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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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Episodes

How Do You Know if Something is God's Will

4/13/2021
079 – Have you ever gotten yourself in trouble by doing what you wanted to instead of what God wanted? All too often, we do what we want and them complain when things go wrong. Or we tell God what we want to happen. And we tell Him exactly how it should happen. We talk to God like He's an old man who is hard of hearing. We talk loud and repeat ourselves to make sure He hears our prayers. How's that workin' for you? There's a much better way to pray. It has to do with humility and...

Duration:00:27:14

Seeing Jesus Face to Face

4/6/2021
078 – Do you have to die and go to heaven before you see Jesus? That's what a lot of people believe. In fact, I have a friend who can't wait to die so he will get to see Jesus in heaven. But Jesus never said we have to die to experience heaven. He said the kingdom of heaven is at hand. And he emphasized the fact that the kingdom of God is within us. That means it's here right now. We just have to learn to perceive what the Holy Spirit is revealing to us. And by the way, Jesus never said...

Duration:00:25:41

Celebrating Easter in the Garden with Jesus

3/30/2021
077 – Where will you celebrate Easter this year? I invite you to spend it in "the garden" with Jesus. It was in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus completely surrendered to God's will with that famous prayer: Not my will but Thine be done. And it was in another garden, near the place of his crucifixion, where he was buried. And of course it's in this second garden where he rose and talked to Mary Magdalene. In this week's episode I talk about... To read all the Bible verses mentioned...

Duration:00:20:56

Keith Giles and the Atonement of Christ

3/23/2021
076 – The Bible says a lot about atonement. There are many theories about what the atonement really is. And one of the most popular ones has only been around since the 1500s. In this week's episode, I talk with Keith Giles about his new book, Jesus Unforsaken: Substituting Divine Wrath with Unrelenting Love. In it, Keith explores the history of various atonement theories and explains how they differed from the teachings of the early Church. Here are some of the things Keith and I...

Duration:01:11:54

Being Born Again: A One-time Event or an Ongoing Process?

3/16/2021
075 – Jesus said to Nicodemus "You must be born again." This is one of the most often quoted verses in the Bible. And rightly so! Jesus wanted Nicodemus, and all of us, to know who we are as children of God and where we come. It's about our discovering our spiritual origin, not about somehow getting back into your mother's womb and being born again literally, like Nicodemus thought. What it means to be born again The phrase "born again" means several things. The Greek word for "again"...

Duration:00:32:38

What Is at the Heart of True Worship?

3/9/2021
074 – True worship is deeply spiritual This week's episode takes you on a journey back to Jacob's well when Jesus is talking to a Samaritan woman at Jacob's well. Imagine for a minute that you are there as one of Jesus's disciples and how you felt when you saw your Master talking to "that woman." But when you found out what they were talking about, you realized that Jesus had just revealed a powerful truth: God is Spirit and must be worshiped in spirit and truth. What is true...

Duration:00:37:16

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