Who are the ne'er-do-wells in your life? What are their stories? This is the talk I mentioned: Tea with Hezbollah: Is it possible to love your enemy? Carl Medearis He has a book with a similar title if you are interested in reading the book called Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies' Table I told a little bit of the story from Peace Child. If you liked what you heard I encourage you to read the whole book.
Are you all in when it comes to the Kingdom? What does it mean to be all in? How do we help grow the people to disciple to be all in? In this episode, we address some of those questions as well as some of our own struggles in those areas. Audible book suggestion: (If you like audiobooks you should strongly consider signing up for an Audible subscription from Amazon. You get two books per month for often less than the price of one audiobook.)
Prayer is hard, and if we were honest with ourselves, most of us struggle to have the kind of prayer life we really think we should. Today, we are going to be talking about a really great way to grow your prayers and your prayer life. We'll be talking about praying God's words back to Him. It is super powerful, and really good to spur us on toward better prayers. Included in today's episode will be an example and opportunity for you to pray through a passage in Matt 13 together with us.
Have you ever found yourself facing a decision and not knowing which way is right and which way is wrong? Each choice has the potential for obedience and each choice has the potential for sin. I recently was faced with a similar problem. For me, the final thing that helped me make my decision was the question in the title of this post. Which sin would I rather commit... or rather which sin would I want to avoid the most?
Have you ever flunked Matthew twenty-five 101? I'm not even talking about the advanced class. I'm talking about 101. Dave and I have flunked it a few times. I actually don't think you can really pass it until you have flunked it a few times. In this episode we discuss some of the challenges of living out this scripture is intentionally. One of those challenges is escaping our middle class insulation from the poor. Last week, Kris talked about how he takes people from his church down to...
How do you disciple your future son-in-law while he is in a drug rehab program before he has even met your daughter? How do you welcome someone coming out of jail and drugs into your house? Listen to Kris share about the way his church actively brings people into ministry to others, and then listen to his story of how he met and begin discipling a man who would one day become his son-in-law. You can hear Stephen's story on Episode 49. You can hear Brook's story on Episode 48. This is Kris'...
This is the story of God's redemption of Stephen Harney. From meth addict with his life falling apart to solid follower of Jesus, listen in to how God used a jail guard and a Bible to begin Stephen's surrender to Jesus. Then hear the story of how God used a man named Kris to help Stephen grow spiritually and then get back on his feet. And, in only the way God can write a story God used Kris to introduce Stephen to the love of his life, Brook. (who was featured on our last episode.)
Can you imagine 85% of your church being in one on one discipleship? That means it is way more than just the staff discipling. Listen in and see what you can learn. To see her church's disciple making tools and resources go to www.themovement.church/discipleship. If you want to get in contact with Brook you can reach out through us, or use the contact form at https://themovement.church/contact.
Towards better scripture memory. In this podcast we will talk about a simple system for sustainable scripture memory. Then we will talk about a neuro-scientific method that helps you commit scripture to memory faster and better. For the system you will need some some kind of card. I use the ones from the Navigators. You can buy them on Amazon or from www.navpress.com. Here is a sample of the neuro-scientific method explained in the podcast. This example would be for memorizing Romans 14:1-4....
Last week was the State of the Union address, with all of the political wrangling and turmoil around it. That is pretty normal. However, I want to respond to a troubling trend I am seeing in our American churches right now. The problem is we are seeking political solutions to spiritual problems. You can't legislate change in people's hearts. Only Jesus can change a heart.
Tac has a story, a brutally crazy story. God has a story, too. It's a story of redemption. After you hear his story, I encourage you to check out http://www.bridgestolife.org/ and prayerfully consider if this is something you should be involved with in some form or fashion.