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    Shine with Frannie Show |Christian health |Christian fitness|Christian wellness| Christian coaching
    Reclaiming Your Health & Redefining Your Body Image: Living Whole & Free with Nicole Orr

    Shine with Frannie Show |Christian health |Christian fitness|Christian wellness| Christian coaching

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 28:57


    After struggling with her own body image, ideals of perfectionism, and using food as a "counterfeit comfort", Nicole now knows what it feels like to live and walk in total freedom! I felt this was a timely message as we head into the 4th of July weekend and continue through swim suit season, too! In today's episode, dear sister-in-Christ, Nicole Orr shares how she has broken free from these worldly pursuits as she's learned to rest in Our Father's love and in turn love herself as she lives whole and free! And now she helps others do the same. Connect with her on these social platforms and sign up for her wait list for 1:1 coaching on her website: wholeandfree.godaddysites.com/accountability accepting participants for August 1. website: wholeandfree.godaddysites.com Email: rwwholeandfree@gmail.com Insta: @revwellwholeandfree Facebook: Nicole Even Orr --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/frannie-foltz/support

    Heaven on SermonAudio
    Our Father in Heaven

    Heaven on SermonAudio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 28:00


    A new MP3 sermon from Kalamazoo Community Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Our Father in Heaven Subtitle: The Lord's Prayer Speaker: Jonathan Landry Cruse Broadcaster: Kalamazoo Community Presbyterian Church Event: Sunday - PM Date: 6/26/2022 Bible: Matthew 6:9-13 Length: 28 min.

    Fathers on SermonAudio
    Our Father in Heaven

    Fathers on SermonAudio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 28:00


    A new MP3 sermon from Kalamazoo Community Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Our Father in Heaven Subtitle: The Lord's Prayer Speaker: Jonathan Landry Cruse Broadcaster: Kalamazoo Community Presbyterian Church Event: Sunday - PM Date: 6/26/2022 Bible: Matthew 6:9-13 Length: 28 min.

    Prayer on SermonAudio
    Our Father in Heaven

    Prayer on SermonAudio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 28:00


    A new MP3 sermon from Kalamazoo Community Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Our Father in Heaven Subtitle: The Lord's Prayer Speaker: Jonathan Landry Cruse Broadcaster: Kalamazoo Community Presbyterian Church Event: Sunday - PM Date: 6/26/2022 Bible: Matthew 6:9-13 Length: 28 min.

    Epiphany Church Sermons
    The Go(o)d Father | Warner Miller | 2022.06.26

    Epiphany Church Sermons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 51:37


    (1) The Lord is like a father to His children, tender and compassionate to those who fear Him. Psalms 103:13 NLT “If you, imperfect as you are, know how to lovingly take care of your children and give them what's best, how much more ready is your heavenly Father to give wonderful gifts to those who ask Him?” Matthew 7:11 TPT (3) "Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught His disciples." And He said to them, "When you pray, say: "FATHER, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come." ~ Luke 11:1‭-‬2 ESV (4) “And when you pray, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. So do not be like them [praying as they do]; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our FATHER, who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name." ~ Matthew 6:7‭-‬9 AMP

    Rev. Stephen Hamilton on SermonAudio

    A new MP3 sermon from Lehigh Valley Free Presbyterian Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Our Father Speaker: Rev. Stephen Hamilton Broadcaster: Lehigh Valley Free Presbyterian Church Event: Sunday - AM Date: 6/19/2022 Bible: Matthew 6 Length: 44 min.

    ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
    June 26: Deuteronomy 31; Psalm 119:97–120; Isaiah 58; Matthew 6

    ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 14:55


    With family: Deuteronomy 31; Psalm 119:97–120 Deuteronomy 31 (Listen) Joshua to Succeed Moses 31 So Moses continued to speak these words to all Israel. 2 And he said to them, “I am 120 years old today. I am no longer able to go out and come in. The LORD has said to me, ‘You shall not go over this Jordan.' 3 The LORD your God himself will go over before you. He will destroy these nations before you, so that you shall dispossess them, and Joshua will go over at your head, as the LORD has spoken. 4 And the LORD will do to them as he did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, and to their land, when he destroyed them. 5 And the LORD will give them over to you, and you shall do to them according to the whole commandment that I have commanded you. 6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” 7 Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land that the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall put them in possession of it. 8 It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” The Reading of the Law 9 Then Moses wrote this law and gave it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and to all the elders of Israel. 10 And Moses commanded them, “At the end of every seven years, at the set time in the year of release, at the Feast of Booths, 11 when all Israel comes to appear before the LORD your God at the place that he will choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing. 12 Assemble the people, men, women, and little ones, and the sojourner within your towns, that they may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God, and be careful to do all the words of this law, 13 and that their children, who have not known it, may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as you live in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.” Joshua Commissioned to Lead Israel 14 And the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, the days approach when you must die. Call Joshua and present yourselves in the tent of meeting, that I may commission him.” And Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves in the tent of meeting. 15 And the LORD appeared in the tent in a pillar of cloud. And the pillar of cloud stood over the entrance of the tent. 16 And the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, you are about to lie down with your fathers. Then this people will rise and whore after the foreign gods among them in the land that they are entering, and they will forsake me and break my covenant that I have made with them. 17 Then my anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide my face from them, and they will be devoured. And many evils and troubles will come upon them, so that they will say in that day, ‘Have not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us?' 18 And I will surely hide my face in that day because of all the evil that they have done, because they have turned to other gods. 19 “Now therefore write this song and teach it to the people of Israel. Put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the people of Israel. 20 For when I have brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, which I swore to give to their fathers, and they have eaten and are full and grown fat, they will turn to other gods and serve them, and despise me and break my covenant. 21 And when many evils and troubles have come upon them, this song shall confront them as a witness (for it will live unforgotten in the mouths of their offspring). For I know what they are inclined to do even today, before I have brought them into the land that I swore to give.” 22 So Moses wrote this song the same day and taught it to the people of Israel. 23 And the LORD1 commissioned Joshua the son of Nun and said, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall bring the people of Israel into the land that I swore to give them. I will be with you.” 24 When Moses had finished writing the words of this law in a book to the very end, 25 Moses commanded the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, 26 “Take this Book of the Law and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against you. 27 For I know how rebellious and stubborn you are. Behold, even today while I am yet alive with you, you have been rebellious against the LORD. How much more after my death! 28 Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears and call heaven and earth to witness against them. 29 For I know that after my death you will surely act corruptly and turn aside from the way that I have commanded you. And in the days to come evil will befall you, because you will do what is evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger through the work of your hands.” The Song of Moses 30 Then Moses spoke the words of this song until they were finished, in the ears of all the assembly of Israel: Footnotes [1] 31:23 Hebrew he (ESV) Psalm 119:97–120 (Listen) Mem 97   Oh how I love your law!    It is my meditation all the day.98   Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,    for it is ever with me.99   I have more understanding than all my teachers,    for your testimonies are my meditation.100   I understand more than the aged,1    for I keep your precepts.101   I hold back my feet from every evil way,    in order to keep your word.102   I do not turn aside from your rules,    for you have taught me.103   How sweet are your words to my taste,    sweeter than honey to my mouth!104   Through your precepts I get understanding;    therefore I hate every false way. Nun 105   Your word is a lamp to my feet    and a light to my path.106   I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,    to keep your righteous rules.107   I am severely afflicted;    give me life, O LORD, according to your word!108   Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O LORD,    and teach me your rules.109   I hold my life in my hand continually,    but I do not forget your law.110   The wicked have laid a snare for me,    but I do not stray from your precepts.111   Your testimonies are my heritage forever,    for they are the joy of my heart.112   I incline my heart to perform your statutes    forever, to the end.2 Samekh 113   I hate the double-minded,    but I love your law.114   You are my hiding place and my shield;    I hope in your word.115   Depart from me, you evildoers,    that I may keep the commandments of my God.116   Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live,    and let me not be put to shame in my hope!117   Hold me up, that I may be safe    and have regard for your statutes continually!118   You spurn all who go astray from your statutes,    for their cunning is in vain.119   All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross,    therefore I love your testimonies.120   My flesh trembles for fear of you,    and I am afraid of your judgments. Footnotes [1] 119:100 Or the elders [2] 119:112 Or statutes; the reward is eternal (ESV) In private: Isaiah 58; Matthew 6 Isaiah 58 (Listen) True and False Fasting 58   “Cry aloud; do not hold back;    lift up your voice like a trumpet;  declare to my people their transgression,    to the house of Jacob their sins.2   Yet they seek me daily    and delight to know my ways,  as if they were a nation that did righteousness    and did not forsake the judgment of their God;  they ask of me righteous judgments;    they delight to draw near to God.3   ‘Why have we fasted, and you see it not?    Why have we humbled ourselves, and you take no knowledge of it?'  Behold, in the day of your fast you seek your own pleasure,1    and oppress all your workers.4   Behold, you fast only to quarrel and to fight    and to hit with a wicked fist.  Fasting like yours this day    will not make your voice to be heard on high.5   Is such the fast that I choose,    a day for a person to humble himself?  Is it to bow down his head like a reed,    and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him?  Will you call this a fast,    and a day acceptable to the LORD? 6   “Is not this the fast that I choose:    to loose the bonds of wickedness,    to undo the straps of the yoke,  to let the oppressed2 go free,    and to break every yoke?7   Is it not to share your bread with the hungry    and bring the homeless poor into your house;  when you see the naked, to cover him,    and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?8   Then shall your light break forth like the dawn,    and your healing shall spring up speedily;  your righteousness shall go before you;    the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.9   Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer;    you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.'  If you take away the yoke from your midst,    the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,10   if you pour yourself out for the hungry    and satisfy the desire of the afflicted,  then shall your light rise in the darkness    and your gloom be as the noonday.11   And the LORD will guide you continually    and satisfy your desire in scorched places    and make your bones strong;  and you shall be like a watered garden,    like a spring of water,    whose waters do not fail.12   And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;    you shall raise up the foundations of many generations;  you shall be called the repairer of the breach,    the restorer of streets to dwell in. 13   “If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath,    from doing your pleasure3 on my holy day,  and call the Sabbath a delight    and the holy day of the LORD honorable;  if you honor it, not going your own ways,    or seeking your own pleasure,4 or talking idly;514   then you shall take delight in the LORD,    and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth;6  I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father,    for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” Footnotes [1] 58:3 Or pursue your own business [2] 58:6 Or bruised [3] 58:13 Or business [4] 58:13 Or pursuing your own business [5] 58:13 Hebrew or speaking a word [6] 58:14 Or of the land (ESV) Matthew 6 (Listen) Giving to the Needy 6 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. The Lord's Prayer 5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 7 “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Pray then like this:   “Our Father in heaven,  hallowed be your name.110   Your kingdom come,  your will be done,2    on earth as it is in heaven.11   Give us this day our daily bread,312   and forgive us our debts,    as we also have forgiven our debtors.13   And lead us not into temptation,    but deliver us from evil.4 14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Fasting 16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Lay Up Treasures in Heaven 19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust5 destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! 24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.6 Do Not Be Anxious 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?7 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?' or ‘What shall we drink?' or ‘What shall we wear?' 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Footnotes [1] 6:9 Or Let your name be kept holy, or Let your name be treated with reverence [2] 6:10 Or Let your kingdom come, let your will be done [3] 6:11 Or our bread for tomorrow [4] 6:13 Or the evil one; some manuscripts add For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen [5] 6:19 Or worm; also verse 20 [6] 6:24 Greek mammon, a Semitic word for money or possessions [7] 6:27 Or a single cubit to his stature; a cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters (ESV)

