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Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)
NO TRACE OF DARKNESS (Episode 180)

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 3:57


As we walk in the Light, darkness loses its power. Keywords: Light; redemption; healing; God's power; darkness.Scripture: Luke 11:36

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)
GOING BEFORE HIM (Episode 175)

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 3:00


Jesus asked the 72 to “go before him,” and we get to do that too.      Keywords: Missionary; called; commissioned; miracles; sent; Jesus.Scripture: Luke 10:1

Overland Church
The Gospel According to Luke: Luke 3:1-22 | Week 9

Overland Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023


Scripture: Luke 3:1-22 / Zack Thurman

A Spacious Christianity
A Different Lens – Parable of the Prodigal Son, with Rev. Dr. Steven Koski.

A Spacious Christianity

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 59:55 Transcription Available


A Different Lens – Parable of the Prodigal Son, with Rev. Dr. Steven Koski. Series: Seeking A Spacious Christianity, First Presbyterian Church of Bend, Oregon. Scripture: Luke 15.11-32.How can we shift from a transactional to a transformational faith? Our image of God has a profound impact on how we see ourselves and relate to the world. If one's theology leads to feelings of guilt and shame, maybe it is time to change that theology. Love is not earned. This week, we'll hear stories from Jesus who introduced humanity to a God of love and grace, rather than a judgmental and angry God.About the Series, Seeking: Seeking a deeper and more spacious faith through the stories of Jesus. In this series, we focus on Jesus's parables to promote a deeper, more spacious faith and challenge rigid beliefs. Jesus urged to live in a more spacious way by contrasting societal norms with the kingdom of God values.Join us each Sunday, 10AM at bendfp.org, or 11AM KTVZ-CW Channel 612/12 in Bend.  Subscribe/Follow, and click the bell for alerts.At First Presbyterian, you will meet people at many different places theologically and spiritually. And we love it that way. We want to be a place where our diversity brings us together and where conversation takes us all deeper in our understanding of God.We call this kind of faith “Spacious Christianity.” We don't ask anyone to sign creeds or statements of belief. The life of faith is about a way of being in the world and a faith that shows itself in love.Thank you for your support of the mission of the First Presbyterian Church of Bend. Visit https://bendfp.org/giving/ for more information.Featuring:Rev. Dr. Steven Koski, Rev. Kally Elliott, Tyler McQuilkin, Becca Ellis, Brave of Heart, Guests

The Path Church Atlanta
How to Meditate on Scripture

The Path Church Atlanta

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 48:32


Angel helps us learn how to meditate on the scriptures and the importance of meditation. He provides the following questions as guidance as we read scripture: Who? What? When? Where? How? What does this mean for me? What do I learn about Jesus? How can I imitate Jesus? Scripture: Luke 24:35-53 Presented by: Angel Maldonado   --- About The Path --- At The Path, based out of Atlanta, Georgia, our mission is simple:  “seek, save, and send.” Our goal is to save as many people as possible and teach them to do the same. Please consider sharing this messages; this helps us realize our vision of creating churches that mobilize the next generation.   --- Media --- YouTube: @ThePathChurchAtlanta Website: thepath.church Instagram: @jointhepath   --- Music --- Intro/Outro Music: "Action" Artist: JC Muzik

Transforming Grace
Better Together (part 2)

Transforming Grace

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 36:44


Message: Better Together (part 2)Scripture: Luke 11:1-2Speaker: Dr. Jimmy A. LongDate: Sunday, January 15, 2023Location: Grace Fellowship of Greensboro

Overland Church
The Gospel According to Luke: Luke 2:41-52 | Week 8

Overland Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023


Scripture: Luke 2:41-52 / Zack Thurman

A Spacious Christianity
Love is a Wide Word – Parable of the Banquet, with Becca Ellis.

