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ESV: Read through the Bible
December 1: Ezekiel 45–46; 2 Peter 3

ESV: Read through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 12:01


Morning: Ezekiel 45–46 Ezekiel 45–46 (Listen) The Holy District 45 “When you allot the land as an inheritance, you shall set apart for the LORD a portion of the land as a holy district, 25,000 cubits1 long and 20,0002 cubits broad. It shall be holy throughout its whole extent. 2 Of this a square plot of 500 by 500 cubits shall be for the sanctuary, with fifty cubits for an open space around it. 3 And from this measured district you shall measure off a section 25,000 cubits long and 10,000 broad, in which shall be the sanctuary, the Most Holy Place. 4 It shall be the holy portion of the land. It shall be for the priests, who minister in the sanctuary and approach the LORD to minister to him, and it shall be a place for their houses and a holy place for the sanctuary. 5 Another section, 25,000 cubits long and 10,000 cubits broad, shall be for the Levites who minister at the temple, as their possession for cities to live in.3 6 “Alongside the portion set apart as the holy district you shall assign for the property of the city an area 5,000 cubits broad and 25,000 cubits long. It shall belong to the whole house of Israel. The Portion for the Prince 7 “And to the prince shall belong the land on both sides of the holy district and the property of the city, alongside the holy district and the property of the city, on the west and on the east, corresponding in length to one of the tribal portions, and extending from the western to the eastern boundary 8 of the land. It is to be his property in Israel. And my princes shall no more oppress my people, but they shall let the house of Israel have the land according to their tribes. 9 “Thus says the Lord GOD: Enough, O princes of Israel! Put away violence and oppression, and execute justice and righteousness. Cease your evictions of my people, declares the Lord GOD. 10 “You shall have just balances, a just ephah, and a just bath.4 11 The ephah and the bath shall be of the same measure, the bath containing one tenth of a homer,5 and the ephah one tenth of a homer; the homer shall be the standard measure. 12 The shekel shall be twenty gerahs;6 twenty shekels plus twenty-five shekels plus fifteen shekels shall be your mina.7 13 “This is the offering that you shall make: one sixth of an ephah from each homer of wheat, and one sixth of an ephah from each homer of barley, 14 and as the fixed portion of oil, measured in baths, one tenth of a bath from each cor8 (the cor, like the homer, contains ten baths).9 15 And one sheep from every flock of two hundred, from the watering places of Israel for grain offering, burnt offering, and peace offerings, to make atonement for them, declares the Lord GOD. 16 All the people of the land shall be obliged to give this offering to the prince in Israel. 17 It shall be the prince's duty to furnish the burnt offerings, grain offerings, and drink offerings, at the feasts, the new moons, and the Sabbaths, all the appointed feasts of the house of Israel: he shall provide the sin offerings, grain offerings, burnt offerings, and peace offerings, to make atonement on behalf of the house of Israel. 18 “Thus says the Lord GOD: In the first month, on the first day of the month, you shall take a bull from the herd without blemish, and purify the sanctuary. 19 The priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering and put it on the doorposts of the temple, the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and the posts of the gate of the inner court. 20 You shall do the same on the seventh day of the month for anyone who has sinned through error or ignorance; so you shall make atonement for the temple. 21 “In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall celebrate the Feast of the Passover, and for seven days unleavened bread shall be eaten. 22 On that day the prince shall provide for himself and all the people of the land a young bull for a sin offering. 23 And on the seven days of the festival he shall provide as a burnt offering to the LORD seven young bulls and seven rams without blemish, on each of the seven days; and a male goat daily for a sin offering. 24 And he shall provide as a grain offering an ephah for each bull, an ephah for each ram, and a hin10 of oil to each ephah. 25 In the seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the month and for the seven days of the feast, he shall make the same provision for sin offerings, burnt offerings, and grain offerings, and for the oil. The Prince and the Feasts 46 “Thus says the Lord GOD: The gate of the inner court that faces east shall be shut on the six working days, but on the Sabbath day it shall be opened, and on the day of the new moon it shall be opened. 2 The prince shall enter by the vestibule of the gate from outside, and shall take his stand by the post of the gate. The priests shall offer his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate. Then he shall go out, but the gate shall not be shut until evening. 3 The people of the land shall bow down at the entrance of that gate before the LORD on the Sabbaths and on the new moons. 4 The burnt offering that the prince offers to the LORD on the Sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish and a ram without blemish. 5 And the grain offering with the ram shall be an ephah,11 and the grain offering with the lambs shall be as much as he is able, together with a hin12 of oil to each ephah. 6 On the day of the new moon he shall offer a bull from the herd without blemish, and six lambs and a ram, which shall be without blemish. 7 As a grain offering he shall provide an ephah with the bull and an ephah with the ram, and with the lambs as much as he is able, together with a hin of oil to each ephah. 8 When the prince enters, he shall enter by the vestibule of the gate, and he shall go out by the same way. 9 “When the people of the land come before the LORD at the appointed feasts, he who enters by the north gate to worship shall go out by the south gate, and he who enters by the south gate shall go out by the north gate: no one shall return by way of the gate by which he entered, but each shall go out straight ahead. 10 When they enter, the prince shall enter with them, and when they go out, he shall go out. 11 “At the feasts and the appointed festivals, the grain offering with a young bull shall be an ephah, and with a ram an ephah, and with the lambs as much as one is able to give, together with a hin of oil to an ephah. 12 When the prince provides a freewill offering, either a burnt offering or peace offerings as a freewill offering to the LORD, the gate facing east shall be opened for him. And he shall offer his burnt offering or his peace offerings as he does on the Sabbath day. Then he shall go out, and after he has gone out the gate shall be shut. 13 “You shall provide a lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt offering to the LORD daily; morning by morning you shall provide it. 14 And you shall provide a grain offering with it morning by morning, one sixth of an ephah, and one third of a hin of oil to moisten the flour, as a grain offering to the LORD. This is a perpetual statute. 15 Thus the lamb and the meal offering and the oil shall be provided, morning by morning, for a regular burnt offering. 16 “Thus says the Lord GOD: If the prince makes a gift to any of his sons as his inheritance, it shall belong to his sons. It is their property by inheritance. 17 But if he makes a gift out of his inheritance to one of his servants, it shall be his to the year of liberty. Then it shall revert to the prince; surely it is his inheritance—it shall belong to his sons. 18 The prince shall not take any of the inheritance of the people, thrusting them out of their property. He shall give his sons their inheritance out of his own property, so that none of my people shall be scattered from his property.” Boiling Places for Offerings 19 Then he brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of the gate, to the north row of the holy chambers for the priests, and behold, a place was there at the extreme western end of them. 20 And he said to me, “This is the place where the priests shall boil the guilt offering and the sin offering, and where they shall bake the grain offering, in order not to bring them out into the outer court and so transmit holiness to the people.” 21 Then he brought me out to the outer court and led me around to the four corners of the court. And behold, in each corner of the court there was another court—22 in the four corners of the court were small13 courts, forty cubits14 long and thirty broad; the four were of the same size. 23 On the inside, around each of the four courts was a row of masonry, with hearths made at the bottom of the rows all around. 24 Then he said to me, “These are the kitchens where those who minister at the temple shall boil the sacrifices of the people.” Footnotes [1] 45:1 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [2] 45:1 Septuagint; Hebrew 10,000 [3] 45:5 Septuagint; Hebrew as their possession, twenty chambers [4] 45:10 An ephah was about 3/5 of a bushel or 22 liters; a bath was about 6 gallons or 22 liters [5] 45:11 A homer was about 6 bushels or 220 liters [6] 45:12 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams; a gerah was about 1/50 ounce or 0.6 gram [7] 45:12 A mina was about 1 1/4 pounds or 0.6 kilogram [8] 45:14 A cor was about 6 bushels or 220 liters [9] 45:14 See Vulgate; Hebrew (ten baths are a homer, for ten baths are a homer) [10] 45:24 A hin was about 4 quarts or 3.5 liters [11] 46:5 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters [12] 46:5 A hin was about 4 quarts or 3.5 liters [13] 46:22 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain [14] 46:22 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters (ESV) Evening: 2 Peter 3 2 Peter 3 (Listen) The Day of the Lord Will Come 3 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. 7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. 8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you,1 not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies2 will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.3 11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Final Words 14 Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. 15 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, 16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. 17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. Footnotes [1] 3:9 Some manuscripts on your account [2] 3:10 Or elements; also verse 12 [3] 3:10 Greek found; some manuscripts will be burned up (ESV)

