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The Busy Mom
Don't Let a Lie Be Our Legacy: Four Ways You Can Reflect The Truth

The Busy Mom

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 22:10


In the ancient writings of Ezra, the scribe, we read: "Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of the LORD and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel" (Ezra 7:10 NLT).In the New Testament, the theme continued. Paul's words to the church in Colossae continue to resound in today's skeptical culture: “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ” (Col. 2:8). So what's a Christian to do? It's clear: speak and teach the truth. Turtle Twins | Visit MyPillow | Resource Center Info | Find the show notes here --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heidistjohn/support

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Revealer of Mysteries (Daniel: Part 2)

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 4:19


Have you ever been the target of a bully? In today's passage, Daniel gets a dose of what a bully with clout can do. About two years have passed since Daniel and his friends were taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar as teens. Now, something else occurs that places them in grave danger: Nebuchadnezzar has a distressing dream and demands that his “wise men” (magicians/sorcerers) explain it. The catch is, he doesn't tell them what his dream was. He demands they first tell him what he dreamed, then give the interpretation (Daniel 2:8-9). Ouch! The magicians plead with the king to tell them the dream, but Nebuchadnezzar is convinced that if he does, they will simply concoct a meaning. Naturally, they are at their wits' end. “No one on earth can tell the king his dream!” they reply (verse 10). But Nebuchadnezzar is used to getting what he wants and believes he's the most powerful guy in the world. He becomes enraged (i.e., throws a tantrum) and orders the execution of ALL wise men in the kingdom! Unfortunately, this includes Daniel and his friends—Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah—who were appointed royal advisors. When the captain, Arioch, arrives to execute Daniel, the Bible records that Daniel responded with “wisdom and discretion” (verse 14). Take note of Daniel's actions: 1) He asks why the king ordered such a decree. 2) He goes to the king and requests more time; the king complies. 3) Daniel returns and asks his friends to pray and implore God to reveal the dream, because Daniel knows God is the One who really rules the world, not Nebuchadnezzar, and God is personally involved in the world He created. That night God reveals the dream to Daniel in a vision. Talk about relief! Daniel hurries to Arioch; Arioch rushes Daniel to the king. After making it clear that God alone possesses the wisdom to reveal secrets, Daniel describes the king's dream in detail, then interprets it (verse 31-45). In the end, Nebuchadnezzar is astounded and ecstatic. He says, “Truly, your God is the greatest of gods, the Lord over kings, a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this secret” (verse 47). Nebuchadnezzar promotes Daniel as ruler over the province of Babylon and chief over the wise men—and gives glory to God! • G. Kam Congleton • While Daniel responded to Nebuchadnezzar's bullying with calmness, sometimes God calls us to respond to injustice differently. Why do you think God calls us to respond to different unjust situations in different ways? What questions do you have about this? Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power. Daniel 2:20 (NLT)

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
See How We Look (Daniel: Part 1)

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 4:20


Have you ever moved? If so, was it sudden or was there time to prepare and say goodbye to friends? Moving can create a lot of mixed emotions. It may be exciting in one way—yet produce anxiety in other ways. Leaving familiar people and places is never easy. Today we are tracking Daniel, a teen who experienced a sudden move—so sudden, in fact, it's more accurate to say that Daniel was kidnapped. As the story unfolds, we find that Daniel and other young Jews from Jerusalem have been taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Not only are Daniel and others abruptly snatched away from family and home, but they are also chosen to undergo specialized training: a three-year regimen designed to teach them the history and language of their captors, the Babylonians. Talk about rubbing it in! To make things worse, the trainees had to eat a special diet ordered by the king. This diet was supposed to be the best food available, but the problem was, Daniel and his friends were Jews, and obeying God's laws meant avoiding certain foods—foods that were on the royal diet. But God was already giving Daniel and the others favor and wisdom, and they trusted God. Notice two things about Daniel's reaction. First, he “determined not to defile himself” (1:8). Second, Daniel respectfully asked for consideration. At first, he got a “No” from the chief of staff, Ashpenaz, who feared for his head if he disobeyed the king. But Daniel did not give up. He waited and then asked the attendant under Ashpenaz for a trial period of ten days eating vegetables and water. Daniel asked, “Please test us...see how we look” (1:12-13). That phrase “see how we look” illustrates Daniel's confidence in God. He trusted that as they obeyed God, the difference would be evident and their dilemma would be resolved. And it was! At the end of the ten days, Daniel and the other Jews looked healthier and stronger than all the others. Not only that, but God gave these four young Jews special wisdom and understanding, and they became the king's most capable advisors (1:17-21). Through His people, God demonstrated that He is above any other authority. As Daniel and his friends faced challenges, they relied on God, who continued to be faithful to them. • G. Kam Congleton • What challenges are you facing today? How might God be inviting you to rely on Him? But Daniel was determined not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. Daniel 1:8a (NLT)

People's Church
Think Like A Winner | Herbert Cooper - Audio

People's Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 33:58


1 Corinthians 9:24 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! (NLT) Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you (NKJV) Hosea 4:6 my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children. (NIV) 4 Strategies To Thinking Like A Winner 1. You must identify unhealthy thought patterns 1. Doubting thoughts James 1:6-8 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  7  That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.  8  Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. (NIV) 2. Anxious and worried thoughts Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (NIV) 3. Critical thoughts Matthew 9:3-4 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!” 4  Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? (NIV) 4. Sinful thoughts Romans 8:6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. (NLT) 5. Selfish thoughts James 3:16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. (NIV) 2. Capture unhealthy thoughts 2 Corinthians 10:5   We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (NIV) 3. Renew unhealthy thoughts Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV) 4. Set your thinking on healthy thoughts Romans 8:5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. (NIV) Colossians 3:2   Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (NIV) Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (NIV)

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
A Plan for Each One of Us

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 4:18


My favorite verse in the Bible is Jeremiah 1:5. This is what God said to Jeremiah when He called him to be a prophet: “I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Just like with Jeremiah, God knew me before I was born, and He had a plan for my life while I was still in the womb. Life becomes meaningful when I know that I am not just an accident on planet earth. In the book of Jeremiah, we see God calling Jeremiah into ministry as a prophet to the people of Judah. This call was according to the plan God had made for his life before he was born. Jeremiah became God's spokesman, calling the people of Judah to repent from worshiping idols and turn back to God. He warned them of the coming disasters and the Babylonian exile that would come as God's judgment on them for their sin if they did not repent. However, Jeremiah not only pronounced judgment, but he also gave Judah a promise from God, a promise of restoration after seventy years of exile. God's interaction with Jeremiah and His people foreshadows the restoration God is going to bring to the whole world. Since humans first sinned against God, humankind was doomed to face God's judgment. But through Jesus, God has given us the hope of salvation. Jesus came to reveal God's loving plan for the world, to save us from sin and death, and to heal all brokenness (1 John 4:14). Jesus willingly died for our sin, and He rose back to life! Now anyone who turns to God and puts their trust in Jesus is free from sin and judgment and is restored to relationship with God! As we receive God's plan for salvation, God continues to unfold His plan for us. According to Ephesians 1:4-5, God knew us before the foundation of the world, and He chose us in Christ. Adopting us into His family gave Him great pleasure! In Galatians 1:15-16, Paul writes, “But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace.” God was pleased to reveal Jesus to Paul, and God called Paul to share this good news. As Christians, we can know God's plan for us is to be saved through Jesus. Let us then walk in God's plans and purposes for our lives as His chosen ones. • Enid Adah Nyinomujuni • According to Ephesians 1:4-14, what is God's plan and purpose for us? • According to Ephesians 2:10, how is it possible for us to “do the good things he planned”? “I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 (NLT)

Wisdom-Trek ©
Day 1824 – A Poor Worker – Daily Wisdom

Wisdom-Trek ©

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 4:10


Welcome to Day 1826 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me. This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom A Poor Worker – Daily Wisdom Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1824 of our Trek, and it's time to explore another nugget of wisdom. Today, we have a very special guest and one of my namesakes, Harold Guthrie Chamberlain, V, my nearly 10-year-old grandson, and son of my eldest son Harold Guthrie Chamberlain, IV. We are proud to pass down our legacy, part of which is our name. We also call our grandson by his Kenyan name, Kiprono, or Kip for short. His mama is from Kenya, and we are also proud of the rich history that ties him to Kenya, where his other grandparents still live. We know that wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. So we are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Thanks for coming along on today's trek as we increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2016%3A16&version=NLT (Proverbs 16:16)  How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!    If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life.   Kip is going to read today's nugget of wisdom. Today's quote is from George Herbert, and it is: A poor worker always finds fault with their tools. A Poor Worker The idea behind this expression is that a good worker would take full responsibility for any fault and not try to blame his equipment. Therefore, someone blaming shoddy work on their tools must not be very skilled. In other words, an unskilled person cannot do skilled work even with the very best tools. But, unfortunately, we live in a world where some people will not take responsibility for the quality of their work. Instead, they will blame their tools, work situation, co-workers, or even their family instead of being willing to accept responsibility. A person who does this will never improve because they constantly blame someone or something else.   We need to accept responsibility and then take the necessary steps to improve our shortcomings and areas of weaknesses. Never blame; always seek to improve. God's Word shows us how to be an approved worker. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Timothy%202%3A15&version=NLT (2 Timothy 2:15) Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the Word of truth. As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.' If you would like to listen to any of our past 1823 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at Wisdom-Trek.com. I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so that each day's trek will be downloaded automatically. If you would also like to receive our weekly newsletter called ‘Wisdom Notes,' please email me at guthrie@wisdom-trek.com. Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal. As we take this Trek together, let us always: Live Abundantly (Fully) Love Unconditionally Listen Intentionally Learn Continuously Lend to others Generously Lead with Integrity Leave a Living Legacy Each Day I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to 'Keep Moving Forward,' ‘Enjoy your Journey,' and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday'! See you Tomorrow for more daily wisdom!

