Fig Tree Books & More location info Fig Tree Books & More on Instagram Well hey there! Hello to you today and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, spent time resting and also able to spend time with loved ones, and of course had the chance to express your thankfulness for what God has done and will do in your life. He is good and He acts out of His lovingkindness toward His children, and that is something that we should never stop being thankful for. I really do believe that Christians ought to be the most thankful people on this planet. Thanksgiving is a time to express that thankfulness in all sorts of ways, and I do hope yours was wonderful. I am thankful for you. You're listening to The Burt (Not Ernie) Show, part of the Spark Network, now playing in the Edifi app. Today's episode is sponsored by Fig Tree Books & More, located in Branson. If you are planning a trip to the Branson area at any point in the future, I hope you get the chance to swing by Fig Tree Books. You will not regret it, that I can promise you! It's more than a bookstore, it's an experience with some of the most rock-solid, Jesus loving believers I have ever met. I'll have the link to their Instagram here in the show notes as well as a link to their exact address. Fig Tree Books & More, thank you for the work you are doing for the Kingdom, for every prayer you pray with customers, for every product selection you make with such care, for reaching your community and for being a haven for those visiting the Branson area. May the Lord bless you and the work of your hands in ways beyond your wildest imagination. I am thankful for you! This is episode number 167, and today we are looking at the book of Ezra. The Amplified Bible is what I'll be referencing for this episode, and I'm going to read a couple of verses from Ezra chapter 7. Verses 9b and 10 say this: …because the good hand of his God was on him. For Ezra had set his heart (resolved) to study and interpret the Law the the LORD, and to practice it and teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel. Ezra lived in captivity in Babylon, so think about Daniel and his life in Babylon and Nehemiah and his calling to work on rebuilding the Temple at the end of this season of Israel's captivity. Ezra was alive in this same era. He left Babylon and traveled for months to get to Israel, according to verse 9 of Ezra chapter 7. Months of travel. What do we do for months? Like, what's worth that to us? Granted this was normal in that day, travel from Iraq (which is modern day Babylon) to Israel just took that long, and it doesn't take that long today, but it is worth thinking about, this idea of what is worth a long journey for us? And have you considered as of late that you are on a long journey? A journey home, to eternity with Jesus. You are on a long trek, you are a pilgrim on your way to your final destination. We as Christians are, in a way, sort of like Ezra. And the destination is more than worth the long, hard road we walk to get there. When the Temple was rebuilt at the end of this time of captivity, as we see in Ezra chapter 6, the Temple was completed and dedicated and Passover observed in the homeland of the Jewish people once again, then we move into chapter 7 and we see Ezra making the journey to Jerusalem. The promise in these verses is that when we, God's people who bear His name, have the good hand of our God on us (not the heavy hand of the Lord on us, as we find in the Bible at times, but the good hand of our God), we are able to do hard things for His Kingdom and His purposes. Ezra had set his heart to study and interpret the Law, the first five books of the Bible written by Moses, the Torah. How about us? Are we set like that? Do we have our hearts set on studying the Bible? It's easy to answer, yes or no, there is no middle ground or wiggle room on this…the question begs an answer, an immediate and honest one. Is my heart set on studying God's Word? Yes or no. Can you be brave enough to answer this honestly? And then, be brave enough to ask the Lord to make your heart set upon this, if the answer is no…and make it even more set upon it if the answer is yes? I'm not bagging on anyone, but I am asking an important question that warrants and honest and introspective answer because Jesus held back nothing to save us from death and hell, and He is worth everything, including our hearts set on knowing Him better and better day by day as a result of studying the Bible. The Amplified says “resolved”. Ezra had set his heart resolved to study and interpret the Law of the Lord. How resolved are we in our study of God's Word? Ezra made this long journey to a place that had been decimated and trashed during this terrible exile season in Israel's history, and at this time it was on the uptick. He was going back home, but to a home that had been broken down alongside a people who had been broken down. Sometimes the journey we make in life is alongside those who have also been broken down. You know, we want those strong leaders to lead us…and I think when we are strong in the Holy Spirit, when we are weak then God is strong in us and through us, that's good strength. But it doesn't always look pretty and it isn't always neat and tidy and polished the way the world tells us our leadership ought to look. Looks don't seem to matter as much to God as they do to man, to you and to me. Good leadership, chosen and appointed by God, may not look shiny