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
December 1: 1 Chronicles 29; 2 Peter 3; Micah 6; Luke 15

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 14:49


With family: 1 Chronicles 29; 2 Peter 3 1 Chronicles 29 (Listen) Offerings for the Temple 29 And David the king said to all the assembly, “Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is young and inexperienced, and the work is great, for the palace will not be for man but for the LORD God. 2 So I have provided for the house of my God, so far as I was able, the gold for the things of gold, the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood, besides great quantities of onyx and stones for setting, antimony, colored stones, all sorts of precious stones and marble. 3 Moreover, in addition to all that I have provided for the holy house, I have a treasure of my own of gold and silver, and because of my devotion to the house of my God I give it to the house of my God: 4 3,000 talents1 of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and 7,000 talents of refined silver, for overlaying the walls of the house,2 5 and for all the work to be done by craftsmen, gold for the things of gold and silver for the things of silver. Who then will offer willingly, consecrating himself3 today to the LORD?” 6 Then the leaders of fathers' houses made their freewill offerings, as did also the leaders of the tribes, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and the officers over the king's work. 7 They gave for the service of the house of God 5,000 talents and 10,000 darics4 of gold, 10,000 talents of silver, 18,000 talents of bronze and 100,000 talents of iron. 8 And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the LORD, in the care of Jehiel the Gershonite. 9 Then the people rejoiced because they had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to the LORD. David the king also rejoiced greatly. David Prays in the Assembly 10 Therefore David blessed the LORD in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: “Blessed are you, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. 11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. 13 And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name. 14 “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you. 15 For we are strangers before you and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no abiding.5 16 O LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a house for your holy name comes from your hand and is all your own. 17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you. 18 O LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of your people, and direct their hearts toward you. 19 Grant to Solomon my son a whole heart that he may keep your commandments, your testimonies, and your statutes, performing all, and that he may build the palace for which I have made provision.” 20 Then David said to all the assembly, “Bless the LORD your God.” And all the assembly blessed the LORD, the God of their fathers, and bowed their heads and paid homage to the LORD and to the king. 21 And they offered sacrifices to the LORD, and on the next day offered burnt offerings to the LORD, 1,000 bulls, 1,000 rams, and 1,000 lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel. 22 And they ate and drank before the LORD on that day with great gladness. Solomon Anointed King And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and they anointed him as prince for the LORD, and Zadok as priest. 23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king in place of David his father. And he prospered, and all Israel obeyed him. 24 All the leaders and the mighty men, and also all the sons of King David, pledged their allegiance to King Solomon. 25 And the LORD made Solomon very great in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel. The Death of David 26 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel. 27 The time that he reigned over Israel was forty years. He reigned seven years in Hebron and thirty-three years in Jerusalem. 28 Then he died at a good age, full of days, riches, and honor. And Solomon his son reigned in his place. 29 Now the acts of King David, from first to last, are written in the Chronicles of Samuel the seer, and in the Chronicles of Nathan the prophet, and in the Chronicles of Gad the seer, 30 with accounts of all his rule and his might and of the circumstances that came upon him and upon Israel and upon all the kingdoms of the countries. Footnotes [1] 29:4 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms [2] 29:4 Septuagint; Hebrew houses [3] 29:5 Or ordaining himself; Hebrew filling his hand [4] 29:7 A daric was a coin weighing about 1/4 ounce or 8.5 grams [5] 29:15 Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew hope, or prospect (ESV) 2 Peter 3 (Listen) The Day of the Lord Will Come 3 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. 7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. 8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you,1 not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies2 will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.3 11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Final Words 14 Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. 15 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, 16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. 17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. Footnotes [1] 3:9 Some manuscripts on your account [2] 3:10 Or elements; also verse 12 [3] 3:10 Greek found; some manuscripts will be burned up (ESV) In private: Micah 6; Luke 15 Micah 6 (Listen) The Indictment of the Lord 6   Hear what the LORD says:  Arise, plead your case before the mountains,    and let the hills hear your voice.2   Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the LORD,    and you enduring foundations of the earth,  for the LORD has an indictment against his people,    and he will contend with Israel. 3   “O my people, what have I done to you?    How have I wearied you? Answer me!4   For I brought you up from the land of Egypt    and redeemed you from the house of slavery,  and I sent before you Moses,    Aaron, and Miriam.5   O my people, remember what Balak king of Moab devised,    and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him,  and what happened from Shittim to Gilgal,    that you may know the righteous acts of the LORD.” What Does the Lord Require? 6   “With what shall I come before the LORD,    and bow myself before God on high?  Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,    with calves a year old?7   Will the LORD be pleased with1 thousands of rams,    with ten thousands of rivers of oil?  Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,    the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”8   He has told you, O man, what is good;    and what does the LORD require of you  but to do justice, and to love kindness,2    and to walk humbly with your God? Destruction of the Wicked 9   The voice of the LORD cries to the city—    and it is sound wisdom to fear your name:  “Hear of the rod and of him who appointed it!310     Can I forget any longer the treasures4 of wickedness in the house of the wicked,    and the scant measure that is accursed?11   Shall I acquit the man with wicked scales    and with a bag of deceitful weights?12   Your5 rich men are full of violence;    your inhabitants speak lies,    and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.13   Therefore I strike you with a grievous blow,    making you desolate because of your sins.14   You shall eat, but not be satisfied,    and there shall be hunger within you;  you shall put away, but not preserve,    and what you preserve I will give to the sword.15   You shall sow, but not reap;    you shall tread olives, but not anoint yourselves with oil;    you shall tread grapes, but not drink wine.16   For you have kept the statutes of Omri,6    and all the works of the house of Ahab;    and you have walked in their counsels,  that I may make you a desolation, and your7 inhabitants a hissing;    so you shall bear the scorn of my people.” Footnotes [1] 6:7 Or Will the Lord accept [2] 6:8 Or steadfast love [3] 6:9 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [4] 6:10 Or Are there still treasures [5] 6:12 Hebrew whose [6] 6:16 Hebrew For the statutes of Omri are kept [7] 6:16 Hebrew its (ESV) Luke 15 (Listen) The Parable of the Lost Sheep 15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.' 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. The Parable of the Lost Coin 8 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins,1 if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? 9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.' 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” The Parable of the Prodigal Son 11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.' And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to2 one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything. 17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”' 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'3 22 But the father said to his servants,4 ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.' And they began to celebrate. 25 “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.' 28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!' 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.'” Footnotes [1] 15:8 Greek ten drachmas; a drachma was a Greek coin approximately equal in value to a Roman denarius, worth about a day's wage for a laborer [2] 15:15 Greek joined himself to [3] 15:21 Some manuscripts add treat me as one of your hired servants [4] 15:22 Or bondservants (ESV)

