How to Find a Calm in Your Storm [Podcast]

Mark 4:35-41

I don’t know much about your life. But then again, I do. You and I both are struggling to trust God for something that feels urgent. And often, we find ourselves feeling swamped. Stuck in a raging storm.

In this episode of Live the Bible, Jesus shows us what to do in the storm— how to find a calm we never knew existed.

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How to Find a Calm in Your Storm [Podcast]

What God is Doing When Nothing is Happening [Podcast]

Mark 4:21-34

Let’s be honest, sometimes it seems like the wheels are coming off—both in the world and in our lives. What is God doing?

In this episode of Live the Bible, Jesus will tell us what God is doing when nothing is happening. Frankly, it’s great to know that if God plants potatoes, then potatoes will grow? (I explain that more in the podcast.)

God’s plan hasn’t skipped a beat in the world or in our lives.

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What God is Doing When Nothing is Happening [Podcast]

How Your Life Can Make an Amazing Difference [Podcast]

Mark 4:1-20

With God, your life can make an amazing difference. That’s right, your life. In this episode of Live the Bible, Jesus shows us that no matter where you are or what you’ve done, you can always come to God and start fresh—and bear fruit for Him.

Your life can matter, and God shows you how.

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How Your Life Can Make an Amazing Difference

What to Do When Others Reject You [Podcast]

Mark 3:20-35

Sometimes those closest to us don’t understand us. Or worse, they don’t accept us at all. Jesus’ gracious way of responding with truth shows us how God would have us respond. He also helps redirect our hopes to a place that ultimately never fails us.

In this episode of Live the Bible, Jesus models what to do when we’re misunderstood—and even rejected—by the very ones we’d hoped would accept us.

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What to Do When Others Reject You

Whom God Chooses He Uses—Even You [Podcast]

Mark 3:7-19

Have you ever wondered why God isn’t working in your life as He works in other lives? It’s a common question, but the reality may be far more different than you realize.

In this episode of Live the Bible, we’re going to be talking about how God uses whom He chooses. Without exception. In fact, God using you has less to do with your giftedness than it does with your willingness.

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Whom God Chooses He Uses—Even You

Jesus and the God Squad [Podcast]

Mark 2:23-3:6

We all have expectations. Funny isn’t it, how they’re seldom met? Thankfully, God is bigger than our expectations of life.

In this episode of Live the Bible, Jesus helps us understand what to do when you come to a place when life (or even God) has let you down. When that occurs, one of two things is happening.

And the solution? It’s good news.

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Jesus and the God Squad by Wayne Stiles

Bad Company [Podcast]

Mark 2:13–22

Have you ever been around bad company? I don’t mean house guests. I’m referring to those people we choose to hang around—and more importantly why we hang around them. Jesus surprised many in His day by spending time with “bad company.” But His reasons were stellar.

In this episode of Live the Bible, we see how Christ’s example gives us the freedom to engage the world for Him.

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Bad Company

 

When God Gives You an Odd Prescription [Podcast]

Mark 1:14–2:12

I received an odd prescription from the pharmacy once—really funny, in fact. (I share the story in the opening minutes of this week’s podcast.) Truth be told, God gives what seem like odd prescription sometimes when His words make no sense in the real world.

In this episode of Live the Bible, we’ll discover what happened when Jesus did that one day, and the essential lesson it teaches us about our relationship with Him.

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When God Gives You an Odd Prescription

 

How to Keep First Things First [Podcast]

Who’s on first? The question may make us think of a classic comedy routine. But the question goes deeper when we consider the most important priorities we can chase in life.

In this episode of the Live the Bible Podcast, we’re going to look at “How to Keep First Things First,” and we have Jesus as our model. His example in Mark chapter 1 gives us at least two practical principles for how to choose among the many good options in life and ministry—and how to focus on the few essentials God wants us individually to do.

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How to Keep First Things First

 

Let’s Begin with Good News [Podcast]

The "Live the Bible" Podcast Launches today!

I’m excited today to launch my new podcast, “Live the Bible.” Whether you’re dealing with personal discouragement, needing relief from guilt, or looking for encouragement and hope for eternity, you’ll hear words to help you truly live the Bible.

The podcast launches its first episode with good news, and we find it in the first verses of Mark’s gospel on the life of Jesus Christ.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss an episode.

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