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On October 7, Hamas terrorists recorded themselves in a state of joyous excitement to document their murder of so many Jews. But over the ensuing weeks, that emotion has given way to another emotion: pity for the Palestinians as passive victims of Israeli aggression. The men instigated this war are now seen as victims of this war, occupied, displaced, not murderers but among the murdered. That transformation is our focus of this episode of the Tikvah Podcast. As it happens, that transformation is not unique to the Hamas attacks of October 2023. It is a pattern of Palestinian transformation that can be observed throughout the history of Israel. This is one of the distinguishing features of the Palestinian predicament, according to the Israeli writer Shany Mor, and it's one of the core themes of a big essay he wrote for us at Mosaic in November 2023, called “Ecstasy and Amnesia in the Gaza Strip.” On November 15, Mosaic editor Jonathan Silver convened a discussion of Mor's essay, along with the Egyptian-American writer Hussein Aboubakr, and the Israeli journalist Haviv Rettig Gur. This week's podcast brings you that conversation. Musical selections in this podcast are drawn from the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, op. 31a, composed by Paul Ben-Haim and performed by the ARC Ensemble.
Raul talks with Mary Ann Pruitt, CEO of Mosaic Media, who discusses the importance of targeting niche audiences using data points for effective marketing. She stresses the need for businesses to constantly re-evaluate their media strategies due to the ever-changing landscape of media. Mary Ann also underlines the value of client-agency collaboration and communication, and anticipates further use of advanced data collection for precise targeting. She discourages focusing too much on vanity metrics and urges businesses to consider the customer's full journey for effective omnichannel tracking. Who's The Guest? Mary Ann Pruitt is the CEO and President of Mosaic Media, a collection of media buying experts and creative strategists who negotiate, purchase, and monitor advertising space and airtime. Episode Highlights Mary Ann's journey in the media world and how things have evolved over time How media choices used to be limited and how the scope has broadened now with advanced targeting strategies The value of fine-tuning your target audience and the signs that indicate you're on the right path Identifying the 'audience of one' as a central figure for your marketing campaigns What media means today with the evolution of technologies and platforms Being strategic about which media channels to focus on and deny being everywhere just for the sake of it The importance of focusing on conversions rather than just collecting vanity metrics Creating an ecosystem for consumers based on an omni-channel approach and tracking the success of this strategy The evolution of media and how drastically things change Example about how AI lacks the human aspect of strategy building by not having in-depth knowledge and experience How Mary Ann positions her business Importance of collaboration, sharing info, owning their expertise, and being helpful Strategic data targeting and specific marketing execution based on consumer data Episode Resources Connect with Raul Hernandez Ochoa https://www.linkedin.com/in/dogoodwork/ https://twitter.com/rherochoa https://dogoodwork.io/ Connect with Mary Ann Pruitt Website: https://mosaic.agency/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryann-pruitt/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mosaic.agency/ Review, Subscribe and Share If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here
As we continue our discussion of Revelation, this weeks letter and discussion was Johns warning about the challenges of riding the fence between different belief systems and emphasizes the importance of fully committing to the way of Jesus. It also touches on trust issues, extreme commitment to Jesus, staying awake and alert in our faith, serving others, and wielding power with love and humility. The conversation highlights that Christians should focus on changing the world through their actions rather than relying solely on legislators or political power. Overall, it encourages a servant-hearted approach to following Christ and making an impact in society.
This episode begins with an ancient Mayan myth about the first human ancestors being shaped from corn. Far from being random creatures, humans were created to bring missing ingredients to the world. The missing ingredients included: a conscious awareness of the wonder of creation, a sense of gratitude and thankfulness, and a potential for imagination and genuine vision. Central to the role of humans was the capacity to be thankful for the gift of life. Thus, people all over the earth have created ceremonies and practices of gratitude and thanksgiving. The idea of giving thanks and the word thankfulness comes from the old root word grazia, which gives us gratitude as well as grace. In that sense, what we seek in giving thanks are moments of gratitude that can bring a sense of grace back into the world. And this can happen in small ways that do not require large gatherings, an abundance of food, or any pretension that everyone might agree on life's great issues. More than ever, we need occasions of grace and gratitude, however small they may be. We need moments of wholeness to rekindle our spirits and to ease our souls. We need to feel that life, despite all the existing divisions and heated conflicts, remains a holy place, a place where healing remains possible. When the world keeps turning upside down, it can be time to look and feel deeper inside in order to find the people and aspects of life that we are most grateful for. Sometimes that's all we need to do in order to reconnect to and contribute to the holiness of life. In doing that, we can ease the burden of our own hearts; we can also connect to the original sense of humanity and enable more grace to enter the world. Thank you for listening to and supporting Living Myth. You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his new online workshop “Ritual, Healing and Transformation” that on Saturday, December 9. Register and learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. You can save 30% on this series and further support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Members receive bonus episodes each month, access to the full archives of over 560 episodes and a 30% discount on all events, courses and book and audio titles. Learn more and join this community of listeners at patreon.com/livingmyth. If you enjoy this podcast, we appreciate you leaving a review wherever you listen and sharing it with your friends. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you well during this challenging and uncertain times and thank you for your support of our work.
Welcome to Day 2244 of Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me. This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom Hebrews-8 God's Son - Our High Priest – Daily Wisdom Putnam Church Message – 06/04/2023 “God's Son – Our High Priest” Hebrews 5:1-10 Last week, we continued our extended series through the book of Hebrews in the New Testament. We learned how the Great Physician will perform Spiritual Surgery in Hebrews 4:12-16. Today, we will learn how God's Son is also our High Priest. In the first section of Hebrews (1-4), we saw clear and compelling proof that Christ is superior in His person. We saw Him standing in a place of preeminence over the prophets (1:1–3) and shining brighter than the angels (chapters 1–2). He stands out over Moses and Joshua (chapters 3–4). And His ministry provides a more significant spiritual rest than the Law, while His word reaches deep into our hearts to heal us (chapter 4). In the second part of Hebrews (5–10), the author delves deeper into another side of the book's central theme. He expands on the concept of the Messiah's preeminence over the old covenant Law and priesthood already touched on in chapter 4. Now he presents specific examples of how Jesus' heavenly priesthood is superior to the earthly priesthood (chapter 5), just as much as the new covenant promises are greater than those of the old covenant (chapters 6–7), and His once-for-all sacrifice for sin is greater than the whole Mosaic sacrificial system (chapters 8–10). The Jewish believers in Jesus, who were the original recipients of the book of Hebrews, needed to firm their understanding of the Messiah's superior priesthood. At the time, the Jews usually thought of the Messiah as a future, earthly king who would sit in Jerusalem as a powerful monarch. The idea of the Messiah performing a heavenly ministry as their High Priest—at the Father's right hand—wasn't something they would have pondered. By showing that the Messiah was not only meant to be King but also a Priest, the author of Hebrews further strengthens his theme: Christ is superior in His person and work. Let's begin by reading today's passage in the Pew Bibles on pages 1866-1867. 5 Every high Priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness. 3 This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people. 4 And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was. 5 In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.”[a] 6 And he says in another place,...
Reach out and connect to my ministry and help me to continue to make and share great FREE Biblical content everyday by supporting my ministry at | PatreonWelcome to the Final Episode of our journey together through the book of Leviticus.Welcome back, dear listeners, to the final episode of "Leviticus": It's been quite a journey through this ancient text. Today we dive into the last chapter, Leviticus 27. This episode will revolve around the subject of vows and valuations, and how they relate to holiness in our lives.Episode Overview:In this concluding chapter of Leviticus, we find an unexpected yet profound exploration of vows. Vows, which are essentially promises or dedications to the Lord, take center stage. We often think of wedding vows, but this chapter delves into a broader spectrum of vows made in various circumstances.The Context:To appreciate the significance of this chapter, it's essential to remember where it fits in the grand scheme of Leviticus. Chapter 26 marked the culmination of the Mosaic legislation. While it closed the law, it didn't conclude the subject matter. Leviticus 27 serves almost as an appendix, offering guidance on how to make vows and valuations.Understanding Valuation in Offerings:The core of this chapter revolves around valuations. Valuations are estimates of the worth of items promised to the Lord. This included animals, houses, produce, even oneself, or a family member. If unable to dedicate the actual item, there was an option to pay a monetary valuation, and this sum depended on several factors like gender, age, and the type of offering.The Old Testament financial commitment was substantial, but this context is important, as it offered an alternative to practices like human sacrifices in surrounding cultures. The system aimed to encourage thoughtful dedication while ensuring fairness and accessibility for all.Dedicating Property and Offerings:The chapter also touches on dedicating property such as houses and fields to the Lord. If someone chose to dedicate their house, its condition and value were assessed. Dedicating a house symbolized a desire for God's presence and blessings in one's home.When it came to dedicating a field, the valuation was based on the proximity to the next year of jubilee, emphasizing the importance of timing and circumstances when making dedications.Exceptions and Severe Violations:The chapter highlights exceptions, particularly in cases where an individual faced the penalty of death for severe law violations. In such cases, no redemption was possible, underscoring the gravity of certain offenses.Vows and Oaths in the New Testament:In the New Testament, Jesus advises simplicity when it comes to oaths and promises. The overarching message is for one's yes to be yes and no to be no. A Christian's character should be so trustworthy that oaths aren't necessary. The focus is on keeping promises and speaking truthfully.The Bigger Picture:How can we relate the Book of Leviticus to our lives as Christians today? The rituals and laws of Leviticus were meant to draw people into fellowship with God, but they can't replace a personal relationship with Him. Leviticus provides a picture, but the realitySupport the showBack my future Calvin Project on Kickstarter http://kck.st/47lp772My Amazon Author Pageamazon.com/author/jeremymccandlessJeremy McCandless is creating podcasts and devotional resources | PatreonHelp us continue making great content for listeners everywhere.https://thebibleproject.buzzsprout.com
Do you want to read and understand the Bible but don't know where to start? DR. JOHN BERGSMA joins VOLTAIRE DELOS REYES and Jay to talk about the basics. It's all about the covenants. Dr. Bergsma has been a Protestant pastor for four years before entering the Catholic Church in 2001. He got his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He specialize in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls graduating with high honors in 2004. Author of many books including Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Stunned by Scripture How the Bible Made Me Catholic, and Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History. He is now a professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Voltaire joins us for the 2nd time as co-host. He is one of the co-panels in our weekly Unboxing the Bible series in Unboxing Catholicism Live, every Sundays at 8PM. He also has his Youtube channel called The Noisy Sheep. In this episode, we talked a bit about Dr. Bergsma's conversion to the Catholic faith, the meaning of the word covenant, some interesting bits in the Adamic, Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic covenants, and ultimately, how all the Old Testament covenants were fulfilled in the everlasting covenant of Christ. Follow Dr. Bergsma's works in www.catholicbibleteacher.com and www.stpaulcenter.com Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History is available in Kindle by clicking this link -- https://amzn.to/40OovUP Follow Voltaire Delos Reyes's daily reflection on Mass readings at The Noisy Sheep in Youtube. You can help SUPPORT THIS PODCAST by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thejayarugashow or through GCASH: 09204848046 You can also be a patron of The Jay Aruga Show podcast by joining us at https://www.patreon.com/thejayarugashow Exclusive contents are available for patrons of the show. Sign up for The Jay Aruga Show Newsletter where we can write to each other. -- http://TheJayArugaShow.com Join the conversation further in our Discord server here -- https://discord.gg/uTye7DdrdQ Subscribe to The Jay Aruga Show Youtube Channel -- https://bit.ly/3ijo5kp Episode Music: 'Vaikuntha' by Spacebar, "Bayaw" and "Throw Pillow" by Sando --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thejayarugashow/message
