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Before We Go

Before We Go

By David & Karen Mains
Well-loved Christian authors and radio and TV broadcasters, David and Karen Mains, are looking over the decades of our lives to discuss topics of importance we want to leave with younger generations before we go. We release our new podcasts every Wednesday morning, and sometimes on Saturday mornings too.
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Who is Our King - Part 4: Known by Name — Before We Go Podcast 69
As Christians, we speak often about the Kingdom. But, who is our King? What do we know about Him? Do we understand that He knows us by name? David and Karen Mains share another episode with us from their book: Tales of the Resistance—part of the “Kingdom Tales Trilogy.”
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November 25, 2020
Who is Our King - Part 3: Choose Hope — Before We Go Podcast 68
As Christians, we speak often about the Kingdom. But, who is our King? David and Karen Mains share how our King helps us deal with stress through another episode from their book: Tales of the Resistance—part of the “Kingdom Tales Trilogy”—urging us to “Choose Hope”!
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November 18, 2020
Who is Our King? - Part 2 - Before We Go Podcast 67
As Christians, we speak often about the Kingdom. But, who is our King? What do we know about Him? David and Karen Mains offer some answers to these questions through another episode from their book: Tales of the Resistance—part of the “Kingdom Tales Trilogy.”
28:29
November 11, 2020
Who is Our King? - Part 1 - Before We Go Podcast 66
As Christians, we speak often about the Kingdom. But, who is our King? What do we know about Him? David and Karen Mains offer some answers to these questions through an episode from their book: Tales of the Resistance—part of the “Kingdom Tales Trilogy.”
27:46
November 4, 2020
The Gift of Freedom - Before We Go Podcast 65
God gives us the Gift of Freedom. We should not take this gift lightly. David and Karen Mains discuss how to make that God-given freedom come alive within our own lives.
26:51
October 28, 2020
Dying Early - Before We Go Podcast 64
Just as a human can die early, so a nation can die early, as well. David and Karen Mains offer four concrete suggestions that Christians may use to help preserve and extend the life of our nation.
27:42
October 21, 2020
The Language of Lament - Before We Go Podcast 63
The word “lament” appears a significant number of times in the Old Testament. In our society today, we rarely hear someone speaking about the value of, or need for, time to lament. Yet in our day, we have many problems—very serious problems—for which Christians should rightly feel the need to lament. In this episode of the “Before We Go Podcast,” David and Karen Mains talk about the biblical history of the word “lament” and how to choose two issues for which we can develop a proper way of expressing lament, as we pray for God to bring healing to our world.
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October 14, 2020
Is God Pro-life or Pro-choice? - Before We Go Podcast 62
On this podcast, David and Karen Mains discuss a topic that will force many listeners to think carefully about how God views what has become a controversial subject in our society. The Mains propose that “Christians who see God as both pro-choice and pro-life are frustrated when forced to choose one side or the other.” As you listen, you may well find a great deal of food for thought about how we perceive and act toward others who may hold positions different from our own.
26:42
October 7, 2020
Become a Conflict Resolver - Before We Go Podcast 61
The social climate in the United States leading up to the 2020 Presidential Election seems fraught with conflict. Even within families, people seem to bear animosity toward those who favor each candidate or political party. In this podcast, David and Karen Mains offer concrete suggestions on how to prevent discussions with family members and others from turning hostile.
23:50
October 1, 2020
It's Time to Prepare - Before We Go Podcast 60
David and Karen Mains ask the question we must all ask ourselves: “Are we prepared for what is to come?” Whether we want to think seriously about it or not, the days ahead may well become more difficult than we can even imagine. The Bible gives us some clues as to what may take place in the future. 
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September 23, 2020
The Tongue: A Blaze Set on Fire by Hell - Before We Go Episode 49
We each need to keep a tight reign on our tongue because it is like a blaze set on fire by Hell that does great damage. David and Karen Mains offer some specific suggestions as to how we can control what we say to each other during these trying times. No one doubts but that these days have offered unique challenges. The way we react to those challenges—what we say and what we do—takes on significant importance. 
