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Eric Metaxas: "Satanic Evil Rules and Reigns in Periods"

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:54 min | 3 weeks ago

Eric Metaxas: "Satanic Evil Rules and Reigns in Periods"

"I have, we're basically looming on the edge of the apocalypse. And I'm not exaggerating. Where's the church, Eric? He wrote the most beautiful book. People are coming up to me all the time. And they're saying, letter to the American. I'm not just saying this, Eric, you know, I wouldn't butter you up unless it was true. People are saying it changed their life. Literally, it's the most important book. Just remind our audience about the book. And look, talk about our pastor summit. We got a big deal coming next week. We're going to do something about it, Eric. Well, listen, this is something this is tough stuff, okay? You're way younger than I am, but I'm just here to say part of the reason the church is not waking up or is waking up very, very slowly is because most people have never lived through anything like this. Most American Christians have never had to deal with what we call evil, satanic evil. And we want to pretend it's not happening. We want to pretend like, oh, it's just a bad patch, and we'll get back to normal. Historically, that's garbage. Historically, satanic evil rules and rains at periods, okay? When the death camps existed in Germany. Now, any American Christian who wants to bracket that and say, well, that was unique. That was like a weird thing. That can't happen here. That's theologically preposterous. You have as much evil in you and we have as much evil in America. Germany did during that period. Jesus is the answer today and was then, they had the excuse that the Holocaust had never happened and they never thought things could get that bad. We don't have that excuse. But the fact of the matter is Charlie, no kidding. Most people can not process. And I get that because it's been hard for me to process how evil things are. Many people just look away. Many people, they have coping mechanisms, but the fact of the matter is, the reason I wrote the book letter to the American jerks. And I can't take credit. I say this as earnestly as I can. God led me to write this.

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Fresh update on "jesus" discussed on Evangelism on SermonAudio

Evangelism on SermonAudio

00:00 min | 9 hrs ago

Fresh update on "jesus" discussed on Evangelism on SermonAudio

"And I want to be in a good evangelist or a soul winner or leading others to the Lord Jesus Christ, first of all, you and I need to acknowledge ourself with assurance we know the Lord Jesus Christ. See, that was many times people just get confused, you know. We are afraid that what kind of question people are going to ask us, you know. Many times people have the theory, but not practical. I had a student in our Bible college, he's from Catholic's background. Even somebody ask him, he will tell, I'm Nair. Because he is nothing to do with Nair, but because of the soul winning and want to bring people, he just kind of following. So, four years he study your bachelor degrees. Every week end, he go for giving tracts. He brought many people to the church. Invited come people to church because he thought that it's an obligation he has to do with something or to impress something, please something. Maybe after four years, he did four years that. The last maybe week, just before the graduation, the Sunday, I was preaching from John chapter 15. I am the true wine, the other branches, you know. Just to be and explain the inseparable relationship with the believer with God, Jesus Christ. Everybody astonished when we gave invitation, Matthew walked down to the aisle and he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ that day. Until that time, everybody was astonished in the church. A man goes and bring people, invite them. And then I just, that afternoon, I was in my home, he came and knock on my door and that we had the privilege to lead him to the Lord Jesus Christ, prayed and understood. And then I said, Matthew, so you always go for solvency. I learned that Jesus Christ the only way, but I learned that, but I really, I did not know that he was in my heart. Sometimes people involve that. Here, it's a different, the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to Paul. The word he said, Lord, what will thou have me to do? That question arose to the Lord Jesus Christ. Never again, Paul regretted about that question. He followed and kept on going on the Lord Jesus Christ.

Dennis Prager Unpacks One of His Most "Controversial" Statements

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:29 min | 3 weeks ago

Dennis Prager Unpacks One of His Most "Controversial" Statements

"Controversial when women say they're not in the mood. Yeah, of course it's controversial. You wrote a column on it. Yes, I wrote a column and daily codes said that I advocated marital rape. One thing people lost understand about the left. They're not just mean and vicious and. Dishonest. They're shallow. People must understand if you're not shallow, you can't be a leftist. You could be a liberal. You could be a conservative. That's very interesting. At that point is very deep about how shallow the left. That's right. It is a deep point about their shallowness. In fact, they're deeply shallow. They're shallow misses deep. How's that? Well, now you really got me. Yeah, well, I was just one upping your witticism. So anyway, they wrote that I was advocating marital rape. What I wrote, and it's on the Internet. It's like ten years old. When a wife is not in the mood, I think that that's correct. That's what by the way, the irony is my grandmother knew this, who never graduated high school. In other words, a hundred years ago, women were far more sophisticated in their knowledge of men than they are today because they go to college now. Isn't that amazing? It totally amazing. So yes, so my argument is what in life should mood ever dictate. And I said, what if your husband said, I'm not in the mood to go to work? You have an obligation. Marriage is obligations. In Judaism, which is my fundamental value system, it is a contract, it is called a contract. A katuba, a man gives a contract, katuba means contract. The IOU X you owe me Y it is understood and by the way, so is it in the New Testament? Correct? Yes. That's correct. Well, it's a covenant is the word we use. Well, perfectly. Which is also taken from Judaism and the Torah. Yeah, and we can set to be even a higher level of the Catholic faith that's a sacrament. Yes, before the sacrament in the Catholic faith. That's right. And Christianity, it says Jesus with the church as mandatory. His body is yours. And your body is his well, that really runs it. So that's why they hate you they are Christian values, because we say mood, again, back to heart. Yes. We don't believe the heart is a good guide. The left does.

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Fresh update on "jesus" discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

00:13 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "jesus" discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

"No, he says, I want you to rejoice in this, that your names are past tense, already engraved, already written in heaven. You're already accepted. Your place is already there. You're already loved. Now, how in the world can he make such a claim? Here's how. In Luke chapter 9, did you know that Jesus met Moses? In Luke chapter 9, Jesus goes to the top of a mountain. He's on the heights. And on those heights, with his disciples, suddenly he began to shine, glorious he became, was the transfiguration. And Moses and Elijah appeared, and Luke chapter 9, verse 31, says something that no English translation quite knows what to do with. It says they begin to talk to Jesus about, most translations say his departure, or his going forth, or something. But in the Greek, it literally says that Moses and Jesus were talking about his exodus, Jesus's exodus, that he was about to accomplish. Can you imagine? Here's Moses showing up and saying, I pulled off a great exodus. Oh, you should have been there. But the exodus you're about to pull off is the ultimate one. What is he talking about? Here's what he's talking about. Moses risked his life to liberate the children of Israel from political and social bondage. But Jesus, the ultimate Moses, gave his life in order to liberate us not just from political and social bondage, but from evil and sin and death itself. See, the first Moses risked his life to liberate his people, but the ultimate Moses gave his life, not only that. The first Moses slew a lamb and put the blood on the doorposts so that children of Israel could be forgiven and they could be liberated. But the ultimate Moses was the lamb. It was his blood that he gave so that we could be forgiven, so that we could be liberated from sin and evil and death. And the first Moses engraved the names, engraved the names of the children of Israel on precious stones, on sapphires and rubies and diamonds, on precious stones and put them on the breastplate of the high priest, his brother Aaron. So his brother Aaron, when he was ministering in the tabernacle, had the names of the children of Israel engraved over his heart.

