Khoz is still on the hunt for Ketla, his grandmother, and now finds in his possession an object of incomprehensible power. A slaad control gem. Power like that could very well not only change the fate of his family, making his short-term goals much easier to attain, but could also come in handy with the larger task that still looms over the group, killing gods. But can he control the chaos? Meanwhile, a voice calls to Rain that they last heard in the dream plane just before being betrayed by Qassar...The Faeforge Academy is a proud member of The Fandomentals Network.To find more stories in the world of Evastria follow us on YouTube and TwitchWe are proud to be affiliated with Green Leaf Geek, a dice shop where you can find handmade and curated dice sets! Visit Greenleafgeek.com and use the code “FAEFORGE” on checkout for 10% off your order. *Does not apply to Custom Dice Orders*Faeforge Academy is also affiliated with Found Familiar coffee! So go to https://foundfamiliar.com?sca_ref=1012867.pccsDMqAdY and use the code “Faeforge” at check out for 10% off your order!Dungeon Master – Stephen Garcia – @the_baddmBeskey Nevering – Michael Sinclair II – @michaelcritsAriadne Zuvan – Adelaide Gardner – @ohadelaideKhoz Forgeheart – Ian Gould – @IanGGouldRain – Kris Gideon – @kissofhemlockBlossom de Brulee – Emily Ervolina – @emilyervIf you enjoy the show and want to help us make more and better content please consider joining our PatreonTheme music by Dave Cole of the Four Orbs Podcast. For additional music search dcolemusic on YouTube. Additional background music and ambiance found at http://tabletopaudio.com and epidemicsound.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In this installment of Vos Group, Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey discuss pp. 330–333 of Geerhardus Vos' book, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments. In this section, Vos focuses on the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness, a pivotal event in the Gospels. Vos examines various interpretations and challenges to the historicity and objectivity of this event, discussing theories that view it as mythological or parabolic. He argues for its historical and objective reality, using scriptural references such as Matthew 12:29 to support his view. Vos emphasizes the dual nature of the event as both a temptation by Satan and a probation by God, underscoring its importance in the Messianic mission of Jesus. He contrasts this with the temptation of Adam in Genesis, noting differences in their respective contexts and purposes. Vos also explores the implications of the event on the understanding of Jesus' sinlessness and His role in atonement. Throughout, he maintains a theological perspective that situates the temptation within the broader narrative of redemption and Christ's mission.
Today's Promise: Hebrews 2:18 As a Christian, you will be tempted. Every day, the world around you and the invisible kingdom of darkness come against you. Their goal is to move you from obedient dependence on God to independent rebellion toward God. If they can't cause you to sin, they will try to distract you and keep your eyes off the Lord Jesus. When you are faced with temptation, know that Jesus is there with you. Look to Him for victory over each temptation. You will find strength as never before through the power of Christ in you.
Rev. Carl Roth, pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Elgin, TX, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study 1 Corinthians 10:1-13. Having spoken of his own need to watch out for falling from the faith, St. Paul warns the Corinthians similarly using the example of the Israelites. They all received the same blessings of Christ in the exodus from Egypt and the Lord's provision in the wilderness, yet not all of them believed; many of them fell from the faith. As the Corinthians receive the gifts of Christ in Word and Sacrament now, they must learn from the example of the Israelites to flee from idolatry and grumbling. Temptation comes at them, and pride will lead to their fall. This calls for trust in the Lord, whose faithfulness provides endurance through temptation. “Nothing But Christ Crucified” is a series on Sharper Iron that goes through the epistle of 1 Corinthians. In response to correspondence from the Christians in Corinth and reports about matters arising in the congregation, St. Paul writes to address various matters of Christian faith and life. Throughout it all, he directs our attention to the power and wisdom of God for our salvation: Christ crucified.
