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Panel Up!
May the Panel be with You 003 - Star Wars (1977) #3

Panel Up!

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 62:42


We continue our coverage of Marvel's retelling of A New Hope. We sense a disturbance in the art consistency, as if a thousand faces shouted out from the same character and could never settle on one despite having actor likenesses to work off of. Except Tarkin. He looks great every time.

Colin's Last Stand: KnockBack
#253 | Star Wars: A New Hope

Colin's Last Stand: KnockBack

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 119:07


Over the five years we've been recording KnockBack, we've intentionally gone out of our way not to talk about A New Hope. It's an especially peculiar decision, considering the first-ever episode of KnockBack is about The Empire Strikes Back, the film that would follow it. But we wanted to get 2023 into gear with something positive and fun, a topic we can bring a lot of energy to, and we've finally succumbed: It's time to chat about 1977's original Star Wars film. But we do things a little differently, because this is probably the most-worn-out property to focus on, especially at this point. So instead of talking about the story, the main characters, and more, we discuss all we love in the negative space: The Jawas and the Sandcrawler, Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, the Imperial officers and that dope meeting room, TIE Fighter Pilots and Death Star Gunners, and on and on and on. Some may call us nothing more than mindless philosophers, but we think this is perfect fodder for a show like ours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" James 1 - January 27, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 8:37


"Who I Am in Christ" James 1 - January 27, 2023 - Michael Heaton Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/JAS.1.NIV . Welcome to the Daily Soap from New Hope. My name is Michael Heaton your guest host for today. We will be reading from the book of James Chapter 1 verses 1 through 18. I will be reading from the New Living translation I encourage you to read the whole chapter. I encourage you to read the whole book. Before I read the selected verses, I want to ask you a couple of questions. Who are you? How do you define yourself? Would you respond with your name, your age, your grade level? Do you define yourself by gender, race, hair color, your profession, the region where you come from, your family system? What about your identity in Jesus Christ? Let's read, James 1:1-18. Greetings from James 1 This letter is from James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am writing to the “twelve tribes”—Jewish believers scattered abroad. Greetings! Faith and Endurance 2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. 5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. 9 Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. 10 And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. 11 The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements. 12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. 13 And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong,[c] and he never tempts anyone else. 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. 16 So don't be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. 17 Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. 18 He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession. So, what is the scripture all about? More importantly, what does this text teach us about our identity in Jesus Christ? The book of James is authored none other than James. There are several men named James mentioned in the New Testament, but reliable tradition assigns this book to the one called James the Just, the half-brother of Jesus (Matthew 13:55) and the brother of Jude (Jude 1), who led the church in Jerusalem (Acts 15:13). Yet the writer of this letter is the same James who received a special resurrection appearance of Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:7). This was probably the cause of his conversion, because up to that time the brothers of Jesus seemed unsupportive of His message and mission (John 7:5). The scripture we read begins by describing who James was…he describes himself as a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ and that he was writing to the scattered believers. For you see the church was under attack and many believers were being persecuted. So, he writes to encourage them in their challenging times. James wrote an epistle to the scattered house of Israel, encouraging them to be patient in their afflictions and to seek wisdom from their Heavenly Father. James also taught them to resist temptation, to be doers of the word, to serve others, and to stay spiritually clean. This may supply information to how we are known. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, then you have an identity in Christ. We are no longer a part of this world soaked in sin, We are a child of God Let our hardships be an opportunity for joy as God shapes us. Every day we have an opportunity to grow in our identity in Christ. Let's pray. Lord, I pray that you would help me that I might be fully alive to my identity in you. I thank you that I am your child, that I am your friend, that I am forgiven, that I am a new creation. Help me to live out this truth in my life every day. In Jesus name, amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" Matthew 5 - January 26, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 3:01


"Who I Am in Christ" Matthew 5 - January 26, 2023 Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/MAT.5.NIV . Matthew 5:13-15, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Who I Am in Christ – In Christ, you are salt and light. Jesus tells his followers, “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” Now obviously, during Jesus' time, salt was extremely important. It was a seasoning, a preservative, a disinfectant, and a component of ceremonial offerings, and because of its value, it was even used as a unit of exchange. So what is Jesus saying? He is telling his followers that God's people should add some flavor and value to this world. If salt loses its saltiness or flavor, then it's useless. If we lose our ability to change or influence the world, then are we useless? Well, we certainly lose what is at the heart of being a Christ-follower and that is making a difference for the Kingdom. We are meant to change the world around us for the better in the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus continues, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.” Salt improves food because it tastes different from what it's being placed on. In the same way, light is useful to have because it is different from darkness. Light casts out darkness. Light makes a difference. If the light is hidden, it loses what makes it valuable. Likewise, if we fail to be different in a positive way from the culture around us, then we are Christians in name only. In Christ, we are called to be salt and light, to truly make a difference. Let's pray…Lord Jesus, You have called me. Show me how to respond. Give me courage. In Your Name, Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" 2 Corinthians 5 - January 25, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 1:54