    Youth BiOY
    Day 177: Three Things God Wants to Give You

    Youth BiOY

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 14:36


    Psalm 78:13–15, 1 Kings 17:2–4,7–16, Acts 17:2–4,10–12,15–18. Our Father in heaven knows when you will need the strength to be a martyr for Jesus Christ He will supply all you need just in time

    La Porta | Renungan Harian Katolik - Daily Meditation according to Catholic Church liturgy
    Readings and meditation on the Word of God on the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 26, 2022

    La Porta | Renungan Harian Katolik - Daily Meditation according to Catholic Church liturgy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 9:21


    Delivered by Father Peter Tukan, SDB from Salesian Don Bosco Community in Labuan Bajo, Diocese of Ruteng, Indonesia. 1 Kings 19: 16b.19-21; Rs psalm 16: 1-2a.5.7-8.9-10.11; Galatians 5: 1.13-18; Luke 9: 51-62 NO REGRET FOLLOWING CHRIST The theme for our meditation today is: No Regret Following Christ. There is a priest who has just recently celebrated his 50th anniversary of priesthood. He gave a speech at the event, saying that being a priest until death, he will not regret following Christ. He believes that there is a great advantage and interest to fulfill his calling by following Christ as a priest. The completion of this call is to die as a priest. Actually he always shares this conviction about his commitment on various occasions with different people. He does not regret anything with this calling because of two important things which he always expresses with enthusiasm. First, he knows and believes that God has graced himself from the beginning of the journey of his priesthood vocation, with the ability to distinguish between things in himself or in the world that are potential to prevent him from focusing on answering God's call. This ability is commonly known in spiritual life as disermen or an affirmation of one's commitment. Having been able to put aside things that do not support his vocation, such as wealth, marriage and worldly pleasures, he later found that what remained in him was a commitment to sacrifice and devote himself only to God and the Church. Second, in pursuing his priesthood call during the years of trainning, study and works, he faced various trials, challenges and difficulties. When asked, what was his strategy for going through all that, the Pastor said that his prime attitude is tolerance. He explained, tolerance is not just being gentle and allows the enemies treat us freely according to their will. A tolerant attitude is actually paying attention and loving in such a way that opponents or enemies can give up, let go of their bad behaviors and finally be able to turn to the good and the right. The two principles expressed by the Pastor are actually fundamental requirements for following Christ and maintaining commitment as followers of Christ. Everyone who follows Christ must equip himself with the ability to make distinctions and affirmations of commitment. The unnecessary things, of course, should be abandoned or put aside. Things that are brought along of course the things that support the calling. Indeed, the necessity to turn off or eliminate obstacles and enemies is ideal, but what is also very useful is to change the enemies and opponents to become our friends and brothers or sisters. Let's pray. In the name of the Father ... O benevolent and generous God, may this Sunday celebration strengthen and purify the calling in each one of us. Our Father who art in heaven ... In the name of the Father ... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/media-la-porta/message

    KING WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES
    Praise Our Weaponry

    KING WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 6:47


    Our Father is so good. He set us up to win before we were even born in this curse infested world. We take pleasure in living and teaching God's Way of Life! Psalm 149: 6 TPT powerfully teaches us how praise is our weaponry against the enemy! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/KINGworldwide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/KINGworldwide/support

    ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
    June 24: Proverbs 27–28; Deuteronomy 27; Micah 3; Matthew 6:1–18

    ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 13:52


    Psalms and Wisdom: Proverbs 27–28 Proverbs 27–28 (Listen) 27   Do not boast about tomorrow,    for you do not know what a day may bring.2   Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;    a stranger, and not your own lips.3   A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty,    but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.4   Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming,    but who can stand before jealousy?5   Better is open rebuke    than hidden love.6   Faithful are the wounds of a friend;    profuse are the kisses of an enemy.7   One who is full loathes honey,    but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.8   Like a bird that strays from its nest    is a man who strays from his home.9   Oil and perfume make the heart glad,    and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.110   Do not forsake your friend and your father's friend,    and do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity.  Better is a neighbor who is near    than a brother who is far away.11   Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad,    that I may answer him who reproaches me.12   The prudent sees danger and hides himself,    but the simple go on and suffer for it.13   Take a man's garment when he has put up security for a stranger,    and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for an adulteress.214   Whoever blesses his neighbor with a loud voice,    rising early in the morning,    will be counted as cursing.15   A continual dripping on a rainy day    and a quarrelsome wife are alike;16   to restrain her is to restrain the wind    or to grasp3 oil in one's right hand.17   Iron sharpens iron,    and one man sharpens another.418   Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,    and he who guards his master will be honored.19   As in water face reflects face,    so the heart of man reflects the man.20   Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied,    and never satisfied are the eyes of man.21   The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,    and a man is tested by his praise.22   Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle    along with crushed grain,    yet his folly will not depart from him. 23   Know well the condition of your flocks,    and give attention to your herds,24   for riches do not last forever;    and does a crown endure to all generations?25   When the grass is gone and the new growth appears    and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered,26   the lambs will provide your clothing,    and the goats the price of a field.27   There will be enough goats' milk for your food,    for the food of your household    and maintenance for your girls.28   The wicked flee when no one pursues,    but the righteous are bold as a lion.2   When a land transgresses, it has many rulers,    but with a man of understanding and knowledge,    its stability will long continue.3   A poor man who oppresses the poor    is a beating rain that leaves no food.4   Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,    but those who keep the law strive against them.5   Evil men do not understand justice,    but those who seek the LORD understand it completely.6   Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity    than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.7   The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding,    but a companion of gluttons shames his father.8   Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit5    gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.9   If one turns away his ear from hearing the law,    even his prayer is an abomination.10   Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way    will fall into his own pit,    but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.11   A rich man is wise in his own eyes,    but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.12   When the righteous triumph, there is great glory,    but when the wicked rise, people hide themselves.13   Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,    but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.14   Blessed is the one who fears the LORD6 always,    but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.15   Like a roaring lion or a charging bear    is a wicked ruler over a poor people.16   A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor,    but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.17   If one is burdened with the blood of another,    he will be a fugitive until death;7    let no one help him.18   Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered,    but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.19   Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,    but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.20   A faithful man will abound with blessings,    but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.21   To show partiality is not good,    but for a piece of bread a man will do wrong.22   A stingy man8 hastens after wealth    and does not know that poverty will come upon him.23   Whoever rebukes a man will afterward find more favor    than he who flatters with his tongue.24   Whoever robs his father or his mother    and says, “That is no transgression,”    is a companion to a man who destroys.25   A greedy man stirs up strife,    but the one who trusts in the LORD will be enriched.26   Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool,    but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.27   Whoever gives to the poor will not want,    but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.28   When the wicked rise, people hide themselves,    but when they perish, the righteous increase. Footnotes [1] 27:9 Or and so does the sweetness of a friend that comes from his earnest counsel [2] 27:13 Hebrew a foreign woman; a slight emendation yields (compare Vulgate; see also 20:16) foreigners [3] 27:16 Hebrew to meet with [4] 27:17 Hebrew sharpens the face of another [5] 28:8 That is, profit that comes from charging interest to the poor [6] 28:14 Hebrew lacks the Lord [7] 28:17 Hebrew until the pit [8] 28:22 Hebrew A man whose eye is evil (ESV) Pentateuch and History: Deuteronomy 27 Deuteronomy 27 (Listen) The Altar on Mount Ebal 27 Now Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, “Keep the whole commandment that I command you today. 2 And on the day you cross over the Jordan to the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall set up large stones and plaster them with plaster. 3 And you shall write on them all the words of this law, when you cross over to enter the land that the LORD your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you. 4 And when you have crossed over the Jordan, you shall set up these stones, concerning which I command you today, on Mount Ebal, and you shall plaster them with plaster. 5 And there you shall build an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones. You shall wield no iron tool on them; 6 you shall build an altar to the LORD your God of uncut1 stones. And you shall offer burnt offerings on it to the LORD your God, 7 and you shall sacrifice peace offerings and shall eat there, and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God. 8 And you shall write on the stones all the words of this law very plainly.” Curses from Mount Ebal 9 Then Moses and the Levitical priests said to all Israel, “Keep silence and hear, O Israel: this day you have become the people of the LORD your God. 10 You shall therefore obey the voice of the LORD your God, keeping his commandments and his statutes, which I command you today.” 11 That day Moses charged the people, saying, 12 “When you have crossed over the Jordan, these shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin. 13 And these shall stand on Mount Ebal for the curse: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali. 14 And the Levites shall declare to all the men of Israel in a loud voice: 15 “‘Cursed be the man who makes a carved or cast metal image, an abomination to the LORD, a thing made by the hands of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret.' And all the people shall answer and say, ‘Amen.' 16 “‘Cursed be anyone who dishonors his father or his mother.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.' 17 “‘Cursed be anyone who moves his neighbor's landmark.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.' 18 “‘Cursed be anyone who misleads a blind man on the road.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.' 19 “‘Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.' 20 “‘Cursed be anyone who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's nakedness.'2 And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.' 21 “‘Cursed be anyone who lies with any kind of animal.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.' 22 “‘Cursed be anyone who lies with his sister, whether the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.' 23 “‘Cursed be anyone who lies with his mother-in-law.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.' 24 “‘Cursed be anyone who strikes down his neighbor in secret.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.' 25 “‘Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.' 26 “‘Cursed be anyone who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.' Footnotes [1] 27:6 Hebrew whole [2] 27:20 Hebrew uncovered his father's skirt (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Micah 3 Micah 3 (Listen) Rulers and Prophets Denounced 3   And I said:  Hear, you heads of Jacob    and rulers of the house of Israel!  Is it not for you to know justice?—2     you who hate the good and love the evil,  who tear the skin from off my people1    and their flesh from off their bones,3   who eat the flesh of my people,    and flay their skin from off them,  and break their bones in pieces    and chop them up like meat in a pot,    like flesh in a cauldron. 4   Then they will cry to the LORD,    but he will not answer them;  he will hide his face from them at that time,    because they have made their deeds evil. 5   Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets    who lead my people astray,  who cry “Peace”    when they have something to eat,  but declare war against him    who puts nothing into their mouths.6   Therefore it shall be night to you, without vision,    and darkness to you, without divination.  The sun shall go down on the prophets,    and the day shall be black over them;7   the seers shall be disgraced,    and the diviners put to shame;  they shall all cover their lips,    for there is no answer from God.8   But as for me, I am filled with power,    with the Spirit of the LORD,    and with justice and might,  to declare to Jacob his transgression    and to Israel his sin. 9   Hear this, you heads of the house of Jacob    and rulers of the house of Israel,  who detest justice    and make crooked all that is straight,10   who build Zion with blood    and Jerusalem with iniquity.11   Its heads give judgment for a bribe;    its priests teach for a price;    its prophets practice divination for money;  yet they lean on the LORD and say,    “Is not the LORD in the midst of us?    No disaster shall come upon us.”12   Therefore because of you    Zion shall be plowed as a field;  Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins,    and the mountain of the house a wooded height. Footnotes [1] 3:2 Hebrew from off them (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Matthew 6:1–18 Matthew 6:1–18 (Listen) Giving to the Needy 6 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. The Lord's Prayer 5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 7 “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Pray then like this:   “Our Father in heaven,  hallowed be your name.110   Your kingdom come,  your will be done,2    on earth as it is in heaven.11   Give us this day our daily bread,312   and forgive us our debts,    as we also have forgiven our debtors.13   And lead us not into temptation,    but deliver us from evil.4 14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,

    Christ Church (Moscow, ID)
    God Our Father

    Christ Church (Moscow, ID)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 1:58


    J. I. Packer once wrote that if you want to judge how well a person understands Christianity, find out how much he makes of the thought of being God's child, and having God as his Father. For Packer, the fatherhood of God and adoption in Christ are the sum of New Testament religion. Christians are people who have God as their Father. By nature, this is not so. In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he explains that we were once dead in our trespasses and sins and were by nature children of wrath like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, made us alive by uniting us to Christ in His death and resurrection and adopting us in His Son. You have been adopted in Christ, and so you too hear “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” in the waters of baptism. You have been adopted in Christ, and so you too pray to God saying, “Our Father who art in heaven…” You have been adopted in Christ, and so you too can cry out “Abba! Father!” as a son and heir through God. And the privileges go on and on… You have been adopted into the family of God, and you have been made one with the Father in His Son, bound together by the Spirit's love. God as your Father ought to be at the forefront of all your prayer, worship, and work. It ought to be the predominant image in your mind when you hear the word “God.” To miss this is to miss the heart of the gospel. As the Apostle John exclaimed, “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God, and so we are” (1 Jn. 3:1). So do you truly know God as your Father? There is only way to Him, and it is through His Son. And this is Good News for you today.

    Walking Worthy
    Our Heavenly Father

    Walking Worthy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 8:08


    In Matthew 6, the disciples request Jesus to teach them how to pray. Jesus offers them something entirely unexpected to their old covenant way of thinking. He constructs a short prayer that serves as a pattern for all our conversations with God. While the prayer contains all the elements one might expect, Jesus addresses God using a personal name utterly foreign to the Jewish theological mind. Much like the worship objects of their pagan neighbors, the Jews worshiped a very distant, remote, and even fearful being. Jesus offers them a much more affectionate, personal, and familial approach: “Our Father in heaven” (Matt. 6:9).Visit our website:walkingworthypodcast.com

    Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
    IP#488 Joseph Pearce – Faith of Our Fathers on Inside the Pages with Kris McGregor podcast

    Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 39:22


    Joseph Pearce - Faith of Our Fathers on Inside the Pages with Kris McGregor What a delight to once again talk with the prolific Joseph Pearce.  This time about his extraordinary book Faith of Our Fathers: A History of True England. A compelling read that spans the story of a great nation and the heartbeat that makes the lion roar.   The post IP#488 Joseph Pearce – Faith of Our Fathers on Inside the Pages with Kris McGregor podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

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    IP#488 Joseph Pearce – Faith of Our Fathers on Inside the Pages with Kris McGregor podcast

    Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts » Inside the Pages with Kris McGregor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 39:22


    Joseph Pearce - Faith of Our Fathers on Inside the Pages with Kris McGregor What a delight to once again talk with the prolific Joseph Pearce.  This time about his extraordinary book Faith of Our Fathers: A History of True England. A compelling read that spans the story of a great nation and the heartbeat that makes the lion roar.   The post IP#488 Joseph Pearce – Faith of Our Fathers on Inside the Pages with Kris McGregor podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    Refuge Church with Craig Crosby
    My Father Promises

    Refuge Church with Craig Crosby

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 32:23


    Listen to learn of 7 biblical promises Our Father has made to us. He is the only perfect Father.

    The Patrick Madrid Show
    The Patrick Madrid Show: June 22, 2022 - Hour 1

    The Patrick Madrid Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 51:07


    Patrick starts the show by answering an email from a family concerned that one of their own is considering transitioning and will soon be taking hormone treatment  Patrick recommends “When Harry Became Sally”  Email from Wilfred: Question about valid baptisms  Donna - What should I call someone who identifies as a non-binary?  Steve - Why don't all the Churches believe in what Jesus says about conserving the planet?  Email from Randy: Should a family member convert to be a Lutheran so he can marry?  Andrew - There is another path for interacting with a non-binary person. Ask them if they believe that they should be tolerant than they should tolerate you calling them by what science says they are.  Pete - What is efficacy of prayer and fasting? Does my prayer for multiple people lessen the effect?  Mary - I am reading from Saint Faustina's Diary. What does it mean that religious are married to Christ?  Jason – Is the Our Father prayer different form the Lord's Prayer? 

    The Patrick Madrid Show
    The Patrick Madrid Show: June 22, 2022 - Hour 2

    The Patrick Madrid Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 51:08


    June is the Month of the Sacred Heart  Joseph - Where did the 6th precept about marriage go from the Catholic Church?  Gilbert - Is the Holy Spirit feminine?  Alissa - What should we do with our hands when we say the Our Father in Church?  Kathy - You gave me advice on not attending my son's wedding and we took it, but now they are having a baby shower. We are going, but it seems like his wife is pulling our son away. How can we respond?  Ira - Why is there so much talk about gay marriage on Relevant Radio? I feel like there are other things we could cover.  Email – Are we obligated to send our children to Catholic schools?  Tate - The Bible actually talks a lot more about homosexuality then people probably realize. Even if it was not the case, just one mention in the bible would make it important even if it's not mentioned much. 