and lovely. Good leadership may be the guy next to you, walking the same path you're walking, who has answered God's call to leadership. It may be the lady who is just a few steps beyond you on the road of life, she's far from perfect and she's got her hair in a messy bun or a banana clip and she may be walking with a limp…but she's going where God says to go, following His leading as she obeys His call to lead others. You want leaders who are good followers, who follow Jesus closely and who obey quickly, immediately, because otherwise they're not fit to lead anybody and they know it. What might happen if that kind of leadership became what we as the Church look for rather than wanting only leaders who look like the world, act like the world, and run the Church like a business, like the world. I have been young and now, I'm getting older and I've seen both kinds of leaders. And I know which kind have impacted me the most with the things of the Lord, and it's not the polished and social media post perfection kind of ones who made real impact. It's the one just a few steps ahead, been through some stuff in life, and they just keep on loving, serving, trusting, following, obeying and honoring God with the whole of their messed up, messy life. Ezra may have been somewhat weary before his journey even got started. Anybody else ever feel like that? Lord, I'm so tired from this…and now You are asking me to start this next leg of my race when I'm feeling weary? Sometimes that is how it goes. I'm not against rest, but I think I can honestly say that we can have sabbath rest, resting in Jesus, even while walking the path He's called us to. How many Bible characters were totally ready for the task God called them to? The blessing came from their obedience. Lack of obedience would not have yielded the same degree of blessing…or likely much blessing at all. Sometimes we feel weary before the journey begins. Others were probably weary too, and Ezra as a leader was dealing with his weariness and theirs. It can be hard to lead weary people. Not always, but at times our flesh cries out for ease and after a long season of reign by an oppressor, some happy news may have been pretty appealing. But an honest study of the first five books of the Bible would come with conviction and a real hard and honest look in the mirror. Weary people can want an answer and a solution more than they want to be taught, and Ezra was called in verse 10 to teach Israel what the Bible had to say. The point here is that Ezra did not have the easy street assignment, and even when he was weary, he still obeyed. That's the mark of a mature believer. Ezra had a tough role to play, but he did it. Do we want the good hand of God on our lives? Do we really? Verse 25 tells us that Ezra was tasked with appointing magistrates and judges in accordance with God's wisdom and instruction. He was to appoint those who knew the laws of God, and he was told to teach anyone who did not know God's law. If hard times come - and I mean hard hard times, not so so hard times, but hard hard times, if those times come, do you realize there may be a special role for you provided you know the Bible well? I'm serious about this! Do you know any part of your Bible well enough to instruct someone about it? Over a cup of coffee, as part of a Bible study group, in a group text of Christian friends. The need may well arise. Are we ready if it does? Because when hard hard times come, people tend to land in one of two camps, and it's pretty distinct. They either want to know more about God, what the Bible says, how to pray, or they get hard hearted and want to shut God out while blaming Him for everything that has gone wrong. But those that will want to know how to seek and to find the Lord in the hard hard times may need someone to show them the way, to explain the Bible to them, to pray with them. Could that someone be you? Now these may not seem like promises at first glance, the verses I'm sharing today. But I think they actually are. Can you imagine receiving the call of the Lord to teach people about His word in hard times, in a season that could be considered the tail end of a long spiritual famine? Church attendance in the United States post COVID has dropped and remained below 50% for the first time since attendance began being tallied or monitored in our country. It's below and it's staying below. How's that for the mark of a spiritual famine? I think we're in one in the US. It's also a bit of an indictment on us as a so-called Chrsitian nation. Where will you and I land in this post-Christian era in which we live? Will we be ready to teach others what the Bible says, or fail to be ready? And as far as hard times go, the writing is on the wall, so to speak, when the people in a nation have turned away from, even against, the God of the Bible. We know what happened to such nations in the past. We know from the book of Revelation what will happen to those who deny the Lord God Almighty in the future. And so we understand that in our day, hard times may come, probably will come sooner rather than later. We also know that persecution grows Jesus' Church. Hard times drive people to their knees in prayer. And we have this moment, this era, to ready ourselves to serve God in like manner as Ezra when those days come to pass. But only if we know His Word! We cannot teach what we do not know! In the new year, I'm planning to start sharing monthly Bible reading plans