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Gerald Celente - Trend Vision 2020
WE ARE STILL IN SCHOOL, OBEY OR BE PUNISHED

Gerald Celente - Trend Vision 2020

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 15:46


Visit TrendsJournal.com Follow Gerald Celente on Twitter: http://twitter.com/geraldcelente Follow Gerald Celente on Facebook: http://facebook.com/gcelente Follow Gerald Celente on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geraldcelentetrends Follow Gerald Celente on Gab: http://gab.com/geraldcelente Copyright © 2023 Trends Research Institute. All rights reserved.

New Dimensions
Thoughts On Dying Well In A Death-Phobic Culture - Stephen Jenkinson - ND3582

New Dimensions

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 57:20


What constitutes dying well in a death-phobic culture? Stephen Jenkinson points out that life is a time-limited offer and our “obligation is to obey. Obey doesn't mean submit; obey means attend to. What is this asking of me now?” There is much to ponder in this dialogue, whether or not you are actively dying. Stephen Jenkinson is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. He has a master's degree in theology from Harvard University and a master's degree in social work. He was formerly a program director at a major Canadian hospital and medical-school assistant professor. He has worked extensively with dying people and their families and is a consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations. He is the founder of the Orphan Wisdom School in Canada and is the subject of the documentary film, Griefwalker. Heis the author of Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul (North Atlantic Books 2015)Date: 3/14/2016 Tags: Stephen Jenkinson, med-tech, death-phobic, death centered care for the dying, euthanasia, failure to thrive, death-phobic culture, Michael Toms dying, the death trade, palliative care, the angel of death, heartbrokenness, sorrow, grief, love, solitude, Brother Blue, Hugh Hill, prayer, Death & Dying, Personal Transformation, Philosophy

Grace Covenant Church Sermon Podcast
The Great Commission: Teach to Obey - Matt Cassidy

Grace Covenant Church Sermon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2023 38:57


Real Christianity
Do Christians Have to Obey the Old Testament Law?

Real Christianity

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 24:36


Christians are quick to say, “Christ died for me.” But often times they forget that Christ also lived for them. Namely, Christ is not only the Cross-bearer for our sin but also the Law-keeper for our righteousness. What does this mean for Christians and the Law (the Ten Commandments)? Since the Law is fulfilled by Christ does it still have a purpose for Christians? If we're not saved by our obedience but by faith alone, how should we think of the Moral Law? In this episode of Real Christianity, Pastor Dale Partridge answers these questions and more as he continues his teaching through Romans 3:28-31.

Richland Creek Weekly Sermon Podcast
The Power To Obey (Genesis 39:1-21)

Richland Creek Weekly Sermon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 44:41


Weekly Sunday sermons from Pastor Mike Powers and other members of our Pastoral Body. Richland Creek exists to make disciples who love God and love others. For more, visit richlandcreek.com.Main Idea: The Presence of God Gives believers freedom from sin1. We overcome temptation by walking with God2. We overcome temptation by saying no3. We overcome temptation by remembering our place4. We overcome temptation by running from sin5. We overcome temptation by trusting God in our obedience

KingsWay Community Church English
Freedom to Obey (Deuteronomy 4:44 - 5:7)

KingsWay Community Church English

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 52:12


Kingsway Community Church

Northwest Church of Christ Sermons
Titus Miller - Trust And Obey

Northwest Church of Christ Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 35:50


Titus Miller - Trust And Obey

FBCWest
538 FBCWest | Praying without Ceasing

FBCWest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 34:31


538 FBCWest | Praying without Ceasing Message by Pastor Joe “Resolved to Obey and Worship Only the Lord, God” Sermon Notes Daniel 6:1 & 2 Darius appoints Daniel as 1 of 3 commissioners over the kingdom and Daniel distinguishes himself Daniel 6:3 – 6 The other commissioners and leaders conspire against Daniel Daniel 6:7 – 9 They agree to get the king to sign an injunction that no one may pray to anyone other than the king for 30 days and if they do they will be put into a lions' den Daniel 6:10 Daniel knowing of the injunction continues to pray to God as he has done before Daniel 6:11 – 13 Daniel is accused of violating the injunction Daniel 6:14 & 15 The king tries to figure away to deliver Daniel but could not Daniel 6:16 – 18 King makes the order, but states God will deliver Daniel, but has a sleepless night Daniel 6:19 & 20 King got up early and called out to Daniel if God was able to deliver him Daniel 6:21 – 23 Daniel answers that an angel shut the mouths of the lions Daniel 6:24 King orders those who accused Daniel & their children to be thrown into the lions' den and they do not survive even to the bottom Daniel 6:25 – 27 King makes a decree that all people in the kingdom are to fear and tremble before the God of Daniel

