Why it Takes Others So Long to Change [Podcast]

Book of Philippians

Why does it take some people so long to change? Who came to your mind when you read that question? Maybe a parent or a child, a boss or a friend, a spouse or even a pastor. You’ve prayed SO long for this person to change. But no matter what you do, nothing changes.

WHY?

We’ve all been there, asking that question—even the Apostle Paul. In this episode of Live the Bible, we’re traveling with him to Philippi, where we’ll find the surprising answer.

Are you ready for the surprise? (It’s a good one!)

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Making the Most of Your Time – and Why [Podcast]

Book of Ephesians

What does God say about the best way to use your time? From self-help books to leadership courses to employee reviews, time management is a big deal! And most of us want to know how to do it better. But does the Bible have anything to say about how to make the most of your time?

This episode of Live the Bible may be one of the best uses of time for you this week.

Whether you’re a time management pro or a habitual procrastinator, God’s secret for making the most of your time just might surprise you!

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What Are You Planting? [Podcast]

Galatians 6:7-10

What are you planting this summer? In this episode of Live the Bible, we’re looking at the principle that we reap what we sow. Nature proves this is true. Just ask any gardener! What you plant is what you get, every time. But what does this basic gardening principle have to do with connecting the Bible to your life?

Galatians has the answer—and it’s a good one! Listen now and let’s get planting.

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Sharing the Comfort of Pain [Podcast]

2 Corinthians 1:3-11

When was the last time life hit you like a ton of bricks? In today’s episode of Live the Bible, we’re getting honest about just how hard and fast life can hit us. Divorce, job loss, illness, death, disaster—everything can change in a moment.

When it does, it’s easy to wonder if God’s really the good and merciful Lord He says He is. Have you been there? I sure have.

This message has hope for you when you’re hurting.

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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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