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"michael ziglar" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Always here for you ever hear me tell Washington local stations matter a Texan radio to five two eight eight six station message hi the martial arts cold judo the defender uses the force of the aggressor to defeat the aggressor Dr Michael Ziglar says that's what god did at the cross of Jesus he performed spiritual learn about god's merciful martial arts this week on the Lutheran hour Sunday mornings at six thirty six twenty double we return to the story of oral Rogers and his doctor Kenneth Cooper founder and chairman of the Cooper institute located in ovals hometown of Dallas Texas of both of these guys well they come and help from Oklahoma but also be hearing from Marvel's daughter Susan is sons Rick and bill and his great grandson let's begin with doctor can cook for first of all it's not that amazing anymore people oppressed becoming support it really helps people pass of hundred years of dangerous still competing athletically runny vest that is extremely unusual one on one million he said his problems it was a fun one and all when I first met him at age fifty four that's forty six year old is first examination in nineteen seventy one possible to make every year after that what is happening is the system that it conforms recognized ninety three was when we discovered we have super corners initial what so ever since it was nineteen ninety three in two thousand eleven he had a major stroke for two thousand easily conventions relations up back here one as my running is a platform to speak the word for my lord became a Christian when I was ten years old and of my lord for two years now run and regs for people alongside me or near me who would vote for just a little bit as you approach the finish line two or three or four or five yards it.

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"michael ziglar" Discussed on WRKO AM680

WRKO AM680

13:01 min | 2 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on WRKO AM680

"Sometimes we need someone to stay with us even when we say we want to be left alone Dr Michael Ziglar says that's part of what Christmas is all about god is here to stay he wants to be with you because he loves you he loves you not because you're lovable but because he is love that broken capacity that you have been you love and be loved by others that from him it's a sign an indirect sign that he gave you as a sign of his love and that's not all he did he gave you a direct clear unmistakable sign doctors signallers messages titled here to stay today's program also features the kids praise choir from king of glory Lutheran church Williamsburg Virginia hello I'm mark I sure thanks for joining us today the Lutheran hour is part of a global Christian outreach effort that seeks to gain a hearing for the gospel here in North America and in more than fifty countries around the world your prayers and gifts make it possible thank you for your faithful support now here's our speaker Dr Michael Ziggler don't leave me alone is what my son Jude said to me don't leave me alone because I keep bringing myself down if you leave me alone the night before June and I had had a rough night I had to in for some consequences because of his behavior and he was not happy with me he was mad and he was telling me afterward leave Galway leave and I had a hunch in the moment that leaving him at that moment would not have been good for him but it's hard to know that when the person you're trying to be there for is telling you go leave get out of here but I didn't I asked you permission if I could share this with you later and he said yes and he said actually I was wondering when I was going to make it on the loose for an hour so there you go Jude but I wanted to share his words with you because I think you can relate I can relate I know what that's like to feel like there's this monster inside of you and you want to push everybody away Judy Judy said I feel like I turn into the incredible hulk and if you leave me alone I just keep bringing myself down and I can relate to that you can probably relate to that that there's this green monster inside of me that comes out and I can't control it kinda like the whole but way less powerful and way less green and less worthy of a comic book I feel that I've been there we've all been there and we've all needed someone to be there for us even if we're pushing them away this simple message of the birth of Jesus the messiah is that god has come to be with us god has come to be with you he's here to stay he won't leave how do I know he send you signs he says at least two kinds of signs let's call them direct signs and indirect signs so for example when I come home I go in my kitchen and I see on the kitchen counters baking pans and flour and butter and brown sugar all over the place that's an indirect sign that someone in my household baking cookies now the direct sign is there on the counter it's a note from my wife Amy and it says hi this is baking cookies go get more butter from the store that's a direct sign that's a clear sign so also god sends you signs he has come to be with you because he loves you he sends indirect signs and direct signs let me give you an example of an indirect sign that he is giving you it is your capacity to love your capacity to love and be loved by other people it's in you this innate in born undeniable capacity to love and be loved that's a sign from god some people just write it off as evolutionary baggage as a survival mechanism that we've picked up along the way but I think that that view is less compelling than it might have once been because human beings express love and affection like no other creature what other creature has expressed affection in something like Shakespeare's eighteenth sonnet shall I compare thee to a summer's day thou art more lovely and more temperate what other creature says stuff like that to their beloved no other creatures record love songs nor other creatures plan parties no other creatures give elaborate gifts at Christmas to show love there's something different about us we have been gifted with this capacity to love and be loved and it is a sign an indirect sign from god but it is a distorted sign there's interference in the signal static in the channel we have this capacity to love but something's gone wrong with it now you've experienced this if you've ever tried to love someone over time eventually you stumble across something in them that's unlovable and it's in everyone it's in your co workers and it's in your friends it's in your romantic love interest it's even in the person that you thought was your soul mate it's in your children and your parents and even your sweet grandmother and when you saw this thing and then this unlovable thing and then you had to decide whether or not you would keep on loving them keep embracing them keep being there for them will you leave them we keep them at a safe distance only visit them every other Christmas we try to fix them make them more attractive to you and whatever strategy you've taken I know that you felt the limit the insufficiency the brokenness of your capacity to love to love someone who is deep down an insecure child to love someone who is mean to love someone who who hates themselves and he's pushing you away and the problem is the same from the other side I know that there's something in me that's unlovable and I think you know that there's something in you that's on lovable it's like there's an alternate personality like the incredible hulk like some monster some snake that lives inside of me that I can't control when you've got one two and part of you believes like me that because of this people won't really love you they won't really love the whole you they might love a part of you they might love a piece of you the the part that they find attractive the part that they find impressive but they don't love the whole you because they don't know what you are like you know what you are I know that the day is coming when I won't be valuable I know that the day is coming when I won't be productive or attractive and then people will see you how unlovable I really am and so maybe it would be better if you just went away now and against all of this okay all of this is the simple message of the birth of Jesus the messiah thank god is here to stay he won't leave he wants to be with you because he loves you he loves you not because you're lovable but because he is love at that broken capacity that you have in you love and be loved by others that from him it's a sign an indirect sign that he gave you as a as a sign of his love and that's not all he did he gave you a direct clear unmistakable sign sign that he has come to be with us to be with all of us with everyone who will look to his son Jesus one of the earliest followers of Jesus of Nazareth was a Jewish man named Matthew Matthew wrote a biography about Jesus and Matthew wants to show you whoever reads his book whoever listens to his book he wants to show you that Jesus is the fulfillment of the creator's commitment to love his creation Jesus is the fulfillment of god's commitment to be with us because he loves us listen to how Matthew tells it in the first chapter of his book now this is how the birth of Jesus the messiah came about his mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph but before they came together Mary was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit and Joseph her husband because he was a righteous man because he did not want to expose her to public disgrace he wanted to divorce her quietly but after he had considered these things work an angel of the lord appeared to him in a dream and said Joseph son of David do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife because that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit she will give birth to a son and you are to give him the name Jesus Jesus which means the lord saves you are to give him the name Jesus because he will save his people from their sins all this took place to fulfill what the lord had said to the profit through Isaiah the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son and they will call him and you well which means god with us after Joseph woke up he did everything that the angel the lord commanded him to do he took merry home to be his wife but had no union with her until after she had given birth to a son and he gave him the name yes the gospel of Matthew first chapter some years ago I knew a Jewish man named Steven Stephen once said to me if Jesus is the messiah why isn't there peace on earth Stephen was referring to ancient Hebrew prophecies about the messiah from profits like Isaiah the missile was supposed to be this king descended from David who would rule over all of Israel and over all of the nations in his kingdom would bring peace and there would be no end to his reign and so if Jesus is the messiah then what's the deal the New Testament gives a two part answer to Stevens question the first part is hold on peace is coming true pieces coming because Jesus is coming again and he will raise the dead and he will make all things new hold on peace is coming and the second part of the answer is this for there to be true peace on earth first there must be peace between you.