and some pdf Bible study tools and do a weekly study of the psalms in my private prayer group on Facebook, working through all 150 psalms week by week and praying based on what we find in those passages. These are just a couple of ways I hope to encourage people to get in the Word and to learn it, to live it, and to know it well enough to teach it to others. Which is discipleship 101 and Titus 2 ministry in a nutshell. On my other podcast, The Prayer Podcast, this week I'm going to share and pray from Ezra chapter 8, a prayer for protection that God answered powerfully, you can find this in verses 21-32. And also, side note, on TPP soon we will start a series on the NT book of James and it's going to be a good prayer series because the book of James brings life change, like, every single time we read it and apply it and study it and believe it and pray that what it says will become our reality. I'd love to have you join us for that series on The Prayer Podcast. But when we look at Ezra 8, verse 23 from the Amplified, we find this: So we fasted and sought help from our God concerning this matter and He heard our plea. And verse 31 - We set out from the river Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month to go to Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and He rescued us from the hand of the enemy and those who lay in ambushes along the way. Does God answer prayer? Yes Does God still in our day and age answer prayer? Yes Can we really expect Him to help us? Yes Can we talk to Him about anything and everything, specific matters that concern us and not just high and lofty spiritual things? Yes Can we do what He is calling us to do and make the impact that He wants us to make (or rather, to allow Him to make the impact He wants to make through us)? Yes Can we get to our destination safely, protected from marauders, fully able to do what comes next once we get to that place? Yes Can we ask Him to see us safely all the way home? Yes More than just a single promise from the book of Ezra, preparing for this episode has shown me that the whole of Ezra, the whole book is God's promises being fulfilled. It's proof positive that God keeps His promises, every single one, in perfect detail. And it's a call to be reconciled to God. Our reconciliation should lead us to trust more. If it doesn't, are we really reconciled? I'm not fully reconciled to someone if I do not trust them. The two go together. Be reconciled to God and trust Him completely. Pray to Him and listen for His answer to your prayers. Be like Ezra. That's all for this episode of The Burt (Not Ernie) Show. Thanks for joining me today and don't forget to check out Fig Tree Books & More when you're in the Branson area. See you next time. Bye bye!
As Advent begins, we start by acknowledging the weariness, grief, rage, and hopelessness we carry. We remember the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth and their struggle with infertility. Perhaps they feel the weight of hopes and dreams unattained. Even when the angel comes to Zechariah with a promise of good news he can't fully receive it. Sometimes weariness can harden us and prevent us from living fully. How might acknowledging our own weariness and disbelief allow us to move towards healing and to remember that we are made for joy? Question to Consider: Do you find it easy or difficult to acknowledge your weariness with your friends and loved ones? www.TheLoftLA.org
Coming out of one holiday, headed into another? Coming out of one trial, only to have another come from out of the blue? You may be surprised as to what God's answer is sometimes, and how seldom we give our own hearts permission to do what our human bodies actually need.
Today we're chatting with Ruth Chou Simons about how the character of God meets us in our weariness and brings us true and lasting rest. If you don't know her, Ruth Chou Simons is a Wall Street Journal bestselling and award-winning author of several books, including GraceLaced; Beholding and Becoming; and When Strivings Cease. Today we'll be discussing her brand new book, Pilgrim: 25 Ways God's Character Leads Us Onward. As you'll hear, Ruth is an artist, entrepreneur, and speaker, using each of these platforms to spiritually sow the word of God into people's hearts. FULL SHOW NOTES REST FOR THE WEARY SERIES RESOURCES DISCUSSION QUESTIONS How does resting in the character of God infuse courage in you as you face difficulties and hardships? What are some Scriptures that you cling to to remind yourself of God's character when you feel alone, abandoned, or weary? Consider memorizing one of those passages this week. How does God's mercy, grace, and love enable you to move forward, especially when you feel like you've failed? How does the hope of heaven and the truth of the gospel help you to persevere through difficulty? What might you do or implement in light of what you learned in this week's episode? FOR MORE Support Journeywomen Ministries: Give Podcast Sponsors Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Leave a rating & review Interviews do not imply Journeywomen's endorsement of all writings and positions of the interviewee or any other resources mentioned. On the Journeywomen podcast we'll come alongside you in the seasons and challenges of life to move you to know and love God and his Word, to find your hope in the gospel, and to invest deeply in your local church as you go out on mission for the glory of God.
