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Purposely Equipped

Religion & Spirituality Podcas

Purposely Equipped is designed to help you go deeper in your faith, by learning truth from the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We’ll share podcast series that help you do that. Previous series includes: - In His Steps (Easter Series) - What Does It Mean to Be a Good Neighbor? - Why Worship? - Why Pray? - Experience Resurrection - What Does Trusting Jesus in 2020 Look Like?

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United States

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Purposely Equipped is designed to help you go deeper in your faith, by learning truth from the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We’ll share podcast series that help you do that. Previous series includes: - In His Steps (Easter Series) - What Does It Mean to Be a Good Neighbor? - Why Worship? - Why Pray? - Experience Resurrection - What Does Trusting Jesus in 2020 Look Like?

Language:

English


Episodes

Jesus

12/16/2023
When you think about Jesus do you start with the baby? Why would God start off this way? What is the bigger story here? Vince Armfield from Lakeside Christian Church joins Mark to talk about Jesus. Who is this Jesus? Why didn't he come as a conqueror? Why is a relationship with him so important in our lives and how do we get started if we don't have one? Show Notes: https://bit.ly/46TxTrI Special thanks to World Concern Global Gift Guide, for bringing us the Cast of the Christmas Story!

Duration:00:27:15

Mary

12/15/2023
Mary was a poor humble teenager. She did not have a high status at all. Jill Young, Chaplain from CRISTA Ministries, joins Mark to talk about Mary. How does Mary handle the news that she is carrying Jesus? What can we learn about how God calls people? What can we apply to our own journey of faith as we grow in our relationship with Jesus? Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3Td5rhi Special thanks to World Concern Global Gift Guide, for bringing us the Cast of the Christmas Story!

Duration:00:20:29

Joseph

12/14/2023
There are so many ways Joseph could have reacted when he found out Mary was pregnant. Pastor Riley Taylor from Mountlake Church joins Mark to talk about Joseph, his character, and why he and his response are so important to the Christmas story. What can we learn from Joseph's response for our own lives? Show Notes: https://bit.ly/489a4x0 Special thanks to World Concern Global Gift Guide, for bringing us the Cast of the Christmas Story!

Duration:00:23:37

The Shepherds

12/13/2023
The Shepherds were the ones who heard about Jesus first. Megan Monterrosa from The Grove Church joins Mark to share about why they were chosen. In the eyes of the world they were the least likely to be chosen and that is significant. They received this with absolute joy! Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3t6Yio3 Special thanks to World Concern Global Gift Guide, for bringing us the Cast of the Christmas Story!

Duration:00:13:00

The Prophets

12/12/2023
Callie Walchenbach from King's Schools dives into The Prophets today as we look at this small mention in the Christmas story. First, we'll unpack what a prophet is and the role of a prophet. There is such a story here of God's patience with us. Jesus fulfilled over 300 prophecies. Callie breaks down the prophecy in Micah as we relate this to the Christmas story and our own story today as we ask the question "Is faithfulness worth it?" Show Notes: https://bit.ly/41aiC4H Special thanks to World Concern Global Gift Guide, for bringing us the Cast of the Christmas Story!

Duration:00:16:17

People's Chief Priest & Teachers of the Law

12/11/2023
Tim White from WA Cathedral opens with an incredible story of God recently showing up to care for him. He joins Mark in this episode to look at the High Priest, who he might have been and the role he played. With the busy times of Christmas we can get wrapped up into things that are "Christian" but don't miss that Christmas is about your relationship with Jesus. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3uVqKtw Special thanks to World Concern Global Gift Guide, for bringing us the Cast of the Christmas Story!

Duration:00:14:07

The Heavenly Host

12/10/2023
You can read the Christmas story over and over again but sometimes certain things will stand out. For Evan Westerfield, The Heavenly Host, stood out to him. Evan is from The Grove Church in Marysville and joins Mark to talk more about the Heavenly Host, what their presence means, and where else we see the Glory of the Lord in the Bible. What does this mean to us today? Don't miss the simple way we can all experience Christmas this year. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/46NHIHJ Special thanks to World Concern Global Gift Guide, for bringing us the Cast of the Christmas Story!

Duration:00:17:36

Quirinius

12/9/2023
Nick Marnejon from Community Christian Fellowship joins Mark today to talk the obscure character of Quirinius. Why are these obscure characters in the Bible? Nick walks us through the reason history is important in the Bible and how historical facts are added to help bring the Bible into real times. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3uVRSsl Special thanks to World Concern Global Gift Guide, for bringing us the Cast of the Christmas Story!