    Calvary Church Los Gatos
    What He Said / What He did: Lectio Divina Week 2

    Calvary Church Los Gatos

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 4:54


    As we walk through the book of Mark this summer we're using a process called Lectio Divina to prayerfully meditate on specific passages. In this first week, we're focusing on Mark 1:17-18. You can follow along below or just listen. For more on this teaching series visit https://www.calvarylg.com/markPreparationFind a place where you can sit comfortably and without distraction. Pay attention to your posture and your breathing. Breathe slowly and deeply. Quiet your mind, giving yourself grace when it wanders. Use the following to guide you through your time with the Lord today.Prayer of InvitationI acknowledge God is with me and I ask Him to speak through the passage I'm about to read.God I know you are with me. Thank you for being here now. I pause to be still and to hear from you in this moment. Holy Spirit speak through the Word and fill my heart with the truth you want me to see, hear and live today.ReadAs I read the passage for today, slowly and out loud, I allow the words to sink deep into my heart and mind.“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Mark 1:17-18[Pause]ReflectAs I prepare to read the passage out loud again, I pause to pray:Father, your Word is living and active and I know You speak through it to your people. Would You highlight a word or phrase You want to share uniquely with me today?“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Mark 1:17-18As I sense God highlight a word or phrase for me, I repeat that word or phrase, several times, quietly in my mind.[Pause]RehearseAs I read the passage out loud one final time, I allow the passage and God's Word for me sink in, I ask him specifically what next step He's asking me to take today.Father, how do you want me to apply this to my life today? Is there something I need to release to you? Is there something I need to repent of and turn back towards You? is there something You're calling me to step into today?“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Mark 1:17-18I write a single sentence that reinforces how he's asking me to apply what I experienced to my life today.[Pause]As I prepare to take my time with the Lord into my day, I remember, Jesus who loves me says:“Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”And I align myself with Jesus, praying the model he used when teaching the disciples, by praying the Lord's prayer:“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'Amen

    They That Hope
    Deliver Us From Evil

    They That Hope

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 33:56


    After the Warriors' victory and the Lightning loss, Fr. Dave and Dcn. Bob wonder if the “They That Hope” curse is a real thing or if Bob just roots for losing teams. They also discuss last week's Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians Retreat and the last petition of the Our Father, “deliver us from evil.”

    Steady On
    A Glimpse of Our Father with Quinnise Pettway

    Steady On

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 32:34


    Quinnise Pettway talks about the unconditional love our Heavenly Father has for His children.https://livesteadyon.com/Email Angie at: steadyonpodcast@gmail.comFacebook: @livesteadyonInstagram: @angiebaughman421Grab freebies and subscribe to the weekly Steady On newsletter at: https://livesteadyon.com/live-steady-on-newsletter/Grab the Covered podcast miniseries here: https://livesteadyon.com/covered/My Bible studies can be found here: https://livesteadyon.com/books/Looking for something not listed? It's probably here: https://linktr.ee/livesteadyonhttps://aglimpseofourfather.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aglimpseofourfather/?ref=py_cInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aglimpseofourfather/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quinnisepettway/Quinnise's 5-Day YouVersion Devotional can be found here: http://bible.us/r/82J“A Glimpse of Our Father” is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Glimpse-Our-Father-Parenthood-Children/dp/1735454273/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?crid=P4GJ3XPV1P0&keywords=quinnese+pettway+a+glimpse+of+our+father&qid=1649450252&sprefix=quinnese+pettway+a+glimpse+of+our+father%2Caps%2C94&sr=8-1-fkmr2Quinnise mentioned:You Version “As It Happened” Bible PlanTheme music:Heartwarming by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3864-heartwarmingLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Midroll music:Sovereign by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4397-sovereignLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    The Film Vault
    Lightyear//Our Father//Music//Lady in the Water

    The Film Vault

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 72:23


    Bryan and Anderson review the latest mega Pixar release Lightyear along with Music, Our Father, and the long overdue Lady in the Water. Start feeling better with Feals! Become a member today by going to feals.com/TFV and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping. TFV Patreon is Here for Even More Film Vault Gillian's Facebook Marketplace NEW MERCH PAGE is HERE!  Featured Artist: The Urethras The Film Vault's Youtube Channel The Film Vault on Twitch Anderson's Video Review of The Lost City Buy Bryan's Book Shrinkage Here Listen to Avery's Podcast Invade the Decade CONNECT WITH US: Instagram: @AndersonAndBryan Facebook.com/TheFilmVault Twitter: @TheFilmVault HAVE A CHAT WITH ANDY HERE ATTY & ANDY: DIRECTED BY A FOUR-YEAR-OLD Subscribe Atty and Andy's Youtube Channel Here THE COLD COCKLE SHORTS RULES OF REDUCTION MORMOAN THE CULT OF CARANO Please Give Groupers a Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score Here Please Rate It on IMDB Here The Blu-ray, US The Blu-ray, International Groupers is now available on these platforms. On Amazon On Google Play  On iTunes On Youtube On Tubi On Vudu

    Our Father's Heart
    The Words of Our Mouth and the Meditations of Our Heart | Ep. 69

    Our Father's Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 54:52


    Every tree is known by its fruit. The fruit we manifest comes from the reservoir within us. The words of our mouth, our actions, our behavior, our tone, our affections, our attention, our focus, our thoughts, our pre-occupations are our hidden treasures and when they are revealed show the present state of our heart.Website: ourfathersheart.orgPodcast: https://www.ourfathersheart.org/podcastYouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_4PEL5CenmViSz2zjH3M6wRumble Channel: https://rumble.com/c/c-877845Please visit Our Father's Heart for more information and if you would like to support our efforts you can do so through Paypal (Paypal.me/jbenjesus), Cash App ($jbenjesus), or Venmo (@jbenjesus). Support the show

    Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
    Sacred Heart Novena Day 7 – Discerning Hearts Podcast

    Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 5:54


    DAY SEVEN O my Divine Savior, according to the words of the Holy Scriptures, you are in truth our advocate before our Father. You have freely taken this office upon yourself and unceasingly exercise it with faithful and loving zeal for all who trust in you. Your influence with the Father is so great he will not refuse you. He always hears you as you have testified at the grave of Lazarus. Filled with this faith and with confidence in your Compassionate Heart I come to you to plead my cause. I have offended your Father and have called the anger of his Majesty upon myself. I am heavily indebted to his strict justice. I have nothing with which to pay the debt and therefore must fear the punishment. Besides all this, I am in the present need of the request I place before you (mention your request) where only the power of the Father can help me. For the salvation of my soul I sorely need this grace. O may it come to me from the riches of your Father. O my beloved advocate, from your throne in heaven to your Father and to my Father, to your God and to my God, reconcile me with him. Repay my debts out of the infinite treasury of your merits and obtain for me assistance in my present trial and the grace that I need so much. In the "Our Father" you have composed a prayer with which I will now approach the Father. Accompany me and with the fervor and power of your most Sacred Heart as my mediator, say with me: Our Father, who are in heaven... The post Sacred Heart Novena Day 7 – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

    From the Heart
    The Father of Prodigals

    From the Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 34:05


    Our Father loves us all. He is running to us and pleading with us each one.

    Prosecco Theory
    104 - More Than One Path

    Prosecco Theory

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 68:51


    Megan and Michelle talk with Sarah and Lisa about pregnancy, double standards, black market sperm, scrambled eggs, proven donors, false idols, dark sides to good deeds, and Dr. Baker and the Magnificent Baby Cake.Want to support Prosecco Theory?Check out our merch, available on teepublic.com!Follow/Subscribe wherever you listen!Rate, review, and tell your friends!Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!****************Ever thought about starting your own podcast? From day one, Buzzsprout gave us all the tools we needed get Prosecco Theory off the ground. What are you waiting for? Follow this link to get started. Cheers!!

    Films for the Void!
    Funny Games (1997), Lightyear, Hustle, Our Father

    Films for the Void!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 81:48


    Welcome to an all-new Films for the Void, Episode 34! In this episode, Eric and Landon are split down the middle on Michael Haneke's 1997 film Funny Games. Along with reviews of Pixar's latest exploration into infinity and beyond, the latest Netflix offering from Adam Sandler, and a pair of indies that Eric found more peculiar than great - all on this week's episode of Films for the Void!00:00:00 Introduction00:08:45 Hatching00:11:46 Hustle00:16:46 Our Father00:21:34 Lightyear00:29:27 Funny Games (1997)01:19:10 Landon's Recommendation for Next EpisodeFollow us on Twitter: @films_void.Landon: @igotdefeverman (Twitter), @duhfever (Instagram), @landondefever (Letterboxd).Eric: @ericwiththehair (Twitter, Letterboxd), @ericwiththebeard (Instagram)

    Voice From Heaven
    Lesson of the Day 171 - Review of the lessons 151 - 152 with Clare

