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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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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

What Would Jesus Say to Your Church?

10/26/2021
107 – What would happen if Jesus came to your church? Last week in Episode 106, I asked my guest, Markus Watson, what Jesus would say to our churches. I'm still thinking about his response. He said, "He would say, 'I love you guys. Follow me.'" This week I expand on some of the things Jesus might say to your church or my church. Jesus’s core message never changed I think it’s reasonable to assume he would say to us the things he said to his disciples and the people who followed...

Duration:00:24:35

Markus Watson and the Future of the Church

10/19/2021
Where does the church go from here? As our churches emerge from the pandemic, what direction will we take? What is our vision for the future? Where are our churches going? How do we find our calling? These are some of the questions my guest, Markus Watson, addresses in this week's episode. Markus is a Presbyterian minister in San Diego, CA. In our conversation he digs down into the heart of what church is all about. He shares how at first, he resisted the call to go into the ministry,...

Duration:01:10:01

Why Isn't There Unity in the Body of Christ?

10/12/2021
105 – Is it possible to have unity in the body of Christ? Have you ever wondered why there are so many different Christian denominations? And why isn't there more unity in the body of Christ? In doing a little research for this episode, I found estimates ranging from 1,200 up to about 40,000 different Christian denominations. If we all believe in Jesus, why can't we agree on everything else? Why is the Church divided? If you want to know how, study history. I think the more important...

Duration:00:25:01

Pray Like a Three Year Old

10/5/2021
104 – How did you pray when you were three? I was at a church related conference not too long ago and you should have heard the discussions these folks were having. They were dancing theological circles around each other. I didn't even understand all the words they were using. It was all in a spirit of brotherly love and respect for one another. And it was really inspiring to hear their deep conversations. But it also made me realize that all their human intellectual brilliance was not...

Duration:00:21:55

Why did Jesus say, "Be Perfect as Your Father in Heaven is Perfect"?

9/28/2021
Have you ever wondered why Jesus told us to be as perfect as God? What did he really mean by this? Too many people today are trying to be perfectionists in everything they do, but this isn't really what Jesus was talking about. All that human effort at being perfect is just that, human effort, human will, and human egotism. There's nothing wrong with striving for excellence, but trying to make yourself perfect is pretty much impossible. The word perfect in Greek means to be...

Duration:00:24:22

What Is Your Relationship with Jesus?

9/21/2021
102 – How are you related to Jesus? There are so many facets to your relationship with Jesus. Here a few obvious ones: Jesus is all these things and they are beyond value But Jesus is not just all these high and holy things to us. He refers to God as his Father and our Father (see John 20:17). That makes Jesus our brother since we have the same Father. And Jesus called his disciples his friends (see John 15:14, 15). That can certainly apply to you and me as well, as long as we actually...

Duration:00:20:30

Overcoming Lust: Guys, It's Not about What Women Are Wearing

9/14/2021
101 – Should women dress modestly to support guys trying to overcome lust? According to some church circles the answer is yes. But that makes the assumption that men can't think for themselves, are controlled by what women wear, and don't have to take responsibility for their own sinful thoughts. In this week's episode, I talk about some of the issues involved in overcoming lust. Even if all women dressed modestly, according to the definition of those self-appointed regulators of what...

Duration:00:26:17

What Would You Ask Your Favorite Bible Character?

9/7/2021
100 – If you could talk to your favorite Bible Character, other than Jesus, who would it be and what would you ask them? In celebration of Episode 100 of The Bible Speaks to You Podcast, I have asked my listeners to share the answer to this question. Here are the people from the Bible who are on the hot seat this week to answer some pretty good questions: Who is your favorite Bible character? What would you ask them? James Early is a Bible teacher, speaker, and podcaster and conducts...

Duration:01:09:24

How Did Jesus Heal?

8/31/2021
099 – Have you ever wondered how Jesus healed people? There are so many ways to talk about this, and there’s no way to go into great depth in a single podcast episode. But there are a few main points I will emphasize. How did Jesus heal? First, I believe he was so completely aware of God’s healing presence. Jesus knew the Scriptures, so we can assume he knew this verse "I am the LORD who heals you." (Exodus 15:26) It brings to mind the words of David in Psalms, "He forgives all my sins...

Duration:00:20:52

It Is God's Will for You to Be Healed

8/24/2021
098 – God's will for you is healing Over the years I’ve talked to many Christians about God’s healing power and that this is part of the original Christianity Jesus taught and practiced during his ministry, and that it should be part of Christianity today. Today we’re talking about the fact, yes the fact, that it is God’s will for you to be healed. So, why is one person healed when you pray for them and another person is not healed? I don't have all the answers to that question, but I do...