A Spacious Christianity

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 59:54


Love is a Wide Word – Parable of the Banquet, with Becca Ellis. Series: Seeking A Spacious Christianity, First Presbyterian Church of Bend, Oregon. Scripture: Luke 14.15-21.Jesus taught with storytelling and in particular a series of parables. This week, we focus on the parable of the sabbath meal in the book of Luke, table manners and a love wider than any of us can ever imagine. Please join us this Sunday as we explore the meaning of God's love through this parable.About the Series, Seeking: Seeking a deeper and more spacious faith through the stories of Jesus. In this series, we focus on Jesus's parables to promote a deeper, more spacious faith and challenge rigid beliefs. Jesus urged to live in a more spacious way by contrasting societal norms with the kingdom of God values.Join us each Sunday, 10AM at bendfp.org, or 11AM KTVZ-CW Channel 612/12 in Bend.  Subscribe/Follow, and click the bell for alerts.At First Presbyterian, you will meet people at many different places theologically and spiritually. And we love it that way. We want to be a place where our diversity brings us together and where conversation takes us all deeper in our understanding of God.We call this kind of faith “Spacious Christianity.” We don't ask anyone to sign creeds or statements of belief. The life of faith is about a way of being in the world and a faith that shows itself in love.Thank you for your support of the mission of the First Presbyterian Church of Bend. Visit https://bendfp.org/giving/ for more information.Featuring:Rev. Dr. Steven Koski, Rev. Kally Elliott, Tyler McQuilkin, Becca Ellis, Brave of Heart, Guests

The Path Church Atlanta
You're Free to Start Fresh

The Path Church Atlanta

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 42:28


Angel takes another look at Luke 24. He expands on A Long Walk, from last week, and reminds us that we have the freedom to start fresh. Scripture: Luke 24:13-35, Psalm 1: 1-3 Presented by: Angel Maldonado   --- About The Path --- At The Path, based out of Atlanta, Georgia, our mission is simple:  “seek, save, and send.” Our goal is to save as many people as possible and teach them to do the same. Please consider sharing this messages; this helps us realize our vision of creating churches that mobilize the next generation.   --- Media --- YouTube: @ThePathChurchAtlanta Website: thepath.church Instagram: @jointhepath   --- Music --- Intro/Outro Music: "Action" Artist: JC Muzik

The Spring Midtown
The Transformed Life: Week 1: The Story of God and Scripture | Luke 24:13 35 - Clint Leavitt

The Spring Midtown

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 37:29


At Midtown Presbyterian Church, our mission is to invite people into a transformative relationship with Jesus Christ. We borrow this language of transformation from the scriptures, where we are encouraged as Christians to be “transformed by the renewing of our minds" (Romans 12:1-2). Being a Christian isn't simply about information - it is about transformation, becoming people whose entire beings embody the way and work of Jesus in every part of our lives. With this goal in mind, we at Midtown have developed an introductory curriculum, alongside a library of resources, events, sermons, and podcasts, designed to help transform our community into Christlikeness. Listen as Pastor Clint introduces the first two parts of this new series--the Story of God and Scripture--by examining the tale of two disciples walking the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus after the resurrection of Christ and their encounter with Jesus on the road, through the scripture, and in the bread. Sermon Resources: 1. "Head of Christ," painting by Warner Sallman, 1941 2. Digital reconstruction of first century Jewish man: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3359548/Is-real-face-JESUS-Experts-use-forensics-reveal-Christ-looked-like.html&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1673215179086216&usg=AOvVaw3v8O_Smn9ZzJDAmd_wj7gS 3. Hopelessness in American teenagers: https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2022/04/american-teens-sadness-depression-anxiety/629524/ 4. Hopelessness in American 20-somethings: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/10/51percent-of-young-americans-say-they-feel-down-depressed-or-hopeless.html 4. Antidepressant usage spike: https://pharmaceutical-journal.com/article/news/antidepressant-prescribing-increases-by-35-in-six-years#:~:text=Prescriptions%20of%20antidepressants%20rose%20by,the%20sixth%20consecutive%20annual%20increase. 5. Access the full Transformed Life curriculum here: https://www.midtownpres.org/transformed-life Join us below: Facebook: www.facebook.com/midtownpreschurch Instagram: www.instagram.com/midtown.pres Website: www.midtownpres.org Community Groups: www.midtownpres.org/community-groups Sunday Services: www.midtownpres.org