Dr Michael Ziglar
"michael ziglar" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

06:12 min | 2 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Sometimes we need someone to stay with us even when we say we want to be left alone Dr Michael Ziglar says that's part of what Christmas is all about god is here to stay he wants to be with you because he loves you he loves you not because you're lovable but because he is love that broken capacity that you have in you love and be loved by others from him it's a sign an indirect sign that he gave you as a sign of his love and that's not all he did he gave you a direct clear unmistakable sign doctors signallers messages titled here to stay today's program also features the kids praise choir from king of glory Lutheran church Williamsburg Virginia hello I'm mark I sure thanks for joining us today the Lutheran hour is part of a global Christian outreach effort that seeks to gain a hearing for the gospel here in North America and in more than fifty countries around the world your prayers and gifts make it possible thank you for your faithful support now here's our speaker Dr Michael Ziggler don't leave me alone is what my son Jude said to me don't leave me alone because I keep bringing myself down if you leave me alone the night before June and I had had a rough night I had to enforce some consequences because of his behavior and he was not happy with me he was mad and he was telling me afterward leave Galway leave and I had a hunch in the moment that leaving him at that moment would not have been good for him but it's hard to know that when the person you're trying to be there for is telling you go leave get out of here but I didn't I asked you permission if I could share this with you later and he said yes and he said actually I was wondering when I was going to make it on the loose for an hour so there you go Jude but I wanted to share his words with you as I think you can relate I know what that's like to feel like there's this monster inside of you and you want to push everybody away Judy Judy said I feel like I turn into the incredible hulk and if you leave me alone I just keep bringing myself down and I can relate to that you could probably relate to that that there's this green monster inside of me that comes out I can't control it kind of like the whole but way less powerful and way less green and less worthy of a comic book I feel that I've been there we've all been there and we've all needed someone to be there for us even if we're pushing them away this simple message of the birth of Jesus the messiah is that god has come to be with us god has come to be with you he's here to stay he won't leave how do I know he send you signs these two kinds of signs let's call them direct signs and indirect signs so for example when I come home I go in my kitchen and I see on the kitchen counters baking pans and flour and butter and brown sugar all over the place that's an indirect sign that someone in my household baking cookies now the direct sign is there on the counter it's a note from my wife Amy and it says hi this is baking cookies go get more butter from the store that's a direct sign that's a clear sign so also god sends you signs that he has come to be with you because he loves you he sends indirect signs and direct signs let me give you an example of an indirect sign that he is giving you it is your capacity to love your capacity to love and be loved by other people it's in you this innate in born undeniable capacity to love and be loved that's a sign from god some people just write it off as evolutionary baggage as a survival mechanism that we've picked up along the way but I think that that view is less compelling than it might have once been because human beings express love and affection like no other creature what other creature has expressed affection in something like Shakespeare's eighteenth sonnet shall I compare thee to a summer's day thou art more lovely and more temperate what other creature says stuff like that to their beloved no other creatures record love songs nor other creatures plan parties no other creatures give elaborate gifts at Christmas to show love there's something different about us we have been gifted with this capacity to love and be loved and it is a sign an indirect sign from god but it is a distorted sign there's interference in the signal static in the channel we have this capacity to love but something's gone wrong with it now you've experienced this if you've ever tried to love someone over time eventually you stumble across something in them that's unlovable.

Dr Michael Ziglar
"michael ziglar" Discussed on WRKO AM680

WRKO AM680

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on WRKO AM680

"The instrumental version if you if you didn't hear the lyrics I'm not going to reside in Syria but was all that was that was zeppelins only top ten hit did you know that really number five it got up his eyes number five but that that song all of it but I'm not going to repeat the lyrics but that graph everything about that song is one hundred percent toxic masculinity if that was number one on my list I can live with my last it's not it should have been I can't believe gonna take a break I've done when we return I will reveal number two and then number one toxic masculinity rock and roll the VB lightning list continues when we return right here in our care the following program is a paid commercial program RKL the Lutheran hour bringing Christ to the nation's we find security in an uncertain world Dr Michael Ziglar says in Christ god draws us homework scene rightly the cross of Jesus oils are proposals to build a home without god so god used the crucifixion of Jesus to make a way home for us Jesus is risen from the dead and today he calls you the young lady from South Africa his family disowned her on account of her face that's all just ahead today on the loose were not.