Wisdom-Trek ©
Day 1823 – A Pile of Rocks – Daily Wisdom

Wisdom-Trek ©

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 4:12


Welcome to Day 1823 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me. This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom A Pile Of Rocks – Daily Wisdom Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1823 of our Trek, and it's time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today's trek. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. So we are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today's trek as we increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2016%3A16&version=NLT (Proverbs 16:16)  How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!    If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let's jump right in with today's nugget: Today's quote is from Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and it is: A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind. A Pile Of Rocks It has been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that statement is so true. Of course, it applies to people, but it can apply to just about anything. For example, before we had the opportunity to work with a construction company in Arizona, I thought that the desert had quite ugly landscapes, especially compared to southeastern Ohio's lush green rolling hills. However, after living in Arizona part-time, I came to love the beauty of the desert. Indeed, it was different but beautiful in its way. If you look for it, you can see God's hand and beauty in almost anything, person, or situation. As with our quote today, if you take your eyes off a pile of different sizes of uncut rocks in your mind's eye, you can begin to see the beautiful cathedral that that same pile of ugly rocks can construct. So instead of negatively looking at people, places, or things and judging them, look for the beauty within them. Look to the valleys, plains, hills, and the heavens, and we see that indeed God's beauty surrounds us everywhere we choose to see it. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes%203%3A11&version=NLT;NIV (Ecclesiastes 3:11) Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end. As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.' If you would like to listen to any of our past 1822 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at Wisdom-Trek.com. I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so that each day's trek will be downloaded automatically. If you would also like to receive our weekly newsletter called ‘Wisdom Notes,' please email me at guthrie@wisdom-trek.com. Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal. As we take this Trek together, let us always: Live Abundantly (Fully) Love Unconditionally Listen Intentionally Learn Continuously Lend to others Generously Lead with Integrity Leave a Living Legacy Each Day I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to 'Keep Moving Forward,' ‘Enjoy your Journey,' and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday'! See you Tomorrow for more daily wisdom!

Broadcasts – Christian Working Woman

(Presented by Lisa Bishop) Are you living worthy of your calling in Christ Jesus? In the book of Ephesians chapter 4, the apostle Paul instructs us to be patient, bearing with one another in love. The mark of a true follower of Christ, evidence that we love and follow Jesus, is when we demonstrate generous love toward one another, especially toward those who may try our patience. The idea of bearing with one another is to show tolerance to each other, again and again. The NLT translation says, “be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love.” The Greek word means to endure or to put up with difficult people or circumstances. This is an important expression of the love believers in Christ should have for one another, and for others. And yes, even for those we deem hard to love. The reality is, we are all hard to love at times. If we look to our example for love and holy living, Jesus, we see he loved and loves us when we are acting in ways that are “unlovable.” When was the last time someone tried your patience? Maybe your spouse did something that irritated you. Your children did something that got on your last nerve. Or a neighbor, friend, parent, co-worker or boss tested your tolerance. How did you respond? Did you respond with grace, and forbearance, dealing with the difficult person or situation without becoming angry? Or did you have a short fuse and say some things you regret? Our words matter. We should not just say anything that comes out of our mouths. Proverbs 18:21 says, life and death are in the power of the tongue. When your patience is tested, what comes out? We need to choose our words carefully, which requires the fruit of the Holy Spirit—self-control—which helps us with our tongue control. And it's not just our words we need to be mindful of, impatience and lack of tolerance show up in silence, facial expressions, body language. Our thoughts about people will determine how we treat them. It is not possible to be loving toward someone if our thoughts about them are unloving. Ask Jesus to reorder your thoughts and put them in alignment with his. John 13:35 Jesus says, “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” When we demonstrate love and patience it is evidence that we have the Holy Spirit living in us.  As we mature in our faith, our patience and love should also be maturing. People will see the way that we love one another, bear with one another, and say, “They must be followers of Jesus!”

Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Daily Radio Bible - January 13th, 22

Daily Radio Bible Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 30:51


Emptied Out to be Filled Up Genesis 31- 33 and Luke 13 Do you have a walking stick?  Do you have a mustard seed?  We're told that Jacob left home and had nothing but a walking stick.  And God returned him with so much more.  Jesus tells us that the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed.  It is the smallest seed that you plant in the garden, but when it is planted it becomes the largest of all the plants.   A walking stick and a mustard seed are both symbols of a walk of faith.  They remind us that God delights in demonstrating his grandeur through things that are small and in showing his strength through things that are weak.    We also learned that this life of faith will resemble a wrestling match. You'll wrestle with your flesh, your past, and the uncertainty of the future.  You'll have hidden gods in your tent that your earthly father can't see, but your heavenly father can.  And you'll have to give them up in the end.   This life of faith is a wrestling match, primarily with God.   And all who wrestle with God will  be marked in that match.  They'll come away with a constant reminder - a sign - that walking with God is a walk of faith, not a walk in the flesh.  We can put no confidence in our flesh.  We'll have a hitch in our step for the rest of our earthly lives, reminding us that a walk with God is a walk of faith.  We will wrestle until we rest - until dawn comes and he touches our hip.  We will wrestle until we see that it's not me, it's Christ in me.  That's the only way we can face the impossible journey that is ahead of us.  That's the only way that Jacob could face his brother, Esau.  That's the only way to cross the Jabbok river.  Jabbok literally means, to empty, to pour out.  And Jacob, in order to cross that river and move forward into the destiny that God called him to, had to empty himself.  Walking by faith will do that.  God will help us to do that, just like he helped Jacob.  At this point, everything Jacob has, his possessions, his wife, and his children, are all on the other side,.  Here he is, all alone, waiting to cross the river - with nothing.  There's nothing behind him and no seeming future before him. He's all alone.  At that point, when he seemingly reaches the end of himself, the wrestling becomes the fiercest.  He wrestles through the night until he can't wrestle anymore. By the time dawn comes, he is spent and ready to surrender.  He emptied himself.  Only then could he cross that river, moving forward into God's destiny for him. He won by losing.  By emptying himself, he saw that it was not him,  but God in him, God for him.  It is only then that he received his new name.  He was no longer Jacob - but Israel, because he wrestled with God and won.  I imagine Jacob faced that new day by faith. He crossed that river, having emptied himself, ready to face his fate, the destiny that God had for him.  He is seemingly ready to believe that God can do the impossible, that he can soften the heart of his brother, Esau, and give him a future, back home where he belonged. It is only when we empty ourselves, when  we win by losing, that we receive what God has for us.  Do you have a stick or a mustard seed?  Have you been wrestling with God? Have you emptied yourself?  There is a future ahead for you.  God has a destiny and a promise for you to live out  if you'll trust him.  Empty yourself and walk with him by faith.  Let him lead you across the Jabbok river, with a new life and anew name. My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  (Gal 2:20 NLT)

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

I worry, a lot. I worry about mistakes I've made in the past, and I worry about the future. I worry that my actions and insensitivities may have hurt people I care about. I worry that I have not handled my responsibilities well enough. I worry that I say the wrong things, or that I haven't said enough. I worry about being a good friend, family member, and teammate. I even worry about things that I have no control over. When we have safety drills in school, I worry about a shooter breaking in. Other times I think, "What if my dog runs off and gets hit by a car? What if one of my family members gets sick and dies?" What if, what if, what if... What if I can change my thoughts? One thing I don't have to worry about is whether or not God loves me. Jesus, who is fully God and fully human, faced the worst possible worry of all when He went to the cross. He suffered and died, and He did that for me. Then Jesus rose from the dead, making a way for me to be forgiven and live with Him forever. God is more powerful than everything—even death. His Holy Spirit reminds me that I am one of His. I am loved and protected. When the Israelites were about to enter the land God promised them, the Lord said to Joshua, “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). When I begin to worry, I remind myself that God is with me and I am never alone. I can give my worries to Him and take solace in His ultimate protection. When I drop my worries at the feet of the One who loves me, I feel lighter, and I can spread the light of Jesus all around me. • Kelly Bakshi • What is worrying you today? God invites us to talk to Him about these things and ask for help. • If you are feeling overwhelmed by worry, you're not alone. It's okay to ask people for help. If you need someone to talk to, you can set up an appointment for a one-time complimentary phone consultation with a Christian counselor through the Focus on the Family Counseling Service. In the United States, call 1-855-771-HELP (4357) weekdays 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) to set up an appointment. In Canada, book your appointment by calling 1-800-661-9800 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) and ask to speak with the care associate. You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap. Proverbs 3:25-26 (NLT)

Sex Chat for Christian Wives
New Year, New Sexual You

Sex Chat for Christian Wives

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 29:48


We're back! It was an eventful December and early January for us and will share what we have been doing. Today, we're talking about a new sexual you. What does that mean? What does it look like? And how can you achieve it? What does it mean to have a new sexual you? Are we saying just more sex or something else? What would it look like to make goals for improving sexuality? What kinds of goals can wives set for themselves and their marriage? Once you've set some goals, how can you track your progress? What even counts as progress? Let's wrap up with each of us giving our listeners a word of encouragement. What would you like to say to wives wanting this to be the year they embrace healthy and holy sexuality? Sponsor New Year Sale: Save 13% storewide using coupon 2022! Click HERE to visit Married Dance. From the Bible "Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many." Hebrews 12:14-15. "The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners." Isaiah 61:1. Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!     People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house;     you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life;     in your light we see light. Psalm 36:7-9 Resources Episode 109: Your Sexual Self Episode 112: Are You Compromising Too Much? (Listener Question) Do You Pray for Your Sex Life? - Hot, Holy & Humorous A Prayer for Your Sexual Intimacy - Hot, Holy & Humorous Prayer For Sexual Healing - Wild At Heart How to Feel Sexier this Year - CalmHealthySexy 5 Ways to Feel More Sensual - CalmHealthySexy Unlock Your Libido: 52 Week Sex Drive Transformation by Bonny Logsdon Burns Intimacy Revealed: 52 Devotions to Enhance Sex in Marriage by J. Parker 2019 Webinar Series 2020 Webinar Series Affiliate notice: This post contains affiliate links, meaning that our ministry receives a small commission with each purchase made through the link that helps cover our costs. Visit our website: forchristianwives.com

Real Relationship Talk
The Lowdown on the Hookup Culture: Five #Facts (Shameless Sex Series)