Duration:00:25:12

Mark Sowersby: Forgiveness Brings Freedom

8/17/2021
097 – What happens when you forgive someone? For Mark Sowersby, forgiveness brings freedom. Mark is a Pentecostal preacher and shares a powerful testimony of forgiveness in this week's episode. As a child, he was abused sexually. But freedom did not come when the abuse stopped after seven years. It took decades for Mark to find true freedom and it only came as he was able to forgive his abusers. At one point Mark thought he could just forgive his abusers and it would all be over. But he...

Duration:00:57:28

How to Think with the Mindset of Jesus

8/10/2021
096 – Is it possible to think with the mindset of Jesus? Yes. Paul says, "We have the mind of Christ." (1 Cor. 2:16) But how do we do it? How do we think like Jesus did? There are so many aspects to the mindset of Jesus, there's no way to cover them all in one podcast episode. I'll talk about two of the most important ones today. The first thing to consider is what culminated in Jesus's prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane: "Not my will but Your will be done." Jesus had this same...

Duration:00:34:44

If There Was a Spiritual Olympics, Would You Win a Gold Medal?

8/3/2021
095 – What if there was a Spiritual Olympics? What events would you enter? As I was recording this episode, the 32nd Summer Olympiad is taking place in Tokyo. Have you gotten to watch many of the events? I love the stories of hard work and determination. I love the dedication the athletes have for their sports. It's a good example for us. We need dedication and discipline to follow Christ in our daily lives. Which prompts me to ask: What if there was a Spiritual Olympics? Paul...

Duration:00:29:28

Are You Asking God for What is Rightfully Yours?

7/27/2021
094 – Jesus said, "Ask and you will receive." Does that mean we will get whatever we pray for? Not at all. In this week's episode, I dig down into what it really means to ask God for something. We talk about: To read the Bible verses quoted in today's episode, go to thebiblespeakstoyou.com/094 Thanks for listening. Please share this with a friend. James Early is a Bible teacher, speaker, and podcaster and conducts Bible workshops online and in person. His focus is on getting back to the...

Duration:00:26:08

How to Be More Like Jesus – Part 2

7/20/2021
093 – The Sermon on the Mount and the mindset of Jesus Last week we started the discussion about how to be more like Jesus. This week we’re going to look at a few things in the Sermon on the Mount to get a better insight into Jesus’s mindset. Everything Jesus tells us to do in this Sermon, he does as well. It’s how he wants us to think, how to act, how to follow him, how to be more like him. There’s no way to cover everything in the Sermon on the Mount, but we’ll cover a few...

Duration:00:34:08

How to Be More Like Jesus – Part 1

7/13/2021
092 – Have you ever just wanted to be more like Jesus? To be more like Jesus and truly follow him does not mean that we simply repeat his words and mimic his actions. We need to embrace Jesus's mindset. This week's episode, which is Part 1 of "How to Be More Like Jesus," points out the need to: The only way to correct un-Jesus-like behavior is to eliminate un-Jesus-like thinking. That was one of the very first things Jesus asks us to do, is repent, which means to change our...

Duration:00:30:46

Using Your God-given Talents

7/6/2021
091 – Are you using your God-given talents? We all have so many God-given talents and abilities. The question is: What are we doing with them? In this week's episode I talk about Jesus's parable of the talents and how it relates to us using what we have been given. The parable of the talents: What would you do with $600,000? Would you bury it in the ground? That's what the man in the parable did who got one talent. Do you ever bury the talents God has given you in the ground? Do you...

Duration:00:25:57

What Is True Freedom?

6/29/2021
090 – True freedom is not just doing whatever you want. Freedom is about being who God made you to be and doing what God made you to do without being influenced by the things that hold you in bondage to things that are harmful or ego-based. Freedom is in relation to something else. We are either free from something or free to do and/or be something. Freedom FROM something There's the freedom that we feel when we are no longer in bondage to the past, to old habits, to negativity, a bad...

Duration:00:29:16

Digging Deeper into the Bible with Eric Nevins

6/22/2021
089 – How can we dig deeper into the Bible? Have you ever felt like your Bible study is sort of flat? The passage you're reading is just words and there's nothing new to get from it? This week's episode will give you some ideas about how to get some fresh inspiration from your Bible study by taking a deep dive in a thoughtful and meaningful way. Lectio divina This week I have a conversation with Eric Nevins, who explores a Bible study method called lectio divina. Eric graduated from...

Duration:00:52:42

What it Takes to Be a Prophet

6/15/2021
088 – Have you ever thought of yourself as a prophet of the Lord? What does it mean to be a prophet? Do you have to predict the future and call down fire from heaven? Basically, to be a prophet you need to: In this week's episode, It explore the story of how the prophet Elisha established peace between the kings of Syria and Israel. It's a pretty dramatic story. You can find it in 2 Kings 6:8-23. Watch out for false prophets! But there are also false prophets in the Bible, those people...

Duration:00:36:10