Finding Love in a World of Hurt [Podcast]

1 Corinthians 13

Think of the most powerful messages you’ve heard. Were they long or short? In this episode of Live the Bible, we’re looking at a chapter of Scripture that proves we don’t have to say a lot for our words to be powerful. I’m talking about 1 Corinthians chapter 13. In just thirteen short, inspired verses, Paul gets down to the essence of what it means to love.

But is the kind of love Paul describes possible in a world of hurt?

Again, the answer is short: YES.

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Four Questions Only You Can Answer [Podcast]

Selections from the Book of Romans

What’s a question only you can answer? In this episode of Live the Bible, we’re opening our God’s Word to a book that’s like a candy store to me: Romans. Paul’s letter to the church in Rome is so chock-full of good stuff—it’s tough to choose what to dig into first! But today, I’ve got four questions from Romans for you, four questions only YOU can answer.

I can hardly wait for you to hear these questions!

Are you ready?

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Why God Seems So Inefficient In Your Life [Podcast]

Selections from the Book of Acts

What do you do when God directs you down a path that makes no sense? Honestly, I’ve lost count of the number of times the Lord has led me in a direction that, well, just seems so terribly inefficient!

In this episode of Live the Bible, we’ll be in the book of Acts to look at times Peter and Paul must have felt the same way. So often, we know where we’re headed; we feel ready. But instead of taking us on a direct path, the Lord throws in a hard left turn. We all know the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, so why does God always seem to take us the long way?

There’s an answer, and it’s a good one!

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Why Your Waiting Will be Worth It [Podcast]

John 7:1-10, 37-39

What’s your biggest challenge in life? In today’s episode of Live the Bible, we’re turning to the book of John to address one of my personal, biggest challenges: waiting.

Little in this life is as hard as waiting—especially waiting on God. If only God would answer our prayers more quickly, if only He would say YES instead of NO when we’re desperate for Him to, if only He would speak up and show up when we want Him to, our lives would be so much easier. Right?

It may feel that way, but the Scriptures show us what’s really true.

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How to Better Understand God — and Yourself [Podcast]

Luke 24: 13-49

How do you view God? In this episode of Live the Bible, we’ll get honest about how we see God and our lives of faith. We tend to assume, “If I’m walking in God’s will, then life’s gonna look like THIS. This is how it should be!”

We view our lives the same way we view social media or Christmas cards—the way we want it to be rather than the way it really is. But God is so much more than that, and He wants our lives of faith to be more than that too.

The book of Luke can help us get there.

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What Did You Expect from God? [Podcast]

Selections from Mark 8-10

What do you do when God doesn’t meet your expectations? In this episode of Live the Bible, we’ll turn to the book of Mark to answer that tough question. We all have an idea about what life will be like when we say yes to following Jesus.

The first disciples certainly had their expectations too! And Jesus disappointed them. But why does God let us experience the hurt, disappointment, and anger of unmet expectations?

The answer, amazingly, is good news.

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Judge Not – What Did Jesus Mean? [Podcast]

Matthew 7:1-6

Almost everybody knows the Bible says, “Judge not”—but what does that really mean? In this episode of Live the Bible, we examine one of the most popular verses in the Bible, Matthew 7:1, “Judge not, that ye not be judged.”

We’ll take a look at what Jesus meant when He gave that famous command—and it might not be what you think! For instance, how can we not be judgmental and also have discernment?

Jesus tells us the secret in the book of Matthew.

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Special Testimony Episode [Podcast]

How has God’s Word through Live the Bible encouraged you? In this special episode of Live the Bible, we celebrate our 100th episode! Over the last few weeks, I invited you to share how the podcast has encouraged you.

Many of you took the time to call in and let me know. Thank you! Today’s entire episode is dedicated to sharing your messages! I love hearing how God’s Word has encouraged you, and I’m so excited about this episode. To every listener, thank you for being a part of this journey to the 100th episode!

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A Cure for the Holiday Curse [Podcast]

Malachi 3:1-2; 4:5-6

Did you know the Old Testament ends with a curse? And not just any curse—a Christmas curse! In this episode of Live the Bible, we turn to the last book of the Old Testament, Malachi, to find out exactly what this holiday curse is.

No, it’s not having to hang lights again! (Anybody else too old to be on the roof?) I’m talking about something much more serious. Thankfully, as we turn to Malachi, we’ll also discover the cure for this curse that works every time.

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Why We Do All We Do [Podcast]

Book of Zachariah

Why do you do what you do? In this episode of Live the Bible, we take a look our habits and ask that very question. We all have habits, including ones for the spiritual things we do. And we follow them religiously. But WHY? And why does what we do matter to God—or does it?

The book of Zechariah gives us the answer.

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