The Holy Spirit of Christmas Past [Podcast]

Luke 1:26-38

Most of us are familiar with Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol, right? It’s the story in which Ebenezer Scrooge gets a visit from the Spirit of Christmas past as well as the future and present.

In this episode of Live the Bible, we look at the Holy Spirit of Christmas past. The Spirit of God worked in the life of a young couple, and their amazing response offers us great insight when we look at our future. Think about the year you’ve just come through! This year has been a shock to all of us. What will next year hold?

Whatever 2021 brings, today’s message gives us what we need to know to face the future with confidence.

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How to Stand Strong against a Roaring Lion [Podcast]

1 Peter 5:8-14

There’s a lion out to get you. No, not a large feline. I’m talking about your greatest enemy—a spiritual foe whom the Apostle Peter likes to a ferocious beast who lurks and looks for a chance to lunge.

In this episode of Live the Bible, we look at a subject so few people talk about today—and that includes so few Christians—the subject of Satan. The Bible clearly teaches he exists, that he is bent on our destruction, and most importantly, that we can stand strong against him.

Peter tells us how.

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What’s Your Motive? [Podcast]

1 Peter 5:1-7

What’s your motive? That simple question can help reboot our minds each day. Here’s why. In this episode of Live the Bible, we look in the pages of Scripture as it challenges us to preview our actions through the filter of our motives.

This one question, more than any, can help reframe our thinking and set us on a path of success for the day.

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How to Face Your Future without Fear [Podcast]

Genesis 32:24-30; 46:1-4; Numbers 13:25-14:4

You are struggling. In fact, you often struggle, don’t you? Me too. Struggle is baked in to our Christian lives. In this episode of Live the Bible, we look at the best way to struggle.

I know what you’re thinking. The best way to struggle is not to struggle at all! Well, so far that hasn’t worked for anybody – including our perfect Savior Jesus Christ.

The best way to struggle is the way that He did it. Peter shows us how Jesus did it and how we can do it too.

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Coming Soon: The End [Podcast]

1 Peter 4:7-11

The Bible is like a time machine. It not only tells us about the past (which isn’t that hard), but it also tells us about the future—all the way to the end. In this episode of Live the Bible, we look at the future that we will all face one day.

The apostle Peter tells us that the end is near—and what are we supposed to be doing before Jesus comes.

We don’t have to scratch our heads and wonder about the future. We just have to read the Bible.

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Your Best Weapons for a Victorious Christian Life [Podcast]

1 Peter 4:1-6

You are living the victorious Christian life, right? Before you answer, consider that it takes a battle before victory comes. In this episode of Live the Bible, we look at the tools God has provided us to have a victorious Christian life.

In fact, it begins in a very personal place: your mind. The Apostle Peter tells us how to arm ourselves with a mindset of victory—and then how to wield that weapon in the battle.

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How to Live the Good Life [Podcast]

1 Peter 3:8-22

The good life. What is it? If we poured “the good life” through the filter of Scripture, what would be left? In this episode of Live the Bible, we look at how to live the true good life.

The world looks at external circumstances only, which are never good enough to satisfy us, are they? The Apostle Peter writes to us about good that is truly good – in spite of the bad all around us. It’s actually a focus on hope.

Now, that’s good.

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To Love, Honor, and Cherish [Podcast]

1 Peter 3:1-9

When life seems unfair, it’s tough. When marriage seems unfair, it’s unbearable. In this episode of Live the Bible, we see one of the best examples when living the Bible cuts against the grain of our culture.

Frankly, it often goes against the teaching of many Christian churches today. The Apostle Peter gets close to home (literally) with this one! If your marriage feels unfair, God has not left you alone.

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What to Do When Life is Unfair [Podcast]

1 Peter 2:11-25

Any situations in your life feel unfair? You’re not alone. Jesus felt it too. In this episode of Live the Bible, we look at what we can do when life is unfair.

Jesus shows us by example how in the world do we deal with unfairness—including bad authority, unfair decisions, and even harsh words and actions. Jesus’ example and Peter’s words give us practical steps for this much-needed challenge.

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Love What Lasts [Podcast]

1 Peter 1:22-2:10

Cotton candy is like most loves these days. Sweet but short. Instead, the Lord urges us to love what lasts. In this episode of Live the Bible, we discover the only two things that last forever.

The Apostle Peter gives us some practical encouragement to look beyond loving what is temporary, and instead, to love that lasts.

Better still, he shows us how to do it.

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