Stephen Strang Describes "Spirit-Led Living in an Upside-Down World"

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:14 min | 3 weeks ago

Stephen Strang Describes "Spirit-Led Living in an Upside-Down World"

"Your book, I want to be clear coming out very soon. It's called spirit led living in an upside down world. So Steven strang, author, a businessman, founder of charisma, magazine. In a nutshell, do you say in your book spirit led living in an upside down world? We know the world is upside down. If you have eyes to see and ears to hear, you get that. Well, when charisma started in 1975, we used the slogan magazine about spirit led living. I never had any idea that it would kind of be our theme over the years, but really every single person who serves Jesus Christ needs to be led by the spirit and every generation. It's just that it's more desperate now. In the same way that when somebody goes through a terrible tragedy, they reach out to God. They suddenly need God, things are getting desperate. And just to survive and not be sucked into it, we've got to get serious about God. We've got to be led by the spirit. In all the ways that you would understand, which we want love, joy peace, patience, goodness, all those things. Those are fruit of the spirit and we need power for miracles to overcome the enemy. These are other things that these are called gifts of the spirit, just to survive, then meanwhile, I go into how bad things are, I have a whole chapter on the tribulation, I grew up kind of thinking the tribulation was going to happen after my lifespan, but now it's looking like we're beginning to see the beginning of it with one world government and the chips. There's now the technology to do the mark of the beast before people sort of didn't understand what it would be or own that'll never happen. There's actually the beginning of that now. How are we going to stand strongly? You can't even buy groceries or your cancel. Some people are canceled. It's just that they don't cancel everyone. They basically don't cancel the ones who go along to get along, like you wrote about in Germany.

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Fresh update on "jesus" discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

00:08 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "jesus" discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

"It's not a prayer. Is he talking to his listeners? No, it's not a sermon. Who's he talking to? Psalm 103, very famous psalm. Praise the Lord, oh, my soul. Bless the Lord, oh, my soul. And do not forget all his benefits. Who's he talking to? My soul. Who's he talking to? He's remembering. What he is saying is, I've got to connect what I know about God and what he's done in the past to my present. My favorite example of this is in Luke chapter 8. That's one of the accounts in the gospels of the famous story of Jesus stilling the storm. Jesus is on a boat with his disciples and a terrible storm comes up. And the disciples are panicked. And they go to Jesus and they say, master, don't you care that we're perishing? We're going to die. Don't you even care? And Jesus stills the storm and then he turns to them and he says, and I love the way he says it in Luke chapter 8, where is your faith? Notice he doesn't say, you poor guys, you need more faith. We'll pray for you. He says, where is your faith? You know what he's doing? He's saying, you know who I am. You've seen what I've done. You've got the faith. Get it out. It should be here. Where is it? You're not remembering. And, you know, remembering is actually a rather, if you think about it, the word is actually a rather grisly metaphor. What's your memory? Your hand, your finger, your arm, your leg. And it's been cut off. And now you're putting it back. You're reconnecting it. You're sewing it back on. And what remembering is this, Jesus is saying, you know who I am, but you're not connecting it to the storm. You know who I am, but you're not connecting it to your heart in the storm. There is no reason for you to panic because you're not remembering. And see, rejoicing in tribulation says, instead of you looking at the storm, instead of looking at the waves, instead of looking at the circumstances, you go back to the gospel, you go back to the Exodus, you go back to what God has done. You know who he is. You know what he's done. What does it mean if he was raised Jesus from the dead? What does that mean to me now? And you're repeating and you're remembering. But not only that, you're rejoicing. Now, see, this word rejoicing, please think about this. This can't simply refer to feeling. In Philippians chapter 4, Paul says, rejoice in the Lord always. And again, I say rejoice, very famous phrase.

Find Freedom in Knowing Jesus Defeated Death

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:39 min | 3 weeks ago

Find Freedom in Knowing Jesus Defeated Death

"We actually believe that Jesus defeated death on the cross, then we are utterly free to say to speak the truth. We're not supposed to say, well, this will happen to me or that will happen to me. We're supposed to have this joyous freedom that he has given us by dying and defeating death on the cross rising from the dead. And in a way, if you have a full throated faith in that Jesus, you're free. And if you don't, you're not free. You're afraid you're governed by fear. You're looking around wondering where the consequences are. And we have, I guess, because we've been so blessed as a nation and as a culture, we really gotten soft and unwilling to pay the prices that previous generations have had to pay and so that's why we've just kind of drifted to where we are. But as we've been saying in the conversation, people some people are waking up. Some people, but what I get excited about is that there's a lot of non believers waking up. And voicing common sense, truths, and in a sense, and God always does this, shaming Christians into who do I have to listen to to hear common sense, a comedian, or whatever I should be hearing it from my fellow Christians, I should be hearing it from the pulpit. So there's just something interesting happening in the culture that things are so bad that a lot of people who are just noticing that these things are preposterous are daring to talk about them and when a lot of Christians are kind of hanging back.

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Fresh update on "jesus" discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

00:10 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "jesus" discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

"Why four gospels? Why wasn't one enough? They're covering the same territory. I mean, by the time you get to the third gospel, you say, yeah, I know he rose on the third day. I know he ate with his disciples the night before he died. Why do I have to learn about this four times? And the answer is because every time it's the same, and yet every time it's different, and it goes in deeper, and your understanding is better, and it's over and over and over. Pharaoh, God warns Pharaoh, you know, sends him two dreams. Joseph gets two dreams about the future. The miracles, so many of the miracles are repeated. Jesus feeds the 4 ,000, Jesus feeds the 5 ,000. You know, I've seen so many skeptical critics that say, well, it's pretty obvious that that's the same thing. That, and the gospels just basically have two contradictory kind of botched versions, you know, accounts of the very same thing. Because Jesus wouldn't, if Jesus fed the 4 ,000, he wouldn't come right back and feed the 5 ,000, which shows that these are people who have never read the Bible. Nothing happens in the Bible once. Everything is happening over and over and over and over again. Why? Michael Wilcock, one of the old British Bible commentators, puts it perfectly like this. Wilcock, first of all, he quotes Psalm 62, 11, which says, once God has spoken, but twice I have heard it. And then he says, God teaches us by this method of repetition through scripture with good reason. The human mind is incurably centrifugal, forever flying off at a tangent. It must be brought back to the great central truths of the gospel, over and over, made, our minds must be made literally to concentrate, to concentrate, to concentrate. Now, here's the point. Jesus Christ on the cross in the moment of his greatest agony, how in the world did he have the presence of mind and soul to shape his response to the most, to searing pain by quoting the Bible?

Was Socrates Anti-Democracy?

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:04 min | 3 weeks ago

Was Socrates Anti-Democracy?

"Here's question number one. Admittedly, I have not read much about the man Socrates other than a philosophy one O one course and college decades ago right now, however, I'm reading a book by IF stone called the trial of Socrates. In this book, the author indicates that Socrates was quite contrary to democracy and that he also seemed somewhat antisocial. Should you rethink the name of your conferences? I get an unexamined life is not worth living quote that probably underpins your event. But however, maybe opaque in the 21st century is a better name. Just a thought God bless you are, I guess, in the 21st century. Yeah. How about, I don't think so. I guess, in the 21st century, you think that that might be better than Socrates in the city. Catchy. I got to be honest with you, friend. I don't think nobody, including Alban just now. Can pronounce it. Tell me, because it's Greek, and I know Slovenian, but no, and the idea that Socrates was contrary to democracy, let me just tell you, he also didn't believe in the lord Jesus. But the reason it's called Socrates in the city is because he was Greek and that's all that matters to me. Ladies and gentlemen, okay? You want to know what matters to me. He's Greek, good enough. No, the fact that he said the unexamined life is not worth living, implies. And I say this almost at the beginning of every Socrates event, by the way, you can go to Socrates in the city dot com and you can watch our most recent events. But he says the unexamined life is not worth living, implying that thinking about the deep questions makes life worth living. In other words, he's positing the idea that there is such a thing as truth.

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Fresh update on "jesus" discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

00:03 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "jesus" discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

"Welcome to Gospel in Life. The Bible isn't a series of disconnected stories, each one a little moral for how to live. On the contrary, it's actually primarily a single story, an account of how the world was made and ruined, how it was rescued through Jesus Christ, and how someday it's going to be remade into a new heaven and new earth.