Today on Bloodhaus, the ghouls discuss one of the most iconic giallo films of all time, Dario Argento's Deep Red (1975). From wiki: “Deep Red (Italian: Profondo rosso), also known as The Hatchet Murders, is a 1975 Italian giallo film directed by Dario Argento and co-written by Argento and Bernardino Zapponi. It stars David Hemmings as a musician who investigates a series of murders performed by a mysterious figure wearing black leather gloves. The cast also stars Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril, and Clara Calamai. The film's score was composed and performed by Goblin, the first in a long-running collaboration with Argento.”But also: phrogging, haunted houses, Lake Mungo, mail bag, correction for Knife + Heart, and an email about The Shape, Interview with the Vampire, Mona Lisa, The Company of Wolves, and then all about Eli Roth's Thanksgiving, 2000s remakes of 80s horror, and more!NEXT WEEK: Def by Temptation (1990) with a special guestWebsite: http://www.bloodhauspod.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/BloodhausPodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloodhauspod/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDrusilla's art: https://www.sisterhydedesign.com/Drusilla's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hydesister/Drusilla's Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/drew_phillips/Joshua's website: https://www.joshuaconkel.com/Joshua's Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/joshuaconkel.bsky.socialInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshua_conkel/Joshua's Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/joshuaconkel
John 13 (ESV)Andrew and Edwin consider the statements made about Judas and the devil. Was Judas not responsible because the devil made him do it? Are we not responsible for our sins? Can we blame the devil?Read the written devo that goes along with this episode by clicking here. Let us know what you are learning or any questions you have. Email us at TextTalk@ChristiansMeetHere.org. Join the Facebook community and join the conversation by clicking here. We'd love to meet you. Be a guest among the Christians who meet on Livingston Avenue. Click here to find out more. Michael Eldridge sang all four parts of our theme song. Find more from him by clicking here. Thanks for talking about the text with us today.________________________________________________If the hyperlinks do not work, copy the following addresses and paste them into the URL bar of your web browser: Daily Written Devo: https://readthebiblemakedisciples.wordpress.com/?p=14787The Christians Who Meet on Livingston Avenue: http://www.christiansmeethere.org/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TalkAboutTheTextFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/texttalkMichael Eldridge: https://acapeldridge.com/
As we continue to follow the missions of Paul and Barnabas, Fr. Mike highlights the fickle nature of humanity and the futility of striving for the praise of men. He also encourages us to remain courageous in the tribulations we face, finding strength in other believers, and running toward the eternal and imperishable goal of salvation. Today's readings are Acts 14, 1 Corinthians 9-10, and Proverbs 28:7-9. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
Hi y'all! In this episode Tori and I talk about how sin is more of a heart problem more than a behavior problem!! Also how we need to be prayed up and on guard to fight temptation by bring Jesus into our situations!Link to devo here Subscribe to watch our Podcast on YouTube!Links to Talks with Tori!InstagramYoutubeApple PodcastsSpotifyFind us on YouTube and IG:YouTubeToriChad
A new MP3 sermon from The Narrated Puritan is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Temptation and Deliverance - Joseph Tempted in Potiphar's House Subtitle: Jonathan Edwards's Sermons Speaker: Jonathan Edwards Broadcaster: The Narrated Puritan Event: Audiobook Date: 11/28/2023 Bible: Genesis 39:12 Length: 60 min.
Jared Moore is the Pastor of Homesteads Baptist in Crossville, TN. In his recent book, “Lust of the Flesh,” Jared examines current movements within the American evangelical church related to sexuality. Jared takes to task various proponents of same-sex attraction within the church. He also looks to church history to give weight to this important matter. My endorsement of Jared's book: “In this accessible volume, Dr. Moore has done a tremendous work for the church today. The issue of sinful desires and lust is a fierce battleground for Christians, and many are harmed by bad teaching on these matters. Dr. Moore's contribution to the church is certain to build her up to think clearly on such crucial topics. Christians and pastors will benefit greatly from the clear biblical and theological thinking found within."Support the show!! - https://www.patreon.com/chasedavisJared on X - https://twitter.com/jaredhmooreBuy “Lust of the Flesh” - https://amzn.to/3QTwM5rBuy “Lust of the Flesh” - https://freegracepress.com/collections/new-releases/products/the-lust-of-the-fleshSupport the showSign up for the Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/chasedavisFollow Full Proof Theology on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fullprooftheology/Follow Full Proof Theology on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fullprooftheology/
This week Jim and Pam will be discussing "God Is Bigger." You will find hope and encouragement to press through your situation as you listen to these conversations. Don't miss a single day of "God is Bigger." Latin American Ministry is non-profit, and your donations are tax-deductible. To donate now, click the following link: http://latinamericanministry.org/donate-now Contact information: LatinAmericanMinistry.org Facebook - Latin American Ministry Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here comes the fruit of the spirit some of us really don't want to talk about: ‘self-control'. Why is self-control sometimes so hard? And what benefits can we draw from this fruit of the spirit to help our own lives and those of others? The Holy Spirit can help empower us to be masters over our own desires and destructive impulsivity. Pastor Dave concludes our series on the fruit of the spirit!