"Who I Am in Christ" 2 Corinthians 5 - January 25, 2023 Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/2CO.5.NIV . 2 Corinthians 5:17, Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! Who I Am in Christ – In Christ, we are new people. When we believe in Jesus, we are no longer defined by our sin and brokenness. The Holy Spirit makes a home within us and begins to change us from the inside out. We are now defined by the righteousness of Jesus Christ. We are born again and become new people. In addition, as Paul discusses in this chapter, we are new creatures with a heavenly destiny and a glorious inheritance. Think about your life before and after Jesus. How are you a new creation? How have you seen the Holy Spirit shape and transform your life and your heart? Are there still pieces of your old life that you have allowed to remain and fester? What are you going to do about that? Let's pray…Jesus, I am a new creation in you. I seek to reflect you in all I do. More of you and less of me. Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Panel Up!
May the Panel be with You 002 - Star Wars (1977) #2

Panel Up!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 73:10


It's Luke Skywalker vs Tusken Raiders as we continue covering Marvel Comics 1977 adaptation of A New Hope with issue #2. Who will survive in the eternal struggle between whiny farm-boy and violent desert nomads?! (Hint: Luke is fine, an old man saves him)

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" 2 Corinthians 2 - January 24, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 2:48


"Who I Am in Christ" 2 Corinthians 2 - January 24, 2023 Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/2CO.2.NIV . 2 Corinthians 2:15-17, For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task? Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God. Who I Am in Christ - The apostle Paul here speaks of how Christ-followers carry around the pleasing aroma of Jesus Christ to the world. Of course, we are not the source of the pleasing aroma; it comes from the message of Jesus. Paul makes a similar statement elsewhere when he says we are ambassadors of Jesus. We represent Jesus to those who don't yet know him. To some, the aroma won't be well-received and to others, it will bring life. I can't help but think of how life and death both have odors to them. It's up to each individual person what they choose. Some will choose the stench of death and others will choose the beautiful aroma of life in Jesus. In Christ, we are messengers of the Good News of Jesus. We carry with us something that is precious and valuable that is meant to be shared with all. The only way people can begin to make a choice is to hear the message. And who will tell them? Friends, we are plan A and there is no plan B. Let's pray…Lord, Help me remember who and whose I am. May I represent you well in whatever I do and be free to share your message with others. Take away my fears, take away my insecurities, and help me listen solely to you. May I share the sweet aroma of YOU with all those you put in my path. Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" 1 Corinthians 6 - January 23, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 2:49


"Who I Am in Christ" 1 Corinthians 6 - January 23, 2023 Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/1CO.6.NIV . 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. Who I Am in Christ – Please know that you were bought at a price. In Christ, you have infinite value. This is an interesting chapter. In this reading, Paul speaks to how believers should behave. We shouldn't engage other believers in lawsuits because it provides a terrible witness to the world. We shouldn't engage in sexual immorality either. This obviously provides a terrible witness to the unbelieving world but it also degrades our bodies. Our bodies matter. They are temples of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of the Living God resides within our physical bodies. I don't think we consider this enough. We are hard on our physical bodies. We damage our bodies in so many ways and we are kind of flippant about it. Who cares if I eat poorly? Who cares if I don't exercise? Who cares if I do this or that? But we should care! Because these bodies are not really ours. They belong to God. We belong to God. We were bought at a price, a high one! We were bought with the blood of Jesus Christ. Consider this: Your body was bought at a high price. You are valuable, priceless really, to God. Care for yourself, remembering who you are and who is in you! Let's pray…Lord Jesus, We give you glory and praise. Help us remember who and whose we are. Help us care for our physical bodies, even when it's hard, because you care for them. And help us truly care for others. We were bought at a high price. Help me not forget that, Lord. Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Church
Must Have #3: Partnership | Four Marriage Must-Haves

New Hope Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 36:52


Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this message please share with a friend and let us know by giving us a rating. You can find more information about New Hope at newhopechurch.tv and follow us on Instagram @newhopechurchtv If you need prayer or have made a decision today please text PRAYER to 642-123 You can also watch our sermons at youtube.com/NHChurch

PARTNERS IN TRUE CRIME: WHO KILLED MOLLY MILLER AND COLT HAYNES?