Uncovering the History of the Pro-Life Movement With Randall Terry

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:54 min | 3 weeks ago

Uncovering the History of the Pro-Life Movement With Randall Terry

"It's interesting that when you're really successful in moving the dialog, the culture, people kind of move on, they forget they're ever was a day when evangelical Christians couldn't care less about the unborn. And it's only because of Francis schaeffer and because of Randall Terry and a handful of others that Christians who claim to believe in Jesus and the Bible suddenly understand, oh, that means killing the unborn is wrong. Fascinating to think about. There's a phrase that I heard years ago. Winners write history. And so every child in America learns about the civil rights movement. Ending the Jim Crow laws and any segregation because they won. The reason that my name and the name of operation rescue is not known to so many young people is because up until now, we haven't won. But now that roe is overturned, there's a documentary crew coming around that I'm a central part of their documentary in its on Frances shaffer. And the whole, it's an HBO documentary and the whole premise of it is that Francis schaefer gave this theology and Randall Terry took it to the streets. So I'm saying to people, look, doctor schaeffer gave us the theology, doctor Martin Luther King gave us the tactics. I just combined them and we went out into the street and it went to seed. So when these tens of thousands of people got arrested, many of them went on into politics. People have been elected to the U.S. House. Many people elected to the U.S. House who were arrested with us. Many people have become campaign managers. They work in campaigns. They've fought to get control of the Republican Party in their area to make it the pro life party. It didn't used to be this way. People don't even know that there were pro life Democrats and pro abortion Republicans.

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Dr. Simone Gold Faces Sentencing in Corrupt Justice System

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:10 min | Last month

Dr. Simone Gold Faces Sentencing in Corrupt Justice System

"Back, talking to doctor Simone gold and John strand. John, how can people find you? John strand dot com. Yes, sir. John strand dot com and doctor Simone gold dot com. Now, we were talking about gold care dot com, which makes me so excited. Thank you, Jesus. That is just the idea that there are people rising up and doing these kinds of things. And it had to get this bad for people to find these solutions, but so this is exciting. But we were talking about your facing sentencing on June 1st. So I hope people will pray. To quote Thomas paine. These are the times that try men's souls. There are many people languishing in jails facing sentencing besides yourself. As a nation, we have to deal with this, just like we had to deal with ugly things in our past, the way we treated the Native Americans, the way we treated blacks, we have a checkered past, but by the grace of God we did the opportunity to face our sins and to repent and to turn away. We're in the middle of that right now with our justice system and particularly with J 6. Well, and with January 6th, people still don't understand it's a lie, actually. Thank God to Tucker Carlson for revealing some of those shocking footage pieces because that cracked the door a little bit. But it's still pervading the public consciousness that this was this really terrible event. And someone actually keyed me into this false dichotomy that were being trapped in. Just like Republican Democrat, like, oh, this side of that, no, no, it's all one cesspool of corruption. And January 6th, they're fooling you into thinking it was either a terrible event because the government's corrupt and weaponized against American citizens, or it was a terrible event because white racist Trump supporters tried to storm the capitol and destroy democracy. Those aren't the only two options.

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A Prayer for Moms Who Question Their Impact

Your Daily Prayer

02:01 min | Last month

A Prayer for Moms Who Question Their Impact

"Prayer for moms who questioned their impact, written by Laura Bailey. Here is a boy with 5 small barley loaves and two small fish. But how far will they go among so many? John 6 9. Countless times throughout the day, I question if I'm making a meaningful difference in my children's lives. Giving up my career, sacrificing financial security, forgoing the adult interaction I love, and even the luxury of using the bathroom without interruption, the choices stay at home with my children, and isn't easy. As an achievement junkie results queen in Tesla's layer switching roles to a full-time mom was like wearing a new pair of shoes for the first time. I experienced a lot of discomforts before the shoes of motherhood were broken in enough to sport. Many things about motherhood are less than glamorous, but it's not the bottomless laundry pile, the endless demands of my tiny humans, or the cut piece amounts of cleaning that is the problem. Instead, is the nagging wise that taught me, maybe you relate to these endless swirling questions on replay in my mind. What if you gave up the things you loved and enjoyed in vain? What if you're not even making a significant impact on your children? What if this is all a big waste of time? As a believer without a doubt, I know that nothing is wasted and God's economy. I believe God values family and the impact of a godly present mother's undeniable in the lives of children. God works through everyday people often unseen mundane and ordinary places. So when the lie creeps in that my role as just a mom is insignificant, then I am more valuable than watching kids all day. I reminded the story in John chapter 6, one through 14 of the little boy in his lunch that Jesus used to feed over 5000 people. The passage focus often rests on the miracle of turning 5 loaves and two fishes into enough to feel the bellies of thousands, rightly so. But I can't help but think about how the lunch got into the hands of the little boy. Someone had a packet for him and no doubt it was his mother.

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A Reminder for Moms Who Question Their Impact

Your Daily Prayer

02:01 min | Last month

A Reminder for Moms Who Question Their Impact

"Prayer for moms who questioned their impact, written by Laura Bailey. Here is a boy with 5 small barley loaves and two small fish. But how far will they go among so many? John 6 9. Countless times throughout the day, I question if I'm making a meaningful difference in my children's lives. Giving up my career, sacrificing financial security, forgoing the adult interaction I love, and even the luxury of using the bathroom without interruption, the choices stay at home with my children, and isn't easy. As an achievement junkie results queen in Tesla's layer switching roles to a full-time mom was like wearing a new pair of shoes for the first time. I experienced a lot of discomforts before the shoes of motherhood were broken in enough to sport. Many things about motherhood are less than glamorous, but it's not the bottomless laundry pile, the endless demands of my tiny humans, or the cut piece amounts of cleaning that is the problem. Instead, is the nagging wise that taught me, maybe you relate to these endless swirling questions on replay in my mind. What if you gave up the things you loved and enjoyed in vain? What if you're not even making a significant impact on your children? What if this is all a big waste of time? As a believer without a doubt, I know that nothing is wasted and God's economy. I believe God values family and the impact of a godly present mother's undeniable in the lives of children. God works through everyday people often unseen mundane and ordinary places. So when the lie creeps in that my role as just a mom is insignificant, then I am more valuable than watching kids all day. I reminded the story in John chapter 6, one through 14 of the little boy in his lunch that Jesus used to feed over 5000 people. The passage focus often rests on the miracle of turning 5 loaves and two fishes into enough to feel the bellies of thousands, rightly so. But I can't help but think about how the lunch got into the hands of the little boy. Someone had a packet for him and no doubt it was his mother.

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Barry Meguiar Walks Us Through the Meguiar Experience

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:57 min | Last month

Barry Meguiar Walks Us Through the Meguiar Experience

"Barry, you know, there's some people right now in the audience. They say, but it's hard at my job. Do you mean that when I go out to a restaurant, I gotta say, just walk us through, what is the McGuire experience? I mean, I've seen it everybody. It's unbelievable. I mean, it's everybody you could imagine is not an obstacle, like, oh, that person's in the way it's an opportunity. An opportunity to bring that person in heaven. So walk us through the McGuire day from Starbucks baristas to everybody. Everywhere you're going, you're putting a gospel all over the valley. I would Greg you say Maguire where I'm saying it's God's way. We have been taught all of us have been in church all our years. All these years that it's difficult and you have to study and you have to get your points done. You have to get your life story. I got a hundred life stories, which one do you want me to remember? You get this all down and then you go out and expect to be persecuted and you go out and you finally get somebody and you're going through the points and between .2 and .3, they're off somewhere. I'm trying to get them back so I can get them to .3. I got to get them to save here on the spot. I did it all wrong. Jesus said they'll know you're what type of by your love. And that changes everything. It doesn't take you out of your comfort zone. If you're Christian, you'd like to love on people. But if you love on people intensely with the idea that you could move them, move everybody every day closer to Jesus, don't worry about getting them safe, but just love on them. When you love on people folks, the whole spirit is loving them through you when he sounds when he loves you, he Salvation you. The whole purpose of his love is the Salvation to get you to heaven. When you love on other people, he is Salvation them through you. Got it? There's no secular conversation. Every conversation is sacred.

