Podcast #187: “Poison Tree” by Ghost Ship

Calling Out the Works of the Flesh in Galatians 5

Sometimes we try to dress up sin to make it acceptable, or even worse, don’t address it at all. “Poison Tree” by Ghost Ship doesn’t play that game. The song describes the poisonous and ugly nature of sin while contrasting it to the new life Christ offers. If we never inspect sin closely, we’ll keep excusing it and miss out on the fruit our lives could bear instead.

We’ll stay in Galatians this week to explore the dirty rotten truths about the works of the flesh.

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Podcast #179: “There Is Power” by Lincoln Brewster

Praying in the Name of Jesus in John 14-16

“That’s the way we’ve always done it” has often caused the hair on the back of my neck to stand up. Not that tradition is bad, but understanding WHY we do things should be our motivating factor, not custom. I pray in Jesus’ name, but there is a Scriptural reason why. Lincoln Brewster’s song “There Is Power” reminds us of the power found in the name of Jesus.

Explore God’s Word with me as we discover the power truly found in Jesus’ name.

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Podcast #156: “Giants Fall” by Francesca Battistelli

Battlefield Basics with David in 1 Samuel 17

When was your last battlefield experience? I’m not talking about a military exercise, rather the battlefields of life. Francesca Battistelli’s song, “Giants Fall,” led me to 1 Samuel 17 to see David turning a food run into a battlefield story for the ages.

I wonder if we, like David, may be more prepared than we realize.

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Podcast #137: “What You Want” by Tenth Avenue North

Discovering What Delights God in Hosea 6

What is your agenda? If you enter a conversation with an agenda, you have a plan for the direction of the discussion. When you receive an agenda for a meeting, it is the leader’s plan for the direction of the meeting. What is your agenda — your plan — for your life? Does it match God’s agenda? Tenth Avenue North’s song, “What You Want” leads us to search out the Scripture for what God’s agenda.

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In fact, I take filter the search even further to seek out what brings God delight. Are you ready to go exploring?

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Podcast #130: “That’s How You Forgive” by Shane & Shane

Exploring the Scope of God's Forgiveness in Psalm 103

If we fully understood the scope of God’s forgiveness, we would be more grateful and more gracious. That has been my personal challenge this week as I used Shane & Shane’s song, “That’s How You Forgive,” to explore just HOW God forgives.

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Join me on this very powerful journey to explore the depths of God’s forgiveness and what it means to and for us.

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Podcast #123: “Abide With Me” by Matt Maher

Visiting a Vineyard in John 15

I have always loved the word abide. So many times English words don’t give enough umph as compared to their Greek or Hebrew counterparts, but abide is a good one. I wish it was as easy to accomplish as it is to understand the definition. “Abide With Me” by Matt Maher leads us to a conversation Jesus had with his disciples in a vineyard.

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It is with this metaphor that we learn some significant lessons about abiding. It is here we also learn what kind of impact it could have on our lives if we can get it right.

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Podcast #119: “The God I Know” by Love & The Outcome

Entering into Fellowship with God Through 1 John 1

“Thanks for reading this, I am thrilled to introduce you to the God I know,” says the apostle John (basically) as he opens his letter to believers in 1 John. The duo, Love & The Outcome, seems equally as thrilled to introduce us to God through the lyrics of their song, “The God I Know.” As we continue to read 1 John, however, we are drawn into a deeper understanding of where this “knowing” might lead.

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It’s pretty exciting. We get introduced to a pretty powerful word. Ready to jump in?

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