As deep as we have delved into the filth of Jeffrey Epstein, we have been exposed to some of the most vile, horrendous survivor impact statements in history and with todays story, that depressing trend continues.Leon Black, long time friend and confidante of Jeffrey Epstein, who has already been accused several times of abuse by women, is now being accused once again. This time? By a girl who has Mosaic down syndrome and who alleges that she was violently assaulted by Black after Jeffrey Epstein "gave" her to him.Mosaic Down syndrome, also known as mosaic trisomy 21, is a relatively rare genetic condition that is a form of Down syndrome. It occurs when a person has an extra copy of chromosome 21 in only some of their cells, while the rest of the cells have the typical two copies. This mosaic pattern of cells with and without the extra chromosome arises early in development, often during the formation of the embryo.Unlike typical Down syndrome, where all cells have the extra chromosome 21, individuals with mosaic Down syndrome may exhibit a milder form of the condition, with a more varied range of physical and cognitive characteristics. The extent to which symptoms manifest can vary widely from person to person, making it challenging to predict the specific impact on an individual.Common features of mosaic Down syndrome can include intellectual and developmental delays, characteristic facial features (such as almond-shaped eyes and a flat nasal bridge), low muscle tone, heart defects, and other medical issues commonly associated with Down syndrome.Diagnosis of mosaic Down syndrome is made through genetic testing, typically by analyzing a blood sample or other tissues to identify the mosaic pattern of chromosome 21.Treatment for mosaic Down syndrome involves early intervention programs to address developmental delays and educational support tailored to the individual's needs. Medical management of associated health conditions is also essential to improve the overall quality of life for those affected by this condition.(commercial at 7:17)to contact me:firstname.lastname@example.org:Billionaire Leon Black faces lurid Jeffrey Epstein allegation | Miami HeraldThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5080327/advertisement
"Farewell to Edsel: A Mosaic of Memories as the Curtain Falls"In the quiet corridors of automotive history, a chapter comes to a close as we bid a poignant farewell to Edsel, the once-bold venture that dared to dream in hues of innovation and elegance. Like a vibrant mural fading with time, the final strokes of Edsel's narrative evoke a spectrum of emotions, from nostalgia to a tinge of melancholy.As the sun sets on this automotive icon, we are reminded of the kaleidoscope of aspirations that painted its inception. Named after Edsel Ford, the son of the legendary Henry Ford, the brand emerged in the late 1950s with a promise to redefine the driving experience. From the outset, Edsel was conceived as an embodiment of American optimism, with sleek designs and cutting-edge features destined to captivate the hearts of a burgeoning post-war society.Picture the showroom floors, once aglow with the radiant sheen of chrome and the lustrous curves of Edsel's signature grille. Rows of cars, each a canvas of craftsmanship, stood poised to embark on a journey through the colorful tapestry of American roads. The distinct vertical grille, affectionately dubbed the "horse collar," reflected a bold departure from the conventional, a testament to Edsel's audacious spirit.Alas, as the years unfolded, the automotive landscape shifted, and Edsel found itself navigating a labyrinth of challenges. Market dynamics, unforeseen obstacles, and perhaps an overzealous ambition to stand out in a sea of rivals all played a part in the eventual decline. The automotive ballet once choreographed with precision, stumbled into a melancholic pas de deux.The news of Edsel's closure, like a sudden gust extinguishing the flames of a once-brilliant fire, left enthusiasts and nostalgists in a quiet reflection. Each model, from the Pacer to the Corsair, had etched its mark in the annals of automotive design. The Edsel Citation, a symbol of elegance, and the Edsel Ranger, a paragon of reliability, both found themselves stranded in the realm of automotive history.Walking through the remnants of Edsel dealerships now echoes of a bygone era, one can almost hear the whispers of conversations that once animated these spaces. Salesmen extolling the virtues of a sleek convertible, families debating the merits of each model, and the hum of engines awakening a sense of anticipation—all now linger like spectral imprints on the showroom floor.Yet, as we mourn the sunset of Edsel, we must also celebrate the indelible mark it left on the automotive canvas. In its brief existence, Edsel dared to dream in Technicolor, introducing innovations that would eventually influence the industry. The iconic teletouch transmission, a futuristic touch-button gear selector, was a testament to Edsel's commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive technology.As we bid adieu to Edsel, let us remember it not as a failure, but as a symphony that, for a fleeting moment, played a unique melody in the grand opera of automotive history. The curtain falls, but the resonance of Edsel's colorful overture will forever echo in the collective memory of those who marveled at its brilliance.
As deep as we have delved into the filth of Jeffrey Epstein, we have been exposed to some of the most vile, horrendous survivor impact statements in history and with todays story, that depressing trend continues.Leon Black, long time friend and confidante of Jeffrey Epstein, who has already been accused several times of abuse by women, is now being accused once again. This time? By a girl who has Mosaic down syndrome and who alleges that she was violently assaulted by Black after Jeffrey Epstein "gave" her to him.Mosaic Down syndrome, also known as mosaic trisomy 21, is a relatively rare genetic condition that is a form of Down syndrome. It occurs when a person has an extra copy of chromosome 21 in only some of their cells, while the rest of the cells have the typical two copies. This mosaic pattern of cells with and without the extra chromosome arises early in development, often during the formation of the embryo.Unlike typical Down syndrome, where all cells have the extra chromosome 21, individuals with mosaic Down syndrome may exhibit a milder form of the condition, with a more varied range of physical and cognitive characteristics. The extent to which symptoms manifest can vary widely from person to person, making it challenging to predict the specific impact on an individual.Common features of mosaic Down syndrome can include intellectual and developmental delays, characteristic facial features (such as almond-shaped eyes and a flat nasal bridge), low muscle tone, heart defects, and other medical issues commonly associated with Down syndrome.Diagnosis of mosaic Down syndrome is made through genetic testing, typically by analyzing a blood sample or other tissues to identify the mosaic pattern of chromosome 21.Treatment for mosaic Down syndrome involves early intervention programs to address developmental delays and educational support tailored to the individual's needs. Medical management of associated health conditions is also essential to improve the overall quality of life for those affected by this condition.(commercial at 9:36)to contact me:email@example.com:Billionaire Leon Black faces lurid Jeffrey Epstein allegation | Miami HeraldThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5003294/advertisement
Welcome to Episode 22 of "Optimal - the Podcast," where we delve into the facets of health that truly make a difference. In this insightful episode, we're honored to host Lindsay Goddard to discuss the Organic Acids Test from Mosaic Diagnostic, formerly Great Plains Laboratory. Lindsay Goddard is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian (RD, LD/N), with a Master's in Nutrition, and a Bachelor's in Biology with a concentration in Human Physiology and Ecology. She has additional training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition and is currently finishing a Graduate Certificate in Toxicology from the University of South Florida. Lindsay began her career as a dietitian by working in one of the largest hospitals in Florida specializing in recovery nutrition, and critical care. She went on to serve in University-based outpatient clinics with concentrations in gastroenterology, genetics, and oncology. She followed with working in the NICU and Pediatrics in a level II facility until she began educating and advising on functional medicine testing. She has spoken on various platforms nationally, and internationally, on metabolomics, immunology, and toxicology, educating providers on its relevance and utility. She now serves as a Medical Science Liaison on Fullscript's Integrative Medical Advisory team along with running a successful private practice where she specializes in pediatrics, and GI disorders as well as working in a physiatry clinic focusing on nutrition management for brain and spinal cord injuries. During our conversation, Lindsay sheds light on the Organic Acid Test (OAT) and its critical role in achieving optimal health. OAT is a sophisticated laboratory analysis that scrutinizes cellular metabolic waste to identify nutrient deficiencies, signs of inflammation, toxic exposures, and microbial imbalances. Lindsay elaborates on how organic acids, the metabolic byproducts from humans, bacteria, and fungi, are integral to understanding our body's metabolic processes. The OAT offers a window into the body's use of nutrients and exposes metabolic functions that might be contributing to health issues, aiming to pinpoint deficiencies, inflammatory processes, toxicity, and dysbiosis. Further exploring the practical applications of OAT, Lindsay discusses the frequency of testing in relation to specific deficiencies and how it complements other tests, such as CBC, CMP, and stool analyses. She also delves into the assessment of oxidative stress and detoxification markers, and the examination of intestinal microbial overgrowth, breaking it down to its yeast, fungal, and bacterial constituents. A fascinating part of our discussion highlights the relationship between clostridia bacterial markers and dopamine regulation, suggesting possible psychiatric implications. Lindsay doesn't shy away from complex topics such as cellular turnover, DNA synthesis, folate metabolism, ketone levels as an indication of blood sugar regulation, and the nuances of fatty acid oxidation—vital considerations for those on low-carb diets and how these reflect on carnitine and riboflavin requirements, as well as pattern recognition. Beyond individual biomarkers, Lindsay emphasizes the importance of pattern recognition in the understanding of human physiology and metabolism. She also clarifies how creatinine levels are used to normalize metabolic markers in urine samples. Addressing deficiencies, she underlines the role of a balanced diet and effective stress management in maintaining one's health. Join us to uncover the vital insights and practical applications of the Organic Acid Test and empower yourself with the knowledge to understand and address bodily deficiencies for improved health. Episode Highlights: (00:52) Introduction of Lindsay Goddard (6:02) Definition of Organic Acid Test (8:07) Explains how Organic Acid Test work and the suggested time gap of re-testing (11:31) Other laboratory procedures that needed to justify the results of OAT and what categories can be seen in the result (24:16) How to determine what kind of follow-up test a patient would need (37:14) How to explain OAT results, importance of clinical history and retesting, and OAT practice (47:22) Explains how to utilize OAT by medical practitioners and Awareness on the importance of the test (51:52) Importance of spreading awareness about the OAT and educating practitioners Where to Reach Dr. Dicken Weatherby Dicken Weatherby LinkedIn Optimal DX Resource Center Optimal DX Blog Where to Reach Lindsay Goddard Lindsay Goddard LinkedIn Lindsay's Website Where to Reach Beth Ellen DiLuglio Nutrition Mission Beth Ellen DiLuglio LinkedIn Did you find today's episode helpful? 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In Episode 13 Kelli Soika interviews CoHousing Houston member, Phil Berrie. Phil is the person tasked with figuring out what platform the community would like to use after move-in. They discuss the criteria for choosing a platform and some of the options available specifically for cohousing groups. They discuss Gather and Mosaic, two popular platforms designed for cohousing groups. Gather: Gather is The App for Community.Gather's mission is to make community easier so members can focus on having fun and building relationships. Created in 2015, Gather has been host to over 500 members, $100,000 worth of shared meals, 8,000 resource reservations, and much more. Mosaic. websites for communities.Modular. Integrated. Custom. Features designed to work together and with your procedures and policies.Note: CoHousing Houston does not endorse either product and was not compensated to discuss them on this podcast. For more information about cohousing in Houston, please check out our website at www.cohousinghouston.com. Let us know if you have any comments or ideas by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the Hamas massacre of October 7, the Israeli military took three weeks before it responded with a ground invasion of Gaza, a span longer than most outside observers seemed to expect. What was happening? In that time, Israel's air force was softening the ground for that incursion, and giving Palestinian civilians time to vacate the battlefield. Assaf Orion, a retired IDF brigadier general and defense strategist, joins Mosaic editor Jonathan Silver this week to explain how Israel staged its air campaign, why it would help the ground phase, whether the air force's objectives were met, how bombs and missiles can penetrate subterranean targets, and how hostage fatalities could be avoided. Their conversation amounts to a preliminary retrospective on the earliest phase in Israel's response. Musical selections in this podcast are drawn from the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, op. 31a, composed by Paul Ben-Haim and performed by the ARC Ensemble.