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A Promise of Deliverance

Pray the Word with David Platt

01:19 min | Last month

A Promise of Deliverance

"Song chapter 50 15, call upon me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you and you shall glorify me. What a great verse. Like memorize this verse and then do it every time you face trouble. Every day you face trouble. So I'm 50 15 call upon me in the day of trouble. You can just think about what the verse clearly implies. We will have days of trouble. Some of you are experiencing right now a day of trouble. Even just that word, just what? Jesus promised us before he went to the cross in this world. You will have trouble trial challenges heartache, days when it's hard to keep going. Days when you are facing obstacles or opposition or so many different things that could be in this category of trouble. So when you have a day of trouble, call upon me, oh, just as it's clearly implied that we will have days of trouble, it's clearly implied that God will be right there, and we can call upon him and God says I will deliver you. I will bring you out of trouble. This is Jesus right after he tells us in this role we'll have trouble. He says, but take heart, I have overcome the world.

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A Prayer for Church Unity

Your Daily Prayer

02:16 min | Last month

A Prayer for Church Unity

"Believers in Christ belong to the same family, so our attitudes toward one another must reflect Christ attitude in philippians two, one through 11. When we surrender to God, he works in us and enables us to develop these virtues. We, the church, struggle with unity and peace amongst one another. We fight, point fingers, call names, argue and fuss. We separate ourselves into groups based on location, ethnicity, and age, rather than focusing on our common bond, our common identity and Christ and our common need to depend on the Holy Spirit. Our commonality must be elevated so our differences don't divide. What is our commonality? It is the fact that we are wretched centers who deserved God's wrath. Yet he loved us and saved us through Jesus and made us one. We don't deserve forgiveness but we have it. We don't deserve the riches of his glorious power, but we have it. These two truths need to impact our interactions with each other. It is our responsibility to keep protect, guard, and maintain the unity of spirit by the bond of peace. If we submit our entire self to the lord, we can live a life worthy of his calling by cultivating humility, gentleness, patience, and forbearance. Let's pray. Holy God, thank you that you give us everything we need to live a Christian life. Your word is life and light to me and I'm so grateful for it. Forgive me for contributing to disunity and help me grow in humility, gentleness, patience, and forbearance. I want to live a life worthy of your call, and I surrender to your ways in my life. Help me keep the bond of peace with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Knit us together in our common bonds of the sinners in need of a savior. In Jesus name, amen.

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The Lord Will Never Forsake You: Trust God's Plan

Your Daily Prayer

01:32 min | Last month

The Lord Will Never Forsake You: Trust God's Plan

"Psalm one 38 verse 8 in the English standard version says the lord will fulfill his purpose for me. You are steadfast love O lord endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. It can be hard to trust God's plan when all we can see is our own. Wouldn't it be nice to have a flow chart to tell us exactly how to plan and prepare or a quick footnote to explain how difficulties will turn out for our good and his glory. How convenient that would be, the guesswork of life would be gone but unfortunately so would our faith. The Bible teaches us that faith is believing and trusting in what we can't see, and this includes God's plan for our lives. Yet regardless of how little we understand his intricate picture, we can trust that God has a beautiful purpose for our life. Psalm one 38 verse 8 says the lord will not forsake the work of his hands. He will never abandon us and this promise is demonstrated by his steadfast love. His love and purpose endures forever. We don't always make great choices and sometimes we even try to get ahead of God, but as we walk with Jesus, he will lead. We are never forgotten nor are we haphazardly led. God's plan is never an oops, but rather it is help and rescue, like the shepherd, who carries home the lost or injured sheep. Praise be to God, we are never too lost to be found and never too broken to mend. So today, let us rest in the hands of God.

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He Delights in You

Pray the Word with David Platt

01:50 min | Last month

He Delights in You

"Psalm chapter 48 versus 9 and ten. We have thought on your steadfast love O God in the midst of your temple. As your name O God so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. I love these two verses. And the way they fit together. So just our verse 9, we have thought on your steadfast level God and the midst of your temple. The whole song was about being in the temple and the presence of God, where his glory dwells in verse 9 says we think about when you're in verse 9 says when we're in your temple in the middle of it, we think about your steadfast love. Oh God. And then a good thing to do today, like right now. Just think about his steadfast love. God, steadfast love for you. Just meditate on it. How much he loves you? How much he delights in you all the ways he has shown and is showing even right now his love for you. I just think about it. Paul's prayer and ephesians chapter three that you would know the height and width and breadth and depth of God's love for you in Jesus. Think about John 15 abide in my love as the father has loved me, so I have loved you, remain in my love, spend time during your day just stopping and meditating on God's love for you. And then that's verse 9 verse ten says Azure name O God so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth and so this picture of the God who loves sinners whose worthy of praise to the ends of the earth. In other words, his love is not just for you or for me. His love is for all the peoples of the world to the ends of the earth. He loves them all, God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son.

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Floyd Brown Is Calling on Jesus to Remove Evil People From Power

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:47 min | Last month

Floyd Brown Is Calling on Jesus to Remove Evil People From Power

"The truth is, is those four wave elections were the activities of men and the principalities and the spirits that are over Washington D.C. and these other major cities have to also be held in check by spiritual forces and that means at the same time we're organizing on the ground. We have to go out and be involved in spiritual warfare and call upon Jesus and his mighty army to defeat those principalities, which are keeping these evil people of power. I can't believe you're talking about this crazy spiritual stuff Lloyd. This is a very, this is a professional program. We don't talk about that kind of stuff on here. Just kidding, I could not agree with you more. You know that about me. What you have just said is absolutely true. What we are facing, apart from God, there is no way as you've just outlined in succeeding. We need God's help just as we had in the American Revolution. We need miraculous intervention in addition to the Continental Army. We need we need George Washington. We need all these things. But without God without appealing to God or as Washington would say to Providence, there's no way we can succeed. So I'm really glad for you to bring this up because I think things have had to get this bad for most Americans to wake up to the fact that at its heart this is a spiritual battle. This is not just a battle politically. There's still a lot of people naive enough to think that this is just a political battle. It is not just a political battle, not at all.

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A Theology of Home With Author Caroline Saunders

Daily Grace

02:47 min | Last month

A Theology of Home With Author Caroline Saunders

"We see so many stories of home throughout the whole Bible. I mean, I think that people will initially be able to see that the Bible starts with a home a perfect home and eaten. And a lot of times we can skip past that because we're getting to genesis three, we're sent interest the picture, but before that, Adam and Eve are in this place with one another with God where there is such abundance in such beauty and such delight and it's really wonderful and it shows us that no one makes a home like God. And then of course, sinters the picture. And you can see throughout the Bible that sin is like an intruding force. And sin is the ultimate enemy of home. And anyone listening will relate to that because we all have brokenness in our homes to varying degrees. And at the core of all of it is sin. It may not be our sin, it might be the sin of somebody else, and it might just be because we live in a sinful world that's broken. But sin is the enemy of home and we see the pain enter and homesickness enter right away. And then it feels like an Old Testament. It's people searching for their way back. They're searching for their way home, but at the same time, God is looking to make his home with people. There's all these glimmers, you know, we see glimmers in the tabernacle in the temple or even before that with the promised land, or even the way that God delivered his people from an unsafe home in Egypt. In an unexpected way by parting the Red Sea and things like that. So there's lots of different stories that relate to home. And when we pay attention to them, we notice that all of it points to Jesus. And so in the book this story of home, I say that God is building away home through Jesus. And the part of the way he's building the way home is because there's an enemy of home that must be conquered. This intruder has to be dealt with. And so Jesus dealt with our sin on the cross and sent the Holy Spirit after he ascended having sent the Holy Spirit to make his home in us, which is unbelievable to think about as a deposit of what is coming when Jesus will return and make all things new, a new heaven and a new earth and finally it is a perfect home that is permanent where no intruder can enter where there will be no grief, no tears, no pain. No one can break this family, no one can damage this home. No one can disrupt this home. And so I think that there's a lot that the Bible says about home and I would encourage anyone who's maybe read through the Bible or just even wherever you're reading in the Bible, you'll probably be able to notice something and what I like to do in the margin of my Bible is draw a little house and I can kind of track it that way and it's really cool to see all the different ways that God is pointing us home.

