Student Ministry
Becoming More Like Jesus

The EDGE Student Ministry

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 23:17


Becoming More Like Jesus by Emiley Bruner. Jan. 22, 2023 BIG IDEA: Jesus loves us so much! He died on the cross to pay for our sins and continues to show us in our day-to-day life just how much He loves us. This should drive us to desire to serve the Lord with our lives, giving Him access to all of us so we can be used for the kingdom God gave us the perfect example to teach us how to do this when he gave us Jesus on Earth. And how amazing that we have access to an entire book that tells us how he conducted himself while He was here! We must learn how He lived so we can strive to be more like Jesus each day. We must have the attitude that Christ Jesus had. EDGE Student Ministries

Westside: AJC Teaching Audio
Becoming Like Jesus // Simplicity:Priorities

Westside: AJC Teaching Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 40:39


Richard Tamburro // January 22, 2023 Luke 9v28-62

Compass Bible Church Treasure Valley
No Treasure Like Jesus: Tracing the Right Pattern | Weekend Service | Ben Blakey

Compass Bible Church Treasure Valley

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 51:08


A message from Philippians 3:17-19 on 1/22/23 by Ben Blakey.Compass Bible Church Treasure Valley is located in Meridian, Idaho.For more information about Compass Bible Church go to https://www.compassbible.tv/To follow our daily Bible reading plan and podcast go to https://www.revivalfromthebible.com/

The Vineyard Church Of Central Illinois
Pray Like Jesus | Hallowed Be Your Name // Dianne Leman

The Vineyard Church Of Central Illinois

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 37:09


What does it mean to set something apart as "holy"? Dianne Leman shares on the hallowedness of the LORD's name, where trust is implemented in our connection with Him, and how when we live in a way that honors Him, our hearts can better rest in his comfort in her message, "Hallowed Be Your Name."

House of Learning Podcast
Becoming Like Jesus: Simplicity of Priorities

House of Learning Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 57:57


Our Becoming Like Jesus series continues into the second half of Luke 9. We have an interesting chat about the nature and purpose of the strange mountaintop experience called the transfiguration. What follows looks like a strange mix of scenes, but we spot the pattern of priority and purpose - which Jesus finishes the chapter by speaking two with three great warnings about disrupted discipleship.   Thanks for listening to this episode of the House of Learning podcast. This podcast is produced by A Jesus Church in Portland, Oregon.   If you've enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review, subscribe, and share with someone. And if you have a question you'd like us to chat about, please let us know!  

Christian Biz Owners On Fire
Selling Like Jesus: An Interview with Deb Brown Maher

Christian Biz Owners On Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 41:27


Our guest in this episode believes selling doesn't have to feel like a necessary evil. More so, that one doesn't have to sell their soul to sell. Deb Brown Maher is a relationship catalyst who helps business owners and freelancers change their sales approach by shifting their perspective of sales from convincing a prospect to buy to being of service to them. Deb's combination of coaching, creative listening and supportive guidance enables her clients to gain a completely new perspective on their sales process and conversations, which leads to an increase in sales and business growth success. Deb is also the author of the book, “Sell Like Jesus:7 Characteristics of Christ for Ethical Sales”, where she details how to apply the communication methods used by Jesus to open the doors to reap the benefits of the spiritual law of the harvest: Everyone reaps what they sow. In sales, as in life, when we do the right things for the right reasons, we get right results.