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September 16, 2020
Interview with Roy Hession - Before We Go Podcast 58
Personal revival—a spiritual coming to life again—represents a gift from God to believers who genuinely seek to have a deeper relationship with Him. Roy Hession, author of the best seller, “The Calvary Road,” shares his thoughts about this potent subject with David Mains, in this interview originally recorded in November, 1988.
38:50
September 9, 2020
Dealing with Debt - Before We Go Podcast 57
What should be done about the problem of debt? David and Karen Mains share their own experiences with debt and offer some practical suggestions as to how you can deal with debt in your own life, by reaching out to others.
26:02
September 5, 2020
Exploring Alternate Tributaries - Before We Go Podcast 56
When something in the “main stream” of your experience brings the flow of your life to a standstill, don’t be afraid to explore “divergent tributaries.” You may very well discover something new that will re-start your forward movement and help you along the way.
27:45
August 29, 2020
Responding to Catastrophic Events - Before We Go Podcast 55
The Noah story is a Biblical reminder to live with the next catastrophic event always in mind.
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August 23, 2020
Endangered Species - Before We Go Podcast 54
Let the elderly of today's church ensure that the effectual prayers of God's senior citizens will not disappear from our generation.
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August 13, 2020
The Blame Game - Before We Go Podcast 53
The harmful, childish habit of habitually blaming others can be halted by developing the practice of honest and humble self-evaluation.
26:41
August 5, 2020
A Prophetic Word for Today - Before We Go Podcast 52
Hosts David & Karen Mains discuss how America is wrestling with God in the midst of the worldwide pandemic.
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July 29, 2020
I Hear You - Before We Go Podcast 51
Hosts David & Karen Mains converse about the power of listening. 
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July 24, 2020
The Gift of Tears - Before We Go Podcast 50
Asking God to grant us the tears of Jesus, hosts David & Karen Mains converse about current events in America and our need for profound tears in regard to our times. 
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July 15, 2020
Interview with Dr. Helen Roseveare - Before We Go Podcast 49
David and Karen Mains host a throwback interview by Valerie Bell with Dr. Helen Roseveare - English Christian missionary to the Congo, doctor and author.
38:01
July 8, 2020
Revival: What's in a Name? - Before We Go Podcast 48
David and Karen Mains converse about Revival and our need for it in America.
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July 1, 2020
Interview with Dr. J. Edwin Orr - Before We Go Podcast 47
David and Karen Mains host a throwback interview with Dr. J. Edwin Orr - pastor, professor, author, and foremost authority on religious revivals .
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June 24, 2020
Interview with Leonard Ravenhill - Before We Go Podcast 46
David and Karen Mains host a throwback interview with Leonard Ravenhill - Christian evangelist, and author on the topics of prayer and revival.
39:05
June 19, 2020
Interview with Francis Schaeffer - Before We Go Podcast 45
David and Karen Mains host a throwback interview with Francis Schaeffer - American theologian, philosopher and apologist.
28:29
June 11, 2020
Open Heart, Open Home Part 3 - Before We Go Podcast 44
This is the time for the church to rediscover the Biblical concept of hospitality, says hosts David and Karen Mains.
27:51
June 4, 2020
Open Heart, Open Home Part 2 - Before We Go Podcast 43
Today's loneliness epidemic should be a signal to the church to call out the spiritual gift of hospitality, says hosts David and Karen Mains.
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May 27, 2020
Open Heart, Open Home Part 1 - Before We Go Podcast 42
One of the most powerful ways to model the love and welcome of God is by the practice of Christian hospitality , says hosts David and Karen Mains.
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May 25, 2020
How does He do that? - Before We Go Podcast 41
Christians can learn to live in the wonder of the resurrected Christ's involvement in their daily lives, say hosts David and Karen Mains.
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May 13, 2020
Sanctifying Time - Before We Go Podcast 40
Are you good at sanctifying time? David & Karen Mains talk about learning to set aside time unto the Lord.
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May 6, 2020
A Passion for the Kingdom - Before We Go Broadcast 39
What are you passionate about? What was Jesus passionate about? David & Karen Mains discuss Jesus' teaching about the Kingdom of God.
