Podcast #161: “More Than Conquerors” by Steven Curtis Chapman

Rolling Through Romans 8

Has life ever sent you reeling such that it causes you to question your faith in God? Paul has this beautiful list in Romans 8 that if you’re in the middle of any of the scenarios he presents, you may feel that God’s love has “left the building.” However, Paul goes on to teach us something that Steven Curtis Chapman’s song reminds us of — not only can these scenarios never separate us from God’s love, but we are more than conquerors over them.

Join me as I consider Paul’s conclusion in light of the context of Romans 8.

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Podcast #143: “One True God” by Steven Curtis Chapman

Unearthing Truth in Jesus' Prayer in John 17

If you knew that the next prayer you prayed aloud over a loved would be one of your last, would you pray for blessings and safety? Or would you fill your prayer with substance? Not for God’s benefit, but for the benefit of the loved one listening to your prayer on their behalf? Steven Curtis Chapman’s song, “One True God” points directly at God, and so does the prayer of Jesus in John 17.

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Join me as we spend some time in this prayer…one of Christ’s last prayers while in a suit of flesh here on earth.

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Podcast #77: “Do Everything” by Steven Curtis Chapman

Spending time in Paul's letter to the Colossians

There are many more mundane moments in our lives than magnificent. This week we will take Steven Curtis Chapman’s song, “Do Everything” to point us to the book of Colossians and ponder what it may look like to “do everything as unto the Lord.”

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How do you relate to my personal ponderings this week?

On this episode I discuss:

  • The story behind the song “Do Everything” by Steven Curtis Chapman – New Release Today Article
  • Steven Curtis Chapman’s inspiration verse for this song – 1 Corinthians 10:31
  • Why I chose to study the book of Colossians instead
  • Unpacking the lyrics of “Do Everything” to discover if you can see yourself in the lyrics, or if they inspire you to evaluate how you “see” life
  • Doing everything for the Lord and not for men – Colossians 3:23
  • The context of this instruction…it was directed to slaves – Colossians 3:22-24
  • Feeling trapped by our commitments (chosen or not)
  • Oswald Chambers teaching on the “shallow aspects of life”…what I am calling the mundane moments
  • Scripture as the “movie version” of our favorite stories
  • Will we be able to appreciate the magnificent moments if we can’t see the value in the mundane?
  • The confident hope that we have that brings meaning to the everyday – Colossians 1:4-5
  • Recognizing what we learn and how we grow through the mundane moments of life – Colossians 1:9-10
  • How these thoughts/teaching extends to what we SAY as well as what we do – Colossians 3:17