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Persecuted to Sanctified (Audio) David Eells – 1/18/23 The Angel Army Protects UBM  Samuel Fire - 1/15/23 (David's notes in red)  I dreamt that I, my wife Tiannah, and many of the UBM brethren were gathered at a man's house, where his wife and family were. This man and others I had not seen before eventually factioned away from UBM. But at this time we all were friendly and sharing the Word and the peace of Christ. (These became traitorous Judas', just as King David's son Absalom betrayed Him.) It was a beautiful, late morning and the sun was very bright. A nice, cool breeze was blowing gently. As the day got closer to noontime, clouds started to build-up and loom. (These represent the storm clouds of selfish ambition, sin, unforgiveness, that build up and block the light of the sun/Son and their spiritual eyesight becomes cloudy and God separates them through factious spirits.) We were there to have a barbecue and ... the food was getting cooked and served to the outdoor area. (The barbecue represents the sacrifice of our flesh that we burn up on the altar when we live the crucified life. 1Ch 21:24 And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full price: for I will not take that which is thine for Jehovah, nor offer a burnt-offering without cost. The children were all playing and running around in the yard and the adults were talking in small groups about various topics regarding the Lord.   Then the wind intensified and the clouds grew very dark and far into the distance there were storm clouds with lightning. Next, the factious accused David Eells, Michael Hare, and a few others of something. (The storm clouds of faction may come against God's true ministers but, as we will see, they will not prevail.) The factious people who started the argument began to be very angry and violent, pushing others.  I shouted out, "We didn't do that and have no idea about it." David Eells, Michael and the others in the UBM family, were very peaceful and still smiling at them. (Psa 35:11-16 Unrighteous witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I know not. 12 They reward me evil for good, To the bereaving of my soul. 13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I afflicted my soul with fasting; And my prayer returned into mine own bosom. 14 I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother: I bowed down mourning, as one that bewaileth his mother. 15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced and gathered themselves together: The abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; They did tear me, and ceased not: 16 Like the profane mockers in feasts, They gnashed upon me with their teeth.) All of a sudden the factious pulled out weapons and started to shoot guns at all the UBM brethren. (This usually character assassination by criticism and slander without ever having any proof of sin. Their demons do not want them to hear scriptural reasoning so many times “they shoot from darkness”.) We all just calmly grabbed our things and our children and left and didn't look back. (We must protect our fruit by obeying the Word and “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness”.)  At this time rain started to pour and lightning was flashing all about.  Then the scene changed and we were in an abandoned industrial area with empty buildings. The brethren were all gathered and calmly discussing the previous events around a small fire near the center. (The UBM brethren gather around the fire of the Holy Spirit in love and unity.) We had a very basic set-up and were all able to rest and have a little food and drink. (1Ti.6:6-8 But godliness with contentment is great gain: 7 for we brought nothing into the world, for neither can we carry anything out; 8 but having food and covering we shall be therewith content.) Everyone was still very happy and joyful. We then started to pray for the factious people and for their evil spirits to leave. (Mat. 5:44 but I say unto you, Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you.) While the children were sleeping, the adults were praying and agreeing on the next place we should go and who would stay awake to watch out for our enemies. (Rom. 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.) Later in the night, vehicles sped towards the area where we were staying. One of the brethren, who was on watch, called out as they saw the lights of the vehicles from a distance. (The brethren on watch represents the UBM dreamers through whom the Lord warns His people.) Everyone woke up and we all prayed together and calmed the children down. As we prayed, the brethren had multiple confirmations that we were invisible here and sound-proof. We were safe; however, if we tried to leave they would see us.  (This represents being hidden in Christ. As long as we abide in Him, we will be safe and not seen by our enemies.) A few brethren were looking out and could see the factious man and his followers inside these vehicles. They looked very angry and the factious leader had a megaphone and was saying, "Come out and fight! Let's settle this now!” (This is like 2Ki. 18:28-30 Then Rabshakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in the Jews language, and spake, saying, Hear ye the word of the great king, the king of Assyria. 29 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you; for he will not be able to deliver you out of his hand: 30 neither let Hezekiah make you trust in Jehovah, saying, Jehovah will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.) David Eells reassured all of us that, “There was nothing they could do to us and we are all safe. (They are only a danger to those who are ready to be separated so that their leaven does not leaven the body.) The Lord Jesus had us all protected and we were to just wait and they would go away.” (2Ki. 19:6-7 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith Jehovah, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. 7 Behold, I will put a spirit in him, and he shall hear tidings, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.) The UBM brethren kept in prayer and faith. Some of the brethren were fixing small meals for everyone and others were doing various tasks; all the while praying aloud or in the Spirit. No one became anxious or upset. There was a huge thunderstorm, and the night was black. Then all of the sudden the rain, lightning and thunder stopped, and light started to pour all around the whole building we were all in. I could hear musical instruments from a far distance and high pitch singing surrounding us from all directions. Then Eve shouted out, "The Lord's Army is here! Rejoice!"  Everyone in our group was sitting with their arms raised, even all the children! And we were either shouting for joy, or in Holy Tongues. The small campfire was now a giant, blazing, roaring fire and there was not a shadow anywhere. (The perfect day is when there is the most light and no shadows. Pro. 4:18 But the path of the righteous is as the dawning light, That shineth more and more unto the perfect day.) The whole room was shaking and I could feel such a strong warmth like I was wrapped in a woolen coat. (Revival and the anointing of the Holy Spirit will turn the tides for God's elect on a mass scale. The angels told us that they would assist the saints during the end-time great revival.) (Then the Lord's army showed up.) I could see that the light was made up of angels and there were thousands of them all around the whole building! There was not a gap between them. The singing and musical instruments were so powerful and in unison that it was shaking the floor.   The factious people outside in the vehicles were then surrounded by the angel army. All of them dropped their weapons and eventually they were all finally arrested. Then I woke up. (This reminds me of Eve's dream of the factious dogs being rounded up and locked up by the angels to be killed by lethal injections in Restoration for the Saints (3). We have had several dreams where the vaccine plague was killing the faction who would not repent.)     Remain Unified Through Persecutions Vanessa Weeks - 1/12/23 (David's notes in red) I dreamed that I was living with a small group of other believers. It was an oval shaped area with small, plain houses, that were connected together. (God's true people dwell together in unity.) (Eph 2:20-22 being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone; 21 in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord; 22 in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.) This was in a wilderness area (representing tribulation), and these dwellings were identical. I knew that we were all there because of being persecuted by the powers that be. (The corporate Beast will persecute the Man-child and His disciples through the corporate Harlot, which includes the faction, just as in Jesus' day.) But I knew we each had a choice in giving up what we had and that some of us had given up great possessions. The joy of the Lord was great in this place. Heb. 10:34 For ye both had compassion on them that were in bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your possessions, knowing that ye have for yourselves a better possession and an abiding one.  And Heb 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 25 choosing rather to share ill treatment with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season... There was water in the center of the dwellings, and it was to give us refreshment. I saw a man who had broad shoulders in the water, and he was wearing a white shirt. (Like Jesus, the Man-child reformers will have the government upon their shoulders, and, like Jesus, they will stir up the people with their words to bring a great revival as well as stirring up their enemies to kill them.) He was stirring up the water with his right hand. Then I woke up. (This represents stirring up the people who are represented by waters in the book of Revelation.) (The great revival will bring unity and love which is hated by satan in his people.)     The Lord's Love Manifested Through UBM Tiannah Fire - 1/15/23 (David's notes in red) (Tiannah currently lives in Australia.) In the dream I was at Matt and Anna's house, and we were preparing to go over to Fio and Lana's for the Friday worship fellowship. I was super excited, but nervous to meet all the brethren.   