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Pleasing God Podcast

Religion & Spirituality Podcas

A podcast focused on helping Christians think biblically, engage practically, and live faithfully for the glory of God.

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United States

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A podcast focused on helping Christians think biblically, engage practically, and live faithfully for the glory of God.

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English


Episodes
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(Im)perfect Marriage: Staying Connected Amidst the Chaos

5/6/2024
Have you ever found yourself tangled in the endless to-do lists of family and work life, wondering how to keep that spark alive in your marriage? You're not alone. Join Jonathan and Kate on a relatable exploration of the delicate balance between nurturing a strong marital bond and managing a packed schedule. We open up about the tactics that help us stay connected, like our shared podcast recordings and tech-free walks, while still juggling teaching, coaching, and the whirlwind of life's demands. With a nod to Deuteronomy, we delve into the ways we incorporate faith and teaching moments with our kids, even when the clock seems to be working against us. But it's not just about keeping the romance alive; it's also about caring for the self within the chaos. We get real about the necessity of drawing boundaries, the art of declining excess commitments, and the understanding of our own limits. Saturday nights in our house are carved out for family before the Sunday rush, and we don't shy away from dedicating a whole month like July to recharge. We share the personal routines that sustain us, offering insights on maintaining readiness for life's significant moments, and gently remind you that self-care isn't selfish—it's vital. Then there's the crux of all this: communication and adaptability. We talk candidly about voicing fatigue, the pitfalls of letting dialogue slip, and how a whiteboard can become your best friend in times of chaos. We navigate through setting priorities, knowing when to let go of less critical tasks, and how daily check-ins make a world of difference. As the sun sets on another busy day, we take you on a stroll down memory lane with tales of family walks, the enchantment of Charleston, and the lingering tastes of shrimp and grits, all wrapped up in the importance of keeping connections strong and a biblical foundation at the heart of it all. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:32:35

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Modeling Discipleship: Passing the Torch of Faith Through Generations

4/27/2024
Have you ever contemplated the ripple effect of mentorship and its power to forge legacies? This episode is a heartfelt celebration of our Pleasing God podcast's unparalleled global reach, and an invitation to join us in the next chapter of our journey at pleasinggodpodcastorg. We're not only revisiting the remarkable bond between Paul and Timothy in Acts 16:1-5 but also offering key insights into how their mentorship model can profoundly shape our modern discipleship practices. From the nuances of intentional guidance to the art of collaborative ministry, we unwrap the layers of spiritual relationships that can build communities and strengthen the fabric of the church. Step into a transformative space where relationships are the cornerstone of faith. As we navigate the intricacies of Paul and Timothy's connection, we extend the dialogue to how these principles play out in our lives today. Whether you're seeking mentorship, discerning your vocational calling, or navigating the blessings and challenges of Christian parenthood, this episode illuminates the path to creating ministries that expand beyond mere addition and venture into multiplication of disciples. Amidst these discussions, we also express our deep gratitude for your companionship on this journey and invite your active participation as we strive towards sanctification together. Join us and experience how the act of passing on wisdom can echo through generations. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:26:46

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Embracing Discipleship: Living and Sharing Faith Authentically

4/21/2024
Join me, Jonathan Sole, as we venture into the heart of Christian faith, exploring the enduring call to discipleship. This episode promises to illuminate the dual nature of the Great Commission, not just as a charge to spread the faith but as a comforting assurance that our journey is shared and supported. Unpack the rich tapestry of scriptural guidance, where the term 'disciple' transcends time, inviting us into a deeper, more intentional relationship with Jesus. We tackle the often-misunderstood connection between evangelism and discipleship, revealing the bond that empowers believers to live out the faith with conviction and purpose. As we navigate the practical outworking of discipleship within the Christian community, I offer insights gained from personal experiences, stressing the significance of mutual discipleship for spiritual growth and honoring God. Discover the actionable steps we can take to foster robust discipleship communities, drawing inspiration from the lives of Paul, Timothy, and Titus. Your involvement is key; I encourage your questions and reflections as we aim for the ultimate goal of sanctification, as echoed in 1 Thessalonians 4:3. This isn't just another conversation; it's an actionable guide to transforming our faith in fellowship with others. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:20:15

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Godly Grief or Worldly Sorrow?

4/19/2024
Have you ever caught yourself apologizing without truly understanding the weight of your words? It's a moment we've all faced, and in this in-depth discussion, we wrestle with the critical differences between godly grief and worldly sorrow. This isn't just about feeling guilty; it's about embarking on a path to genuine repentance, a transformative process that requires more than mere words. As your host Jonathan Sole, I draw from personal experiences and Apostle Paul's profound teachings to unveil how seeking forgiveness and making restitution are pivotal steps in this spiritual journey. This episode isn't just an exploration of scripture; it's a call to action for all of us to lean on each other and grow in our spiritual walk, always striving to honor God's will in our sanctification. Join us as we venture into the heart of repentance, and let's support one another in this collective pursuit of spiritual maturity. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:20:24

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(Im)perfect Marriage: Navigating Conflict

4/8/2024
Conflict in relationships is inevitable and seeking to avoid it can actually be harmful in the long run. How then can Christians in relationships navigate through conflict in a faithful way? In this episode Jon and Kate discuss marital conflict and consider ways to work through it to strengthen the relationship. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:36:01