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Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey
Ep 530 | GOOD NEWS! We're 20 Months Closer to Death

Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 40:55


Back in studio! We're going to take today to reorient ourselves and make sure our priorities are straight. So many of us have felt like life has been on "pause" since the pandemic began, thinking that once this is all over, we will just snap back to the way things were in 2019. Unfortunately, that's just not the case. The virus, and governments' heavy-handed responses, are here to stay. As Christians, we need to remember how we're called to spend our time on this earth and live according to God's Word, whether or not things are "normal." --- Today's Sponsors: Dwell has built a beautiful listening & reading experience for the Scriptures. With over a dozen new recordings of the Bible, they've hand-picked voices that will engage & inspire you, plus it features a new read along experience which lets you read big, bold text accompanied by beautiful background art while you're listening to it being read at the same time. It's time to get in the Word! Go to DwellApp.io.RELATABLE to get 10% off a yearly subscription, or 33% off Dwell for life! Raycon wireless earbuds have seamless Bluetooth pairing & a comfortable, noise-isolating fit: you can start listening right away & keep listening for hours! This holiday season, give your friends & family something they can use for calls or music, for work or play, at home or on-the-go. Go to BuyRaycon.com/ALLIE today to unlock exclusive deals up to 30% off your order! Alliance Defending Freedom has challenged the private employer vaccine mandate in court & they need your help. Protecting our cherished freedoms from government overreach is why it's vital that you join the growing number of supporters at ADFLegal.org/ALLIE. Make a tax-deductible donation to ADF's Freedom Fund to ensure they have the resources necessary to continue all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary! --- Past Episode Mentioned: Ep 522: SPECIAL EPISODE: The Truth About Kyle Rittenhouse | Guest: Elijah Schaffer https://apple.co/3D37j0x --- Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book Relatable merchandise: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Destiny Church 217 Podcast
Three Prophetic Gifts

Destiny Church 217 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 44:08


What is the best gift for Christmas? Pastor Eric shares in our Christmas series about the 3 prophetic gifts given to Jesus at his birth.Scriptures referenced in this message:· Matthew 2:1-12· Isaiah 60:6b· 1 Kings 10:1-9· Matthew 2:13-16· 1 Kings 10:14· Luke 1:32-33· 1 Timothy 2:5· Revelation 8:3-4· John 19:38-40· Revelation 13:8bFor more information about Destiny Church, click here.To learn about starting a relationship with Jesus, click here.To give to Destiny Church, click here.Real | Relevant | Relationship

The CoffeeTime Podcast with Pastor Miles
CoffeeTime Ep. 253 | Isaiah 33

The CoffeeTime Podcast with Pastor Miles

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021


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Live the Bible with Wayne Stiles
#132 - All you need is love...and truth

Live the Bible with Wayne Stiles

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 48:33


We've all heard the Beatles croon, “All you need is love.”And that sounds good to most of us. But—what is love? And what does it mean to love your neighbor? There's where the disagreements begin!In this episode of Live the Bible, we'll examine the seldom-seen book of 2 John, where God tells us exactly what love is—and why it must be joined with truth.Love and truth. The combination can change your life.

The Light Network Master Feed
“Questions About Forgiveness, Holidays, and Church Buildings” (Today With Jesus S4E15)

The Light Network Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 71:45


Hosts: Dan Winkler and Robert Hatfield  |  Released Tuesday, November 30, 2021 On this, the season finale of Today With Jesus, Dan and Robert address three questions: “Several times prior to the establishment of the New Covenant via the shedding of Jesus’ blood on the cross, the Scriptures give examples of sins being forgiven. For example, […]

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Click For Today’s AudioOr Read the Passage Here CoffeeTime Video DevotionalCheck out the CoffeeTime Video Devo on YouTube with Pastor Miles, on YouTube.Helpful ResourcesEnduring Word Commentary with Pastor David GuzikRead the Scriptures at Blue Letter BibleDownload the Blue Letter Bible App For iOS or AndroidAdditional Daily DevotionalsMy Utmost for His Highest | Oswald ChambersMorning & […] The post 3 John 1 appeared first on The Listening Plan.