When we got to Fio and Lana's, I first saw David Eells and I instantly went and hugged him and I felt such love, comfort, peace.... It felt pure and there was no evil present or fleshy feelings or thoughts. Usually, in the flesh, I'm having to cast down judging thoughts, feelings or pride and rejection etc. However, none of that was present; there was only the Holy Spirit's presence.   I felt spiritually one with all the brethren, in a pure, spiritual way. One with Jesus and with them, and there was nothing separating us from being one with each other. It is so hard to find physical words to describe the extraordinary presence I felt, but it was pure.  David looked so very young. ...His skin was completely clear, no wrinkles or blemishes and everything was physically perfect. I have never seen something in the natural that was so physically pure as how I saw the brethren in this dream.   There was only innocence and purity present, and we were completely connected in one mind. It was as though everyone knew what was going to happen before it happened. David and I were in one mind when we hugged each other.   I felt so much joy in the Lord and agape' love for David. ... And it was if each of the brethren could read each other's minds. (This phenomenon is talked about by those who have visited heaven and returned to testify about it.)  After hugging David, I turned and looked to my other side and I saw Vanessa Weeks and I felt such spiritual excitement and joy to see my sister. I felt this ... connection that could never be broken. The connection with her too felt as if we were one together in Christ and that all the brethren were as one without any fleshly or unholy hindrance. It felt completely pure. I felt a strong urge to hug her and we hugged and it was so beautiful. There was just pure love. ...   Vanessa, too, looked so young and ageless, with perfect skin. Her skin was more beautiful than any skin I have ever seen, and there was just pure love in and through her and it was Jesus in her and Jesus in me. All of us were connected as one and I knew it was now and for all eternity. It was Jesus in each of us.   The Holy presence was amplified once we arrived at the worship fellowship and there was no nervousness anymore. Nothing evil was trying to block me. I couldn't feel or hear rejection like I usually do. That was all gone and every one of us were in unity with Christ. ...There was nothing that could separate or break our unity. It was so extraordinary not having to battle, or even hear any unclean thoughts or feelings. It was just Jesus without any hindrance. Jesus in all and through all. Praise God!   A few days ago, I also had a similar dream but I only remember a glimpse of it. I saw Eve right in front of me and I felt this strong connection in the Spirit and the physical and I knew that we were connected and one in Christ now and for eternity. I felt such pure, spiritual love for Eve, and she too felt it back. I said, “My beautiful sister Eve” and I had this strong urge to hug her, and we hugged and the presence of God was so strong, peaceful, comforting, and pure. There was nothing unclean present. It was only the Holy Spirit. It was so pure and even remembering all this, brings tears to my eyes about how real it all felt, and how pure it felt, and it's all Jesus, all His Glory.  We had a long hug, and the presence of God was so strong, and we stopped hugging, and I said something about how her hair was a different shade of red than I imagined, and I said that God knows that red hair has always been my favorite color hair. I said something about how I love her beautiful curls that God gave her. I was admiring her in a spiritual, pure way, not in a fleshy carnal way; admiring her as Christ in her and her as Christ's bride, as the creation and redeemed of Christ. Eve also looked so young and ageless. There were no wrinkles or anything, and her skin was just pure.   After talking with her, I looked at her again and I just felt such love for her, and I wanted to hug her again and so we hugged again and it felt so pure and spiritually connected. Every time we stopped hugging, I just hugged her again because there was so much love and a pure connection in holiness and nothing evil or carnal. Then I woke up. (This is hard for me to put in physical words as it's so hard to describe spiritual things but there have been a few times where the Lord has allowed me to see, feel and experience a glimpse of His Love for the brethren, especially the local brethren in Tennessee. His love for each of you is beyond anything I can put in words; beyond anything we could imagine or describe. It's so strong and brings me to tears in remembering what He allowed me to see and feel.   It is all Him. Everything is Him and He cares every second for everything about each of you, and He wants to be a part of every moment in your life and mind. He looks past all the faults and sees you as if they are already gone, and they are, because of Jesus' sacrifice.   The enemy tries to trick us so much to think that God doesn't care about little things and that we aren't good enough. But Jesus has already done it all and He already lives in each of you in full and He can only manifest it fully if we allow Him too. He can only manifest the percentage that we allow Him to. He wants to manifest through us 100% in every part of our existence, more than we want Him to. He desires to be with us and in us and of us more than we want Him to. He loves us more than we could ever understand.   But when I was allowed to experience and feel a glimpse of His Love for the brethren, His Love was well beyond pure and Holy and well above anything than we can imagine or put into words. One time when watching the live worship fellowship on youtube, it was at the beginning before anyone even started singing. I felt the Lord come upon me so strong and I felt Him take over my body, and He was looking through my eyes at each of the brethren with complete pure love. It wasn't me, and I wish I could experience the Lord looking through me all the time. But I just felt complete, whole, pure, undefiled Love and Grace for each of the brethren, and there wasn't anything unclean that could hinder it or separate His Love for them. And each of the brethren are all just as important as the other, the body can't function without all the parts and no part is the same. Just as each of God's children is unique from the other and there is no one else in existence like each individual, but they are all still connected in unity with each other as Jesus.)   This reminds me of a dream the Lord gave Eve:   Seeing Others Through Faith Eve Brast - 06/13/08 (David's notes in red) The Shulamite bride in Song of Solomon had the eyes of a dove, meaning she saw things the way God's Spirit sees things. This dream teaches us to see others by faith as God does, to see that they have already been given godliness through Christ. This is the opposite of the way the faction views righteous people. {2Pe.1:2} Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; {3} seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and virtue; {4} whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in that world by lust. Spirit eyes see the end from the beginning. I had a dream that began in an indoor swimming pool area. The voice of David Eells was talking over my right shoulder throughout the whole dream. He was showing me different people and situations; people that I had wondered whether they were saved or would be saved, or if these people were making the right choices or living their lives the right way. These things had disturbed or concerned me throughout my life. (Rather than wonder about them we should have faith for them to be saved.  {Php.1:6} being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ: {7} even as it is right for me to be thus minded on behalf of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as, both in my bonds and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers with me of grace.) David would show me these different people. Some of them were close friends or family members, others were people who were strangers whom I had never seen before or people I had only had brief encounters with. …I was walking on the right side of the pool. David's voice was talking over my shoulder in my right ear from behind me. Suddenly, I could hear the voices of my son Noah and his friend Nathan squabbling ... I walked up to them and wasn't sure how to handle their squabble and was frustrated with their childish foolishness ... Then David Eells walked over to both of them and in a gentle way started teaching them ... He calmed them with a gentle voice. Then he showed them how to…reconcile their differences. (Mat. 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.) Then the scene changed. David's voice was still in my right ear, teaching me. The more he taught me, the more my spiritual sight opened up and I began to see these people the way God sees them or knows them, even when they are still living in sin or ignorance. (We have to be the peacemakers between the immature and teach them to let God be the judge between them.) The next scene was outdoors on some land that David owned... I drove up in a flatbed pick-up with food, plants, flowers and one small crate of special baby birds. I was contributing these things as a gift to UBM. (No buying and selling but giving and receiving.) All of us lived on his land and had our different positions and chores or things that we were assigned to do, based on what we were good at. (Everyone will work according to their assigned gift from God, Him working in them to will and to do of His good pleasure; this creates peace and rest.) ... The women and I carried all the food, plants and flowers into the greenhouse nursery to tend to them. I set the baby birds on the top right corner of a table in the center of the nursery. (Baby Christians in the nursery will grow up like the Father's planting.) One of the women who was older than me in her 50's with dyed, dark, brown hair walked past the birds and looked down at them with presumptive irritation and said, "What are those?" I started to tell her but she cut me off because her true intention was to make a point that she wasn't going to help me feed them or care for them. She