Real Relationship Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 39:10


The Lowdown on the Hookup Culture: Five #Facts (Shameless Sex Series)   Society seems obsessed with free sex. The hookup culture is alive and well, and it's not just millennials or Gen-Zers engaging in sex on demand. In today's episode, I'm giving you 5 reasons the hookup culture is no bueno and 5 practical steps to exit right out of it.   Many of us have been sold a lie that in order to embrace our sexuality, we need to be “sexually free,” or promiscuous, for lack of a better word. There are no rules, right? Do whatever pleases your fancy. The truth is the hookup culture has caused more pain, heartache, and loss than it's worth. Whether or not you are a Christian, there are many reasons why the hookup culture isn't a great idea. These reasons range from scientific reasons to spiritual reasons.   Here are a few (You'll have to listen to the full episode to hear them all):   Risks of Premarital Sex The hookup culture is responsible for a higher divorce rate. The hookup culture is responsible for fake intimacy (This is really important. Please listen around the 13:12 mark.) The hookup culture hinders commitment. I go into much detail on these three and two additional “risks” of premarital or extramarital sex. But let's not just talk risks . . . let's talk about real, practical steps people can take when trying to turn their sexual lives around. Practical Steps to Exit the Hookup Culture Decide to become accountable to yourself. Real accountability is an inside job first. DO NOT rush into marriage. This might sound counterintuitive coming from a pastor and marriage coach. But trust me, marriage will not solve your self-control issues. Watch what you watch. This is another very important simple step in the right direction. To hear the additional two tips for exiting the hookup culture, be sure to listen to the full podcast.   Remember, we are invited to live in freedom, but sexual freedom is not what our culture teaches us it is. The apostle Paul writes in Galatians 5:13, For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love (NLT).   Other Helpful Resources: Web MD – Benefits in Delaying Sex Until Marriage Why Premarital Sex is a Bad Idea Need Relationship or Marriage Coaching?     SUBSCRIBE | SHARE | RATE | COMMENT To ensure you never miss an episode, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Remember, sharing is caring! So, share these episodes with your friends and family via email or social media.  

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Two Basins, Two Towels

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 3:26


Filling a basin with water in the upper room, our Lord Jesus Christ washed the feet of His disciples. He then tenderly dried each foot with a towel He had hung around His waist. This included the two feet belonging to Judas. Christ knew Judas would betray Him in a few hours. Still, He washed Judas's feet, telling His disciples, “And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other's feet” (John 13:14). Christ used the basin and towel to demonstrate His healing, cleansing love for us and to call all of us to demonstrate that love to one another. The next day, after Christ's arrest and trial, another man used another basin and towel for a different purpose. In front of a screaming mob, Pontius Pilate used them to try to wash away his responsibility for Christ's death. To prevent a political uprising, Pilate ordered that Christ be beaten, and then he handed Him over for crucifixion. Pilate allowed people to execute Christ, who he had found not guilty (John 19:1-16). Two basins. Two towels. Jesus used His to make His disciples clean and renewed, free from the stains of sin. Pontius Pilate used his basin and towel to try to do the same for himself. But it didn't work. Jesus alone has the power to wash us, to free us of all sin. Only His death and resurrection can make us clean and forgive our wrongdoing. And Jesus offers this forgiveness to each of us freely and lovingly. • Kathy Irey • Jesus's love and forgiveness is more powerful than any sin. What needs to be restored and made new in your life today? Consider taking some time to bring this to Jesus in prayer. • How can you remind those around you of Jesus's love and forgiveness? “I [Jesus] have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.” John 13:15 (NLT)

People's Church
Run To Win | Herbert Cooper - Audio

People's Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 38:20


1 Corinthians 9:24   Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! (NLT) Judges 6:1-5 The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and for seven years he gave them into the hands of the Midianites.  2  Because the power of Midian was so oppressive, the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves and strongholds.  3  Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites and other eastern peoples invaded the country.  4  They camped on the land and ruined the crops all the way to Gaza and did not spare a living thing for Israel, neither sheep nor cattle nor donkeys.  5  They came up with their livestock and their tents like swarms of locusts. It was impossible to count them or their camels; they invaded the land to ravage it. (NIV) Judges 6:12-13   When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” 13  “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.” (NIV) Judges 6:14-15 The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” 15  “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” (NIV) 4 Ways To Winning in 2022 1. Winning in 2022 requires crying out to God Judges 6:6-7   Midian so impoverished the Israelites that they cried out to the LORD for help. When the Israelites cried out to the Lord because of Midian, (NIV) 2. Winning in 2022 requires a commitment to God’s Word Judges 6:10 I said to you, ‘I am the Lord your God; do not worship the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you live.’ But you have not listened to me.” (NIV) Judges 6:1 The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and for seven years he gave them into the hands of the Midianites. (NIV) James 1:22–25   Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23  Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24  and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25  But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. (NIV) 3. Winning in 2022 requires believing what God says about you Judges 6:12 When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” (NIV) Judges 6:15 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” (NIV) The following list is not for YouVersion. It is for lower thirds only, split into several slides. I am a mighty warrior. I am more than a conqueror. I am new creation. I am Child of God. I can do all things through Christ. I am a friend of God. I am Justified. I am Redeemed. I am sealed with the Holy Spirit. I am the temple of the Holy Spirit. I am Chosen. I am Forgiven. I am Made alive in Christ. I am God’s workmanship. I am a citizen of heaven. I am a person of purpose. I am anointed. I am powerful. I am the salt of the earth. I am a world changer. I am successful. I am a WINNER! 4. Winning in 2022 requires you to go Judges 6:14 The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” (NIV) 1 Corinthians 9:24   Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! (NLT)

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

People make promises but often fail to fulfill them. Sometimes people change their minds about the promises they've made, or lie about them, or even forget they made a promise at all. Other times, promises are broken because of human limitations or unforeseen circumstances. There are many reasons people cannot always be depended upon to keep their promises. But when God makes a promise, He always fulfills it. Because He is not limited in any way, God cannot fail to do what He has promised. He does not lie or forget what He has said. So it doesn't matter how impossible it may seem for God's promise to be fulfilled; it will come to pass because God has said so. One example of this is when God promised that Abraham and Sarah would have a child together (Genesis 17-18). Although Abraham and Sarah were very old and, naturally speaking, it was impossible for them to have a baby, that didn't stop God from keeping His promise. Sarah gave birth to Isaac at just the time God said she would (Genesis 21:1-3). God gives us promises through His Word, and we see many of these fulfilled in Jesus. In the Old Testament, God promised to send a Messiah to save us. Jesus is that Messiah. Because God loves us, He came and willingly died for us, and then He rose from the dead three days later, just like He said He would (Matthew 28:6). We can rely on Jesus to do what He says He'll do. As Christians, we can know He will be with us through the Holy Spirit, and He will return one day to judge the world justly, raise us from the dead, and restore creation! As we wait for Jesus to return, we can rely on God's promise in Hebrews 13:5, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” And the Holy Spirit helps us believe what God says, hold on to His promises, and wait for their fulfillment. God is dependable. When the winds of unbelief and the waves of doubt come, God will still keep His powerful and precious promises to us. • Enid Adah Nyinomujuni • How are God's promises different from people's promises? God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through? Numbers 23:19 (NLT)

The Prodigal Son
Week 29 In Him Scripture Study / Let His Word Abide In You

The Prodigal Son

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 22:24


January 07 2022 Friday Week 29 In Him Scripture Study  Let His Word Abide In You Ephesians 1:15-23 NLT  'Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God's people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.'  Ephesians 3:14-21 NLT 'When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.' This In Him Scripture Study Started On June 21 2021 Go Back And Listen From The Beginning…  Matthew 11:28  Find Rest In Jesus Christ Your Lord and Savior… Mark 10:29-30  100 Fold Return…  Millions of people live in chains not knowing that they have the key to break those chains… Biblical Hope Is A Confident Expectation… Mark 9:23  All things are possible to them that believe… John 15:7-8  Let God's Word abide in your heart to wash out all the unbelief… Mark 11:22-23  Let God's Word wash all that doubt out of your heart… Romans 10:9-10 KJV/NLT/AMPC  Salvation… Romans 10:13  Call On The Name Of Jesus And Make Him Lord today… The Biblical Definition Of Grace Is God's Unmerited Favor… Matthew 18:19-20  I will agree with you about your prayer request… Acts 10:34  God is not a respecter of persons. He loves and cares for us all the same… Romans 12:3  God has given us His Faith… Romans 5:5  God has given us His Love… 2 Corinthians 5:17  We are new creatures in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… 2 Corinthians 5:21  We are the Righteousness of God in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… God's Word Is True Above All Opinions…  Romans 12:2  Renew your mind to what God's Word says… Believe God's Word Above All Opinion… Philippians 4:13  We can do all things through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… Philippians 4:19  God will provide all your needs… Romans 10:13  Call on Jesus' Name and be Saved… 1 John 1:9  Confess your sins God Will Cleanse You…  John 3:3  You Must Be Born Again… Luke 15:10  Heaven Rejoices Over One Person That Repents And Is Born Again… John 3:16  Believe On The Lord Jesus Christ Your Lord And Savior… 1 Peter 2:24  Healing… Mark 10:29-30  100 Fold Return… Share This Podcast On Your Social Media Website https://the-prodigalson.com What God's Word Can Do In Your Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJWTZG_x2vE&t=3s Email tstacyhayes@gmail.com YouVersion Bible App  https://my.bible.comi iOS App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prodigal-son/id1450529518?mt=8 …  Android App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.wizzard.android.prodical  Social Media https://www.facebook.com/The-Prodigal-SON-209069136315959/ https://www.facebook.com/noreligion1511/ https://twitter.com/noreligion1511 https://www.instagram.com/noreligion1511/ https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCPx4s1CLkSYef6mp4dSuU4w/featured

