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Simple Truth Big Change Podcast

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This is where we read and explore the simple and powerful truth of the Bible. This simple truth leads to big change in our lives. Each episode focuses on a different verse or topic, and we dig into the background of the text. We keep it simple...and God does big things.


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This is where we read and explore the simple and powerful truth of the Bible. This simple truth leads to big change in our lives. Each episode focuses on a different verse or topic, and we dig into the background of the text. We keep it simple...and God does big things.




Whoa! Let's Start Small for Bible Study

Video link: Everything starts with a seed, and trees don't sprout in a day. In this episode I encourage you to start right where you are. Even if you only have a few minutes a day, the idea is to take in the daily nourishment and GROW, little by little. Also, I share some really cool discoveries from John 1. Support the show


Getting Started: How I Study the Bible

Simple Truth Big Change Episode 022 Introducing our new season! (Podcast now with video...check it out on YouTube.) We'll be working our way through the Gospel of John together, start to finish. In today's episode, how to get started when studying a new book of the Bible. Support the show


Why don't I read the Bible like I should?

Most of us would probably say we don’t read the Bible as much as we should, so I think this is a good question to ask. Why don’t I read the Bible like I should? It comes down to two things for me. I share those in this episode, plus, some encouragement for you. Resources: Living by the Book Buy at Buy at Amazon Support the show


How I Learned to Memorize Scripture...And You Can Too!

We’ve been talking about Spiritual Growth, and last week I mentioned a small booklet that helped me memorize scripture. Now, trust me…I’m just like you! Memorizing verses isn’t easy, but after reading this booklet, I decided to commit some time to it. Here are my results… Resource: A Call to Scripture Memory by Susan Heck Booklet on Amazon, $5: Booklet on, $3.99: Support the show


How and Why to Meditate on God's Word

There is an internal conversation going on in our hearts. Often, it's a repeating chorus. We play it over and over. Too many times, these words, these repeated choruses, damage us. Lies we’ve been told, lies we tell ourselves. Over and over, we play the same songs. Fears about the future, pain from the past, dreaded expectations. But to meditate on God’s word is to change the tune. This is what we're talking about in today's episode. Show Notes: A Call to Scripture Memory by Susan Heck On Amazon, $5: On, $3.99: Support the show


2 Ways to Build Your Bible Muscle...Every Day

In this episode, we’re talking about Spiritual Growth. Hebrews 5:14 says, “Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.” Spiritual maturity doesn’t just happen with the passage of time. The recipients of the letter to the Hebrews had been believers long enough to be teachers themselves. Instead, the writer says they needed to be taught again the basics of the Christian faith. How about you? What would your growth assessment be? Not to worry, whatever it is, you can change it. Spiritual maturity comes to those who train for it. And that's just what we're doing in this series on Spiritual Growth. Learn more about my Bible Reading Plan and get the download. Support the show


Tired of the Rollercoaster?

For years I was on an up and down spiritual rollercoaster. I knew I needed a change, but it wasn't enough just to know that. It was time to DO something. To take action. To actually make the change. Hebrews 5 teaches us some great truths about spiritual maturity and we take a look at those in this episode. Here is the devotional I mentioned: And here is my aunt's blog (Barb Ho). Check it out for weekly encouragement toward prayer! What If We Prayed? Support the show


Look up!

Series: Armor of God, Part 7 In this final episode of considering the armor of God, we connect the dots through the book of Ephesians. Support the show


Lies we believe about the Bible

Series: Armor of God, Part 6 Another tactic of the enemy: getting us to believe the Bible says things it doesn't really say. We need to read the Bible for context, read carefully, and understand what God is saying and what He isn't. What happens when we believe lies about the Bible? We talk about that in today's episode. Support the show


Truth, Lies, and Murder...The Enemy Exposed.

Series: Armor of God, Part 5 Jesus has a conversation in John chapter 8 about truth, lies, and murder. In this episode, we take a look at Enemy Tactic #2 - Getting us to believe the lie. Support the show


Your enemy doesn't want you to hear the truth.

Series: Armor of God, Part 4 In this episode we discuss the battle for the truth. Specifically, we talk about the first tactic we named last week: the devil wants to keep us from hearing the truth. How does he keep us from hearing? There are 2 levels on which that can happen... Notes: Wow, there is SO much in this passage! (Ephesians 1:3-14) Great stuff to meditate on this week... Support the show


The Enemy's Tactics

Series: Armor of God, Part 3 We're in a battle. Ephesians 6 tells us to put on the whole armor of God so we can stand firm against the schemes of the devil. What are his schemes? That's what we're talking about in this episode...schemes, tactics, and how to fight against them. Support the show


The Armor of God: How to Get Started

Series: Armor of God, Part 2 This episode we take a look at the opening of Paul's epistle to the Ephesians, keeping an eye on the armor of God in Ephesians chapter 6. Today we focus on the lofty Ephesians 1:3. I share a helpful study tool to work your way through the book of Ephesians. See my "Armor of God" index card Support the show


3 Keys for Putting on the Armor of God

Armor of God Series, Part 1 In this episode we look at 3 keys we'll use as we study the armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-17. We have a very real enemy, but God has FULLY equipped us for warfare and our victory is secure IN Christ. Support the show


How to Identify False Teachers

Series: False Teachers (Part 5 of 5) How much understanding do your Bible teachers have? Are they meditating on God’s word? I hope you are, because your teachers may not be. Psalm 119:99 says, "I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation." Today I’m wrapping up a 5-part series on false teachers. This is a difficult topic because no one wants to think they’re following false teaching. Today, you'll hear how to identify false teachers and I share a short story about my own discovery on this topic. Article: Support the show


Are False Teachers All Bad? (Can we eat the fish and spit the bones?)

Series: False Teachers (Part 4 of 5) What should be our approach to bad (false) teachers? Should we take a "positive" view and try to glean something good? In our culture we applaud people who make lemonade out of lemons, but is this a biblical approach to false teachers? Is there something good there to glean? Simple Truth: False teachers are dangerous because their end is destruction. Support the show


False Teachers Attach People to Themselves

Series: False Teachers (Part 3 of 5) False teachers are actively looking for followers. It's not merely about spreading a false message. They want disciples for themselves. People who follow false teachers become attached to the TEACHER, often more than they attach to their false message. Relationship is key. Our simple truth this week? False teachers are dangerous because they attach people to themselves rather than to Jesus. Support the show


The Danger of False Teachers

Series: False Teachers (Part 2 of 5) False teachers are attracting followers. They're popular, likable. They tell us what we want to hear. They tell us we can have what we want. But this isn’t the message of Jesus or the Bible. Our simple truth this week? False teachers are dangerous because they are ATTRACTIVE. Support the show


Nobody wants to be deceived, but...

Series: False Teachers (Part 1 of 5) In Matthew 24, the disciples ask Jesus a question: When will the end come and what will be the signs? Jesus doesn’t quite give the answer we expect. Our simple truth this week? Jesus says, “See to it that no one misleads you…” Support the show


How to Serve Others Passionately

People can pull us in all kinds of directions, but we can’t just go through our day based on the needs around us. We’d be depleted. God has a plan for us, every day. We need to seek Him early and know what we’ve been called to do. Simple Truth: It is the Lord Christ whom we serve. Support the show