Overland Church
The Gospel According to Luke: Luke 2:22-40 | Week 7

Overland Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023


Scripture: Luke 2:22-40 / Zack Thurman

Real Truth with Ruth
Your Vision Matters

Real Truth with Ruth

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 14:26


How do you view life? What is the call on your life? How do you evaluate that call? In the early 1900s, a shepherd had an assignment and a vision. His little, daily action steps changed the atmosphere of his neck of the woods. His work didn't look large or daunting. Literally, he planted one seed at a time as he executed his vision. He knew many seeds would not survive, but that didn't change his determination. When God gives us a vision, it can look daunting. However, the steps to get to the fulfillment of that vision can seem insignificant. We must remember that tiny steps, infused by the power of the Holy Spirit, have an exponential outcome. Scripture: Luke 18   For additional information, visit Ruthhendrickson.org.    Related Content:  Mashah Ministry Training - Live| We will offer basic Mashah training in Fredericksburg, Texas, from Monday, February 27, through Thursday, March 2. As you step into the world of Mashah ministry, you will receive over 27 hours of instruction, practical application, Q&A, testimonies, ministry, and the opportunity to minister to others using your newly acquired Holy Spirit tools. We cannot encourage people enough to take this training in person even if you have already completed the on-demand course. Because of the intensity of this training, please plan to stay the entire time. This basic training is a prerequisite to attending the advanced training coming to Fredericksburg, April 24-27, 2023. For Registration information and all the details click here.   Positioned: How to Be Empowered & Aligned to Walk in Your Divine Destiny | Have you ever dreamed of a future that far surpasses your present? Would you like to know the secrets of allowing God to position you for more? Positioned takes you on a journey where you encounter the God of the Impossible through the struggles and triumphs of people just like you and just like me. You will be challenged and encouraged to tackle every hindrance holding you back so that you can walk in your divine destiny. As you discover the depths of God's great love for you, your vision for your life and future will shift as God opens your eyes. He knows your true potential and gives you your identity. This book will show you how to see yourself through God's viewpoint so you can embrace what He is preparing for you. Become POSITIONED to be a person of impact! Purchase from Amazon   Connect: Website: https://ruthhendrickson.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RuthHendrickson.org/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruthhendricksonministries/ LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ruth-hendrickson/72/3b1/a69/ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/RHministries YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RuthHendrickson  

Signal Mountain Bible Church Sermons
"We Sing!" (scripture: Luke 2:1-7)

Signal Mountain Bible Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023


Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)
HEALTHY COMMUNITY (Episode 160)

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 3:00


Community is good for you, and you are good for community. Keywords: Community; connection; answered prayer; waiting; fertility; sisterhood.Scripture: Luke 1:58

You Start Today with Dr. Lee Warren | Weekly Prescriptions to Become Healthier, Feel Better, and Be Happier.

A Short Talk About Guiding PrinciplesDo you have a set of Core Values? You should. Scripture: Luke 12:48, I John 3:2-3, Micah 6:8Book mentioned: The Genius of Jesus by Erwin Raphael McManusMusic by Tommy Walker(Music shared on The Dr. Lee Warren Podcast is authorized under BMI license #61063253 and ASCAP license #400010513 )Self-Brain Surgery with Dr. Lee Warren is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit drleewarren.substack.com/subscribe

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)
THE HEART OF JESUS (Episode 158)

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 3:50


Jesus' resolution was to love us, and he never lost sight of that. Keywords: Jesus; cross; resolution; resolution; new year. Scripture: Luke 9:51

The Path Church Atlanta

Jaz shares a message of hope While two men were downcast on the road to Emmaus they met a man. And when they extended hospitality to Him, they had an encounter with Jesus. Scripture: Luke 24:13-21 , Proverbs 13:12 Presented by: Jaz Vick   --- About The Path --- At The Path, based out of Atlanta, Georgia, our mission is simple:  “seek, save, and send.” Our goal is to save as many people as possible and teach them to do the same. Please consider sharing this messages; this helps us realize our vision of creating churches that mobilize the next generation.   --- Media --- YouTube: @ThePathChurchAtlanta Website: thepath.church Instagram: @jointhepath   --- Music --- Intro/Outro Music: "Action" Artist: JC Muzik

Saints in Light Apostolic Church

We are waiting … 400 years between the close of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament. The wait is over!   Scripture: Luke 2:21, Luke 4:18

