Why God is Worthy of Our Personal Devotion [Podcast]

Daniel 6

Okay, quick question. Why should we be personally devoted to God? Huge thought, isn’t it? In this episode of Live the Bible, we discover why God is worthy of our personal devotion. The book of Daniel offers us some very clear reasons. Better still? Daniel even tells us what our devotion can look like in practical, daily terms.

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Banias Falls—Where Your Overwhelming Despair Finds its Hope

How Jesus’ resurrection gives the solution to the despair we feel.

Sometimes despair can wash over us like a wall of water. One moment we’re dry—the next, we’re dripping with discouragement. I’m talking about an overwhelming sense that it will never get any better.

Banias Falls-Where Your Overwhelming Despair Meets its Hope

(Photo: Banias Falls. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

“What if,” to quote Jack Nicholson, “this is as good as it gets?” I don’t know about you, but despair can be one of my greatest struggles. In those moments, I travel in my mind back to Banias.

The psalmist used the waterfalls at Banias in northern Israel to express a similar question and emotion. But he also had a solution of hope we need to turn toward when we feel overwhelmed by despair.

In fact, Jesus gave us that ultimate hope in the exact same region.

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When God Does What Only God Can Do [Podcast]

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Have you ever felt you deserved God’s rejection? I sure have. It feels helpless. In this episode of Live the Bible, we see what it’s like when God does what only God can do. The Prophet Ezekiel stands in front of a valley of dry bones and watches them come to life. God can do the same work in our helpless lives as well.

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Hope for the Hopeless [Podcast]

Lamentations 3

How can you have hope for the future when literally everything seems hopeless? In this episode of Live the Bible, we peek inside the book of Lamentations. In this great little book, the prophet Jeremiah what he witnessed—the destruction of his country. The devastation in life caused a feeling of overwhelm. Of hopelessness.

The good news for us? Our hope is based on the faithfulness of God – not on us.

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How to Trust God Each Day of Life [Podcast]

Jeremiah 17:5-13

Some days in life feel, well . . . empty. In this episode of Live the Bible, we pause and look at the only true source of life and meaning of life. In fact, when our lives feel empty, we should see it as a sign that we’re trying to find satisfaction in something other than its source—and that is God.

This episode from the book of Jeremiah will be a great encouragement to you—especially on those “empty” days.

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Delight in Your Powerful God [Podcast]

Isaiah 6

How do you deal with shame and guilt? In this episode of Live the Bible, we look at what the Bible says about a topic we all have struggled with on some level. And even after we have placed our faith in Christ, how do we as Christians deal with shame and guilt?

It’s good news. The great book of Isaiah gives us some powerful principles for practical application in this area.

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