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Unfolding Words is a weekly Bible Study-focused podcast. The aim is to share biblical truth by delving into scripture with context and background in mind to gain a fuller understanding--all in 30 minutes or less. This unfolding helps you to see just how beautiful the Bible is. The result: light for your Christian walk and life for your soul. The podcast name is based on Psalm 119:130: "The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple." | New episodes every Monday.

Unfolding Words is a weekly Bible Study-focused podcast. The aim is to share biblical truth by delving into scripture with context and background in mind to gain a fuller understanding--all in 30 minutes or less. This unfolding helps you to see just how beautiful the Bible is. The result: light for your Christian walk and life for your soul. The podcast name is based on Psalm 119:130: "The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple." | New episodes every Monday.
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Unfolding Words is a weekly Bible Study-focused podcast. The aim is to share biblical truth by delving into scripture with context and background in mind to gain a fuller understanding--all in 30 minutes or less. This unfolding helps you to see just how beautiful the Bible is. The result: light for your Christian walk and life for your soul. The podcast name is based on Psalm 119:130: "The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple." | New episodes every Monday.

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047: 5 Reasons Why Listening To Your Bible Is Just As Important as Reading It

4/15/2019
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We live in an age when the lost art of listening to God’s Word is an epidemic. 1 Timothy 4:13 says, "Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching." In this verse, Paul is instructing a young preacher named Timothy in the ways that he can keep his congregation engaged. The importance of preaching and teaching are easy enough to understand, but what about the public reading of Scripture? Reach Out and Chat Join the conversation on social...

Duration:00:14:45

046: Deep & Wide: How You Can Build God's Kingdom God's Way

4/8/2019
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In our lives, we have this tendency to create tour own personal Tower of Babels. When we do that, we reveal the rebellion that existed thousands of years ago in the hearts of those who erected the first Tower of Babel. We get a new job and build our success up without thinking about the glory of God. We build up our bank accounts, our retirement plans, our houses, our names, our resume, our reputation--with our eye on success but not on God. Instead of settling down roots and building up...

Duration:00:11:50

045: Your Role in the Royal Priesthood

4/1/2019
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Christ has called you to be a “royal priesthood” where your role is to join Him in reigning and guarding God’s glory and honor. Like the Levites, Christians have been scattered to proclaim God’s Word and guard His worship. The Levites were not just priests—they were soldier-priests. Their priestly origin is based in righteous violence. But God put the violent nature of the Levites to good use. Not only would the priests slaughter animals on a regular basis for sacrifice—using their “swords”...

Duration:00:15:33

044: Are Christians Always Triumphant?

3/25/2019
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While we would like to be the hero in God's triumphal parade, truth is we are former enemies of Christ. In the Roman triumph, some of the captives would be let go—given a chance to live. While others were put to death. This is a strong imagery—we are given new life in Christ while at the same time dying to self and on our way to death. Captives, whose lives are being used to spread forth the beautiful aroma of Christ wherever we go. Like Paul, God continually leads us to death in a triumphal...

Duration:00:17:25

043: Being Salt and Light

3/18/2019
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Salt is a preservative that works only when it penetrates into food, and becomes useless when contaminated by other chemical substances. It must remain pure to do its job. In the same way, Christ followers must influence society while keeping themselves from being influenced by sin in the world. Similarly, light cuts through darkness. To know the truth and fail to stand for it, Jesus says, is as senseless as lighting a lamp and putting it under a basket. In other words, we don’t just live...

Duration:00:11:31

042: The Lord Is Your Inheritance

3/11/2019
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When Moses established the 12 tribes of Israel, God set apart one tribe, the Levites. They were set apart (or made holy) to focus one job—to serve Him. The Lord God Himself was the allotment given to the tribe of Levi. As the priestly arm of Israel, God promised to provide for them rather than have them work the land for themselves. God set the Levites apart in a second way. Unlike the other tribes, they had no physical allotment of the Promised Land. So they had no place to set down roots...

Duration:00:10:41

041: God Goes Before You

3/4/2019
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Deuteronomy 31:8 The LORD Himself goes before you; He will be with you. He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged. God’s heart for us is that of a good father who doesn’t just send us out without first carving a path. Not only is He always ahead of us carving out a path we are to travel on, but He is there to walk with us as we walk on the path. God assures us there is no reason to be afraid or discouraged because He’s not going to abandon us. He has...

Duration:00:09:52

040: But What About You? Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

2/25/2019
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Jesus chose to deliver a great object lesson to His disciples at Caesarea Philippi about HIs identity and their role in response to His identity. In that pagan setting, He encouraged His disciples to build a church that would overcome the worst evils. The fact that Peter’s confession about Jesus identity occurred in a pagan area is remarkable enough. But when one learns the history of the area and the traditions associated with it, Peter’s confession of Jesus as the Christ the Son of God...

Duration:00:18:01

039: Are You Living in Peace with Everyone?

2/18/2019
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As followers of Jesus, living peaceably with all people should be a hallmark of our lives. Never let yourself be the reason for an un-peaceful relationship with another person. As a believer, you should be known by living peaceably in the neighborhood, in your city, on your job, and show yourself to be pleasant. When people speak of you, one of the things they should say about you is that you are a person of peace. Listen to this episode, to learn how to live in peace with others and walk in...