In this episode we continue to work through Galatians 3 as a commentary on passages in Deuteronomy. As a way of convincing his audience that they cannot be justified/made righteous under the Mosaic law, Paul quotes Deuteronomy 27:26 which says there is a curse on all who do not continue to do everything written in the law. Essentially, Paul's argument is that whoever comes under the Mosaic covenant in order to be justified/made right is actually coming under a curse, because a curse is on everyone who does not continue to keep everything written in the law - which automatically means everyone under the law. The way to be justified/made right is by placing one's trust in the justified/righteous one - Christ. Paul is laying out two paths for us to choose from. One path trusts in our "works of the law" to be justified/made right with God. The other path trusts in the work already accomplished in Christ Jesus to be justified/made right with God. Key Passages: Galatians 3:10-12 Deuteronomy 27:26 Explainer Video on how to use www.biblehub.com and www.blueletterbible.org Leave us a question or comment at our website podcast page. * Intro Music: "Admirable" Carlos Herrera Music --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/onelifenash/support
This episode of Living Myth looks at both the need to transform and our resistance to change through the lens of the metamorphosis of butterflies. The fact that the Greek word psyche means butterfly implies how we are secretly connected to the essential dynamic of transformation in life. As if compelled by the primordial poetics of transformation, scientists named the cells that carry the potential for a true transformation of the caterpillar “imaginal cells.” The capacity of the imaginal cells to develop into a butterfly and transform life completely is related to the inner capacity of the human soul to also transform repeatedly in the course of life. In the same sense that the imaginal cells hold all the information and energy for the butterfly to be, there is core imagination and deeper self trying to awaken in the soul of each person. At the same time, something within us resists changing, even when the time for transforming our lives has come. In the mysterious way of the world, the metamorphosis of the butterfly also offers ways to understand why we resist the exact changes we most need in order to transform ourselves and help change the world. In simple biological terms, an exchange of one kind of cell for a different kind of cell changes a crawling caterpillar to a winged butterfly. In terms of understanding the essential dynamic of change in the world and at the core of the human soul, a great mystery is revealed that can be called the wisdom of the butterfly. Thank you for listening to and supporting Living Myth. You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his new online workshop “Ritual, Healing and Transformation” that on Saturday, December 9. Register and learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. You can save 30% on this series and further support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Members receive bonus episodes each month, access to the full archives of over 580 episodes and a 30% discount on all events, courses and book and audio titles. Learn more and join this community of listeners at patreon.com/livingmyth. If you enjoy this podcast, we appreciate you leaving a review wherever you listen and sharing it with your friends. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you well during this challenging and uncertain times and thank you for your support of our work.
"We need to do a better job of instituting alters for the Lord and be reminded of what He has done in our lives." In today's episode, Emma Dotter is joined by former Join The Journey intern, Makaila Swank to discuss the importance of pausing and praising to remember what God has done. This is a practice that can protect us from falling back in to sin. Addtional scriptures from today's episode: Judges 20 & Nehemiah 8 - Come together in unity Genesis 8 – 1st thing Noah does after the Ark is builds an alter to the Lord 1 Samuel 7:12 – Ebenezer Numbers 8 – Mosaic law states work starts at age 25 Numbers 4 - Levites can't carry the tabernacle until 30 1 Timothy 4:12- The Lord cares more about faithfulness than age Psalm 137 – Singing in the exile Leaving a review helps others more easily find the podcast! We'd love to hear from you so let us know what you are learning from the podcast. Grab a Join The Journey Journal that coincides with this part of the Join The Journey Reading Plan: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C7TCKPR1/ref=sr_1_14crid=3MDHUUF0FW85G&keywords=join+the+journey+volume+2&qid=1686688452&sprefix=join+the+journ%2Caps%2C122&sr=8-14 Got kids? Check out the Join The Journey Jr. Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/join-the-journey-junior/id1660089898 Want to read the Bible with your kids? Check out the Join the Journey Jr. Bible reading plan: https://www.jointhejourney.com/jr/5781-do-you-remember-god-s-promises-to-abraham
Welcome back to the Leadership with Heart podcast! Today's episode is an interesting one with two leaders from Mosaic; Mosaic is a dynamic whole-person healthcare organization that focuses on allowing people to live full lives. Mosaic listens and learns about the unique needs of the clients they serve and builds a tailored approach that creates a life of real possibilities. Their approach to leading is definitely one with heart and I know you will learn so much from them. Enjoy.
Erika talked about two covenants last episode. This week she's unpacking the Mosaic and the Levitical covenant.The Mosaic covenant is mentioned in Exodus 19, 24, 31, Deuteronomy 28, and Jeremiah 31.The Levitical covenant is found in Numbers 25. We are on Facebook - The Context and Color of the Bible | FacebookWe are on Instagram - @contextandcolorofthebibleWe are on YouTube - The Context and Color of the Bible - YouTubeWe are on Pinterest - The Context and Color of the BibleErika's website - www.erikavanhaitsma.comVeronica's website: www.veronicacopenhaver.comMusic: Tabuk by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4453-tabukLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
When Israeli officials examined shells and munitions that have been fired into Israel recently by Hamas, they realized that they look like they were not made in Gaza. Similarly, when IDF inspectors looked at some of the rocket launchers Israel captured near the Gaza border, they discovered units with the word Bang-122 written on them in Korean. Bang is evidently an abbreviation of the Korean phrase bangsapo, which means “multiple rocket launcher,” and 122 is thought to indicate the caliber—122 millimeters. It turns out that North Korean arms dealers have been supplying Hamas with rockets, rocket-propelled grenades, laser-guided anti-tank missiles, and more. North Korean engineers, meanwhile, have taught Hamas how to design and build the many tunnels that underneath Gaza. Bruce Bechtol, a political scientist at Angelo State University and a former Marine, is the author of the recent article “Hamas Is Using North Korean Weapons Against Israel” at the website 19fortyfive.com, and the book, North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa, published in 2018. Here he joins Mosaic editor Jonathan Silver to discuss how Hamas connected with North Korea, what weapons are involved, and what each side gets out of the arrangement. Musical selections in this podcast are drawn from the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, op. 31a, composed by Paul Ben-Haim and performed by the ARC Ensemble.
The writer of Samuel chose to conclude his account of David's reign with the strange story of David's census that brought a devastating plague on Israel and led to the purchase of the site where the temple would be built by his son Solomon. This sermon considers that episode in the light of the Mosaic census law, which gives to it a profound significance and helps explain why the Samuel writer viewed it as the fitting way to end his account.
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On this episode Michael Meade turns to Greek myths about the Furies in order to imagine ways that deeper understanding and healing might be found amidst the tragic events engulfing Gaza and Israel and the “unbearable losses and blood-dimmed blindness that currently plague humanity as a whole.” The Furies appear as primordial spirits of vengeance and retribution that can rise from the underworld when people violate the rules of nature, when innocent blood is wrongfully spilled on the earth and when age-old feuds are provoked. Once stirred to a frenzy, the Furies enter the daily world in many shapes and forms, causing people to act out vengeance in ways that are deeply personal, but are also the expression of unhealed wounds and grievances that go back to ancestral roots. In Homer's Iliad the Furies frequently cloud people's judgment and cause them to act irrationally. However, the prolonged presence of the Furies can shift fierce passions to violent rages and beyond that to untold madness; for the Furies were known to punish people by driving them mad. The Furies are stirred by acts of violence that violate nature and shed innocent blood and there is a kind of primal, albeit blind justice in that. Yet, there is also a greater sense of the sacredness of life and a level of justice that exists deep in the soul of humanity, that can reveal ways to greater understanding and make true healing and forgiveness possible. When the Furies threatened to torment all inhabitants of the Earth and make the land toxic and unlivable, the goddess Athena persuaded them to relent and break the cycles of blood vengeance. The wisdom of Athena includes a deep knowledge of the difference between protecting life and being caught in tragic battles that can only continue the violence and vengeance that drives people apart, that can drive them mad and destroys the Earth in the process. As goddess of wisdom and protector of civil society, Athena gave the Furies a place of respect in her own temple. Instead of simply being the hard hand of retribution, they could also contribute to finding mercy for the suffering of people. Vengeance and retribution could not simply be removed from the world; however, a balancing capacity for mercy and forgiveness was revealed to be a necessary part of finding justice and preserving life. Thank you for listening to and supporting Living Myth. You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his new free online event “Living in a Time of Overwhelm” that on Thursday, November 16. Register and learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. You can further support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Members receive bonus episodes each month, access to the full archives of over 580 episodes and a 30% discount on all events, courses and book and audio titles. Learn more and join this community of listeners at patreon.com/livingmyth. If you enjoy this podcast, we appreciate you leaving a review wherever you listen and sharing it with your friends. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you well during this challenging and uncertain times and thank you for your support of our work.