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 2:40

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 9:33


 Tuesday, 30 November 2021   And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” Acts 2:40   The recorded words of Peter's discourse are ended, but this is not all that he said to the people as is evidenced by the words, “And with many other words.” What this means is that what was deemed appropriate by the Spirit to be conveyed was included in the passage, but nothing else. Everything in Scripture has a set purpose. Nothing is left out that should have been included, and nothing superfluous is added in.   What is recorded from Peter's words was sufficient to convey why the event of speaking in tongues took place, what they signified, proof that they were prophesied in advance, how they pointed to the work of Christ Jesus, how the Scriptures prophesied of the work of Jesus, what that work led to (meaning His exaltation), and what was necessary for those standing before Peter to be saved from the wrath that would most surely come upon the people for having crucified their Messiah.   The recorded account is fully sufficient to meet the purposes of being a proper witness against Israel concerning their actions and their guilt. It is also a witness that the Feast of Pentecost (Shavuoth) has found its fulfillment in the work of the Lord.   With these things sufficiently explained and their truths established, it says of the many words of Peter's that are left unrecorded that “he testified and exhorted them.” The Greek words give the sense of a complete and encouraging testimony. In other words, Peter left no questions unanswered, and what he said was fully sufficient to convince, if those who heard were willing to pay heed. Included in his exhortation, Peter included a stern warning, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.”   In other words, the wrath of God was aroused against Israel, just as had happened so many times in their past. Each time, their Scriptures carefully recorded the surrounding events, testifying to them why the things that happened to them came about. Their standard was the Law of Moses and when they departed from it, they were explicitly told what the resulting punishment would be. And yet, nothing is recorded in their Scriptures – meaning the Old Testament – to explain their second exile.   This means that either Israel was left without explanation, in their own writings, as to why they were exiled, or it means that Sacred Scripture does record the reason, but they have failed to accept that body of Scripture as divinely inspired.   In other words, the Old Testament is an incomplete account of Israel's history. Only with the New Testament do Moses' words, to which Israel is bound, now have any meaning for the modern nation. Indeed, the Old Testament tells of Israel's modern restoration, but it does not tell why they needed to be restored. Only with their rejection of Christ do the past two thousand years of their history make any sense.   This is what Peter is implying when he calls them a “perverse generation.” The word translated here as “perverse” is skolios. It literally means “crooked.”  HELPS Word Studies defines it as “crooked (bent) because dried out (like a piece of parched wood); (figuratively) morally twisted (warped) because lacking the oil of the Holy Spirit – hence, unacceptable to God (His standards).”   The definition is a perfect fit for what occurred in Israel. They lacked the Holy Spirit, as evidenced by the lack of speaking in tongues at the fulfillment of the Feast of Pentecost. As such, they were unable to accept God's standard as presented to them in the Person of Jesus Christ. Their thoughts were crooked and there would be no hope for the nation. Only those who stepped away from the national mindset could be saved.   Life application: There is an interesting set of patterns that is found in Scripture, and which connects what occurred in the wilderness wanderings of Israel to the Roman exile of Israel. Israel was offered Canaan, the Land of Promise. Before they entered, men were selected to spy out the land. When they returned, a bad report was spread throughout the camp and the people rebelled.   At that time, the Lord promised to destroy the congregation through exile in the wilderness. They would continue to fall dead during that period until all that generation was gone. Only after that would Israel then enter into Canaan. The Bible is clear, both in Numbers – and as is explained in Hebrews – that they were punished because they lacked faith –   “Therefore I was angry with that generation, And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, And they have not known My ways.' 11 So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.'” Hebrews 3:10, 11   &   “For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? 17 Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.” Hebrews 3:16-19   The pattern is repeated in the coming of Christ. The people did not believe Him. In their unbelief, they were not given the rest that is found in Jesus Christ. For those who do believe, they have entered God's rest (Hebrews 4:3). The entire account of Israel's Roman exile was typologically anticipated in the wilderness wanderings. They, as a nation, were removed from God's presence because of their unbelief.   However, the nation eventually did cross the Jordan and enter. Likewise, Israel will someday come to Christ in faith and enter into His rest. The pattern is explained in the Numbers and Deuteronomy sermons at the Superior Word website.   One of the main themes of this, however, is that Moses did not enter into the promise, but died outside of Canaan in the land of Moab. Moses represents the law. As such, a clear and unambiguous picture is made for us. By the law, no person can enter into God's rest. They must come by faith in Christ alone.   If you are stuck in a law-observant church, meaning observing the law in part or in whole, you must remove yourself from that doctrine. What is taught by the Seventh Day Adventists, the Hebrew Roots movement, and so on is the highest form of heresy because it denies the all-sufficient work of Jesus Christ. Be sure to never add deeds of the law into your theology in an attempt to please God. He is pleased with you based on your faith in the work of His Son.   Only after being saved are your works credited in accord with your salvation. These are not works of the law, but works as outlined in the New Testament epistles. Have faith Christ Jesus and be pleasing to God.   Lord God, Your word is a wonderful testimony to Your working in and through Jesus Christ. Help us to be sound in our thinking and to know in our hearts that You have done everything necessary to reconcile us to Yourself. Help us to put away our arrogance by trying to do what He has already done. Help us to find our sufficiency in His work alone. To Your glory we pray. Amen.

Sunbeam
The Vision of the Redemption of the Dead

Sunbeam

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 7:19


This week we learn a little about Joseph F. Smith and his amazing vision that revealed new truths about the Plan of Salvation.

Grand Parkway Baptist Church
Hope Defined, Hope Abounding

Grand Parkway Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 48:02


Messianic Expectation prophet greater than Moses king greater than David priest greater than Aaron servant suffering more than Israelsage wiser than Solomon “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”- Romans 15:13 HOPE DEFINED“…waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.”- Titus 2:13 -14"But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." - 2 Peter 3:8-9“…having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints”- Ephesians 1:18 2. HOPE ABOUNDING “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. ”- 1 John 3:1 “You prepare a table before me    in the presence of my enemies;you anoint my head with oil;    my cup overflows…”- Psalm 23:5 “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”- John 10:10“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.”- Philippians 4:4: “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”- Romans 15:4“I will put enmity between you and the woman,    and between your offspring and her offspring;he shall bruise your head,    and you shall bruise his heel.”- Genesis 3:15“Yes, Adam's one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ's one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. 19 Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous.” - Romans 5:18-19_______________________QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION: Throughout Scripture, hope is illustrated as a helmet and an anchor. Why do you think that is? What area of your life do you need to be preaching to yourself, “HOPE IN GOD”? Who do you know that is abounding in joy and peace? What is different about them? 

The CoffeeTime Podcast with Pastor Miles
CoffeeTime Ep. 252 | Isaiah 32

The CoffeeTime Podcast with Pastor Miles

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021


https://storage.googleapis.com/pastormiles/coffeetime/coffeetime_252.mp3

Make Your Own Headlines
Nothing Cooler

Make Your Own Headlines

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 2:36


"Nothing Cooler" Episode 342 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. (Luke 24:27 - ESV) Content help today from... https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/28/ride-on-baby-nz-politician-cycles-to-hospital-to-give-birth-for-the-second-time Make Your Own Headlines is a daily podcast striving to help you make the grace of God your top story. With Dow Welsh, pastor of Holland Avenue Baptist Church. Follow Make Your Own Headlines on your favorite podcast outlet below... iTunes | https://tinyurl.com/make-itunes Spotify | https://tinyurl.com/make-spotify Amazon Music | https://tinyurl.com/make-amazon YouTube | https://tinyurl.com/myoh-youtube For more info... Visit hollandavenue.com and listen to the weekly sermon podcast at https://tinyurl.com/habc-sermons Intro music... "Marty's Story" from https://seeds.churchonthemove.com/resources/music Color scheme... Each day's background color (Monday-Friday) is the official primary Pantone color of a few college football teams in South Carolina: The Citadel, USC, Coastal Carolina, Furman, Clemson (Orange on Friday!) Thanks to... Samson for making a super cool Go Mic http://www.samsontech.com/ Auphonic for making a super cool audiogram tool https://auphonic.com/ Audacity for making a super cool recording tool https://www.audacityteam.org/ Cube Whidden for making and coding lots of super cool stuff https://www.linkedin.com/in/cube-whidden-901b7712 BP Skinner Clothiers for the ultimate custom experience https://bpskinnerclothiers.com/