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Saying "No" to temptation. In this message, Pastor Tim Martin shares how to resist and stand firm against temptation. Temptation is the state of being tempted especially to evil. (Dictionary)James 1-12-15. 12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.Genesis 3:1-31 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?.."Genesis 3:4-6 - Humankind gives into temptation in the garden. 2 Samuel 11:3-5 - David gives into temptation. Matthew 4:1-41 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."4 But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.' " ..."10 Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.' "11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him."Jesus said "No" to the temptations. Tim found alcohol as a crutch to deal with pain of losing his father.Tim ended up in a church on a Sunday morning thinking "I need to get my life right". "I'll give you everything."He surrendered everything to God. Tim asked God to take the taste of alcohol from him. And, Tim has not tasted alcohol since then, 24 years ago. When you learn to say "No" to temptations you will not be able to contain God's blessing.Giving into temptation takes you off the route in which God has prepared blessing after blessing for you. "When I said no to alcohol 24 years ago, I don't have to re-choose every time I'm tempted." - Tim MartinEphesians 6:10-18 "... Be strong in the Lord... Put on the whole armor of God..."You are going to face temptations.How to prevent falling into temptation again and again?Make your choice. Daily put on the whole armor of God. Are you falling book, line, and sinker into temptation?
It has been difficult for men to admit to a porn addiction, but not nearly as difficult as it's been for women. Find out why in this podcast as we share the candid testimony of a young lady who is finally experiencing freedom after nearly a decade of sexual bondage. Ready to download the Cord App? Find it here!Download the Satisfied Battle Plan or listen to the rest of the series here!Satisfied is a monthly program on the Thee Generation Podcast designed to offer practical tools based on biblical principles so that anyone can experience full purity and lead others to do the same. To ask questions or share testimonies, send an email to email@example.com.If you've been encouraged by this podcast, please take the time to give us a five-star rating and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the Thee Generation for others.
In this Bible Story, the heavens are opened up as John baptizes Jesus. The signalling of Jesus' earthly ministry has begun, and all of history is about to be shaped forever. Then Jesus is led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where he is tempted by Satan. This story is inspired by Matthew 3:1-17, Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:9-13, Luke 3:21-22, Luke 4:1-13, John 1:19-34. Go to BibleinaYear.com and learn the Bible in a Year.Today's Bible verse is Mark 1:11 from the King James Version.Episode 176: “Repent and be baptized for the Kingdom of Heaven is near” yelled John the Baptist as he preached to the people on the banks of the Jordan river. John knew that the day of The Lord was coming soon and he sought to prepare the hearts of the people for His arrival. As John was going about this mission, Jesus made His way through the crowd to be baptized by John. And though he did not fully understand why Jesus would make this request, he obeyed. As Jesus was coming up from the water, the skies opened and the people heard the audible voice of God for the first time in over four hundred years! This marked the beginning of Jesus' ministry…and His temptation.Hear the Bible come to life as Pastor Jack Graham leads you through the official BibleinaYear.com podcast. This Biblical Audio Experience will help you master wisdom from the world's greatest book. In each episode, you will learn to apply Biblical principles to everyday life. Now understanding the Bible is easier than ever before; enjoy a cinematic audio experience full of inspirational storytelling, orchestral music, and profound commentary from world-renowned Pastor Jack Graham.Also, you can download the Pray.com app for more Christian content, including, Daily Prayers, Inspirational Testimonies, and Bedtime Bible Stories.Visit JackGraham.org for more resources on how to tap into God's power for successful Christian living.This episode is sponsored by Medi-Share, an innovative health care solution for Christians to save money without sacrificing quality.Pray.com is the digital destination of faith. With over 5,000 daily prayers, meditations, bedtime stories, and cinematic stories inspired by the Bible, the Pray.com app has everything you need to keep your focus on the Lord. Make Prayer a priority and download the #1 App for Prayer and Sleep today in the Apple app store or Google Play store.Executive Producers: Steve Gatena & Max BardProducer: Ben GammonHosted by: Pastor Jack GrahamMusic by: Andrew Morgan SmithBible Story narration by: Todd HaberkornSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jesus teaches us to pray boldly about this spiritual warfare. This was a lived prayer for Jesus. He engaged head on with the enemy! We ought not be blind to the spiritual warfare waged through temptation, what those temptations are, and who our enemy is.