North Bryant Baptist Church
The Self-Awareness of the Lord

North Bryant Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 38:11


From Bethlehem to Jerusalem: A Survey of the Life of Christ. Jesus Christ only lived 33 years on earth and died a few miles from where He was born, yet His life and death changed the world. Has He changed you? Join us on this journey from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, as we follow the Lord from His birth to His resurrection, preaching some of the most amazing events recorded in Scripture. Scripture: Luke 2:40-52 Message Focus: By the age of 12, Jesus understood who He was and why He was here. Do you understand who you are and why you are here? Pastor Matt Thornton, Speaker. Archive Date: 01/01/23

Munger Place Church - Dallas, Texas

Jesus told stories, quite a few! As we start 2023 this Sunday we are in Luke 13:6-9 where Jesus tells a story about a fig tree that had not produced figs for three years and the owner wants to cut it down. The gardener intercedes, however, and promises to care for the tree for another year and see what happens. In 2023, the story asks us this - will this be the year where something you have wanted finally happens? Scripture: Luke 13:6-9 Pastor: Rev. Andy Nixon

Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life
With the Powerful

Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 37:45 Very Popular


If you want to get the gist of who Jesus is, you have to look at a whole number of encounters Jesus had with individuals. The gospels are filled with encounters Jesus has with all sorts of people: with the powerful person, with the powerless person, with a man, with a woman, with a Jew, and with a Gentile.    In Luke 19, we get to a guy named Zacchaeus, and we're told two things about him: that he's a chief tax collector and he's wealthy.    This teaches us two different and important things: 1) anyone can approach Jesus, but 2) money is always an issue when coming to Jesus. This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 19, 1997. Series: The Real Jesus, Part 2: His Life. Scripture: Luke 19:1-10. Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Resilient Faith
Happy Holidays!

Resilient Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 21:55


Scripture: Isaiah 9:2,6-7The people walking in darkness    have seen a great light;on those living in the land of deep darkness    a light has dawned.For to us a child is born,    to us a son is given,    and the government will be on his shoulders.And he will be called    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.7 Of the greatness of his government and peace    there will be no end.He will reign on David's throne    and over his kingdom,establishing and upholding it    with justice and righteousness    from that time on and forever.The zeal of the Lord Almighty    will accomplish this.Scripture: Luke 2: 1-7 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.Scripture: Luke 2: 8-20And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5: 17-20Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.Support the showSupport us here:https://www.bpcusa.org/financial-ministry/ BPC Youtube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/BrentwoodPresbyterianChurch

Disciples Church Sermon Audio
Good News of Great Joy

Disciples Church Sermon Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 24:45


Good News of Great Joy Series: Christmas Day stand alone sermon Scripture: Luke 2:8-20 Date: December 25th, 2022 Preacher: Pastor Joshua Kirstine The post Good News of Great Joy first appeared on Disciples Church.

FBC Pearland
12 - 25 - 22

FBC Pearland

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 18:19


Series: Christ Has Come: Make It Known Title: He is our TREASURE! Scripture: Luke 2:22-35

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)
EYES TO SEE (Episode 155)

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 3:11


Seeing the blessings right in front of us. Keywords: Blessings; eyes to see; open my eyes; prayer; gratitude.Scripture: Luke 10:23

Call To Joy with Rev. Terry K. Anderson
The Lamb Praised | Rev. Terry K. Anderson

Call To Joy with Rev. Terry K. Anderson

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 38:22


The final episode in our series of advent sermons. We celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The dynamic teachings of Rev. Terry K. Anderson, Sr. Pastor at Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Houston TX.Scripture: Luke 2:21-38Give To Lilly Grove: www.LillyGrove.org/GivingBecome a Global Partner: www.LillyGrove.org/Global

Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life
Christmas Peace

Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 36:43 Very Popular


Of all the passages that are read at Christmas, Luke 2 is perhaps the most famous. And in this most famous passage, the most famous word is peace. What is Christmas all about? Peace on earth.    When Jesus Christ was born as a baby, he was born to bring this peace.   But what is this peace on earth? We'll look at 1) what it is not, 2) what it is, and 3) how you receive it and live it out. This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 22, 1996. Series: The Real Jesus, Part 2: His Life. Scripture: Luke 2:10-14. Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Normal Goes A Long Way
46: Christmas Reflection Day 7 - God With Us