Wisdom-Trek ©
Day 1790 – Steal No More – Daily Wisdom

Wisdom-Trek ©

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 4:12


Welcome to Day 1790 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me. This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom Steal No More – Daily Wisdom Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1790 of our Trek, and it's time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today's trek. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. We are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today's trek as we increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2016%3A16&version=NLT (Proverbs 16:16)  How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!    If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life.  So let's jump right in with today's nugget: Today's quote is from Theodore Roosevelt, and it is: A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. Steal No More This quote appears to be somewhat humorous, but there is a lot of truth embedded in this thought, when you think about it. For example, an uneducated person may steal to feed or clothe themselves and not even realize that it is wrong. Of course, that doesn't excuse this person for their wrongdoing, but it is a situation where it is much easier to grant mercy to such a person.  On the other hand, an educated person would be more apt to steal by exploiting and taking advantage of others.  This type of thief is much more egregious because they know that they are taking advantage of others and are purposely deceiving those they are stealing from.  So the lesson is, that it is not only those who are desperately in need that performs crimes, but many times it is those who should know better and choose to act with evil intent regardless. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+2%3A20-24&version=NLT (Romans 2:20-24) You think you can instruct the ignorant and teach children the ways of God. For you are certain that God's law gives you complete knowledge and truth. Well then, if you teach others, why don't you teach yourself? You tell others not to steal, but do you steal?  You say it is wrong to commit adultery, but do you commit adultery? You condemn idolatry, but do you use items stolen from pagan temples? You are so proud of knowing the law, but you dishonor God by breaking it.  No wonder the Scriptures say, “The Gentiles blaspheme the name of God because of you.” As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.' If you would like to listen to any of our past 1789 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at Wisdom-Trek.com.  I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so that each day's trek will be downloaded automatically. If you would also like to receive our weekly newsletter called ‘Wisdom Notes,' please email me at guthrie@wisdom-trek.com. Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal. As we take this Trek together, let us always: Live Abundantly (Fully) Love Unconditionally Listen Intentionally Learn Continuously Lend to others Generously Lead with Integrity Leave a Living Legacy Each Day I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to 'Keep Moving Forward,' ‘Enjoy your Journey,' and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday'! See you Tomorrow for more daily wisdom!

Grace to You: Radio Podcast
Bible Questions and Answers, Part 43

Grace to You: Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021


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Click For Today’s AudioOr Read the Passage Here CoffeeTime Video DevotionalCheck out the CoffeeTime Video Devo on YouTube with Pastor Miles, on YouTube.Helpful ResourcesEnduring Word Commentary with Pastor David GuzikRead the Scriptures at Blue Letter BibleDownload the Blue Letter Bible App For iOS or AndroidAdditional Daily DevotionalsMy Utmost for His Highest | Oswald ChambersMorning & […] The post 2 John 1 appeared first on The Listening Plan.

Latter-Day American
Trial of Your Faith

Latter-Day American

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 68:33


In this unique episode, Kyle and Samuel discuss the possible reasons why people have left the church including societal and political trends that may be contributing to leaving. They discuss how to self-evaluate reasons you may be struggling and discuss solutions and tips on how to maintain faith and stay on the covenant path. They also discuss the importance of loving those who have fallen away. 

God Talk
Anchored in His Care

God Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 33:55


Have you ever bared your soul to a close friend or a trusted advisor about a struggle you're facing, just to get back the trite answer “well, God will work it all out, just be patient” or worse yet, “you just have to let GO and let GOD, amen?” In the midst of difficult circumstances, with consequences looming and judgments imminent, it feels like this is the worst advice you could get. AND YET, JESUS HIMSELF said “do not be anxious about your life… tomorrow will be anxious for itself.” JESUS HIMSELF says “come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” Can we trust that? DO we trust that? What does that look like in real life? What's the process of letting go and letting God? Today, Pastor Greg shares some personal and some professional struggles, and how to Biblically walk in faith: neither blindly, nor arrogantly, nor flippantly, but trusting in the words and the ways of Christ Jesus. Thank you for joining us for this important message! All songs are performed under an active CCLI license referenced in the video; further details are available upon request. No other rights are reserved: share this message with anyone and everyone who needs to hear it, help point them to love and hope and Truth. Scriptures today: Matthew 6:25-34 // Psalm 55:22 // Matthew 11:28-30 // Psalm 56:3-4 // Psalm 37:5 // Romans 8:31-32 // 1 Peter 5:7 (This is the core message from our live service on 2021-11-28. The full service, including "This Week @ LOTW" announcements, worship, upcoming events, and prayers, can be found here: https://youtu.be/8N4fi4KcI98 - thanks for joining us!)

Jacob's Well Church
Rethink Thinking

Jacob's Well Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 43:49


Christmas is a season where mental health is under serious pressure. As part of our emphasis on developing an inner life we have put major emphasis on creating a love relationship with the Triune God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is a call to develop spiritual practices and habits that allow us to interact and connect with God. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the Scriptures we will learn to pay attention to what is going on inside our hearts, minds and souls. We'll do this by paying attention to what we are feeling and what we are thinking. In this series leading up to Christmas we are calling on the church body to pay attention to what and how we are thinking. We will be challenged to evaluate what we are putting into our minds  We will be challenged to identify patterns of thought that are moving us toward either being mentally unhealthy, or healthy. We will discuss how to challenge narratives we create in our heads. We will see that we have the power to control our thought life by taking thoughts captive and making them obedient to Christ. We will celebrate Christmas by discovering real meaning, through Christ.

All Current Classes From Dean Bible Ministries
130 - God's Victorious Ascent [B]-Ephesians (2018)

All Current Classes From Dean Bible Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 59:38


Be prepared to listen to a gripping message that will captivate and inform you from beginning to end. Although the passage of Scripture is in the New Testament, we learn that the Apostle Paul is quoting from an Old Testament psalm which refers to a celebration when David led a procession bringing the Ark of the Covenant to the Tabernacle. See how it refers to the order of events when Christ ascended to Heaven and reveals a prophetic view of what is yet to happen. Understand the significant role Church Age believers play in this.

Catholic Thinkers
On Veritatis Splendor by Fr. Joseph Koterski: 1. Intro

Catholic Thinkers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 30:17


Course Description This series of lectures examines the context and content of Veritatis splendor, the encyclical by Saint John Paul II on fundamental moral theology. As is typical of the Catholic approach, Veritatis splendor attempts to integrate faith and reason by using both revelation and philosophical argumentation to answer the important questions of morality. Accordingly, this lecture series examines the pope's use of the story of Christ's encounter with the rich young man to discuss some of the basic concepts of moral theology, and to honor Vatican II's call for moral theologians to use the Scriptures pervasively and not just to cite biblical passages out of context for the confirmation of ethical positions arrived at by other means.   This series also reviews the insights of John Paul II about four major areas of concern: freedom and law, conscience and truth, the proper way to provide a moral analysis of a deliberate human act, and the role of teleology in moral matters.  These lectures call attention to the distinctions that Veritatis splendor makes between authentic and inauthentic notions of freedom, conscience, the moral object, and teleology.   Finally, these lectures consider the pastoral dimensions of Veritatis splendor.  In particular it examines Pope John Paul II's reflections on holiness and martyrdom, in the service of the truths about morality. Throughout this series of lectures, there is an effort to define important terms, to show the patterns of the pope's arguments, and to bring out the significance of the encyclical's reflections for understanding the distinctively Catholic position in moral theology. Lecture 1 The opening lecture places the encyclical Veritatis splendor in the context of Pope John Paul II's many accomplishments. It is an encyclical on fundamental moral theology, designed (1) to exemplify a reliable way in which to use scripture for moral theology, (2) to correct four erroneous tendencies frequent in contemporary works of moral theology, and (3) to show the biblical and philosophical roots of such important concepts as human dignity.    catholicthinkers.org https://youtu.be/boKYnM4EPp0  

Grace Point Church
Genesis 12:1-3, 15:7-18: "The Blessing Covenant" - Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor - Audio

Grace Point Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 40:35


THE BLESSING COVENANT Series, "The Promise," Message 1 November 28, 2021 Group Questions Genesis 12:1-3; 15:7-18 Compare the contrast the similarities and differences between a COVENANT and a PROMISE? What is a personal favorite promise you have from the Scriptures? Share the promise and the Scriptural reference. Share why it has meant so much to you. Recall as many facts as you can, as a group, everything you know about the ABRAHAMIC Covenant. Is the Abrahamic covenant just for the Hebrew people? Why do we know it is a covenant of BLESSING for all humanity? (read Genesis 12:2) How does Abraham become born again (Genesis 15:6; Galatians 3:6-9)? How is Abraham’s faith a model (or road map) for us to enter the blessed Covenant life with Abraham?