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The Importance of Self-Care

4/2/2024
Most of the exhortations pertaining to the Christian life focus on caring for others. One area that often gets overlooked or neglected is self-care. In this episode Jon focuses on the importance of caring for one's own self physically in order to be more effective in caring for others. Self-care is an important component for sustained ministry over the long haul. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:14:54

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The Ministry of Encouragement

3/1/2024
Encouragement is a word that gets used a lot in Christians circles. What exactly does it mean to encourage someone? How can Christians both give and receive encouragement well? In this episode Jon takes a look at the biblical examples and exhortations of encouragement and how believers can faithfully apply it in their journey. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:14:35

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The Church Without Walls

2/22/2024
When we think of the church, we are often referring to the building or even the gathering of the congregation. While each local building houses a worshiping community the church is also much bigger than a specific assembly. In this episode Jon and Kate discuss a road trip and when crisis hit in southeastern Kentucky on a Sunday afternoon, they experienced the love of Jesus from the church without walls. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:31:33

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Addressing Issues: When Christians Disagree

2/4/2024
Christians are faced with moral and ethical battles everyday. In 2024 there seems to be a new frontier of issues that believers are faced with that past generations have not had to grapple with. In this episode Jon responds to a recent matter that has been a point of conversation among the evangelical world. How can Christians remain faithful and show love to the lost around them without sacrificing what they understand to be truth? Also when Christians and leaders disagree how can it be done charitably and truthfully? These issues are discussed as Jon seeks to help Christians think through some of these categories. Links from the Episode: Ligonier - True Compassion and LGBTQ Weddings (ligonier.org) The Briefing - Friday, February 2, 2024 - AlbertMohler.com Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:26:46

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(Im)Perfect Marriage: Facing Anxiety

12/25/2023
"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good work makes him glad" (Prov. 12:25). Anxiety is a real foe among many Christians. Sadly, however it has been a battle kept in the shadows and one many are afraid to admit they are facing. This week Jon and Kate discuss the real struggle of anxiety and give some practical wisdom for overcoming. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:40:47

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Questioning God

12/10/2023
All Christians at one time or another feel compelled to ask God why? The circumstances of life lead many to wonder what God is doing and if he is even involved. In this week's episode Jon explores the idea of questioning God and lessons learned from Habakkuk. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:16:55

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Living by Faith: Sarah

11/27/2023
The struggle of faith is real in the lives of God's people. Sarah serves as a prime example of one who had a misguided faith, then doubt, but ultimately manifested genuine faith. In this episode Jon talks through the life of Sarah and how she can be an example of encouragement when facing the impossible. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:14:43

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Living by Faith: Abraham

11/20/2023
Abraham serves as an example of walking by faith. When God told Abraham to go from the only home he ever knew Abraham went. Sometimes we Christians have to have all the details and a clear road map before we are ready to step out in faith. Abraham teaches the lesson that obedience to God sometimes requires stepping out into the unknown by faith. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:16:31

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Living by Faith: Noah

11/13/2023
The Scriptures are full of examples of faith. Noah serves as an example of faithful perseverance in the midst of a godless society. His life teaches believers to hear God, trust God, fear God, and obey God even when it doesn't make sense. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:19:27

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Living by Faith

11/6/2023
Near the core of Christianity is faith. The author of Hebrews expresses the immense importance of the role of faith in the life of the believer. In this episode Jon begins a series of talks on faith by defining what it is and how it is to be applied in life. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:19:51

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Bonus: On Nature

11/3/2023
On this episode Jon is joined with a special guest as they discuss nature. The Chrisitan biblical worldview sets the course for all of life especially when it comes to origins and God as the Creator of all things. Creation points to the Creator and fuels worship. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:11:59

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The Power of a Personal Testimony

10/30/2023
Every Christian has a story to tell. For some their story might be short and simple while others have a long and drawn out, yet in both cases it is the story of how God worked in the life of that person. There are many arguments leveled against the Christian faith, but the power of a personal testimony is hard to refute. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:18:55

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(Im)Perfect Marriage: Lessons from Littles part 2

10/20/2023
In this episode Jon and Kate pick up where they left off last discussing the lessons they have learned from having 5 little children. While the days seem long the years are short, and it is important to remember that they do not stay little forever. As parents Jon and Kate talk about being intentional, relational, and mindful with each of the children God has given them. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:25:32

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Discerning God's Will

10/16/2023
What is God's will for my life? This is a question that is often asked at very important times in life. As believers we are to know, seek, and discern God's will for our lives but it is not always easy. This week Jon discusses how believers can and should discern God's specific will for their lives. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:17:56

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Honoring Your Parents

10/9/2023
In God's great design for the family, he gave children parents to watch over, protect, guide, and train them in the way they should go. The fifth commandment God gave Moses is actually addressed to children and it calls for honor, respect, and obedience towards one's parents. Obedience to this command takes on different forms as ages and stages of life begin to change. This week Jon sits down with his father and discusses what this looks like at various points of life. Support the Show. Stock Music provided by wolfgangwoehrle, from Pond5

Duration:00:25:09