Pastor Joel Ramsey walks through the book of James 1:13-15 James 1:13-15 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. We pray you enjoy this message. To support this ministry and help us continue to reach people all around the world with the Gospel, click here: https://www.citipointenashville.com/giving --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/joelramsey/support
Tarry Summers is a seasoned real estate investor, developer, and entrepreneur, with hundreds of doors in his portfolio. He has been in business through different market cycles, he has learned from some of the most successful people in the industry, and he is with us today to share all the things that he learned along the way. Listen now to learn the best tips, tricks, and strategies that will keep you profitable in the real estate space from a seasoned real estate entrepreneur! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 01:07 Who is Tarry Summers? 03:15 What should real estate investors be focused on today? 06:12 What makes Tarry different from social media influencers? 08:32 Why is Tarry focused on holding properties? 11:13 How did Tarry learn about leveraging real estate? 13:50 What is the hockey stick analogy about? 16:26 What are the benefits of holding onto your residential properties? 18:05 How did Tarry start leveraging his real estate properties? 22:07 What is the importance of understanding the impact of delayed gratification? 27:04 What was it like for Tarry to do real estate investing full-time? 29:26 Why is it important to focus on equity, cash flow, and profitability? 31:37 What is the best way to learn about real estate investing? 35:15 What is the importance of nurturing relationships as a real estate investor? 38:49 Why do you need to understand the importance of leveraging people's skills? 43:34 Why is it important to look into the people you're listening to? 46:56 What is Tarry's advice for real estate investors today? 48:55 Where can you find The Scalers Only show? 50:02 What are the things you need to consider when choosing a market? 52:21 Why did Tarry buy a gym? 53:41 What was the dumbest investment Tarry ever made? 57:58 How can you get in touch with Tarry? Quotables “The worst thing you can possibly do in real estate is wait. You need to get in, you need to get involved.” “Rich people do not get rich by making an income, they get rich off of buying assets and then borrowing off their assets.” “When someone is older and wiser than you, shut up and just listen because they've been there.” Links Podcast: The Scalers Only Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VgWKojDeO8 Instagram: Tarry Summers https://www.instagram.com/tarrysumms Facebook: Tarry Summers https://www.facebook.com/tarrysummers/ Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/
On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/21/23), Hank answers the following questions:In today's political climate, how should a Christian respond to Romans 13:1-7? (1:08)What do you think about storing food and weapons in case there comes a day when we are forced to take a microchip and pledge our allegiance to the One World Government? (4:47)Could you contrast charismatic services like the Brownsville Revival and the Toronto Blessing with what a godly worship service would entail? (7:00)What is your opinion of the film Finger of God? (15:11)My wife and I are separated, and she wants to file for divorce on the basis of my use of pornography. Is this a legitimate reason for divorce? (19:18)Was Jesus truly tempted the way that we are tempted? (24:03)
With the National Dog Show (and Thanksgiving) right around the corner, we wanted to review one of our favorite comedies involving canines and their caretakers. Join us as we judge Christopher Guest's mockumentary for the ages: Best in Show! TIME CODES: - 00:00:00 - INTRO - 00:01:41 - BASIC FACTS - 00:04:43 - THE MEAT - 00:39:56 - WHAT WE WATCHED - 01:19:30 - OUTRO FILM INFO: Best in Show (2000) "...Mild-mannered salesman Gerry Fleck and his vivacious wife, Cookie, happily prepare their Norwich Terrier, while shop owner Harlan Pepper hopes his Bloodhound wins top prize. As two upwardly mobile attorneys anxiously ready their neurotic Weimaraner and an ecstatically happy gay couple dote on their tiny Shih Tzu, inept commentator Buck Laughlin vainly attempts to provide colorful tidbits about each breed." Crew: (Directed By) Christopher Guest, (Additional Directing By) John MacCarthy, (Written By) Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, (Produced By) Karen Murphy, (Executive Produced By) Gordon Mark. Cast: Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard. Read more: https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/best-show OUR LINKS: * Host Webpage: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/recentlylogged * Letterboxd HQ: https://letterboxd.com/RecentlyLogged/ * YouTube: https://youtube.com/@recentlylogged Micah's Stuff * YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MGraweyFilms * Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/micah_grawey/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/micah_grawey * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/m_grawey_films/ Robbie's Stuff * Website: https://robbiegrawey.com EPISODE CREDITS: * Recently Logged Podcast Creators - Micah and Robert “Robbie” Grawey * Hosts - Micah and Robert “Robbie” Grawey * Songs used - Morning Stroll by Josh Kirsch/Media Right Productions, Gaiety in the Golden Age by Aaron Kenny, Ratatouille's Kitchen by Carmen María and Edu Espinal, Brain Trust by Wayne Jones, Temptation by Chris Haugen * Editor - Robert “Robbie” Grawey * Episode Art Designer - Robert “Robbie” Grawey * Episode Description - Robert “Robbie” Grawey --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/recentlylogged/support