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"michael ziglar" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Doesn't seem to be that big of a fine fifty dollars to start with yeah I think a lot of parents would pay it and just say you know you've got to stop this this is proposed by the headed the school district there who's teaming up with city leaders say believe that getting the financial attention appearance is the way to go. sometimes that's just what it takes that nothing else gets the parents attention and sell it finally hit sound in a way where they think twice. days ten to eleven AM and two to three PM on news radio kale BJ. the Lutheran hour bringing Christ to the nation's. the book of genesis tells how we became fallen creatures in a fallen world struggling under a curse however Dr Michael Ziglar says thank god the story doesn't end with a hefty. Jesus became one of us and he suffered under the curse that's what was happening when he was crucified it wasn't the the mac in nations of the Roman Empire it was the ancient curse of god falling upon the son of god. suggest titled the dream is alive..

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"michael ziglar" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

05:35 min | 3 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Go to W. away I dot com slash. the following show is paid for by Lutheran hour ministries the views and opinions expressed are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily represent those of W. L. A. I. N. I heart media. the Lutheran hour bringing Christ to the nation's. in today's message doctor Michael Ziglar says you have a part to play on god's stage of a part to play. in your role at the same time you have responsibility not only to god but also to the others on the stage and Dr Charles parent says part of our willingness to care for god's creation god doesn't give angel the responsibility of having to mean over secretion creatures that responsibility when we rule remember that your ruling over looking after fellow creatures the girl that's next today on the Lutheran hour. hello I'm mark I sure thanks for letting us be part of your day and thank you for your faithful support your gifts and prayers help the Lutheran hour bring Christ to the nations and the nations to the church now with today's message here's our speaker Dr Michael Ziggler. do you ever get to be in a school play I got to be N. are a couple of them I still remember my line from one of them that's right I said my line wasn't a really big part but I still remember it the play was called fat fat Jehoshaphat it was a chronicle of an ancient middle eastern king and my friend Steve he got to be the king Jehoshaphat. Steve was a skinny as a rail and so the teacher had to put a couch cushion under his robes so that he could be fat fat Jehoshaphat reigned in act one of the play the king Steve character declares a fast no food and then an act to he comes back out on stage minus the cushion you know because of the fast and then we all sang a song about flat flat Jehoshaphat. so I had a small role in the play I got to be one of the generals and Jehoshaphat army and I got to wear a beard not one of those hokey beards that you put on your head with an elastic band with the kind they actually grew on your face and I think about it it was a lot of work for one line but the the line I remembered it was when the messenger comes in and tells the king at their says China army coming to fight and attack us and and the messenger says the Moabites are coming the Moabites are coming in my line was the Moabites not the Moabites they're so tough day gargle peanut butter in the morning. science technology engineering math stem stem is all the rage in education these days but every drama teacher will advocate to keep the performing arts in the curriculum every kid who has a part in the school play no matter how big or how small gets the first hand experience of the real life tension between freedom on the one hand and responsibility on the other between creative expression and constructive criticism. life is like that right. you have a part on the stage of life. it's your part. no one else can play it and with in that role within that part you have freedom of creative expression. at the same time it is a role there are boundaries there are limitations and when you transgress those boundaries things don't go well for you. it's like the softball team that I played on in high school I was playing third base but I didn't trust the guy playing shortstop and so I tried to play my position and his as well it didn't go well for the team dynamics when you pull a stunt like that you get destructive criticism from the other players on your team because every roll has its limits it has its boundaries and when you transgress them. things go poorly. it's a good way to understand life in general and a good way to understand life is a follower of Jesus. through faith in Jesus you have been set apart for a part on the stage of god's creation. god is the play right the creative genius the Shakespeare behind this play and Jesus is the star performer the Holy Spirit is the director and you have a part. how do you play a part. you play it with a script. you play it without a tryout. you play with freedom. and you play with responsibility. first of all.

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"michael ziglar" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Today's program is all about name recognition and getting to know god better Dr Michael Ziglar says that's the purpose of the apostles creed you don't know the name people don't know what you're talking about that's the purpose of the apostles creed when people say I believe in god they could mean a lot of things in fact the word god has been stretch so much that it could mean almost anything so much that we may as well be saying I believe in could you describe that for me stay with us for doctors igloos message the Lutheran hour is brought to you by in layman's Lee hello I'm mark I sure thanks for joining us today your gifts and prayers help the Lutheran hour bring Christ to the nations and the nations to the church thank you for your faithful support now here's our speaker Dr Michael Ziggler I learned a lot of names that year dozens of them twenty two years later I can only think of one cadet first class Chad P. Tuttle I am a graduate of the United States airforce academy in Colorado springs Colorado seven thousand two hundred fifty eight feet above sea level far far above that of west point Annapolis I learned that my do the year at the airforce academy that's what the freshman year is called it's the duly year it comes from the Greek word for slave and that's what the duly year feels like there are many rituals and symbols of this servile status let me tell you two of them first there is the hacked the the cover that you're issued as a duly it's a straight build form backed truckers cap.