Anthony Trapani (Cali Death Podcast, Severed Savior & Odious Mortem) & I have a conversation about his 1st beers, being a craft beer enthusiast, the Cali Death Podcast, creating new music and his hangover cure. Throughout this chat, Anthony drank The Monk's Cellar's "Hollywood Sky" the 6.8% West Coast IPA that was hopped with Citra & Simcoe Hops while I enjoyed their "Necessary Evil" the 5.8% New England Hazy Pale Ale. Dry hopped with Mosaic, Strata, & HBC 586. This episode was recorded at The Monk's Cellar in Roseville California. This is a Heavy MTL presents Vox&Hops episode! Heavy MTL is Montreal's premier metal promoter. They host one of North America's best Metal Festivals & present countless amazing events during the rest of the year. I am truly honored & extremely excited to have them involved in the podcast. Make sure to check out Vox&Hops' Brewtal Awakenings Playlist which has been curated by the Metal Architect Jerry Monk himself on either Spotify or Apple Music. This playlist is packed with all the freshest, sickest & most extreme albums each week! Episode Links: Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/ Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1 Join The Vox&Hops Thirsty Thursday Gang: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162615188480022 Cali Death Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/CaliDeathPodcast Severed Savior: https://severedsaviormetal.bandcamp.com/ Odious Mortem: https://odiousmortem.bandcamp.com/ The Monk's Cellar: https://monkscellar.com/ Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist: https://www.voxandhops.com/p/brewtal-awakenings-metal-playlist/ Heavy MTL: https://heavymontreal.com/ Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/ Evergreen Podcasts: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/ SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Merchandise: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/collections/vendors?q=Vox%26Hops Use the Promo Code: VOXHOPS10 to save 10% off your entire purchase. Pitch Black North: https://www.pitchblacknorth.com/ Use the Promo Code: VOXHOPS15 to save 15% off your entire purchase. Heartbeat Hot Sauce: https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/ Use the Promo Code: VOXHOPS15 to save 15% off your entire purchase.
Pastor Erwin McManus kicks off Generosity Month at Mosaic with a new message on how you can use your God-given ability to create wealth. When we ask God to do more for us, he often responds by asking us to do more for others. In Deuteronomy, God lays out a framework to help us understand our capacity to generate wealth and the responsibility our wealth has to impact as many lives as possible. When we position ourselves with a heart of generosity, there's no limit to how God can move in our lives. If you're ready to move into a life of generosity, check out this message now!
Erwin Raphael McManus is a mind, life, and cultural architect and an award- winning author and artist. His books have sold over one million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. As a world-renowned communicator, McManus has spoken to millions of people in seventy countries on five continents in stadiums of up to one-hundred thousand people. His creative genius has resulted in consulting work with organizations spanning from the NFL to the Pentagon. He has spent the last thirty years advising and coaching CEOs, professional athletes, celebrities, billion-dollar companies, universities, and world-leaders, and is passionate about helping people destroy their internal limitations and unlock their personal genius. McManus is also recognized internationally for being the founder and lead pastor of Mosaic, a spiritual movement that has inspired millions worldwide. As well he coaches leaders, entrepreneurs, and communicators worldwide through McManus Mastermind as well as his groundbreaking work on The Seven Frequencies of Communications. Now welcoming his newest book Mind Shift, It Doesn't Take A Genius To Think Like One. In this episode we talk about: You are you own ceiling Reclaiming your power by taking responsibility Developing your internal structures Why developing your character helps bring you more joy The mind shifts that helps you live your fullest potential Focusing on who you are becoming Episode sponsor: The Podcast Playbook - Your Complete Step-By-Step Guide To Successfully Launch Your Podcast Without Overwhelm Find full show notes: https://ericalippy.com/erwin-mcmanus/ Find our guest at: Erwin McManus | Website, Instagram ,Facebook The Arena Buy his newest book: Mind Shift Learn The Art of Communication Follow me on Social Media: Your Host: @ericalippy Podcast: @passionlovepursuit YouTube PASSION LOVE PURSUIT PODCASTS: https://ericalippy.com/the-podcast/
You're reading this podcast description right now. But are you really paying attention? I mean, really tuned in?Or are you half reading and half thinking of your upcoming deadlines, a campaign that underperformed, and a plethora of other tasks, goals, and concerns?Actually being in the moment – and wringing the most we can get out of it – is so difficult during these modern times. Which is why I love a lesson in the podcast guest application for this episode's guest, “Stop running to stand still.”Sometimes we've got to get step off that treadmill and focus on being where we are.To hear the story behind that lesson, along with many more lesson-filled stories, I talked to Justine Greenwald, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Managing Director, Mosaic (https://www.mosaic.com/).Mosaic is an Acosta Group Agency. Privately held Acosta Group is 96 years old and serves 2,500 clients, including 60 billion-dollar brands.As Chief Creative Officer, Greenwald overseas the strategy, creative, and design departments – 65 people across North America.Stories (with lessons) about what she made in marketingSome lessons from Greenwald that emerged in our discussion:Award-winning work takes a lot of workIf you build it, they will comeFind fantastic mentorsDo good by the work and do good by your peopleStop running to stand stillDisconnect to create concepts that will connectRelated content discussed in this episodeGet the power of 10,000 marketing experiments. Play with MECLABS AI at MECLABS.com/AI (MECLABS is the parent organization of MarketingSherpa).Customer Experience: Take risks, fail early, and learn fast (podcast episode #32) (https://www.marketingsherpa.com/article/interview/customer-experience)The Conversion Heuristic Analysis: Overcoming the prospect's perception gap (https://marketingexperiments.com/conversion-marketing/episode-3-conversion-heuristic-analysis)Talking at Your Customers vs. Talking to Your Customers (https://marketingexperiments.com/email-marketing/talking-at-customers-vs-talking-to)Subscribe to our podcastThis article is distributed through the MarketingSherpa email newsletter (https://www.marketingsherpa.com/newsletters). Sign up for free if you'd like to get more episodes like this one.For more insights, check out...This podcast is not about marketing – it is about the marketer. It draws its inspiration from the Flint McGlaughlin quote, “The key to transformative marketing is a transformed marketer” from the Become a Marketer-Philosopher: Create and optimize high-converting webpages (https://meclabs.com/course/) free digital marketing course.Apply to be a guestIf you would like to apply to be a guest on How I Made It In Marketing, here is the podcast guest application – https://www.marketingsherpa.com/page/podcast-guest-application
Heavenly Father, we recognize that we live as fallen people in a fallen world. Yes, it's all because of our own rebellion and subordination of trying to reject your authority. Lord, we understand that we live in a world that is under the curse. Lord, in this world, we do experience suffering and pain and we experience trials and tempest. Sometimes life becomes tempestuous. Storms come. Lord, in those moments when the storms do come, I pray that you give us the power of the Holy Spirit to stand unflinching on the gospel and the word of God. That you are a great God, there's nothing outside of your control. You are sovereign and that you are good God. You love us and you long to bless us. Sometimes you bless us by protecting us from the storms.Sometimes the greatest blessing is your own presence and protection within the storm. Lord, I pray from the holy scriptures today, remind us that a fruit of the Holy Spirit is peace. That we are to be a people who are characterized, defined by peace, the tranquility of heart, despite the storms. Lord, when the winds of this world blow and they blow against us, I pray that we are not blown from one doctrine to another, but we stand fast and hold on to the anchor of our souls, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Lord, I pray that you bless our time in the holy scriptures and we pray all this in Christ's beautiful name. Amen. We are continuing our sermon series to the Gospel of Mark. We've entitled this, "The Gospel of Mark and The Secret of God's Kingdom."The title of the sermon on this communion Sunday is the Storm Calming King. One of the most accurate gauges for how strong your faith is, is to take an inventory of your current fears, anxieties, and worries. What worries you the most today? Perhaps the state of the economy or your own personal finances. How are we going to keep paying the bills? Perhaps it's inflation or politics or war or disease or perhaps you're more concerned about finding love or keeping love, about losing health or aging. For the wellbeing perhaps of your children, you're most concerned, or not measuring up intellectually, physically, financially. Or how about death? Do you experience fear when you consider death, of what it would mean to meet the living God?The Holy Word proclaims that God gave us the spirit not of fear, but of power and of love and of self-control. The spirit of fear is not from God. God doesn't want you living in a constant state of panic. Peace is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. So we are to be calm and cool, even in the face of storms. The most effective, sustainable way to counter our fears is with a greater fear, a fear of God, and to truly believe in God, to truly know Him as He is to fear Him. Our text today is Mark 4:35-41. Would you look at the text with me? "On that day when evening had come, he said to them, 'Let us go across to the other side.' And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat just as he was.And other boats were with him and a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat so that the boat was already filling, but he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And when they woke him up, they said to him, 'Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?' And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, 'Be still. Peace! Be still!' And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. He said to them, 'Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?' And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, 'Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?'" This is the reading of God's holy, inerrant, infallible, authoritative word. May he write these eternal truths upon our hearts.Three points as we walk our way through the text, a great storm, a great calm, and a great fear. First, a great storm. Jesus had called these disciples by coming to them and commanding them, "Follow me." His very first sermon, both to them and to everyone else, was the kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe. What he's saying is, "I am the king. I'm the king of everything. The way you enter my kingdom is repenting of sin and believing in me." Those are the two most important lessons of the Christian faith. This is how everything begins and this is how everything continues. Repent of your sin and believe and follow Jesus Christ.Then Jesus spends in chapter four, parable upon parable explaining to the disciples, trying and impress upon their hearts the importance of paying attention to God's word, of listening in a way that you actually hear and heed and obey the word of God. So after teaching his disciples lesson upon lesson and preaching, now comes the test. You've all taken tests. Are you a good test taker? What makes for a good test taker? Is it just the power of recall? It's more than that. It's the power of recall under pressure. In particular in a pop quiz, you weren't ready. Pop quiz, here we go. Do you know the information? Have you mastered it? We learn about truth, the truth about God and who we are from the Holy Book. Then we're called to apply this truth in real life.That's the real test. Can you apply the truth in real time? Often God does test our faith and he does so with sudden unexpected storms. Will your faith be blown off course? Usually, the storms come in the form of some pain, some suffering. Can you continue trusting God when the skies have darkened, when lightning strikes, when you feel like you're sinking? Can you trust God, believe in God when it matters most? So Jesus administers the test in Mark 4:35. "On that day," it says, "when evening had come, he said to them, 'Let us go across to the other side.'" On that day and in context, we see what happened on that day in Jesus' taxing life of ministry.The day started