    Voice From Heaven

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 53:32


    REVIEW V Introduction We now review again. This time we are ready to give more effort and more time to what we undertake. We recognize we are preparing for another phase of understanding. We would take this step completely, that we may go on again more certain, more sincere, with faith upheld more surely. Our footsteps have not been unwavering, and doubts have made us walk uncertainly and slowly on the road this course sets forth. But now we hasten on, for we approach a greater certainty, a firmer purpose and a surer goal. Steady our feet, our Father. Let our doubts be quiet and our holy minds be still, and speak to us. We have no words to give to You. We would but listen to Your Word, and make it ours. Lead our practicing as does a father lead a little child along a way he does not understand. Yet does he follow, sure that he is safe because his father leads the way for him. So do we bring our practicing to You. And if we stumble, You will raise us up. If we forget the way, we count upon Your sure remembering. We wander off, but You will not forget to call us back. Quicken our footsteps now, that we may walk more certainly and quickly unto You. And we accept the Word You offer us to unify our practicing, as we review the thoughts that You have given us. This is the thought which should precede the thoughts that we review. Each one but clarifies some aspect of this thought, or helps it be more meaningful, more personal and true, and more descriptive of the holy Self we share and now prepare to know again: God is but Love, and therefore so am I. This Self alone knows love. This Self alone is perfectly consistent in Its thoughts; knows Its Creator, understands Itself, is perfect in Its knowledge and Its love, and never changes from Its constant state of union with Its Father and Itself. And it is This That waits to meet us at the journey's ending. Every step we take brings us a little nearer. This review will shorten time immeasurably, if we keep in mind that This remains our goal, and as we practice it is This to Which we are approaching. Let us raise our hearts from dust to life, as we remember This is promised us, and that this course was sent to open up the path of light to us, and teach us, step by step, how to return to the eternal Self we thought we lost. I take the journey with you. For I share your doubts and fears a little while, that you may come to me who recognize the road by which all fears and doubts are overcome. We walk together. I must understand uncertainty and pain, although I know they have no meaning. Yet a savior must remain with those he teaches, seeing what they see, but still retaining in his mind the way that led him out, and now will lead you out with him. God's Son is crucified until you walk along the road with me. My resurrection comes again each time I lead a brother safely to the place at which the journey ends and is forgot. I am renewed each time a brother learns there is a way from misery and pain. I am reborn each time a brother's mind turns to the light in him and looks for me. I have forgotten no one. Help me now to lead you back to where the journey was begun, to make another choice with me. Release me as you practice once again the thoughts I brought to you from Him Who sees your bitter need, and knows the answer God has given Him. Together we review these thoughts. Together we devote our time and effort to them. And together we will teach them to our brothers. God would not have Heaven incomplete. It waits for you, as I do. I am incomplete without your part in me. And as I am made whole we go together to our ancient home, prepared for us before time was and kept unchanged by time, immaculate and safe, as it will be at last when time is done. Let this review be then your gift to me. For this alone I need; that you will hear the words I speak, and give them to the world. You are my voice, my eyes, my feet, my hands through which I save the world. The Self from Which I call to you is but your own. To Him we go together. Take your brother's hand, for this is not a way we walk alone. In him I walk with you, and you with me. Our Father wills His Son be one with Him. What lives but must not then be one with you? Let this review become a time in which we share a new experience for you, yet one as old as time and older still. Hallowed your name. Your glory undefiled forever. And your wholeness now complete, as God established it. You are His Son, completing His extension in your own. We practice but an ancient truth we knew before illusion seemed to claim the world. And we remind the world that it is free of all illusions every time we say: God is but Love, and therefore so am I. With this we start each day of our review. With this we start and end each period of practice time. And with this thought we sleep, to waken once again with these same words upon our lips, to greet another day. No thought that we review but we surround with it, and use the thoughts to hold it up before our minds, and keep it clear in our rememberance throughout the day. And thus, when we have finished this review, we will have recognized the words we speak are true. Yet are the words but aids, and to be used, except at the beginning and the end of practice periods, but to recall the mind, as needed, to its purpose. We place faith in the experience that comes from practice, not the means we use. We wait for the experience, and recognize that it is only here conviction lies. We use the words, and try and try again to go beyond them to their meaning, which is far beyond their sound. The sound grows dim and disappears, as we approach the Source of meaning. It is Here that we find rest.71. LESSON 171 God is but Love, and therefore so am I. (151) All things are echoes of the Voice for God. God is but Love, and therefore so am I. (152) The power of decision is my own. God is but Love, and therefore so am I.- Jesus Christ in ACIM- Review V- Lesson 171

    And The Church Said...

    On this episode, Dr. Gadson takes the Father up on His invitation to “Come and rest”.  Today, Father's Day 2022, Dr. Gadson discusses fatigue and how she is going to take time to be with and listen to Our Father.  She discusses what she believes to be a communal and collective fatigue.  And reminds us that God declared rest to be holy. Be safe and enjoy your summer! And create margin for rest.Information for Dr. Gadson https://www.drmoniquesmithgadson.com/Link to order “Session Notes:  Intimate Times with God":https://www.drmoniquesmithgadson.com/store/p/k8psfln7jh72diw8i36txniwi2e05xFollow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/And-The-Church-Said-Podcast-106848090932637https://instagram.com/drmoniquesmithgadson?igshid=1bmt2hei1j6i8https://twitter.com/DrMoSmithGadsonSupport And The Church Said:Cash App:  https://cash.app/$andthechurchsaidPayPal:  https://paypal.me/andthechurchsaid?locale.x=en_US