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"michael ziglar" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

06:06 min | 3 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Once again, here's Dr Michael Ziglar. Thanks, mark. Once again, I have joining me in the studio, doctor professor doctor Laos Sanchez teacher of mine, friend of mine. He is the director for the center for Hispanic studies. Concordia seminary, and also professor there. Thanks again for joining us, Leo. Thank you, the bible calls. The Holy Spirit the advocate. What does that mean? Why is that good news? Well, when I think of advocates, I think of someone who steps into the fan the vulnerable. And so, I think more of the Fender courts of law. And so the world in the gospel of John is sort of accusing the ban of the cycles for their faith, and so the Holy Spirit and Thor's in, you know, and he's kind of like the Fender. And so when when the world access a judge. Against Christians for what they believe the Holy Spirit steps in as an advocate as the Fender, and he those undo it externally. But kind of in them assures them that their faith is actually not misplace their faith in Jesus is the real thing. And so we need, you know, someone to the fend this anyone who's gone through the court system as a guilty party will tell you the importance of having the Fender, come by your side. So I think that's good news. That when the world put into question, our faith, the spirit is there to strengthen us. And the reason why we show up the church to hear the word of God is because the spirit is doing his defending work, even without us knowing about it. So to me, that's good news. And Jesus says that the father will send another advocate implying that he also is, is the defender in that goes right along with him as the good shepherd. He's the one who who protects the sheep lays down his life for the sheep. And now he's given us not one, but two protectors, another protector the spirit. Yeah. Yeah. And I love the fact that this familial image there to thrown in that you will not be left alone. Orphans. So, in other words, the spirit will kind of bring you into the family, you know, maintain you, preserve you in that faith, along with the family of God, and will leave you alone. And to me, I think. That's good news to Jesus says, we will come and make our home with you. The, the father, and I by the spirit will make our home with you. Yeah. The willing of the Holy Spirit in the believer bringing him or her into that father son relationship so that, you know, through the spirit, we become sons of God and therefore, part of the family, you know, kind of we're not or fence. And I think that brings a lot of comfort is, is not just that the spirit is advocating for us when we're attacked for our faith, but the he though, so in the context of community communities kind of upholding us as we live, as followers of Christ in the world and that community is the family of God. We, we become what Jesus is naturally the sun. We become by adoption. Yeah. The end of John, you have Jesus on the cross in those son. Here's your mother, mother. Here's your son. I mean, in that sense that is sort of fulfillment of the promise that you will not be left alone orphans, because the Holy Spirit has not put you into the church. And so, you know, son, here's your mother, mother. Here's your son. That's picture of the church, and this is often the places where we were sustained by the spirits remain faithful and to remain a witnesses in the world. Even when everything around says, what you believe is kind of crazy doesn't make any sense. But the spirit in the defenses against those kinds of thoughts and, and he keeps us nurtures us to be faithful people you've written a book recently, titled sculptor spirit. And in the book you reference studies that would suggest that the common narrative. That America's becoming more and more secular and will continue to do so is probably not the case. In fact, that America will remain Christian predominantly, but it will look more like the Christianity of the global south what does your work have to, to say to that challenge in that opportunity? Number one is that even the North America? There are many studies say that people are interested in spirituality, but again spirituality define how right so in some ways that requires us to think more deeply about where we anchor our spiritual talk. So the Holy Spirit in the book. I argue the spirit, those through Christ is wish anchor spirituality, talk now, people from the global south, they took spiritual realities a lot. So we still need to anchor that in some story. Right. And so we need to prepare for that. Not everyone who claims to have a spiritual experience. Is necessarily someone who speaks for the Holy Spirit. Right. And so, I think when to prepare to help people discern the Holy Spirit actually doing in their lives for that we need to see what the Holy Spirit Jesus life. And then what the spirits on in our lives to shape in us, the presence of the south in the United States, I think, in vices to think more, deeply about what the Holy Spirit is doing in the lives of people. So be discerning and be thankful. That's right. That's right. Thank.

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"michael ziglar" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

