Episode 76: God's Speed is Slow

“During seasons of slowness, change can often feel imperceptible. An inch in a marathon, a degree of change might not seem like a lot – but it is nonetheless a grace given by an infinitely gracious God who judges rightly. Therefore we cannot look at the small graces in our lives and shrug them off as being worth nothing. Rather we need to see it as it is: God’s Spirit at work.”...

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Episode 75: Study the Bible with Pastor Eric

“The Word of God is what instructs us on how to be wise friends, what equips us to be people of discernment, what supplies us with a unique vision of the triune God, the church, and the world and how this vision shapes how we work, how we love God and our families, and how we serve one another.   For these reasons, maybe it wouldn’t be so impractical after all to develop or redevelop healthy Bible reading practices.”...

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Episode 74: You Watch Your Mouth!

“Our words should give grace to those who hear. Very simply, do your words point people to Christ? Does the graciousness of your speech remind people of the grace they find in the Gospel? Is there a hope-filled, heavenward flavor to the way you talk to people?”...

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Episode 73: Am I Emotionally Healthy?

“Emotional health is not knowing how to always, “feel better.” Emotional health is knowing how to come to God as a complete person, no matter what you are facing. It’s not about immediately having God take away bad feelings.” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Scripture: Psalm 42:5 Worship Still, My Soul be Still (https://youtu.be/27WmFfY3rwc) Oh the Deep, Deep Love (https://youtu.be/bJMiD4o4rws) Key Point – Emotional health means you understand what emotions you’re feeling, how they impact you, and how to engage them in a way that honors Christ. Discussion What emotions have you......

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Episode 72: Wise and Gentle Dialogue

Let’s be humble enough to recognize our own biases. The other side can also be well-thought-out; we may have something to learn from them. Read and study those who you disagree with. Let’s find ways to have constructive and instructive dialogue rather than debates where the loudest win.”   Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Open in Prayer Worship Sing a song or songs about the unity we have in Christ (The Churches One Foundation, Cornerstone, Christ Our Hope In Life and Death) Or Read John 13:35 and discuss why is it important......

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Episode 71: Know Peace

“Lives that are focused on God know peace. In our prayer, it’s so easy to ask for things, to ask for help, and we should. But when we are thankful, we are reminded not of of ourselves, but our great God who can bring us peace. That when a watching world sees this peace that surpasses understanding, they just might wonder where it comes from.”...

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Episode 70: Overcoming Anxiety

“The next time you start to feel anxious, you start to feel your heart racing, stop and pray with thanksgiving. Ask God for his peace and imagine that He’s guarding your heart and mind for what makes you anxious as you trust Him who is far greater than whatever problem you’re facing.” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Scripture:         Philippians 4:5b-7 Worship It Is Well With My Soul https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhaTIu_k4w0 I Will Fear No More (The Afters) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMmmbJlWhtk Key Points                     God is at hand and near to us (v.5). He is present everywhere and......

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Episode 69: Knowing, Trusting, & Loving Christ Our Shepherd

“When we feel lacking in our love and affections for Christ, we need to meditate on His sacrificial love for us that ultimately cost Him His life. When we feel lacking in our desire to be with Christ, we must reflect on His continual pursuit of us and our hearts and His desire to fellowship eternally with us. When we feel lacking in our faithfulness to Christ, we should recount all ways that Christ has been faithful to us. Each day we can fuel our love for Christ by remembering and meditating on......

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Episode 68: Doing the Same Things

“The command to “remember” is a frequent one with God’s character or promises or works, and it’s not just talking about intellectually recalling information, but this active bringing to mind and applying its significance. For example, we “remember” by preaching the gospel to ourselves.” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Worship: O Great God Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken Icebreaker Question: What is something that you’ve done more of than anyone else? Key Idea: The things in our lives that might seem repetitive, monotonous, or unspectacular are often the ways that God......

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Episode 67: Heaven, Our Home

“In Heaven, God will surely and finally overwhelm our heartbreaks. God will knit closed the wounds of war, schism, disease, and brokenness. God will erase the scars of sin; sorrow will reign no more.” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Worship – I Will Glory In My Redeemer by Sovereign Grace – Arrived by Enfield Icebreaker Question: When you think of heaven, what comes to mind? Key Idea: – Heaven is our home. Lesson: – The Heaven of Scripture exceeds anything that we could ever conceive. – In light of so glorious a......

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