Normal Goes A Long Way

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 5:33


How many times have you let Christmas come and go without reflecting on what actually happened that first Christmas long ago? It's a story of wonder AND it's a story that causes us to wonder. Each day of the week before Christmas, these 5 minute daily reflections from Laura Fleetwood will transport you to the time of Jesus' birth and help you reflect on the miracle that happened in your midst.God with us. The only gift we need. Scripture: Luke 2: 7-20Normal Goes A Long Way Website: https://www.normalgoesalongway.com/Normal Goes A Long Way Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/normalgoesalongway/Normal Goes A Long Way Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Normal-Goes-A-Long-Way-110089491250735Normal Goes A Long Way is brought to you by Messiah St. Charles: https://messiahstcharles.org/

Munger Place Church - Dallas, Texas

Scripture: Luke 2:1-12 Pastor: Rev. Andy Nixon

Munger Place Church - Dallas, Texas
Lessons & Carols 2022

Munger Place Church - Dallas, Texas

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 57:59


Merry Christmas! Every now and then someone does something that compels a response - a musician's performance will cause a standing ovation or an athlete will make such a play as to make us cheer! Christmas is that moment where God's action brings about the greatest reaction from us. We can't help it! Jesus is a gift so beautiful and perfect the world cannot help but praise! This Christmas, join the world in pride of the Lord because you have seen what the Lord has come! Scripture: Luke 2:13-21 Pastor: Rev. Andy Nixon

Discover Hope
The Newborn King

Discover Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 45:44


Scripture: Luke 1:26-38 The post The Newborn King appeared first on Hope Bible Church.

Morning Mindset Daily Christian Devotional
From fear to joy, because of Jesus | (LUKE 2:9-11)

Morning Mindset Daily Christian Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 6:01


Today's Scripture: LUKE 2:9-11 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Normal Goes A Long Way
45: Christmas Reflection Day 6 - Preparing

Normal Goes A Long Way

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 5:21


How many times have you let Christmas come and go without reflecting on what actually happened that first Christmas long ago? It's a story of wonder AND it's a story that causes us to wonder. Each day of the week before Christmas, these 5 minute daily reflections from Laura Fleetwood will transport you to the time of Jesus' birth and help you reflect on the miracle that happened in your midst.When things don't go the way you planned, perhaps there just may be a good reason. Scripture: Luke 2: :1-5.Normal Goes A Long Way Website: https://www.normalgoesalongway.com/Normal Goes A Long Way Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/normalgoesalongway/Normal Goes A Long Way Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Normal-Goes-A-Long-Way-110089491250735Normal Goes A Long Way is brought to you by Messiah St. Charles: https://messiahstcharles.org/

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)
CHRIST IS COME (CHRISTMAS EVE BONUS EPISODE #152)

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 2:45


Christ is come. What beautiful news for all of us. Keywords: Christmas story; Christ; promise; Messiah; waiting; meditation.Scripture: Luke 2:25-26

Normal Goes A Long Way
44: Christmas Reflection Day 5 - Song

Normal Goes A Long Way

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 6:35


How many times have you let Christmas come and go without reflecting on what actually happened that first Christmas long ago? It's a story of wonder AND it's a story that causes us to wonder. Each day of the week before Christmas, these 5 minute daily reflections from Laura Fleetwood will transport you to the time of Jesus' birth and help you reflect on the miracle that happened in your midst.How does Mary respond to the miracle happening inside her and how do YOU respond to the gifts you've received? Scripture: Luke 1: 46-56Normal Goes A Long Way Website: https://www.normalgoesalongway.com/Normal Goes A Long Way Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/normalgoesalongway/Normal Goes A Long Way Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Normal-Goes-A-Long-Way-110089491250735Normal Goes A Long Way is brought to you by Messiah St. Charles: https://messiahstcharles.org/