What do you hope for? Most of the time, when we think about hope, we are really talking about wishful thinking. Biblical hope is different. Biblical hope is a calm confidence in the faithfulness of God to keep His promises. In this message, Pastor Derek Holmes opens the Advent season by looking at the hopeful promise of a coming Messiah and how we should respond to that hope.
The Weary World in the Shadow of Death | Isaiah 25We live in the dark veil of death. Advent is about watching and waiting for God and all that comes with Him, Justice, peace, and finally the end of death.
Happy Wednesday and Happy (Early) Thanksgiving! Today, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing! Dr. Amy shares a her faith journey and a bit about her works as an apologist. She also shares about her new book, Mary's Voice, and why she started researching Mary. She and Janell discuss the significance of Mary in the Christmas story and the significance of women in the Christmas story. They also discuss a few of Nora's questions about suffering and how different worldviews view suffering and speak about the Bible as truth and the inspired word of God. We hope you enjoy! About Dr. Amy Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing is an international author, speaker and theologian who addresses the deep questions of our day with meaningful answers found in the Christian Faith. She is the author of multiple books including ‘Where is God in All the Suffering?' and bestselling, ‘Why Trust the Bible?' Over the last twenty years, Amy has given talks and answered questions on university campuses around the world. She has also addressed Parliamentarians in the Speakers Rooms and Chapel at the UK Parliament and staffers on Capitol Hill, and at the West Wing of The White House. She regularly responds to invitations to speak in banks, businesses, and consultancy firms as well as churches and conferences. Amy is interested in the intersection of questions of meaning and faith with the marketplace, education and policymaking. Amy holds a doctorate in Theology from the University of Oxford. She enjoys broadcasting in the media and giving public lectures. Amy is also the co-founder of REBOOT, an innovative youth initiative aimed at helping teenagers think deeply about faith, which now runs in countries all over the world. Amy lives in Oxford with her husband ‘Frog'. They have three boys, JJ, Zach and Benji. ----- We would love to thank our Patrons for all their amazing support! To learn more about supporting Finding Something REAL via Patreon, click here! If you are interested in supporting the Finding Something REAL fundraising campaign, you can head to the webpage and click on the orange donate button. To learn more about Faithful Counseling and if it is a good fit for you, you can click here! If you would like to receive Janell's 7 Deep Faith Questions resource click here! FSR November 2023 - Nora's Intro FSR November 2023 with Jon FSR November 2023 with Dr. Ioana -- Dr. Amy's website Dr. Amy's YouTube Dr. Amy's Instagram Mary's Voice - Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing Where is God in All the Suffering? - Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing Why Trust the Bible? - Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing -- YWAM -- Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart Romans 8
In today's episode we're chatting with Maryanne Challies Helms about how to glorify the Lord even in the midst of what we might consider to be the “mundane” everyday work of life and ministry. Maryanne is a wife, a mother of four, and a fellow member of Morningside Presbyterian Church in Georgia. Maryanne embodies so well what it looks like to faithfully live as a Christian, especially in the current online spaces, which we talk about some in this episode! We pray this episode encourages you to see your work—even if it is ordinary or mundane—as beautiful unto the Lord and glorifying to him. FULL SHOW NOTES REST FOR THE WEARY SERIES RESOURCES DISCUSSION QUESTIONS What does ministry look like for you? This could be service in your home, service in the church nursery, service to aging parents, etc. Have you ever felt tired or weary as a result of your work? Explain. How (specifically) does Christ's humanity and life of everyday work encourage you in your own daily work? What are some passages of Scripture that encourage you as you serve in the unseen places? Consider memorizing one of these passages this week. What might you do or implement in light of what you learned in this week's episode? FOR MORE Support Journeywomen Ministries: Give Podcast Sponsors Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Leave a rating & review Interviews do not imply Journeywomen's endorsement of all writings and positions of the interviewee or any other resources mentioned. On the Journeywomen podcast we'll come alongside you in the seasons and challenges of life to move you to know and love God and his Word, to find your hope in the gospel, and to invest deeply in your local church as you go out on mission for the glory of God.
