Category Archives: Sharing

#96 – Spiritual Ideas: Ephesians, part 1

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This is the first in a series of podcasts with teaching from the book of Ephesians.  The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to a church he loved deeply from a Roman prison.  He clearly outlines the Good News of Jesus and then tells his readers what that means for people who follow Him.

In this section from Chapter 1, Paul tells us about the “spiritual blessings” God has bestowed on us; what they are and how to attain them.  Join me as we enumerate these blessings and talk about the key to unlocking them.

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#94-Miracles: 32 True Stories

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We’re happy to announce this week that the book we’ve been sampling for the past two weeks is now available to be purchased and downloaded.  Click this link to find out how to purchase Avatars of Websufer at a special low price from CD Baby.  Listen to the podcast to find out how to get your FREE COPY of the audio book!

Our featured book this week is Miracles: 32 True Stories, by Joanie Hileman.  Thirty-two stories of how God is active in the lives of ordinary people.  Thirty-two stories which will inspire and uplift.  All narrator and author proceeds for this book will be donated to Every Eye Will See Him Ministries.  This organization seeks to provide medical and other help to the impoverished people of Haiti.  Get an audio book! Help a people!

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#90-The Christmas Story & the Holiday Giftaway

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This week, I take most of the podcast to re-tell the Christmas Story – that miraculous event which brought the world the Savior we all need.  Not only do we hear the story, but I share music which is appropriate for the events of the story.

 

 

We also share a new question for our Holiday Giftaway.  Correctly answer the question about the story of Christmas, and you’ll get to download a free audio book!  What a deal!

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#72-Headlines

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Headlines IconThis week, we’re stepping away from the world of audio books to look at the timeless word of spiritual ideas.  Let me start with a question: Are you afraid?  Do you look at the headlines or hear the stories on TV news and quake from fear?  How do you cope with that fear?

Some people want to spend a lot of time and money and effort in extreme preparation.  So, we have shows on TV, like “Doomsday Preppers” from National Geograhic.  “A show dedicated to ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it.”  Some people may be paralyzed by fear.  Others may just put it out of their minds.

What should be a Christian’s response to the headlines and news stories we see and hear?  Should we be preppers?  Or hide from it?  Or ignore it?  Do we realize that fear is Satan’s greatest weapon among people of faith?

This week, I want to share a lesson from the preacher at my congregation, Clear Creek Church of Christ, as he discusses what God’s Word has to say about times like these.

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#55-ReCast: An Interview with Becky Wooley

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Non-Prophet Murders coverBecky WooleyIf you listened last week, you know that we are going to feature some older podcasts as “re-casts” for the next four weeks while I move and re-build my studio in a new home.  This week’s re-cast features my friend and author, Becky Wooley.  As a minister’s wife and church secretary, she has the inside scoop on how churches run.  And she has taken that information and some great imagination to write the clerical crime novel, Non-Prophet Murders.   Grit along with three pastors find themselves the target of a killer.  Can Grit and his girlfriend, Grace, find the killer before he or she strikes again!  Full of humor, satire, and some scary moments, Non-Prophet Murders keeps you guessing “who-dun-it.”  Listen and find out how she does it!

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#44-Upside Down Blessings

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blessings copyThis week, we go back to the world of spiritual ideas to talk about “blessings.”  Each week, I end this podcast with an exhortation to “share you blessings with someone else.”  The question is, “What are our blessings?”  Are they the things we have?  The people we know?  The life we lead?  Jesus tells us about blessings and this lesson from my home church talks about those definitions in the context of Jesus’ birth.

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#42-The Story of Christmas

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birth-of-jesusIt’s two days before Christmas as I write this.  The season of giving, receiving, family, friends, fellowship, and food is upon us.  But, will we take time to remember the reason for this season?  Will we take time – individually and corporately – to celebrate, to contemplate, to remember the One who gave us the most important gift of all?  “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son.  And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.  God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was.  He came to help, to put the world right again.” (John 3:16, The Message)  This podcast celebrates this gift in words and music.  Enjoy!

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#34-What is the Gospel’s response to sexual immorality

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FAQ #5-Sexual immoralityThis week, we examine the fifth and final Frequently Asked Question – questions that people ask about God by looking at the Gospel’s response to sexual immorality.  This answer may surprise you!  But, you’ll never know without listening!

 

The scriptures and links referred to in this podcast are listed below:

John 1:1, 14

John 4:23

Leviticus 18:4

Leviticus 18:6, 8-18

Leviticus 18:20; 20:10

Leviticus 18:21

Leviticus 18:22; 20:18

Leviticus 18:23

Leviticus 18:24-25

1 Corinthians 6:16-20

John 8:2-6

John 8:6-8

Romans 3:23

Romans 6:23

1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 11

John 8:9-10

John 8:11

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#33-FAQ: How can I be certain that my decisions reflect God’s will for my life?

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FAQ #4-God's willWe continue looking at the five tough questions people ask about God.  This week is a more internal question than the others: How can I be certain that my decisions reflect God’s will for my life?  Again, I feature the teaching of Joey Davis from the Clear Creek Church of Christ on this topic.  Your comments are always welcome.

Here are links to the scriptures referred to in this lesson:

1 Timothy 2:3-4

Ephesians 5:15-17

Micah 6:1-4; 6-8

Numbers 13

James 4:8

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#31-FAQ: On God and Suffering

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FAQ #2-Just GodWe continue our look at five tough questions which are asked about God when Christians begin to share their faith outside of the church building’s walls.  This week’s question: If God is loving and just, why does he allow suffering and injustice?  Listen for some answers.

Scriptures referenced in this podcast are:

2 Peter 3:9

1 Peter 1:6-9

Daniel 3:24-25

Isaiah 43:1-3

Matthew 27:46

Psalm 22

2 Corinthians 5:21

1 Peter 1:3-5

1 Corinthians 15:54-57