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A Meditation on John 10: 22-30 for the Fourth Week of Eastertide

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

02:29 min | Last month

A Meditation on John 10: 22-30 for the Fourth Week of Eastertide

"For the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of the stay to the lord. Say slowly, from your heart, Jesus. I trust in you. You. Take over. Become aware that he is with you. Looking upon you with love. Wanting to be heard, deep within your heart. A reading from the holy gospel according to John, chapter ten versus 22 su 30. It was the time when the feast of dedication was being celebrated in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple walking up and down in the portico of Solomon. The Jews gathered round him and said, how much longer are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus replied. I have told you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my father's name are my witness, but you do not believe. Because you are no sheep of mine. The sheep that belonged to me listen to my voice, I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life. They will never be lost, and no one will ever steal them from me. The father who gave them to me is greater than any one, and no one can steal from the father. The father and I are one. What word made this passage come alive for you?

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Unlocking True Joy

Your Daily Prayer

01:51 min | Last month

Unlocking True Joy

"But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Against such things there is no law, galatians 5, 22 23. I know what it's like to feel joyless in the dark gray days of life. My Midwest winters blanket my world with snow and gray skies, and I can feel the joy seep out of me. I try and catch it, but it's like trying to hold water in my bare hands. It seems like joy plays hide and seek and I can not find it. I grow irritable, which doesn't help me feel joyous. I think it will return when springtime comes in the barren ground turns to green, and the sky transitions to a brilliant blue. But is joy dependent on the seasons? We grow frustrated when we attempt to conjure joy in our own ways. It feels fake and we develop a wrong belief about it because we've tainted it with our own effort and strength. God is full of joy and delights to share it with us, but how do we grow joy in our life? How do we stop relying on ourselves for it and let circumstances dictate its presence in our lives? I'm a failed gardener. I dream of having a beautiful flower bed with the weeds one. Except for one plant, a pink yarrow. It grew profusely and spread beyond the flower bed and into the grass. It's soft, feathery leaves remind me that it will grow no matter what I do to it. John 15 one through 17 tells us that to bear fruit we must abide in Jesus. Since joy is a fruit, then abiding in him must be key to joy. Not our circumstances.

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"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

Jesus Stories

03:34 min | 6 months ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"Generosity begets generosity. And I love the next illustrations Jesus uses, the downright funny, but they make the point. Can one blind person lead another? Won't they both fall into a ditch? And why worry about a speck in your friend's eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying, hey buddy, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye. When you can't see past the log in your own eye, can you see the two blind people trying to find their way around? And can you see someone with a log in their eye? And they're trying to remove a speck from someone else's eye? What's Jesus trying to say? Jesus is telling us that two people who were in the same situation at the same time blind leading the blind will not find their way out of that situation. The person who has something seriously wrong in his life, a log in his eye, can not guide the person with a speck in his eye. Jesus calls such a person a hypocrite, the man with the log in his eye must remove that log before he can help the other person with a speck in his eye. Then Jesus says, don't waste what is wholly on people who are unholy. Don't throw your pearls to pigs. They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you. That may be a statement that you've heard before one of those nuggets of wisdom that come out from time to time. But what does Jesus really trying to tell us? If you are a follower of Jesus, one of the precious responsibilities we are charged with is to share the story of Jesus with other people. However, not everyone is ready to hear this story. So Jesus is telling his followers not to push the story on people who are not willing to hear. If you do, it will backfire on you. It requires discernment, or judgment, to understand when to tell the story of Jesus, and whom to tell it, too. Such discernment can only come from Jehovah God, so Jesus continues with his statement. Keep on asking and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking and you will find. Keep on knocking in the door will be open to you. For everyone who asks, receives, everyone who seeks finds and to everyone who knocks the door will be opened. Then he uses this illustration. If you are a parent and your child asks for bread, would you give him a stone, or if they ask for a fish, would you give them a snake? Of course not. So if we send for people know how to satisfy our children, he continues. How much better does the heavenly father know how to give good gifts to his children, his followers? Remember, this idea of Jehovah God is father, is a relatively new idea to Jesus first century listeners, so this teaching might have been a little confusing for them. Jesus then reiterates a teaching which we have heard before. Due to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. In other words, we hear the golden rule again as a summary of how we should treat other people. Now like any good preacher, Jesus issues an invitation. What's an invitation?

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"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

Jesus Stories

03:28 min | 6 months ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"A grocery store, or even by delivery, food is pretty much a given, relatively few go to bed hungry. But Jesus says, our lives are more than food and clothing. Jehovah God knows that we need these things to survive. Look at the birds. They don't plant. They don't harvest, and they don't store away food in barns, but they have food to eat, because her father knows that they need it, aren't we more valuable than they? Worrying about our food doesn't deliver it to us. And look at the flowers of the field. They're beautiful, but they don't work to make their clothing. If the father cares for these flowers which are just temporary, then he'll care for us. Why do you have so little faith he asks? He closes with these words. So don't worry about these things, saying what will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear? These are the things that people who don't believe in Jehovah God worry about. But he knows that you need these things. So he says, seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Jesus is saying that when we commit our lives, totally to him, when our hearts are totally his, as he is described in the previous teachings. Then our father will see to our needs for food and clothing. We don't need to be concerned about these necessities. In the message Eugene Peterson paraphrases this last teaching like this, steep your life in God reality, God initiative, God provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Then he closes this segment with these words, so don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Ten days trouble is enough for today. Again, those who are followers of Jesus and his father, our father, need not be concerned about tomorrow, focus on today and his kingdom. Jesus moves on to tackle some very tough teaching. This teaching is probably one of the most quoted scriptures in all the Bible. However, that quotation is usually taken out of the context in which Jesus was teaching, and it's usually used in a defensive manner. Sometimes someone who is accused of something may respond with don't judge. Again, this is pulled out of the context in which Jesus made this statement. Let's get the whole context, the whole teaching. Hero his words do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others and you will be forgiven. Do you see the triplet there? Don't judge, don't condemn, do forgive, and the result is a similar triplet. We will not be judged, condemnation will not come back against us, forgiveness, will be ours. Jesus goes on to say that what you give out.

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"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

Jesus Stories

03:05 min | 6 months ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"It was her Jesus teaching guest focused on the hearts of his listeners. Those are the Jews who were hearing him during the first century, as well as you and me today. He wants us to ensure that our hearts are the same as our actions. He compared 6 commands from the law with the expected condition of the heart, and he taught us how we should worship our father, Jehovah God. Now, Jesus moves to an area of teaching that really gets into our pocketbooks and our possessions. So let's hear what he has to say. Don't store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal, store your treasures in heaven, where malls and Russ can not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Jesus says, don't collect treasure on earth, but do collect treasures in heaven. And note that the contrast here is for treasures which are permanent versus treasures which are temporary. The temporary treasures are here on earth and subject to destruction or robbery, such as not the case for treasures in heaven. So how do we store treasures in heaven? Again, this is a heart issue. There's nothing wrong with having earthly treasures. The question becomes, how are these treasures being used in the service and to the glory of Jehovah? In other words, are these treasures accumulated only for our enjoyment? Or can they help enlarge the kingdom of God? The answer to this question tells us where the desires of our hearts lie. Our treasures in heaven also accumulate as the reward for good works we do in the name of our father. Jesus makes another comparison to drive home his point, he likens our attitudes to our eyes. In Jewish thought, the eye represented the attitudes of the mind, so Jesus says that if our eyes are healthy, our minds are focused on Jehovah God and serving him, then our whole body will be healthy. Your whole body is filled with light, he says. Then it follows that if our eyes are unhealthy, our minds are not focused on Jehovah God and serving him, then our bodies are filled with darkness. We may think the darkness is actually light, but then, how deep that darkness is. Then Jesus makes the point that this is an either or proposition. We must make a choice. We can not serve both God and money. Jesus follows with this is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life. Whether you have enough food and drink or

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"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