New Hope Daily SOAP - Daily Devotional Bible Reading

Today's Scripture: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/LUK.16.NIV Welcome to the Daily SOAP from New Hope.  This is Paul Brooks, your guest host for today.  I hope you are having a good day.      Today we will explore Luke 16.  If you haven't read it yet, you might want to do so now.  I will be focusing on Luke 16:1-15 and, specifically, Luke 16:9 from the NIV version.    Scripture – Luke 16:9: [Jesus said,] “I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.”   I am drawing here a passage from The Parable of the Shrewd Manager.  Let me set the stage.  We learned in Luke 15:1-2 the following: 1Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus.  2But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”  We can surmise from a passage later in Luke 16 that The Parable of the Shrewd Manager was shared at this same time.  So, Jesus is speaking to the detestable tax collectors and other sinners (like us) and is teaching about “true” wealth versus “earthly” wealth while the Pharisees sneer at Him.    Like some other parables, this one made me think twice.  In it, a rich man calls in the manager of his estate, accuses him of wasting his possessions, and summarily fires him.  The manager, worried about his future, then proceeds to contact his master's debtors and forgive large portions of their debts.  He does this to curry favor, hoping that his future will be better for that favor.  These are debts owed to his master, not to him personally.  In our world, this would set off a string of police filings, lawsuits, legal expenses, social media rampaging, and overall ugliness.  Yet in this lesson, the master actually commends the manager for these actions because he had acted shrewdly.  Jesus goes on to say, “8For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.  9I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.”    What is Jesus saying to us here?  This sounds confusing.  I think he is contrasting our way of life as “People of the world” with the life we should lead as “People of the light”:     Our Earthly World – “People of the world” Shrewdness often means figuring out how to get more out of others for our own benefit.       Take care of yourself at others' expense.    The Goal is to attain worldly wealth and other “valuables”.    Jesus's Perfect World – “People of the light” Shrewdness is blessing others who, like us, have debts to pay – just as He blessed us and forgave our debts through his birth, death, and resurrection.   Take care of yourself by living like Jesus.      The Goal is to follow His Commandments and Example, and so attain eternal life with Him.     On its face, this seems to be a money-related lesson.  Jesus ends this parable as follows: 13 “No one can serve two masters.  Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and money.”  But there is more to this lesson than simply money.    Luke goes on to write in verses 14 and 15: 14The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus.  15[Jesus] said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts.  What people value highly is detestable to God.”  This, in my opinion, goes well beyond money.  What did the Pharisees value, and what does our society still value, in addition to money?  We value respect.  We value status.  We value power.  We value consideration.  We value positive feedback.  We value like-mindedness.  We value things that build us up on the eyes of other human beings.  We lock them in the treasure chest of our souls.  Sometimes we count them.  And where we have been “slighted” or “shorted” or “affronted”, we write that down and track it as one of those worldly debts.  It's all part of our personal “portfolio” … our “treasures.”    But what does Jesus tell us to value?  The list is long, but it starts here, from Matthew 22:37-40: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like unto it, love your neighbor as yourself.  On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”    In this season of Christmas, as we approach that glorious day after tomorrow when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, maybe we should take a minute and think about those “treasures.”  Who owes us a worldly “debt”.  Who do we hold accountable for any of those worldly assets?  How can we forgive them of that burden, thus unburdening ourselves in the process? Wouldn't you treasure the gift of “forgiveness” by someone you had offended in some manner?  I know I would.  After all, God gave us the greatest gift of all – full free forgiveness and a welcome into “eternal dwellings” with Him.      As Jesus said in Matthew 6:19-20: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”    I invite you to pray this with me.    Almighty and most merciful Father.  I am too quick to focus my attention on the treasures of this world.  I store them in the vault of my soul and pull them out and count them as valuable items.  These “assets” include the “debts” I perceive others “owe” me.  Like money or status, I pull them out from time to time and recount them, often to make myself feel better, or more “righteous” in some way.  But, in reality, they tear me down.  Doing so is not what you command of me – to love others as myself.  I am sorry and I want to do better.  Please forgive me and help me be more like you.  As you forgive me, let me also forgive others of these worldly things, and in doing so glorify you.  And, even more so, let me be a blessing to my neighbors in other ways.  Let me be part of your ministries, bringing your Gospel, your help, your love to all who need them.  As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, help me remember that you came to be with us that we might know you, to listen to us, to walk in our shoes, to care for us, to teach us, to die for us, and through your resurrection, to live with us now and through eternity.  I pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.    This has been the Daily SOAP from New Hope.  We hope you will join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning or both.  But wherever you are, Celebrate!  God is with us!!  God is with you!!!  Rejoice!!!!   I'll leave you with a poem by Phillips Brooks titled, Christmas Everywhere.    Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!  Christmas in the lands of the fir-tree and pine, Christmas in the lands of the palm-tree and vine, Christmas where snow peaks stand solemn and white, Christmas where the cornfields stand sunny and bright.  Christmas where children are hopeful and gay, Christmas where old men are patient and gray, Christmas where peace, like a dove in flight, Broods o'er brave men in the thick of the fight;  Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight! For the Christ-child who comes is the master of all; No palace too great, no cottage too small.    Paul Brooks . . . . . We hope you have a blessed Christmas! We invite you to worship with us this Christmas Eve at one of our Worship services, Saturday, December 24th at 3, 5, or 7 pm, in-person or online at https://www.findnewhope.com . And Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th in English or Spanish at 11 am in-person or online. Go to findnewhope.com to plan your visit! Our staff and leadership employ what's called the “S.O.A.P. Method”. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. Each day, we read one or two chapters of Scripture and focus on one particular verse. We make some observations about how that verse touches us, discern how it applies to our lives, and offer a prayer related to what we have read. -- Donate via PayPal to support the podcasts and the Technical Arts Ministry of New Hope! https://goo.gl/o2a9oU Subscribe at: http://www.findnewhope.com/soap (813) 689-4161 keywords: devotional, bible study

