Podcast #238: “Living Hope” by Phil Wickham

Exploring Our Living Hope in 1 Peter 1

Stale. Fake. Dead. Dying. Faded. Worthless. Delusional. There are all kinds of hope in this world, but believers in Christ are born again into a living hope. Phil Wickham’s song “Living Hope” leads us straight to Scripture where we discover that a Living God gives us a Living Hope through a Living Savior.

The original recipients of 1 Peter needed assurance of their living hope as they were suffering greatly. Let’s explore it together.

On this week’s episode I discuss:

Podcast #213: “All My Hope” by Crowder

Inspecting our Living Hope in 1 Peter 1

Exaggerated claims abound these days. You can’t turn on the news for a few minutes without hearing overstatements on all sides…and don’t get me started about “teenager-speak.” Crowder in his song, “All My Hope,” asks us to sing along with quite a claim…the claim that ALL our hope is in Jesus. This week we explore whether or not we place ALL our hope in Jesus. We also consider just what kind of hope we’ve been given.

You will be encouraged and challenged as we consider our living hope and where it asks us to fix our eyes.

On this episode I discuss:

Podcast #193: “Happy Dance” by MercyMe

Joy Unspeakable in 1 Peter 1

I’ve always wondered why it is more acceptable to express our joy over a touchdown (in my case an LSU Tiger touchdown) than in our salvation. MercyMe’s new song, “Happy Dance,” challenges us to let our joy out!

Join me as we head over to 1 Peter to explore unspeakable joy.

On this episode I discuss:

Podcast #126: “Diamonds” by Hawk Nelson

Reviewing the Refining Process

Is it possible to be grateful for pain? It’s all about perspective. We are all willing to endure pain if we believe the final result to be worth it. Hawk Nelson’s song, “Diamonds,” has me thinking about the refining process. This song, and the Scripture we uncover on this episode, may be the revelation you need to make it through whatever fiery trial you are enduring.


Stick with me and you will see that God has a “place of abundance” for you on the other side of this refining.

On this episode I discuss:

Podcast #66: “You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)” by Michael W. Smith & 1 Peter 1

Sometimes we just need to stop in the struggle and just worship. While this week’s song might show up more in Sunday Morning Praise than on the weekly radio playlist, it is full of inspiration to jump into Scripture. Join me as I take “You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)” by Michael W. Smith and jump into God’s Word this week.


I’ll give you a “behind the scenes” look at how I develop each podcast episode!

On this episode I discuss:

  • Being inspired by the kids at Christian Youth Theater
  • My secret weapon in finding Scripture…Google
  • In seeking to find Scripture about God being holy, I couldn’t hide from His call that I be holy as well – 1 Peter 1:16
  • The power of the cross reference and how it led me to Leviticus 11:44
  • The interlinear tool in BibleHub.com and how it led to Strong’s #6918
  • Following the same process for “mighty” and how it led to Zephaniah 3:17
  • Following the same process for “worthy” and how it led to Revelation 4:11
  • The A.C.T.S. structure for prayer
  • My daughter’s podcast, “More Than a Name”