Duration:00:20:18

038: He Is the God Who Sees You

2/11/2019
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Rest assured that if God hears what is happening in an Egyptian servant girl’s world, He hears what is going on in your lives. He hears the things that cut to your very heart – the things which feel as though they are gripping your heart and ripping it out – He hears them. He hears the things which are said against you that are totally unfair and nothing but lies – He hears them. He hears the words that are said to hurt you, He hears the words spoken when bad news is delivered to you, He...

Duration:00:13:47

037: The Snare of the Selfie Spirit

2/4/2019
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The desire for self-promotion is part of the evil condition of the human heart. We are all tempted to exalt ourselves in some way—if it’s not through social media, it’s some other way. But social media has a special way of encouraging and showcasing one’s indulgence in this temptation. Of course, social media is not the cause of self-promotion; it is only the platform through which the human heart displays its desires. But the prevalence of such self-promotion should urge us to think more...

Duration:00:14:48

036: If You Can't See Jesus, You Can Hear Him

1/28/2019
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The last miracle that Jesus performed before His triumphal entry into Jerusalem was restoring sight to a blind man named Bartimaeus. This is such a symbolic miracle based on the timing. Although he as blind, Bartimaeus knew something up was up by the movement and sounds of the crowd. So much so that he asked what was going on. When He discovered that Jesus was going to pass by—He took advantage of that small window. But He didn’t ask for the obvious—sight. Instead, He asked for...

Duration:00:11:29

035: When the Storms of Life Hit Hard

1/21/2019
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Storms are an inevitable part of life. If we pay attention, they can teach us valuable lessons about God and life. Acts 27 is a chapter that provides great insights on how to navigate storms. When Paul and his companions were in the thick of the storm verse 20 says: “When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.” Hopelessness came on them as they had to sail blind—on the open sea. With no navigational...

Duration:00:13:15

034: What Legacy Are You Leaving?

1/14/2019
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An inheritance is not limited to money. It also includes godly character qualities like integrity and trustworthiness. Combining a financial inheritance with wisdom and godliness ensures that the next generation will also manage God’s blessings God’s way for God’s glory long after you've graduated to heaven. We ought to leave a legacy through: - The Word of God - teach it, memorize it, speak it. - The life we live: let them see you trust God - The testimonies share of God’s goodness -...

Duration:00:09:56

033: A Year Crowned With Goodness

1/7/2019
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Psalm 65 paints a picture of the earth and our lives being blessed with the bounty and glory of God. As we set out into 2019, may God encircle your year with His presence and crown it. God crowning the year has a meaning that points to how God can make a year which was naturally prosperous even more abundant. In Old Testament days, the harvest was the plainest display of the divine bounty of God. A full and plentiful harvest is the crown of the year, and by extension, the unmerited goodness...

Duration:00:10:08

032: Learning to Choose the Good Portion

12/24/2018
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“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things”. Jesus repeats Martha’s name as a gentle rebuke. He points out her distraction rather than her hospitality. Certainly, he was appreciative of her heart to serve, but at the time discipleship was of more importance. He is on the road to Jerusalem and the cross, and this is one of his final visits in Luke’s Gospel to the home of these dear friends. Martha and Mary need Jesus because He will soon depart from them, and Martha’s...

Duration:00:09:05

031: Your Gifting Is For God's Glory

12/17/2018
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You are gifted for God’s glory. Use every single gift He’s given us—whether it’s in a small and seemingly unseen arena like your home or on a larger platform. The issue isn’t how big the audience is your gift (because God is the biggest audience there is) the issue is whether or not you value what God has placed in you enough to cultivate it and max it out. I'm sure you're familiar with the story of Moses in Egypt when He went before Pharaoh. He was worried about Pharaoh not taking heed to...

Duration:00:10:17

030: When the Word of God Dwells Richly In You

12/10/2018
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Mary, the mother of Jesus, is esteemed for her faith in hearing the word that she would carry the promised Messiah. But also consider that she was carrying the Word which was from the beginning in her womb as mentioned in John 1. Given this, it seems natural that she would accept God’s word concerning her with faith. For her to carry Jesus she had to first accept the written word. Mary’s faith was already rich and full by her response: let it be to me according to your word. Even her cousin...

Duration:00:11:42

029: Every Place is Holy Ground

12/3/2018
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It's easy to get exasperated and overwhelmed with the daily routines. Mounds of laundry. The piles of dirty dishes. The discipline that has to be doled out daily. But God never designed it to be this way. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:23-24 ESV) When offered up to God, even the everyday tasks can be holy. Mopping the floors is...

Duration:00:15:56

028: God's Relentless Pursuit of You

11/26/2018
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We often hear much talk about free will. But God is relentless in His pursuit of us even though we have the free will to turn down His persistent chasing. The whole Bible is the story of how God is seeking out His people to return to Him. That’s the heart of the gospel—God going after sinful people. We are constantly hiding and running from a loving God. Many people define religion as man’s search for God. However, the Bible paints a beautiful portrait of God’s search for man. The mystery of...

Duration:00:15:56