How to Face Your Greatest Fear [Podcast]

Judges 6-7

What are you afraid of most? You’re not alone. Gideon in the book of Judges wanted to believe what God said, but Gideon’s fear kept him from doing so. God graciously helped him past it just like he does us.

In this episode of Live the Bible, we deal with one of the most practical subjects we struggle with every day. Fear. Whatever it is that you’re afraid of, God is going to go with you and provide for you in those moments of fear. He will show Himself to be a God far bigger than you ever imagined.

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How to Renew Your Heart for God [Podcast]

Joshua 24

Do you ever wish you could upgrade your relationship with God? In this episode of Live the Bible, we take a virtual tour to one of the most significant sites in the Holy Land. We’ll hear what Joshua told Israel.

His words do more than review history; they give us principles that help us renew our dedication to God.

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Colossae – Finding the Freedom to Forgive

3 lessons linger from Paul's letters to the Colossians and Philemon

I had the privilege last week to walk atop the empty tell of ancient Colossae—and to open the letter written to the saints who lived on the soil I stood on. While there I remembered a crucial lesson on forgiveness.

Colossae tell with sign

(Photo: Colossae tell with sign. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

Colossae offers little in the way of excavations, but a few tooled blocks of stone peer up from the ground like tombstones. The outline of an ancient theater shapes the hill on one side of the tell. Standing tall in the beautiful valley, the site reminds us of the lives and struggles of the people who lived there—most notably, of Philemon and his runaway slave.

The apostle Paul wrote a letter to a master named Philemon on behalf of his runaway slave whom Paul had met in Rome. Paul’s letter takes us not only all the way from Rome to Colossae, but it mirrors our own journey with God—from condemned to forgiven.

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A Second Chance with God [Podcast]

Deuteronomy 6, 8, 11, 32

Have you ever needed a second chance with God? You’re not alone. Me too. In this episode of Live the Bible, we see God’s people needing a second chance hardly before they had begun as a nation.

Camped on the edge of the Promised Land, they heard Moses speak encouraging words that would take them across the Jordan River—all the way home.

We need to hear those words as well.

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How to Cure that Complaining Spirit [Podcast]

Numbers 11-14

Sometimes the most direct path for God’s will in our lives is the long way. This episode of Live the Bible deals with something we struggle with almost on a daily basis — struggling with a complaining spirit. We often think we know the shortcut to the Promised Land, just like the Hebrews did. 

Turns out, they struggled with what we struggle with—and the solution is the same.

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Kadesh Barnea—How to Follow and Not Get Ahead of God’s Will

Why our goal is not a place to go, but to journey beside God.

Which seems worse to you? Refusing to follow God even though He promises success, or stubbornly pressing forward without Him? Sometimes it’s tough to tell the difference.

Kadesh Barnea—How to Follow and Not Get Ahead of God’s Will

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God’s people swung on both extremes of this pendulum in the course of one day.

What their experience teaches us can guide us as we anticipate the future God has for us.

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