Ebenezer Podcast
2 Chronicles 11:1-4 -Obey the Word

Ebenezer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 1:18


Miami Valley Church
Morning Minute | Obey and Rest

Miami Valley Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 1:04


Dr. Tim Cox | Miami Valley Church

Raging Romantics
#58 Why Choose? Polyamory in Romancelandia

Raging Romantics

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 72:30


CONTENT WARNINGS: repeated use of the word "harem," non-explicit discussions of sexual exploitation, the potential harm and benefits of polyamory, and brief mention of cultic practices in the United States both historically and contemporaneously. Specifically @20:21-21:20 discussions of sexual exploitation from lack of consent; @24:05 - 24:35 discussion of "Ascended fellowship" and child abuse; @1:01:53 - 1:05:50 discussion of the usage of "harem" and the problematic associations with that term in romancelandiaBut hey! Let's have this discussion, because we know you love a Jackie deep dive...and this time she gets to talk anthropology. Plus Jen gets to share some of her highschool trauma, I mean, ahem, memories.@13:49 please note these practices are *illegal* even though it sounds like Jackie says *legal*Visit us online at NOPL.org!Fictional Love SurveyWho's Listening?Books we mention:Katee Robert's Dark Olympus and Wicked Villains seriesSp. Cruel SeductionIntroductions by C.L. StoneCat Kid Comic Club: Collaborations by David PilkeyThe Starless Crown and The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins (Moon Fall series)Sigma Force series by James RollinsRough, Raw, and Ready by Lorelei JamesDen of Vipers by K.A. KnightHer Pastry Shifters by Mia Harlan (croissant shifter book...)Three Swedish Mountain Men by Lily GoldEntranced by Basilisks & Deceived by the Gargoyles by Lillian LarkLearn My Lesson & The Sea Witch by Katee RobertBroken Bonds by J. BreeCaged Wolf by Caroline PeckhamQueen Takes Knights by Joely Sue BurkhartNights in Bliss series by Sophia Oak (aka Lexi Blake)Episodes we recommend:#27 Werewolves#55 Sports#56 Christmas trees#15 Dark romanceOther resources we recommend:Trust Me PodcastPolygyny and Canada's Obligations under International Human Rights Law (Canadian Government, 2006)"Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey" documentary (Netflix)"How to Build a Sex Room" (Netflix)Sources:"Polycule" (dictionary.com)"Polyamory" (dictionary.com)"Polyandry" (dictionary.com)"Polygamy" (dictionary.com)"Bigamy" (dictionary.com)"Polyandry, the Practice of Taking Multiple Husbands" (Heaphy, n.d.) One Bridge For Multiple Brothers, July 17, 2010 (page A4 N). (Barry, New York Times, 2010, Jul 17)Polyandry, or the practice of taking multiple husbands” (Inglis-Arkell, 2012)“Polygamy is rare around the world and mostly confined to a few regions” (Kramer, PEW, 2020)"A Survey of Non-Classical Polyandry" (Starkweather & HAmes, 2012)"What Makes Reverse-Harems Different From Harems (Other Than the Obvious)" (Ramsburg, 2021)"Is The Reverse Harem Trope A Hopelessly Outdated Thing Of The Past?" (Lu, 2021)“Is Polygamy Legal In the United States?” (Portman, ed. O'Connell, 2022)“A Select History of Consensual Nonmonogamies in the US” (Sheff, 2022)“The Truth About Threesomes, Throuples, and Triads” (Sheff, Aug. 2022)"Oneida Community (1848-1880): A Utopian Community" (VCU Libraries Social Welfare History Project, 2017)"The Rich, Sexy History Of Oneida — Commune And Silverware Maker" (wbur.com, 2016)“Reverse Harem Romance” (Johnson, 2018)"Reverse Harem, gyaku-harem 逆ハーレム" (japanesewithanime.com, 2019)“Otome game” (wikipedia)"Shōjo manga" (Wikipedia)The History of Anime in the USA: The 2000s" (Cooper, n.d.)"Why are Girls Better at Reading Than Boys?" (Wong, 2018)“Sheiks; Middle Eastern Representation in Romance Fiction” (Li, 2018)“History of Reverse Harem and Reverse Harem Garden” (reverseharem.blogspot.com)"Consensual Non-Monogamy Fact Sheet" (Moors et. al.)"When Taking Multiple Husbands Makes Sense (Dreger, 2013)"Plural relationships, when consensual and gender-neutral, may actually help reduce gender inequality" (lse.ac.uk, 2014)"Polyamorous parenting: The surprising benefits of the ultimate modern family" (Smith, 2020)

The Derek Hunter Podcast
You Will Be Made To Obey

The Derek Hunter Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 93:51


Or you will be destroyed.

Grace Talks Daily Devotionals
Is There Grace for Those Who (Mostly) Obey?

Grace Talks Daily Devotionals

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 4:44


Do you get upset with God's grace shown for others?Check out our newest video project, Bible Breath With Pastor Jeremy Mattek! https://youtu.be/UWHreTMY788Check out our other podcasts! Search for these on your favorite podcast app.– The Nonmicrowaved Truth with C.L. Whiteside– Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson– Bible Threads, with Dr. Bruce Becker– Evening Encouragements With Pastor Jeremy– Time of Grace With Pastor Mike NovotnyTo stay rooted in Jesus, subscribe to our daily email! https://timeofgrace.org/subscribe/If you have questions and want to know more about God, like what does he think of you, what exactly was Jesus all about, how do you get “saved” and just what exactly does it mean to “get saved,” and what you should do next, we want you to download this free resource Pastor Mike wrote called, The Basics: God. You. Jesus. Faith. Get your free download at timeofgrace.org/thebasics.OR, you can listen to the audio version of The Basics! Just search "The Basics With Pastor Mike Novotny" wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Seven Rivers Student Ministry
Middle School Student Life: Obey Your Parents

Seven Rivers Student Ministry

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 22:19


Courageously, Casey
Episode 51: Obey

Courageously, Casey

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 27:58


Happy new year! In this new year we get to choose how we show up, think, and if we DECIDE to obey what God is calling us towards.

Hebrews In Exile
Hebrews Current State of Affairs

Hebrews In Exile

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 81:06


Episode 94: In this podcast we discuss the importance of Hebrew Yisrael taking responsibility for its actions. Its actions effect the trajectory of Hebrew Yisrael in the future. Our aim is to understand that everything that happens to Hebrew Yisrael is related to our ability to understand and OBEY the commandments of Yahweh and not walk in idolatry. If the Empire of Yisrael continues with its current behavior, then Hebrew Yisrael will continue to be in a "state" of diminishing returns.     (225) FTF Sound of the Shofar FTF Sound Of The Shofar - YouTube Information on First Tabernacle Fellowship can be at found at:  www.firsttab.org

The River in Panhandle
Walk With God

The River in Panhandle

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 57:07


Walk, Seek, Follow, Obey, Joy, and Forgiveness!  Our Walk with God.