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)
HUMBLE PLACES (Episode 151)

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 3:00


God shows up in the humble places. Keywords: Christmas; angels; humble; Jesus; unseen; humility; holy.Scripture: Luke 2:8-10

Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast
A Baby Dedication Like No Other (Part 2)

Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 26:00


Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

The message of Christmas is the message of the gospel. It's the essential message of Christianity. And in Luke 1, we have one person's response to that message. At Christmastime you'll be hearing this message. The question is, “How should you respond to it?”  The message is that the Most High has become the most low. God has become human. Let's look at three things that this means: 1) God is far greater than we thought, 2) we are more sinful than we thought, and 3) God is more loving than we think. Then we'll look at one person's, Mary's, three-stage response to this message. This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 15, 1996. Series: The Real Jesus, Part 2: His Life. Scripture: Luke 1:26-38. Today's podcast is brought to you by Gospel in Life, the site for all sermons, books, study guides and resources from Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast and would like to support the ongoing efforts of this ministry, you can do so by visiting https://gospelinlife.com/give and making a one-time or recurring donation.

Normal Goes A Long Way
43: Christmas Reflection Day 4 - Sharing

Normal Goes A Long Way

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 6:18


How many times have you let Christmas come and go without reflecting on what actually happened that first Christmas long ago? It's a story of wonder AND it's a story that causes us to wonder. Each day of the week before Christmas, these 5 minute daily reflections from Laura Fleetwood will transport you to the time of Jesus' birth and help you reflect on the miracle that happened in your midst.We were never meant to go through life alone and neither was Mary. Scripture: Luke 1: 39-45Normal Goes A Long Way Website: https://www.normalgoesalongway.com/Normal Goes A Long Way Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/normalgoesalongway/Normal Goes A Long Way Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Normal-Goes-A-Long-Way-110089491250735Normal Goes A Long Way is brought to you by Messiah St. Charles: https://messiahstcharles.org/

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)
A STORY BEGINS (Episode 150)

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 3:30


Our story unfolds, and when Jesus is a part of it, it all matters. Keywords: Humble; Christmas story; Jesus; birth; trust;  Mary.Scripture: Luke 2:7

Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast
A Baby Dedication Like No Other (Part 1)

Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 26:00


Normal Goes A Long Way
42: Christmas Reflection Day 3 - Mary

Normal Goes A Long Way

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 5:46


How many times have you let Christmas come and go without reflecting on what actually happened that first Christmas long ago? It's a story of wonder AND it's a story that causes us to wonder. Each day of the week before Christmas, these 5 minute daily reflections from Laura Fleetwood will transport you to the time of Jesus' birth and help you reflect on the miracle that happened in your midst.Scripture: Luke 1: 26-38Normal Goes A Long Way Website: https://www.normalgoesalongway.com/Normal Goes A Long Way Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/normalgoesalongway/Normal Goes A Long Way Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Normal-Goes-A-Long-Way-110089491250735Normal Goes A Long Way is brought to you by Messiah St. Charles: https://messiahstcharles.org/

Walk With God
Praise And Adore Him | "Glory To God!"