said, "Well, I hope you don't expect me to take care of them". I was offended at first by her presumptuousness. But David's voice on my shoulder explained to me why she said that, because that was not God's calling for her and then something amazing happened. All at once I was able to see her heart attitude and knew this woman intimately as God saw her! All my anger just melted away …and I loved this woman and was so grateful for all she had done for UBM. I was shown how precious and valuable she was to God, and I cherished her like a hidden treasure! (All will learn to appreciate individual callings and gifts as the people manifestly become the body of Christ. No one will do without for the body will minister to itself as it was in the book of Acts.) After this, the scene changed, and the plant nursery turned into my grandmother's house. It was Christmas and there were gobs of Christmas décor everywhere. My mother's family was celebrating Christmas and standing around eating and talking to one another. My grandmother was being the good hostess that she has always been, preparing food and asking everyone about themselves ... (In God's nursery the babies can grow up out of their Babylonish traditions without condemnation.) Suddenly, I realized that my grandfather was there. (He passed away back in September 2007.) He was dressed in a colorful Christmas sweater and he looked so young and full of life! (Representing those that are immature who are dead in their sins can grow up out of Babylonish works.) ..3. My grandmother acted as if it were normal to have a dead man mulling around her house! My mom finally came in and I rushed over to her in a panic and said, "Thank God you are here! Grandpa is alive! And he is running around here talking to everyone!" I was fearful and horrified. My mother was surprised and concerned. She didn't know what to do except pretend like everything was normal and talk to my grandpa like he was still alive. My mom and I were the only two who realized that my grandpa had died. (Resurrection life will come to those in immature Babylonish habits when we see them and talk to them as though they are alive from the dead and new creatures in Christ.  (2Co.5:14) For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that one died for all, therefore all died; {15} and he died for all, that they that live should no longer live unto themselves, but unto him who for their sakes died and rose again. {16} Wherefore we henceforth know no man after the flesh: even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know [him so] no more. {17} Wherefore if any man is in Christ, [he is] a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new.  {18} But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave unto us the ministry of reconciliation; {19} to wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not reckoning unto them their trespasses, and having committed unto us the word of reconciliation. {20} We are ambassadors therefore on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beseech [you] on behalf of Christ, be ye reconciled to God. {21} Him who knew no sin he made [to be] sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him.) As I stood there, I could hear David's voice over my shoulder again and it calmed me down and my fear melted away. ... Then that amazing thing happened again! I started quietly observing my grandpa as he talked and interacted with the other family members. He was beautiful and radiant. He was kind and his heart was child-like. I saw him the way God had seen him! (Yes, by faith and renewed imagination as a new creature in Christ.) He was going around really just pouring his soul into his children and grandchildren! I couldn't believe what a precious soul this was! (My grandpa used to be a very hard man in his younger years. When I was a child, I heard him and my father arguing as my dad tried to share the Gospel with him. A stream of obscenities would pour out of his mouth. He said he didn't need God. Later in his life during his 60s he had a change of heart. He got involved in a local Methodist church and went to Sunday school and church most Sunday's and dragged my grandma along, who also got involved with that church. They were really serious about it all. (As baby Christians we were all involved in a simplistic experience of Christianity so we should love these as Christ loved us as His babies who are learning to walk -- at the same time correcting the system and leaders who would keep them as babes.) When he had been alive I judged them for their denominational choice and what I viewed as a shallow, almost worthless relationship with God. (Babies play in the shallow end of the pool until they grow up. We must speak justification by faith to them to give them the joy and confidence of their salvation.) …As I was observing my dead grandpa at this Christmas party, I was able to see his heart the way God saw him. It was incredible to me how I could feel how God felt and saw my grandpa! I saw that God cherished his child-like faith and his desire to help others understand things and mentor them and his desire to help others with their projects. (We must see the immature as accounted righteous by faith.) At that moment I knew that he was with the Lord and not in hell as I had been concerned about it since his death. The scene changed again, and my grandmother's house turned into the apartment of two homosexual men. As I observed them, they ... couldn't see me. I was immediately disgusted that I was in their home. (We are forbidden to judge any of the lost for they have not grace yet to obey and are in bondage, to be pitied [1 Cor.5:9-13].) I was fearful of some sort of defilement or something. These two men were nicely dressed. I listened to them talk. They had several Great Dane dogs that were running around in the back yard. I wasn't happy about those dogs. … As I was feeling threatened by these men and their dogs, I heard David's voice talking in my right ear again and as I listened the threat melted away and I began to see these men's hearts. They had such compassion and loving kindness in their hearts! I watched them love and care for their animals, when suddenly I heard a knock at the door. One of the men went over to open the door. There was a naked man who was obese and hairy all over his body sitting in a wheelchair with a colostomy bag taped to his lower abdomen that was filled with feces. He was homeless and needed a place to live and someone to help him change his colostomy bag every day. The sight of this man horrified me and I doubted these men would take him in. I watched as they happily discussed the possibility between themselves and eagerly agreed to take this crippled, naked man into their home and take care of him! I was astounded at their love for other people, their compassion and the blindness to the flaws of others.  God showed me all the qualities that he had formed in their hearts, how He used the betrayal and rejection that they had experienced throughout their lives in order to form Christ in them! I was seeing the end from the beginning in these men (even though they were still in ignorance and lost in their sin). (Those who have been sinners and rejected can appreciate the acceptance of Christ though the Gospel. Some lost people have more of the nature of Christ than some Christians but they are not justified through faith in the sacrifice of Jesus. In everyone whom God will ultimately call to Himself, He prepares the soil by breaking it up through adverse circumstances and failure, so that through repentance and faith the seed of Christ is planted. Those who are forgiven of much are able to love much. {Luk.7:47} Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, [the same] loveth little.) God told me, "These are mine!" And they were so beautiful!! So perfect in heart! Such compassion that I had never seen or experienced before! It just made me want to weep. I felt defiled by my own attitudes and judgmental self-righteousness and was horrified at myself. David's words had helped me to see things and people the way that God saw them. I was able to finally see my own heart clearly and repent to God. After this dream, seeing others the way God sees them became a permanent gift. (God sees us as a finished product from the beginning through Jesus' sacrifice and we must do the same for others. As we forgive them, God forgives us. We can tell them the good news that they are free from sin. The sinner will appreciate this greatly.) ... They looked so precious to me, and I just cherished each one in my heart like a rare jewel! I didn't see their sin anymore or their imperfections. I wasn't concerned about their immediate states or what they were planning to do that was sinful or wrong. I just saw the end from the beginning and felt such rest! (Seeing our loved ones through the sacrifice of Christ by faith gives us rest that God will do the work in them.) Not only did God settle my uncertainty about the salvation or spiritual condition of all the people whom I have prayed for or been "concerned" about in my family or other people's families, but He gave me the faith I needed to believe in the sanctification of others that we pray for and believe for their salvation. (When we pray for lost loved ones we are commanded to believe we have received what we prayed for and see it as done. {Mar.11:24} Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye received (in original Greek) them, and ye shall have them.) This has been an issue for me that I have worried over and struggled with a lot. These situations were representational of all the lost loved ones whom the saints of God are praying and believing for! Praise God for peace of mind and for His great mercy! To be balanced on this subject, we must not give grace to believers who walk in willful disobedience. {Heb.10:26} For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more a sacrifice for sins, {27} but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which shall devour the adversaries. {28} A man that hath set at nought Moses law dieth without compassion on [the word of] two or three witnesses: {29} of how much sorer punishment, think ye, shall he be judged worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? {30} For we know him that said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