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April 29, 2020
In the Midst of a Pandemic, Surprises - Before We Go Podcast 38
Bad times become good times when you place your hope in the God of surprising outcomes. To get the Scripture verse handout mentioned in this podcast, visit http://grow.beforewego.show/ or email hosts@beforewego.show
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April 25, 2020
In the Midst of a Pandemic, Listen - Before We Go Podcast 37
When you don't know what to do, listen. Make your maze time an occasion to discover how much Jesus identifies with your struggles, and let Him be the one to talk you through what needs to be done. To get the Scripture verse handout mentioned in this podcast, visit http://grow.beforewego.show/ or email hosts@beforewego.show
31:50
April 22, 2020
In the Midst of Pandemic, Joys - Before We Go Podcast 36
How do we survive difficult days? One good thing to do when you don't know what to do is to take note of the joys that refresh your spirit. To get the Scripture verse handout mentioned in this podcast, visit http://grow.beforewego.show/ or email hosts@beforewego.show
32:44
April 18, 2020
In the Midst of Pandemic, Confidence - Before We Go Podcast 35
How do we negotiate the mazes of life? David & Karen Mains assert that to move from confusion to confidence you must do your best to remove any of life's unnecessary elements. To get the Scripture verse handout mentioned in this podcast, visit http://grow.beforewego.show/ or email hosts@beforewego.show
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April 15, 2020
In the Midst of Pandemic, Promises - Before We Go Podcast 34
A good time to embrace the great promises of God's Word is when trying to maneuver through a maze. David & Karen Mains affirm that embracing God's promises will carry us through difficult times, believe it or not. To get the Scripture verse handout mentioned in this podcast, visit http://grow.beforewego.show/ or email hosts@beforewego.show
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April 11, 2020
In the Midst of Pandemic, Grace - Before We Go Podcast 33
David & Karen discuss the importance of looking to God, and to His grace, especially during times of crisis. To get the Scripture verse handout mentioned in this podcast, visit http://grow.beforewego.show/ or email hosts@beforewego.show
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April 8, 2020
In the Midst of Pandemic, Relationships - Before We Go Podcast 32
David & Karen discuss the importance of support groups, and not being alone, especially during times of crisis. To get the Scripture verse handout mentioned in this podcast, visit http://grow.beforewego.show/ or email hosts@beforewego.show
41:50
April 4, 2020
In the Midst of Pandemic, Believe - Before We Go Podcast 31
When life is confusing, choose to believe our Lord will make a way for you through the maze, says David & Karen Mains. To get the Scripture verse handout mentioned in this podcast , go here:  http://grow.beforewego.show/
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April 1, 2020
In the Midst of Pandemic, Hope - Before We Go Podcast 30
Even in difficult circumstances it is important to hope in the Lord, says well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains.
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March 25, 2020
For Children of All Ages - Before We Go Podcast 29
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 29th podcast discussing this: Through imaginative literature (as well as through Christ’s parables), children of all ages can understand the theology of the Kingdom of God
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March 18, 2020
The Enchanted City - Before We Go Broadcast 28
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 28th podcast: There is a real Kingdom of Darkness and a Kingdom of Light.
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March 11, 2020
Kingdom Truth - Before We Go Podcast 27
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 27th podcast on this topic: Christ's strategic message was about the Kingdom of God.
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March 4, 2020
What’s Your Kingdom Quotient? - Before We Go Podcast 26
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 26th podcast asking the question: How many of us seek to live out Christ’s major teaching message—that of the Kingdom of God—in our thoughts and actions?
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February 26, 2020
The Kingdom of God Interviews with Chuck Colson - Before We Go Podcast 25
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 25th podcast discussing: A Voice from the Past: Chuck Colson’s Thoughts on the Kingdom of God
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February 19, 2020
A Strategy to Help End Loneliness - Before We Go Podcast 24
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 24th podcast discussion: Listening is one the great skills that can overcome the alienation of loneliness.
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February 12, 2020
The Value of Listening Groups - Before We Go Podcast 23
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 23rd podcast discussion: The architecture of listening groups is designed to provide a safe and regular place where people know they will be fully heard and understood.