Coastline Community Church
01-15-23 When You Pray, When You Fast, When You Obey - Week 3: Pastor Anthony Rick

Coastline Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 57:10


Key Chapters in the Bible
1/16 Genesis 22* - Trust and Obey

Key Chapters in the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 14:54


On the surface, the account of God calling Abraham to offer Isaac is one of the most difficult passages in the Bible. We can't imagine God actually calling any of His people to do such a thing. But we'll see in today's episode, that when we understand the context of this passage, and what Abraham knew to be true, we'll see that it was an amazing step of faith that actually shows us the kind of faith that God calls us all to. Please join us in this important study in God's Word!   DISCUSSION AND STUDY QUESTIONS: Using a Bible atlas or online atlas, locate Beersheba on the map to the right. Also, locate the Wilderness of Moriah on the map. What importance does each of these locations have in Genesis 22? This chapter contains God's command to Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a burnt offering. While we know how the story ends, this would be an unsettling command for anyone to hear. How does the miraculous origin of Isaac's conception help us understand why Abraham was so calm in his obedience to the Lord? How do the words “we” and “return” in verse 5 give us a window into Abraham's mindset as he obeyed the Lord? In verse 8, Abraham assures Isaac that the Lord will provide a sacrifice. How has Abraham seen the provision of the Lord in his life before this? How have you seen the Lord provide in your life? How might dwelling upon God's prior provision give us strength in times of present distress? Think about Isaac's age in this passage. Do you think a 120-year-old man could have physically put Isaac on the altar? What would have had to happen in order for Isaac to get on it? How does this likelihood help us understand Isaac's role in this event? Isaac was Abraham's only link to something and someone. What and Who was Isaac the link to? What kind of faith did Abraham demonstrate by being willing to break this link, if that was to be the Lord's will? This passage also gives us a picture of the substitutionary death of Christ. How? What did God's substitute mean for Isaac? What does Christ's substitute mean for us? Verses 16 to 18 contain one of the most important promises in the Old Testament regarding who the offspring of Abraham are. Who are the “four seeds” suggested in the lesson? Which ones will be in God's Eternal Kingdom? Why? Are you among the believing seed spoken of in these verses? Genesis 22 shows the kind of faith that this new nation would be founded upon. How would you summarize Abraham's faith and obedience from this event? Where does this kind of faith come from? Are there any situations in your life where you simply need to trust and obey God as Abraham did here? Are you able to trust and obey Him? Why or why not? Have you ever sung the children's song, “Father Abraham”? It says that he had many sons. In light of what the lesson has taught about this passage, who are those sons? When the song says, “I am one of them, and so are you,” what does that mean? Is that true of you? Why or why not? Check out our brand-new Bible Study Guide on the Key Chapters of Genesis! Available on Amazon just in time for the Genesis relaunch in January! To see our dedicated podcast website with access to all our episodes and other resources, visit us at: www.keychapters.org. Find us on all major platforms, or use these direct links: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6OqbnDRrfuyHRmkpUSyoHv Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/366-key-chapters-in-the-bible/id1493571819 YouTube: Key Chapters of the Bible on YouTube. As always, we are grateful to be included in the "Top 100 Bible Podcasts to Follow" from Feedspot.com. Also for regularly being awarded "Podcast of the Day" from PlayerFM. Special thanks to Joseph McDade for providing our theme music.   

Harvest Church
The Pathway | Follow Jesus - Obey | January 15th 2023

Harvest Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 42:00


Brian White | Matthew 28:18-20

One Living Word
1 Chronicles 28 – I'll Obey

One Living Word

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 5:58


A Devotional on 1 Chronicles 28:6, 7 6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father. 7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day. I'll Obey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsF8qP20nEA

Joni and Friends Radio
Prayers that Qualify

Joni and Friends Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 4:00


God does not expect you to be perfect. But he does expect you to be obedient. Recognize your sins – no matter how small they may seem – and confess them to the Lord. Then rejoice in the assurance of his forgiveness.

One Living Word
1 Chronicles 22 – I'll Obey

One Living Word

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 7:29


A Devotional on 1 Chronicles 22:6-10 6 Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the Lord God of Israel. 7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the Lord my God: 8 But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight. 9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days. 10 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever. I'll Obey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsF8qP20nEA

Coastline Community Church
01-08-23 When You Pray, When You Fast, When You Obey - Week 2: Pastor Anthony Rick

Coastline Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 53:25


Gathering Place Church
Trust and Obey

Gathering Place Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 41:14


Welcome to The Gathering Place Church weekly podcast! We hope today's episode ignites and equips you to live out your christian faith and to "Bring Healing to a Broken World." Giving Link: https://onrealm.org/gatheringplacechurch/-/form/give/YPITVSEXOV Loving our podcast? Take a moment and “Like and Subscribe” on our YouTube to channel to stay up to date with all our new content! Thanks for listening!