Upon reflecting on his past, a struggling writer wrote, -The quality of my work became the measure of my worth-. What a heavy way for this unknown writer to live. What a burden for him to carry upon his shoulders. Upon reflection of your life, would you say the same or something similar-- Does your heart murmur of your own measure and worth-- Living like this is exhausting for everyone. Wouldn't you like some rest for your soul-- A lighter load upon your shoulders. It sounds too good to be true. But Jesus says in our passage this week, -Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.- Let us come together on Sunday to be reminded and encouraged to trust the tender heart our saviour has for the weary and heavy laden. For in Jesus alone do we find rest for our souls.
This wasn't my initial episode idea but was put on my heart just before recording. This episode is for those of you going in to the holidays with a heavy heart or a weary soul. I'm here to pour love and Truth into you so you can sing “Hallelujah!”, even here - in the face of your trials. Remember, it's more about our focus than the circumstance.
When was the last time you felt truly rested? I'm not talking about the struggle to get enough sleep at night, although that is important. When was the last time you got rest for your soul? My friend Asheritah Ciuciu joined me for a chat about finding true rest in Jesus. She is [...]
Becky Harling, author of Rooted Joy: Prioritizing Your Connection to Christ and Your Friends shares candidly about how to overcome weariness you may be experiencing through the holidays. Each idea, each thought is designed to create some space in order for you to acknowledge and engage in the Lord daily; through prayer, worship, service, and the ingredient that many overlook - BELIEF, to recapture the wonder of Christ this season.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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This message was delivered on November 12, 2023, during our morning service. The text being expounded is Galatians 6:7-10.
When we are overwhelmingly weary, it's easy to want to give up or overlook the signs our bodies and souls are trying to send. Prayer during these times is important to discern when it's time to press through and when it's time to let go. In today's episode, learn how to pray best when you're tired and weary. Download Christina's Free 5-Day Prayer Guide to help you put into practice the powerful habit of prayer. Take the Prayer Personality Quiz to learn how you best Hear from God and communicate with Him: https://www.prayquiz.com.CONNECT WITH CHRISTINA:Go to her site, www.belovedwomen.org, and study the Bible with her in the Beloved Women app available in the Apple and Google Play stores, where she invites busy women to fill up on God's love and truth through online Bible study, practical Christian living, and authentic womanhood. https://www.belovedwomen.org/join/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us. Scriptures are taken from ESV. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Galatians 6:7-10 KJV  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tasha-mack9/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tasha-mack9/support
Today Dai Hankey is bringing some gospel grace to our weary souls. If you don't know him, Dai is a church planter in Cardiff, Wales, and the founder of Red Community, a Christian charity that fights human trafficking. He is the author of Hopeward: Gospel Grace for Weary Souls. Speaking from a personal experience of burnout, Dai will come alongside those of us who feel weary to explore what it looks like to lean on Jesus and to enjoy his rest. We pray this episode encourages you to find your hope and rest in Christ. FULL SHOW NOTES REST FOR THE WEARY SERIES RESOURCES DISCUSSION QUESTIONS What is your personal experience with burnout and weariness? What comfort do you draw from Jesus' words in Matthew 11:28-30? Are there ways that you have seen God use your weaknesses to display his power and strength? Where in God's Word have you found nourishment when you feel weak and weary? Consider memorizing this passage this week. What might you do or implement in light of what you learned in this week's episode? FOR MORE Support Journeywomen: Give Podcast Sponsors Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Share the podcast by writing a review Interviews do not imply Journeywomen's endorsement of all writings and positions of the interviewee or any other resources mentioned. On the Journeywomen podcast we'll come alongside you in the seasons and challenges of life to move you to know and love God and his Word, to find your hope in the gospel, and to invest deeply in your local church as you go out on mission for the glory of God.