Henderson Blvd church of Christ
Concerning Christ in All the Scriptures

Henderson Blvd church of Christ

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021


Shepherd of the Desert Podcast
Prophecies of Jesus | Shepherd Audio Sermon 28th Nov.

Shepherd of the Desert Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 5:44


"In Those Days" - Jeremiah 33 is one of the hallmark promises in the Scriptures of Jesus' coming to minister to His people! As we dig into this age-old prophecy, we will see how Jesus fulfilled it through his teaching and miracles. He brought wisdom and right action to Israel, just as God said he would! Worship with us this week as we begin the journey toward Christmas!

Richard Ellis Talks on Oneplace.com

To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/640/29 The devil offers us many deals that seem good in the moment but that carry heavy consequences. We need to stop falling into his traps and begin reading the Bible, allowing God to speak to us through His Word. As we study and learn the Scriptures, we must cling to God's truth and live our lives according to His instruction.

Come Follow Me Read-along
OT.049 - Nehemiah 8-13

Come Follow Me Read-along

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 32:53


In this episode, we read Nehemiah 8-13 from the New English Translation (NET). We're getting ahead of the reading for Come, Follow Me 2022 in the Old Testament. This reading is by Bradley Ross. The Scriptures quoted are from the NET Bible® http://netbible.org copyright ©1996, 2019 used with permission from Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.

Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik
Bible Q & A with Moody Students

Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021


This weekend on Open Line, find out what students from Dr. Michael Rydelnik's classes at Moody Bible Institute ask him when given the opportunity – questions about God, the Scriptures, and the spiritual life. Don’t miss a special pre-recorded Thanksgiving weekend edition of Open Line.

Faith Producers International Podcast
STAYING FREE- THE BREAD OF LIFE #790/ REVEALING THE MYSTERIES OF CHRIST WITH DR GEORGE WATKINS

Faith Producers International Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 20:09


The word have I hid within my heart that I might not sin against thee. Those were the words of David as he spoke to his God and wrote them in the book of the Psalms. When Jesus was introduced in the New Testament and the new covenant begin to be unfolded he was referred to as the bread of life that came down from heaven. Jesus told us in the upper room supper this is my body this is my blood. He told his disciples that if they would eat his flesh and drink his blood they would enter in to the kingdom of God. When God gave us the Scriptures he gave us the bread of life and condensed form that we may study it read it and eat it and find life when we do. YOU CAN GIVE HERE=http://www.georgewatkinsministries.com/help-us.html WEBSITE= http://www.georgewatkinsministries.com/home-page.html FACEBOOK=https://www.facebook.com/FaithProducerstv/ Faith Producers address: PO Bx 1006 Mt Vernon, WA 98273 FAITHPRODUCERS INTERNATIONAL PODCAST https://faithproducers.podbean.com/

Flourish-Meant: You Were Meant to Live Abundantly
Hearts with a Purpose with Darlene Larson

Flourish-Meant: You Were Meant to Live Abundantly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 28:07


Have you ever struggled to find your purpose? If you've doubted your potential or wrestled with discovering the reason for your life, today's podcast reveals how every heart can grasp their God-given purpose. A Professional Certified Life Coach, Life Purpose Coach®, Recovery Coach, and Grief-loss Coach, Darlene Larson passionately coaches women that are harried, hurting, and hungry, guiding them to the freedom that discovering their life purpose brings. As founder of Hearts with a Purpose, https://heartswithapurpose.com/ Darlene coaches women around the world.  Darlene shares her testimony of facing hopelessness and suicidality after the death of two family members and decades of an emotionally abusive marriage. She highlights the turning point when she rose from pain and victim mentality to pursue a life of purpose.  We discuss how to starve the negative scripts we speak to ourselves such as "I'm not good enough" or "I can't." Darlene shares Scriptures to guide us from hopelessness into fulfillment.  Darlene highlights the value of community and learning, emphasizing a growth-centered mindset. We explore how to overcome fear, shame, and the emotional wounds inflicted during years of abuse. Darlene encourages others through her story of walking away from the bondage of shame and learning instead to respond in a spirit of love.  We examine the layered nature of the healing journey. Darlene notes how she continued to seek life coaching after years of counseling. We discuss the importance and value of life coaching as an ongoing resource of support. Darlene also mentions the helpfulness of groups like Divorce Care and Grief Share.  Darlene emphasizes how important it is to reject shame-based content and advice. We agree how filtering your input remains vital throughout the healing journey and beyond.  Darlene advises listeners to stay moldable, trust God with your story, seek wise counsel and coaching, keep believing the truth that God has more for you in store, and make sure your best YESes are aligned with God's perfect purpose for your life.  We define the term "victim mentality" and discuss how to move out of this stagnation into reclaiming power and activating growth.  Stay connected with Darlene Larson at https://heartswithapurpose.com/?sfw=pass1636660758 to receive her downloadable book or schedule a coaching session.  If your purpose includes creative dreams, check out The Well Conference in Michigan.  If you're struggling with stress or anxiety, please check out our Ten-Minute Turnaround courses at https://ten-minute-turn-arounds.teachable.com/courses