With family: 1 Chronicles 15; James 2 1 Chronicles 15 (Listen) The Ark Brought to Jerusalem 15 David1 built houses for himself in the city of David. And he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it. 2 Then David said that no one but the Levites may carry the ark of God, for the LORD had chosen them to carry the ark of the LORD and to minister to him forever. 3 And David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem to bring up the ark of the LORD to its place, which he had prepared for it. 4 And David gathered together the sons of Aaron and the Levites: 5 of the sons of Kohath, Uriel the chief, with 120 of his brothers; 6 of the sons of Merari, Asaiah the chief, with 220 of his brothers; 7 of the sons of Gershom, Joel the chief, with 130 of his brothers; 8 of the sons of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the chief, with 200 of his brothers; 9 of the sons of Hebron, Eliel the chief, with 80 of his brothers; 10 of the sons of Uzziel, Amminadab the chief, with 112 of his brothers. 11 Then David summoned the priests Zadok and Abiathar, and the Levites Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel, and Amminadab, 12 and said to them, “You are the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites. Consecrate yourselves, you and your brothers, so that you may bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place that I have prepared for it. 13 Because you did not carry it the first time, the LORD our God broke out against us, because we did not seek him according to the rule.” 14 So the priests and the Levites consecrated themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel. 15 And the Levites carried the ark of God on their shoulders with the poles, as Moses had commanded according to the word of the LORD. 16 David also commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their brothers as the singers who should play loudly on musical instruments, on harps and lyres and cymbals, to raise sounds of joy. 17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari, their brothers, Ethan the son of Kushaiah; 18 and with them their brothers of the second order, Zechariah, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and the gatekeepers Obed-edom and Jeiel. 19 The singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were to sound bronze cymbals; 20 Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were to play harps according to Alamoth; 21 but Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead with lyres according to the Sheminith. 22 Chenaniah, leader of the Levites in music, should direct the music, for he understood it. 23 Berechiah and Elkanah were to be gatekeepers for the ark. 24 Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, should blow the trumpets before the ark of God. Obed-edom and Jehiah were to be gatekeepers for the ark. 25 So David and the elders of Israel and the commanders of thousands went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the house of Obed-edom with rejoicing. 26 And because God helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams. 27 David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as also were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and the singers and Chenaniah the leader of the music of the singers. And David wore a linen ephod. 28 So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, to the sound of the horn, trumpets, and cymbals, and made loud music on harps and lyres. 29 And as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David dancing and celebrating, and she despised him in her heart. Footnotes  15:1 Hebrew He (ESV) James 2 (Listen) The Sin of Partiality 2 My brothers,1 show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. 2 For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, 3 and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” 4 have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? 5 Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? 6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? 7 Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called? 8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. 11 For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. 13 For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. Faith Without Works Is Dead 14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good2 is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead. Footnotes  2:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 5, 14  2:16 Or benefit (ESV) In private: Amos 9; Luke 4 Amos 9 (Listen) The Destruction of Israel 9 I saw the Lord standing beside1 the altar, and he said: “Strike the capitals until the thresholds shake, and shatter them on the heads of all the people;2 and those who are left of them I will kill with the sword; not one of them shall flee away; not one of them shall escape. 