15:25 min | 3 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Today's programs about light and darkness as Dr Michael Ziglar talks about doing the right thing while appearing to do the wrong thing. God is the light. And in him. There is no darkness at all. God is not the cause of the darkness. God is not the source of the darkness. The adversary has brought darkness into God's world. God is at work through the darkness. God is working like a double agent in the darkness to overthrow the darkness. Stay with us for doctors. Glues message. Hello. I'm mark. I sure thanks for joining us today. Your gifts in prayers help the Lutheran hour bring Christ to the nations and the nations to the church. Thank you for your faithful support. Now, here's our speaker. Dr Michael Ziglar to Lutheran pastors are sitting in an outdoor cafe in Germany. When an announcement comes over the radio. It's a newsflash France has surrendered the date is June seventeenth nineteen forty the darkness of war is descending upon the world. Germany's charismatic leader Adolf. Hitler had sent thousands of military vehicles rolling into France to continue the Nazi conquest of Europe. And the people around the cafe when they heard the news of their country's latest triumph ace stood and they cheered. And they sang some stood on tables and shares and they put out their arms in the signature salute to their leader, their fewer Heil Hitler and the younger pastor. Quiet and conscientious man sat shocked when he saw his older friend his mentor. His fellow pastor who until this very moment had publicly denounced Hitler. He was shocked when he saw him stand up and put out his arm and shout Heil Hitler. And then he whispered to his friends still seated at the table, put out your arm. Are you crazy? We will have to run many risks for many things, but this silly salute is not one of them. The pastor who urged his friend to shout Heil Hitler was Dietrich on. Hey for that scene comes from the book. Bon Hefer pastor martyr prophet spy a recent biography of the man by Eric Metaxas. And I was shocked when I read that scene in the book of all the people who would stand and shout Heil, Hitler, not Dietrich. Bon hey, for this is the man who had just five years later be put to death for his participation in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Why would Bon Hefer collude with the darkness like that? As Eric Metaxas. Puts it in his subtitle already Dietrich von, hey for was on his way to becoming a spy a double agent. He was working in the darkness to overcome the darkness shortly after Hitler had come to power, many officials in the German government were already working to conspire against him and overthrow the Nazi party. Dietrich bonday brother-in-law was one of them, and he got Dietrich a job working for the German military intelligence. And so this man this man who many consider as a hero many consider as shining example of Christian, courage and conviction in the face of in defiance of evil. This man was actually an agent of the Nazi government. At least it seemed on the surface in truth. He was working through the darkness to overcome the darkness officially Bon. Hey for was pretending to be a pastor. So that he could gather military intelligence for the Nazis, unofficially. He was a double agent. He was only pretending to be pretending. And in fact, he was serving. As a pastor and conspiring to overthrow the Nazi regime. So was he pretending or was he only pretending to be pretending. I run into a similar conundrum. When I listened to the last half of the twelfth chapter of the gospel of John. In this chapter. We hear Jesus preached publicly for the last time before he's crucified. It is the beginning of the final showdown. The alternate battle between good and evil. The clash between light and darkness. The hour has come Jesus has come to do battle the light versus the darkness. Now, if you doubt that there is such a battle. If you doubt that there really is a battle between good and evil. Consider the countless stories across cultures throughout the world that that intimidate that reflect this battle between light and darkness countless stories in our own culture. We have many examples we've got Dorothy versus the wicked witch. We've got Sherlock Holmes vs. Moriarty? We've got Shrek versus Lord Farquaad. That last one might be a stretch. But you get the point countless stories understand that there is a battle raging between good and evil between light and darkness. And this is the battle that John has been narrating from the beginning of his book. Jesus has come to do battle with the adversary. Adversary in Hebrew is suck Thanh Satan. The adversary and Jesus has come to confront him. Jesus has come to cast him out to dispel the darkness from God's creation. God's world that he made. And so loved listen to how John sets it up all the way back in chapter one. And then we'll skip to chapter twelve chapter one. Remember John said in the beginning was the word and the word. Word was with God. And the word was God. He was with God. And the beginning through him all things were made and nothing was made without him. In him was life, and this life was the light of humanity. The light is shining in the darkness, and the darkness has not been able to put it out. And then in John chapter twelve Jesus said to the crowd. For just a short time more. The light is with you. Walk while you have the light. So that the darkness does not overcome. You. Whoever walks in the darkness does not know where they are going. Trust in the light. While you have the light. So that you may become sons of the light. And after Jesus said these things he went away and hid himself from them. So many signs Jesus performed for them. So many signs Jesus performed before there is but still they continued not to trust in him. This was to fulfill the word of the prophet Isaiah who said Lord who has trusted what he has heard from us to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed, and so they were not able to trust. Because as I said, again, he has blinded there is and he has hardened their hearts so that they do not see with their eyes, and they do not understand with their hearts and turn. And I would heal them. Is area spoke of his glory of Jesus glory, and he wrote about him. And he spoke about him. At the same time. Many among the leaders trusted in him trusted in Jesus. But because of the fair sees so that they would not be expelled from the synagogue. They did not openly confess him because they loved the glory that comes from other people more than the glory of God. Then Jesus shouted and said. Whoever trust in me trust, not only me. But in the one who sent me whoever looks to me is looking at the one who sent me I have come as light into the world. So that whoever trusts in me will not remain in darkness. If anyone here's my message and does not keep it. I do not judge that person. Because I have come not to judge the world. But to save the world. To the one who rejects me, and does not receive my message that person has a judge very words that I have spoken. We'll judge them on the last day because I am not speaking on my own the father who sent me has given me a command what to say, and what to speak, and I know that his command is eternal life. And so whatever I say is just what the father has told me to say. This is the gospel of the Lord praised to you Christ. So the words that give me trouble in this passage har- the following. They were not able to believe because as is as said, he blinded there is and he hardened their hearts so on first glance. It sounds like the work of the adversary. Jesus has come to bring light Jesus his come to let people see, but the devil. He brings darkness he causes. Blindness. Putt. You look at the passage who's doing the blinding John's quoting Zeta chapter six and is h after six the Lord God calls out whom shall I send who will go for us. And I say says me me pick me, I send me here. My send me and God says, I will send you and he did send him and he sent him into failure. He sent him into darkness. I would not be able to persuade the people to turn back to God. In fact, the opposite would be the case God would use as words to blind the already unbelieving people. God would use as words to harden. The hard hearted people God would use air to do the work that he had done through Moses in the book of exodus read the book of exodus. Same case God sent Moses to speak to pharaoh king of Egypt. God would send Moses into failure. At least initially Moses was not able to persuade the king of Egypt. In fact, the opposite was the case Scott used Moses words to further harden, Feroz, hard heart. And so we have this pattern. I there's Moses then there's is area. And now, there's Jesus. God sends them into darkness. God sends them into failure. God uses them to cause blindness and hard heartedness. So who side is God on is the on the side of the light or the darkness? When I searched the scriptures for an answer. The the response. I see page after page is God is on God's side. And God is the light. And in him. There is no darkness at all. God is not the cause of the darkness got his not the source of the darkness. The adversary has brought darkness into God's world. And so when Ferro rejected the word of the Lord through his servant, Moses that was the work of the darkness. And when the people of Israel rejected the word of the Lord through his servant, Isaiah that was the darkness at work. And when the people of Jerusalem rejected God's word and crucified him. That was the darkness at work. But the light is still shining in the darkness, and the darkness has not been able to put it out. God is at work through the darkness. God is working like a double agent in the darkness to overthrow the darkness. Even in the darkest moment of all history. The crucifixion of God's beloved, son. Even there especially there. The light is shining for the whole world to see and the darkness has not been able to put it out..

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"michael ziglar" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