Wisdom-Trek ©
Day 1819 – A Person Worth Following – Daily Wisdom

Wisdom-Trek ©

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 3:39


Welcome to Day 1819 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me. This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom A Person Worth Following – Daily Wisdom Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps.  We are on Day 1819 of our Trek, and it's time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today's trek.  Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge.  So we are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Hello, my friend; this is Gramps.  Thanks for coming along on today's trek as we increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy.  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2016%3A16&version=NLT (Proverbs 16:16)  How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!    If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life.  So let's jump right in with today's nugget: Today's quote is from Croft M. Pentz, and it is: A person worth following is a follower of Christ. A Person Worth Following We need to be very careful about who we follow and who influences our lives.  As Christ-followers, we need to follow those who are followers of Christ themselves.  The worldviews that we are forming are shaped by those we emulate.  If we imitate someone whose lives are not fully grounded in God's Word, our worldview will become skewed and we will get off the path we should be following.  We all have 168 hours per week; how we invest that time will determine the return on that investment.  If we follow a person without the proper worldview, we will lose the return on our investment.  First, we must know and follow God's precepts, and then we need to make sure those who are mentoring us are also grounded in God's Word.   To do anything less is putting us in danger of failing in our spiritual walk. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2015%3A33&version=NLT (1 Corinthians 15:33) Don't be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.” As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.' If you would like to listen to any of our past 1818 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at Wisdom-Trek.com.  I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so that each day's trek will be downloaded automatically.  If you would also like to receive our weekly newsletter called ‘Wisdom Notes,' please email me at guthrie@wisdom-trek.com. Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal. As we take this Trek together, let us always: Live Abundantly (Fully) Love Unconditionally Listen Intentionally Learn Continuously Lend to others Generously Lead with Integrity Leave a Living Legacy Each Day I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to 'Keep Moving Forward,' ‘Enjoy your Journey,' and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday'!  See you Tomorrow for more daily wisdom!

The Prodigal Son
Week 29 In Him Scripture Study / Outside Of Him We Can Do Nothing

The Prodigal Son

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 22:37


January 06 2022 Thursday Week 29 In Him Scripture Study  Outside Of Him We Can Do Nothing Ephesians 1:15-23 NLT  'Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God's people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.'  Ephesians 3:14-21 NLT 'When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.' This In Him Scripture Study Started On June 21 2021 Go Back And Listen From The Beginning…  Matthew 11:28  Find Rest In Jesus Christ Your Lord and Savior… Mark 10:29-30  100 Fold Return…  Millions of people live in chains not knowing that they have the key to break those chains… Biblical Hope Is A Confident Expectation… John 15:4-5  Abiding In Jesus Christ Your Lord And Savior bears much fruit… Philippians 4:13  We can do all thing Through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… Matthew 6:33  Seek His Kingdom and He'll Take care of the rest… Mark 9:23  All thing are possible to those that believe what God has said… Romans 10:9-10 KJV/NLT/AMPC  Salvation… Romans 10:13  Call On The Name Of Jesus And Make Him Lord today… The Biblical Definition Of Grace Is God's Unmerited Favor… Matthew 18:19-20  I will agree with you about your prayer request… Acts 10:34  God is not a respecter of persons. He loves and cares for us all the same… Romans 12:3  God has given us His Faith… Romans 5:5  God has given us His Love… 2 Corinthians 5:17  We are new creatures in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… 2 Corinthians 5:21  We are the Righteousness of God in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… God's Word Is True Above All Opinions…  Romans 12:2  Renew your mind to what God's Word says… Believe God's Word Above All Opinion… Philippians 4:13  We can do all things through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… Philippians 4:19  God will provide all your needs… Romans 10:13  Call on Jesus' Name and be Saved… 1 John 1:9  Confess your sins God Will Cleanse You…  John 3:3  You Must Be Born Again… Luke 15:10  Heaven Rejoices Over One Person That Repents And Is Born Again… John 3:16  Believe On The Lord Jesus Christ Your Lord And Savior… 1 Peter 2:24  Healing… Mark 10:29-30  100 Fold Return… Share This Podcast On Your Social Media Website https://the-prodigalson.com What God's Word Can Do In Your Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJWTZG_x2vE&t=3s Email tstacyhayes@gmail.com YouVersion Bible App  https://my.bible.comi iOS App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prodigal-son/id1450529518?mt=8 …  Android App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.wizzard.android.prodical  Social Media https://www.facebook.com/The-Prodigal-SON-209069136315959/ https://www.facebook.com/noreligion1511/ https://twitter.com/noreligion1511 https://www.instagram.com/noreligion1511/ https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCPx4s1CLkSYef6mp4dSuU4w/featured

Christ Church
01/02/22: A Fresh Start

Christ Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 41:15


2 Kings 22: 1-2 (NLT)

The Prodigal Son
Week 29 In Him Scripture Study / Know You Are In Him And He In You

The Prodigal Son

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 22:36


January 05 2022 Wednesday  Week 29 In Him Scripture Study  Know You Are In Him And He In You Ephesians 1:15-23 NLT  'Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God's people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.'  Ephesians 3:14-21 NLT 'When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.' This In Him Scripture Study Started On June 21 2021 Go Back And Listen From The Beginning…  Matthew 11:28  Find Rest In Jesus Christ Your Lord and Savior… Mark 10:29-30  100 Fold Return…  Millions of people live in chains not knowing that they have the key to break those chains… Biblical Hope Is A Confident Expectation… John 14:20  He's in you and you're in Him… John 14:16  Jesus sent the Holy Spirit…  Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in The Lord (God's Word)… Romans 10:9-10 KJV/NLT/AMPC  Salvation… Romans 10:13  Call On The Name Of Jesus And Make Him Lord today… The Biblical Definition Of Grace Is God's Unmerited Favor… Matthew 18:19-20  I will agree with you about your prayer request… Acts 10:34  God is not a respecter of persons. He loves and cares for us all the same… Romans 12:3  God has given us His Faith… Romans 5:5  God has given us His Love… 2 Corinthians 5:17  We are new creatures in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… 2 Corinthians 5:21  We are the Righteousness of God in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… God's Word Is True Above All Opinions…  Romans 12:2  Renew your mind to what God's Word says… Believe God's Word Above All Opinion… Philippians 4:13  We can do all things through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… Philippians 4:19  God will provide all your needs… Romans 10:13  Call on Jesus' Name and be Saved… 1 John 1:9  Confess your sins God Will Cleanse You…  John 3:3  You Must Be Born Again… Luke 15:10  Heaven Rejoices Over One Person That Repents And Is Born Again… John 3:16  Believe On The Lord Jesus Christ Your Lord And Savior… 1 Peter 2:24  Healing… Mark 10:29-30  100 Fold Return… Share This Podcast On Your Social Media Website https://the-prodigalson.com What God's Word Can Do In Your Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJWTZG_x2vE&t=3s Email tstacyhayes@gmail.com YouVersion Bible App  https://my.bible.comi iOS App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prodigal-son/id1450529518?mt=8 …  Android App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.wizzard.android.prodical  Social Media https://www.facebook.com/The-Prodigal-SON-209069136315959/ https://www.facebook.com/noreligion1511/ https://twitter.com/noreligion1511 https://www.instagram.com/noreligion1511/ https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCPx4s1CLkSYef6mp4dSuU4w/featured

Daily Bible Reading Podcast
Beginning of the year: Clearing up confusion

Daily Bible Reading Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 8:25


Hey there! It seems like we are off to a good start this year in the Daily Bible Reading Podcast. I have already gotten one email indicating some confusion on the part of one listener, so I will explain about that in just a few moments. First I want to ask you to share the DBRP NOW with your friends. If you started listening to the podcasts just a few days ago, then perhaps it has occured to you, “Hey, this podcast would be perfect for” this or that friend. If so, please share with them right away. This first week of the yearly plan is a great time to start listening, and if your friend wants to, he/she can easily catch up with you. Then you can discuss the readings together. If you visit the Read This First pages linked in the header of dailybiblereading.info, you can find the Sharing page, which has images that you can use for sharing on social media posts. I will give you some reasons for contacting me below, so let me share now that my favorite way for you to contact me is via the Contact button at dailybiblereading.info. It's in the upper right hand corner of the screen. I have recently revised much of the information found in the Read This First pages linked in the banner of dailybiblereading.info. That's the place to go for information about Bible apps, podcast apps, Bible sites useful for digging deeper. and also information about me. Last year, I followed the 3D reading plan again, but did not listen to any of the podcasts. This year, I am going to listen to all of them again in a concentrated way, looking for things to improve. And already I have made improvements to some podcasts from episode 1 through 26. I always want to know if you find a mistake in something I have said in one of the recordings. Here is the item of confusion mentioned above that I wanted to share with you: YouVersion now has an audio play button at the bottom of the page for the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan. Because that reading plan is sponsored by the Daily Bible Reading Podcast, some people will think that the play button is giving them the recordings for the podcasts. It does NOT. If you hit the play button, you get a Siri/Alexa-like voice that reads the devotional content page, and after that page, the app will play whatever voice is bundled with the translation you have selected. If any of the people who have recently subscribed to the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan in the YouVersion app are confused like that, then they won't get the message about their mistake, since they will never see the extra podcast that I release like this one. However, when the voice pronounces the name of Job as job, I hope that they will figure out that they are not listening to a podcast. Actually following the 3D reading plan that way is not too bad. I'm just sorry that those who do this will miss out on some of the extra information that I can give in podcasts and also the prayers at the end of each podcast. For more information about my two full-Bible reading plans in the YouVersion app, please visit the Read This First pages linked at dailybiblereading.info, and look for the page that is about Listening to podcasts. I want to close this podcast with a selection of quick tips. For all of these items, you can find more complete information in the Read This First pages. If you have any questions about why I have recorded the NLT and the GNT for the DBRP, please see the Read This First pages. Those two are the most understandable English translations for those consuming Scripture in audio form. If you started listening to episode 1 podcast on January 1st, if you don't want to install a podcast app, you can simply go to dailybiblereading.info or dailygntbiblereading.info. Your daily episode will be near the top. This is also a great method if you want to use a computer instead of a smaller device. If you are somewhere in the middle of the year or are irregular in your listening, a good podcast app will make it easy to select the next episode without having to remember the day number or search for it. If my reading is too slow for you, a good podcast app will let you choose to speed up the audio. My favorite speed is 1.25. I don't recommend listening to Scripture at 1.5 speed if your aim is to understand it and think about it. When I was reading the 3D plan last year and not listening to the audio, I enjoyed using the MyBible app, which works on both Apple and Android devices. It has MANY options for customization. A simpler app that allows you to follow the 3D plan is called Quick Bibles. The Indonesian version of that program is the most popular Bible app in Indonesia. For listening to the 3D plan using smart speakers, please see the Read This First pages at dailybiblereading.info. Please, if you are listening to the DBRP on your commute to work, have things set up with your podcast app so you do not need to touch your phone. I want to repeat my appeal from the top of this episode: Please share with your friends about the 3D reading plan and the Daily Bible Reading Podcasts. Any day of the year is a good day to start listening to the Bible. The Holy Spirit will never tell you not to read the Bible. That message comes from someone else. Expect the Holy Spirit to speak to you each time you read or listen to the Bible. Please forget about me and listen to Him. Gale and I send you our New Year's greetings, and as always, I say, May the Lord bless you ‘real good'.

