What You’ve Been Waiting For [Podcast]

Mark 11:27-12:12

You will likely be misunderstood, misquoted, labeled a misfit, and shunned by others—just like Jesus. How do you deal with it?

In this episode of Live the Bible, we see Jesus as our model of how to deal with life now until what we’ve been waiting for shows up. The Lord shows us how we can have a mindset that pushes through the fog when other people treat us unjustly. God sees it all. One day, all we’ve been waiting for will occur.

We can trust God until then. Jesus shows us how.

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Jesus Wants 3 Kinds of Fruit in Your Life [Podcast]

Mark 11:1-26

Jesus is looking for fruit. No, not apples and oranges— but fruit in our lives. In fact, He wants to find 3 kinds of fruit in your life.

In this episode of Live the Bible, we see the Triumphal Entry of Jesus as He begins the Passion Week. As Christians, bearing fruit for God is essential. Thankfully, Jesus shows us how.

Each of these 3 kinds of fruit are related to each other, and the good news is, when Jesus looks in our lives, He brings His grace along.

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What Do You Want From God? [Podcast]

Mark 10:32-52

If Jesus were to ask you what you’d like Him to do for you, how would you answer? What an opportunity! Jesus actually asked the question twice—and got two totally different responses.

In this episode of Live the Bible, we’ll learn which response Jesus applauded. What exactly should we should want from God?

It’s challenging—and so encouraging.

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God’s Surprising Requirement for Eternal Life [Podcast]

Mark 10:13-31

Have you ever heard someone answer a question before they answer the question? Jesus was a Master at that. “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus’ answer to that question may surprise you! It surprised His disciples.

In this episode of Live the Bible, we look at what the Bible says about the surprising requirement for eternal life. The requirement for eternal life sounds like bad news—one can’t earn it— until we realize that the bad news is meant to drive us to the good news that Jesus offers it to us for free— if we’ll just believe.

Have you done that? If you have questions about that, or you’re not certain, feel free to connect with me.

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What God Says about Marriage [Podcast]

Mark 10:1-12

If we ask 10 different people on the street (or in the church) God’s view on marriage, we’ll likely get 11 different answers. Thankfully, the Word of God gives us an anchor that keeps us from groping in a sea of opinions.

In this episode of Live the Bible, Jesus tells us what God says about marriage and divorce. Living with our eyes open means we guide our lives from the light of God’s Word before anything else. That’s true in every area of life.

Once we know what God’s Word says, the true challenge becomes following it.

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What’s Your Motive? [Podcast]

Mark 9:30-50

Trying to figure out someone’s reasons for what they do is tough business.

Often we think we know, but more often, we’re guessing. Trying to figure out our own motives isn’t much easier.

Of course, as Christians, we want to do all we do for the glory of God. That’s great. But our walk with God can come to a standstill when (in truth) we chase our own interests in the name of Jesus.

In this episode of the podcast, Live the Bible, Jesus teaches His disciples (and us) that our Christian life is not about personal ambition, but it’s about something far more satisfying.

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What’s for Now, What’s for Later [Podcast]

Mark 8:34-9:13

Have you seen the carrot and stick routine? It’s how you get a mule to keep moving by dangling a carrot two inches from his face. Always moving but never getting there. Sounds like us sometimes, doesn’t it?

We chase our dream of what we’d like life to be (now), but it so often never comes. Why is that?

In this episode of Live the Bible, Jesus helps His disciples make sense of what they’re chasing. He gives them a literal mountaintop experience to remind them what’s for now and what’s for later. We need that same reminder right where we are today.

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Taking Your Walk with God to the Next Level [Podcast]

Mark 8:1-33

There is always a next step in our relationship with God. But how do we know what next step to take?

In this episode of the new podcast, Live the Bible, we see that Jesus reveals that no matter how well we know Him, He still has much to teach us about Himself. He shows us what it takes to take the next step.

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How to Avoid the Dangers of Hypocrisy [Podcast]

Mark 7:1-23

Why do you do what you do? Our motives are the fuel in our tanks. That’s why, when some in Jesus’ day did things with false motives, He warned them of the dangers of hypocrisy.

In this episode of Live the Bible, we’ll look at two questions that can help us avoid the dangers of hypocrisy in our personal lives— and help us have motives that honor God.

How will you answer?

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The Best Way to Live Your Impossible Life [Podcast]

Mark 6:30-56

Your Christian life isn’t hard. It’s impossible. So impossible, in fact, you cannot do it on your own. But that’s okay. In this episode of the Live the Bible podcast, we see Jesus gave His disciples some impossible commands, and then taught them (and us) how to do them with His help.

One of the miracles Jesus performs is the only miracle included in all four gospels, except for the resurrection. Its application for us is that important.

God’s greatest work in your life is not what He does through you— but what He does in you.

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