The new year has brought new hope to the Molly Miller and Colt Haynes case. With the B.I.A. (Bureau of Indian Affairs) officially taking over the investigation, Paula Fielder (Molly Miller's Cousin) has high hopes that they will finally give this case the proper attention it needs. Paula feels she can finally sit back and watch them work knowing they have a great reputation on handling cases that involve missing or murdered indigenous women; however, she continues to receive tips from people who are willing to talk about the case, but now she can hand them over to the B.I.A. Jodi Barth, retired crime scene investigator and detective commander for the Illinois State Police weighs in on what she feels the B.I.A. will start investigating as she continues to help the Partners in True Crime team search for answers to what happened to Molly and Colt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Science Fiction Remnant
Movie: Star Wars IV: A New Hope (1977)

Science Fiction Remnant

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 138:46


Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee, and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader. Call us and leave a voicemail at 1 ‪(305) 563-6334‬ Music provided by: Atlas Sound Arts This is SciFi Voice: Dear Nikky Special Guest: RoGazga from Scarif Podcast Mentions: The Manic Pixie Weirdo Podcast, Sleepy Captain Kyoshii, Cat (Discord) Ads: Open Pike, The FSF PopCast Sci-Fi fan or creator? Follow the hashtag #ThisisSciFi for more sci-fi goodness! #ScienceFiction And join our Discord Server! #WeNeedRobertToWatchBabylon5 Part of the Blind Knowledge Network #BlindKnowledge An Anchor FM podcast Part of the LetsChatLive Network Find us on GoodPods --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scifiremnant/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scifiremnant/support

Xtra Butta
Star Wars: A New Hope (Ft. Felipe Braido) SEASON FINALE

Xtra Butta

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 121:39


Follow the homies Cam (Cameron Cox) and Dylan (Dylan Hernandez) two former AMC Theater employees as they take a nostalgic trip back in time to rewatch films that mean the most to them! This Podcast is set up so that listeners at home can watch the movies along with us and laugh along as we talk about whatever comes to mind! From pop-culture-related events to AMC theater work stories, hell even us just talking about our personal lives! The film we are discussing in this Season Finale Episode is "Star Wars: A New Hope" Star Wars (retroactively titled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space operafilm written and directed by George Lucas, produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first film in the Star Wars film series and fourth chronological chapter of the "Skywalker Saga". Set "a long time ago" in a fictional universe where the galaxy is ruled by the tyrannical Galactic Empire, the story focuses on a group of freedom fighters known as the Rebel Alliance, who aim to destroy the Empire's newest weapon, the Death Star. Luke Skywalkerbecomes caught in the conflict while learning the ways of a metaphysical power known as "the Force" from Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. The cast includes Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew. Now in the Famous words of that Pig from Shrek "Play the movie.. Yeah PLAY" ALSO Follow the homie Dylan on his fantastic Podcast "The Hernandez Variety Show" https://open.spotify.com/show/58pVAOZ5sSK4ti563o5fWn?si=BjR3hTyjR9mjfKIh6itDuw

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" 1 Corinthians 3 - January 20, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 2:37


"Who I Am in Christ" 1 Corinthians 3 - January 20, 2023 - Zach Alexander Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/1CO.3.NIV . Hey New Hope, welcome to the Daily SOAP. My name is Zach Alexander, and I'm the worship director. Today we're going through 1 Corinthians 3, verses 18-19. 1 Corinthians 3:18-19 – Stop deceiving yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world's standards, you need to become a fool to be truly wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. In Christ, we are…foolish? Not exactly, but following Jesus sometimes looks foolish to today's world. Every which way we look, we see a world that thinks it has it all figured out – that you need to live in a specific way to be successful. But our success is not defined by this world; it is defined by how we serve Jesus with our lives. Today, I challenge you to live like Christ and serve those around you over yourself. Let's pray – God, we love you, and we thank you for loving us when we don't deserve it. Inspire in us a servant's attitude over a selfish one so that we can honor You with our lives. In Jesus' name, amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Bill Reads Bad Reviews
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Bill Reads Bad Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 33:46


