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Discover the healing power of God. Do you want to understand what Jesus said and learn how to apply it in your life? Each week we take a fresh look at the Bible and dig beneath the surface of things to its deep spiritual lessons. You’ll get insights on how Jesus thought and prayed, and how you can follow his example. If you want to learn how to pray more effectively and experience God’s healing power for yourself and others, this podcast is for you. The goal of this podcast is to help you rediscover and live the original Christianity of Jesus.

Discover the healing power of God. Do you want to understand what Jesus said and learn how to apply it in your life? Each week we take a fresh look at the Bible and dig beneath the surface of things to its deep spiritual lessons. You’ll get insights on how Jesus thought and prayed, and how you can follow his example. If you want to learn how to pray more effectively and experience God’s healing power for yourself and others, this podcast is for you. The goal of this podcast is to help you rediscover and live the original Christianity of Jesus.

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United States

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Discover the healing power of God. Do you want to understand what Jesus said and learn how to apply it in your life? Each week we take a fresh look at the Bible and dig beneath the surface of things to its deep spiritual lessons. You’ll get insights on how Jesus thought and prayed, and how you can follow his example. If you want to learn how to pray more effectively and experience God’s healing power for yourself and others, this podcast is for you. The goal of this podcast is to help you rediscover and live the original Christianity of Jesus.

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English

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203-313-9647


Episodes

Why Did the First Angel in the Bible Appear to a Female Slave?

1/19/2021
067 – The first angel in the Bible appeared to Hagar Angels appear to lots of different people in lots of different situations throughout the Bible, but it recently dawned on me that the very first angel appeared to someone who was not exactly on the top of the social or religious status charts. Hagar was foreign. She was a slave, and obviously, she was female. Basically, she was at the bottom layer of social importance. And she is the first person in the Bible to whom an angel...

Duration:00:21:21

We Reap What We Sow

1/12/2021
066 – The Law of the Harvest is at work in your life Have you ever planted a garden? When you plant carrots, you get carrots. It's not a mystery. It's the law of the harvest. The rules that govern the way a garden grows also apply to our spiritual life as well. Jesus often referred to seeds being planted and wheat being harvested. In this week's episode, I talk about many of the laws of the harvest that are at work in our lives. These laws apply equally whether our thoughts and actions...

Duration:00:31:47

21 Ways to Obey Christ in 2021

1/5/2021
065 – Jesus said, "If you love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15 Instead of the traditional New Year's resolutions, I invite you to join me in striving to obey Christ more earnestly in 2021. In this week's episode, I have included 21 specific commands that Jesus has given us. Some are to one person in particular. Others are to his followers in general. But they all apply to you and me today. For the next several months, we will take one of these commands and focus on obeying it during...

Duration:00:37:14

Spiritual Highlights and Insights from 2020

12/29/2020
064 – Goodbye 2020 What a year it's been. We were all so full of hope and expectation last January, but things didn't turn out like we expected. But through all the struggles and losses of 2020, there is still much to be grateful for. Really? Yes, really. Thank you 2020 Yes, there were so many challenges this year, but as a result, there were so many lessons learned, so many opportunities to trust in God. I have learned so much, for example, to reset my priorities and spend more time...

Duration:00:34:49

Christmas Is Not Just about Jesus Being Born

12/22/2020
063 – There's so much more to Christmas than Jesus's birth I'm not talking about lots of goodies to eat and presents under the Christmas tree. A major part of the Christmas story is how people in the Bible respond to the birth of Jesus. In this episode I talk about how there were two main ways that these well-known and mostly loved characters in the Bible responded: Jesus's message was, and continues to be, for all mankind. From looking at the list above, it is clear God chose to...

Duration:00:26:10

Women Make Christmas Happen

12/15/2020
062 – If it weren't for women, we wouldn't have Christmas Just think about it. Without Mary, Jesus would not have been born. But it's not just Mary who makes Christmas possible. Think of all the women you know who take to heart preparing for and celebrating Christmas. And I'm not just talking about all the holiday traditions. Think about how women have brought the spirit of Christ's appearing to their daily activities all year long. That is the true spirit of Christmas. In this episode,...

Duration:00:25:56

Your Name is Written in Heaven

12/8/2020
061 – What if you had lived at the time of Jesus? Have you ever thought of what it might be like if you had lived in Bible times and you found out about Jesus for the first time? This week we take a trip back in time to experience what it might have been like to hear Jesus preach and see him heal the sick people who came to him. And imagine with me that because you become such a faithful follower, Jesus picks you to be one of the 70 disciples he sent out to preach and heal the sick. But...

Duration:00:26:54

It's Okay to Talk Back to Angels

12/1/2020
060 – What would you say if an angel appeared to you? When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon and commissioned him to lead the army against the Midianites, Gideon immediately peppered the angel with questions: Gideon just couldn't figure out why God had chosen him. But because he talked back to the angel and asked questions, his confidence increased. Talking to angels In this episode, I also discuss how Zachariah, Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene talked back to the...

Duration:00:32:50

Are You Grateful God Created You?

11/24/2020
059 – Have you ever thanked God for creating you? During the Thanksgiving season you probably like to think of all the things you're grateful for. You've probably even made a gratitude list at some point, thanking God for all the blessings in your life. But I have a sneaking suspicion that you have left off one of the most important items from that list – yourself! It seems rather odd to thank God for yourself, doesn't it? Absolutely. But don't you thank God for all your friends and...