Daily GNT Bible Reading Podcast
Beginning of the year: Clearing up confusion

Daily GNT Bible Reading Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 8:25


Hey there! It seems like we are off to a good start this year in the Daily Bible Reading Podcast. I have already gotten one email indicating some confusion on the part of one listener, so I will explain about that in just a few moments. First I want to ask you to share the DBRP NOW with your friends. If you started listening to the podcasts just a few days ago, then perhaps it has occured to you, “Hey, this podcast would be perfect for” this or that friend. If so, please share with them right away. This first week of the yearly plan is a great time to start listening, and if your friend wants to, he/she can easily catch up with you. Then you can discuss the readings together. If you visit the Read This First pages linked in the header of dailybiblereading.info, you can find the Sharing page, which has images that you can use for sharing on social media posts. I will give you some reasons for contacting me below, so let me share now that my favorite way for you to contact me is via the Contact button at dailybiblereading.info. It's in the upper right hand corner of the screen. I have recently revised much of the information found in the Read This First pages linked in the banner of dailybiblereading.info. That's the place to go for information about Bible apps, podcast apps, Bible sites useful for digging deeper. and also information about me. Last year, I followed the 3D reading plan again, but did not listen to any of the podcasts. This year, I am going to listen to all of them again in a concentrated way, looking for things to improve. And already I have made improvements to some podcasts from episode 1 through 26. I always want to know if you find a mistake in something I have said in one of the recordings. Here is the item of confusion mentioned above that I wanted to share with you: YouVersion now has an audio play button at the bottom of the page for the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan. Because that reading plan is sponsored by the Daily Bible Reading Podcast, some people will think that the play button is giving them the recordings for the podcasts. It does NOT. If you hit the play button, you get a Siri/Alexa-like voice that reads the devotional content page, and after that page, the app will play whatever voice is bundled with the translation you have selected. If any of the people who have recently subscribed to the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan in the YouVersion app are confused like that, then they won't get the message about their mistake, since they will never see the extra podcast that I release like this one. However, when the voice pronounces the name of Job as job, I hope that they will figure out that they are not listening to a podcast. Actually following the 3D reading plan that way is not too bad. I'm just sorry that those who do this will miss out on some of the extra information that I can give in podcasts and also the prayers at the end of each podcast. For more information about my two full-Bible reading plans in the YouVersion app, please visit the Read This First pages linked at dailybiblereading.info, and look for the page that is about Listening to podcasts. I want to close this podcast with a selection of quick tips. For all of these items, you can find more complete information in the Read This First pages. If you have any questions about why I have recorded the NLT and the GNT for the DBRP, please see the Read This First pages. Those two are the most understandable English translations for those consuming Scripture in audio form. If you started listening to episode 1 podcast on January 1st, if you don't want to install a podcast app, you can simply go to dailybiblereading.info or dailygntbiblereading.info. Your daily episode will be near the top. This is also a great method if you want to use a computer instead of a smaller device. If you are somewhere in the middle of the year or are irregular in your listening, a good podcast app will make it easy to select the next episode without having to remember the day number or search for it. If my reading is too slow for you, a good podcast app will let you choose to speed up the audio. My favorite speed is 1.25. I don't recommend listening to Scripture at 1.5 speed if your aim is to understand it and think about it. When I was reading the 3D plan last year and not listening to the audio, I enjoyed using the MyBible app, which works on both Apple and Android devices. It has MANY options for customization. A simpler app that allows you to follow the 3D plan is called Quick Bibles. The Indonesian version of that program is the most popular Bible app in Indonesia. For listening to the 3D plan using smart speakers, please see the Read This First pages at dailybiblereading.info. Please, if you are listening to the DBRP on your commute to work, have things set up with your podcast app so you do not need to touch your phone. I want to repeat my appeal from the top of this episode: Please share with your friends about the 3D reading plan and the Daily Bible Reading Podcasts. Any day of the year is a good day to start listening to the Bible. The Holy Spirit will never tell you not to read the Bible. That message comes from someone else. Expect the Holy Spirit to speak to you each time you read or listen to the Bible. Please forget about me and listen to Him. Gale and I send you our New Year's greetings, and as always, I say, May the Lord bless you ‘real good'.

The Prodigal Son
Week 29 In Him Scripture Study / Accept Him (Dwell In Him)

The Prodigal Son

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 23:13


January 04 2022 Tuesday Week 29 In Him Scripture Study  Accept Him (Dwell In Him) Ephesians 1:15-23 NLT  'Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God's people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.'  Ephesians 3:14-21 NLT 'When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.' This In Him Scripture Study Started On June 21 2021 Go Back And Listen From The Beginning…  Matthew 11:28  Find Rest In Jesus Christ Your Lord and Savior… Mark 10:29-30  100 Fold Return…  Millions of people live in chains not knowing that they have the key to break those chains… Biblical Hope Is A Confident Expectation… John 6:56  Accepting Him as Lord gives you a place in Him… John 6:67-68  Peter knew Jesus had the words of eternal life… Matthew 11:28-30  Yoke up with Jesus… If your yoke is not easy and your burden is not light it is not God… Romans 10:9-10 KJV/NLT/AMPC  Salvation… Romans 10:13  Call On The Name Of Jesus And Make Him Lord today… The Biblical Definition Of Grace Is God's Unmerited Favor… Matthew 18:19-20  I will agree with you about your prayer request… Acts 10:34  God is not a respecter of persons. He loves and cares for us all the same… Romans 12:3  God has given us His Faith… Romans 5:5  God has given us His Love… 2 Corinthians 5:17  We are new creatures in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… 2 Corinthians 5:21  We are the Righteousness of God in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… God's Word Is True Above All Opinions…  Romans 12:2  Renew your mind to what God's Word says… Believe God's Word Above All Opinion… Philippians 4:13  We can do all things through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… Philippians 4:19  God will provide all your needs… Romans 10:13  Call on Jesus' Name and be Saved… 1 John 1:9  Confess your sins God Will Cleanse You…  John 3:3  You Must Be Born Again… Luke 15:10  Heaven Rejoices Over One Person That Repents And Is Born Again… John 3:16  Believe On The Lord Jesus Christ Your Lord And Savior… 1 Peter 2:24  Healing… Mark 10:29-30  100 Fold Return… Share This Podcast On Your Social Media Website https://the-prodigalson.com What God's Word Can Do In Your Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJWTZG_x2vE&t=3s Email tstacyhayes@gmail.com YouVersion Bible App  https://my.bible.comi iOS App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prodigal-son/id1450529518?mt=8 …  Android App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.wizzard.android.prodical  Social Media https://www.facebook.com/The-Prodigal-SON-209069136315959/ https://www.facebook.com/noreligion1511/ https://twitter.com/noreligion1511 https://www.instagram.com/noreligion1511/ https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCPx4s1CLkSYef6mp4dSuU4w/featured

Maturing in Christ
Things to remember before entering into a Fast - I Corinthians 9:24-27 NLT

Maturing in Christ

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 31:48


1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NLT   24 Don't you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! 25 All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 26 So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. 27 I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.

Pursuit Church of the Nazarene
Unto Us A Child Is Born - Beyond the Nativity

Pursuit Church of the Nazarene

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 31:57


Jesus is so much more than a baby in the nativity scene. He is everything! Key Scriptures: Colossians 1:15-20 NLT

The Prodigal Son
Week 29 In Him Scripture Study / Perfect In His Sight

The Prodigal Son

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 22:31


January 03 2022 Monday Week 29 In Him Scripture Study  Perfect In His Sight Ephesians 1:15-23 NLT  'Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God's people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.'  Ephesians 3:14-21 NLT 'When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.' This In Him Scripture Study Started On June 21 2021 Go Back And Listen From The Beginning…  Matthew 11:28  Find Rest In Jesus Christ Your Lord and Savior… Mark 10:29-30  100 Fold Return…  Millions of people live in chains not knowing that they have the key to break those chains… Biblical Hope Is A Confident Expectation… Hebrew 3:20-21  Perfect In God's sight in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… 2 Corinthians 5:7  We walk by faith and not by sight… 2 Corinthians 5:21  Jesus made you righteous in Him… Colossians 1:28  Presenting us perfect in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… Romans 10:9-10 KJV/NLT/AMPC  Salvation… The Biblical Definition Of Grace Is God's Unmerited Favor… Matthew 18:19-20  I will agree with you about your prayer request… Acts 10:34  God is not a respecter of persons. He loves and cares for us all the same… Romans 12:3  God has given us His Faith… Romans 5:5  God has given us His Love… 2 Corinthians 5:17  We are new creatures in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… 2 Corinthians 5:21  We are the Righteousness of God in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… God's Word Is True Above All Opinions…  Romans 12:2  Renew your mind to what God's Word says… Believe God's Word Above All Opinion… Philippians 4:13  We can do all things through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… Philippians 4:19  God will provide all your needs… Romans 10:13  Call on Jesus' Name and be Saved… 1 John 1:9  Confess your sins God Will Cleanse You…  John 3:3  You Must Be Born Again… Luke 15:10  Heaven Rejoices Over One Person That Repents And Is Born Again… John 3:16  Believe On The Lord Jesus Christ Your Lord And Savior… 1 Peter 2:24  Healing… Mark 10:29-30  100 Fold Return… Share This Podcast On Your Social Media Website https://the-prodigalson.com What God's Word Can Do In Your Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJWTZG_x2vE&t=3s Email tstacyhayes@gmail.com YouVersion Bible App  https://my.bible.comi iOS App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prodigal-son/id1450529518?mt=8 …  Android App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.wizzard.android.prodical  Social Media https://www.facebook.com/The-Prodigal-SON-209069136315959/ https://www.facebook.com/noreligion1511/ https://twitter.com/noreligion1511 https://www.instagram.com/noreligion1511/ https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCPx4s1CLkSYef6mp4dSuU4w/featured