23:52
February 5, 2020
The Value of Really Listening - Before We Go Podcast 22
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 22nd podcast discussion: a profound way we can help to heal our broken society is to give one another the gift of hearing and understanding.
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January 29, 2020
Instagram Prayers - Before We Go Podcast 21
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 21sh podcast discussing how concise written prayers enhance the practice of communing with God throughout the day.
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January 22, 2020
The Scammer - Before We Go Podcast 20
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 20th podcast discussing how it is wise to be aware of the tactics of your great enemy Satan.
21:53
January 15, 2020
No More Coverups - Before We Go Podcast 19
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 19th podcast with a conversation about how secret sins need to be named and confessed.
22:59
January 8, 2020
Medicine for Mouth Disease - Before We Go Podcast 18
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 18th podcast with a conversation about Karen's insights into the power of the tongue to do good or to do evil.
24:50
January 1, 2020
Merry Christmas: a Walk Down Memory Lane - Before We Go Podcast 17
David & Karen Mains launch their 17th podcast with Christmas visits from the Chapel of the Air Archives: the Mains kids talk about creating meaningful Christmas plans.
12:57
December 25, 2019
God with His People in Revelation Chapters 21-22 - Before We Go Podcast 16
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 16th podcast with a conversation about David's insights into the book of Revelation, Chapters 21-22.
41:52
December 18, 2019
Lockup and Judgement in Revelation Chapter 20 - Before We Go Podcast 15
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 15th podcast with a conversation about David's insights into the book of Revelation, Chapter 20.
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December 11, 2019
The Return of Jesus in Revelation Chapter 19:11-21 - Before We Go Podcast 14
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 14th podcast with a conversation about David's insights into the book of Revelation, Chapter 19:11-21.
35:57
December 4, 2019
Two Wicked Cities in Revelation 17-19:10 - Before We Go Podcast 13
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 13th podcast with a conversation about David's insights into the book of Revelation, Chapters 17-19:10.
37:47
November 27, 2019
Let Justice Roll Down - Before We Go Podcast 12
There are good reasons why our justice system is often more slow and tortoise-like than it is swift and speedy like the hare. 
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November 22, 2019
The Seven Bowls of Wrath in Revelation Chapters 15-16 - Before We Go Podcast 11
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their 11th podcast with a conversation about David's insights into the book of Revelation, chapters 15-16.
41:56
November 20, 2019
Praying for Our Leaders - Before We Go Podcast 10
Praying effectively for our national leaders takes some forethought.
24:08
November 15, 2019
The Unholy Trio in Revelation Chapters 12-14 - Before We Go Podcast 09
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their ninth podcast with a conversation about David's insights into the book of Revelation, chapters 12-14.
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November 13, 2019
Prayer and Fasting - Before We Go Podcast 08
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their eighth podcast with a discussion about how in a divided society Christians must take seriously the power of words to wound or to heal.
20:22
November 8, 2019
The Seven Trumpets in Revelation Chapters 8-11 - Before We Go Podcast 07
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their sixth podcast with a conversation about David's insights into the book of Revelation.
36:59
November 6, 2019
What Time Is It? - Before We Go Podcast 06
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their sixth podcast with a conversation about the crucial role that the local church must play in order to bring healing to our polarized society.
17:53
November 1, 2019
The White Robed Martyrs in Revelation Chapter 7 - Before We Go Podcast 05
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their fifth podcast with a conversation about David's insights into the book of Revelation.
38:56
October 30, 2019
Seven Seals Opened in Revelation Chapter 6 - Before We Go Podcast 04
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their fourth podcast with a conversation about David's insights into the book of Revelation.
43:38
October 23, 2019
Heavenly Worship in Revelation Chapters 4-5 - Before We Go Podcast 03
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their third podcast with a conversation about David's insights into the book of Revelation.
34:33
October 16, 2019
The Seven Churches in Revelation Chapters 2-3 - Before We Go Podcast 02
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their second podcast with a conversation about David's insights into the book of Revelation.
30:22
October 9, 2019
A Brief Introduction to Revelation Chapter 1 - Before We Go Podcast 01
Well-loved broadcasters David & Karen Mains launch their first podcast with a conversation about David's insights into the book of Revelation.
36:12
October 4, 2019