Faith Community Bible Church
Faith and Works – Part 2

Faith Community Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 42:10


Slideshow for this message is available Introduction James 2 So we are in James chapter 2 looking very closely at this relationship between Faith and Works because, because, as we have come to discover, having a faith that works is in fact the only kind of faith. There is no other kind. A faith that doesn't change a person, is in fact, no faith at all. James is looking for that change. He's looking for that fruit, the evidence of that internal transformation. He's poking, prodding, pushing. He's trying to upset you a bit to see what spills out. Let me illustrate it this way. Let's imagine I'm holding a coffee cup and you come up behind me and smash into me and my coffee goes flying all over the ground. Here's the question, "Why did I spill coffee on the ground?" I might say, well obviously because you bumped me. But the question is more fundamental. The reason I spilled coffee on the ground is because I had coffee in the cup. If there were tea in the cup, then I would have spilled tea. If there was water in the cup I would have spilled water. James just wants to know, “What's in your cup?” He's testing for it. And so to get at that, last week we looked at three tests of saving faith. These are three historical tests of saving faith that came out of the reformation. And they are represented by three Latin words. We noted that true saving faith must have a knowledge of God. You must understand who God is. That is an act of the mind. We also noted that you must agree that those things are true. And when we agree with true things, there's always an emotional response. But then we noted what James said, that it's possible to have information about who God is (understand him with the mind), it's possible to agree with who God is (assent to that information and feel), and still have achieved a rank no greater than a demon. Demons have notitia (mind) and they have assensus (emotion - shudder) but they do not have saving faith. In order to have saving faith there's one key piece remaining. Fiducia. You must trust. And we used this analogy last week. You can understand the claim that this rocket can travel into space (you can have notitia). You can agree it's true, you've watched other astronauts do it. You have listened to their eyewitness testimony. (you can have assensus). But you don't have faith until what? Until you get on the rocket. In order for you to travel to space, the rocket must act on you. And you must place your life in that rocket. That's trust. That's fiducia. And until you do, you will never experience the wonder of space. And similarly, you and I can understand the claim of who God is, we can agree that God is who he says he is but God will always be outside of us until we trust him. Saving faith cannot exist apart from genuine trust. So these were the three tests of saving faith. We said last week that if you answered yes to all three of these questions, “Yes, I know, agree and trust God” then you possess genuine saving faith. Examples of Faith Now given the importance of question three, this key question that ultimately separates demons from Christians, let me ask you a question, “Did you pass the test?” Do you trust God? Are you willing to submit your entire life to him? Do you have fiducia? Here's how an honest person answers that question, “I'm not sure.” Why is that an honest answer? Because this is not a test question that can be determined on paper. It's a test question that has to be revealed in life. Only life can really reveal if a person trusts. For example, if I asked you a question, do you think you have the guts to jump out of an airplane with a parachute. I'm guessing a lot of you would answer, “I don't know.” You'd have to actually be in the plane with the door open, and you'd have to just decide in that moment. You'd have to actually be in the situation. Can I do it? Only the real life pressure situation could reveal that. When it really came down to it, when you really had to assess the risk, when you had to explain to your spouse what you were planning on doing, would you do it. Only real life could test for that. The only way to test for that is to live it. Now your uncertainty becomes certainty, when what? When you jump. Now you've proved you can do it. The test revealed what you did not know. That is precisely why James says, If your claim to have great faith never reveals itself in works, you don't have great faith. Here's what he's saying here. Don't tell me you are brave enough to jump out of an airplane with a parachute by ticking a box on a multiple choice test. Don't just talk. Show me you are a jumper by jumping. And in a similar way, show me that you are a Christian by Christianing. Any other test of faith is incomplete and incomplete tests aren't very helpful. James is simply questioning the effectiveness of a written exam without a practical. A good test functions as a filter to separate those who have complete mastery of a subject from those who do not. So if a good test is able to discovers those with genuine mastery, what's the definition of a worthless test? A worthless test is a test that an incompetent person can pass. James is simply saying, “Claiming to have faith without testing that faith by examining ones works is a worthless test. It's a dead test.” Why? Because you can pass it and not be saved. Testing this way will give people false assurance that they are Christians. That's why he says, It's ridiculous to test a person based on claims alone. Let me ask you, "Would you board a plane and trust your life to a pilot who claimed they could fly plane but had never demonstrated that? Trust me. I can do it. That's crazy. But listen guys, he's pointing out something even more ludicrous then even that. He says faith APART from works is useless. He's saying, faith WITHOUT works is dead. So the person has already demonstrated they have no works. They've already failed the works test. So to make the analogy parallel we would have to say that the person has already demonstrated that they have NO ABILITY to fly an airplane. They've crashed the plane over and over again. They actually have already demonstrated that they CANNOT do it. And yet they claim to be a pilot. Would you call that person a pilot? That's insanity. That's crazy. That's what he's saying. How foolish can you be? James says, stop calling them pilots. Your giving licenses to pilots who crash planes? Why would you do that? Do you know how many dangerous pilots you are going to let into the skies. Do you know how many people they are going to kill because you are giving them that title? Your insane. Your foolish. Your confusing everyone. That's the definition of foolish. In the same way that calling people who don't know how to fly planes, pilots is foolishness and insanity, so calling someone a Christian who has genuine faith but does not have any works that demonstrate that faith, that's insanity. Your going to hurt people. Only a foolish person would believe someone's words of faith without examining the test of life. People can say anything. Yes, for sure, we need them to say they have faith. But is it genuine faith? Examine the works! And that is what today's passage is all about. It's not the written exam. It's not a multiple choice test. It's the real life test of trust. *It's the jumping off a bridge. As Martin Luther said, “A genuine faith is faith that throws itself entirely on God.” You justify yourself as Christ clinger by clinging. You are justified by your works. So let's look at the examples he gives of these real life tests. He starts with Abraham who did exactly that. Was not Abraham's faith proven to be genuine faith when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? And the implied answer is yes. Yes of course he was. And so he's saying it was not until Abraham raised the knife that we knew, ahh, there's genuine faith. That's what demonstrated it. That work justifed the claim. Could you have ever said, Abraham had great faith without that event. No knife, no faith. It's that simple. Don't try to separate Abraham's faith from Abraham's knife. It's foolishness Now why? Why was this act of raising the knife evidence of fiducia? We get incredible insight into why if we turn to Hebrews 11. Hebrews 11 is often called the hall of faith