Duration:00:18:17

Trust the Shepherd to Find the Lost Sheep

11/17/2020
058 – Do you know someone who is a lost sheep? Trust the Shepherd to do his job. Nothing can stop Christ from finding and ministering to the lost sheep. In this week's episode, I talk about how to minister to the sheep God puts in your path. Many years ago I tried to help someone who was not not taking a very spiritual approach to life. He was struggling to just survive at times, but he didn't really want to hear about how God could help him get his life straightened out. Nothing I said...

Duration:00:31:02

"Let Brotherly Love Continue"

11/10/2020
057 – The solution is simple. We need to love each other. Did you get caught up in the divisiveness in the United States before, during, and after the Presidential election last week? There were a lot of very strong emotions expressed from all quarters. But strong emotions never really solve the problems we face as a country. They only make things worse. In this week's episode, I talk about getting back to the simple solution of learning to love each other. But it has to be more than...

Duration:00:30:52

How to Pray After the Election

11/3/2020
056 – After the election, your prayers are more important than ever A lot of people I've talked to are troubled about how things might develop after the Presidential election in the United States, on November 3. Some people are worried civil war will break out. Some think there will be civil unrest and protests no matter who wins. There is a concern of voter fraud and valid votes not being counted. The news media are always speculating and predicting all kinds of extreme...

Duration:00:32:48

Building Each Other Up: The One Year Anniversary of The Bible Speaks to You Podcast

10/27/2020
055 – "Therefore encourage one another and build up one another." 1Thessalonians 5:11 Wow! It's been a year since The Bible Speaks to You Podcast was launched. And what a year it's been. This special anniversary edition is designed to build us all up. You'll hear from listeners around the world who have found comfort and correction, healing, spiritual growth, and a deeper sense of God's presence and love in their lives. Unity and strength in the body of Christ I hope you find...

Duration:00:42:58

And God Said: I Still Love You

10/19/2020
054 – Have you ever wondered why God loves you so much? Many years ago I met a woman who just couldn't believe that God loved her. She had made some pretty big life-mistakes and was absolutely sure God would never forgive her. I tried to comfort her, but to no avail. In this week's episode, I explore the reason that God loves us, even though we have made serious mistakes in our lives and done things that do not please God. God's unconditional love I also share a little conversation I had...

Duration:00:31:41

How I Met My Wife

10/13/2020
053 – Are you looking for companionship? Here's the story of how I met my wife! Some of the ideas in this episode can help you find, nurture, or repair a relationship. Last week was the 32nd anniversary of when my wife and I met. It's quite a story. And there was a special prayer that prepared me for that wonderful day when I first looked into my wife's eyes and knew she was the one I would marry. Prayer for companionship There is so much in this story that shows how God brought us...

Duration:00:36:08

How to Seek and Find the Kingdom of God

10/6/2020
052 – Jesus told us to "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness." (Matthew 6 v. 33) But what does that really mean? And how do we do it? Fortunately, he gave us a key that unlocks the door to the kingdom of God. Jesus began his ministry proclaiming "The kingdom of heaven is at hand." He was so completely aware of the presence of the Kingdom that he could see it in a woman putting yeast in bread dough, a man planting wheat, a woman searching her house until she found her lost...

Duration:00:33:18

How Does God See Himself?

9/29/2020
051 – It seems like everyone has a different concept of God It's the age old question, Who is God? or What is God? Everyone has a different answer. Some people say we can't understand God and if we say we do, then we're just fooling ourselves. I grew up in a church sort of like that. They said there were something we just couldn't understand. But the Bible says over and over that we should get understanding and that God wants us to know Him. So many times we ask the wrong question when we...

Duration:00:32:31

Asking God for Guidance When You Don't Know What to Do

9/22/2020
050 – How often do you ask God: What shall I do Lord? Have you ever been in a situation when you didn't have a clue what to do next? Sometimes it because everything happens at once and you just can't think straight. Other times a single, life-changing event turns everything upside down. It's like you're in a different universe all of a sudden. Saul going to Damascus That's what happened to Saul on the road to Damascus in Chapter 9 of Acts. His familiar and carefully maintained world...

Duration:00:27:39

How Does God Choose Leaders?

9/15/2020
049 – What's the most important thing to God in a leader? In the Bible, there are many times when God chose someone for a leadership position. He told the prophet Samuel to anoint Saul as King of Israel. Later, God told him to anoint David as King. God chose Zacharias and Elisabeth to be the parents of John the Baptist. And of course, He chose Mary to be the mother of Jesus. How God chooses leaders In this episode I talk about the single most important thing to God when choosing someone...

Duration:00:27:06

How to Fast Like Jesus

9/8/2020
048 – What is the most effective way to fast? Most people think it's to go without food for a certain period of time. But that's not necessarily what the Bible actually means when it talks about fasting. The heart and soul of fasting In this week's episode I get down to the spiritual essence of fasting: How to fast according to the Bible Jesus rebuked his disciples when they failed to heal an epileptic boy. He told them they needed to pray and fast. He wasn't talking about going without...

Duration:00:34:59