Jesus Stories

03:32 min | 7 months ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"There will be a couple of others added to this list, but for now, these men are the apostles appointed directly by Jesus while he lived physically on the earth. With the exception of Judas iscariot and John, all of these men would be executed for telling this story. Luke tells us that Jesus and his apostles go down the mountain, and stand on a level place. They are surrounded by followers. People from all over Judea and from Jerusalem and from as far north as the seacoasts of tyre and sidon. We know why they were there, don't we? Sure. They wanted to hear Jesus teach, and they wanted to be healed and have demons exercised. Then the scriptures, Luke, this time, tells us everyone tried to touch him, because healing power went out from him, and he healed everyone. This is one of those interesting statements of exaggeration. If you have a crowd, not everyone is going to be able to touch Jesus. But they can try, which is what Luke is telling us. They are reaching out to receive the healing that only Jesus can offer to them, and Jesus heals. So we have three levels of listeners to Jesus in this setting. We have those 12 men who have been appointed as apostles. We have the disciples, those who will claim to be followers of this rabbi, and we have the rest of the crowd, the curious, and the critical. This will describe almost any crowd who is trailing after Jesus for the rest of his earthly life. The scriptures will next extensively from a sermon which Jesus probably gave multiple times in his life. Luke tells us that Jesus is delivering this teaching from a level area, while Matthew tells us that it was delivered from a mountainside. It's basically the same sermon in both accounts. It's delivered from multiple locations to various crowds, and from the Matthew telling, which is the most complete and detailed version of the teaching, we know this as the sermon on the mount. Jesus opens his sermon on the mount with water commonly called the beatitudes. Many people have read the beatitudes as a source of comfort for some troubled times, but when you break them down, they are really a challenge for us to consider our lives and ask, are we being who and what Jehovah God wants us to be? The same would be true for the first century crowds, listening to Jesus as he outlines these blessings. He starts each of the beatitudes with the word blessed. Sub translations use the word happy that's appropriate as well. But when you read some of the beatitudes you might wonder, how is this happy? Happier those who mourn happy are those who are persecuted? What does this even mean? It seems contradictory. You remember several episodes back when we talked about how Jesus was speaking in spiritual terms, while we here in earthly or worldly terms, this is the same situation. Jesus is using spiritual language on many times our ears here, earthly words. So we're going to go through these beatitudes and listen with our spiritual ears.

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"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

Jesus Stories

03:16 min | 7 months ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"It's been a tough and exhausting time for Jesus and his disciples during our last couple of podcast episodes. Jesus has been teaching in Jerusalem during a festival, and then he's been teaching in the synagogue. He's healed several men, some of whom may have been plants by the pharisees and the religious leaders, and he sealed him on the Sabbath day. That is created much friction between Jesus and these leaders. But when he tries to get away, he is followed by the crowd. Maybe more like a mob of people. People from all over the region from miles and miles away. So he continues to heal and drive demons out of people. Then, Luke tells us that Jesus went up on a mountainside to pray. He stays all night long and prayer with God. At daybreak he calls his disciples to him, and we have no idea how many people were following Jesus at this time. It may have been a few dozen or even a few hundred. We're just not told. But we are told that Jesus chooses 12 men to be apostles, and then loop names them for us. First, we have Simon, who Jesus would later call Peter. We met him in episode 8, when he loaned his boat to Jesus for teaching purposes. Jesus then rewards him with a massive catch. Andrew, who is Peter's brother, or Simon's brother, James and John, these are the fishermen sons of zebedee that we met in episode 8 along with Simon, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew. Matthew, we met before, he was collecting taxes by the road in episode 9, and then Thomas James, yes, another James. This one known as the sun of alpheus, Simon, Simon is a zealot. He's won who advocated the violent overthrow of the Roman government. Judas, and here Judas labeled as the son of James, this is not the Judas who is a betrayer of Jesus. That's Judas iscariot, who is the portrayer, and he is one of the apostles too. So what is so special about these guys? They were labeled apostles, and that term is a direct transliteration from the Greek word apostolos. That word means to send off. In other words, an apostle is a messenger. This is also a special appointment from Jehovah God through Jesus Christ. Apostles were among the foundations of the church, and I'm talking about the universal church not eating one denomination. That's according to Paul's letter to the church in Ephesus, and one of the qualifications for this appointment is that they have seen the resurrected Jesus. We'll talk about resurrection in a future episode, but for our purposes today, an apostle is one who has seen Jesus after he has been raised from the dead, and he has been sent off to tell of that story. All of these men, except for Judas iscariot, could and would make this claim.

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"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

Jesus Stories

01:32 min | 7 months ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"And welcome to the third episode of the second season of Jesus stories. This is the podcast which tells the story of Jesus life and teaching in an informal informative and interesting way. Season two is a retelling of key events in Jesus life and teaching. We're not necessarily retelling in chronological order, but what we've done so far is we've listened to two conversations that Jesus has had, one with a pharisee, and the other with a woman with whom Jesus was not supposed to be speaking. Now we're going to turn our attention to Jesus choosing up his apostles, and the beginning of the teaching that was the core of Jesus message to us, which we call the sermon on the mount. Now, I'm already planning for season three. This will feature stories of meeting Jesus. It'll feature your stories of beating Jesus. I'm lining up interviews with people who have met and been changed by their meeting with Jesus. I'm talking about people whose lives have been forever altered by Jesus. So what about you? Are you one of those people? How has Jesus changed you? Would you like to share your story with us, or with the rest of the world? I can tell your story or perhaps you can tell your story, whichever is most comfortable for you, but you must first let me know of your story.

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"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

Jesus Stories

04:06 min | 11 months ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"Jesus and Jehovah have modeled that unity, he says, you and I are one as you are in me father and I am in you. This is such a strong desire that Jesus reiterates this prayer. I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them, and you are in me, May they experience such perfect unity, that the world will know that you sent me, and that you love them as much as you love me. And Jesus adds, he wants us to see the glory he has been given out of the love of his father, glory given even before the world began. And finally Jesus closes with these words. O righteous father. The world doesn't know you, but I do. And these disciples know you sent me. I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them. Jesus closed his prayer for him, for all of his disciples, then now. He invites Peter, James and John to come with him deeper into the garden. He's troubled. He's distressed. My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death, he says, stay here, and keep watch with me. Jesus went about a stone's throw away. He knelt and he prays father if you are willing. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done. Not mine. This cup of suffering is an image that is rooted in the language of the Old Testament. We see it in the psalms and in the prophets of old like Jeremiah and Isaiah.

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"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

Jesus Stories

05:13 min | 11 months ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"And his disciples are probably in the garden of gethsemane, although we really don't know for sure. The scriptures tell us that Jesus looked up to heaven and then spoke a prayer, a deep and powerful prayer for himself, for his disciples then, and for his disciples now, and as I've usually done, I'm going to use a combination of quotations and paraphrase to walk us through this prayer, and then I'll summarize for you at the close. Jesus begins by addressing his father, his father is Jehovah God, he addresses him on his own behalf. The time has come, he says. Time for what? Jesus knows that it is close to time for him to encounter death via the cross. He will endure a sham of a trial and torture before giving up his life. The time has come for all of this to begin. He says glorify your son, so he can give glory back to you. What does this glory mean? A dictionary definition of glory says that it is to give someone honor or special recognition. Jesus life has been a glorification of his father, just by doing what he was asked to do. So Jesus is asking for a reflection of glory as he also glorifies his father. After all he continues, he, Jesus, has been given authority over everyone. He shows the way to have eternal life that's life forever, but knowing Jehovah God, and knowing Jesus, now father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began. Jesus is speaking of his life before coming to earth, his life with the father in heaven, while living there. Then Jesus shifts his focus to his disciples, those who are around him and closest to him on the earth now. He says, I showed you Jehovah God, I showed you to the ones who were given to him from this world.