The Implanted Word Podcast
Transformed Neighbor – How to Be Like Jesus in Your Hood Part 3

The Implanted Word Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 25:00


Would your neighbors know that you are a Christian if you didn't tell them? Believing in Jesus is a great first step in being a Christ follower, but that's not where God wants you to stay. God is calling you to be transformed. He wants you to grow from a spiritual infant to an adult which means giving up sin. After all, an important part of influencing your neighbors is looking like Jesus. In today's message, Pastor Bill will teach you about the importance of throwing off sin and putting on Christ.

The Implanted Word Podcast
Transformed Neighbor – How to Be Like Jesus in Your Hood Part 2

The Implanted Word Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 25:00


Have you ever thought about the difference you could make in someone's day by taking the time to ask how they are doing? I don't mean the kind of “how are you?” that you ask out of courtesy. I mean taking the time to genuinely connect with someone and listen to their burdens. In a busy world, your intentionality to slow down and listen to someone could be powerful. In today's message, Pastor Bill will show you the impact you can have on others by loving your neighbor as yourself.

Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
This Is the Time, in Our Fear-Evoking Events, that Jesus Followers, Like Jesus and King Hezekiah, Need to Get Alone with God and Pray

Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 1:00


This Is the Time, in Our Fear-Evoking Events, that Jesus Followers, Like Jesus and King Hezekiah, Need to Get Alone with God and Pray MESSAGE SUMMARY: Immediately, Jesus made His Disciples get in a boat and go on ahead of Him to the other side while Jesus dismissed the crowd. After Jesus dismissed the crowd, He went up on a mountainside, by Himself, to pray. He was alone with His Father. In Mark 1:35, Jesus' prayer life is presented: “And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, He departed and went out to a desolate place, and there He prayed.”. If there is one Christian discipline that is neglected by Christians of today, it is the practice of getting alone with God and having a quiet time to pray -- not you and your computer; not you and a friend; but only you and God alone in your prayer. We can learn a great deal from King Hezekiah, in Isaiah 37:15-17a about his personal relationship with God, through personal prayer, as he is faced with a powerful invasion of Israel: “And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD: ‘O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth. Incline your ear, O LORD, and hear.'”.   TODAY'S PRAYER: Lord, in order to be with you, I need you to show me how to “create a desert” in the midst of my full, active life. Cleanse me from the pressures, illusions, and pretenses that confront me today so that my life may serve as a gift to those around me. Amen.   Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day (p. 26). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my Anxiety. Rather, I will walk in the Spirit's fruit of Peace. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f). SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV):  John 17:1-5; Matthew 26:36-40; Isaiah 37:14-17; Psalms 100:1-5. A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITE: www.AWFTL.org. THIS SUNDAY'S AUDIO SERMON: You can listen to Archbishop Beach's Current Sunday Sermon: “It's About Time: Part 1 – Rebuilding Emotional Reserves”, at our Website: https://awordfromthelord.org/listen/ DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0Ui000000DglsqEAB

Rainier Valley Church - Seattle
"Formation - Become Like Jesus in 2023"

Rainier Valley Church - Seattle

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 45:50


Rainier Valley Church's Vision for 2023 (Community + Formation + Mission) Community - Live as family in 2023 We believe that Jesus makes us family. We are passionate about Christian community. As part of the family of God, we order our lives around deep and joyful fellowship with one another. We want to be a family that eats together, supports one another, serves and cares for each other. Making a community that is known and needed   Formation - Become like Jesus in 2023 We believe that Jesus changes people. We are passionate about transformational discipleship. As disciples of Jesus, we order our lives around the lifestyle of Jesus. We want to be with Jesus, become like Jesus and do what Jesus did. Making fully devoted followers of Jesus   Mission - Serve Our City in 2023 We believe that Jesus loves the world. As the people of Jesus in our city, we get to share the gospel and serve our neighbors. Through everyday life, we are building a new humanity defined by the way of Jesus. We want to be people of hope and joy in a city of sadness and despair. We want to do what Jesus would do if he were us. Making a lasting impact in our city Onward: Launching into a New Year Community on Sunday, January 8 Formation on Sunday, January 15 Mission on Sunday, January 22

Prairie Bible Church Messages
Simple Worship. Authentic Discipleship. Serve like Jesus.