    Living Words
    Babylon the Great

    Living Words

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022


    Babylon the Great Revelation 17 by William Klock You've all seen Pinocchio, haven't you?  It wasn't by any means my favourite kids' movie.  I think I must have been about seven years old the one and only time I saw it.  I don't remember much about it beyond the general idea of the puppet who wanted to be a real boy.  But that was because one scene terrorised me and has stuck with me all these years.  Do you remember “Pleasure Island”?  An evil character called the Coachman rounded up bad little boys with a promise of fun and took them to an amusement park on Pleasure Island.  There they could eat and drink and smoke and indulge themselves in all the things that bad boys like to do but usually get in trouble for doing.  It was the ultimate good time.  But there was a catch, as there always is with that sort of “fun”.  Once they boys spent enough time on Pleasure Island, they'd start growing ears and tails, they'd lose the ability to talk, and they'd eventually turn into donkeys.  Then the Coachman would sell them to work as slaves, hauling carts in the saltmines.  The moral of the story was simple: act like a jackass and you become a jackass!  The book of Proverbs says something very similar—but Proverbs never gave me nightmares!  Der Struwwelpeter, the famous German moralising storybook for kids, wasn't half so terrifying.  At least in Der Struwwelpeter the bad kids died.  That wasn't nearly as bad as being turned into a donkey for life. As I began last week to think about today's text, I couldn't help but think of Pinocchio, having a good time and suddenly horrified to discover he'd grown donkey ears and a tail.  When Carlo Collodi wrote the story, he had an age-old lesson in mind.  It's one that goes back to Proverbs—and to Jesus and to St. Paul and to St. John.  Sin is enticing because it is so often deceptively attractive, but in the end it will eat us alive and spit us out.  It brings us inevitably to judgement—and we see this in Revelation 17 and 18 as the Lord's judgement falls on Rome.  It's yet another warning against the deceptive attractions of sin and of worldliness.  But it's also, along with the rest of the book, an exhortation to the Church.  Keep the themes of Revelation in mind: tribulation, perseverance, and kingdom.  Jesus' people will find themselves opposed—even to the point of martyrdom—by the wicked of the world, by its corrupted values and its sinful systems.  And the situation may look hopeless.  Back in Chapter 13 the nations marvelled at the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?”  Those silly Christians?  What did they think they were doing?  What do they think they'd accomplish standing up the beast?  And yet Revelation was the promise to those people—even as they were fed to the lions—that Jesus is Lord, that he has and he will defeat the beast, and that his people will be vindicated.  It's, as St. Paul wrote, foolishness to the gentiles.  But if you'd heard and believed the good news that Jesus was crucified and rose again, conquering death itself, it all makes sense.  We just need to be reminded now and again to keep this gospel, this cross-centred, this Easter perspective. And so John goes on at length about the judgement about to fall on the enemies of Jesus and his people.  It begins with Jerusalem, but when Jerusalem has been judged, the Lord's justice then confronts the Greco-Roman world.  It goes hand in hand with the commissioning of the disciples by Jesus: You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).  God's judgement pave the way and goes before the powerful proclamation of the gospel.  In Chapter 15 John saw the beast's judgement prepared as heaven sang God's praises—just as Israel had sung his praises at the fall of Pharaoh, his false gods, and the Egyptian army.  In Chapter 16 we saw the bowls of judgement poured out on beast.  This language of the “beast” is drawn from Daniel, where four ferocious beasts represent various empires, so we know the beast here represents the current great empire of John's day.  The beast is, on the one hand backed by the power and authority of the dragon—of Satan—and himself backs the second beast who causes the nations to worship him.  John, in his symbolic language, made it clear that this beast is Rome, headed by its Emperor who claims divinity and has an entire cult devoted to spreading his false gospel.  John has already given us a sense of why judgement had to fall on Rome, but now he goes into detail.  Look at Chapter 17. Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.”  And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns.  The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality.  And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth's abominations.”  And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.   Pleasure Island was an age-appropriate—well, almost—story for kids about the deceptive attractiveness of sin.  John writes to adults—and adults who lived in a world as of yet untempered by the gospel.  He writes far more graphically.  The debauchery of the ancient world is, I think, hard for us to imagine.  Today's decadent, debauched, and obscene celebrations of “pride” begin to come close to daily life in the pre-gospel world.  The Romans were the moralistic prudes of the Mediterranean world, but even in Rome prostitution and sodomy, sexual abuse of children and slaves, infanticide, and even sometimes human sacrifice were the rule of the day.  As much as we grieve the moral sewer that our culture has become, the ancient world was far worse. And Rome sat on top of it all.  One of the angels from the last chapter whisks John away to the wilderness to show him the subject of the judgement that has been poured out.  John sees a woman arrayed in fine clothes.  Purple and scarlet dyes were very expensive to produced and usually reserved for royalty and the very wealthy.  She is beautifully and extravagantly adorned in jewellery.  Everything about her has the look of success, of wealth, and most of all, desirability.  And she's ready to party.  She holds a chalice and reels drunkenly.  But her chalice doesn't hold wine.  Her wine, the wine with which she entices the nations, the wine with which she makes them drunk, John writes, is sexual immorality.  John says the cup is full of “abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality”.  Our English versions are somewhat restrained in their translations here.  “sexual immorality” is the Greek word porneia.  It's the word for illicit sex and for prostitution.  The words for abominations and impurities refer to things and to acts that are deeply vile, disgusting in every way, that defile and degrade, and that not only merit, but cry out for judgement and condemnation.  Inside the cup the cup are filth, excrement, disease—to tip it would be to release a sewer, both literally and metaphorically. The woman is stunningly beautiful to look upon, she is fabulously weathly, and she is full of promises.  But it's all a lie.  She sits astride the beast—seven heads and ten horns, the servant of Satan, whom John earlier identified as the Emperor and his emprie—and, he writes, despite her appearance, she is really “Babylon, the mother of prostitutes and earth's abominations”.  It's imagery from the Old Testament.  Babylon was not only the place were the great tower was built in humanity's attempt to reach heaven in our own power, but the city that would became the enemy and eventually the conqueror of Israel.  Babylon represents everything that stood opposed to the Lord and to his people.  And this new Babylon is even worse.  She sits astride the dragon, reeling, drunk on the blood of Jesus and his people.  Again, she is beautiful and sits there welcoming the nations with a promise of wealth and a good time, but it's all built on wickedness.  The underlying reality—strip off the make-up, the jewellery, the expensive clothes, pour out the cup—and what you find is vile, disgusting, utterly stomach-churning. There's a reason John uses this imagery of a prostitute to depict the enemy of God's people.  Revelation is about God and his people, whom we see at the end as the lamb and his bride.  The story culminates with the marriage of the lamb—husband and wife are joined and their relationship is characterized by faithfulness.  The prostituted represents the polar opposite. This imagery goes back to the Old Testament and to Israel and the Lord.  Israel was his bride, but she was repeatedly unfaithful.  Think of the prophet Hosea, who used his own marriage to a prostitute, as a prophetic image of Israel's rejection of the Lord as she ran after foreign gods and idols.  Babylon was the epitome of idolatry in the Old Testament, but now the Greco-Roman world has taken up that torch.  The nations worship false gods, whose idols and temples are beautiful and full of promises, but who cannot deliver.  And now, Caesar himself, claimed to be divine and with that claim, has gathered the peoples and tongues of the earth under his banner.  The devil had deceived the nations and now empires like Rome and kings like Caesar enticed the world away from God.  Babylon all over again. And, of course, prostitution is a fitting metaphor for every form of statism.  Rome—not to mention our own contemporary nations—offer us security, well-being, and wealth—only submit, and it's all yours.  And just as certainly as one is trapped by the false promises of prostitution and pornography, so Caesar traps, ensnares, and enslaves.  And the foolish would rather go along with the lies than walk away from what they've already lost.  I can't think of a better real-life illustration than what the Finance Minister said this week with regard to more government spending on more programs in an attempt to save us from the results of the previous two years' government spending and programs.  The only way out of our economic predicament is austerity, but the State has promised prosperity and prosperity she must deliver.  The cup is full and inviting, but inside is abomination and impurity—or, at least in this case, stagflation and all the misery that comes with it. These systems, whether Babylon, or Rome, or Washington, or Ottawa derive their power from the beast.  John goes on in verses 7 and 8:   When I saw her, I marveled greatly.  But the angel said to me, “Why do you marvel?  I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her.  The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.   Again, John is reminded not to be deceived by the woman.  She is backed by the beast.  But then the beast itself.  John was clear before that the beast represents the Roman Emperor—that was currently Nero at John's time of writing.  This bit about “was, is not, and is about to rise…and go to destruction” isn't the easiest thing to parse out, but seems, I think, to be referring to the chaos into which the imperial throne was soon to fall with the suicide of Nero and the “Year of the Four Emperors” that followed.  However we work out the specifics, the angel's point is that the Emperor stands under God's judgement and he warns: Even as the empire descends into the chaos of this judgement, the people of the earth—at least those who do not belong to Jesus and whose names are not recorded in the book of life—instead of seeing what's happening, repenting, and turning to the Lord, they will double-down on their commitment to the beast.  They would rather continue in their idolatry than admit that the Lord is God.  And Jesus' people need to be prepared, because this is why the beast goes after the saints: They are the only ones who stand as witness to the falsity of his claims at divinity and the truth that Jesus is the risen Lord.  This is why the woman who sits astride him has made herself drunk on their blood. Now, in verses 9-18 the angels explains all of this further. This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated; they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he does come he must remain only a little while.  As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to destruction.  And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast.  These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast.  They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”   The angel's explanation probably seems more cryptic than helpful to us.  To John and his readers it would have been clear.  Not all of it is difficult for us, though.  That this woman is seated on seven mountains or hills would have been, to anyone in the First Century and still today, an unmistakable reference to the city of Rome.  The seven horns of the beast are relatively clear, too.  The angel says they represent seven kings—or seven different caesars.  At the time of writing there have been five.  That would be Julius, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, and Claudius.  One is.  That's Nero.  The seventh who must remain a short while could refer to Galba, who reigned a short seven months after Nero, but probably sums up the year of chaos in which there were four rival claimants to the throne, none of which lasted.  That would make the eighth, who is like the seven, Vespasian, the founder of the Flavian Dynasty that followed.  He was enough like the earlier emperors that he was just as deserving of destruction.  I think there's something fairly obviously symbolic about these numbers as well.  The seven emperors give to the empire a false appearance of and the eighth, parodying Jesus who rose on the eighth day, will have appeared to have cleaned up the mess, dealt with the chaos, and led the empire into a new and better day, when the fact is that, just like his predecessors, he is leading the empire straight into the Lord's judgement.  I think this is the real message those early believers needed to hear.  Again, they were mocked.  “There is none like the beast!  Who would be foolish enough to rise up against him?”  And here, again, John is reminded that even though the beast and his empire have the appearance of might and perfection, even though they appear impervious to defeat, it's all going to come falling down under its own corrupt weight.  Look at verses 15-18: And the angel said to me, “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages.  And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute.  They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.  And the woman that you saw is the great city that has dominion over the kings of the earth.”   Again, the details here point unmistakably to the city of Rome as the prostitute.  She had dominion over the kings of the earth.  Nothing else fit that description in John's day.  The ten kings represented by the beast's ten horns seem to refer to kings or other rulers within the empire—rulers of the nations over which she has dominion.  But in the end, Rome will devour itself.  The great prostitute will be stripped naked, her flesh devoured, and finally burned with fire.  The rulers whom she robbed blind in exchange for false promises will turn on their mistress and destroy her.  That said, even as they bring justice to the prostitute, they are part of the same system represented by the beast.  They may be through with their mistress, but they are just as intent on making war on the Lamb—as John writes in verse 14—as the beast ever was.  If nothing else, John's vision here and the angel's explanation sounds an awful lot like Nero's burning of Rome—setting fire to the city so that he could build his new palace on top of the devastation—and then blame the fire on Christians. But verse 14 is, again, an exhortation to persevere in the midst of tribulation.  The Lamb will conquer, because he is, after all, “King of kings and Lord of lords” and those who are with him are called “chosen and faithful”.  Again, it all looked like so much foolishness to people invested in the beast's system, but to those who knew the reality of the cross, it all made sense.  They just needed to be reminded.  Jesus has conquered by his blood and the Church—those whom Jesus called to take up our crosses and to follow him—will conquer through our own self-sacrifice, as we give our all—even sometimes our own blood—for the sake of the gospel. Brothers and Sisters, that's the heart of the lesson here.  The who's who of the symbolism is important too and we need to get it right, because it's important to our understanding of the story we tell and our place in it, but I think the really important, the critical truth for us here is much the same as it was for those Asian Christians in the First Century: Don't fall prey to the lies of the prostitute.  The systems and philosophies of the world make us promises galore: promises of wealth, promises of security, promises of self-discovery and identity.  But those promises are empty snares and behind them all lies the dragon, the devil, who has been telling lies to humanity from the beginning.  He tempts us to give ourselves over to wealth.  He tempts us to submit ourselves body and soul to the State.  He temps us to find our worth in material goods.  He entices us to satisfy our appetites with gluttony and with illicit sex.  He tells us that we will find satisfaction in identity, whether that's race or sex or sexual orientation.  He undermines marriage and the family and then holds out the State and sexual immorality as substitutes.  His agents in this world hold out a golden chalice, to all appearances filled with wine, but inside is abomination and filthiness.  Inside is idolatry that ensnares, entwines, corrupts—and ultimately leads us away from Jesus and straight to destruction.  Brothers and Sisters, stand firm and look to Jesus for your security and for your identity.  We will find ourselves caught up in the battle and when we do, John reminds us that this is no accident.  We are soldiers of the Lamb, the King of kings and Lord of lords, and we will conquer by his blood and by the word of our testimony.  Christ has died.  Christ is risen.  Christ will come again. Let's pray: Our Father, in the Collect we acknowledged that we are weak and that you are our source of strength.  Again, we ask for the help of your grace that we might stand firm in faith against the enemies of the Lamb, and as your Church advance the cause of the gospel to the ends of the earth.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

    Cornerstone Church Cheshire
    How To Pray · Part 1

    Cornerstone Church Cheshire

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 39:05


    This week, Pastor Eric teaches about the first part of Jesus's prayer in Matthew 6, “Our Father.”To find out more about our church visit us at cornerstonecheshire.com.If you have any prayer requests, needs, or questions, please contact us at prayer@cornerstonecheshire.com. Music by Martias Ruiz; "Feel Good" - This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

    Emmanuel Lutheran Podcast
    "JESUS CHANGES EVERYTHING"

    Emmanuel Lutheran Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 28:24


    This worship service will begin and end with a hymn sung by the Congregregation (Faith of Our Fathers and Mighty To Save), respectively.The message, "JESUS CHANGES EVERYTHING", for the Second Sunday of Pentecost follows the scriptures recorded in Isaiah 65-1-9; Psalm 3; Galatians 23-4-7; and the Gospel according to St. Luke, Chapter 8, verses 26-39.  The message begins at about the 7-minute, 15-second mark.If you would like to watch the complete Service, click on the link below: https://youtu.be/Ne_-0NSEsoA

    Hope Cathedral
    Perseverance

    Hope Cathedral

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 30:52


    Our Father's are courageous and overcome all obstacles to walk in victory.