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"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

Jesus Stories

01:32 min | 11 months ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"So check our Facebook, our Instagram, our Twitter links, you can find those on our website, Jesus stories dot info that's Jesus stories dot info, like and share them with your family and your friends. You can also tell others about us verbally face to face. I've got a interesting share this podcast tab on my website, which has a sharing idea that may appeal to you. I've used this particular methodology, I invite you to check it out on the website and see if it's something you might try. And finally, a reminder that podcasts do cost money, a website costs money, and your financial support is what helps to make the podcast available to you, and to the rest of the world. So click on the support this podcast venue, for ways to share your resources with us. Thank you for the ways you choose to support us. We do appreciate it. Tell me the story of change I don't mind every word tell me the story. Sweet is letting you was who

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

Jesus Stories

04:55 min | 1 year ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"Right way to live, but you didn't believe him, while tax collectors and prostitutes did, and even when you saw this happening, you refused to believe him, and repent of your sins. Then he follows up with another story. A man plants a vineyard. He dresses it up nicely with a fence, a wine press, even a Rex of watchtower. Then he turns it over to his farm hands, and he goes on a trip. The time of harvest comes, so he sends a servant to collect the profits from the vineyard. But the farm hands grab the cervix, beat him up, send him away empty handed. Another servant was sent. He was abused and sent away. A third servant was sent, and he was killed. This went on and on, many servants were sent some were beat up some killed. Finally the man says, I'll send my only son. Surely, they will respect my son. But the farm hand saw an opportunity. They said, this is the air. If we kill him, we can have all this for ourselves. So he was killed and thrown out of the vineyard. What do you suppose the owner of the vineyard will do? Jesus asks, I'll tell you he will come and kill those farmers at least the vineyard to others. Then he quotes scriptures, he quotes from the psalms, with this preface. Haven't you read this? The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. This is the lord's doing, and it is wonderful to see. Then Jesus gets to his point, remember he's talking to the religious leaders of the day. I tell you the kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and given to a nation that will produce the proper fruit, any one who stumbles over that stone will be broken to pieces, and it will crush any one it falls on. The leaders listen to this parable, and realize that Jesus is talking about them, they wanted to arrest him, but were afraid of the crowds who considered Jesus a prophet. But this doesn't stop, Jesus. He continues with another parable about the Kingdom of Heaven. He says this can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepares a wedding feast for his son. The banquet is ready in the servants are sent out to let those who are invited, come. But no one would come. Other servants were sent out. The food is ready, come and eat. But the invitees ignored the request and went about their businesses, some even killed the servants sent to tell the news..

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"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

Jesus Stories

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"The crowd who had come for the Passover heard that Jesus was on his way, so they take palm branches and go out to meet him, shouting, praise God, blessings on the one who comes in the name of the lord. Hail to the king of Israel, and his Jesus comes to Beth page a Bethany towns on the mount of olives, he sends to disciples ahead of him with instructions to get a young donkey that no one has ever written. They are to bring the donkey to him. If someone questions their taking the donkey, they're simply to say the lord needs it. The donkey is probably at the home of some one that Jesus knows. Matthew reminds us when he tells us this story that it is a fulfillment of a prophecy by zachariah, tell the people of Jerusalem. Look your king is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey, riding, on a donkey's cult. John, in his narrative, says that even though the disciples were watching this prophecy being fulfilled before their very eyes, they didn't understand until after Jesus was glorified, we'll talk about what that means later, in a future episode. The disciples find the donkey just as Jesus had told them, and they were questioned and allowed to take the donkey when they replied as Jesus and instructed them. They bring the donkey to Jesus, put a garment on it for him to sit upon. As Jesus rides along, people put their clothing on the road ahead of him, as they started down the mount of olives, his followers began shouting and singing and praising Jehovah God for the miracles they had witnessed. They sang blessed is the king who comes in the name of the lord, peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. This outcry prompts some of the pharisees in the crowd to ask Jesus to rebuke his followers, but Jesus tells them that if they were quiet, the stones along the road would break out into praise. As he approaches Jerusalem, upon seeing the city, Jesus begins to weep. He laments how I wish today that you, of all people, would understand the way to peace. But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from your eyes. He goes on to describe what will happen in the future to this great city which he loves. He says that Jerusalem's enemies will lay siege to the city. They were crushed the city to the ground, not leaving a single stone in place, because he says you did not recognize it, when God visited you. Indeed, about 30 years later the Roman army invaded Israel, laid siege to the city of Jerusalem and destroyed it, and the temple, just as predicted by Jesus. Jesus arrives in Jerusalem. The city is in an uproar, asking the question who is this? The crowds respond with the affirmation that this is Jesus the prophet from Nazareth and Galilee, some of this crowd had seen the resurrection of Lazarus, and were telling others about this miracle, and for this reason the crowd swarmed out to C Jesus. This upsets the pharisees, there's nothing we can do, they said, look, everyone has gone after him. Jesus goes up to the temple, he looks around at everything, but it's late in the afternoon, so he returns to Bethany, with the apostles, to spend the night. And, with the end of the day for Jesus and as apostles, will end our story there until next episode..

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Jesus Stories

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"In our last episode, Jesus went to the home of a hated tax collector, where is Jesus put it, Salvation has come to this home today. Then, as he was leaving that city, Jesus encountered a blind man named bartimaeus. He heals him, creating praise for Jehovah, as the crowd was listening to what Jesus was teaching, and as he was near Jerusalem, he tells another story a parable. One of the misconceptions people had about Jesus was that he would establish an earthly kingdom from Jerusalem, overthrowing the rule of the Roman Empire. He needs to dispel them of that notion, he uses this story which is based on current events of the day to let people know that they did not have the right perception of his purpose at this time, so here's that story. He says a noble man was called away to a distant empire to be crowned king, and then to return to his land. Before he left, he called ten of his servants together and gave them the equivalent of about three months wages. He told them invest this for me, while I'm gone. But there was a group of people who did not want this noble man to be their king, so they followed him to appeal to the ruler over all the land, not to appoint the noble man. Now, this event is similar to what has recently occurred in their own country. Herod the great has passed away, his son archelaus went to Rome to be appointed king over Judea, and yes, there was a delegation which followed him to visit the Roman Emperor, and ask that archelaus not be appointed king. They did succeed in their request, by the way. So this story would have sounded familiar to his listeners, so let's go back to the story. So the noble man is crowned king. He returns to his land, calls.

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Jesus Stories

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"Finally we asked for protection. Help us not to give into temptations when they come but rescue us for the one who brings the temptation the evil one. This is language which refers to satan. Jesus closes the prayer with this statement. If you forgive those who sin against you your heavenly father will forgive you but if you refuse to forgive others your father will not forgive your sins. In other words our failure to forgive others means that the father jehovah. God will not extend forgiveness to you and me. This of course makes forgiveness of others really essential to the times when we need the same forgiveness. Jesus has talked about giving and prayer. And now he turns to fasting. What is fasting. in the time of jesus. Fasting was going without food usually to focus. On prayer the pharisees fasted twice a week and made sure that everyone around them knew it. So jesus says and when you fast don't make it obvious as the hypocrites do for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. That admiration will be their only reward instead of acting this way. Jesus says to clean up. Look presentable that only your father will know if you fast. Since he sees this he will reward you so jesus is challenging his listeners. And you and me to be totally honest. And transparent with our father jehovah. God repeatedly in this passage. He tells us that our father sees everything. And in seeing this honesty will reward us a lack of honesty or posturing before jehovah..

