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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 Will Glorify God the Most?

3/2/2021
073 – How do you make important decisions? If you're like me, you make a list of all the pros and cons of all the possible choices. You go round and round trying to figure out what to do. You ask for advice from friends, family, and maybe even an advisor. But there are too many good options and there's no way to know which one is best. In this week's episode, I share several experiences where I was in that exact situation. I had some life-important decisions to make. I had changed my mind...

Duration:00:36:45

How Did Jesus Define Success?

2/23/2021
072 – According to the world's standards, Jesus was not a success. He left a good career as a carpenter to become an itinerant preacher. He did not have an important job, big salary, or fancy house. He did not find favor with the religious authorities. A lot of people followed him for a while, but when he was executed like a common criminal, almost of them deserted him. But from another perspective, Jesus was the most successful person to ever walk on this planet. He did what no one else...

Duration:00:31:41

Why Not Celebrate Lent All Year Long?

2/16/2021
071 – Lent is not Biblical Then why do so many Christians celebrate it every year in preparing for Easter? I guess it's because they find meaning in the Lenten season through contemplation, prayer, fasting, and other activities. It helps them feel closer to Christ and follow him more sincerely. But shouldn't we do that all year long? The first time Lent is ever mentioned in Christian history is at the Council of Nicaea in AD 325 where it was codified as a 40 day period of fasting, to...

Duration:00:24:26

Why Is It So Hard to Put Off the Old Self?

2/9/2021
070 – Do you have the mindset of Adam or the mindset of Christ? Paul talks about putting off the old self and putting on the new self in Ephesians 4 and Colossians 3. He makes it sound so simple. But it is not necessarily easy. He talks about his own challenges in Romans 7:15-25. He knows what is right and what he wants to do, but struggles to do it because of the tendency to sin. He cries out in exasperation but then reveals the answer: Christ. It is only through Christ that we find this...

Duration:00:38:42

Using the Book of Proverbs as Your Business Coach

2/2/2021
069- Have you ever read the book of Proverbs for business advice? Recently a webinar speaker, Brian Dixon, mentioned that he read one chapter in the book or Proverbs every day and used the ideas to run his business based on what he learned there. The whole idea intrigued me and for the month of February, 2021, I will read one chapter each day to find Biblical business principles. Business lessons from the Bible There are so many helpful ideas in the Bible about running a business, but...

Duration:00:32:44

Why the Heck Should I Be Humble?

1/26/2021
068 – Let's face it, humility is not the most thrilling topic to talk about. But without it, we can't really understand and follow Christ. In this week's episode, I talk about Humility is the key to unlock your relationship with God Jesus said that he couldn't do anything by himself, it was his heavenly Father who did everything. This is Jesus saying that. If he couldn't do anything on his own, the same is true for us. Jesus didn't wait until the Garden of Gethsemane to submit to God's...

Duration:00:24:34

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