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Episode 29 – On Not Putting Your Child to Death

10/3/2018
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We are doing a sermon series on parenting right now at the Church. I found this great verse that I’m going to use regarding disciplining your kids. It’s both hilarious, and helpful all at the... The post Episode 29 – On Not Putting Your Child to Death appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:11:23

Episode 28 – Where are the Fathers?

9/12/2018
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Intro Over the past couple months, we have had several guest speakers come to the church. All of them are fathers in the faith. 1 of them was my actual father, and the other was... The post Episode 28 – Where are the Fathers? appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:18:12

Episode 27 – How To Love Those You Hate

7/18/2018
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I preached the book of Jonah on Sunday. The big idea of Jonah’s story is that Jonah couldn’t manage to love his enemies. He wanted to receive the mercy of God, but he was not... The post Episode 27 – How To Love Those You Hate appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:15:06

Episode 26 – Love Your Immigrant Neighbor

7/4/2018
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Today I’m thinking about the immigration issue that’s so hot on the news right now. Specifically this tragedy that has been happening now for a long time, with the kids in cages down near the... The post Episode 26 – Love Your Immigrant Neighbor appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:17:04

Episode 25 – Grace Doesn’t Need Your Balance

6/27/2018
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There is a Christian “code of conduct”. There is a way that all followers of Christ should act, across all of time. This does not negate the gift of grace. This doesn’t compete with grace.... The post Episode 25 – Grace Doesn’t Need Your Balance appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:12:54

Episode 24 – Kinship in a Time of Exile

6/20/2018
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When in exile, kinship matters more. Or maybe we just take it for granted. DEFINE: kinship – 1. the state or fact of being of kin; family relationship 2. relationship by nature, qualities, etc.; affinity... The post Episode 24 – Kinship in a Time of Exile appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:12:14

Episode 23 – Encouragement for Fathers

6/13/2018
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Father’s Day is coming this weekend, and I want to take a moment to encourage the Father’s along their way, because parenting is hard. Being a Father isn’t easy, it isn’t for the faint of... The post Episode 23 – Encouragement for Fathers appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:21:17

Episode 22 – More Than You Can Handle

6/6/2018
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It’s More Than You Can Handle Have you ever had someone say to you, “God never gives us more than we can handle”? I have. And it’s usually when you are going through a very... The post Episode 22 – More Than You Can Handle appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:14:23

Episode 21 – Jesus is More Than Your Problem Solver

5/30/2018
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What is your greatest treasure? We all have things and people that we treasure. Friends, family, a home, success, sobriety, etc. It can be material things as well. Growing in spiritual maturity involved being honest... The post Episode 21 – Jesus is More Than Your Problem Solver appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:13:46

Episode 20 – What’s Your Good News?

5/23/2018
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The Letter I received a letter and an information packet, recruiting me and other ministers to be trained and mobilized for outreach. By the Church of Scientology. They recon that we cannot solve the important... The post Episode 20 – What’s Your Good News? appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:15:53

Episode 19 – Remember Who You Are

5/16/2018
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To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion, Greetings. James opens his letter, in verse 1, with this: “To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings.” Then he jumps right into it. We would expect in... The post Episode 19 – Remember Who You Are appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:13:29

Episode 18 – No Parent is an Accident

5/9/2018
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Today, I want to encourage the parents. We are doing a baby dedication for Mother’s Day this Sunday at the church. It has me thinking once again about how parenting is not for sissies. Parenting... The post Episode 18 – No Parent is an Accident appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:13:39

Episode 17: Boasting in Weakness

5/2/2018
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Jesus came for the weak and broken, the poor in spirit. Not the strong, the whole, the rich in spirit. He doesn’t need our strength because He is the strong one. In fact, our strength... The post Episode 17: Boasting in Weakness appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:15:23

Episode 16 – The Festal Gathering

4/18/2018
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In an attempt to become more authentic, we seem to be under-valuing the gathering of Christians. And if we gather, we don’t want it to seem like we care that much. Like, “we don’t really... The post Episode 16 – The Festal Gathering appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:21:07

Episode 15 – True Fruitfulness

4/11/2018
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We often think of Christian fruitfulness in terms of our own personal growth only. But Jesus left us with clear instructions that our purpose is larger than personal growth. The growth of others is of... The post Episode 15 – True Fruitfulness appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:21:01

Episode 14 – Seek First

4/4/2018
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Everyone always asks me what pastors do between Sundays. The answer to that question just might connect with your life more than you think. The post Episode 14 – Seek First appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:14:41

Episode 13: Empathy vs Compassion

3/28/2018
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One of the most comforting things that we can experience is when someone validates our pain – they seem to understand it, and recognize it as something that is real. This is empathy: the ability... The post Episode 13: Empathy vs Compassion appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:22:38

Episode 12: When I Doubted God

3/21/2018
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I was asked a question: “When was a time when you doubted God, and how did you get through it?” I thought about it for a long time, and remembered a time when I doubted... The post Episode 12: When I Doubted God appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:22:07

Episode 11 – How We Become Like Jesus

3/7/2018
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The Role of Grace in our Transformation In Galatians, Paul teaches us that eternal transformation comes through the grace of God. We are sanctified the same way we were justified. It is God’s LOVE for... The post Episode 11 – How We Become Like Jesus appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:19:43

Episode 10: Flourishing in the Pain

2/28/2018
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Life is Hard Now, it occurs to me that maybe you’re sitting there right now listening to me talk and your life thus far has been nothing but peaches and roses. Everyone likes you, you’re... The post Episode 10: Flourishing in the Pain appeared first on The Ben Cotten Podcast.

Duration:00:19:23