07:30 min | 3 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Dr Michael Ziglar, I was listening to the program this American life IRA glass, the host was interviewing a man named Ryan Knighton. And I was intrigued by what Ryan was saying. His words brought me to see life through his is through the eyes of a man who happens to be blind. Ryan started going blind. When he was eighteen years old. And now he has completely lost his sight. And he was explaining how one time he was traveling on his own and his wife had asked him to give her a call when he got to the hotel. Now, this is a simple task for those of us who are cited. But it's a little bit tricky for Ryan he gets into the room and feels for the bed and then works his way up the bed and probes the nightstand. Looking for the phone, but there's no phone so he crawls over the bed and gropes about for the other night stand expecting the phone would be there. But no phone he crawls off the bed and shuffles over to where he would expect. There's a table grazes with his shins and looks around the table with his hands still no phone, and he starts to circle the room, patting down every square foot of the. Room the couch and the desk, he says this experiences like living inside a first person video game, but everything's dark. Everything's black. You can't see a thing until you touch it. And then when you touch it the object lights up for a moment. But then when you let go and move on it recedes into a low resolution dark mental image of the room. He's trying to construct pixel by pixel in his mind's eye, and he searches and searches and he can't find the phone. So he gives up goes to bed and figures, he'll just try again in the morning. In the morning. He is awoken by a familiar sound. A phone is ringing. He crawls out of bed and homes in on the direction of where the sound is coming. He finds it fumbles with the receiver picks it up, and it's his wife, Tracy. She's worried about where he is. Why didn't you call last night? And Ryan says I I checked for the phone. There was no phone in this room last night. I searched the whole place, and she you know, she doesn't believe him. He's blind. So he hangs up the phone decides he's going to get a little bit more sleep. And he turns to go back to the bed. What he runs into a wall? In the wall was not there last night. He panics a little bit. And he says, you know, it's kind of funny in some ways. But it's also terrifying. I'm a grown man lost in my hotel room. And so he starts feeling his way down the wall expecting it to end. But then there's another war that wasn't there last night. And as he's narrating this. I'm thinking did they did they pick him up and move him to a different room while he was sleeping, and he says he feels his way down that one comes to a corner that he wasn't expecting. And then it hits him that he was in a part of the room that he hadn't discovered last night. He hadn't had on his mental map of the room. He was in an alcove with a little table and a phone. Ryan says that the problem is when you're blind. You cannot assume anything. You get a picture in your mind. And if you get it wrong, you live inside the mistake. Ryan said that people often ask him and his wife. Tracey how they cope as a couple with his blindness and Ryan wrote that it's mostly in the small things. He says I reach for a glass, and I can't find it. And I continue talking to you over the table on my hand continues to look just when I give up Tracy nudges the glass to my fingers. It's so casual the allowances she gives me to try and to fail, and it's so reflexive her help when I need it. That last part is from Ryan Knighton memoir cockeyed. In it. He narrates how he came to grips with this decade long loss of his vision. It's a powerful memoir. It brought me to see life through another person's eyes person who happened to be going blind. I was giving a message in a church, and I like to make eye contact with people when I'm speaking in public. So I can connect with them. And I look in the back of the church, and I see a younger, man. Not looking at me. But looking at the baby in the row in front of him making silly faces getting the baby to laugh and to. And. Little annoyed because I did all this work for this message side, I look at him and I look around and I look back. Maybe he's locked in now. But no, he still distracting that poor helpless baby. And as I'm speaking this message, I am forming a picture of him in my mind's eye, obviously, he's dealing with some sort of spiritual blindness or apathy. I got to talk to him sometime afterwards. And I learned a little bit more about him. Some of his story. He had. A medical condition. That recently almost killed in. And only by a miracle of God he survived and now, he just sees life different. He thinks about the wife and the young children he almost left behind and he sees people differently drawn to people, and he also said he was encouraged by my message. So apparently he can do more than one thing at once. Unlike me as he shared this. I was embarrassed. I seen him all wrong. In my eyes. He was just another. Nobody who didn't recognize my greatness. Sometimes I get the wrong picture in my mind and get trapped in Miami mistake. There's this scene from John's memoirs of Jesus and in this chapter chapter nine of his book. There are a lot of people who are struggling with blindness for the cited ironically, they come to see. They come to see through the eyes of a man who was blind. So listen to John chapter nine. Jesus was passing by. He.

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"michael ziglar" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

03:55 min | 3 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Listening to the Lutheran hour, and we just heard a message from Dr Michael Ziglar, titled where heaven beats earth and once again, we're learning new things today. We learned a new word drop-goal. That's right. It's a word that I got from the Huffington Post. There was an article on snoozing, their physiological and mental effects of snoozing. I have a problem with snoozing as you've heard, and I I need to need to do better. But it comes from a Mary Karski gone, a PHD professor in psychiatry and human behavior, and and this is an old term to describe this. Lingering sleep inertia was another word for it. You just can't wake up. All right. The message had a lot of important imagery, particularly I liked when we talked about Nicodemus and his nighttime meeting with Jesus I'm wondering would John three six. Fifteen have made it into scripture had Nicodemus not been there and related that conversation to John after the fact. Yeah, you, and I were talking before, and you mentioned that, and it it really I think it's a great idea. A great thought, we don't we don't know. Jesus, of course, could have related to John and post resurrection conversations. But I think that's a great theory. And I've heard someone make a similar move with the book of Jonah like where do we get Jona because Jonah ends with this open ended nece that he is angry with the Lord and the largest asked him a question, and we don't know how it ends. Well, where do we get the book of Jonah apparently Jona had a change your heart? And so maybe that's maybe Nicodemus went and talked to John and said, I heard you write in a book, you gotta put this one in there, and and John protrays Nicodemus in I would say a favorable light everybody who meets Jesus in the gospel of John comes with their own background with their own baggage their own issues, and Jesus will meet them each individually any meets Nicodemus. And as I mentioned in the message John mentions Nicodemus again by name in chapter seven and again by name and chapter twenty so John he he's an author. Who loves to just hint and make you fill in the blanks, and I saw I think that's a great idea later on during the scripture reading you consistently use the phrase, you must be born from above often we hear that said you must be born again. So here you're tying in with your ladder metaphor of God descending born from above. It's coming to us from God. Could also be interpreted as born again. So the Greek word there is normally normally means from above, and I'm reading a commentary on the gospel of John by professor William Weinrich, concordia publishing house commentary. It's it's a scholarly commentary that deals with the original languages, and that's how he translates it. It can also mean born again, it's that's not a bad translation of the word. But I think the emphasis is on. This is the work of God from heaven coming. Down to earth through the Holy Spirit. This is the movement in John so it Jesus's baptism. The Holy Spirit is descending, and we are born from above and John connects our new birth to the baptism of Jesus that we are born in him, and we receive the spirit just as he received the spirit in time as a man both are good. But I think the emphasis is on the action the arrows go down always the arrows, go down in John and the whole biblical message. We are not climbing up the ladder to try to to sneak up on God or find God. He is finding us..