Prairie Bible Church Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 24:19


Simple Worship. Authentic Discipleship. Serve like Jesus. If you were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Matthew 5:13-16, Parable of Salt & Light:  “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.Simple. Authentic. Jesus. prairiebible.org

Fairview Church of Christ
More Like Jesus: Doing My Father's Will

Fairview Church of Christ

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 36:11


Luke 2:41-52. This passage provides some insight into the early life of Jesus and includes His first recorded words. This is the initial sermon in our 2023 congregational theme of "More Like Jesus." We begin by looking at how, from an early age, Jesus was about His Father's business and did His Father's will. In this study, Fairview Evangelist Jacob Holman looks at some examples Jesus provides to help us be like Him in doing our Father's will.

The Implanted Word Podcast
Transformed Neighbor – How to Be Like Jesus in Your Hood Part 1

The Implanted Word Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 25:00


If you've had neighbors, then you know that they get a look into your life that most people don't. For better or worse! Not everyone gets to know how loud you like to listen to your music, or how long you let your garbage cans sit on the street. While no one is perfect, do you think that your neighbors see Jesus in you? Do you love your neighbor as yourself? In today's message, Pastor Bill will show you the impact you can have on your neighborhood by being a transformed follower of Jesus.

Crossroads Church
Pray Like Jesus, Part 3: God's Word Is God's Will

Crossroads Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 41:36


Have you ever struggled with wondering if your prayers are lining up with God's will? Like, "God, I would really love to see this happen, but... what if that's not Your will?" In this message, Pastor Dave shows us that if we want to pray the will of God, we have to learn to pray the Word of God.

Restoration Church
6 Years Together | Welcoming Like Jesus

Restoration Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 27:31


Over the next three weeks, we're casting vision for the future we'll share together as a Church family. This week, we talk about what it means to be welcoming like Jesus. (Luke 15:1-7)

Church on the Move Podcast
Live a Life Like Jesus

Church on the Move Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 54:05


The conversation between Jesus and His disciples in John 1 is a pattern for how we all come to Jesus and follow Him. Jesus asks a simple question, “What are you seeking?” But the answer to this question isn't simple at all. Your desires are driving your decisions, but your desires might not even be obvious to you. Jesus didn't ask you to have all the answers, he asked for your obedience. Action precedes understanding. If you want the life of Jesus, you have to live the life He lived.  The best thing you could ask of Jesus is, “Where are you going to be?” His invitation to you is, “Come and see.”

OneLife Church
We Are: Full of Grace and Truth

OneLife Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 44:02


As a church, we are committed to being a people who are full of grace and truth. We need both the grace of God and the truth of the Gospel to be evident in our lives. Grace saves us and truth frees us! Like Jesus, we want to walk in the tension of grace and truth in our own lives and in community with each other. You can join our OneLife Sunday morning gatherings via livestream at 9am and 11am CST every Sunday morning. Or if you're local to the Bay Area of Houston, we'd love to have you join us in person Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 9am and 11am!Join us as we read through the Gospels and Psalms as a church! Click here for our Bible Reading Plan: https://www.onelifehouston.com/readingplanSubscribe to our YouTube channel to join us live on Sunday mornings: https://www.youtube.com/@onelifechurch381Listen to more messages from OneLife Church at https://www.onelifehouston.com/messagesIf you would like to give to OneLife Church, you can do that here: https://www.onelifehouston.com/giveAt OneLife, we want to be and make disciples of Jesus who love God, one another, and our world. We are God's people making much of Jesus in everyday life for the good of the neighborhoods in the Bay Area of Houston and beyond.For more information about us and our gatherings, visit https://www.onelifehouston.comConnect with us over social media!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onelifehouston​Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onelifechurch

The Vineyard Church Of Central Illinois
Pray Like Jesus | Our Father // Leah Wenger

The Vineyard Church Of Central Illinois

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 34:08


How do you see the Father? Leah Wenger shows how when we look to Jesus, we see the one and only perfect Father in Heaven, who we can put our full trust in because of His eternal goodness that wants the best for us, in her message, "Our Father".

Zion Christian Fellowship
1/15/23 - Heal Like Jesus Part 13: The Two Blind Men Demonstrate Faith - Pastor Jim Baker

Zion Christian Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 50:27


1/15/23 - Heal Like Jesus Part 13: The Two Blind Men Demonstrate Faith - Pastor Jim Baker by Zion Christian Fellowship

South Canadian Valley Church of Christ's Podcast
Becoming More Like Jesus Everyday

South Canadian Valley Church of Christ's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 38:01


In this study, we discuss how we can be more like Christ each and everyday. Matthew 11:30 tells us that Christ's yoke is easy and His burden is light. This does not mean we will not struggle, but that we belong to a merciful Lord that wants us to succeed in Him. Listen in to hear how and why you should take up your cross and follow His path. If this congregation can help you in any way, please contact us at www.normanchurch.com.

Cornerstone SF Weekly Audio Podcast
#2303: More Like Jesus (The 4 Loves)

Cornerstone SF Weekly Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 38:18


More Like Jesus (The 4 Loves) | CornerstoneSF Online Service Our goal as followers of Jesus is not to focus on doing loving things, but to become the kind of person who naturally does them. We do this by becoming more like Jesus, and having more of Him at work in us. Invite and share this message with your family and friends and bless them with this great message. If you're new to Cornerstone and this is your first time watching us, we'd love to say “hello!” Just click on this http://cornerstonesf.org/connect to fill out our Connect Card and one of our community members will follow up with you. Also if you are in need of prayer, don't hesitate to put in a prayer request at http://cornerstonesf.org/prayer ---- Song Credits: Found In You - Vertical Worship Jason Ingram, Paul Baloche and Andi Rozier © 2013 Integrity Worship Music | Leadworship Songs | All Essential Music | HBC Worship Music | Jingram Music Publishing | Open Hands Music | So Essential Tunes Who You Say I Am - Hillsong Worship Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan © 2017 Hillsong Music Publishing Australia More Like Jesus - Passion Brooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood, Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker © SHOUT! Music Publishing Australia | sixsteps Music | worshiptogether.com songs All music performed by the CornerstoneSF Worship Band under CCLI license No. 48786, CCS No. 8434 #cornerstonesf #liveitoutsf #abound