ESV: Chronological
November 26: 2 Thessalonians 1–3; Acts 18:18–19:22

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 10:31


2 Thessalonians 1–3 2 Thessalonians 1–3 (Listen) Greeting 1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving 3 We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers,1 as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. 4 Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring. The Judgment at Christ's Coming 5 This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering—6 since indeed God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you, 7 and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels 8 in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from2 the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might, 10 when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed. 11 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. The Man of Lawlessness 2 Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,3 2 not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness4 is revealed, the son of destruction,5 4 who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. Stand Firm 13 But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits6 to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. 14 To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter. 16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. Pray for Us 3 Finally, brothers,7 pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored,8 as happened among you, 2 and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.9 4 And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ. Warning Against Idleness 6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you, 8 nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you. 9 It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate. 10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. 11 For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. 12 Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.10 13 As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good. 14 If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother. Benediction 16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all. 17 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. This is the sign of genuineness in every letter of mine; it is the way I write. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Footnotes [1] 1:3 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters [2] 1:9 Or destruction that comes from [3] 2:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 13, 15 [4] 2:3 Some manuscripts sin [5] 2:3 Greek the son of perdition (a Hebrew idiom) [6] 2:13 Some manuscripts chose you from the beginning [7] 3:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 6, 13 [8] 3:1 Or glorified [9] 3:3 Or evil [10] 3:12 Greek to eat their own bread (ESV) Acts 18:18–19:22 Acts 18:18–19:22 (Listen) Paul Returns to Antioch 18 After this, Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers1 and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had cut his hair, for he was under a vow. 19 And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there, but he himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to stay for a longer period, he declined. 21 But on taking leave of them he said, “I will return to you if God wills,” and he set sail from Ephesus. 22 When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and then went down to Antioch. 23 After spending some time there, he departed and went from one place to the next through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples. Apollos Speaks Boldly in Ephesus 24 Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit,2 he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. 27 And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, 28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus. Paul in Ephesus 19 And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland3 country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. 2 And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” 3 And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John's baptism.” 4 And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.” 5 On hearing this, they were baptized in4 the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying. 7 There were about twelve men in all. 8 And he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God. 9 But when some became stubborn and continued in unbelief, speaking evil of the Way before the congregation, he withdrew from them and took the disciples with him, reasoning daily in the hall of Tyrannus.5 10 This continued for two years, so that all the residents of Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks. The Sons of Sceva 11 And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them. 13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists undertook to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul proclaims.” 14 Seven sons of a Jewish high priest named Sceva were doing this. 15 But the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize, but who are you?” 16 And the man in whom was the evil spirit leaped on them, mastered all6 of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 17 And this became known to all the residents of Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks. And fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled. 18 Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices. 19 And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 So the word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily. A Riot at Ephesus 21 Now after these events Paul resolved in the Spirit to pass through Macedonia and Achaia and go to Jerusalem, saying, “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.” 22 And having sent into Macedonia two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while. Footnotes [1] 18:18 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 27 [2] 18:25 Or in the Spirit [3] 19:1 Greek upper (that is, highland) [4] 19:5 Or into [5] 19:9 Some manuscripts add from the fifth hour to the tenth (that is, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) [6] 19:16 Or both (ESV)

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BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 2:36

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 10:42


Friday, 26 November 2021   “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” Acts 2:36   Peter has finished his citing of Psalm 110. Based on what he presented, it is understood that the words of David were evidently not referring to David himself,   but to the coming Messiah. He is greater than David, He is sitting at the right hand of the Lord, and He is there until the Lord's enemies have been made His footstool.   With this clearly presented and now perfectly understood, Peter says, “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assu redly.” The Greek word order (which is how the verse will be evaluated) reads, “Assuredly, therefore, let know all the house of Israel.” There is a strong emphasis that the matter Peter will speak of is firmly established.   The word translated as “assuredly” is one which indicates “not to totter.” Thus, it is that which is secure. Its other two uses, Mark 14:44 and Acts 16:23, both refer to someone being securely guarded. Peter indicates that the truth of the matter is secure and sure. One might say, “This is an inescapable truth.”   As such, the next word – translated as “therefore” – is then supported by the words that follow. They are words that are to be heard, understood, and (hopefully) accepted as absolute truth. Hence Peter follows with “let know.”   It is the common Greek word ginóskó, signifying “to come to know,” “to recognize,” “to perceive,” and so on. Peter is indicating that the result of the surety of the matter that he has presented is intended to “let all the house of Israel” come to understand – whether they like it or not, and whether they accept it as not – that the matter is established.   The term “house of Israel” is a way of saying “family.” Israel was the father of twelve sons. He also adopted two sons of Joseph as his own. It is this family which comprises the whole house of Israel.   Descendants from all of these tribes were gathered at the temple, they had seen the effects of the coming of the Spirit upon the apostles, and they had heard the explanation of the event. From there, they were to accept what was presented and continue to convey this message to all others in this nation – the “house of Israel.”   And what is it specifically that Israel is to hear, understand, and (hopefully) accept? Well, it is a thought that is based on what Peter had just presented right from Scripture, and which was fulfilled in the coming of Jesus. It is “that God...”   What has occurred is an act of God, and thus it stands as an eternal edict of God. What God has done is set, it is fixed, it is firm, and it is fully resolved. With this being perfectly understood from Scripture, and from the fact that God is both the Creator and the One who directs His creation, it is He who determines what will come to pass.   As such, and as His words spoke forth of the coming of the Messiah, and as His Messiah had come (just as God determined), and as His Messiah had fulfilled His will (just as God stated), then it is established that He “has made this Jesus.”   It is “this Jesus” who Peter has explicitly referred to in verse 22 and verse 32 –   “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know— (Acts 2:22) & This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses (Acts 2:32)   This same Jesus of Nazareth, who was attested to Israel by God, and whom God raised up from the dead, is the One that Peter is referring to. It is also He, as Peter says to Israel, “whom you crucified.”   These words would have been like sharp arrows pointing directly at the hearts of the men standing there. What had occurred was an event that was prophesied, and it was an event that was then fulfilled. But it was an event that Israel had been responsible for.   They were the people of the Lord. They were the stewards of the Scriptures. They were to be the people of the Messiah who was prophesied to come. And yet, they were the same people who did exactly what the Scriptures foretold, meaning the things they had done. They had crucified this Man – their Messiah. But Peter had said in verse 23 that this was “by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God.”   As such, there must be hope. It is the next verse that will both show their reaction to the words, and which will reveal that they will want to know if there is anything that they can do to make things right. For now, however, Peter finishes his thought concerning “this Jesus.” It is that God has made Him “both Lord and Christ.”   The word translated as “Lord” (kurios) signifies a master. In the Greek, it can indicate the Lord (YHVH), but it does not necessarily signify that. It can simply mean one greater than another, such as the “lord” or “master” of a house. The context decides the ultimate meaning. In this case, the context is that Jesus is the “Lord” or “Master” of Israel – its Messiah – based on the decision rendered by God. This is clearly understood from the word “Christ.”   The word Christ (Greek: Christos) comes from the word chrió, signifying “to anoint by rubbing or pouring olive oil on someone to represent the flow (empowering) of the Holy Spirit. Anointing (literally) involved rubbing olive oil on the head, etc., especially to present someone as divinely-authorized (appointed by God) to serve as prophet, priest or king” (HELPS Word Studies). As such, it means “Anointed One.” Thus, it is a direct translation of the Hebrew word “Messiah.”   God has made this Jesus both the Lord of Israel and the Messiah of Israel. This is the culminating thought of what has been presented to the ears of the people by Peter as he speaks forth his words of explanation concerning the events that have occurred before them.   Life application: There is absolute surety in the words of Scripture concerning Jesus. If the New Testament is the word of God, then there is no other possibility than that Jesus is the full, final, and forever expression of what God has done in Christ. As such, there is no other way to be reconciled to God except through Him.   There are people that believe Jews can be saved through adherence to the Law of Moses. This is the set doctrine of, surprisingly, the Roman Catholic Church. This is also the heretical teaching of John Hagee and other dual-covenant “theologians.”   There are others who say that even Jews who believe in Jesus (and some add in the Gentiles) must still adhere to the Law of Moses (in part or in whole). These are also heretics. The New Testament clearly reveals that the law is annulled, obsolete, and set aside in Christ. It is nailed to the cross.   As such, to teach such things (which is exactly what Paul refers to in the book of Galatians) is, as Paul states it, anathema. It is accursed –   “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:6-9   Let us carefully heed the words of Scripture, and let us trust solely in the finished work, and thus in the merits, of Jesus Christ. It is He alone who is to receive our attention in our walk before the Lord. He alone fulfilled that which stood against us, meaning the Law of Moses.   Lord God, thank You for having done that which we could never have done. You sent Christ to accomplish the mission, to prevail over sin and death, and to rise again in order to give us a new hope and a new direction. Thank You for Jesus Christ our Lord! Amen.