Walk With God

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 20:28


SCRIPTURE: Luke 2:8-20 SHOW NOTES: In the middle of a dark night, the angel appeared to shepherds who were watching over their flocks of sheep. Then, amid the glory of the Lord, the angel delivered the message of Good News, Great Joy! And suddenly, there was a multitude of the heavenly host praising God! They were saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” The shepherds came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. The shepherds found THE SHEPHERD … lying in a manger … Jesus. He came to give His life, so that our sins might be forgiven, and we can receive the free gift of everlasting life. The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. We pray each one listening will receive the forgiveness of sin and peace that Jesus, the Good Shepherd, came to offer “for all people.”SONG: "Gloria" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fECLPAtZXLU

Normal Goes A Long Way
41: Christmas Reflection Day 2 - Waiting

Normal Goes A Long Way

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 6:27


How many times have you let Christmas come and go without reflecting on what actually happened that first Christmas long ago? It's a story of wonder AND it's a story that causes us to wonder. Each day of the week before Christmas, these 5 minute daily reflections from Laura Fleetwood will transport you to the time of Jesus' birth and help you reflect on the miracle that happened in your midst.How long? The waiting we experience in our life is nothing compared to the season of waiting that God's people endured as they longed for their Savior. Scripture: Luke 1: 11-20Normal Goes A Long Way Website: https://www.normalgoesalongway.com/Normal Goes A Long Way Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/normalgoesalongway/Normal Goes A Long Way Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Normal-Goes-A-Long-Way-110089491250735Normal Goes A Long Way is brought to you by Messiah St. Charles: https://messiahstcharles.org/

Normal Goes A Long Way
40: Christmas Reflection Day 1 - Wonder

Normal Goes A Long Way

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 4:45


How many times have you let Christmas come and go without reflecting on what actually happened that first Christmas long ago? It's a story of wonder AND it's a story that causes us to wonder. Each day of the week before Christmas, these 5 minute daily reflections from Laura Fleetwood will transport you to the time of Jesus' birth and help you reflect on the miracle that happened in your midst.There is duality in the word wonder. Don't miss the importance of each meaning throughout the story of Christmas. Scripture: Luke 1:1-4Normal Goes A Long Way Website: https://www.normalgoesalongway.com/Normal Goes A Long Way Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/normalgoesalongway/Normal Goes A Long Way Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Normal-Goes-A-Long-Way-110089491250735Normal Goes A Long Way is brought to you by Messiah St. Charles: https://messiahstcharles.org/

The Path Church Atlanta
A Generation of Grinches

The Path Church Atlanta

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 38:12


Grinches critique and potentially miss the very thing they are looking for. Luckily for us, we serve an almighty God who offers hope for each of us. Listen as Pastor Angel Maldonado talks a little bit about Grinches and Jesus this Sunday. Scripture: Luke 7:31-35, 1 Corinthians 1:18-21 Presented by: Angel Maldonado   --- About The Path --- At The Path, based out of Atlanta, Georgia, our mission is simple:  “seek, save, and send.” Our goal is to save as many people as possible and teach them to do the same. Please consider sharing this messages; this helps us realize our vision of creating churches that mobilize the next generation.   --- Media --- YouTube: @ThePathChurchAtlanta Website: thepath.church Instagram: @jointhepath   --- Music --- Intro/Outro Music: "Action" Artist: JC Muzik

Call To Joy with Rev. Terry K. Anderson
The Lamb Provided | Rev. Terry K. Anderson

Call To Joy with Rev. Terry K. Anderson

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 40:37


Have you thanked God for the prayers he didn't answer? We examine the circumstances around the birth of Jesus and how God has hand picked you to be in this very place, at this exact moment.The dynamic teachings of Rev. Terry K. Anderson, Sr. Pastor at Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Houston TX.Scripture: Luke 2:8-20Give To Lilly Grove: www.LillyGrove.org/GivingBecome a Global Partner: www.LillyGrove.org/Global

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)
BLESSED IS SHE (Episode 147)

Prayer Starters with Suzanne Eller (KLRC)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 3:27


We are blessed as we trust God, even when it feels way too big. Keywords: Trust; assurance; confirmation; obedience; God speaks.Scripture: Luke 1:45

Exodus Church Sermon Podcast
Luke 1:26-38 (Tyler Boyette)

Exodus Church Sermon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 33:28


Scripture: Luke 1:26-38Preacher: Tyler Boyette