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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Joy in Sorrow (John 16:16-24)

Key idea: We find a persevering and powerful joy when we see life in light of Christ and his gospel Four aspects of true joy to encourage our faith and increase our joy True joy recognizes the world’s counterfeits True joy is rooted in the Gospel True joy sees the bigger story Believe that suffering and joy can coexist Let your suffering lead you to Christ See your suffering with expectant hope True joy aligns our will with Christ through prayer To pray in Jesus’ name recognizes our poverty To pray in Jesus’......

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I Love to Tell the Story (Ephesians 2:1-10)

1. Chapter 1 – The Real Problem: Spiritual Death a. Totally corrupted by sin b. Seduced by the world’s values c. Enslaved to the rule of Satan d. Destined for judgment 2. Chapter 2 – The Divine Solution: the Gospel a. We have a hero who loves us b. We have a hero who forgives us c. We have a hero who shows us grace d. We have a hero who gives us a purpose...

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Episode 62: GARDENING PHASE!

“There are a billion ways to start digging deeper roots into God’s Word, and you don’t have to do all of them, but are you doing any of them? My guess is that this is not news to you. One more Truths for Troubled Times video to remind you to be in the Word. But there’s a reason for that. The reason why this never ceases to be a relevant issue for us is because it never ceases to be the way that God wants to see change happen in our lives. Maybe......

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Episode 43: What is the Church? A Worshiping Community

“There is a healthy discontentment that we should feel about the way things are. We should long to be together. We should long to be with our church family. A family that has to spend a long time apart from one another should never feel like that’s normal or healthy. But more than we should be longing to be together in our church building, we should long to be together in a new heavens and new earth, where death and sin will be no more, and we will be with our true family......

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Episode 30: Impatience and Frustration

“As much as we are waiting for many things to happen, the one thing we should be waiting on the most is God. Waiting for other things that we think will give us stability and safety will always lead to impatience and unrest. But waiting on God, trusting in his story, his priorities will always bring us peace.” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download MUSIC O Great God Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me  ACTIVITY Do the Stanford marshmallow experiment! Give your children (or yourself!) a marshmallow (or another treat). They......

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A Thrill of Hope (Matthew 1:1-17)

Key Idea:  Three ways the Christmas story provides real hope Hope for outsiders cultural outsiders social outsiders Hope for sinners Hope for sufferers The faithfulness of God’s plan The fullness of God’s plan...

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