Another church note from Jen Deleon titled “Never Give Up On Love” here this note based on singleness, healing, relationships, timing, and learning from the past while moving forward. Let's make sure our relationship with The LORD is excellent and awesome; then further in our journey The LORD will place the right people in our life at the right time.
From the diary of the famous 18th century preacher, John Wesley. . . Sunday morning, May 5 “Preached in St. Anne's. Was asked not to come back anymore.” Sunday evening, May 5 Preached in St. John's. Deacons said "Get out and stay out." Sunday morning, May 12 Preached in St. Jude's. Can't go back there,…
So many people seem to be exhausted and drained personally and with all that is happening in the world around us. If there's anyone who deserves to feel that way, it's God. He made promises to people who often forget to remember them. Yet, God continues to keep his word to a forgetful people. In today's message we talk about not losing hope, especially when you are exhausted, because we serve "A God Who Never Grows Weary."Link: https://restoration.subspla.sh/hxrtrr5#thehappyrabbi #seattle #jewish #messianic #restorationseattle #JewishinSeattle
You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!To learn more about Nighswander Ministries, visit nighswander.org.SCRIPTURES REFERENCEDPhilippians 4:12-13 NLT, John 4:6, 27-34 NLT, Isaiah 40:28-31 NLTSERMON LINK: Strength for the Weary
90 second relief… let it sink in. “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” — Matthew 11:28 Perhaps life's pressures and demands have left you feeling exhausted. If that's the case, you might be taking on life with too much heaviness.Often, we don't become weary in our muscles but in our minds. We are overwhelmed with that feeling of being utterly swamped.Let this scripture melt into your consciousness like a spiritual soothing tablet. As you focus your thoughts on Jesus, He will provide you with rest. And how does He accomplish this? One way is by teaching you His approach to work."Learn from me," He suggests. That means to adopt His method of working. "My yoke is easy and my burden is light" (Matthew 11:30). In essence, take it easy. Don't force or pull hard; rather, relax. Tackle one task at a time with a gentle hand and a relaxed approach.Now that you've heard it, see it, find it in scripture, write it out, say it, live it, and share it. Inspired by: Norman Vincent Peale's “Though Conditioners” I'll text you all 40, just opt in here. https://thehvmc.com/thought-conditioners-opt-in
Weary of nonstop climate doom? Listen to a trio of environmental experts examine promising developments, signs of hope and viable solutions for a greener, more sustainable future. Climate scientist Joëlle Gergis (Humanity's Moment: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope), inventor and scientist Saul Griffith (The Big Switch), and environmental advocate Claire O'Rourke (Together We Can: Everyday Australian's doing amazing things to give our planet a future) offer an empowering vision for stemming the climate crisis, in conversation with Simon Holmes à Court. This episode was recorded live at the 2023 Sydney Writers' Festival. If you enjoyed this episode, please rate and follow our channel. Sydney Writers' Festival podcasts are available on all major podcast platforms. After more? Follow Sydney Writers' Festival on social media:Instagram: @sydwritersfestFacebook: @SydWritersFestTwitter: @SydWritersFestTikTok: @sydwritersfestSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today we're talking to with our friend Melissa Kruger about how to have hope in the hard moments of life. We pray this episode encourages you to look to the Lord in whatever hardship you're facing today. Melissa Kruger serves as vice president of discipleship programming for The Gospel Coalition (TGC). She's the author of multiple books, including The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World, Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood, Growing Together: Taking Mentoring Beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests, and Wherever You Go I Want You to Know. Her husband, Mike, is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte and they have three children. FULL SHOW NOTES REST FOR THE WEARY SERIES RESOURCES DISCUSSION QUESTIONS What has contributed to seasons of hardship in your life? Share if you feel comfortable. Has the gap between your expectations and reality ever led you to personal discontent or despair? What Scripture passages help you anchor yourself in truth as you're navigating hardship? Consider memorizing the passage(s) this week. What are tangible steps you can take to prioritize time with the Lord in his Word? What might you do or implement based on what you learned in this week's episode? FOR MORE Support Journeywomen: Give Podcast Sponsors Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Share the podcast by writing a review Interviews do not imply Journeywomen's endorsement of all writings and positions of the interviewee or any other resources mentioned. On the Journeywomen podcast we'll come alongside you in the seasons and challenges of life to move you to know and love God and his Word, to find your hope in the gospel, and to invest deeply in your local church as you go out on mission for the glory of God.