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04:22 min | 2 years ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"This of course assumes that his listeners will indeed engage in each of these worship activities and for each activity he will also refer to hypocrites that this means exactly what you and i understand hypocrites to be people who act one way while believing another as i said earlier he will also use the term. Your father when he refers to jehovah. God so listen for these terms as we go through these warnings from jesus he starts out this way when you give to someone in need. Don't do as the hypocrites do blowing trumpets. The synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity in judaism. At this time. There were nine. Mandatory gift categories. That were to be given. There were four gift categories. The were optional. Pharisees believed that gives to these four optional categories triggered special blessings or rewards from jehovah. God but jesus says that when gifts are made with great fanfare bringing attention to the giver that giver has already received his reward so instead give to the needy in private. Then your father he says will reward you. He continues when you pray. Don't be like the hypocrites who loved to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them just like in the giving warning before public. Praying for public show doesn't lead to a reward from jehovah god. The recognition for the show is the recognition. Now he says pray and private so your father who sees you will reward you. I like the wording from the message. Find a quiet secluded place so you won't be tempted to role play before god. Just be there as simply an honestly as you can manage and when you pray he says don't bobble on and on the pagans believed that words held magical powers certain words would be repeated to evoke that power. But jesus says your father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him. Then jesus gives the words to a model prayer. We usually call this. The lord's prayer here is the prayer in twenty first century english. Our father in heaven may your name be kept holy. May your kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need and forgive us our sins as we have forgiven. Those who sit against us and don't let us yield to temptation but rescue us from the evil one. Many churches many people use this prayer. Literally they pray these words to father some do not but the elements which are a part of this prayer gives us a structure to us as we talk to jehovah god. It starts with the address to our father. I can't a revolutionary concept for jesus listeners they would not have considered addressing jehovah in this way but jesus is calling for recognizing that he jehovah are looking for a relationship with us even so that name of the father is to be kept holy to be honored. it is not to be used flippantly or to become a curse or even a mild expression of frustration. Then jesus calls for us to pray for the kingdom of god to come soon while the kingdom that jesus has been talking about and will say more about is coming. It hasn't fully arrived. We honor jehovah. God when we do his will. So jesus asks that we pray for the fathers will to be done here on earth just like it is in heaven then. Jesus invites us to express our gratefulness to jehovah god for our good. We then begged forgiveness for our sins those times when we disobey the law as we beg forgiveness. We also extend the forgiveness to those who have wronged us..

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"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

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04:31 min | 2 years ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"He starts by reminding his listeners. That the law allowed for a man to divorce his wife with justin easy pronouncement a certificate. This was a private matter. Not a civil proceeding but jesus is saying that just because such a divorce could easily be done. Does it mean it should be done at all. He reminds listeners that a divorced for no reason is essentially not a divorce at all. The woman becomes an adulterous whenever she might remarry at an roman law a woman was required to remarry within eighteen months of the divorce with this teaching. Jesus was raising the standard for divorce calling us to morality and to protecting the women in this population. But how does it protect women. In the first century an unmarried woman was not allowed a position in society which would allow her to be gainfully employed or to make money. She was dependent about a husband or other male in our family to provide for her. By limiting the instances of divorce jesus insuring there would be fewer divorced single women. Jesus then moose to the subject vows you have also heard. He says that our ancestors were told. You must not break your vows. You must carry out the vows. You make to the lord. But i say do not make any vows. That's a vast departure from what this culture saw the pharisees those considered the most righteous used vows of all kinds to create legal technicalities to avoid commit but s- so jesus uses the examples of pharisaical vows. Don't swear by heaven or by earth or by jerusalem or by ahead. Now we don't make vows that way in our world maybe there's a vowel made on my mother's grave or by the beard of bahama. If you're muslim jesus telling us that we should need vows of any sort are yes should be a simple. Yes that we really mean something that we have committed to do. Our no should be the same way. Jesus is calling us to truth telling next jesus moves into some really difficult to obey territory now. All of these commands are difficult. The next two are very anti-cultural in anytime he says here's another old saying that deserves a second look eye for eye tooth for tooth. Is that going to get us anywhere. Here's what i propose. Don't hit back at all if someone strikes you stand there and take it. Then he goes on beyond that. If someone sues you give him what he wants and more and he uses the example of a roman soldier who legally demands you carry his gear for a mile. Jesus says that when that happens go two miles. That's where we get the expression about going the extra mile then. He closes this section by saying give to those who ask and don't turn away from those who want to borrow in other words when someone attacks you and your honor asks more of you than they should or begs from you when that happens. Don't strike back. Give and give generously. Jesus calls his followers to be peaceful and service oriented. Give more than expected. Serve more than expected. Then luke records this statement due to others as you would like them to do to you. We call this. The golden rule treat others the same way that we want to be treated then in his final comparison of the law with his teachings. Jesus explains what he expects. With regard to those we might call enemies he says you have heard the law that says love your neighbor and hate your enemy but i say love your enemies pray for those who persecute you that way. You will be acting as true children of your father in heaven. The law told the jews to love your neighbor but it never said to hate your enemy that was a corollary that was extrapolated from the command to love your neighbor in other words..

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02:00 min | 2 years ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"Don't go to bed with another spouse but don't think you preserve your virtue simply by staying out of bed. Your heart can be corrupted by lust even quicker than your body. Those leering looks you think nobody notices they. Also corrupt purity is a matter of the heart. Like loving your neighbor a topic which will be addressed more specifically next week. Jesus then goes on to say that. If you're i is the problem you'll need to gouge gadget out or if your hand causes you to said cut it off throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body that for your whole body to be thrown into hell as we proceed through. Jesus teaching we'll hear more statements of hyperbole like this here. Jesus is just pointing out the importance of purity and kingdom life in both of these commands. Jesus references hell. So let's talk about jesus stories episodes foreign eight. We talked a little about hell. We said that it was a place created for satan and his angels. This word translated as hell in the book of matthew actually refers to a garbage dump outside of jerusalem. It was always burning. Smoldering probably as the refuse was being consumed. It was a place that was disgusting. Unpleasant fire is an image of punish. But that is used at both the old testament and new testament. For those who disobey jehovah so this garbage dump represents the ultimate destination for those who are disobedient to jehovah and that is the point. jesus baking. there is punishment for disobedience to joe hosver and that's our stopping point for this week next week. We'll continue with. Jesus teaching he talks to us about divorce. Keeping vows revenge and love..

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03:41 min | 2 years ago

"jesus" Discussed on Jesus Stories

"Now address misconceptions. That are already cropping up about his ministry since jesus has shown that he will work quote unquote on the sabbath. His disciples might believe what the jewish leaders are saying that jesus is breaking the law of jehovah and thus could not be the one who has come from heaven. He leads with this statement. Don't misunderstand why i have come. I did not come to abolish the law of moses or the writings of the prophets. No i came to accomplish their purpose. Jesus refers to the law of moses and the writings of the prophets. I think we need to define what he's talking about. The law of moses refers to the commands given by jehovah to one of the great leaders of israel named moses who is moses. Moses was born at a time when israel was held in slavery by the egyptian pharaohs for almost four hundred years. They had languished in slavery before moses came along. Moses was born into that slavery but because of god's providence he was raised in the pharaoh's household at the age of forty. He left egypt to live for another forty years in the wilderness that he would later lead the people of israel through so at age eighty he is summoned by god to deliver a message to the pharaoh. Let my people go. After farrow's obstinate refusal and god's plagues visited on the egyptian land. Moses leads the israelites out of egypt ultimately. He takes them to mount sinai on that mountain. God delivers to moses a law. A code where god explains how he wishes the people of israel to live to honor jehovah. This code becomes known as the law. And that's in quote and it is capitalized. What about the writing of the prophets. As israel's history progressed the leaders and the people became less obedient to jehovah. The prophets were messengers from jehovah sent to warn the israelites of his intention to punish the leaders and the people should they continue in their current course of disobedience his punishment captivity or slavery. Well just to give you the complete picture. The israelites chose to continue on their disobedient path. Jehovah sent i the assyrian empire and then the babylonian empire to punish his people for their disobedience but even during the time of these captivity jehovah continues to send his prophets to encourage his people all of these ratings the law and the prophets are what we now call the old testament. The religious leaders at the time of jesus had some real problems with the ministry of jesus. They thought that he was violating the law. After all we've already seen him do healings on the sabbath the day of rest. We discussed this in episode ten. The sabbath challenge. Furthermore they saw jesus associations with people who were not like them to be a challenge to the law and to their power as a result of these perceptions. The leaders thought that jesus was there to or even destroy the law..

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