If you've been wondering just how on earth the Rebellion obtained those Death Star plans or, more simply, what the internet would have to say about a Star Wars spinoff movie that showed exactly that, then worry no more! This week BRBR brings the first live action Star Wars Story to the world of internet hate and ridiculous movie reviews. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story lays out for us the days leading up to the events of Episode IV. And since we have previously covered A New Hope last year and saw just what these bad reviewers had to offer with that one, I figured why not throw in a spinoff movie as our next venture into the galaxy far, far away. Just like with anything Star Wars related, this film has its fair share of die hard fans and die hard haters. It was something that even I didn't particularly enjoy at my first viewing when it debuted, but now have come around to see the true Star Wars magic that's still captured in this prequel to the original. Can Jyn and Cassian obtain the Death Star plans, light a fire under the Rebellion and let these bad reviewers know that that's no second moon in the sky but a fully, functional planet killing space station? Tune in to find out!   If you enjoyed the episode, please rate and share! It goes such a long way and I am so grateful for all of the support. And hey, if you do leave a review of the show, you will be featured as well! How neat is that? Also, be sure to give my official Ko-Fi page a gander. There you can get access to all kinds of cool perks and prizes from your very own shoutout on the show to choosing which movie I cover next.  Link down below!  You can also find me filling the world with more #BRBR insanity on Insta @billreadsbadreviews and Twitter @BRBR_Bill. Stay awesome. Support BRBR on Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/billreadsbadreviews

Voices of Hope
Sermon: A Discipleship of Lifelong Learning

Voices of Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 20:57


This Sunday, January 15, we discover what the story of Jesus as a child being left in the temple to teach the religious teachers means to our own life.   **New Hope is an open and affirming church that puts people first.**

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" Colossians 3 - January 19, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 2:30


"Who I Am in Christ" Colossians 3 - January 19, 2023 Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/COL.3.NIV . Colossians 3:17, And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Who I Am in Christ – When we are in Jesus Christ, all we do is for his glory. Over the past two thousand years, we have gone a drift quite a bit when it comes to living for Jesus. Somehow, someway, we have separated our “regular” lives from our “spiritual” lives. We've made faith a private thing. We've said it's simply between us and God. What we do at work is what we do at work. What we do when we drive is what we do when we drive. What we do on the golf course or in the book club or on the baseball field is what we do there. You get the idea. And yet, when we believe in Jesus and submit our lives to him, it should affect every single part of our life. That's the whole Lordship issue. Jesus is not simply Lord of our lives on Sunday morning or Lord over part of our lives. Jesus is Lord over the cosmos, the world, the nation, the church, our families, and ourselves! If Jesus is Lord, then nothing else can be. That means that all we do, all we do, should be done for Jesus. This is hard. I know it. But in Christ, all we do is for Jesus. Just let that resonate a bit. Let's pray… Lord Jesus, I am yours. I am not my own. Help me live like it. Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Penny Bloom Podcast
Rebellion's Bloom • The Bad Batch #204 • "Faster"

Penny Bloom Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 60:21


New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" Colossians 1 - January 18, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 1:59


"Who I Am in Christ" Colossians 1 - January 18, 2023 Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/COL.1.NIV . Colossians 1:21-22, Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of] your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation… Who I Am in Christ – In Christ, we are reconciled to a holy God, free from any blemish or accusation. Because Jesus voluntarily went to the cross, we can walk hand in hand with God. Before the cross, our sin created a chasm between us and God. Because of his death on the cross, Jesus became the final sacrifice for sin and his blood atoned for the sin of all humanity for all time. Just think about that, your sins and my sins were cleansed totally and completely because of Jesus' atoning work on the cross. Now, when God looks at us, he doesn't see our brokenness, he sees the blood of Christ. We are cleansed, freed from sin, and without blemish in God's eyes. Thus, the chasm is gone. The cross creates a bridge for us to have a relationship with God. We don't have to be ashamed, we don't have to be fearful, and we don't have to rely on good works. We are saved fully and completely through our faith in Jesus. Let's pray…Lord, Thank you for your sacrifice on behalf of me. Forgive me for my sins. Help me submit my whole life to you. In Your Name, Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" Romans 8 - January 17, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 2:59


"Who I Am in Christ" Romans 8 - January 17, 2023 Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/ROM.8.NIV . Romans 8:15-17, The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Who I Am in Christ – We are sons and daughters of Jesus Christ, the one true King. When we say yes to Jesus, the Spirit of the Living God comes and makes a home within us. It's through the Spirit that we can be assured of our adoption. God is not some far off, distant deity. He is like our Daddy, Abba Father. We can crawl up in his lap and know that we are loved, that we are protected, and that we belong to him. We can be assured that we are truly his heirs. We share in all the things that a child of God will share in. We share in his sufferings (“take up your cross and follow me”) but we also share in his glory. We can share in his amazing glory! In Christ, we can know that we know that we know, that we are children of God. God has chosen us. We are chosen by the God of the universe! I am a daughter of the King! Whenever I feel down, let me rest in this truth. Let's pray…Lord Jesus, Thank you that we can call you Abba, Father. We are not estranged but rather, we are adopted, accepted, chosen, and loved. Help us all know that with every part of our being. In your name, Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Make Life Less Difficult
Valerie Brown: Hope Leans Forward