If you're bowed down, if you're weary, if you're about to faint: wait expectantly on the Lord, He will give you power and a fresh infusion of strength. VF-1924 Isaiah 40:12-31 Watch, Listen and Learn 24x7 at PastorMelissaScott.com Pastor Melissa Scott teaches from Faith Center in Glendale. Call 1-800-338-3030 24x7 to leave a message for Pastor Scott. You may make reservations to attend a live service, leave a prayer request or make a commitment. Pastor Scott appreciates messages and reads them often during live broadcasts. Follow @Pastor_Scott on Twitter and visit her official Facebook page @Pastor.M.Scott. Download Pastor Scott's "Understand the Bible" app for iPhone, iPad and iPod at the Apple App Store and for Android devices in the Google Store. Pastor Scott can also be seen 24x7 on Roku and Amazon Fire on the "Understand the Bible?" channel. ©2023 Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D., All Rights Reserved
Steve and Jeff head into the second hour discussing stringing together a couple of W's and who better to help get us there than Rashid Shaheed, Chris Olave has been pretty quiet these past few weeks as he looks to bounce back to that star WR 1 role that he was touted as before the season, who is Tyson Bagent, the Bears undrafted division II rookie QB that is taking the field against the Saints, and we hear from Darren Rizzi, special teams coordinator for the Saints, on the Saints punting and undrafted free agent rookie Lou Hedley's progress going forward, and Deuce McAllister, Saints radio color analyst, on his keys to a Saints victory over Chicago in stopping the run and keeping DJ Moore in check with Marshon Lattimore, the Saints are heavy favorites heading into today's game but against the spread, this game could be a weird one, and finally our fantasy picks and score predictions.
In Isaiah 40, some super encouraging words are written by the prophet Isaiah. This week Jim and Pam will discuss a little each day and ask you the question asked by him, “Have you not heard?” Don't miss a single day. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Today we're talking to Jamie Dunlop about one of the things that we can all probably say contributes to weariness in our lives: dealing with difficult people. Instead of running away from the relationships that drive us crazy, Jamie encourages us to pursue unity in Christ and to build genuine friendships across all of our differences as an opportunity to display the power of the gospel. Jamie serves as Associate Pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and is the author of Love the Ones Who Drive You Crazy. We pray this conversation encourages you to extend a hand of friendship across the aisle and move toward members of your local church in love. FULL SHOW NOTES REST FOR THE WEARY SERIES RESOURCES DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR MORE Support Journeywomen: Give Podcast Sponsors Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Share the podcast by writing a review Interviews do not imply Journeywomen's endorsement of all writings and positions of the interviewee or any other resources mentioned. On the Journeywomen podcast we'll come alongside you in the seasons and challenges of life to move you to know and love God and his Word, to find your hope in the gospel, and to invest deeply in your local church as you go out on mission for the glory of God.
In this edition, Rabbi Dobrusin speaks about a beautiful phrase in this week's haftarah reading from the book of Isaiah.
Are you weary? Do you need some deep soul rest? Sarah Hauser, author of All Who are Weary joins us today to share her story and offer hope that there is a way through weariness, even if our circumstances don't change. Connect with Sarah on Instagram and sarahjhauser.com Connect with Kirsten on Instagram Show notes are more are at kirstenvossler.com Your free guide to 5 Ways to Increase Your Joy Level Today is here!