Duration:00:15:39

Caesar Augustus

12/8/2023
Mark Holland and Pastor Jeremy Roh of East Renton Community Church discuss the historical context of the Christmas story, focusing on the role of Caesar Augustus. They highlight how God used Augustus, the first Roman Emperor, to set the stage for the birth of Jesus and the spread of the gospel. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/4a2mbhc

Duration:00:26:33

Archelaus

12/7/2023
Have you heard of Archelaus? He is not a well known person in the Christmas story. Pastor Barry Crane from North Sound Church discusses the character of Archelaus. Archelaus, who is mentioned only once in the Bible, was a narcissistic and immoral leader who ruled over Judea after the death of his father, Herod the Great. Pastor Crane contrasts Archelaus with King David, who, despite his flaws, was humble and repentant. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3T6UEFs

Duration:00:23:37

The Magi

12/6/2023
Who are the Magi? Why are they important to the Christmas story? Gordon Kenada from Japanese Family Church joins Mark Holland today to look at the story of the Magi from the Bible. He highlights that the Magi were Gentiles who sought out Jesus, despite not fully understanding who he was. As we contrast the reaction of the Magi with King Herod, we are all reminded to consider whether we are willing to give up our own 'thrones' for God. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3uNMh7G

Duration:00:18:16

King Herod

12/5/2023
Jen Ervig from The Grove Church joins Mark today to discuss Herod the Great. Herod, a non-Jewish king appointed by the Romans, was known for his paranoia and fear of losing his throne. When he heard about the birth of Jesus, he saw it as a threat to his power and ordered the killing of all male infants in Bethlehem. Despite his negative reputation, Herod was also known for his architectural achievements and attempts to win the love of his subjects. His role helps to emphasize the importance of placing one's identity in Christ and not clinging to earthly power or status. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3GtY0uI

Duration:00:14:21

The Angel of the Lord

12/4/2023
If an Angel appeared to you would you freak out a little bit? Let's look at where the Angel of the Lord appeared and how people reacted? Why did God use the Angel in this way? Kim Martinez from Shoreline Community Church joins Mark Holland as we kick off The Cast of the Christmas Story to deepen our faith and understanding of the Christmas story. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3RaROga

Duration:00:20:01

The Cast of the Christmas Story

11/20/2023
How often do we read the words in Luke or Matthew without really thinking about them? Sure, we know the basic story, but have we ever really looked at how God constructed it. So, this year, we read through the Christmas story as told by both Luke and Matthew and wrote down all the ‘characters’ we encountered in our reading. Over the next 13 episodes we will be talking about these characters and their importance in the Christmas story. We hope it will help you shine fresh eyes on Christmas and the beauty of how God wove it together. Stop for a moment and listen to the scriptures in Luke and Matthew while we get ready for Cast of the Christmas Story to start on 12/4!

Duration:00:07:39

How Do You Get Started if You Don't Attend Church with Riley Taylor

9/6/2023
Pastor Riley Taylor of Calvary Fellowship joins us in our final episode of Why Church where we tackle how to get started if you currently don't attend church. This is where the rubber meets the road. Let's dig in! Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3r6iTYz

Duration:00:33:18

Why is Attending Church Helpful To Your Christian Walk with Jesse Bradley

8/30/2023
Pastor Jesse Bradley of Grace Community Church in Auburn discusses with Mark the importance of attending church for a Christian's spiritual journey. Church is not just a place for worship, but also a community for learning, healing, and serving. Find out what else fosters deeper relationships and spiritual growth, and what can connect, serve, and grow you in your walk with God. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3sunDaW

Duration:00:22:12

What If You've Been Hurt by the Church with Herb Hartso

8/23/2023
It's a question no one wants to tackle, but we're going there today as we discuss how to handle being hurt by the Church. Herb Hartso of Antioch Bible Church joins Mark Holland today as we dig into this challenging topic. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3OLSGXl

Duration:00:28:56

Should We Expect Churches To Be Perfect with Pradeepan Jeeva

8/16/2023
Part 2 of our Why Church series as we are looking at church expectations. Can we and should we expect churches to be perfect? Pradeepan Jeeva of Kalos Church sits down with Mark Holland to discuss. Don’t miss the incredible story of how the church saved Pradeepan’s family. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3s9KqZv

Duration:00:25:52

What is Church with Tyler Clark

8/9/2023
We are starting a new series today on the Purposely Equipped podcast digging into church. Mark Holland welcomes Tyler Clark from Table of Hope church to discuss the topic: What is church? Let's jump in while we unpack what the original definition of church was, what Jesus says about the church in the book of Matthew and what church is today! Show Notes: https://bit.ly/47r8cjJ

Duration:00:32:55

History of Revival Part 2

8/2/2023
Pastor Alec Rowlands discusses the history of revival, focusing on the Second Great Awakening and its impact on society, in Part 2 of A History of Revival. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3YfLabq

Duration:00:25:50