    Illegal Opinions
    Ep 122: Spiffy

    Illegal Opinions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 69:39


    Welcome back to the Illegal Opinions Podcast, and we are wavy baby! (4:55) We get it started with some crack “head” chronicles, (14:54) and safe sex is starting to take a strange turn. Fellas stay insured, and who's had an STD?! (23:35) Our Father who art in your wife, Netflix who art in your wallet, and Pornhub's algorithm be trippin'. (36:50) We've found the solution for trans people in sports, (39:00) and your childhood is being stolen and sold back to you. (45:39) We end this one with K.Dot's historic numbers drop, (49:25) and the business of comedy is still business, so when is it safe to risk your rep to help someone else? Thank you again for listening to Illegal Opinions, the podcast for people that don't like podcasts. Available every Sunday on your favorite streaming platform so check us out, and tell a friend to tell a friend. Be safe. Show love. Peace.

    True North with Dave Brisbin
    Father Overflowing

    True North with Dave Brisbin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 45:42


    Dave Brisbin 6.19.22 Physical survival depends on how well we manage and compete for finite resources, a zero sum situation in which there's only so much oil in the ground, and our share always comes out of someone else's. Winners and losers. So we can be forgiven for embedding a scarcity mentality so deeply in our psyches that we pin it on God as well—keeping us forever fearful and defended, the opposite of the vulnerable connection love requires. Our concept of God is all-important. It orders our view of life and relationship, meaning, purpose, identity. It regulates our fear. Or not. Jesus knows this and works hard to draw his people away from the anthropomorphic images of God as Ab—father in Hebrew that carries images of the fierce tribal leader presented in early Hebrew scripture and the legal judge presented by the Pharisees and other first century contemporaries. The names we use for God mirror our concepts of God, so instead of Ab, Jesus used Abba, which adds a feminine ending, a unity of transcendent father and immanent mother, a balance of power and intimacy with whom we can both be in awe and in love. Then in his model prayer, Jesus uses another name: “Our Father who art in heaven,” in Aramaic: abwoon d'bashmaya. In abwoon, AB, strong leader of the house, is joined with WN, the security of life that continues, presenting a genderless cosmic parent who causes the flow of birthing, creation. The D and B prefixes in d'bashmaya show God not living in heaven but identified with heaven as the visible face of God's inner essence…the heavens, the universe, show us who our Father is. Science tells us there are up to 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe with up to 700 billion stars in even a small galaxy like our Milky Way. Most stars have planets, if like Earth, contain up to a trillion species with billions or trillions of life forms each. The universe tells us our God is insanely extravagant, abundant beyond belief. No scarcity. No zero sum. God is an inexhaustible, overflowing love of life. Can't diminish it; can't earn it. Admission is free and every seat is front row center. Once we experience that, we know there is nothing to fear.

    theeffect Podcasts
    Father Overflowing

    theeffect Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 45:42


    Dave Brisbin 6.19.22 Physical survival depends on how well we manage and compete for finite resources, a zero sum situation in which there's only so much oil in the ground, and our share always comes out of someone else's. Winners and losers. So we can be forgiven for embedding a scarcity mentality so deeply in our psyches that we pin it on God as well—keeping us forever fearful and defended, the opposite of the vulnerable connection love requires. Our concept of God is all-important. It orders our view of life and relationship, meaning, purpose, identity. It regulates our fear. Or not. Jesus knows this and works hard to draw his people away from the anthropomorphic images of God as Ab—father in Hebrew that carries images of the fierce tribal leader presented in early Hebrew scripture and the legal judge presented by the Pharisees and other first century contemporaries. The names we use for God mirror our concepts of God, so instead of Ab, Jesus used Abba, which adds a feminine ending, a unity of transcendent father and immanent mother, a balance of power and intimacy with whom we can both be in awe and in love. Then in his model prayer, Jesus uses another name: “Our Father who art in heaven,” in Aramaic: abwoon d'bashmaya. In abwoon, AB, strong leader of the house, is joined with WN, the security of life that continues, presenting a genderless cosmic parent who causes the flow of birthing, creation. The D and B prefixes in d'bashmaya show God not living in heaven but identified with heaven as the visible face of God's inner essence…the heavens, the universe, show us who our Father is. Science tells us there are up to 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe with up to 700 billion stars in even a small galaxy like our Milky Way. Most stars have planets, if like Earth, contain up to a trillion species with billions or trillions of life forms each. The universe tells us our God is insanely extravagant, abundant beyond belief. No scarcity. No zero sum. God is an inexhaustible, overflowing love of life. Can't diminish it; can't earn it. Admission is free and every seat is front row center. Once we experience that, we know there is nothing to fear.

    The Breitbart News Daily Podcast
    Drag Queen in Every Classroom: The New American Dream, Guest: Charlie Hurt on Father's Day and All the News

    The Breitbart News Daily Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 57:47


    On today's Breitbart News Daily podcast, Alex returns to discuss the increasingly boring and pointless January 6 Committee hearings as well as increasingly horrifying economic numbers before launching into an epic Woke Update, which focuses on the whacky Attorney General of Michigan, Dana Nessel, who said she wants a drag queen in every classroom. That is the new American dream, we suppose. Then, we give you all of the rest of the top headlines that you need for today, and perhaps one or two that you don't, like the CDC's utterly bonkers monkeypox guidelines. They are real, and they are beyond belief. Our Father's Day weekend guest is Charlie Hurt, who is truly one of the best dads around, and is also the opinion editor of the Washington Times and a FOX News contributor. We get his thoughts on the current trans hysteria, the Democrat's reluctance to protect Supreme Court justices, and what he believes the Jan. 6th hearings are really all about. And finally, our caller of the day asks an interesting question: would you rather have an armed guard or a drag queen in the classroom? We all know what the mainstream Democrat viewpoint is as of Summer 2022.    

    Irresponsible Mentors Podcast
    Sucking the Skeet out of Pete ft. CoCo (@Kikiingwithcoco) Kiki'ing with Coco Podcast

    Irresponsible Mentors Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 124:32


    What's good Mentees!!! Your favorite Mentors are back with another episode of Irresponsibleness. This week we have the pleasure of being joined by the smooth talking CoCo. We needed a woman's view on one of the oldest crimes women do to men..Manipulate Us! Or try to. We discuss Kim K. going D**k crazy now that she's from from Ye's spell. The craziness of the Netflix special Our Father a.k.a  I's tha Pappy and the negative side of getting road head. We also have our IMOTW and songs of the week. Come rock with Chip-T , Du-Rag Donnie and Tuck as we continue to provide more Irresponsible advice.  Follow Chip T Twitter| @Chip_T_904 Instagram| @Chip_T_, Tuck Instagram| @Jayru803  & Donny Du-Rag  onTwitter & Instagram| @Donnny_D.  Follow us on Social Media| Instagram: Irresponsible Mentors| Twitter:https://twitter.com/imspodcast|  Lastly, follow and support Coco's podcast @kikiingwithcoco on Instagram plus checkout her site @ https://www.kikiingwithcocopodcast.com/ 

    The Jeremiah Show
    What do you call a fish with no eye? A fsh.

    The Jeremiah Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 36:13


    Our Father's Day show featured a very short Dad Joke-off, but we had one nonetheless!  Thanks to Bill's 7-year-old son Drew for stopping by.  Also, what's the maddest you've ever made your Dad?  And we have a list of "fun" things you can do with Dad on Sunday.  Does Bill approve of everything on the list?  We played Battle of the Burbs, gave away FRONT ROW tickets to NKOTB, Austin Love from WKYC Channel 3 stopped by, and Bill had a touching tribute for his Dad.  

    Under An Open Heaven
    Eyes Locked

    Under An Open Heaven

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 49:38


    Jesus promises us that we will move mountains - but He shows us that we need to keep our eyes on Our Father in order to know which ones. We continue the discussion of growth in maturity and how to handle deconstruction in a healthy way.

    St. Moses Church
    Prayer: Our Father

    St. Moses Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 32:56


    This first teaching in a series on prayer explores the prayer that Jesus taught his followers to pray. Preached by Judi Breidegam in Baltimore on 6/12/22.