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"michael ziglar" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:55 min | 3 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Listening to the Lutheran hour, and we just heard a message from Dr Michael Ziglar, titled where heaven beats earth and once again, we're learning new things today. We learned a new word drop-goal. That's right. It's a word that I got from the Huffington Post. There was an article on snoozing, their physiological and mental effects of snoozing. I have a problem with snoozing as you've heard, and I need to need to do better. But it comes from a Mary skit on a PHD professor in psychiatry and human behavior, and and this is an old term to describe this. Lingering sleep inertia was another word for it. You just can't wake up. All right. The message had a lot of important imagery, particularly I liked when we talked about Nicodemus and his nighttime meeting with Jesus I'm wondering would John three six. Fifteen have made it into scripture had Nicodemus not been there and related that conversation to John after the fact. Yeah, you, and I were talking before, and you mentioned that, and it it really I think that's a great idea. A great thought, we don't we don't know. Jesus, of course, could have related to John and post resurrection conversations. But I think that's a great theory. And I've heard someone make a similar move with the book of Jonah like where where do we get Jona because Jonah ends with this open ended nece that he is angry with the Lord and the largest ask a question, and we don't know how it ends. Well, where do we get the book of Jonah apparently Jona how to change your heart? And so maybe that's maybe Nicodemus went and talked to John and said, oh, I heard you write in a book, you gotta put this one in there. And but John protrays Nicodemus in I would say a favorable light everybody who meets Jesus in the gospel of John comes with their own background with their own baggage their own issues, and Jesus will meet them each individually, and he meets Nicodemus. And as I mentioned in the message John mentioned Nicodemus again by name in chapter seven and again by name and chapter twenty so John he he's an author. Who loves to just hint and make you fill in the blanks, and I saw I think that's a great idea later on during the scripture reading you consistently use the phrase, you must be born from above often we hear that said you must be born again. So here you're tying in with your ladder metaphor of God descending born from above. It's coming to us from God. Could also be interpreted as born again. So the Greek word there is normally normally means from above, and I'm reading a commentary on the gospel of John by professor William Weinrich, concordia publishing house commentary. It's it's a scholarly commentary that deals with the original languages, and that's how he translates it. It can also mean born again, it's that's not a bad translation of the word. But I think the emphasis is on. This is the work of God from heaven coming down. Down to earth through the Holy Spirit. This is the movement in John so it Jesus's baptism. The Holy Spirit is descending, and we are born from above and John connects our new birth to the baptism of Jesus that we are born in him, and we received the spirit just as he received the spirit in time as a man both are good. But I think the emphasis is on the action the arrows go down always the arrows, go down in John and the whole biblical message. We are not climbing up the ladder to try to to sneak up on God or find God. He is finding us..

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"michael ziglar" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Thank you for your faithful support. Now, here's our speaker. Dr Michael Ziglar, a preschool teacher was helping one of her students put on his snow boots to go outside to play. He was pulling and she was pushing and still the stubborn little boots did not want to go on his feet by the time. She got the second boot on she'd worked up sweat. She stood him up on his feet, and he took a couple of steps and said teacher, they're on the wrong feet. She checked and sure enough they were so she sat him back down and pull them off. And they were just as difficult to get off as they worked to put on swapped them around got him on the right feet this time and as soon as she got him on he said to her teacher. These aren't my boots. Now, a lesser human being might have shouted in his face. Why didn't you say something earlier, but she remained calm and she helped him pull those boots off his feet again. And once she pulled them off he says to her teacher does my brother's boots. And my mom had me wear them today. Teacher didn't know whether to laugh or to cry. She mustered up the grace again, though to put the boots back on his feet stood him up put his winter coat on and let him out to the door. And she asks him now where are your gloves smiles and says, we're doing my boots. Raising people is not a fast.

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"michael ziglar" Discussed on WRKO AM680

WRKO AM680

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on WRKO AM680

"Thank you for your faithful support. Now, here's our speaker. Dr Michael Ziglar, a preschool teacher was helping one of her students put on his snow boots to go outside to play. He was pulling and she was pushing and still the stubborn little boots did not want to go on his feet by the time. She got the second boot on she'd worked up a sweat. She stood him up on his feet, and he took a couple steps and said teacher, they're on the wrong feet. She checked and sure enough they were so she sat him back down and pull them off. And they were just as difficult to get off as they worked to put on swapped them around got him on the right feet this time, and as soon as she got him on he said to her teacher, these aren't my boots. Now, a lesser human being might have shouted in his face. Why didn't you say something earlier, but she remained calm and she helped him pull those boots off his feet again. And once she pulled them off. He says to her teacher does on my brother's boots. And my mom had me wear them today. For teacher didn't know whether to laugh or to cry. He mustered up the grace again, though to put the boots back on his feet stood him up put his winter coat on and let him out to the door. And she asks him now where are your gloves smiles and says, you're doing my boots. Raising people is not a fast.

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"michael ziglar" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"Thank you for your faithful support. Now, here's our speaker. Dr Michael Ziglar, a preschool teacher was helping one of her students put on his snow boots to go outside to play. He was pulling and she was pushing and still the stubborn little boots did not want to go on his feet by the time. She got the second boot on she'd worked up a sweat. She stood him up on his feet, and he took a couple of steps and said teacher, you're on the wrong feet. She checked and sure enough they were so she sat him back down and pulled them off. And they were just as difficult to get off as they worked to put on swapped them around and got him on the right feet this time, and as soon as she got him on he said to her teacher, these aren't my boots. Now, a lesser human being might have shouted in his face. Why didn't you say something earlier, but she remained calm and she helped him pull those boots off his feet again. And once she pulled them off. He says to her teacher does on my brother's boots. And my mom had me wear them today. You didn't know whether to laugh or to cry. She mustered up the grace again, though to put the boots back on his feet stood him up put his winter coat on and let him out to the door. And she asks him now where are your gloves smiles and says, we're doing my boots. Raising people is not a fast.