because we remember the events which revealed the great faith in men and women of old. Faith can have degrees, right. Not all faith is created equal. And these men and women had heroic degrees of faith. And Hebrews 11 remembers the key testing event which revealed that faith. Abraham is listed in this chapter for works he PERFORMED. He performed a feat of faith in the real world that revealed his faith and God records it in this hall of faith in Hebrews 11. Hebrews 11 Now what God was doing here was testing his faith. He was testing it. Abraham, is your faith genuine? And so to determine that, He's testing for that component of faith you can't get to on paper. What makes faith, faith is the fiducia. Only real life can test for fiducia. That deep ultimate trust. And so here comes this test for Abraham. It's the real life test. And of course, tests are no fun. Tests are terrible. Tests are like vices that squeeze you and whatever is inside comes out. They're very unpleasant. Therefore, they're effective. He's squeezing Abraham and here's what comes out. Three things come out. The first thing that comes out of Abraham in this test is obedience. But this is a type of obedience that can only come out in a vice-like squeeze. What makes this obedience different than the run of the mill everyday obedience is the “even though” component. He obeys, even though. Here's what is meant by that. Look at how the NIV translates verse 18. You see it's not faith to trust God when it seems reasonable to trust him. Faith, TRUST, Fiducia is all about the even though. I trust you EVEN THOUGH it seems like you shouldn't be trusted. You see you have to be able to TRUST God when it doesn't make sense. This didn't make sense. Because on the one hand we have this promise: I'm going to bring out of Isaac a great nation and a messianic descendant through whom all the world will be blessed." And alongside that promise you have this command. Take out some rope. Bind your son. Lift a knife. Ignore his screams. Raise it up. Plunge it into his heart and and kill your son. Do you see how difficult this? Imagine what it would like to be Abraham? How do these two things go together? I don't actually know. But I will obey EVEN THOUGH. Do you see what the EVEN THOUGH captures? You have a command to obey that seems to contradict the promise. In other words, a test happens when we find ourselves in a situation where to obey God looks like foolishness and possibly even wrong. The command to obey God flies in the face of reason, it flies in the face of common sense. But Faith doesn't care. EVEN THOUGH my mind tells me, EVEN THOUGH my experience tell me, EVEN THOUGH my friends tell me, EVEN THOUGH my intuition tells me, EVEN THOUGH my fears are telling me, EVEN THOUGH EVERYTHING is telling me this a bad idea….. God I TRUST you above all of those things. And so I obey. That's why it's a test. Because it pits all other trust references against God. You have the all these voices in this ear chattering away. And you have God whispering in this ear. Who is it going to be? Me or them? The whole situation is setup so you are forced to make a decision. We are often put in situations like this all the time. We have these situations where it seems like the promises of God are at odds with our experience. God you say you love me. You promise you will never leave me or forsake me. You say that all things work together for good to those who love God. Then why is my son dying of a brain tumor. Why is my son or daughter being cut down in the flower of her youth? Why was my spouse taken from me? Why have I been so mistreated? That's a test. It seems that to obey, to trust God in a situation like that, is leading you completely out of the path of blessing. I've been so abused, so mistreated, so hurt and now you are asking me to love my enemy? Can't do it. How is that going to anything other than enable? It's a test because God's commands seem to contradict either your reason or his promises or both. Tests occur any time your feelings and your wisdom are pitted against God's feelings and God's wisdom. Which is going to win? That test will squeeze you and something will come out. What happens when you squeeze Abraham? He obeys. He obeys “even though.” So fiducia obeys. Here's the second thing fiducia does. God asked Abraham to sacrifice not just his son, but his one and only son. Faith sacrificies EVEN the one and only. Now think about what is being asked here. The request of God was to offer up Isaac as a whole burnt offering. In the OT there were 5 different types of offerings. Some of those offerings were partly given to God and partly given to the worshiper. So for example in the peace offering you would give a portion to God, but you would eat a portion as well. But a whole burnt offering was not that way. In a whole burnt offering you give God the whole. You get nothing. You give it all away. I give it all to you without reservation. I give it all to you and I receive none. There is no remainder. It's all consumed. So God here is asking Abraham to give him his one and only son. God you get it all. I get nothing. That's a big ask. To give up any son would be difficult. To sacrifice a son on an altar with a knife and fire would be more difficult still. But to sacrifice this one and only son? That's far beyond even that which is incomprehensible. Think about it. Abraham had waited and waited and waited for years for this son, because God had said, "I will give you a son through your wife Sarah who will be your heir." And finally, he came, in his gray-headed old age. This son represented the faithfulness of God to his promises. Isaac was literally the embodiment of God's precious faithfulness. The son he'd waited for his entire life. The Son he thought he'd never get. The son that was an answer to his prayers. The son that was such a blessing to him and his wife. The beautiful, wonderful, blessed son. And now what does God say? Abraham, take your son and sacrifice him? No, it's far more intimate. He says, “Take your son, YOUR ONLY SON, whom you LOVE, and offer him up as a burnt offering.” Fiducia gives God the one and only, the one that you love. Trusting God means giving him THAT ONE. And I want you to observe very closely that giving up Isaac was not the giving up of some secret sin. It was not the giving up of some evil thing we are withholding from God. Isaac was a good thing. Isaac was God's gift. Isaac was a blessing. Some of the hardest things in life to give to God are not the evil things, but the good things. The blessings from God. Would you not agree that a weekend is a gift from God. After a hard work week, who doesn't look forward to God's gift of a weekend. But what if God wants you to give up my weekend? It's my one and only weekend this month to do what I want? God you want me to give up my peace and quiet? It's the one and only time in the day when I have time to just think and pray. I was going to read my Bible. God you want me to give up my extra money? It's the only and only bit of money that's not allocated. Giving up our one and onlies is tough. It's hard to give up our one and onlies. But faith does it. Faith says, God, you are worth more to me than the sum total of the most pleasant blessings. When Abraham was squeezed, because he TRUSTED GOD, because he had fiducia, he did it. He obeyed “even though”. He sacrificed his “one and only” who he loved. Here's the third thing it does. It accepts. Listen, when you read James, you realize, James is kind of a cynic. He's a little jaded on people who talk, talk, talk talk. I'm tired of people talking. If Abraham were to come to James and say, “James, I fully trust God." James hears Abraham and says, "I used to say that too. Anybody can say anything. Justify that statement. Demonstrate that you trust God.” And Abraham raises the knife. Now I'm listening. Okay now you are putting your money where you mouth is. Abraham YOU TRUST God. How would you describe this type of fiducia? How would you describe this kind of trusting faith? Would you call it blind faith? I think that's either helpful or very unhelpful depending on how you look at it. God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, EVEN THOUGH it seemed to contradict what he had said earlier. So did Abraham obey God blindly? Here's the distinction I'm after. He could EXPLAIN with laser precision the character of God. He could