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16
Sep 2019

Episode 23: The Best Parenting Manual (video)

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The Word of God is powerful, Holy Spirit inspired, and unlike any other written work ever! It was written over 1500 years, with the newest parts more than 1500 years ago, and yet it is the most relevant and accurate tool to equip you to be the parent you want to be for your kids!

Enjoy some laughs (probably at us) while we talk about helping your kids to fall in love with the Bible!

16
Sep 2019

Episode 23: The Best Parenting Manual (audio)

The Word of God is powerful, Holy Spirit inspired, and unlike any other written work ever! It was written over 1500 years, with the newest parts more than 1500 years ago, and yet it is the most relevant and accurate tool to equip you to be the parent you want to be for your kids!

Enjoy some laughs (probably at us) while we talk about helping your kids to fall in love with the Bible!

9
Sep 2019

Episode 22: Every Solution We Need (video)

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There's an easy way to discover every solution you need.

And you don't even need to go to the church to find it - the key is easily accessible within your home! The Power of God is present when you do this, your mind becomes renewed to the thoughts of God about yourself and others, and you become grounded in who God is more and more!

Want to rediscover this powerful, supernatural tool that God has given to us to discover Him in new ways, the solutions you need and tips on how to get your kids to engage God in this way? Then don't miss this episode!

9
Sep 2019

Episode 22: Every Solution You Need (audio)

There's an easy way to discover every solution you need.

And you don't even need to go to the church to find it - the key is easily accessible within your home! The Power of God is present when you do this, your mind becomes renewed to the thoughts of God about yourself and others, and you become grounded in who God is more and more!

Want to rediscover this powerful, supernatural tool that God has given to us to discover Him in new ways, the solutions you need and tips on how to get your kids to engage God in this way?

Then don't miss this episode!

2
Sep 2019

Episode 21: Anger Danger (audio)

Anger Danger

We all have triggers - that one thing that just rubs us the wrong way and usually creates a reaction. But Jesus got angry, right?

Let's discover together God's plan - how we should live as new creations, and if it is even possible!

 

Scriptures we used in this podcast, or while studying for it:

Psalm 119:41-42

"Let your love, God, shape my life with salvation, exactly as you promised;
Then I’ll be able to stand up to mockery because I trusted your Word."

John 14:29-31

I’ve told you this ahead of time, before it happens, so that when it does happen, the confirmation will deepen your belief in me. I’ll not be talking with you much more like this because the chief of this godless world is about to attack. But don’t worry—he has nothing on me, no claim on me. But so the world might know how thoroughly I love the Father, I am carrying out my Father’s instructions right down to the last detail.

Get up. Let’s go. It’s time to leave here.

Psalm 139:16-19

The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.

Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful!
God, I’ll never comprehend them!
I couldn’t even begin to count them—
any more than I could count the sand of the sea.
Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!

Romans 12:1-2

"So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.
Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it.
Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you."

Ephesians 4:31-32

"Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you."

Proverbs 6:16-19

"Here are six things God hates, and one more that he loathes with a passion:
 
eyes that are arrogant, a tongue that lies, hands that murder the innocent, a heart that hatches evil plots, feet that race down a wicked track, a mouth that lies under oath, a troublemaker in the family."
2
Sep 2019

Episode 21: Anger Danger (video)

Watch Now:

Anger Danger

We all have triggers - that one thing that just rubs us the wrong way and usually creates a reaction. But Jesus got angry, right?

Let's discover together God's plan - how we should live as new creations, and if it is even possible!

 

Scriptures we used in this podcast, or while studying for it:

Psalm 119:41-42

"Let your love, God, shape my life with salvation, exactly as you promised;
Then I’ll be able to stand up to mockery because I trusted your Word."

John 14:29-31

I’ve told you this ahead of time, before it happens, so that when it does happen, the confirmation will deepen your belief in me. I’ll not be talking with you much more like this because the chief of this godless world is about to attack. But don’t worry—he has nothing on me, no claim on me. But so the world might know how thoroughly I love the Father, I am carrying out my Father’s instructions right down to the last detail.

Get up. Let’s go. It’s time to leave here.

Psalm 139:16-19

The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.

Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful!
God, I’ll never comprehend them!
I couldn’t even begin to count them—
any more than I could count the sand of the sea.
Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!

Romans 12:1-2

"So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.
Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it.
Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you."

Ephesians 4:31-32

"Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you."

Proverbs 6:16-19

"Here are six things God hates, and one more that he loathes with a passion:
 
eyes that are arrogant, a tongue that lies, hands that murder the innocent, a heart that hatches evil plots, feet that race down a wicked track, a mouth that lies under oath, a troublemaker in the family."
26
Aug 2019

Episode 20: Kids and Bullies (audio)

Kids and Bullies - How to respond like Jesus

At some point in their life, our kids will encounter a bully or another kid who is not treating them right. As Christians, how should we deal with that in a godly way? Do we treat them the way the world does, or is there a higher path? Although the truths are not something you'll hear everyday, it is a key to training up your kids to know what to engage with God in difficult situations!

Scriptures we referred to or used in our study for this podcast:

Ephesians 6:12

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."

2 Corinthians 10:3-4

"For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds."

Romans 12:12, 14, 17-21

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay,' says the Lord.
On the contrary: 'If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.'
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
 
Matthew 5:43-48
 
You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that.
I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves.
This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty.
If all you do is love the lovable, do you expect a bonus? Anybody can do that.
If you simply say hello to those who greet you, do you expect a medal? Any run-of-the-mill sinner does that.
In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up. You’re kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.

 

26
Aug 2019

Episode 20: Kids and Bullies (video)

Watch Now:

Kids and Bullies - How to respond like Jesus

At some point in their life, our kids will encounter a bully or another kid who is not treating them right. As Christians, how should we deal with that in a godly way? Do we treat them the way the world does, or is there a higher path? Although the truths are not something you'll hear everyday, it is a key to training up your kids to know what to engage with God in difficult situations!

Scriptures we referred to or used in our study for this podcast:

Ephesians 6:12

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."

2 Corinthians 10:3-4

"For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds."

Romans 12:12, 14, 17-21

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay,' says the Lord.
On the contrary: 'If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.'
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
 
Matthew 5:43-48
 
You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that.
I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves.
This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty.
If all you do is love the lovable, do you expect a bonus? Anybody can do that.
If you simply say hello to those who greet you, do you expect a medal? Any run-of-the-mill sinner does that.
In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up. You’re kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.

 

19
Aug 2019

Episode 19: The Only Question (video)

Watch Now:

What if there was one question you could ask in any situation?

Having a great day? Ask this question!

Having a tough day? Ask this question!

Need to know how to deal with friends? Ask this question!

Wondering what God has planned for you? Ask this question!

 

The truth is that there is one question that will give you the answer to all of these. In fact, it's the only question we should be focused on.

19
Aug 2019

Episode 19: The Only Question (audio)

What if there was one question you could ask in any situation?

Having a great day? Ask this question!

Having a tough day? Ask this question!

Need to know how to deal with friends? Ask this question!

Wondering what God has planned for you? Ask this question!

 

The truth is that there is one question that will give you the answer to all of these. In fact, it's the only question we should be focused on.