Make Life Less Difficult

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 26:09


My guest today is Valerie Brown. VALERIE BROWN is a Buddhist-Quaker Dharma teacher, facilitator, and executive coach. A former lawyer and lobbyist, she is a co-director of Georgetown's Institute for Transformational Leadership as well as founder and chief mindfulness officer of Lead Smart Coaching.  She is an ordained Buddhist Dharma teacher in the Plum Village tradition, founded by Thich Nhat Hanh, and is a certified Kundalini yoga teacher. In her leadership development and mindfulness practice, she focuses on diversity, social equity, and inclusion.  Valerie is an award-winning author whose books include The Road That Teaches and The Mindful School Leader with Kirsten Olson. She holds a juris doctor from Howard University School of Law, a Master of Arts from Miami University (Ohio), and a bachelor of arts from City University of New York. Valerie tends a lively perennial home garden in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Valerie's most recent book is Hope Leans Forward, Braving your way toward simplicity, awakening, and peace. In this book, Valerie beautifully blends pieces of her own journey, including many aches, pains, losses, and challenges with stories from other inspiring people, including Susan Cross, George Lakey, LoAn Nguygen, Fanny Brewster, and more. The thread: Hope, courage, and fear.  Now, that's my summary of the thread that runs through this book, so you'll have to read it and see what threads appear for you, as there are many. For me, something that stood out is the fact that just about every story wove together hope, courage, bravery, and fear.  Sometimes we look at other people and see them doing things that amaze us and we think, “I could never do that.  I'd be too afraid.”   And here's the thing, courageous and brave people also have fear.  And they go forward anyway.  In the book, Valerie quotes Margaret Wheatley, from her essay, “The Place beyond Fee and Hope,” where she says, “Hope never enters the room without fear at its side.” This conversation with Valerie is a bit briefer than other conversations on Make Life Less Difficult, due to some uncontrollable circumstances, but it's nonetheless real, impactful, and inspiring. Valerie, thank you for the work you do in the world, the light you share, the inspiration you live. Find more of Valerie's work and offerings:WebsiteLinkedInBooks by Valerie Brown Make Life Less Difficult

New Hope UMC Sunday Sermon Podcast
"We Are New Hope: We are Jesus' Servants " | Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison | January 15, 2023

New Hope UMC Sunday Sermon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 28:31


Thank you for catching up with us! This audio is of the sermon on "We Are New Hope: We are Jesus' Servants " | Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison | January 15, 2023. If you'd like to watch our full worship experience live, visit our Online Campus, go to findnewhope.online.church We're live Sundays at 9:00 am EST for our Traditional Service, at 11:00 am EST for our Modern service. Replays happen throughout the week! Watch the sermon and more here: https://www.findnewhope.com/archive Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe to our New Hope Sunday Sermon Podcast on: * Apple Podcasts - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/new-hope-umc-sunday-sermon-podcast/id1093524425?mt=2 * Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/2habfMJ6S8jirQnpimNwHg?si=nKlvpZRrQYKnsJSJc6Du3Q) * Stitcher Radio - http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=87782&refid=stpr) * Subscribe on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/findnewhopesunday.libsyn.com/rss * Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijonx62ajd5qwxv3qgxkizdqnva?t=New_Hope_UMC_Sunday_Sermon_Podcast) * YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFZw6j-ZlY45HU-m-lQ5XYuphsrbeJMsk Connect with New Hope: * Website: http://www.findnewhope.com/ * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/findnewhopefl * Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/findnewhope

New Hope Church
Must Have #2: Pursuit | Four Marriage Must-Haves

New Hope Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 36:31


Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this message please share with a friend and let us know by giving us a rating. You can find more information about New Hope at newhopechurch.tv and follow us on Instagram @newhopechurchtv If you need prayer or have made a decision today please text PRAYER to 642-123 You can also watch our sermons at youtube.com/NHChurch

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" Romans 5 - January 16, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 3:52