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"michael ziglar" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on WGN Radio

"And the nations to the church. Thank you for your faithful support. Now, here's our speaker. Dr Michael Ziglar, a preschool teacher was helping one of her students put on his snow boots to go outside to play. He was pulling and she was pushing and still the stubborn little boots did not want to go on his feet by the time. She got the second boot on she'd worked up a sweat. She stood him up on his feet, and he took a couple steps and said teacher, they're on the wrong feet. She checked and sure enough they were so she sat him back down and pull them off. And they were just as difficult to get off as they worked at put on swapped them around got him on the right feet this time, and as soon as she got him on he said, we're teacher, these aren't my boots. Now, a lesser human being might have shouted in his face. Why didn't you say something earlier, but she remained calm and she helped him pull those boots off his feet again. And once she pulled them off. He says to her teacher doesn't my brother's boots. And my mom had me wear them today. The poor teacher didn't know whether to laugh or to cry. She mustered up the grace again, though to put the boots back on his feet stood him up put his winter coat on and let him out to the door. And she asks him now where are your gloves smiles and says, we're doing my boots. Raising people is not a fast.

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"michael ziglar" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:37 min | 3 years ago

"michael ziglar" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Flexible gold, and you commit those words to memory, and you you repeat them all week long. Even try only a word of promise has the power to make a wedding ring. What it is. And only Jesus has the power to make you what you were created to be. He is the solder who fuses you to God. He is the flux who makes you clean. He is the torch who melts you've down and purifies you. He is the hammer who shapes you. He is the word of power who makes you he is the pledge in token of God's steadfast love, and faithfulness, and if you're willing I invite you to pray with me to him. Lord Jesus Christ. Word of the living. God. I confess often have turned away from you. Often have I turned against you. Turn not your word from me. Turn my heart again towards you in faith, and in love for all people that we might be bound to you. Because you are the life with the father and the Holy Spirit one God now and forever. Amen. You're listening to the Lutheran hour. We just heard Dr Michael Ziglar with a message, titled the word turned toward a Mark. I you're here in the studio with Dr Ziglar, and would you introduce our guest. Yes, Mark, our guest is Dr Rick Mars. He is a licensed clinical psychologist has a PHD in counseling psychology. He is the professor a professor at concordia seminary, the director of the programs that prepare men to be pastors and Deaconess to serve in the church. He was one of my professors at the seminary, and my favorite thing about a doctor Mars is though he has all these titles. He asked the students to call pastor Mars, and I think it shows his heart. So welcome has remorse. Very good to be here. Thank you for vitamin in your message. You talked about improving relationships human relationships through improved communication. What does that also tell us about God? And how he. Relates to us. God created us relations. I think that came through in in the sermon. One verse that always strikes me in Justice to is not good for man to be alone. God created first Adam had all these animals around him like pets ISIS. I assume pets can give us unconditional love. But yet it was not good for man to be alone from a talking creation a person. So that was why God gave Adam eve and why they had each other. So we need by his direction human relationships, and we even see that in the in the trinity the most mysterious of of relationships three persons one God in essence all three loving each other and us, and we are creations of that mysterious love, and I liked how in the sermon you pointed out through our Lord Jesus became flesh who then turned toward us in a way that we can sense in the weekend. I know that God cures for us because he turned to us incarnations through Jesus and flesh. And he does this completely out of his nature. It's not a foreign thing for him to turn toward another in in language speaking because as you mentioned, this is God's nature as the Triune God, there's never a time when the father was without the sun with without the Holy Spirit that the three are eternally turned toward each other. And this is something unique about the Christian view of God that God is by nature. Relational? I mentioned this book. And I know you've heard of it the by John in the relationship. Sure. This is a book you use in your class right on pastoral counseling. And I was fascinating. When I took the class with you. He talked about the three ways that you can respond to a bid for connection. Tell us a little bit more about those. And how you use that to teach pastoral counseling. Yeah. It's one of those cases where again, I think when many young men come to seminary they're looking for the right answers. And so part of my class. I'm trying to convince them. Well, theology is not all about the right answers. It's also about how people are relating to one another and got man, just he's not a Christian himself, but he's a wonderful researcher. So he gives us this wonderful insight through his research that what we thought was. I liked your metaphor the gold nuggets as well. We're kind of looking for. But in reality were looking for all these little tiny gold specks of of emotional bids that other people are giving to us and we're giving out to them. And when we respond more, positively to them, then that increases more emotional bidding when we respond by turning away. I ignoring them or or. Yeah. If knowing what they're focusing on or turning against them by getting belligerent or angry. Then we mute that emotional bidding process between human beings. So I've found gotten book very helpful in thinking in an analogous way to our relationship with God. It helps me remember that when we talk about faith in God, we are talking about a relationship that's based on trust connection through the word. And it's I think it's a very helpful metaphor to understand what John is up to in the gospel of John he says, he's written these things. So that we would believe that Jesus. The Christ that we would trust him that we become his children are like when you talked about the accumulation of gold flex and how that second ring maker ended up with much more gold to me that sounded like the benefits of weekly exposure to God's word through worship that over a lifetime of exposure to. The word you end up with many more benefits than if you were just trying to cram for the final exam as it were exactly. And that's why I think people tend to see relationship just like we see a romantic getaway or a trip to DisneyWorld as a fix for our relationship problems. It really doesn't work like that in human relations. And of course, it's not gonna work like that with relationship with God that is he wants to have a father relationship with us where we have those little interactions like Paul says in Thesselonians, pray without ceasing. This is constant chitchat with God throughout the day. And and having weekly experience of hearing his word and mid week experience of talking with other Christians are all part of that. God nurturing that relationship of trust with us from being reminded weekly that he baptized into this faith that the water. There was something objective there. That happens was not just our own subjective faith, but he did something and we receive bread and wine body and blood then on a weekly basis as well. From those church services, and all those little things got that gold flick metaphor works very very well. And unfortunately, we in America don't value that as much as we used to in general. I mean, people are going to church less often and not realizing that they need to hear that word on a daily weekly basis..

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