EXPLAIN why God should be trusted. He could EXPLAIN what the promises of God were. He had a REASONED EXPLANATION for all that. But here's what he could not explain. He could not explain how it would work out. He could see the who. But he was blind to the how. He knew who. He did not know how. It's okay to NOT have the how if you have the who. That's faith. That's fiducia. And we read of his inability to see the how. Even though he didn't know the how, he knew the who. He knew he could. God was ABLE, EVEN to raise him from the dead. I don't know how God is going to pull this off. But let me go worse case. Let's just say I kill him, I throw him up on the altar. His body is burned and consumed. Fine. God will not break his promise. I have come to trust him. I love him. I don't know how he will do it. But if he has to raise him from the dead, if he has to reconstitute his body, so be it. I know is ABLE. He WILL do it. It's not an option for God to break his promises to his children. PERIOD. God is faithful. That is fiducia, friends. That is trust. Application Now let's take a moment to apply this. I want you to realize something about the story of Abrham in this passage. Faith comes in degrees. The Bible talks about Christians as those who GROW in faith. That means that the faith you have now is smaller than the faith you will have when you grow older. It's not a binary concept where you either have faith or you don't. You learn to trust more over time as something proves to be trustworthy. You see the faith of Abraham was not always so strong. Abraham's faith started out very weak. It was very small. And perhaps your faith is quite small. You look at your life, and all you see is failure. Listen, God, even now, may be using your failure to grow your weak faith. Consider the life of Abraham. If you feel like a failure, there's plenty of failure here to relate to. The call of God to sacrifice Isaac on the altar was an event that happened when Abraham is like 100 years old. He's ancient. This is his final exam. And he passed. But he wasn't always such a great warrior of faith. Do you remember when he was traveling in the land of Cannan and the lord of the land saw his wife and thought she was beautiful. And so not once but TWICE he lied about Sarah being his sister because he didn't trust God to protect him? He was a freakin coward. That's not faith. God promised to give him a son and heir. But didn't happen in the timing he thought and so he slept with his slave woman, Hagar, and had a son by her, and because of that, he created this giant familyl mess where all sorts of problems plagued him for the rest of the life. Now you've got this messed up polygomous marriage with infighting. It was a nightmare. But now he comes to the end of his life. After a string of failures. And here's what he says," Every time I have tried to put my wisdom up against yours, I've lost. Every time I've thought I was wiser than you, I've screwed my life up. Every time I tried to save my life, I lost it. But on the other hand, Every time a trust you instead of me, I won. Every time I though you were wiser than me, my life got untangled and filled with joy. Every time I thought I was losing my life, I was in fact gaining life. I've found only joy by trusting you. I'm tired of trusting myself. YOU GOD are trustWORHTY. I will not be fooled again! This obedience, though it looks like death, will lead to a resurrection I cannot foresee. I want you to learn that phrase. God trusting you looks like death but I believe that it will lead to a resurrection I cannot foresee. That's faith. That's fiducia. That is TRUST. And you know what that did for Abraham and his relationship with God. What are all friendships built on. TRUST. God calls you a friend when you trust him. Do you want to be God's friend. Trust him. Abraham was counted as righteous and called a friend of God because of what he did. He was able to say, “Makes no sense to me, but I'll do it because you said so. I know your good. I know you will never leave me or forasake me. I know a resurrection is coming.” And the whole point here is that what proved he had faith was his works not his words. It was the squeeze. And the juice was worth the squeeze. That's the context for verse 24. Abraham was justified by the juice. You have not been tested until you experience that critical moment where to obey God looks like it will lead to a kind of death and you have no idea how God will keep his promises. You have to give it all up. You have to surrender your one and only, your one and only that you love. You have to give it up EVEN THOUGH you cannot possibly understand how it will work out for good. **Abraham was walking along and he was saying, “If I obey you, this will mean death.** How in the world can death bring blessing? But I must obey which means, there is a resurrection I cannot forsee.” Whenever you get into one of these situations your being squeezed. Faith is being revealed. Faith is refined. Faith will grow. What comes out of these situations is always the same. Lord, even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me. That's fiducia. Even if I die, I believe that this will lead to a resurrection I cannot foresee. You see God doesn't give you the blueprint in advance. Otherwise it wouldn't be faith. Fiducia is casting yourself onto God without knowing the results in advance. You know the who, so you release the how. Listen, do you know where this event took place? Do you know where Abraham went to sacrifice his son Isaac? Where was that provision given so that Isaac would not need to die? It was Mount Moriah. Do you know what Mount Moriah is? It was the exact same place where the temple was built. And the temple was built right next to the place where Jesus himself, the ultimate lamb would be slain upon the altar. When Isaac asked, “Here's the wood. And here's the fire. But where is the sacrifice.” How did Abraham respond. Essentially he said, I don't know the how, but I know the who. *He said, “I don't know how God will provide.* I just now that he will.” God will provide. And guess what. Centuries later, he did. Centuries later, God would walk up to those same mountains with his Son. Like Abraham, we see God putting the wood for his Son's sacrifice on his back. Like Isaac, Jesus cried out to his Father. “Where's the lamb? Father, if it be possible, take this cup from me.” But instead of saying, God will provide, he says to his son. You are the provision. You are the lamb that was promised from the beginning of time. You are the lamb of God who John the Baptist foretold, would take away the sin of the world. When Jesus cried out and said, "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?" God kept going. There was nobody there to say to him, "Stop your hand. And the knife was raised. And the screams were ignored. " Because God offered up his firstborn as a sacrifice for sin, Abraham didn't have to offer his. I don't have to offer mine. None of us has to go up there. Listen this is why we can have faith. This is why we can board the rocket and entrust our entire lives to Christ without knowing the how. Because we know the who. "We know the God of promise. We know that God loves us because he did not withhold his Son, HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, who he LOVED. Even though we might not know how, THAT IS WHO. And that kind of God can be TRUSTED. Don't say before I trust you, "I want the script. I want to know exactly what's going to happen up there on the mountain. If I'm going to face death, I want to know how the resurrection is going to come. You want to know what Mt. Moriah means in Hebrew. It means, the place of instruction. It is in this very uncomfortable place where we trust the who without knowing the how. It is then and ONLY THEN, that our faith can grown. Mt Moriah, the place of instruction. In the mountain of the Lord, it will be revealed. In the mountain of the Lord, it will be provided. You have to go up to the mountain of obedience to get instruction. It's only as you obey, not before you obey, that the wisdom comes. It's only as you OBEY, EVEN THOUGH you don't understand, that wisdom comes. It's only as you OBEY and sacrifice the ONE AND ONLY who you love that wisdom comes. It's only as you obey, not before you obey, that the resurrection happens. Don't demand something that would destroy the test. That's faith.

