Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb [Podcast]

Exodus 12

You are precious in the sight of God. How do you know that? This episode of Live the Bible takes us to the book of Exodus where we’ll see that God redeemed us. He bought us, just like He did the with Hebrews of old.

This has huge implications for our lives, and it is so, so practical. We have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, and we have the amazing privilege of living each day for Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself in Making the Right Decision

We need to remember that our spiritual life IS our life.

How many times have we made what we thought was the best decision—but it turned out to be the worst? Lessons learned from such blunders we remember and regret all of our lives.

Sunrise over Dead Sea

(Photo: Sunrise over Dead Sea. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

We make knee-jerk decisions that we think will benefit us financially, or relationally, or vocationally, or physically.

But what about spiritually? Lot failed to ask that question, and he lived with the regret.

But we don’t have to be like that if we’ll ask ourselves 3 questions.

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It’s a Wonderful Life God Has Made [Podcast]

Selected Scripture

God created life. But sometimes the wonderful life God has made is filled with regretful decisions and struggles.

This special episode of Live the Bible honors Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, which is coming up this week on January 19. It’s likely this week’s podcast will touch you in a special way. So let me tell you, if you’re hurting from a past abortion, or if you’d just like to talk to someone about anything in your walk with God, you can find a good, biblical Christian counselor in your area by clicking this link. Just plug in your zip code and you’ll see a whole list of counselors.

There is hope; there is healing, and there is purpose for your future in Christ. There really is.

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Where We Begin with God [Podcast]

Genesis 3; 12:1-3

If the Bible tells us anything, it tells us that the evil you’ve experienced in your life—from family, friends, even from your own doing—God can spin that on its head to bring about a wonderful result if you’ll just trust Him.

This episode of Live the Bible takes us into a new year with a new series where we’ll take one message from each book of the Bible. First up? Genesis, of course, where we look at more than creation, the fall, and the flood, etc.

We’ll look at how Genesis relates to your life today.

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Fearlessly Facing the Fabulous Future God Has Planned for You [Podcast]

Numbers 13-14

What if you could send spies into your future and report back to you what’s coming. Would you want to hear it?

In this episode of Live the Bible, that’s exactly what happens. We get ready for the New Year with a look at how to fearlessly face the fabulous future God has planned for you. Our future will always have giants. But we can face them—in their many forms—as long as we don’t look at the size of the giants but at the size of our God!

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Make This the Year You Read the Bible

It's the best thing you can do to grow in your walk with God.

If you want to grow in your relationship with God, there’s one thing you can do this year that will make more difference than anything. Read the Bible. Here’s why.

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Did you know? Research shows that someone who reads the Bible 4 or more times each week is:

  • 228% more likely to share their faith
  • 407% more likely to memorize scripture
  • 59% less likely to view pornography
  • 30% less likely to struggle with loneliness

Bottom line? A person who reads the Bible will have a life that looks different from one who doesn’t—even as a Christian. Perhaps this is why Peter wrote:

Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation (1 Peter 2:2).

I’ll be reading the Bible this next year. I urge you to join me!

Here are some easy ways you can do it.

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Our Christmas Surprise: God’s Way Up is Down [Podcast]

Luke 2:1-20; Philippians 2:3-11

The humble birth of Jesus Christ reveals a truth that, frankly, is shocking. In fact, it’s as surprising today as it was in the day Mary gave birth to Jesus in a Bethlehem barn.

In this episode of Live the Bible, we take a special look at Christmas and its surprising truth. What truth? The pursuits of our lives and passions can easily get misplaced. Jesus shows us that the way up is down. The way to true greatness in the eyes of God is to be a servant to Him—and to others—just like Jesus was from the day He was born.

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Ein Kerem—Waiting on God’s Promise a Long Time

God has something special planned for you.

When we think of the Bible’s Christmas couple, of course we picture Joseph and Mary. But there’s another couple in the Christmas narrative. In fact, they appear even before Jesus’ parents do.

Ein Kerem terraces

(Photo: Tradition places the home of Zacharias and Elizabeth at Ein Kerem. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

God had been silent for 400 years. No additional Scripture. No more prophecy. No visions. Just waiting for the Messiah. 400 years! Then, God spoke to an old man in Jerusalem. God had been silent to Zacharias and Elizabeth as well. They were elderly and had no children. They prayed for years. But nothing.

God’s Word makes the point that they were righteous in God’s sight—blameless in God’s Law. In other words, their childless home wasn’t because of their unfaithfulness.

Times of waiting on God can even come to a point of what seems impossible. Most times of lack are like that.

Waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. (Rom. 8:24, The Message)

God had something special planned for them. And for you.

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A Tomb with a View Towards You [Podcast]

Mark 15:40-16:8

One event, more than any other event, reminds us that personal failure does not remove us from God’s plan. In fact, this event shows us that the success of God’s plan does not depend on our performance.

In this episode of Live the Bible, we look at the essence of what makes Christianity true. Remove this, and we’re just another insignificant religion putting our hope in wishful thinking. But with this event, our faith is rooted in history. And it has huge implications for our lives— and even for our failures in life.

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Christmas Shows God’s Amazing Providence in Your Life

Here's how you can know your chances are really God’s choices.

The first Christmas looked like a coincidence. From a human perspective, politics set the agenda: Caesar took a census of his people. End of story. But it wasn’t.

Christmas Shows the Power of God's Providence in Your Life

(Photo: Bethlehem Fields with Herod’s Herodium in background. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

From the divine viewpoint, God orchestrated ordinary events for extraordinary outcomes.

Think about this past year in your life. Many ordinary events occurred. Most of them you don’t remember. But God has been working. It isn’t just the Christmas story.

It’s your story too. God uses the power of providence in your life.

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