where he's casting out demons and then the Pharisees and the scribes of the Pharisees, they accused Jesus of doing the work he was doing by the power of Beelzebub or Satan himself. Jesus says, "No, you saying that is actually blasphemous." There's tensions. Whenever there's a conflict, whenever there's tension, there's all adrenaline pumped exhaustion. That's what Jesus went through. The second event of that day was when his mother and his brothers came to take Jesus by force almost. Then Jesus turns around and He looks at his disciples and He says, "Who's my mother? Who's my brothers? Who's my sisters? It's those that do the will of God." Then He spends all day preaching to the biggest crowd yet.There were so many people that He was forced to back off from the shore and start preaching from a boat using the boat as his pulpit. So after exhausting day of ministry in the hot sun, Jesus says, "Let us go across to the other side." The Greek tense reveals a note of urgency in Jesus' decisions to depart. Perhaps he's hit a wall physically where you just can't continue. He didn't have the physical strength to go on. So He tells the disciples, "Let's go out to sea." Whose idea was this? This is important to notice. Whose idea was it to get in the boat that evening and to go into the sea that night? It was Jesus' idea. It was Him taking them right into the storm almost as if it's a setup and it is.He's setting them up to test their faith. He loves them and He wants to strengthen their faith in God and fear of God. God does not promise that when we serve Him, when we obey Him, when we believe in Him that we're going to lead a life of smooth sailing. Jesus doesn't promise to protect us from experiencing storms. He promises to protect us in the midst of storms. The sermon of the Mount in chapter 7, verse 24, Jesus says this, "Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat on the house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house and it fell. Great was the fall of it." But notice in both of these paths, the people that obey God, the wise people and the people that disobeyed God, the foolish people, they both experience storms. The question isn't, "Are you going to experience a storm?" The question is, "Will your faith weather the storm?" Obedience to God takes them right into the heart of the storm, into the eye of the hurricane, so to speak. This shows us that service to Christ even does not exempt us from storms.The 12 disciples seem to be doing all the right things, forsaking everything, following him, listening to his teaching, growing in their faith, doing all He commands. They're as obedient as you'll find. Jesus says, "Let us go to the other side." The other side was predominantly the Gentile Decapolis, a region where most of the people there were Gentiles, they were pagans. They did not believe in Yahweh. So Jesus here is showing us that He's the prophet similar to Jonah being sent to the Gentiles except Jesus did it willingly. Verse 36, "And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat just as he was and other boats were with him." So He's been preaching in the boat and then He just goes to the back of the boat and to the stern, finds a cushion, and goes to sleep.What kind of boat was this? It was probably one of the ordinary 15-passenger boats, 26.5 feet long, 7.5 feet wide, 4.5 feet high, with a little platform in the stern that protected from the elements. Also, notice it says that other boats were with him. The other boats aren't mentioned later in the text. It does nothing to further the plot. Why is this detail here? Because it's just showing us this is eyewitness account as they remembered this detail. So Jesus is exhausted from his day, climbs into the back of the boat. The boat hoist sail and begins the five-mile trip across the lake. Verse 37. "And a great windstorm arose, and waves were breaking into the boat so that the boat was already filling."The sea of Galilee is about 700 feet below sea level and it's surrounded by mountains, by Mount Herman and the Eastern Shore. The mountains go up about 9,200 feet above sea level. So there's about a 10,000-foot difference between the top of the mountain and the bottom of the sea. What happens is cool air sometimes rushes from the top of the mountain down to the sea, which is warmer and it creates this thermal buildup. Tremendous storms, violent changes of weather were known in that area, come out of nowhere severe and treacherous. We know that God is creator of all things and He is the controller of the natural world and natural phenomena.This is also the God that once in a while, He tames or uses creation in order to provide salvation for His people. For example, when he's leading His people out of the exodus and they get to the Red Sea, an east wind was sent by God and dried up the waters. Already Mark has shown that Jesus is the Son of God. At His baptism, the heavens were torn open and the Holy Spirit comes down upon Jesus. God the Father speaks, "This is my son in whom I'm well pleased." Jesus has already proven that He's king over demonic by exercising demons. He's proven that He teaches with a new ring of authority as if it's His word, which it is. He heals the sick, which shows that He has power over sickness. Here Jesus shows us that He has power over creation, but not yet.He waits until the disciples are unnerved. A tempest arises. The waves are breaking into the boat and the boat is filling up with water. The verb translated breaking in is a strongly expressive verb, meaning literally hurled upon. The description of the storm reminds Biblical readers of the story of Jonah. Note the similarities between the two narratives. There's departure by boat, a violent storm at sea, a sleeping main character, badly frightened sailors, and a miraculous stealing related to the main character, and then a marveling response by the sailors. Even the vocabulary that's used is similar. We're about to die or the sea died down or they feared a great fear. But also, we have a significant difference between this text and the Jonah's story.Unlike Jonah, Jesus is not fleeing the will of God no matter how hard it is. No, He's actively involved in accomplishing God's will. Also, the disciples don't ask Jesus to pray to the Father. They go to Jesus directly. So they had faith that He could save them. That's why they're asking for the help. Jesus is greater than Jonah in that He has power over creation. So Jesus is more God than Jonah. Life storms are like this. The disciples had smooth sailing for a bit, and then out of nowhere, immediately a storm is upon them. In life, this happens often. Everything's fine and then you get that one phone call. What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? It means to be a learner and there are infinite lessons to learn. Sometimes those lessons are learned by reading.Sometimes those lessons are learned by weathering storms. Though the disciples were mostly oblivious to this in the moment, the terrifying storm was actually God's grace and teaching them more about God and more about God's power in their lives. Storms and hardship are an adversity, are essential in our spiritual development. God is a loving father. He does not give us a life without difficulties or trials or stresses or pain or suffering or setbacks or failure. Why? Because He wants us to be strong. He wants us to be as strong as possible in the faith. Verse 38, "And he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, 'Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?'"By the way, these are very experienced fishermen. Peter and Andrew had their own fishing business, and John and James had their own fishing business. They've seen storms, but here this one terrified them. So it must've been some storm. They're freaking out and they wake Jesus. There's a hint of resentment, of reproach as they rebuke him. It's almost as if they're mad at Jesus for allowing this situation. Jesus, we did all the right things. We did everything that you told us to do. Why would you allow this to happen in our life? Jonah, for example, Jonah's situation, yes, that storm was punishment for his disobedience, but they had been obedient. That's why they feel aggrieved. Jesus is in the stern. I love the detail that he's asleep on the cushion, climbs in there, just finds a pillow.He's like, "This one's for me," and just goes into comatose, so a nap, just a tremendous nap. By the way, be like Jesus once in a while, take a nap. There's something here that's majestic about this detail if you meditate on. Jesus, He did get exhausted in His human form. He's God incarnate, but in the human body, He's bone tired after an exhausting day of ministry. Even the storm couldn't wake Him up. In a moment from now, Jesus would calm the storm, but first, He slept in a weary body. Here we have a grand display of the opposites of weakness and omnipotence coalesced into harmony too magnificent to be the product of human imagination. No other religion, no other worldview, no other ideology comes even close to something.God incarnate, God becoming one of us, remaining fully God, yet fully human. There's something so reassuring here that Jesus knows the human experience from the inside. He's been through it. He knows what it's like to be human, and we know His sleep is intentional, thus the cushion. So He is completely in control. He controls the weather, therefore He could have foretold the weather. So this is all a setup. It really is a test. God loves saving at the very last moment, in the 11th hour, when the odds are insurmountable where it just seems impossible. So Israel, as they're coming out of Egypt and the Exodus, they get up to the Red Sea. You got the Egyptian army breathing down their neck. They're trapped, they're doomed.Then in the last hour, God saves them. Or Gideon's army or Sarah or Ruth or widow loses her son or even Lazarus. Jesus goes to Lazarus' funeral and they're like, "Why are you here? If you came a little sooner, you could have healed him. Why are you here? It's too late." It wasn't too late. Jesus resurrects him. Jesus sleeping here indicates His calm trust in God. Psalm 4:8 says, "In peace, I will both lie down and sleep for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." The disciples call out that Jesus as they're awakening Him. They call him teacher or rabbi. Rabbi's been teaching them and they don't realize that the rabbi's continuing to teach them. They cry out, "We're perishing, we're about to die."This verb, the identical form in the Septuagint and the Greek translation of the Hebrew is used in the Jonah story. Then the crux of their question is, "Do you not care? Do you not care?" The question uses the negative particle in the Greek, ou. It's asked in a way that makes clear. They think they know He cares, but at this moment, they're not sure. "Jesus, you care, right? Jesus, you care for us, don't you?" That's what they're saying. I think we've all felt this. We've all had moments in life where it feels like God just disappears. God just hid His face or it feels like God is asleep and they're crying out, "Lord, save us. We're about to die, we're overwhelmed, we're crushed."Worry in our lives comes from either forgetting the power of Jesus over the storm that He is great, or doubting his commitment to us in the storm that He's good. We either doubt that He's great or we either doubt that He's good. In those moments, I'd like you to remember three things. First, realize that feelings of anxiety or fear, trepidation, those are natural, but we are not to trust in our feelings. Our feelings are fallible. The size of the waves and the fury of the wind and the sight of the water accumulating at the bottom of the boat, the boat is sinking deeper and deeper into the water, into the lake. All of this makes the disciples almost forget everything they've learned about Jesus. J. C. Ryle says this, "Sight, sense, and feeling make even believers very poor theologians."Here you got the theology of what's happening in that moment, in that storm, when all the theologists throw out the window. We have to pause, we got to meditate, because right now, here and now we are not in a storm. It's times of peace in which we need to study God's word and not just learn the truth, but embody the truth. Where the truth becomes so much part of us that we understand that God is in control. At this moment, you could have said to the disciples, "Hey, do you really suppose that God's plan for the world is going to come to an end in some unforeseen accident? Do you really suppose that the Messiah Himself would drown as He's crossing the sea of Galilee?"Couldn't they see that no boat ferrying the son of God, no boat carrying the savior of the world was going to sink? Couldn't they see that high as those waves were deep as the water was getting in the boat, as wild as the winds were, there was no safer spot in the world than being in that boat with Jesus Christ? Faith knows that God is sovereign, but sight forgets it often. At these moments, we are to walk by faith and not by sight. Meaning don't just judge everything you see physically, but what do you see with the eyes of your soul, with your faith? Second, salvation isn't always from circumstances but through. We'll get to that in the second point.Then third, even when you feel like you're drowning, even when