Rincon Church of God Weekly Podcasts
Abide In Me: Week 1 - A Command to Obey

Rincon Church of God Weekly Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 60:52


Pastor Les begins a new message series called "Abide In Me" that serves as our theme for 2023. In this podcast Pastor shares a recap of an amazing 2022, plans for 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting, and a call to our theme for 2023 from John 15 to "Abide In Me."

Podcast - Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church

Song List:1- There Is Power In The Blood2- My Hope Is Built3- Blessed Assurance4- Jesus, Hold My Hand5- Turn Your Eyes Upon JesusMessage: Bro. Steve LeCroyScripture: Exodus 2:1-10Invitation- Trust and Obey

LivethruJesus
The Beneficial Wisdom of God

LivethruJesus

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 35:53


How do you feel about rules? Do you tend to be a rule follower or a rule breaker? Do rules make you feel comfortable and give you structure or do they feel burdensome or restrictive? Are you more apt to obey when you trust the person making the rules or you understand the reason behind them? Or, maybe you like making the rules but you don't really like to follow them. Maybe you like to virtue signal and hold the rules over everyone's head but it's really all just for appearance.

Let's Talk About It!
WAIT ON THE LORD

Let's Talk About It!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 56:28


Are you frustrated in life because you don't know your next step?Do you find yourself frustrated with God because you don't have answers?What if I told you it's because He wants you to wait? And that in the Wait, you receive clarity. But when you receive clarity, will you Obey?In this episode, we share our experience in what we learned on what it means to wait. Take a listen to this great message by Tim Ross called "Make Room, Week 3: Watch the Signs" available on:Apple PodcastSpotifyYouTubeWant to chat or have any suggestions for the show? Let's Talk! You can find us at:Instagram: @markkbenton2 @jubynotjudyFacebook: Mark K. Benton IIWebsite: markkbenton2.com And if you're enjoying this podcast, please leave us a review on Apple Podcast, Spotify or on the Website. We'd be so grateful and appreciative of you! 

God + Girl
185 | Go & Do What God Said

God + Girl

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 29:22


Scripture: The Book of Jonah sign up for the Called to Confidence Prayer Challenge  learn more about 1:1 coaching sign up for the 4 Year Anniversary Giveaway sign up to gain access to live podcast recording Feb 15  

LoveIsrael.org
Luke Chapter 1 Part 6

LoveIsrael.org

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 28:31


What is faith? Many times people think that faith is simply believing something that is not faith. Faith is specifically believing the truth of God. And many times faith is based upon what God reveals, meaning he confirmed something as truth to you. And now your response is to obey that truth. Obey what is revealed. Many times in the Scripture things are written so that we might know not that we are doubting not that we are unsure, but God confirms the truth of His Word to us. To donate please visit us at: https://www.LoveIsrael.org/donate Checks may be sent to: LoveIsrael.org 6355 N Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island, FL 32953 Feel free to download our MyBibleStudy App on telephone https://get.theapp.co/yjjq , we don't know how long we can post the teachings on YT https://www.instagram.com/mybiblestudyofficial/

LoveIsrael.org (audio)
Luke Chapter 1 Part 6

LoveIsrael.org (audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 28:31


What is faith? Many times people think that faith is simply believing something that is not faith. Faith is specifically believing the truth of God. And many times faith is based upon what God reveals, meaning he confirmed something as truth to you. And now your response is to obey that truth. Obey what is revealed. Many times in the Scripture things are written so that we might know not that we are doubting not that we are unsure, but God confirms the truth of His Word to us. To donate please visit us at: https://www.LoveIsrael.org/donate Checks may be sent to: LoveIsrael.org 6355 N Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island, FL 32953 Feel free to download our MyBibleStudy App on telephone https://get.theapp.co/yjjq , we don't know how long we can post the teachings on YT https://www.instagram.com/mybiblestudyofficial/

Mormon Book Reviews Podcast
(6-18-22) Hanna Seariac's Take on Under The Banner of Heaven! Aftershow 2.0 The Reshoot

Mormon Book Reviews Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 76:45


Interview released 6-18-22On the final episode of the Under The Banner Of Heaven Aftershow co-hosts Rebecca Bibliotheca and Steven Pynakker are excited to have on Hanna Seariac! This is the second time we taped this episode and Hanna explains why she asked for the first one to be pulled. Hanna also discusses her recent article she wrote about Brenda Lafferty for the Deseret News and talks about why she felt it was important that her story be told. We then talk about the final episode of the FX/Hulu limited series titled "Blood Atonement". Hanna gives us her take on the episode as well as the series overall. We discuss the way that the Mountain Meadows Massacre was portrayed as well as Brigham Young and the martydom of Joseph Smith. Hanna also defends Lindsay Hansen Park and Dustin Lance Black against the accusation that they are Anti-Mormon. She also addreses the criticism that "she aligns with those who attack the (LDS) faith". I also want to thank Jim Bennett, Benjamin Shaffer, and Lindsay Hansen Park for coming on Mormon Book Reviews to discuss the series. Stay tuned for an Aftershow of the Netflix series "Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey". Coming soon! #underthebannerofheaven #andrewgarfield #bloodatonement #lindsayhansenpark #lds #mormon #polygamy #mormonfundamentalism #evangelical #brendalafferty

Saint Patrick Catholic Church Homilies
Msgr Deutsch - Stay, Pray, & Obey

Saint Patrick Catholic Church Homilies

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 7:59


Msgr Deutsch - Stay, Pray, & Obey by Saint Patrick Parish Homilies

Sage Spirituality
Journey Through the Gospels #22 Mark 6:45-56. Obedience even when it doesn't make sense.