2 “If they dig into Sheol, from there shall my hand take them; if they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down.3 If they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, from there I will search them out and take them; and if they hide from my sight at the bottom of the sea, there I will command the serpent, and it shall bite them.4 And if they go into captivity before their enemies, there I will command the sword, and it shall kill them; and I will fix my eyes upon them for evil and not for good.” 5 The Lord GOD of hosts, he who touches the earth and it melts, and all who dwell in it mourn, and all of it rises like the Nile, and sinks again, like the Nile of Egypt;6 who builds his upper chambers in the heavens and founds his vault upon the earth; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth— the LORD is his name. 7 “Are you not like the Cushites to me, O people of Israel?” declares the LORD. “Did I not bring up Israel from the land of Egypt, and the Philistines from Caphtor and the Syrians from Kir?8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from the surface of the ground, except that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,” declares the LORD. 9 “For behold, I will command, and shake the house of Israel among all the nations as one shakes with a sieve, but no pebble shall fall to the earth.10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, ‘Disaster shall not overtake or meet us.' The Restoration of Israel 11 “In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old,12 that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by my name,”3 declares the LORD who does this. 13 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.14 I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.15 I will plant them on their land, and they shall never again be uprooted out of the land that I have given them,” says the LORD your God. Footnotes  9:1 Or on  9:1 Hebrew all of them  9:12 Hebrew; Septuagint (compare Acts 15:17) that the remnant of mankind and all the nations who are called by my name may seek the Lord (ESV) Luke 4 (Listen) The Temptation of Jesus 4 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2 for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” 4 And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.'” 5 And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, 6 and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 7 If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8 And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.'” 9 And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10 for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,' 11 and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'” 12 And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'” 13 And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time. Jesus Begins His Ministry 14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all. Jesus Rejected at Nazareth 16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.” 20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph's son?” 23 And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘“Physician, heal yourself.” What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.'” 24 And he said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. 25 But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land, 26 and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27 And there were many lepers1 in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” 28 When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 29 And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. 30 But passing through their midst, he went away. Jesus Heals a Man with an Unclean Demon 31 And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, 32 and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority. 33 And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 “Ha!2 What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” 35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm. 36 And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!” 37 And reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region. Jesus Heals Many 38 And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. 39 And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them. 40 Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. 41 And demons also came out of many, crying, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ. Jesus Preaches in Synagogues 42 And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them, 43 but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.” 44 And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.3 Footnotes  4:27 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13  4:34 Or Leave us alone  4:44 Some manuscripts Galilee (ESV)
The Sound Chaser Progressive Rock Podcast is on the air. On the show this time I have new music from Forever Twelve, Jordsjø, Animatone, and The PEL Project. In addition, I have plenty of that ol' time prog, and The Symphonic Zone. All that, plus news of tours and releases on Sound Chaser. Playlist1. Agusa - Sagor från Saaris, from Agusa2. Forever Twelve - Peaceful Planet, from Neighborhood of Spirits3. Jordsjø - Sankeren, from Salighet4. Animatone - Altus, from Soul Moments5. Sally Oldfield - River of My Childhood, from The Collection [retrospective]6. Frank Zappa - You Didn't Try to Call Me, from Philly '767. Kit Watkins & Brad Allen - Open Door, from Frames of Mind8. Electric Light Orchestra - 1st Movement, from No Answer9. Traffic - Dear Mr. Fantasy, from Mr. Fantasy10. Camel - Mystic Queen, from Camel11. Yes - Take the Water to the Mountain, from Union12. Michael Stearns - Walking Song, from M'Ocean13. Alan Stivell - Imram Brain (Le Voyage de Bran), from LégendeTHE SYMPHONIC ZONE14. I/O Earth - Red Smoke, from New World15. I/O Earth - The Rising, from New World16. Wendy Carlos - City of Temptation, from Tales of Heaven and Hell17. 