CBN.com - Spiritual Life - Video Podcast
700 Club Interactive - November 25, 2021

CBN.com - Spiritual Life - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 26:13


Merilee Koss was told she had months to live after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Through months of chemo and radiation she held fast to Scriptures of healing and prayers of friends around the world. Today she shows no signs ...

CBN.com - Spiritual Life - Video Podcast
700 Club Interactive - November 25, 2021

CBN.com - Spiritual Life - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 26:13


Merilee Koss was told she had months to live after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Through months of chemo and radiation she held fast to Scriptures of healing and prayers of friends around the world. Today she shows no signs ...

CBN.com - Spiritual Life - Video Podcast
700 Club Interactive - November 25, 2021

CBN.com - Spiritual Life - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 26:13


Merilee Koss was told she had months to live after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Through months of chemo and radiation she held fast to Scriptures of healing and prayers of friends around the world. Today she shows no signs ...

CBN.com - Spiritual Life - Video Podcast
700 Club Interactive - November 25, 2021

CBN.com - Spiritual Life - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 26:13


Merilee Koss was told she had months to live after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Through months of chemo and radiation she held fast to Scriptures of healing and prayers of friends around the world. Today she shows no signs ...

Catholic Daily Reflections
Friday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Relying Upon the Word of God

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 6:06


“Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” Luke 21:32–33As we approach the final days of this liturgical year, we continue to read about the end of the world. Today we read that both Heaven and earth, as they currently are, will pass away. This is worth pondering.We know that life is full of change. It has been said that the one thing that never changes is change itself. Everything else changes. But when it comes to earth, it is hard to believe that it will one day “pass away.” Some scientists believe that the earth has existed for over four and a half billion years. That's a long time! Now consider the fact that Jesus prophesied the end of this earth as we know it today. When will it happen? Only God knows.Heaven, as it exists today, is also prophesied by our Lord to pass away. Heaven, as it is right now, is a pure spiritual reality in which the only corporeal bodies present are those of Jesus and our Blessed Mother. The rest of Heaven consists of the Divine Essence, the souls of those who have been redeemed and the angels of God. But if Heaven even passes away, what awaits?First of all, the only reason that these two realities, Heaven and earth, will pass away in their current form is because, at the Final Judgment, there will be a “New Heavens and a New Earth,” as spoken of in the Book of Revelation. At that time, Heaven and earth will be united as one, and this new creation will exist for eternity.But is there anything that is currently eternal? Anything that will never experience change? We humans will be changed at the resurrection of the dead, the angels will encounter a new home, so to speak, and God will establish a new and permanent Kingship. But, according to Jesus' teaching today, the one thing that will remain are His words: “...my words will not pass away.” Again, this is worth pondering.In a world filled with change and uncertainty, we need some form of stability. And that stability is the Truth found in the Word of God. The Word of God, as revealed to us through the Scriptures, must become our rock foundation upon which our whole lives are built and exist. Pondering, praying with, meditating on, and believing the Word of God enables us to stand on firm and unchanging spiritual ground as we go through the change of this life and even the changes that will come at the end of time. Though this may seem somewhat mysterious in nature, it is a helpful truth to understand and believe. Everything will pass away except Jesus' words. Thus, the most secure thing we can do in life is to cling to His words and never let go.Reflect, today, upon the importance of truly immersing yourself in the Word of God. How much time do you spend each week reading it, praying with it and allowing it to become your daily food? The Word of God is not simply a book of teachings meant to inspire you or guide you. The Word of God is a Living Word. It is God in His unchangeable form. God, in His essence, will never change, and engaging Him through the revelation of His written Word is one essential way by which you will be able to experience true stability in life and prepare for each and every change to come until the final order of life is permanently established.My Eternal Word, You are unchanging and eternal. You are the rock foundation upon which I must always rely. As I continue to experience the many changes encountered in this life, please enter my soul through Your written Word, so that I will find the stability I need. As I stand firm in You, I look forward with joy to the New Heavens and New Earth that await. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2021 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Context Matters
Is God Vulnerable and Regretful?

Context Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 23:57


You can find out more about Dr. Ellen Davis HEREAnd then go HERE to see the many books she has written. I recommend ALL OF THEM! Although I mentioned Opening Israel's Scriptures and Getting Involved with God in this episode. (See chapter six for the vulnerability of God.)Contact Cyndi Parker through Narrative of Place Learn more about me and sign up for upcoming tours of Israel/Palestine.Join Cyndi Parker's  Patreon Team!

No Doubt No Fear Only Believe
Thanksgiving message using two thanksgiving scriptures

No Doubt No Fear Only Believe

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 9:40


225 In this episode, I give you two great scriptures to help you see Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday to celebrate) is in the Bible.I use Psalm 100:4 and Philippians 4:4-8 to make my point.I also mentioned the 5 daily prayers I pray every morning and told you I'd have a link in the show notes.

Grace to You: Radio Podcast
In Everything Give Thanks B

Grace to You: Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021


Daily Catholic Gospel by Tabella
Thursday November 25, 2021 | Luke 21:20-28

Daily Catholic Gospel by Tabella

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 1:24


Jesus said to his disciples: “When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, know that its desolation is at hand. Then those in Judea must flee to the mountains. Let those within the city escape from it, and let those in the countryside not enter the city, for these days are the time of punishment when all the Scriptures are fulfilled. Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days, for a terrible calamity will come upon the earth and a wrathful judgment upon this people. They will fall by the edge of the sword and be taken as captives to all the Gentiles; and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.”

Grace to You: Radio Podcast
In Everything Give Thanks

Grace to You: Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021


Yas and Amen Podcast
S3/E14: Selah Meditation on Living Shame Free

Yas and Amen Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 21:06


On this meditation episode, we talk through 3 scriptures and 3 points that lead us to live a shame-free life. Whether you experience shame from body image, your past, your finances, or other things - God wants you to live FREE of that. Scriptures meditated on for this episode are: -2 Corinthians 3:5 - Psalm 118:8 - Psalm 139:13-15 Connect with us: -Follow host - Pricelis: instagram.com/pricelispd -Follow our community: instagram.com/we.are.full -Join our email list: wearefullcollective.com/email-sign-up -Check out our website: pricelispd.com -Get free faith-growing tools here: https://wearefullcollective.com/faith-growing-tools -Shop in our online store of apparel, stationery, home accessories, and more here - https://wearefullcollective.com/the-full-shop (use code: JOY for 10% off) - and get a FREE 4-week advent guide when you make a purchase in our shop!

The Practical Christian Podcast
Do this when you feel distant from God | Top 10

The Practical Christian Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 8:45


Every Christian experiences dry spells, where you feel emotionally distant from God and have trouble connecting.In this episode, I'll teach you how to use psalms as scripts for your prayer life.Scriptures referenced:Psalm 37Psalm 73Psalm 19