you feel like everything is falling apart, you are sinking, just dismantling of everything, at those moments, it's okay to run to Jesus and wake Him up. No matter how much He was enjoying that nap. Have you ever had a nice nap and then someone awakens you? What's your first reaction? I know what mine is. It's irritation. You're just groggy. Jesus doesn't get irritated for them waking Him up. He is grieved by their lack of faith, by their lack of trust, but He doesn't rebuke them for their fretting cries for help. In these moments, we are to remember that when we run to God, when we cry out to Him honestly, from the depth of our soul, He hears those pleas and He will answer. So Jesus is awakened.This brings us the second point of great calm, verse 39. "And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, 'Peace! Be still!' And the wind ceased and there was a great calm." So He says to the sea, "Silence, peace." Then he says, "Be still." That's the same verb that's used in chapter 1, verse 25 where Jesus casts out a demon. He tells the demon, "Be still", but in the Greek, it's more than that. It's be muzzled, or one translator says, "Shut up." He's telling the storm to do what He says because He's king over the storm. He doesn't rescue them from the storm, but He stills the storm itself. Only the one who had initially created the sea and the wind, it's only His place to rebuke the storm and the storm and the wind's instant obedience show us who's in control.It's God himself that's in that boat. It's Jesus Christ, the creator. In Him all things were created, through Him all things were created. He's also the redeemer. It's significant that when Jesus lends his authority to His disciples to go cast out demons and do miracles, He never gives them power over creation itself, over nature itself. That power belongs to the Son of God, king over the natural world. When the authors of the Psalms reflect on the fact that God doesn't just help us in the storms, He also sends us those storms. Psalm 46, for example, the Psalmist says, "God is our refuge and strength and ever present help in trouble. Though the waters roar and foam." Psalm 65 says, "He stilled the roaring of the seas and the roaring of their waves." Then it says, "There was a great calm."That's the same verb that's used for the calming of the sea in the Jonas' story. Remember the other boats, there were other boats with them? Well, the text doesn't say anything else about those boats, but that detail shows us that the calming of the storm wasn't just for the salvation or preservation of these disciples, but also, it was a miracle of mercy in a wider scale. Psalm 107:23-32 is an incredible parallel passage to meditate on. Some went down to the sea in ships doing business on the great waters. They saw the deeds of the Lord, His wondrous works in the deep. For he commanded and raised the stormy wind which lifted up the waves of the sea. They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths. Their courage melted away in their evil plight.They reeled and staggered like drunken men and were at their wits' end. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters are quiet and he brought them to their desired haven. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man. Let them extol him in the congregation of the people and praise him in the assembly of the elders." Whenever you are experiencing a storm in life, let us never forget that with the Lord Jesus Christ, everything can change in a second. With the Lord Jesus Christ, nothing is impossible. No stormy sins are so strong that He can't tame them or He can't save us from them.No conscience is so disturbed that He can't speak peace to it and make it come. No despair is so deep that it can't be replaced with unspeakable joy. No sinner, not even one is beyond the reach of our savior. Christ can speak so to any stormy soul, "Peace! Be still!" Scripture says, "Greater is he that is in us than he who is in the world." Matthew 4:40, He said to them, "Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?" After conquering the external threat of the storm, Jesus turns to the internal threat. This is His follower's unbelief. After rebuking the storm, He now rebukes His disciples and He says to them, "Why are you so afraid?" The word for afraid here is deilos, which means cowardly. So Jesus here is rebuking them for their cowardice, for their timidity, for their lack of courage.They challenge Jesus by saying, "Don't you care?" Now He's challenging them by saying, "Why are you so cowardly? Why are you such cowards?" By the way, what would your answer be if you were the disciples? We almost died, Jesus. That's why we were cowardly. We were almost dead, wiped out. Yes, you are the God of the world we know, but in that moment, come on. There's a reason for it. So why is Jesus calling it out? What He's doing is He's pointing out that a secondary fear has become a primary fear on their hierarchy of fear. He says, "Why are you so afraid? Why are you so cowardly?" Meaning you are afraid of something more than God. You fear something more than God. What was that in their case?Perhaps suffering, perhaps pain, perhaps drowning, perhaps death itself. They fear death itself more than fearing the God that was in the boat and that's why they rebuked Him. The Lord rebukes cowardice. Here are a few points just to point out. As believers, we are to grow in courage. This is what it means to be encouraged. God infuses courage in our hearts. Sometimes for that courage to grow, we need a nice rebuking and Jesus Christ rebukes his disciples. If you have a Jesus that never rebukes you for anything, that's not the Jesus of reality, that's not the real Jesus. If you have a God that never contradicts anything you do, never calls you to repentance, never calls you to change, you don't have a God that's the real God of reality.The real God does rebuke and we are to look to scripture for training and for teaching and for encouragement and edification. But we are look through the scripture and say, "Lord, rebuke me. Teach me where I need to change." Proverbs 24:10 says, "If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small." This is what Jesus is rebuking them for. The Lord's sleep did not only show His very natural weariness, it also showed His tranquil faith. He did not doubt that God is sovereign. Here Mark shows that faith and fear are mutually exclusive in scripture. It was because of their lack of faith that they feared that they were about to drown. So it was for a lack of faith that they are rebuked. The command and scripture that has reiterated more than any other is do not fear.Jesus says, "Why are you afraid? And then have you still no faith? Don't you have faith yet?" Here Christ is showing that He, God, takes our craving and fear as a personal insult. Where is your faith, disciples? Is it in me? If it isn't me, I'm right here. I didn't go anywhere. I was right there with you the whole time. So we need to hear from time to time from our savior that our faithless ways, especially in light of the Lord's demonstration over and over years in our lives of his faithfulness, our faithlessness is inexcusable. It's actually a sin that we must repent of and put to death. There is no excuse for us to not understand that when we experience troubles and trials and storms of life, it's because God allowed them in our life. They passed through His hands.If He is for us, then who can be against us? So we need this rebuke and the rebuke itself is a powerful encouragement that we can grow more courageous. We can grow out of our cowardly ways and we can become deeper believers. In our passage, faith seems to have two aspects. On the one hand, it's a trust like Jesus. Here He is exuding a basic confidence in God's provident care. On the other hand, faith is also trust in Jesus. By the end of our passage, faith has come to mean a perception of who He really is, His cosmic stature. He is the son of God and the conviction that nothing bad can ultimately happen to the person who was with Him. In this text, we see this progression that Jesus moves just from being an example for our faith to actually being the object of our faith.Isaiah 45:6 and 7, "I am the Lord and there is no other. I form light and create darkness. I make wellbeing and create calamity. I'm the Lord who does all these things." I want to walk you through Psalm 23, one of my favorite psalms, one of our favorite psalms, one of the most famous ones. I want to show you that all of these truths are right there in that psalm and just show you that transformation is promised when we keep trusting the Lord. Psalm 23:1, "The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me besides still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake." Unfortunately, a lot of people believe that's where the faith ends. You come to the Lord.He's your shepherd and He's going to take you in bucolic green pastures, delicious running water. He takes care of all your needs. That's awesome. No, that's just the beginning and then the story continues. Verse four, "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they come from me." How in the world did we end up from green pastures... Bucolic running water is tremendous. How do we go from there to a valley of the shadow of death? The shepherd led him there. The good shepherd led him into the valley of death. God loves us and bad things happen. Both are true. Jesus was perfect and bad things happened to Him.David here, he doesn't fear that despite seeing only shadows, experiencing near death, he takes comfort in the fact that the shepherd is close. The shepherd has been leading me. He continues to lead me and He will surely lead me through and out. Jesus doesn't always lead us around danger or protect us from danger. Sometimes He leads us into green pastures. Sometimes it's into danger and sometimes He protect us by means of danger. Perhaps the valley of shadow of death was to train David, to learn, to grow in wisdom, to not go through bigger valleys, deeper valleys of shadow of death. He allows us to experience present pain often to protect us from future pain.In verse three, "He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil." So the path of righteousness sometimes goes through green pastures and often it goes through valleys of death. Most importantly, David didn't lose sight of the shepherd. I just want to point out that his relationship deepened with the shepherd after going through the valley of the shadow of death. Look at how he changes the way he addresses the good shepherd. In verse two, "He makes me lie down. He leads me besides still waters." Verse three, "He restores my soul." Verse four, "Even though I walk through the valley of shadow death, I will fear no evil for..." It doesn't say he, it's no longer he. It's for you are with me.Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil and my cup over overflows. His relationship with his shepherd changed. It became more personal, it became more real. God became more present, and this is the universal experience of God's people. If you ask a believer, "At what times in your life did you experience the presence of God like never before?", and they will no doubt tell you a time when they had to walk through a valley of the shadow of death. Charles Spurgeon said, "I've learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages." God doesn't always shield us from danger, but He shields us in the danger, sometimes with the danger and leads us through it all.Sometimes He does it all so that we get a cup that overflows with comfort for others. Sometimes He sends us affliction so that we learn to be comforted to pass through the affliction and then we become even more useful instruments in His hands to comfort others. 