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Studying Creation and Creator

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 4:07


As Christians, how should we approach science? From forests to soil, seas to sky, planets to microorganisms, to you and me, God's creation is incredible! God calls us to be caretakers of His creation, and to best take care of something and appreciate it, we have to understand it. But first, we have to acknowledge that our human interpretations and understandings of the world are imperfect and incomplete. Until Jesus returns, we will never fully understand how the natural world works, just like we will never fully understand the Bible. But that shouldn't stop us from studying and exploring what God has given us. When we come across something that doesn't make sense, it helps to remember that God's ways are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8-9). If there seems to be conflict between our interpretations of science and our interpretations of the Bible, there's probably something we've missed—or haven't discovered yet. Sometimes, it might seem like science disproves what God says, but this is just because we don't know all there is to know. As we search for answers, we can rest on God and His Word. The Creator knows everything about His creation, and He is master of all (Psalm 24:1). We need to remember that the Bible is not a science textbook; it's God's story of redeeming the world through Jesus. Science helps us understand God's creation, and that helps us learn more about God—His creation reflects His character. The complexity, detail, structure, beauty, and imagination in creation all point to the awesome One who crafted it. But creation also shows the brokenness caused by sin. God made all things good, but when people went against God, death and decay and violence entered the world. But God wanted to restore all of creation, including us. So Jesus, God the Son, came to live among us as a human. Out of His great love, He suffered and died for us. Yet death couldn't hold the all-powerful Creator. Jesus rose from the dead, and anyone who puts their trust in Jesus will also raise back to life when Jesus returns to make everything new! Far more important than knowing exactly how the world works or how everything was created is knowing the One who created it all. God made everything with a purpose: to glorify Him. The God who is in complete control of the universe wants us to know His love deeply. As Christians, we can explore, appreciate, and care for God's creation through science, recognizing that God is the Creator and Restorer of everything. • Abby Ciona • Where have you seen God's goodness in creation? Where have you seen brokenness? The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Psalm 19:1 (NLT)

Life Center Tacoma
Essentials | Part One | Something You Wouldn't Believe

Life Center Tacoma

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 39:50


Message by Pastor Josiah Thomas Acts 2:22-24, 36-38 (NLT) There's a SOURCE Acts 2:22-24 (NLT) John 14:6 (NLT) John 3:16-17 (NLT) There's a STRUCTURE Ephesians 2:8-9 (NLT) Romans 10:9 (NLT) Acts 13:40-42 (NLT) Acts 15:7-11 (NLT)

Loving the Word
January 3

Loving the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 8:06


Revelation 3 NLT

Bloom Church Podcast
Reset - Week 1

Bloom Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 46:14


Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart. You share with me the special favor of God, both in my imprisonment and in defending and confirming the truth of the Good News. God knows how much I love you and long for you with the tender compassion of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:3-8 NLT   1. A CONTINUOUSLY GROWING LOVE I pray that your love will overflow more and more… Philippians 1:9 NLT   One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?” The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.' And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!” The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Luke 10:25-29 NLT   “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked. The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.” Luke 10:36-37 NLT   If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn't love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God's secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn't love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn't love others, I would have gained nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NLT   2. THAT YOU KEEP ON GROWING …and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. Philippians 1:9 NLT   11 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. 13 This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God's Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13 NLT   Verse 11 is Mentor Verse 12 is Ministry Verse 13 is Maturity   3. DISCOVER WHAT IS TRULY IMPORTANT For I want you to understand what really matters… Philippians 1:10 NLT   If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? Matthew 16:25-26 NLT     'Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw. But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person's work has any value. If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward. But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder will be saved, but like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames. 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 NLT

People's Church
Breakthrough In 2022 | Joseph Kellogg - Audio

People's Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 30:22


THIS IS THE YEAR FOR BREAKTHROUGH! Matthew 6:25-34 NIV 25  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  27  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life [a] ? 28  “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  30  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?  31  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  33  But SEEK FIRST his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  34  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” SEEK FIRST “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 NLT 1. PRAY BOLD PRAYERS. You are one bold prayer away from a breakthrough. Bold prayers honor God, and God honors bold prayers. Mark 9:22-23 NLT “Have mercy on us and help us, if you can. What do you mean if I can? Jesus asked, “Anything is possible if a person believe.” 2. PRAY SPECIFIC PRAYERS. Mark 10:51-52 NLT “What do you want me to do for you? Jesus ask, “My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see.” And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.” Matthew 7:9-11 NLT “You parents – if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Of if you ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly father give good gifts to those who ask him.” The greatest tragedy in life is the prayers that go unanswered because they go unasked. 3. PRAY PERSISTENT PRAYERS. Matthew 7:7-8 NLT “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who ask, receives, everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be open.” UNTIL YOU GET AN ANSWER, KEEP CIRCLING IT IN PRAYER. 4. PRAY CONSISTENT PRAYERS. Mark 1:35 NLT “Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 “ Never stop praying.” NLT “Pray continually.” NIV “Pray without ceasing.” NKJV “Pray all the time.” MSG “Make your life a prayer.” TPT Acts 2:42 NLT, “All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.” Colossians 4:2 NLT “Devote yourselves to prayer with an apart mind and a thankful heart.” BREAKTHROUGH WILL HAPPEN WHEN YOU SEEK GOD FIRST.

Bakersfield First Assembly
Call on the Name of the Lord

Bakersfield First Assembly

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 32:15


Call on the Name of the LORD Genesis 4:25-26 (NIV) – [25] Adam lay with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, “God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.” [26] Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD. “Seth was 105 years old when his son Enosh was born. ‘Enosh’ means ‘man’ and comes from a Hebrew word that means ‘frail, weak.’ It’s the word for man that emphasizes how fragile and weak we really are in ourselves.” (The Bible Exposition Commentary) 1. There is an appointed time. Isaiah 55:6 (NIV) – [6] Seek the LORD while he may be found; CALL ON HIM while he is near. “Here is a gracious offer of pardon, and peace, and of all happiness. It shall not be in vain to seek God, now his word is calling to us, and his Spirit is striving with us. But there is a day coming when he will not be found. There may come such a time in this life; it is certain that at death and judgment the door will be shut. There must be not only a change of the way, but a change of the mind.” (Matthew Henry Commentary) “Unfortunately, when left to themselves, people tend to get worse instead of better… Violence was on the rise. Two distinct groups were emerging: (1) those who showed indifference to sin and evil, and (2) those who worshiped the Lord. (Life Application Bible Notes) 2. We are distinct from the world. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (NIV) – [14] Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? [15] What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? [16] What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” [17] “Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” [18] “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 3. The world is getting worse. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NLT) – [1] You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. [2] For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. [3] They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. [4] They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. [5] They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! “Call” (qara) means “to call, to declare, to summon, to invite, to read, to be called, to be invoked, to be named. (Complete Word Study Dictionary) “A remarkable thing is recorded in connection with the birth of this boy [Enosh]: at that time, people began to gather together to worship God, proclaim His name, and pray… The Hebrew word translated “call upon,” carries the meaning of praying in God’s name and also proclaiming his name in worship… There was a revival of public worship and believing prayer as the descendants of Seth met together in the name of the Lord.” (Wiersbe Commentary) 4. A practice of worship, proclamation, and prayer will bring revival. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) – [14] If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Today in the Word Devotional
Is Learning Ever Meaningless?

Today in the Word Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022


When I took my last formal math class in high school, I sighed with relief. Little did I imagine that my wife and I would later be trying to help our own children with their math classes! Part of the problem is that they perceive math as meaningless to their future goals (in fact, so did I!). This undercuts their motivation to learn and do well. The writer of Ecclesiastes, probably Solomon, judged all human knowledge and everything we try to accomplish “under the sun” as “meaningless, a chasing after the wind” (v. 14). He concluded this after a long research project involving both science (v. 13) and philosophy (v. 17). Why would one of the wisest people, the recipient of a special gift of wisdom from the Lord (2 Chronicles 1), say such a thing? He said this because everything that is earthbound and temporal ends in death, so all merely human knowledge and activities are ultimately futile. Trying to find meaning or purpose “under the sun” is thus a “heavy burden” (v. 13), also translated “unhappy business” and “miserable task.” One Bible version puts it this way: “God has dealt a tragic existence to the human race” (NLT). In modern terms, we call it the “rat race.” We know this is a consequence of sin and death entering the world at the Fall (Genesis 3). Solomon’s first summary proverb essentially means “it is what it is” or “this truth cannot be changed” (v. 15). No inspirational poster or meme can overcome the emptiness of earthly life. His second summary proverb ironically suggests that ignorance is bliss (v. 18). In other words: “Whoever increases his knowledge merely increases his heartache.” But we shouldn’t despair. What’s missing from this “under the sun” evaluation is God, our sovereign and gracious Creator. The exploration continues tomorrow. >> Take stock of your life today. Which parts feel “meaningless, a chasing after the wind”? Is it because your expectations are unrealistic? Remember that no earthly learning or activity can ever truly satisfy us.

