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#194 Don't fall into the "knowledge trap"

12/13/2018
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Did you know there was a group of people that split from Christianity because their pursuit of knowledge led them astray? Today I'll explain how the Gnostics fell into the "knowledge trap" and how you can pursue knowledge and understanding in a productive way. Scriptures referenced: Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:08:57

#193 When you don't know what to pray

12/12/2018
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Have you ever tried to spend time with God only to feel like you have nothing to pray about? Today I'll explain why it's totally fine to just sit there and give you a framework to use that will help you remember things you need to talk to God about. Scriptures referenced: Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:09:08

#192 Do I take my own advice?

12/11/2018
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How often do I follow through on what I know is right? About 95% of the time. Today I'll approach this question from two angles, one from psychology and one from scripture, to give you some insight into how this question plays out in my mind. Read this article to learn more about the ID, EGO, and SUPEREGO. Scriptures referenced: Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine...

Duration:00:10:40

#191 Travis' Top 5 Bible study resources

12/10/2018
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On today's episode, I reveal my top 5 Bible study resources and go into detail on each one to explain how I utilize each of them in my personal Bible study. BlueLetterBible.orgOrder the book on AmazonOrder the book on AmazonBemaDiscipleship.comCLICK HEREsigning up for Logos BasicCLICK HEREBecome a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:36:34

#190 Don't get too political

12/7/2018
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Being too invested in politics can lead you astray from the truth of life, that Jesus is the answer to solving the world's problems. Today is part 4 of a 4-part ministry series looking at Christians who are at risk of walking away from their faith. Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:09:05

#189 The Christian that God detests

12/6/2018
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If there is one kind of Christian that God cannot stand to be close to, it's a prideful one. Today is part 3 of a 4-part ministry series looking at Christians who are at risk of walking away from their faith. Scripture referenced: Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:09:00

#188 What you don't know CAN hurt you

12/5/2018
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Can you survive as a Christian and never progress past spiritual milk? Today is part 2 of a 4-part ministry series looking at Christians who are at risk of walking away from their faith. Scriptures referenced: Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:07:43

#187 You can't have your cake and eat it too

12/4/2018
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Does it strike you as odd that certain people claim to be Christians but live as if they aren't? Today is part 1 of a 4-part ministry series looking at Christians who are at risk of walking away from their faith. Scriptures referenced: Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:09:41

#186 Make an impact, be yourself

12/3/2018
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"What advice would you give to someone who wants to make an impact for God?" On today's episode, you'll hear a compilation of some of my favorite guest answers to this question as well as some inspiration to find God's calling for your life. Learn more about my Unlock Your Gifts online course. Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:20:39

#185 Are spiritual goals healthy?

11/30/2018
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Is it wise to set goals for your personal growth? Does it keep you from seeing the change you want to see? Today I'll talk about how you can use spiritual goals for your benefit and the big pitfall you need to avoid. Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:07:18

#184 When God says, "NO"

11/29/2018
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Have you ever wanted something so badly only to have God say "no" to your prayers? Today I'll talk about two things to remember that will help you embrace God's answer and grow stronger in your faith as well. Scriptures referenced: Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:09:51

#183 Never forget to read your Bible again

11/28/2018
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How can you make sure to never miss your daily quiet times? By training your brain. Today I'll explain the science behind morning routines and identify what should be in every Christian's morning routine. Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:07:36

#182 All great preachers do these 3 things

11/27/2018
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What separates great preachers from poor ones? What are the things you can imitate to become a more effective communicator? Today I'll talk three things you can incorporate to preach the gospel effectively. Scriptures referenced: Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:10:50

#181 Rodrigo Acosta | Creating Videos to Advance the Kingdom

11/26/2018
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Today I get to sit down with Rodrigo Acosta. He creates videos that both advance the kingdom of God and bring the Bible to life with his ministry, Ether. Check out Ether on Patreon Some things you'll hear us discuss on this episode: Stuff we mention in this episode: "Mere Christianity""unChristian" "Work and the Life of the Spirit"Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine...

Duration:00:57:20

#180 Paid vs unpaid ministry

11/23/2018
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Are you considering full-time ministry? If so, you need to listen to this episode. Today I'll talk about the pros and cons of traditional ministry versus self-supported ministry. Scripture referenced: Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:08:59

#179 How often should your ministry meet?

11/22/2018
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What is the sweet spot for meetings of the body? Today I'll walk you through 3 questions every leader should ask to decide how often their ministry should meet during the week. Grab a copy of Small Group Leader Secrets to learn how to lead a thriving small group without doing everything yourself. Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:07:36

#178 Knowing the will of God

11/21/2018
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Have you ever encountered a situation where you asked yourself, "What does God want me to do?" Today I'll teach you how to discern the will of God in any situation you face. Scriptures referenced: Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:10:25

#177 Why do volunteer leaders quit?

11/20/2018
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If you are a volunteer leader in your church, there's a good chance you've thought about throwing in the towel and just being another person in the pews. Today I'll talk about the 3 most common reasons why leaders quit and how you can fix those problems and continue to serve. Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:10:02

#176 Sandy Jacoby | Serving the Poor in Nicaragua

11/19/2018
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Today I get to sit down with Sandy Jacoby, who has spent the last 6 years serving the poor in Central America alongside her husband Steve. Purchase a Baby Blanket to support women in Central America: Available on Etsysheepnotgoats.org/sheepdreamzzzSome things you'll hear us discuss on this episode: Stuff we mention in this episode: "How to Stop the Pain"Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical...

Duration:00:51:53

#175 Three creative ways to be generous

11/16/2018
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Being generous goes far beyond just dropping a check in the tray on Sunday. Today I'll give you three creative ways to be generous this week. Become a Patron to support the podcast and get access to bonus content. Join the Facebook Group to connect with other Practical Christians and help determine future episode topics.

Duration:00:07:16