2 Corinthians 2:3-6 says, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer."What a difference it would've made if the disciples had exercised faith that night. Imagine if they got a take two. Jesus, let's do this again. We are terrible at that first pop quiz. This is awful, but imagine if the next storm, all of a sudden, Jesus is in the cushion. They were like, "Jesus, we know what you're doing." All the storm comes, it's filling up. I'd be standing right next to Peter. Peter would be the wild man. Just be fishing off the boat, just enjoying it, just maniacal smile, laughter. All of a sudden, the suffering, the storm turns into an adventure. No matter what, I'm in the hands of God. No matter what, until Jesus says we are invincible, we are immortal until our job is done. Imagine being brought to the brink of death but preserved. That would've been the gift of a deepened faith.Point three is a great fear. In verse 41, it says, "They were filled with great fear and said to one another, 'Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?'" They were filled with the great fear. That's the same idiom that's used in the Jonah's story when the sailors saw the power of God. Here Jesus' great authority leaves them in awe. The word for fear here is different than the previous word for afraid. The word for fear here is phobos, which is the proper response to a manifestation of the divine. They see that God is with them. Whereas the other word, deilos was cowardly. It was reprehensible because they didn't trust in the Lord. The disciples respond to Jesus' question about their cowardice with another question, "Who is this with us in the boat?"Well, who is this? This is the Messiah. This is the Son of God, the one that Moses promised in Deuteronomy 18. He said, "A greater prophet is coming after me. Obey him." The idea here has been magnified. Magnified because obedience is rendered to Jesus, not just by people, but even by creation itself. Even the wind, even the sea, they obey Him and leaving the disciples stunned. If the storms obey Him, if the sea obeys Him, if the wind obeys Him, then who are we to disobey Him? That's the sentiment here. Who are we to defy Him? This is the fear that they're experiencing. He is creator. We are creation and they stand in fear and on reverence of Christ. Do you stand in a right relationship with your creator? That right relationship must include a healthy respect for God.You can fear God without loving Him. That's what the demons do. They fear God. They know God but they don't love God. But you can't love God without fearing Him. To truly love Him is to truly know who He is and to truly know who He is to fear Him. What is the fear of the Lord? It's not just pure dread, it's not just shrinking back from Him in terror. You can obey God because you're terrified of him or terrified of the consequence. But if that's the only reason why you obey, then you don't really know God either because God is a loving God. He is God the Father. We are to fear God in the sense that we are to fear offending Him, displeasing or grieving Him. Therefore, our relationship must not be glib or flippant. We are to fear His rebuke more than just respect or reverence.The word does use the word fear. In Exodus chapter 20, Moses comes down from the mountain given the 10 commandments of God. The people see this. They see that God has been with Moses. Moses has been with God, and they say, "Moses, don't have God speak to us. You speak to us." They're in trepidation. Then this is what Moses says in Exodus 20, "Do not fear for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin." Do not fear but fear. What is he saying? He's saying, "Do not fear approaching God for mercy. Do not fear looking at the 10 commandments and realizing that you have transgressed the commandments." What are we to do? We deserve the infinite eternal condemnation of God upon ourselves for rebelling, for insubordination.Here Moses says, "Do not fear coming to God for mercy." This is what Christ says. Do not fear coming to the cross asking God for forgiveness. But once you do receive Jesus Christ as savior, recognize that He's also your Lord. As you approach this God, we are to fear kindling His wrath against sin. We are to fear His rebuke. Psalm 25:14 says, "The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him and he makes known to them his covenant." It's incredible that the Lord would offer His friendship, but this is what the Lord's saying. He's like, "I would rather just be friends." This is why I tell my kids. I got four daughters. I hate the rebuking. I hate the discipline part. I hate that. I hate that. Can't you just do what I say first time?What I want to say is can't you just know what I want you to do? Can you just read my mind? Haven't we been together long enough and then we can just be friends? We can just hang out. This is what God is saying. He's like, "Do I want to stand over you and tell you what to do?" I want the word to be planted in you so that you don't just learn these truths, but you embody the truths and then your relationship with the Lord is a relationship of friendship. Martin Luther made a distinction between servile fear and filial fear. Servile comes from Latin servus, which means slave, and fillus means son. He says, "Sometimes people have the servile fear of God where they're just slaves and they never understand the relationship with God as children."Luther is thinking of a child who has tremendous respect and love for his father or mother and who dearly wants to please them. Hebrews 10:31 says, "It's a fearful thing to fall in the hands of the living God." It is, and this is why we need Christ. So we don't fall into the hands of God's wrath. But also, once we are forgiven, it's like we are in the hands of God the Father and still a very fearful thing to be held lovingly by these same hands. Psalm 130:1-4, "Out of the depths, I cry to you, O Lord. O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you, there is forgiveness that you may be feared."That last verse is fascinating. With you is forgiveness that you may be feared. Why include fear with forgiveness? Well, because you begin to understand what it took for forgiveness to be procured. It took the cross of Jesus Christ. The bloody cross was the terrible price for our sin, for our disobedience. We have broken God's commandments. We deserve His eternal wrath. Yet God sends Jesus Christ to the cross, Jesus Christ, fully obedient who did the will of God from the heart perfectly. This same Jesus goes to cross to pay the penalty for our lawbreaking. On the cross, what does Jesus say? He says, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? I'm perishing. God the Father, why are you allowing me to perish?"God the Father allows the son to perish so that we do not. What do the disciples say? We're perishing. Do you not care? What does Jesus say with His life? How long until you truly believe that I have come so you do not perish. I have come to perish so that you'll be saved. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, so that whosoever believes in Him, in Jesus would not perish but have eternal life. The good shepherd is the one that lays down His life for His sheep. Friends, hell is real. It's reality. The lake of fire is real and the condemnation is for eternity. The suffering is for eternity. Jesus Christ came to save us from the ultimate storm of God's judgment, which is hell. The cross of Jesus Christ is as close of a glimpse of hell that true believers will ever get.That's hell, God the Son experiencing it. Why? So that we would never have to. All we have to do is turn to Him, turn from sin, repent and believe. What is the storm? The storm is an expression of the curse. The curse was pronounced upon all creation when the first Adam sinned and fell. The ground was cursed and the fabric of creation was disordered and chaotic and became dangerous. Then Jesus is second Adam, the God man came to make His blessings flow as far as the curse is found. He did what the first Adam did not do. Jesus kept covenant with God perfectly. He obeyed. He bled and He died and the curse fell on him. It was etched into Him and the storm of divine wrath engulfed Him and there was no peace for Him.Galatians 3:13, "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: 'Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.'" The disciples were afraid that they would perish that night. They didn't understand that Jesus came to give them life and life eternal. He would perish that they might live and that's why He came to give us life at the cost of His own. The final question is, who really got woken up in the story? Who really got awakened? We see the disciples trying to wake Jesus up. They wake Jesus up. At the end, it's the disciples that got awakened. They're like, "Who is this? We're in the presence of God Himself." They fear Him with a good godly fear. If you fear God, there's nothing else to fear.If God is number one in your hierarchy of fears, there's nothing else to fear. There's no one else to fear. This is how we fight lesser fear, secondary fears. We fight them with the greatest fear, fear of God that displaces all the others. Matthew 10:28, "And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell." This is the Jesus that we worship. This is the Jesus that we follow. He didn't have to save our souls, but He did. He's a good God. If you're not sure where you stand before God today, if you're not sure if you die today where you'll spend eternity, today in your heart of hearts, cry out to Jesus Christ, "Lord Jesus, do you not care?"He will respond, "Of course, I care. Look at the cross. Look at my death, my burial and my resurrection and my ascension." The moment you repent, the moment you believe, you are saved and you are given eternal life. One of our favorite hymns that we sing at Mosaic is Amazing Grace. We sing in particular when people get baptized. If you've not been baptized a believer, let us know. We can't wait to baptize you and then sing the song. In the song, it goes like this. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found. Was blind, but now I see. It was grace that taught my heart to fear. And grace, my fears relieved. How precious did the grace appear the hour I first believed?I'll close with Psalm 42:7-11 before we transition to holy communion. "Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls. All your breakers and your waves have gone over me. By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night, his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life. I say to God, my rock, 'Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning, because of the oppression of the enemy?' As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me all the day long, 'Where is your God? Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.'"Well, we celebrate holy communion at Mosaic every first Sunday of the month. We celebrate holy communion as it was commanded to us by our Lord and Savior that we are to do this in remembrance of him. For whom is holy communion? It is only for repentant believers in Jesus Christ. If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, if you're not a Christian, if you're not a follower of Christ, we ask that you refrain from this part of the service. It'll do nothing for you. Instead, meditate on what you've heard. Or if you today repent of your sins and you become a Christian, you're welcome to partake. Then if you are a believer living in known unrepentant sin, please refrain from this part of the service. Instead, take time to repent and pray.If you haven't received the elements and would like to, raise your hand and one of the ushers will bring them to you. Would you please pray with me over holy communion? Lord Jesus, we thank you that you gave us this ordinance to remember your suffering, bread that you said is to remind us of your broken body. Your body was truly broken. You suffered on that cross and the cup was given to us to remind us of your blood, the blood of the Holy Lamb of God that was shed for us in order to make atonement for our sins, provide a way for salvation. Jesus, bless our time in holy communion now. We take this moment to repent of sin. We repent of pride. We repent of selfishness. We repent of our own desire to be our own gods, to define good and evil as we deem.We repent of transgressing your commandments. We repent of not loving you with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind and not loving our neighbor itself. Lord, we pray that you give us grace and mercy and pray that you forgive us and also give us grace to empower us, to fear you above all else, and to not be cowardly, to truly grow in our courage in particular when we testify to the world of your name. Bless our time in the holy communion. Now we pray this in Christ's name, amen. 1 Corinthians 11:23 says, "For I received from the Lord what I also deliver to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.'In the same way also, he took the cup after supper, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant of my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.' For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill and some have died. But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world."If this is your first time partaking communion with us, there's two lids, one at the top to open the cup and then one at the bottom to get the bread. On the night that Christ was betrayed, He took the bread and after breaking it, He said, "This is my body broken for you. Take, eat, and do this in remembrance of me." He then proceeded to take the cup and He said, "This cup is the cup of the new covenant of my blood, which is poured out for the sins of many. Take, drink, and do this in remembrance of me." Heavenly Father, we thank you for our time of spiritual nourishment from the richness of your holy scriptures.Lord, we pray that these lessons that we learned don't just stay in our minds, but we pray that they set roots into our hearts and that we become a people who are not just hearers of the word but doers of the word, because we embody the word. Lord Jesus, we thank you that you God incarnate, you showed us what it means to truly live a life of obedience to you and service to people, love to you and love toward people. Lord, we do fear you and we pray that you deepen our fear of you.As we grow and fear of you, I pray, Lord, that we become more effective servants for you, courageously proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ to all who would hear. Give us opportunities even this week to go and to share the good news, to share the fact that anyone who repents of sin and turns to Christ is forgiven, is given eternal life, and is welcome into an eternal kingdom, a kingdom that will stand the test of time and no storms will shake. We pray all this in Christ's holy name, amen.