"Who I Am in Christ" Romans 5 - January 16, 2023 Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/ROM.5.NIV Romans 5:19, For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous. Who I Am in Christ - We are made righteous through Jesus Christ. In this chapter, Paul explores the origin of sin in a unique way. He speaks of Adam, through which sin entered the world. If you are familiar with the study of the spread of disease (called epidemiology), then you have probably heard of patient zero. Patient zero is the first person who brings a specific disease into an area. To find this person, the epidemiologists trace the outbreak through all sorts of people, interviewing, contact tracing, digging, and digging some more to find out where the disease began. Adam was patient zero for sin. It was through Adam (and Eve really) that sin came into play. After that, all humans were “infected” with sin. There was no way not to be infected. The world was no longer a lovely, perfect place like the Garden of Eden. The world was now broken, filled with hardship, disease, and death. But if Adam brought us sin and death, Jesus brings us life. Jesus died for us while we were still sinners. Through Jesus, we can be reconciled to a holy God. We can do life, walking hand in hand with God – no walls, no barriers, and no shame. Jesus has removed anything preventing us from accessing God. You see, when he died on the cross, the blood of Jesus atoned for the sins of all humanity for all time. He cleansed us from sin and gave us his righteousness. What is righteousness? It's the quality of being morally right, virtuous, and just. Jesus was totally righteous and we weren't! But through the cross, in the act of cleansing us from sin, Jesus imputed (gave) his righteousness to us. We are made righteous by Jesus. Now, God doesn't see our messed up, broken lives – he sees that which Jesus has freely gifted us. In Jesus, we are saved and made righteous. And as Jesus continues to work within us, let's hope that the righteousness of Jesus really takes root in a different way. As we seek to grow closer to Jesus, may the rightness, the virtuousness, the justice, and the love of Christ grow within us and make us better reflections of him. Let's pray…Lord Jesus, Thank you for your sacrifice. I know I've been made righteous. Now, may I actually live righteously. More of you and less of me. In Your Name, Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Contra Radio Network
THE VON WEHUNT SHOW - EPISODE 137 - MCCARTHY THE NEW HOPE - JANUARY 12 2023

Contra Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 159:23


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Duel of the Ranks: A Star Wars Show
67. 2023 Star Wars Preview: A New Hope or A Galactic Disappointment?

Duel of the Ranks: A Star Wars Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 60:26


Celebrate the new year, new projects, and new Star Wars adventures with us!Kicking off the new year, in this episode we cover the below items with Luke from The Podwans:1. The highly anticipated sequel to Jedi Fallen Order, Star Wars Jedi Survivor2. The Ahsoka TV series, starring Hayden Christensen3.  Hot Takes on how Disney / Lucasfilm should and have produced Star Wars contentLuke is a fellow podcaster and Star Wars enthusiast from The Podwans Podcast. He is looking forward to attending Star Wars Celebration with us in London and is excited to meet fans and collaborate on projects.To stay up-to-date on all things Duel of the Ranks, be sure to check out our links below!Website: www.dueloftheranks.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dueloftheranks/Twitter: https://twitter.com/DueloftheRanksTikTok:  https://www.tiktok.com/@dueloftheranks?lang=en Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here!

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" Hebrews 12 - January 13, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 7:08


"Who I Am in Christ" Hebrews 12 - January 13, 2023 - Paul Brooks Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/HEB.12.NIV . Welcome to the Daily SOAP from New Hope. This is Paul Brooks, your guest host for today. I hope you are having a good day. Today we will explore Hebrews 12:1-3. It actually refers back to Hebrews 11, considered to be the “Hall of Fame” of faith. I encourage you to read both chapters 11 and 12. January 13, 2023 Read Hebrews 12:1-3 Scripture – Hebrews 12:1-3: 1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Each verse of this passage speaks to me in its own right. Verse 1 paints a glorious picture of the saints surrounding us and cheering us on every step of our lives. Like a marathon runner, we move among them and they offer us encouragement, refreshment, prayer, and if we falter, they stay with us, through the finish line. Next time you bow your head in prayer, consider that around you are the likes of Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Gideon, Samson, David, and the prophets. Not only those, but I also envision my parents, my friends who have passed on. A great cloud of witnesses, indeed! “Throw off everything that hinders you”, they say. Verse 2 reminds us that Jesus is in that crowd, too. We are to fix our eyes on Him who sacrificed everything for our salvation, died for us, rose again, and ascended into Heaven, where he is seated at the right hand of God the Father. And he prays for us as believers, as recounted in John 17:20-26. Verse 3 challenges us to consider his victory over the sin of this world, so that we do not grow weary and lose heart. He is the perfect picture of how we should strive to live, and the promise of our ultimate hope. And collectively, they help me focus on an important word for all of us: Perseverance. Jesus told us, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” The history of Christianity, going all the way back to Eden, is a history of persevering through trouble. The challenges we face today are a continuation of the challenge of this world. But we are to carry on. Two memories come to mind. The first is that old children's hymn, which my Mom had us sing at her celebration of life, that starts out, “I sing a song of the saints of God “Patient and brave and true, “Who toiled and fought and lived and died “For the Lord they loved and knew. “And one was a doctor, and one was a queen, “And one was a shepherdess on the green: “They were all of them saints of God – and I mean, “God helping, to be one too.” The second is my most enduring verse from the Bible, Romans 5:1-5. It hit my heart when my Dad was placed in the care of hospice, and was a source of discussion between us about faith, about suffering, and about hope. “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” Dad persevered through 18 months before going on to glory. So, as we face the challenges of this world, remember the amazing cloud of witnesses cheering us on. Remember the hope they promise us if we just persevere. Remember the character we are building as we run the race and strive to be part of that cloud for eternity. And there are more, right here on earth, cheering us on. As the song ends: “You can meet them in school, or in lanes, or at sea, “In church, or in trains, or in shops, or at tea, “For the saints of God are just folks like me, “And I mean to be one too.” Let's pray. Almighty God, thank you for the grace you have given us through Jesus Christ. As this world poses challenges, help us remember that great cloud of witnesses cheering us on. Help us keep the faith and persevere through the turmoil and strife of this world, remaining focused on Jesus. And help us all, even as broken as we are, be a saint of God for those around us. Amen. Paul Brooks . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Voices of Hope
Sermon: 3 Kings and a Space Rock

