Posts Tagged With: encouragement

Wedding Bells are Ringing

You are going to enjoy this! 100%. Guaranteed.

As you will hear in this PODCAST, I am speaking this week at a place near and dear to my sizable soul. Holy Ground. A place where God has sovereignly chosen to touch the earth.

It’s called Hartland Christian Camp. And I will be spending my week with 250 precious Junior High/Middle School students.

But I have not left you podcast-less. So take this message to heart, look up, wait eagerly, anticipate enthusiastically.

Thank you for listening, and for sharing this message!!!

Please remember that depending upon your web browser and connection speed, it may take up to 60 seconds for this podcast to begin to play.

God bless you richly as you listen.

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“Jesus wept.”

I needed encouragement this morning.

So I turned to the one verse of Scripture that through the years has sustained me as no other.

As you will hear in this PODCAST, perhaps it will be an enormous encouragement to you as well.

Thank you for listening, and for sharing this message!!!

Please remember that depending upon your web browser and connection speed, it may take up to 60 seconds for this podcast to begin to play.

God bless you richly as you listen.

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To Run Like the Wind

What a story.

As you will hear in this PODCAST

Is he a caricature? No. A living, breathing human being? Yes.

One whose tortured life teaches us much today.

Thank you for listening, and for sharing this message!!!

Please remember that depending upon your web browser and connection speed, it may take up to 60 seconds for this podcast to begin to play.

God bless you richly as you listen.

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A Yoke of Freedom

You know what? If you were going to listen to one and only one of my PODCASTS, this is the one I would want you to hear.

A rather bold statement. But one that is true.

Get ready to be massively encouraged, uplifted, and liberated.

Thank you for listening, and for sharing this message!!!

Please remember that depending upon your web browser and connection speed, it may take up to 60 seconds for this podcast to begin to play.

God bless you richly as you listen.

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O Holy Night

If that title—O Holy Night—calls to your mind my favorite holiday of the year (Christmas), guess again.

In this PODCAST, we’re going to talk about my second favorite Holy-Day of the year, this courtesy of Paul and his Galatian readers.

Thank you for listening, and for sharing this message!!!

Please remember that depending upon your web browser and connection speed, it may take up to 60 seconds for this podcast to begin to play.

God bless you richly as you listen.

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The Bright and Beautiful Body of Christ

Remember the song, “With a Little Help From My Friends”?

In this PODCAST, your number of friends is going to grow by two.

Two remarkable individuals who are about to enrich your life greatly, as they have mine.

Thank you for listening, and for sharing this message!!!

Please remember that depending upon your web browser and connection speed, it may take up to 60 seconds for this podcast to begin to play.

God bless you richly as you listen.

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Divine Intervention

Thank you for joining me once again in the cozy confines of my garage. Before we get into this week’s PODCAST, I wanted you to hear my heart. A heart that is overflowing with deep feelings of compassion and understanding.

It’s been a difficult week, to say the least. As I talk to you now, Atlanta is burning. The latest hotspot to erupt in the wake of the volcanic racial tensions that are seething in our country.

Covid-19 infections are spiking in several states this week, including my great state of Oregon.

People are suffering. People are scared. People feel uncertain. Insecure. Confused. Conflicted. Including many followers of Jesus.

Just this morning I received another one, a private message from someone confessing to me that they are struggling in their faith. Barely holding on.

I am hearing more and more of this the longer this societal craziness continues.

So if you’ll permit me, for this week’s podcast I want to share with you a message that I gave at a High School Camp last summer. One in which I tell my story of losing my faith, only to get it back—this through what was undeniably Divine Intervention.

Though my specific circumstances may differ from those of others who are similarly struggling in their faith—or perhaps have sadly, like me, lost their faith completely—the overarching message is equally applicable.

As I thought about it, this message serves as the perfect counterbalance to last week’s podcast. There I shared about how God directly intervened to save my life physically from a condition that could have, a perhaps should have, killed my body. For this week, how God directly intervened to save my life spiritually from a condition that killed my soul.

Mine is a story of hope that emerges from a time of despair. I offer it to you, humbly, in the hope that if you or someone you love is struggling in his or her faith, you and they might find the spiritual strength to take another step and to live another day.

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Praise in the Midst of a Pandemic

As you will hear in this PODCAST, Habakkuk’s psalm of praise fits our current circumstances as perfectly as they fit his. A more timely prayer could not be offered.

Want to know how to pray during a pandemic? Here’s a prayer-clinic, courtesy of Habakkuk, and of Paul who quoted him.

Enjoy!!!

Please remember that depending upon your web browser and connection speed, it may take up to 60 seconds for this podcast to begin to play.

God bless you richly as you listen.

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“I Will be Your Sanctuary!”

Well, it isn’t pretty. But this PODCAST is enormously encouraging.

Recorded in the privacy of my home (as I hunker down under a mandatory “shelter in place” order), as you will hear, we are BACK IN THE BOOK OF ACTS!!! (Three cheers for that!)

Cumbersome as it may be to record this without the benefit of a “live” audience, I’ll do my best to deliver you brand new, delightfully fresh, intensively insightful content each week as we work our way ever so slowly but surely through Paul in High Definition.

Enjoy!!!

Please remember that depending upon your web browser and connection speed, it may take up to 60 seconds for this podcast to begin to play.

God bless you richly as you listen.

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“Wonderful Joy Ahead!”

As you will hear in this PODCAST, how ironic that Peter should invoke this image, and we discuss it, on the evening of the Winter Solstice, 2019.

As we bring the lovely little letter called 1 Peter to a close, you are in for copious amounts of much-needed encouragement.

Please remember that depending upon your web browser and connection speed, it may take up to 60 seconds for this podcast to begin to play.

God bless you richly as you listen.

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