Episode 84 Jennifer Kesse 24 year old Jennifer Kesse vanished in Orlando, Florida on January 24th ,2006. People that knew Jennifer best, right away were concerned, because Jennifer was an organized professional who would never go off on a whim. Her car, a black 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was missing from it's parking spot in front of her condo in the up and coming Mosaic at Millenia condo complex. On January 26th, after seeing the news of Jennifer's disappearance on the news, someone called in a tip that her car could be found at the Huntington on the Green Condominiums, about a mile from her home. Police went to the scene and verified that her car was indeed parked at the seedy Huntington on the Green Condominiums, about a mile from her home, but there was no sign of Jennifer. Police caught a break when they reviewed grainy surveillance photos of the car being parked there, and they were shocked to see that Jennifer was not the person who exited the vehicle. Instead, they could see that a slim person, possibly a male standing between 5ft3 and 5ft5 had parked the card and left on foot. Unfortuately, a fence in the surveillance photos obstructed the view of the driver's face. Dogs tracked the scent from Jennifer's car right back to her condo development leading to suspisions that the person who likely abducted her had walked back to Jennifer's condo complex, and perhaps had reason to be there. It came to light that Jennifer had been wary of some men who were working at her condo complex in the days before she vanished. Police tried to investigate some of those men, but ran into hurdles when they found that the company that employed them did not keep proper records, sometimes paid under the table, and often hired people that were in the country illegally. One tip led to a man named Chino who had worked at the apartment complex. While he may have had information about what happened to Jennifer, he reportedly cooperated with investigators. Jennifer's case eventually went cold but became a popular one in the media and on online discussion forums. Jennifer's family, feeling that things were at a standstill and feeling underwhelmed by the investigation, sued the Orlando PD in order to obtain case files and have the case re-investigated by another agency. It's unclear exactly what clues there are to go in, but reportedly, there was evidence that there may have been a struggle on the hood of Jennifer's car, and DNA may have been recovered. As of today, it's unclear how much progress is being made if any in Jennifer's case, and no sign of Jennifer herself has ever been found. In this episode, Jennifer's uncle Bill Gilmour, who wrote a book about the case and aftermath, is the guest in this episode, and shares his and the rest of Jennifer's family's insights. When she vanished, Jennifer was described as being 5ft8, 135 lbs, and having Green eyes and sandy blonder hair. She had a shamrock tattoo on her left hip. If you have information about Jennifer's case, please call the Jennifer Kesse tipline at 941-201-4009. To learn more about the case, and the work her family is doing to try and find answers, visit their website. To listen to this episode ad-free and get access to other podcast benefits, consider an AbJack Insider subscription. To contact the podcast or learn more about the cases we discuss visit: Missingpersonspodcast.com Follow us on Social media on Facebook or Twitter
Author Peter Janney who's father was a CIA Operative, explains in his book "Mary's Mosaic" that the CIA has altered American History and has eliminated many that have stood in their way including President John F. Kennedy and his mistress Mary Pinchot MeThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3589860/advertisement
After years of acrimony, several recent meetings between Israeli and Turkish leaders seemed to suggest the possibility of a gradual thaw in relations between the two most powerful nations in the Middle East. Such a reconciliation, combined with a growing relationship with the Arab states in the Gulf, might have firmed up an alliance structure in the region powerful enough to deter Iran and its many proxies. The Hamas massacre on October 7 has thrown a wrench into that possibility. Senior Hamas operatives live in Turkey and operate there under its protection. On October 11, Erdogan criticized the “shameful methods” that Israel used to strike Hamas targets. On October 25, he disputed the idea that Hamas is a terrorist organization at all, calling them instead mujahadeen—soldiers engaged in jihad. On October 27, he called Israel a war criminal and a pawn of the West. Ambassadors in both nations have been recalled. Are relations doomed to degrade further? Can they be rescued? Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak is a longtime observer of Turkey based at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security and also at the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University. In June 2022, he wrote an essay in Mosaic looking at Israeli-Turkish relations. Here, he speaks with Mosaic editor Jonathan Silver to look at that question in the wake of October 7. Musical selections in this podcast are drawn from the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, op. 31a, composed by Paul Ben-Haim and performed by the ARC Ensemble.
Fr. Ron has our reflection today.Check our App Blog or Website for the ALL SOULS MASS and Mosaic that will be available after noon CST. MUSICI Know that my Redeemer Lives by Beyond Stillness (instrumental)I Know that my Redeemer Lives by Scott Soper (vocal)We Remember by GIA Publications
On this episode of the Mosaic Moment Director of Mosaic, Jasmine Stoughton, sits down with Sara Nichols, Environment and Economic Development Director at the Land-of-Sky Regional Council, to share her experience testifying before Congress. Get a behind the scenes look at what goes into a Congressional hearing from the perspective of an expert witness. Watch the Congressional hearing and read Sara Nichols's written testimony here. Follow Mosaic on Twitter. Follow PPI on Twitter.
This episode of Living Myth begins with recent scientific research showing how having purpose can lower levels of stress and contribute to longevity for older people. Michael Meade suggests that in troubled times finding a genuine purpose is also necessary for young people who can easily become discouraged and despairing about life. The ancient Greek term telos refers to the kind of purpose that gives us, not simply a sense of aim, but the potential for fulfillment. Connecting to that kind of inherent purpose gives us a deeper sense of self and also a capacity to respond spontaneously to critical turning points in life. A true life purpose is not an optional choice or an outline of goals we might accomplish, but rather something inherent and expectant seeded within each heart and soul. In that sense, being purposeful does not simply mean being goal oriented, but being connected to the inner meaning and core pattern of our self and soul. Finding a genuine purpose gives us a sense of being centered and dwelling deeply within our true self, while also being more able to respond spontaneously to a rapidly changing world. Whether the awakening to genuine purpose happens as part of a longevity process for older people or appears as the beginning of a meaningful life for young people, facing great uncertainty, finding and living our soul's purpose is the way that each of us, in our own way, can contribute to the making and shaping of the next version of the world. Thank you for listening to and supporting Living Myth. You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his new free online event “Living in a Time of Overwhelm” that on Thursday, November 16. Register and learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. You can further support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Members receive bonus episodes each month, access to the full archives of over 580 episodes and a 30% discount on all events, courses and book and audio titles. Learn more and join this community of listeners at patreon.com/livingmyth. If you enjoy this podcast, we appreciate you leaving a review wherever you listen and sharing it with your friends. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you well during this challenging and uncertain times and thank you for your support of our work.
“Development has been a hot topic for us. We've launched our first programme for our more junior members of the team. A series of learning sessions about Mosaic, about Lloyds, about the marketplace, about the insurance industry in general”, says Claire. “The beauty of being part of an organisation with great growth plans is that we want to make sure that our younger members of the team can grow with us and that there are opportunities for them.”Claire shares her career trajectory – from 10 years with Accenture in to the insurance industry. She gives insight in to her HR and people leadership roles with some of the best-known insurance brands – WTW and Gallagher – and the opportunity to drive the culture and people agenda at Mosaic Insurance. Launched in 2021, Mosaic is a global speciality insurer, headquartered in Bermuda operating from Lloyd's of London with hubs in the US, Canada, Germany, UAE and Singapore. “We're looking to hit the $500 million worth of gross written premium this year. It's a real accelerated growth story from a standing start during a very difficult time.”Claire highlights the bold, entrepreneurial culture that has driven the growth. “It's an easy thing to say, but our culture is a critical part of our model and our growth story. Our co-CEOs recently said that Mosaic doesn't have a culture. It is a culture.”“We write proprietary business. Our model means that we are underwriters for underwriters. When clients and partners are trusting you to deploy their capital in that way, it's very important that they trust the expertise and the partnership they have with us and our people.” Claire goes on to explain the ownership model, where all colleagues receive an equity stake in the business. “It leads to an alignment of everyone's interest and purpose.” Claire emphasizes the three core values of being bold, working together and having fun. “It's incredibly important that they can see what the Mosaic culture is, what a Mosaic person is and our three core values shine through every day. If you're looking for a structured 9 to 5 day, Mosaic is not the place for you. It's a very empowering place. We aspire to be very entrepreneurial. We want to identify ourselves in a unique way.”Claire gives her advice to senior insurance leaders coming for interview “Do your homework and understand our model. Really Understand what we're trying to be and how we are intending to be different, the growth plans we have. This is a roll your sleeves up kind of organisation.”She shares her thought on how insurance industry people leaders can attract high-performers in to their respective organisations and discusses her mantra of ‘attitude over aptitude'. As for two key lessons her career journey has taught her, Claire says“When something doesn't go your way and you're angry and we want to have a bit of a rant, write it and save it. Come back and reread it or even sleep on it. Then either send it or reword it. I would bet that often you'll just delete it. My second is, ‘it's good to talk'. Sometimes it's so much easier and much more efficient to get things done by just tapping someone on a shoulder or calling them up.”In conclusion, Claire urges us to embrace change. “Life, careers and organisations, they're not a straight line. If you embrace change and take risk, then you can reap rewards. There can be some exciting outcomes. Be brave and be bold to coin some phrases from Mosaic.”Connect with Claire Eeles on LinkedIn or find out more about Mosaic Insurance. The Insurance Coffee House Podcast is hosted by
On this episode, when we first put this together, our guest Scott Welch indicated that we could pick the topics of discussion, as long we didn't involve how quantum physics works. We agreed. So instead, we chat about the aspects of the music business, from Artificial Intelligence, to touring, to managing acts, and how artists need to take control of their careers. In other words, we take a peek behind the curtain, and chat about all things regarding the music biz! Scott Welch is a highly accomplished individual with a diverse range of experiences in the music industry, entertainment sector, and technology ventures. He currently serves as the President of Scott Welch Management Inc, where he oversees the careers of various talented artists and provides consulting services to multiple Nashville-based music technology companies. In addition to managing acts, Scott also offers his expertise to influential companies such as Soundstripe, Single Music, Eva, Giggs and AtoZ Sports. In recognition of their outstanding contributions, these four companies were nominated for the prestigious 2022 Nashville Entrepreneur Center's NEXT Awards, with three of them emerging as Winners. Scott's involvement in the entertainment industry expands beyond music and serves on the board of directors of Wherever TV, a publicly traded television company. These roles demonstrate his commitment to supporting and nurturing diverse ventures in the entertainment realm. Among his notable achievements, Scott is an integral part of the team responsible for building the highly anticipated Game of Thrones attraction in Las Vegas, Nevada, in partnership with HBO and Caesars Entertainment. Scheduled to open in 2024, this attraction promises an immersive experience for fans of the renowned television series. Furthermore, he is involved in the development of another exciting venture called XPERIA, set to open in September 2023 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. With these projects, Scott showcases his passion for creating captivating experiential attractions on a global scale. Prior to his current endeavors, Scott managed the careers and development of numerous multi-platinum recording artists. Icons such as Alanis Morissette, LeAnn Rimes, Steve Perry, Paula Abdul, Collective Soul, and C&C Music Factory flourished under his guidance. Notably, Alanis Morissette's debut album, "Jagged Little Pill," achieved remarkable success, becoming the largest-selling debut album in history, with over 36 million records sold worldwide. This monumental achievement earned the album seven Grammy Awards, in addition to various accolades and critical acclaim. Scott's expertise extends to his previous role as a partner at Mosaic Media Group, where He worked with renowned artists and celebrities across music, film, and television. Notable clients included Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls, Seal, Jim Carrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Vince Vaughn, among many others. At Mosaic, Scott also had the opportunity to oversee Dick Clark Productions and manage the music publishing catalogs of esteemed artists such as ZZ TOP and Aerosmith. Through his involvement with Mosaic, Scott contributed significantly to the growth and success of various high-profile entertainment Ventures. Furthermore, Scott played a pivotal role in the pioneering days of digital music with his involvement in MP3.com. As part of the team that launched the website, he contributed to its initial public offering (IPO), which raised an impressive $370 million, making it the largest technology IPO at the time. Scott's forward-thinking approach also led him to invest in and advise the development of StubHub, the first online secondary ticketing company. 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