Voices of Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 19:28


This Sunday, January 8, we celebrate Epiphany and learn how we can train ourselves to witness and see epiphanies all around us.   **New Hope is an open and affirming church that puts people first.**

The Decrypting Crypto Podcast
Off Chain 1/12/23: The demise of DCG & new hope for FTX customers

The Decrypting Crypto Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 49:10


In this week's episode of Off-Chain, we discuss: Gemini, DCG, and the web of lies… FTX Restructuring Team Has Clawed Back $5B in Lost Assets Binance sees $12B withdrawn in 60 days Coinbase lays off another 950 people (20%) in their 2nd round of layoffs NFTs have been on a tear since the start of the year Shanghai Ethereum Upgrade set for March

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" Hebrews 10 - January 12, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 3:17


"Who I Am in Christ" Hebrews 10 - January 12, 2023 Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/HEB.10.NIV . Hebrews 10:10, And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Who I Am in Christ – In Christ, we have been made holy. Think about that, in Christ, you have been made holy. What does it mean to be holy? To be holy means to be set apart and separate from sin. We serve a holy God. He is sinless, he is set apart from the rest of the world, he has perfect purity, and he is the definition of moral goodness and integrity. What today's Scripture in Hebrews is saying is that we have been made holy through Christ. Obviously, on our own, we are sinful and broken. There is nothing perfectly pure about any of us! But through the act of the crucifixion, we were cleansed of all unrighteousness and made holy. Jesus did this for us. We did nothing to earn it or deserve it. It was a free gift for which we simply have to say, “Yes!” A very simple and kind of silly analogy would be the story of King Midas. Remember how everything he touched turned to gold? Something like that happens when we come into relationship with Jesus Christ, the one who entered the holy of holies to heal the chasm that sin had created in our relationship with God. Jesus is the one who makes us holy, enabling us to stand in God's presence and join the angels as they sing “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord.” The author of 1 Peter writes, But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. As the body of Jesus on earth, we are called to be holy and set apart. We are called to live with moral purity and integrity. We are called to look different from the world around us. Holiness is a big deal! In Christ, we are made holy. The question is, “Are we living like it?” Let's pray…Lord Jesus, Holiness is what I long for. You have made me holy, help me live a life characterized by holiness and love. Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Penny Bloom Podcast
Rebellion's Bloom • The Bad Batch #203 • "The Solitary Clone"

Penny Bloom Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 66:45


On this episode of the Penny Bloom Podcast, hosted by Colton Robertson and Joseph George, we discuss the 3rd episode of season 2 of The Bad Batch in depth. I also give a spoiler-free review and recommendation of The High Republic by discussing todays releases: The High Republic #4 and The High Republic Adventures #2. Plus, a little tag and rec for Willow Season 1.

