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. 2 But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, 3 Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. 4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him.
6 Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. 8 You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” 9 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.
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 below:
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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 “What Does It Mean to Have a “Servant’s Heart”?” →
In this episode, we are continuing our study on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This week we discuss the gift – words of knowledge. This gift is a spiritually empowered gift where the Holy Spirit reveals knowledge to an individual to edify the person and the church. In our good news segment we discuss an NFL star who is calling people to stand up to abortion. The Jat of India are our Unreached People Group. And Today’s Word is about Jesus being the Bread of Life.
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Today, we continue our discussion on the gift of prophecy that was started on the Everyday Jesus podcast, which can be found by clicking the play button on the player below:
Let’s discuss one of the primary results of the Holy Spirit, which is to proclaim the Word of God. In multiple instances in the Book of Acts we see that when the Holy Spirit moves, prophecy is the result. It’s important to note that when God promised to pour out his Spirit in Joel, the result was predicted to be prophetic visions and dreams. Peter in his Continue reading “The Holy Spirit and Prophecy” →
This week we are focusing on the subject of speaking in tongues. We’ve talked about praying in tongues and we’ve touched on Paul’s discussion of wordless groans from Romans. We spent a great deal of time on this week’s episode of the Everyday Jesus podcast discussing this issue. If you haven’t listened to it, you can catch up now by clicking the play button below:
One of the more encouraging aspects of speaking in tongues is the fact that Paul says that tongues can be just as valuable as prophecy if the tongue is interpreted. So while tongues as a prayer language only edifies the speaker, when tongues are spoken in the church Continue reading “Speaking in Tongues Edifies” →
This week we are focusing on the gift of tongues. On the latest episode of the Everyday Jesus podcast, we discussed this issue at length. If you missed it, you can catch up by pressing the play button below:
Today, I’d like to focus on the question as to whether you are out of control or lacking self-control when you are speaking in tongues? Many people believe that when the Spirit comes upon you, you lose control. You cannot control whether you are speaking English Continue reading “Praying in Tongues: Out of Control?” →
In this episode, we tackle the controversial subject of speaking in tongues. Is it a real thing or is it fake? Our Good News is about a group of 150 pastors in Ohio. We are praying for the Chamar of India this week and Today’s Word is about Jesus healing the man by the pool of Bethesda. Continue reading “EP #12 Speaking in Tongues: Real or Fake?” →
In this episode, we continue our special series on Christian parenting. This week we are looking at Chapter 3 of Tedd Tripp’s book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart. This week the discussion revolved around whether a child’s heart is neutral or not. The question is posed, will your child worship God or idols?
In case you missed it, I released part of my testimony on podcast this week. You can listen to it here:
I wanted to expand a little on one of the themes – admitting your problems. In my story, I’m telling you about the issues I had as a teenager, but these issues are universal. People of all ages find themselves doing things they ought not be doing. The real issue though, is that few people can bring themselves to admit it.
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In this special series, I will unpack my testimony over a series of installments. This first installment features the incredible story of learning what the true meaning of grace is and
how it affected my life. This is real and raw, but feel free to share this with anyone who may need encouragement that God forgives people no matter how they run from Him.