Sage Spirituality

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 26:42


In this episode, we will dive into an unconventional and difficult command given to Jesus' disciples.  Their obedience serves as a lesson for us when we face headwinds and doubts in our own journey.  When we obey, it opens us up to a deeper work of grace, it is a work that may not be apparent to us.  

God Over Everything with Christopher (GOE)
Should we obey our parents?

God Over Everything with Christopher (GOE)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 1:43


Join me as I talk about obeying our parents

Coastline Community Church
01-01-23 When You Pray, When You Fast, When You Obey - Week 1

Coastline Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 57:38


Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
9am Classic Worship - January 1, 2023

Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 60:22


"Trust and Obey" based on by Dr. John Robbins

You, Me and Jesus
Hearing God Pt 9: Ask God Simple Questions And Obey

You, Me and Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 12:08


Hearing, sensing, and experiencing God in our lives is such an immense blessing that everyone deserves. However, sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what you might be missing if you can't seem to hear God in this chapter of your life. One of the ways people experience getting closer to God is by not only asking questions from God but actually following his instructions and direction. If you're feeling like some difficulties have not yet been cleared up in your life then it may be time to take a step back, ask God for help and direction, and trust that following his instructions will lead you on the right path. In this 9th episode of our 10 part series called Hearing God we explore the power of asking questions from God and obeying his instructions and how this can help you in feeling closer to God and your spiritual journey. If you liked this episode please rate, review, and share this episode with your friends and family. Feel free to take a screenshot of this episode and share it on your social media using the hashtag You, Me and Jesus and you may even get a shoutout from Keenya herself on the next episode!Are you building a business and you want to know what God is saying to you about your business? Looking for strategy on what to do next with your business or market your business in a way that's Christ focused? Click the following link to book a creative consulting session to get a strategy together for your business that is faith focused: https://keenyakelly.com/creativeconsulting/Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@youmeandjesusConnect with Keenya on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keenyakelly/Connect with Keenya on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@keenyakellyConnect with Keenya on Twitter: https://twitter.com/keenyakellyFor more information on courses and resources: https://keenyakelly.com/

Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
11am Modern Worship - January 1, 2023

Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 62:30


"Trust and Obey" based on by Dr. John Robbins

Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
Sermon - January 1, 2023 "Trust and Obey" by Dr. John Robbins

Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 20:06


Sermon from our January 1, 2023 9am Classic Service "Trust and Obey" by Dr. John Robbins Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-12

Christian Meditation Podcast
504 Obey The Truth, A Guided Christian Meditation on Psalms 147:15-20 Recenter with Christ

Christian Meditation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 19:38


504 Obey The Truth, a Guided Christian Meditation on Galatians 3:2-5 with the Recenter With Christ app The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ. Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes. Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation: Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Galatians 3:2-5 NIV 3 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? 4 Have you experienced[b] so much in vain—if it really was in vain? 5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? NASB 2 This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? 4 Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 5 So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by works of the Law, or by hearing with faith Meditation: Have you suffered these things in vain? Do we miss the purposes God has in the things that happen in our life? This can happen when we don't understand the purposes of God. For example if we receive Jesus but then act as though we don't know him and dont trust Jesus for our salvation. Are we perfected by our efforts to try to do good? Does the law justify us or sanctify us? It is interaction with God's spirit that guides us back to Him. Christ was crucified not because that was an interesting side story in us saving ourselves but because it is the necessary step to allow us to overcome sin. He offers that to us. If you heart is wallowed up in your own weakness and you think you are not good enough for God, you miss the offer that he gave you. Of course you are not good enough for God. None of us are. And yet for His profound love for you and me, he made a way for us to overcome. You do not need to choose between denial of your sins or wallowing eternally in sin. You can choose the path Christ offers. See your sin, then see your need for help to get out of the mess, then bring it to the foot of Jesus and profess your need for repentance and then live in the confidence that this is enough and live in the the spirit of Love that God offers. Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates: Final Question: In what ways do you thirst for God? Final Thought: Saint Fransis said preach the gospel at all times and if necessary, use words. One of the most powerful ways we can reflect the light and life of God is by imitating Christ in our life. FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod    

Open the Word with Circle of Friends
From the Archives - Acknowledging our Sin and Choosing to Obey

Open the Word with Circle of Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 25:56


In this episode from the archives, Beth and Missy are discussing how easily justify our sin, but how essential it is that we call it what it is and choose to walk in obedience with the Lord. ----- Find us on Facebook and Instagram Sign up for our newsletter here Send us a message to openthewordpodcast@gmail.com

Everyday Grace
How Can We Rest and Obey?

Everyday Grace

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 2:30


Today's reminder is from Justin Perdue, Pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in Asheville, NC. Listen to the full sermon here! To learn more about our ministry, please visit http://theocast.org Everyday Grace 101

Daily Radio Program with Charles Stanley - In Touch Ministries

Evaluate your commitment to the Lord and how well you are following His direction.

Daily Radio Program with Charles Stanley - In Touch Ministries

Find out 10 ways you can develop a greater desire to obey God.

Wretched Radio
MUST WE OBEY EVERY SINGLE TRAFFIC LAW PERFECTLY?

Wretched Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 54:28


It's Mailbag Friday! Today we answer questions sent to idea@wretched.org like “is speeding a sin?” Wretched Radio | Air Date: December 9, 2022 https://media-wretched.org/Radio/Podcast/WR2022-1209.mp3 It's Mailbag Friday! You have questions. We have answers. If you have questions, comments, conundrums, snarks, or ideas send them to idea@wretched.org. Segment 1 Recently gotten into big debt and used some […] The post MUST WE OBEY EVERY SINGLE TRAFFIC LAW PERFECTLY? appeared first on Wretched.