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" Hebrews 4 - January 11, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 3:28


"Who I Am in Christ" Hebrews 4 - January 11, 2023 Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/HEB.4.NIV . Hebrews 4:14-16, Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Who I Am in Christ – In Christ, we have a high priest who understands all our needs. The author of Hebrews uses the theme of Jesus as high priest throughout the book. There are three attributes of Jesus as high priest that should be noted. First, he is described as great, which means superior to all the others. Second, he has ascended into heaven. Whereas, the Jewish high priest could only enter a portion of the temple. Jesus is actually in the heavens, seated next to God the Father Almighty. He has access to God and thus, we have access to God. Third, he is called Jesus the Son of God. We see both his humanity (Jesus) and his divinity (Son of God) in this statement. It's because of this that he understands our weaknesses. He has been where we have been (but unlike us, he did not sin). Because Jesus Christ is our high priest, he has made it possible for us to go directly before God. He can approach the throne of grace with confidence. We don't need to be afraid or hesitant. Jesus was both the final sacrifice for sin and the high priest that advocated on behalf of us. In every way, Jesus cleared the way for us to boldly, unabashedly come before God Almighty with any need, any worry, any question, any doubt, anything! In Christ, we can confidently approach the throne of grace. We have direct access to God. Let's pray…Lord Jesus, You are the great high priest. Thank you, Lord, for making a way for us to walk hand in hand with a holy God. You are my Lord, you are my Savior, and I thank you. In Your Name, Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" Hebrews 3 - January 10, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 3:11


"Who I Am in Christ" Hebrews 3 - January 10, 2023 Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/HEB.3.NIV . Hebrews 3:6, But Christ is faithful as the Son over God's house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory. Today, we continue to explore who we are in Jesus Christ. Who I Am in Christ - In Christ, we are the house of God. What in the world does that mean? The author is speaking about the superiority of Jesus over Moses. The builder of the house is greater than the servant in the house. You can imagine how this would have angered the Jews at the time. >>>>> But then he makes the statement that we, as believers/coheirs/followers/siblings/friends of Jesus, are actually the house of God too. In Christ, you are God's house. Redeemed human beings are now the dwelling place of God. When we say yes to Jesus, the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of the Living God) comes and dwells within us. There is power in that! We are little God houses walking around. Visualize that for a moment. >>>>> But there is more to this Scripture. The author of Hebrews says that we are the house of God IF we hold firmly to the confidence and hope we have in Jesus. Let's be careful in how we interpret this verse. The text is saying that our faith must be more than just superficial. It can't be fleeting. It's not saying the sinner's prayer one moment and then living life in exactly the same way that we always did. The presence of the Holy Spirit within us will inevitably change us. How can the presence of God be in us and we not be changed? We are the house of God if we hold fiercely to the courage, boldness, and hope we have in Jesus. This doesn't mean that sometimes our faith won't waver. But it means that we will always seek God and maintain hope. It's that hope that is the mark of a believer. It's that hope that can be found in us little God houses. >>>>> In Christ, you are a house of God. In Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit is within you! >>>>> Let's pray…Lord Jesus, May the mark of your hope always be evident on and in me. Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading
"Who I Am in Christ" Hebrews 2 - January 9, 2023

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 3:02


"Who I Am in Christ" Hebrews 2 - January 9, 2023 Read Here: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/HEB.2.NIV . Hebrews 2:11-12, Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. He says, “I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing your praises.” Today, we continue to explore who we are in Jesus Christ. Who I Am in Christ – In Christ, we are sanctified, being made holy, and being set apart for use in the Kingdom of God. Because of his death on the cross, Jesus has prepared the way for us to have everlasting life but he has also prepared the way for us to be made holy. Jesus atones for our sins on the cross, we are cleansed of all unrighteousness, but this was all done for a purpose. We were cleansed in order to be set apart for God's use. Think about that. If you have said yes to Jesus Christ, you are cleansed of sinfulness. We are free to live the abundant life with God. Friends, we can now walk hand in hand with a holy God – no barrier and no shame. When God looks on us, he no longer sees our sin but rather the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. Amen! Praise God! But, and this but is important, this was done for a purpose – so that we can be used by God for his work in this world. We aren't to simply sit around and enjoy the wonderfulness of our faith (even though it is wonderful), but we are called to a higher purpose, we are called to something greater. God is calling every single one of us to be used by him. >>>>> Furthermore, the one who makes us holy and the one who is holy are of now of the same family. Jesus isn't ashamed of us. Rather, he delights in us! God delights in you! >>>>> Let's pray…Lord Jesus, Thank you for continuing to sanctify me. Help me to look more like you in all I do. I am so grateful to call you friend. More of you and less of me, Jesus. Amen. . https://www.findnewhope.com   Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. - Rev. Dr. Vicki Harrison -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

New Hope Church
Must Have #1: Priority | Marriage Must-Haves

New Hope Church