Compass Bible Church Treasure Valley
No Treasure Like Jesus: The Relentless Goal of the Christian Life | Weekend Service | Ben Blakey

Compass Bible Church Treasure Valley

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 46:59


A message from Philippians 3:12-16 on 1/15/23 by Ben Blakey.Compass Bible Church Treasure Valley is located in Meridian, Idaho.For more information about Compass Bible Church go to https://www.compassbible.tv/To follow our daily Bible reading plan and podcast go to https://www.revivalfromthebible.com/

Westside: AJC Teaching Audio
Becoming Like Jesus // Simplicity: Possessions

Westside: AJC Teaching Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 36:38


Shelbi Shutt // January 15, 2023 Luke 9v1-25

House of Learning Podcast
Becoming Like Jesus: Simplicity of Possessions

House of Learning Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 64:50


We're back into the Becoming Like Jesus Series, picking up Luke's gospel again. We dive into the first part of chapter 9. There is a massive interplay between faith, and being sent on mission - a test for the disciples with a practical lesson for us. Jesus puts the issues squarely in front of us asking what we think will enhance and save our life, and what will diminish and lose it… it's not what our culture has taught us to answer!   Thanks for listening to this episode of the House of Learning podcast. This podcast is produced by A Jesus Church in Portland, Oregon.   If you've enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review, subscribe, and share with someone. And if you have a question you'd like us to chat about, please let us know!

Auburn Grace Community Church
Episode 132: No One Like Him - Part 5 - No One Like Jesus Has Ever Existed / 2023.01.01

Auburn Grace Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 41:05


Pastor Phil Sparling - No One Like Him - Weekend Sermon Podcast - www.auburngrace.com

Love & War with David Harwood
Episode 187: Growing in Love 11 Morning - Increasing - Like Jesus - in Wisdom and Stature

Love & War with David Harwood

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 7:59


The Implanted Word Podcast
How to Be Like Jesus Within Government Part 5

The Implanted Word Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 25:00


If you think that paying YOUR taxes is hard, imagine what Jesus must have felt paying his taxes knowing that they would be used to benefit those who would literally crucify him. In today's message, Pastor Bill addresses a difficult subject: submitting to human authority. I'm sure you know that It's not always easy, especially when people abuse their power. Amidst an unfair world, Pastor Bill will help you gain a perspective that allows you to trust God's sovereignty, even over the rulers of this world.

The Implanted Word Podcast
How to Be Like Jesus Within Government Part 4

The Implanted Word Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 25:00


Do you still consider America to be a predominantly Christian nation? Even though many claims to be Christians, it shouldn't take much looking around to wonder how many people are ACTUALLY Christ followers. In today's message, Pastor Bill sights a research study that predicts that the number of Evangelical Christians in America will drop to as little as 1 in every 25 within 30 years. Being a minority means that your influence is more needed than ever. Only you have the power to shine your light.

The Fit in Faith Podcast
Teach Like Jesus Part 2: 10 Teachers Who Emulate THE Teacher

The Fit in Faith Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 34:50 Transcription Available


In today's episode, we're going to be talking about the value of teachers needing teachers or coaches needing coaches. It's up to you on how you want to use that language if you're not a coach, and that doesn't resonate with you. If you've never had a coach, maybe it's something you want to get your interest piqued about today.   Another way to look at it is leaders needing leaders and how important it is to have active leaders in our lives. We can all quote incredible teachers and incredible coaches, and, obviously, Jesus is an element of the Bible, but we know that He is also a Teacher.   And so if you've never heard me talk before, if you've never heard me teach before, I am definitely a teacher as well. And I love to emulate the ultimate teacher. I'm a Christian business coach and really someone who is passionate about branding, broadcasting and business.    Enjoy the last 5 of the 10 Teachers Who Emulate THE Teacher. Miss the first part? Check it out here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fit-in-faith-podcast/id1455139662?i=1000593432102   Come join us for our next training!  Tamra.live

The Implanted Word Podcast
How to Be Like Jesus Within Government Part 3

The Implanted Word Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 25:00


Thanks to the advancement of social media, It seems like every day holds another juicy story from current events that tweak our ears. That noise can become louder than the voice of God telling us to "know that He is God!" He sees what is happening in this world yet it's not taking him by surprise. Pastor Bill even thought that one election year was marking the end of society altogether! But God knows what he is doing. At the end of the day, we need to be submissive to our governing authorities and not resist because it's all in God's hands.

The Implanted Word Podcast
How to Be Like Jesus Within Government Part 2

The Implanted Word Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 25:00


Ever heard the phrase, "You say you want to be like Jesus, but do you really mean it?" Looking like Jesus means we have to be submissive to the governing authorities where we live. Today, it might look like just following posted signs on your car ride. Pastor Bill reminds us there is nothing easy about submission. It takes a lot of mental, emotional, and even physical energy exerted to surrender to something or someone that we don't fully trust. Yet, isn't it amazing that we have a God that knows it all and whom we can lean upon?

The Fit in Faith Podcast
Teach Like Jesus: 10 Teachers Who Emulate THE TEACHER

The Fit in Faith Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 33:01 Transcription Available


In today's episode, we're going to be talking about the value of teachers needing teachers or coaches needing coaches. It's up to you on how you want to use that language if you're not a coach, and that doesn't resonate with you. If you've never had a coach, maybe it's something you want to get your interest piqued about today.   Another way to look at it is leaders needing leaders and how important it is to have active leaders in our lives. We can all quote incredible teachers and incredible coaches, and, obviously, Jesus is an element of the Bible, but we know that He is also a Teacher.   And so if you've never heard me talk before, if you've never heard me teach before, I am definitely a teacher as well. And I love to emulate the ultimate teacher. I'm a Christian business coach and really someone who is passionate about branding, broadcasting and business.    Enjoy the first 5 of the 10 Teachers Who Emulate THE Teacher - Part 2 is next episode!    Come join us for our next training!  Tamra.live

North Highland Baptist Church Podcast

Learning to pray by looking at the prayer of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

The Implanted Word Podcast
How to Be Like Jesus Within Government Part 1

The Implanted Word Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 25:00


Movies do a great job of depicting post-apocalyptic words. Could you imagine a world without rules, laws, or even courtesy? Everyone would do what they wanted without consequence. Today we might not understand or approve of how our nation's leaders are handling situations, but are we thankful for the things we do have because of an established government? Pastor Bill begins a challenging lesson in trusting God in the government that ultimately has been ordained by Him – submitting to authority.