Today we're chatting with Jessica Mathisen about serving in the seasons in which you feel like you need to be served. We pray this conversation encourages you not to become weary in doing good, knowing that at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. If you don't know Jessica, she lives outside of Atlanta with her husband and three kids. As a writer, Bible teacher, podcaster, and coach, her passion is to communicate God's love to others through words and relationships. She has written several books, her latest of which is An Overwhelming Hope: How the Spirit Brings Peace to Our Storms. We hope Jessica's story of God's faithfulness to her through seasons of transition, change, and weakness reminds you of his faithfulness to you too. FULL SHOW NOTES REST FOR THE WEARY SERIES RESOURCES DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Have you ever felt exhausted or weary in your service of others? Write or share your experience. How does the gospel empower you when you feel like you have nothing left to give? What passages of Scripture encourage and strengthen you as you serve out of your weakness? How have you experienced being served and cared for by your local church? What might you do or implement in light of what you learned from this week's episode? FOR MORE Support Journeywomen: Give Podcast Sponsors Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Share the podcast by writing a review Interviews do not imply Journeywomen's endorsement of all writings and positions of the interviewee or any other resources mentioned. On the Journeywomen podcast we'll come alongside you in the seasons and challenges of life to move you to know and love God and his Word, to find your hope in the gospel, and to invest deeply in your local church as you go out on mission for the glory of God.
Have you ever been afraid of the Other Side? Nervous around words like crystals, healing, and spirituality? Were you raised to think all things metaphysical were blasphemous or scary? Or simply didn't work? If so, you will find today's episode interesting, and hopefully, comforting. Inspired by an Other Side Guides listener (you guys are the best!), today we explore what gives spirituality a bad rap, how skepticism is taught, and why young children often gravitate toward healing modalities long before they are told not to. Why is it that fear of the unknown is natural for many, while others are intrigued? We will also discuss ways to cleanse, clear, and meditate with your crystals... just as you can cleanse, clear, and meditate on your religious (or lack thereof) upbringing. So join us today, because Earth School is hard, but context brings clarity.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today we're sharing a conversation with Emily Jensen where she shares some much-needed encouragement for those who are feeling weak! If you don't know her, Emily is the co-founder and content director at Risen Motherhood, co-author of the Risen Motherhood book, and author of a new book called He Is Strong: Devotions for When You Feel Weak. We pray that this conversation serves to bolster your faith in the One who is truly your steadfast foundation amidst all the challenges of life. FULL SHOW NOTES REST FOR THE WEARY SERIES RESOURCES DISCUSSION QUESTIONS How have you personally experienced weakness? Where have you found strength amidst your weaknesses? Is there a particular Scripture that has brought you encouragement? (Consider memorizing the passage!) How does God's character—strong, steadfast, sovereign—bring you encouragement during your seasons of weariness? Is there someone around you who might be feeling weak and weary? How might you come alongside them in their weakness? What might you do or implement based on what you learned in this week's episode? FOR MORE Support Journeywomen: Give Podcast Sponsors Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Share the podcast by writing a review Interviews do not imply Journeywomen's endorsement of all writings and positions of the interviewee or any other resources mentioned. On the Journeywomen podcast we'll come alongside you in the seasons and challenges of life to move you to know and love God and his Word, to find your hope in the gospel, and to invest deeply in your local church as you go out on mission for the glory of God.
Today we're talking to Kristen Wetherell about where we can look to for hope and help when our souls are weary. Spoiler alert—it's the one place we talk about all the time here at the Journeywomen Podcast: God's Word. Kristen's newest book, Help for the Hungry Soul shares eight encouragements to grow your appetite for God's Word. We pray that this episode will stir your affection for God's Word and that it will encourage you to look to Scripture as your help in the midst of seasons of weariness. FULL SHOW NOTES REST FOR THE WEARY SERIES RESOURCES DISCUSSION QUESTIONS What truth from this episode resonated most with you? How has God's Word brought you comfort in seasons of weariness? How has your local church body supported you in seasons of weariness? What Scriptures have you clung to in the midst of difficult seasons? Consider memorizing one of those passages this week. What might you do or implement in light of what you learned in this week's episode? FOR MORE Support Journeywomen: Give Podcast Sponsors Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook Share the podcast by writing a review Interviews do not imply Journeywomen's endorsement of all writings and positions of the interviewee or any other resources mentioned. On the Journeywomen podcast we'll come alongside you in the seasons and challenges of life to move you to know and love God and his Word, to find your hope in the gospel, and to invest deeply in your local church as you go out on mission for the glory of God.