Did God Turn His Back on Jesus? A Look at Psalm 22

In this episode, we look the question: Did God turn his back on Jesus? Many preachers believe that God is so holy that he can’t look on sin. Is that the case? Is it true that while Jesus was on the cross, God had to turn his back on him? Tune in to find out!

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The Spiritual Gift of Mercy

In this episode, we study the gift of mercy, which I believe is one of the church’s most important spiritual gifts. Our Good News is about a teen who was healed through prayer. Our Unreached People Group is the Nai of India. And Today’s Word comes from John 8, where Jesus is talking to the religious leaders about who is their true father. Continue reading

My Story: Called by God

In this special episode, I continue the series on my personal walk with Christ. This time I’m looking at what it’s like to be called by God and the profound impact it’s had on my life. I believe we are all called by God for a specific purpose and that calling can get us through some of the toughest times in our lives.

 

Evangelism: What is the Gospel?

In this episode, we discuss the gift of evangelism and what is the good news. In our Good News segment we discuss a woman who was freed from her four hour a day porn addiction. Our Unreached People Group is the Kurmi of India. In Today’s Word, we discuss John 8:1-10, which a story that some people believe shouldn’t even be in the bible. Continue reading

Five Characteristics of Godly Leadership: The Gift of Leadership

In this episode, we discuss the gift of leadership and five characteristics of a godly leader. Our good news is about a man in Durham who is raising awareness for PTSD by doing a good deed. Our unreached people group is the Kunbi of India and Today’s Word comes from John 7:25-52. Continue reading

Christian Olmstead Interview: Radical Mentoring & Souly Business

In this special episode, I interview a brother in Christ, Christian Olmstead. Christian is an on fire follower of Jesus who is married with four children. We talk about everything from his testimony to marriage and family to the ministries that he is involved in. You don’t want to miss this episode.

Websites mentioned:

Olmstead’s Homesteads on Instagram

Radical Mentoring

Souly Business

Our Pact App

Exhortation: Let’s Get Encouraged!

In this episode, we discuss the important spiritual gift of exhortation or otherwise known as the gift of encouragement. Not only do Christians need daily encouragement, they need to encourage others as well. In our Good News segment, we talk about a man whowas wrongly convicted of a crime and spent 30 years on death row, where God used him to minister to inmates. Our Unreached People Group is the Kumhar of India and Today’s Word is from John 7:14-24. Continue reading

Teachers Teach: Making Disciples by Teaching the Word

In this episode, we continue our study on the gifts of the Holy Spirit by looking at the spiritual gift of teaching. Our Good News is about a premature baby who survived at 24 weeks. Our Unreached People Group is the Koli of India and Today’s Word is from John chapter seven.

Good News –

World’s Smallest Baby to Survive is Discharged from Hospital

Unreached People Group –

Koli of India

Today’s Word – John 7:1-13

After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee.

10 However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. 11 Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, “Where is he?”

12 Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.”

Others replied, “No, he deceives the people.” 13 But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.

What Does It Mean to Have a “Servant’s Heart”?

The gift of serving was the focus of this week’s Everyday Jesus podcast. If you missed that episode, you can catch up by clicking on the player below:

When discussing this subject, I was reminded that for some people, it’s very difficult to serve. Even though Jesus encourages us that true leadership is having a servant’s heart, many of us struggle with this. So what do you do if you don’t have the gift of serving? Continue reading