Loving the Word
January 2

Loving the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 8:14


Revelation 2 NLT

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

"You're not part of the team. You can't come with us. You're not invited.” Has anyone said something like this to you? It hurts when others make it clear you are not welcome. We all want a place to belong. Whether in a family, church community, with friends, or on a team, having a place to belong gives us a sense of value. It's a reminder that someone cares for us. And the truth is, God created us to live in community and have the purposeful work of caring for His creation together. But when humans went their own way against God, this good design was broken. Now we experience exclusion, which breeds feelings of isolation and low self-worth. But even amidst all this brokenness, God didn't abandon us. Jesus came to be with us, and He made a way for us to be in close relationship with God and each other again. Through dying and raising back to life, Jesus has done what it takes to reverse the damage caused by our sin. One day, He will right every wrong. In the meantime, even though we may be rejected by friends, organizations, or family members in this dysfunctional world we inhabit, Jesus will never reject those who come to Him (John 6:37). He wants to include us in the family of God, and He doesn't discriminate based on our background, appearance, gender, class, age, or anything else. Jesus knows our hearts, and He wants to satisfy our deepest desires. Even if everyone else disowns us, Jesus promises us the security of relationship with Him. When Jesus knew that His death was near, He told His disciples, “I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you” (John 14:18). And Jesus kept His promise. After He rose from the dead, He returned to His followers. Then He ascended to heaven so that He could send them His Holy Spirit. And Jesus offers us this amazing relationship with Him today. When we put our trust in Jesus, we become part of God's family, and no one can snatch us away from Him (John 10:28-29). • Cindy Lee • Can you think of a time you were left out, excluded from something? Jesus knows what it feels like to be rejected (Isaiah 53:2-6), and He grieves our hurts with us. • If you realize you've purposely excluded someone else, Jesus invites you to turn away from wrongdoing and instead rely on His forgiveness, wisdom, and strength to treat others with kindness and dignity. Consider taking a moment to pray for the person/people you've wronged. Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close. Psalm 27:10 (NLT)

SHOOT THE ROCK PODCAST
HELLO 2022

SHOOT THE ROCK PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 40:11


Listen in on the conversation that will catapult Latino hoops for NLT, CBL and the Tommy Nunez NHBC in 2022... Enjoy!

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

It's okay to not know what is to come. It's alright to go into a new year or phase of life without plans or expectations. My expectations don't always happen anyway. My plans aren't always for the best. But when I look to Jesus, when I ask Him to guide my life, everything will turn out alright. It's scary to not know what to expect in this life. It's hard to just move forward without knowing what waits on the other side. It's overwhelming to think about all that could happen, all that we need to do, or all that could go wrong. But no matter what happens, I know that Jesus will be with me. That is the greatest comfort in my life. Did Peter know he would be imprisoned and even killed for his faith in Jesus? No, but God was with him through it all. Did Esther know she would be taken into the king's harem and made queen, or that God would call her to risk her life to save her people? No, but she was able to have courage with God's help. Our lives might not always be easy, and the future might not always be clear, but when we have faith in Jesus and trust Him, we can make it through anything that is to come. • Bethany Acker • What are some of your plans, expectations, or fears for the future? • When we think about all the unknowns of what is to come, it's not as frightening when we remember that God will still be with us when we get there. Consider taking a moment to imagine God's presence with you and how He might help you, even if the thing you dread most were to happen. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (NLT)

Wisdom-Trek ©
Day 1814 – Try Something New – Daily Wisdom

Wisdom-Trek ©

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 4:06


Welcome to Day 1814 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me. This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom Try Something New – Daily Wisdom Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps.  We are on Day 1814 of our Trek, and it's time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today's trek.  Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge.  So we are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Hello, my friend; this is Gramps.  Thanks for coming along on today's trek as we increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy.  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2016%3A16&version=NLT (Proverbs 16:16)  How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!    If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life.  So let's jump right in with today's nugget: Today's quote is from Albert Einstein, and it is: A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Try Something New So many people are afraid to try or do anything new for them for fear of making mistakes and failing.  If you put yourself into the prison of fear, you will live a very shallow and poor life.  Life becomes exciting when you are willing to try something new, even if it means you may fail.  Realize that perhaps you will succeed.  You will never know for sure unless you try.  Even if you make mistakes and fail, if it does not endanger life or limb, you can always begin again now, knowing how to try better.  God created us to live life fully, and with that, it will mean we will make mistakes, and at times fall short.  As long as what you are trying to do is not against God's precepts, there is no reason to hold back but instead move forward boldly.  When you attempt new and exciting challenges, do it all for the glory of God.  He has created us by His marvelous grace. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Peter%201%3A3&version=NLT (2 Peter 1:3) By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life.  We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%202%3A10&version=NLT (Ephesians 2:10) For we are God's masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.' If you would like to listen to any of our past 1813 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at Wisdom-Trek.com.  I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so that each day's trek will be downloaded automatically.  If you would also like to receive our weekly newsletter called ‘Wisdom Notes,' please email me at guthrie@wisdom-trek.com. Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal. As we take this Trek together, let us always: Live Abundantly (Fully) Love Unconditionally Listen Intentionally Learn Continuously Lend to others Generously Lead with Integrity Leave a Living Legacy Each Day I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to 'Keep Moving Forward,' ‘Enjoy your Journey,' and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday'!  See you Tomorrow for more daily wisdom!  

Keys For Kids Ministries

Bible Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-14; John 19:28-30When Jack sat down for lunch, his mom noticed his glum mood. "What's wrong, Jack?" she asked. Jack just shrugged.Mom placed sandwiches and chips on the table. "It's a beautiful day," she said after they thanked God for their food. "You have several Christmas gifts to keep you busy, and school is out for a few more days. But you don't look very happy.""It's just thatChristmas vacation is almost over," Jack replied. "School starts next week, and I haven't gotten anything done.""What do you mean?" asked Mom. "What didn't you get done?""I was going to read the book Tommy lent me and learn how to ski during vacation," said Jack. "And I was going to surprise Dad by cleaning the garage and vacuuming the car. I was even planning to shovel Mrs. Patten's walks and driveway for free, but I never got around to it. She ended up hiring someone." He sighed loudly. "I wasted my whole vacation.""I understand how you feel," Mom said. "I often feel that way myself when I don't get to everything on my to-do list. But, Jack, you didn't waste your vacation."Jack looked up from his sandwich. "I didn't?"Mom shook her head. "You spent time with friends and family, and you also got a much-needed break from a busy school year. Rest and relationships are important too. Instead of fretting over everything we want to get done, we need to trust Jesus to help us do the things He wants us to do. We can rest and enjoy time with others because Jesus did what we could never do ourselves--He died and rose again so we could have eternal life with Him!""So, it's okay I didn't do all that stuff?" asked Jack. "Would it even be possible to do all that in two weeks?" Mom asked, grinning.Jack smiled. "I guess not." "But it's good you want to use your time well and help others," said Mom. "Maybe you can set aside time to work on things that are really important to you. And you still have a couple days of vacation left." Jack nodded and began wolfing down his sandwich. "I should have time to clean the garage before Dad gets home!" -Holly F. CepedaHow About You?How have you been spending your Christmas vacation?Did you have fun? It's important to relax and enjoy spending time with others. Maybe you had things you hoped to accomplish too--did you do them? It's good to set goals and get things done, but remember that Jesus has already accomplished the most important thing of all. Trust Him to help you use your time well as you balance work, fun, and rest. Today's Key Verse:Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. (NLT) (1 Peter 3:18)Today's Key Thought:Use your time well

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Ebenezer--Stone of Help

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 3:53


I. ran a marathon once. In case you are unfamiliar, a marathon is 26.2 miles of running. That was in the year 2000, and I've never even considered running another one. I'm completely convinced it's because I didn't create a celebratory moment at the finish line. I've found that if I don't celebrate something that's worthy of celebration, I'm less likely to want to do it again. But if I make a big deal about the big moments in my life, I'm more likely to continue in these paths. In the book of 1 Samuel, in chapter 7, there's an awesome story where all the people of Israel turn back to the Lord, get rid of their idols, confess their sins, and recommit to serving God and Him alone. Then they find out the Philistine army is coming to attack them, so the Israelites cry out to the Lord to rescue them. Verse 10 says, “The Philistines arrived to attack Israel. But the Lord spoke with a mighty voice of thunder from heaven that day, and the Philistines were thrown into such confusion that the Israelites defeated them.” Then the prophet Samuel set up a stone near a boundary where the Israelites defeated the Philistines. After this battle, the Philistines didn't even touch the Israelites. In fact, the Israelites took back some of the land that had been taken from them. The stone Samuel set out is called Ebenezer: Stone of Help. But the stone is not the thing. The important thing is that Samuel and the Israelites created a moment to recognize what God did and set up a memorial as a reminder of His faithfulness. The reason the Israelites conquered their enemies that day was because God answered their cry for help. The stone was a visual reminder of how God rescued them. In the “marathons” of life, it's important for us to take time to celebrate God's help. Set up an Ebenezer if you need to. Whether it's a stone or a feather or a marshmallow, it doesn't matter. Whatever it takes, celebrate God's faithfulness. Remember times God has helped you, and also remember how Jesus came to save you by dying and raising from the dead. He loves you and wants you to cry out to Him. As you seek God through Jesus, He will give you the courage and perseverance to continue running strong in the paths He has for you. • Andrea Bowden • Can you think of a time God helped you? How can you celebrate His help today? Samuel then took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer (which means “the stone of help”), for he said, “Up to this point the Lord has helped us!” 1 Samuel 7:12 (NLT)

Help Club for Moms
Wednesday Devotional: Enriching Your New Year with Audio

Help Club for Moms

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 9:38


Tara Fox  gives a great list of audio resources to add to your routine!“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8-9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Daily Bible Reading Podcast
2021 year-end notes