Darling: Confessions of a Former Megachurch Singer
Episode 36: When the World Looks More Like Jesus with Kat Harris

Darling: Confessions of a Former Megachurch Singer

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 51:22


We are kicking off episode 2 of our mini-series on paradigm shifts in church culture by having a conversation with Kat Harris. Kat Harris is the host of The Refined Collective Podcast, author of Sexless in the City, and Founder of the online publication The Refined Woman. She has also been a full-time photographer for over a decade with her work featured in: The New York Times, WWD, Vanity Fair, GQ, Forbes, People, Who What Wear, US Weekly, Glamour UK and more. In everything she does, her goal is to create a safe space to have honest and layered conversations around faith, sexuality, relationships, culture, identity, and everything in-between. Kat doesn't pretend to be an expert, or to have all the answers. Far from it. And though it may feel more convenient to have easy black-and-white answers, she invites you to discover God in the grey and unexpected spaces. Her hope is to look doubt in the face, be curious, seek God, and ask meaningful questions to address any ‘elephant in the room' with openness, nuance and grace. To learn more about Kat and her work, you can visit www.therefinedwoman.com and research her book at sexlessinthecitybook.com Have an idea for a future episode, or a story you want to share? I'd love to hear from you! Please write to us at darlingthepodcast@gmail.com. Music by Hymns of the People can be found here at Spotify or Apple Music Hosted by Anchor: It's everything you need to make a podcast all in one place for free! Download the free Anchor app or go to Anchor.fm to get started. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Crossroads Church
Pray Like Jesus, Part 2: Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done

Crossroads Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 35:59


What's the difference between relational prayer and transactional prayer? "Your kingdom come, Your will be done" reminds us that God is... well, God, and when we approach Him our first priority is not to have Him do what we want Him to do - our first priority is His kingdom and His will.

Compass Bible Church Treasure Valley
No Treasure Like Jesus : Seeing How Our Savior is Better than Everything | Weekend Service | Ben Blakey

Compass Bible Church Treasure Valley

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 45:54


A message from Philippians 3:7-11 on 1/8/23 by Ben Blakey.Compass Bible Church Treasure Valley is located in Meridian, Idaho.For more information about Compass Bible Church go to https://www.compassbible.tv/To follow our daily Bible reading plan and podcast go to https://www.revivalfromthebible.com/

Light San Diego
Become Like Jesus | Brian Barnes

Light San Diego

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 26:59


Become Like Jesus | Brian Barnes

Zion Christian Fellowship
1/8/23 - Heal Like Jesus Part 12 - Jesus Crashes a Funeral - Pastor Jim Baker

Zion Christian Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 41:31


1/8/23 - Heal Like Jesus Part 12 - Jesus Crashes a Funeral - Pastor Jim Baker by Zion Christian Fellowship

Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
Not Forgiving Someone HURTS YOU and NOT Your Perceived Offender; Forgive Like Jesus Who Forgives You, Unconditionally

Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 1:02


Not Forgiving Someone HURTS YOU and NOT Your Perceived Offender; Forgive Like Jesus Who Forgives You, Unconditionally MESSAGE SUMMARY: If God has forgiven you, why do you have to confess your sins? Confession is for you. For you to forgive, as the Christ forgives you. Your forgiving others means that you release others from the offense that you believe they have committed. Jesus set the “forgiveness standard” for you as Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:31-32: “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.". Someone said that “holding a grudge and not forgiving is like drinking poison yourself to kill your enemy”. However, your forgiveness is not conditioned on the offender coming and asking you for their forgiveness – if you are like Jesus, you have already forgiven the offender. If you do not forgive like Jesus, the offense festers and turns into resentment; and these unhealthy feelings are happening in you and not in the perceived offender because you have not forgiven your perceived offender as instructed be Jesus – “forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you”.   TODAY'S PRAYER: Lord, fill me with the simple trust that even out of the most awful evil around me, you are able to bring great good — for me, for others, and for your great glory. In Jesus' name, amen.     Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day (p. 91). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that because I am in Jesus Christ, I will trust in the Lord with all my heart. I will trust in the Lord with all of my heart and lean not on my own understanding.  In all my ways I will seek to know Him, and He will make my pathways straight.   From Proverbs 3:5f SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Ephesians 4:31-32; Mathew 6:14-15; Psalms 130:3-4; Psalms 32:1-11. A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITE: www.AWFTL.org. THIS SUNDAY'S AUDIO SERMON: You can listen to Archbishop Beach's Current Sunday Sermon: “What Is God's Will for Me in This New Year?”, at our Website: https://awordfromthelord.org/listen/ DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0Ui000000DglsqEAB

Saints' Hill Church Podcast
2023: The Year of Dependence

Saints' Hill Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 37:44


This last Sunday our senior leader, Alex Rettmann cast some vision for us as we enter the new year. We are invited to live a Kingdom life, not just a Christian life. Jesus didn't just come to get you into heaven, He came to get heaven into you, so that heaven would come through you. This is the mission God has set out from the creation of the world and when you are on this mission with Him, life isn't boring. Our strategy to live this Kingdom life on offer cannot be one of lack. We must put Him as our goal rather than checking the temperature of everything around us to determine our course of action. He will make you a thermostat who changes everyone else's course. Like Jesus, we limit the activity of our life to only what we see the Father doing. A strategic choice of dependence, to step into more of his goodness. That's what we're after this year.

Max LucadoMax Lucado
A Heart Like Jesus

Max LucadoMax Lucado

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022


You and I live in a trashy world. Unwanted garbage comes our way on a regular basis. Haven't you been...