7 Ocean - No One Knows, from One Life18. Pallas - Rat Racing, from Binary Lives19. Kaipa - Sist på plan, from Solo20. Eloy - Lost?? (The Decision), from Dawn21. Eloy - The Midnight-Flight / The Victory of Mental Force, from Dawn22. Eloy - Gliding into Light and Knowledge, from Dawn23. Eloy - Le Reveil du Soleil / The Dawn, from DawnLEAVING THE SYMPHONIC ZONEa24. Roxy Music - Triptych, from Country Life25. Soft Machine - At Sixes, from Live in France26. Oregon - The Water is Wide, from Lantern27. Barry Adamson - Everything Happens to Me, from Moss Side Story28. Barry Adamson - The Swinging Detective, from Moss Side Story29. The PEL Project - Àrvores, from Fatigué30. The PEL Project - Green, from Fatigué31. The PEL Project - Eco, from Fatigué32. Lodger Wright - Tread Softly, from More Tea Vicar?
Message for 11/19/2023 "Mapping Out The Mess" by Justin McTeer. *All verses are NLT unless otherwise noted.* Romans 7:15-23a - I don't really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do what I hate. 16 But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. 17 So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. 18 And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can't. 19 I want to do what is good, but I don't. I don't want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. 20 But if I do what I don't want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. 21 I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. 22 I love God's law with all my heart.23 But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. BIRTH NATURE 1 Corinthians 2:14 NASB - But a natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. James 1:14 - Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. Galatians 5:19-21 - When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Romans 6:17-21 - Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. 18 Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. 19 Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right. 21 And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. FLESH DEATH Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:6a - So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. BIRTH John 3:1-8 - There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. 2 After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.” 3 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” 4 “What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother's womb and be born again?” 5 Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. 6 Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. 7 So don't be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.' 8 The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can't tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can't explain how people are born of the Spirit.” NATURE 2 Corinthians 5:17 - This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! SPIRIT Romans 8:1-4 - So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. 3 The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin's control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-26 - But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives.26 Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another. LIFE John 3:6 - Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. Romans 8:11-14 - The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. 12 Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. 13 For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. Galatians 5:17 - The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. Romans 7:14-25 - So the trouble is not with the law, for it is spiritual and good. The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin. 15 I don't really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do what I hate. 16 But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. 17 So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. 18 And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can't. 19 I want to do what is good, but I don't. I don't want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. 20 But if I do what I don't want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. 21 I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. 22 I love God's law with all my heart.23 But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. 24 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? 25 Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God's law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin. Romans 7:25 NASB - Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin. Romans 7:24-25a - Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? 25 Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord.
At Jesus ends the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:13, we must remember that there are real supernatural dangers in this world. But while there are dangers both outside (Satan) and inside (our sin), Jesus has conquered them so we can pray confidently for perseverance and protection.
Explore the complexities of financial temptation with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz on the "News and Views You Won't Hear Anywhere Else" podcast with Brian Sussman. In this episode, Steve imparts insightful strategies and legal perspectives on managing idle cash in your account, helping you resist temptation and make informed financial decisions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.