Daily Bible Reading Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 7:10


Hey, happy New Year to you all! If you happen to be one who started the DBRP at the beginning of 2021, you have surely noticed that our readings have contained one prophetic figure of speech or metaphor after another that all say that, “In the end, Jesus, the Son of God and Lion of Judah WINS. Blessed are you if you faithfully endure as a believer and follower of Him. The times that we are living through will be increasingly tough. Stand firm in holy living and in doing good works that glorify God. You will not be disappointed in the results!” In 2022 my prayer is that we believers become better ambassadors of the basic beliefs taught in the Bible. How can we help our friends, family, or casual acquaintances to see the errors in the pagan worldview that is being promoted in the media today? I recommend the videos, podcasts, and books by Greg Koukl. His organization is called Stands to Reason, and his website is str.org. In particular, I recommend his book called Tactics. Be sure to get the 10th Anniversary Edition, which is available also as a Kindle book/audio book. The great thing that Koukl teaches is how to use questions in discussions with people holding different views, so that your conversations don't turn into arguments. (All the links for things I mention today are found in the episode notes.) At this time every year I give suggestions for other audio Bible podcasts, so that after listening to me for a year, you can listen to another voice. The great granddaddy of daily Bible reading podcasts is the Daily Audio Bible. Another good one is the Daily Radio Bible. As you choose a reading program for next year, I urge you to remember the basics that I give in my How to Study the Bible video, https://youtu.be/sPyAp8ZxDBE. Be sure to pick a plan that will have you reading some of the NT every day, not zipping through the NT starting in September or October. Some of you who listened to the NLT podcasts this year may want to listen to my GNT podcast series next year. If so, the site is dailyGNTBiblereading.info. If you want to use the YouVersion Bible app for your daily Bible readings, my 365-day plan is called ‘Digging Deeper Daily'. You can search in the YouVersion plans for Digging Deeper Daily, or find the direct link in the episode notes. Digging Deeper Daily: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/1314-digging-deeper-daily If you would like to listen to David Suche reading the NIV Bible (as I did in 2020), I suggest that you follow the YouVersion plan named ‘Read to Me Daily'. If you select the NIV UK edition as your Bible, then David Suche is the reader. You can search in the YouVersion plans for ‘Read to me daily'. Read to Me Daily: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/13707-read-to-me-daily This 365-day reading plan is presented in four semesters. For information about other apps you can use for Bible reading or listening to the Daily Bible Reading podcasts, please see the Read This First pages that are linked in the top bar of the dailybiblereading.info site. If the app you are using does not show you the episode notes with clickable links and paragraph formatting, there are many other apps that will do a better job of that. For people following the Daily Bible Reading podcasts in 2022, I will not be starting a new Facebook group or sending our special emails next year. But if any of you will be starting groups on some social media platform for a small group following the Digging Deeper Reading plan, I would like to offer my help and encouragement. If your group has questions that I might answer from a Bible translator's viewpoint, you can invite me to join your group. I won't have time to be active in multiple groups, but I would be glad to answer questions and encourage your group. I will continue sending out news or informational podcasts at random times, like this one. Finally, I want to remind you that these 4-5 days are the peak times when people make resolutions to read the Bible. Please share with your friends about the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan and the DBRPs. Please give them the link: dailybiblereading.info. Gale and I wish you a joyous year in 2022. May the Lord bless you ‘real good'!

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Little Ones Seek Out Help

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 3:46


A baby cries because the crib is too large, and they don't feel secure until they are in the arms of their parent. A toddler reaches for the hand of an adult when a loud noise frightens them. A young child turns from strangers and clings to their parent. An older child grasps the hand of the adult beside them on a rollercoaster. Children are willing to cling to the adults in their lives without shame. They know they need help and are willing to reach out for others. Perhaps this is one of the reasons Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn't receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it” (Luke 18:16-17). Jesus provided a way for us to be adopted as God's children through His death and resurrection. God wants us to come to Him for help. We also see this in Hebrews 4:16, “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” Yet sometimes our pride can stop us from reaching out for help, both from God and from other people. It can be difficult to ask a friend for support, to ask an adult for guidance when we don't know what to do, or to admit when we feel scared. It can even be tough to turn to God for help. We might think we have to figure things out on our own. We might feel ashamed. But the truth is, no one can get through life without help. God designed us to depend on Him and be in community with each other. If we've put our trust in Jesus, we have full access to God through His Holy Spirit living in us, and we are part of His family, the church. God is with us through community, and He provides other people who will pick us up when we get knocked down. And we also get to help others! As Christians, when we go through difficult days, we are never alone. Jesus is Immanuel, God with us, and He will never leave us. We are part of a community created by Jesus, and God is always with us, guiding and loving us. • Emily Acker • When do you find it difficult to ask for help? • Who are trusted Christians in your life you can be honest with about your struggles? • How might God be giving you opportunities to help other people who are struggling? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! Psalm 121:2 (NLT)

Help Club for Moms
Tuesday Devotional: Jesus Makes All Things New

Help Club for Moms

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 9:38


Deb Weakly reminds us that Jesus is the one who makes things new, not our resolutions and strivings. Will you surrender to your Heavenly Father today?“But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?" Isaiah 43:18-19 NLT

Help Club for Moms
Monday Devotional: Mom to Mom with Heather

Help Club for Moms

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 6:33


Be encouraged in the new year with new beginnings! "So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing." James 1:4 NLT

A New Beginning with Greg Laurie
Why God Sent a Savior | A Christmas Day Devotion

A New Beginning with Greg Laurie

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 2:17


Merry Christmas!  Today, we're featuring today's daily devotion from Pastor Greg Laurie for Saturday, December 25, 2021. We hope you have a blessed Christmas Day with friends and family.  --- I heard about a couple that was going out of town for the Christmas weekend. They packed their luggage, dropped off the dog at a friend's house, and then loaded up their SUV. They pulled out of the driveway and were driving down the street when the woman suddenly turned to her husband and said, “We forgot the baby!” They had to go back and collect their child, whom they had left in the house. That's what Christmas is like for many people. How easy it is to miss the whole point. We trim our trees, hang our lights, and attend endless events, but we forget about the Baby. Did Jesus come to this earth so that we could shop and spend too much money on Christmas presents? Of course not. He actually came with the express purpose of dying on a cross for our sins. He said that He came “to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45 NLT). Continue reading the full devotion here: https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/why-god-sent-a-savior/  View Pastor Greg's Christmas card here: https://harvest.org/resources/gregs-blog/post/merry-christmas-from-our-family-to-yours/  --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to harvest.org/support. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Harvest: Greg Laurie Audio
Why God Sent a Savior | A Christmas Day Devotion

Harvest: Greg Laurie Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 2:17


Merry Christmas!  Today, we're featuring today's daily devotion from Pastor Greg Laurie for Saturday, December 25, 2021. We hope you have a blessed Christmas Day with friends and family.  --- I heard about a couple that was going out of town for the Christmas weekend. They packed their luggage, dropped off the dog at a friend's house, and then loaded up their SUV. They pulled out of the driveway and were driving down the street when the woman suddenly turned to her husband and said, “We forgot the baby!” They had to go back and collect their child, whom they had left in the house. That's what Christmas is like for many people. How easy it is to miss the whole point. We trim our trees, hang our lights, and attend endless events, but we forget about the Baby. Did Jesus come to this earth so that we could shop and spend too much money on Christmas presents? Of course not. He actually came with the express purpose of dying on a cross for our sins. He said that He came “to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45 NLT). Continue reading the full devotion here: https://harvest.org/resources/devotion/why-god-sent-a-savior/  View Pastor Greg's Christmas card here: https://harvest.org/resources/gregs-blog/post/merry-christmas-from-our-family-to-yours/  --- This year-end, support the work of evangelism through Harvest Ministries by going to harvest.org/support. Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners. Support the show: https://harvest.org/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

People's Church
Prince of Peace | Herbert Cooper - Audio

People's Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 22:00


1. Peace comes from surrendering to Christ Eph 2:13-14 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, (NIV) Rom 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, (NIV) Acts 10:36 You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. (NIV) 2. You maintain the peace of God through prayer Phil 4:6-7 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; and don't forget to thank him for his answers. 7 If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus. (TLB) 3. You maintain the peace of God by maintaining peace in your relationships Romans 12:18-19 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19  Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”  says the Lord. (NIV) 4. You maintain the peace of God by honoring God with your life Romans 8:5–6 Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. 6  So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. (NLT)

Wisdom-Trek ©
Day 1808 – Your Horizon – Daily Wisdom

Wisdom-Trek ©

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 4:11


Welcome to Day 1808 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me. This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom Your Horizon – Daily Wisdom Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1808 of our Trek, and it's time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today's trek. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. So we are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today's trek as we increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2016%3A16&version=NLT (Proverbs 16:16)  How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!    If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life.  So let's jump right in with today's nugget: Today's quote is from John Powell, and it is: A person can grow only as much as your horizon allows. Your Horizon   Before you can achieve a dream, you must visualize that dream.  The more detailed your dreams are, the more potential you have for success. For example, when driving down the road, your sight is limited by obstructions between you and your destination.  If there are any obstructions, then your horizon is limited.  On the other hand, if you are driving on a flat and straight road, your horizon may be miles away.  So it is with life.  If your horizons are clear and far in the distance, it will be much easier to grow in whatever endeavors you are pursuing.  Set your sights high so that you will be forced to grow beyond your current capabilities, forcing you to fulfill your God-given potential.  It is by God's grace that He allows us to become what we are capable of.  He has given us all that we need.  We need to utilize what he has given to us. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Peter+1%3A2-4&version=NLT (2 Peter 1:2-4) May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.  By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world's corruption caused by human desires.  As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.' If you would like to listen to any of our past 1807 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at Wisdom-Trek.com.  I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so that each day's trek will be downloaded automatically. If you would also like to receive our weekly newsletter called ‘Wisdom Notes,' please email me at guthrie@wisdom-trek.com. Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal. As we take this Trek together, let us always: Live Abundantly (Fully) Love Unconditionally Listen Intentionally Learn Continuously Lend to others Generously Lead with Integrity Leave a Living Legacy Each Day I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to 'Keep Moving Forward,' ‘Enjoy your Journey,' and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday'! See you Tomorrow for more daily wisdom!

The Daily Still Podcast - Guided Christian Meditations and Devotions

We invite you to join us this Advent season as we reflect upon the goodness of God. Today we add our voices to Mary's Song of Praise in Luke 1 of the Gospels.    So find a quiet place, light an advent candle, and become aware of God's tender gaze upon you. Breathe in His Presence.   Scripture reading is a compilation of scripture versions taken from Luke 1:46-54. NLT, MSG, NIV Lamentation 3:22-26 NIV Jeremiah 31:3 NIV