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Live a Better Life, Make a Better World Through Jesus Christ This weekly podcast follow’s Gary’s personal journey to understand God’s favor and the ways his life has changed as a result. It also explores the issues God has laid on Gary’s heart for those who are struggling to match their understanding of grace and divine love with the daily realities of life. Above all, God wants our lives to demonstrate His unearned grace to a hurting, unbelieving world.

Live a Better Life, Make a Better World Through Jesus Christ This weekly podcast follow’s Gary’s personal journey to understand God’s favor and the ways his life has changed as a result. It also explores the issues God has laid on Gary’s heart for those who are struggling to match their understanding of grace and divine love with the daily realities of life. Above all, God wants our lives to demonstrate His unearned grace to a hurting, unbelieving world.
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Colorado Springs, CO

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Live a Better Life, Make a Better World Through Jesus Christ This weekly podcast follow’s Gary’s personal journey to understand God’s favor and the ways his life has changed as a result. It also explores the issues God has laid on Gary’s heart for those who are struggling to match their understanding of grace and divine love with the daily realities of life. Above all, God wants our lives to demonstrate His unearned grace to a hurting, unbelieving world.

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English

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(719) 487-7888


Episodes

The People-Shaped Hole in Your Heart

5/23/2019
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Wellness is a huge part of how we evaluate ourselves. How happy are we? How healthy do we feel? How are the relationships in our lives? Many professionals and friends want to tell us what wellness should look like, but what does the Bible say? This week, Gary Wilkerson discusses how God designed us to need certain things in order to be healthy mentally, physically and spiritually. View show notes: https://worldchallenge.in/gwpod15bpb

Duration:00:39:25

Hiding Your Hurts Under a False Sense of Worth

5/16/2019
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Validation is an enormous part of our lives. It is an external recognition that the feelings we have or the actions we take are worthwhile. Community, as God intended it, often encourages people toward right living through validation. However, the desire for external validation can quickly become all-consuming and unhealthy. This week, Gary Wilkerson discusses how easily we slip into searching for worth in things other than God. Only God can validate our existence. Only he can give our lives...

Duration:00:28:46

What Did Jesus Mean When He Promised Abundant Life?

5/9/2019
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The Bible promises us abundant life, so how does this translate into everyday life? Does this promise mean that God will shower us with whatever we pray for and desire? Clearly, that’s not the case for quite a few, if not all, of us. In this episode of the Gary Wilkerson podcast, Gary talks about how our culture’s definition of abundance is crooked and sets us up for unhealthy expectations. God plans for much more in our lives with his definition of abundance. There may be struggles and hard...

Duration:00:19:13

Having Fun Might Be One of the Most Holy Things You Do

5/2/2019
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We sometimes believe that we have to avoid having too much fun because it might be sinful. Or we might feel that there are more “holy” things we could be doing than spending time with friends and having fun. In this episode of the Gary Wilkerson Podcast, Gary points out that this “morbid holiness” is not really biblical. The abundant life God promises us allows us to celebrate the goodness of his blessings. View Show Notes https://worldchallenge.in/gwpod13pb

Duration:00:12:15

How to Have Wholeness in Your Christian Life

4/25/2019
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Could the way in which we care for our bodies be affecting our spiritual lives as well? Could having healthier life practices, from the food we eat to the relationships we have, be a biblical concept? Gary Wilkerson discusses this topic and offers insights from the Bible and his personal experience to those looking for answers. View show notes: https://worldchallenge.in/gwpod12pb

Duration:00:24:19

Love Is Powerful, Confronting Every Form of Darkness

4/18/2019
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In this episode of the Gary Wilkerson podcast, Nicky Cruz joins us to explore the topic of love when it comes to the people who can seem the farthest from that term: prisoners, gang members and drug addicts. Nicky recalls how Gary’s father helped bring him to Christ along with his own experiences ministering inside prisons and cities’ darkest alleys where only God can bring light.