    Daily Catholic Gospel by Tabella
    Thursday June 16, 2022 | Matthew 6:7-15

    Daily Catholic Gospel by Tabella

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 1:08


    Jesus said to his disciples: “In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This is how you are to pray: ‘Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.' “If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”

    Litwithprayer Podcast
    Jesus Always Honored His Father

    Litwithprayer Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 6:30


    Prayer was such an important part of Jesus' lifestyle that He would break away from the crowds that followed Him to go and pray to His Father (Matthew 14:23). Often He would go alone up on a mountain or into a secluded place.  One day the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. What Jesus taught them is known as the Lord's prayer and it is an example of how we can pray as well. The original King James Version uses old English that we don't use today. However, many of us may have memorized it when we were children. The following is from the New King James version. “Our Father in heaven,Hallowed  be Your name.(holy and praise be to Your name )Your kingdom come.Your will be doneOn earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our debts,As we forgive our debtors.And do not lead us into temptation,But deliver us from the evil one (or evil).For Yours is the kingdom and thepower, and the glory forever.  Amen.”   This prayer was given to the disciples before Jesus went to the cross. After Jesus died, rose from the dead, and went up to heaven,  the old covenant of law (Old Testament/agreement) was fulfilled. Jesus brought the new covenant (New Testament)  of grace and truth through faith  which  was paid by His shed blood. Should we pray this prayer today or use it as an example of how to pray? We can use this example for prayer, but keep in mind that this was directed to the Jewish people during Jesus' time as they were transitioning from the Old Testament to the New Testament. Jesus was the fulfillment of the Old Testament because He came to be the perfect sacrifice that would pay for our sins once and for all if we accept Him into our hearts and make Him our Lord and Savior. As we start with the prayer, we should give praise and honor to God our Father. As we continue in prayer we can pray for spiritual and physical needs. Today, as a Christian, the kingdom of God is within us because Jesus our king reigns in our hearts. We ask for His will to be done in our lives. We can also ask for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Is it God's will to heal, to forgive, to save? Yes, so let's pray for others as well.Jesus is our daily bread and as we read, hear, and  study the Word we are able to feed our spirit being and grow in faith. We can also pray for our physical needs to be met. Thank God we have our debts  or sins forgiven because of Jesus. When we ask Him to forgive us of our sins and we receive Him by faith, we are forgiven. As we have been forgiven, we should also forgive those that have sinned against us. Does God lead us into temptation if we don't pray against it? James 1:13-15 says that God does not tempt man but man is tempted by his own desires. We are to pray that God delivers us when we are going through trials and temptations. God says that He will never allow temptations that are more than we can handle (I Cor. 10:13).Temptations can include unbelief, doubt, and fear.   Finally, glory, honor, and power are  the Lords Amen. As Christians we conclude or include the name of Jesus in our prayers (John 14:13-14) because the power is in the name of Jesus (Phil. 2:9-10).Read the rest at: https://litwithprayer.substack.com/p/jesus-always-honored-his-father?sd=pf

    Catholic Daily Reflections
    Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time - The Lord's Prayer

    Catholic Daily Reflections

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 6:48


    “This is how you are to pray: Our Father who art in heaven…”  Matthew 6:9The following is an excerpt from the My Catholic Worship! book, Chapter Eleven, on the Lord's Prayer:The Lord's Prayer is indeed a summary of the entire Gospel.  It is called “The Lord's Prayer” in that Jesus Himself gave it to us as a way of teaching us to pray.  In this prayer, we find seven petitions to God.  Within those seven petitions we will find every human longing and every expression of faith found within the Scriptures.  Everything we need to know about life and prayer is contained in this wonderful prayer.Jesus Himself gave us this prayer as the model of all prayer.  It is good that we repeat the words of the Lord's Prayer regularly in vocal prayer.  This is also done in the various sacraments and liturgical worship.  However, saying this prayer is not enough.  The goal is to internalize each and every aspect of this prayer so that it becomes a model of our personal petition to God and an entrustment of our entire life to Him.The Foundation of PrayerThe Lord's Prayer begins not with a petition; rather, it begins with us acknowledging our identity as children of the Father.  This is a key foundation for the Lord's Prayer to be prayed properly.  It also reveals the foundational approach we must take in all prayer and in the entire Christian life.  The opening statement preceding the seven petitions is as follows: “Our Father who art in Heaven.”  Let's take a look at what is contained in this opening statement of the Lord's Prayer.Filial Boldness: At Mass, the priest invites the people to pray the Lord's Prayer by saying, “At the Savior's command and formed by divine teaching we dare to say…”  This “daring” on our part comes from the foundational understanding that God is our Father.  Each Christian is to see the Father as my Father.  We must see ourselves as God's children and approach Him with the confidence of a child.  A child with a loving parent is not afraid of that parent.  Rather, children have the greatest trust that their parents love them no matter what.  Even when they sin, children know they are still loved.  This must be our fundamental starting point for all prayer.  We must start with an understanding that God loves us no matter what.  With this understanding of God we will have all the confidence we need to call on Him.Abba: Calling God “Father” or, more specifically, “Abba” means we cry out to God in the most personal and intimate of ways.  “Abba” is a term of endearment for the Father.  This shows that God is not just the Almighty or the All-Powerful.  God is so much more.  God is my loving Father and I am the Father's beloved son or daughter.“Our” Father: To call God “our” Father expresses an entirely new relationship as a result of the New Covenant that was established in the blood of Christ Jesus.  This new relationship is one in which we are now God's people and He is our God.  It's an exchange of persons and, therefore, deeply personal.  This new relationship is nothing other than a gift from God to which we have no right.  We have no right to be able to call God our Father.  It's a grace and a gift. This grace also reveals our profound unity to Jesus as the Son of God.  We can only call God “Father” in so far as we are one with Jesus.  His humanity unites us to Him and we now share in a deep bond with Him.Calling God “our” Father also reveals the union we share with one another.  All who call God their Father in this intimate way are brothers and sisters in Christ.  We, therefore, are not only deeply connected together; we also are enabled to worship God together.  In this case, individualism is left behind in exchange for fraternal unity.  We are members of this one divine family as a glorious gift of God.Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2022 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

    Calvary Church Los Gatos
    What He Said / What He Did: Lectio Divina Week 1

    Calvary Church Los Gatos

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 5:47


    As we walk through the book of Mark this summer we're using a process called Lectio Divina to prayerfully meditate on specific passages. In this first week, we're focusing on Mark 1:7-8. You can follow along below or just listen. For more on this teaching series visit https://www.calvarylg.com/markPreparationFind a place where you can sit comfortably and without distraction. Pay attention to your posture and your breathing. Breathe slowly and deeply. Quiet your mind, giving yourself grace when it wanders. Use the following to guide you through your time with the Lord today.Prayer of InvitationI acknowledge God is with me and I ask Him to speak through the passage I'm about to read.God I know you are with me. Thank you for being here now. I pause to be still and to hear from you in this moment. Holy Spirit speak through the Word and fill my heart with the truth you want me to see, hear and live today.ReadAs I read the passage for today, slowly and out loud, I allow the words to sink deep into my heart and mind.And [John] preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”Mark 1:7-8[Pause]ReflectAs I prepare to read the passage out loud again, I pause to pray:Father, your Word is living and active and I know You speak through it to your people. Would You highlight a word or phrase You want to share uniquely with me today?And [John] preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”Mark 1:7-8As I sense God highlight a word or phrase for me, I repeat that word or phrase, several times, quietly in my mind.[Pause]RehearseAs I read the passage out loud one final time, I allow the passage and God's Word for me sink in, I ask him specifically what next step He's asking me to take today.Father, how do you want me to apply this to my life today? Is there something I need to release to you? Is there something I need to repent of and turn back towards You? is there something You're calling me to step into today?And [John] preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”Mark 1:7-8I write a single sentence that reinforces how he's asking me to apply what I experienced to my life today.[Pause]As I prepare to take my time with the Lord into my day, I remember, Jesus who loves me says:“Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”And I align myself with Jesus, praying the model he used when teaching the disciples, by praying the Lord's prayer:“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'Amen

    Key Battles of American History
    Letters From Iwo Jima

    Key Battles of American History

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 75:30


    The companion film to Flags of Our Fathers, Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima narrates the story of the Battle of Iwo Jima from the Japanese perspective. In this episode, you will join James and Sean as they walk the beaches of Iwo Jima and go deep into the caves and tunnels of Mt. Suribachi with the Japanese defenders as they await the American onslaught and struggle with the decision of whether to fight to the death or surrender at the risk of being hated (or worse) by their colleagues and their families back home.

    The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson

    Question: What doth the preface of the Lord's prayer teach us? Answer: The preface of the Lord's prayer, which is, "Our Father which art in heaven," teacheth us to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence, as children to a father, able and ready to help us; and that we should pray with and for others. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1267/westminster If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier: Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/ 5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/ Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/ Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

    Celebrate Calm
    DADS: 2 Noble Goals, 2 Big Challenges

    Celebrate Calm

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 13:49


    Our Father's Day / Summer Sale Ends This Weekend You get everything we have ever recorded delivered directly to an app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or computer. Listen anywhere, anytime. You receive 35 hours of practical strategies and concrete examples, along with multiple PDF workbooks. Click here to learn more: https://celebratecalm.com/calm-2022/Want to talk with Kirk directly and come up with a game plan for your family? Kirk will work with you individually, or together with your spouse, to get you on the same page and help with the toughest parenting situations you haven't been able to solve. These calls are a game-changer.  Click here to learn about mentoring packages. We are including the No B.S. Program FREE with mentoring OR you can get it here this week for $99: https://celebratecalm.com/nobs/Want to book a LIVE EVENT in 2022/2023?! We are now booking IN PERSON and Zoom events for schools, PTAs, churches, synagogues, corporations, and agencies! Simply email Casey@CelebrateCalm with LIVE in the subject line and he'll share a one-page proposal within hours. It's EASY! PS: Live in California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, or Colorado? We have DISCOUNTED dates available. Contact Casey@CelebrateCalm.com to learn more.Questions? Need help deciding on the best tools for your family? Email Casey@CelebrateCalm.com and Casey will help you personally!