Duration:00:33:02

Loving Your Children in a Culture of Entitlement

4/11/2019
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In this episode of the Gary Wilkerson podcast, Nicky Cruz joins us to discuss the great importance of a father’s love. The impact of a parent’s love plus God’s love can create incredible healing and purpose in a child’s life.

Duration:00:32:18

Spinning Out of Control

4/4/2019
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This week on the Gary Wilkerson Podcast, Gary and guest Matt Tanner discuss a plane crash and an extraordinary miracle. If we look back at what God has done, opening our hearts to how he is meeting us in each moment, we may see how our Lord seeks to draw us into a unique and completely trusting relationship with him.

Duration:00:29:29

Living a Life Free From Fear

3/28/2019
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Victor Marx joins the Gary Wilkerson Podcast to discuss his experiences not only facing ISIS members who were hunting for him but also some of the darkest memories from his troubled childhood. He shares how God has overcome great fears in his own life and given him the strength to walk into places few would willingly go.

Duration:00:33:01

Combating the Dark Nights of the Soul

3/21/2019
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A study on depression published in The American Journal of Psychiatry made a remarkable discovery. People who had a relationship with God showed a 76 percent decrease in major depression when compared to their parents who had also struggled with mental illness. Certainly, this doesn’t mean that believers never struggle with clinical depression or dark nights of the soul, but it shows that Christ’s ongoing, redeeming work in our lives has a very tangible impact. For many Christians who do...

Duration:00:30:26

Encouragement to Stay in the Fight

3/14/2019
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In this episode, Gary Wilkerson discusses depression and suicide even among believers who should live in the light of hope. He explores ways that believers can handle issues like mental illness and how to differentiate between spiritual despair and general life discouragement. Most importantly, he offers encouragement to those who may feel as if they are fighting alone. God is walking right alongside us, even in our darkest hours.

Duration:00:28:17

Your Painful Past Can Be God’s Most Powerful Tool

3/6/2019
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Victor Marx of All Things Possible Ministries joins us to share how God has used his painful past of abuse and rejection to prepare him for rescuing women and children traumatized by ISIS. Our brokenness doesn’t mean we are useless; rather it allows God to use us in his way, for his purposes. We can’t allow fear to hold us back from fulfilling God’s calling for our lives.

Duration:00:20:27

How to Walk in God's Ultimate Favor

2/27/2019
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In the Western world, material wealth and influence can often distort our view of God’s blessings. While neither are bad things to have, Gary Wilkerson explores how mistaking these as God’s favor may lead to disillusion and frustration. Not asking God for certain things because they’re not “holy” enough is occasionally the reaction to this issue, but Gary talks about how this isn’t the answer when we want to experience God’s goodness in our lives.

Duration:00:35:29

Feeling like You’re Falling Behind”

2/20/2019
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Pastor and president of World Challenge, Gary Wilkerson, paints a brighter and more biblical picture of God’s favor. In this week’s podcast, he digs down to the root of our expectations for ourselves and our Christian walk that often cause us to despair as we compare ourselves to other believers. He highlights the following three areas where comparison stems from: - Our parents’ relationship with God and definitions of success - Understanding the difference between God’s discipline and...

Duration:00:27:14

Avoiding ‘Spiritual’ Comparison

2/13/2019
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Pastor and president of World Challenge, Gary Wilkerson, paints a brighter and more biblical picture of God’s favor. In this week’s podcast, he dives into how we combat that sense of despair when our lives seem to be spinning out of control. He specifically highlights the following three areas: God designed us for spiritual, mental and physical health within our relationship with him. While our choices can have negative effects on all three of these areas, our God is a healer. He can always...

Duration:00:29:59

Gary Wilkerson Podcast

2/1/2019
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Pastor and president of World Challenge, Gary Wilkerson, paints a brighter and more biblical picture of God’s favor in this opening podcast. The following are a couple points he touches upon: This warm and personal conversation explores the issues God has laid on Gary’s heart for those who are struggling with the idea of God’s favor in their lives. Only an active pursuit of God’s presence and guidance will grant each of his children the peace to stand unmoved in the midst of life’s storms.

Duration:00:31:52