E58: Words in the word!
In this episode, we look at a few of the words used in scripture that help us to get a better understanding of our enemy. Words like devil and Satan. We also consider whether or not Lucifer is really the devil.
October 21, 2021
E57: Introduction to Pulling the curtain back on spiritual warfare
Welcome to a new season of the Today and Tomorrow Podcast! This season, we will studying what the Scriptures teach about Spiritual Warfare. The title of this series is called, "Pulling Back The Curtain On Spiritual Warfare!" In this episode, we look at a few things to remember as we study this topic. It will be important that we stick with what the Bible has to say! A passage to consider in this study is Deuteronomy 29:29. This season we will consider a number of thoughts from the Bible. Words in the Word Do you believe in the Devil? Satan and God are not equal The Devil and Demons Angels Tough Questions About the Devil Witchcraft, Sorcery, and Divination The Battle for our Souls Where the Battle is: Flesh vs. Spirit Victory in Jesus The Temptation of Jesus The Battle for our minds: F.U.D. The Battle for our minds: Discouragement The Battle for our minds: Apathy The Battle for our loyalty: Our Careers The Battle for our loyalty: Our Money The Battle for our loyalty: Our Homes The Battle for our relationships: Our Homes The Battle for our relationships: The Church Stumbling at the Finish Line
October 20, 2021
E56: If you say no, you must say yes!
This weekend, I had the opportunity to be a part of the North Dallas Sacred Selections 7th Annual Dinner and Auction. It was an amazing night seeing the love of so many Christians who had a deep desire to help the fatherless. If you haven't heard of Sacred Selections, you definitely need to check them out! They are doing great things. They are helping to save lives. www.sacredselections.org David and Dana are the visionaries behind Sacred Selections. There's a statement Dana often says, which is what this podcast is all about. Take a listen. Be sure to check out: I Can Do Podcast with Benjamin Lee www.anchor.fm/icdbenjaminlee My Books on Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/benjaminlee
October 05, 2021
E#55: Unable to connect
Sometimes things can get in the way of our connection with God. Let’s be intentional and stay connected to Him.
September 17, 2021
E54: Read the book of Ecclesiastes!
I’m back after taking a little break. In this episode I want to encourage you to read the book of Ecclesiastes!
September 07, 2021
Episode #53: Taking a moment to rest
In life, it’s good to rest and renew. I will be taking a break creating new podcasts beginning now until the end of August. Lord willing, beginning Monday September 6th, new episodes will be available! Thank you for your support!
July 20, 2021
Episode #52: Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs of Apathy
If not careful, apathy can easily creep into the heart of every Christian. Therefore we need to be aware of some of the warning signs that could indicate to us that we are headed in the wrong direction. This episode considers three warning signs that we need to know about.
July 12, 2021
Episode51: Park in Proverbs
It’s easy to overlook the book of Proverbs. But we would be wise to consider it more often.
July 05, 2021
Episode #50: What makes the meal?
In life, it can be easier to focus on the wrong things. Which is why the book of Proverbs becomes so important for us to consider what it is that really matters. What is it that makes the meal? Find out in this episode.
June 28, 2021
Episode #49: Stand
There’s a night man we read about in the Old Testament. He’s often overlooked, but he provides us with an powerful example that is possible to stand even when others grow weary!
June 25, 2021
Episode #48: What does God have to say?
In this episode, we consider the importance of listening to what God has to say! Too often, we can listen to what others have to say instead of the Holy One!
June 24, 2021
Episode #47: Don’t forget about Mary
She would give birth to the Messiah! What an awesome privilege to be the mother of Jesus! But, what else do you know about Mary? In this episode, we consider some thoughts from Mary, to learn more about this woman! Enjoy.
June 23, 2021
Episode #46: Thanksgiving never ends!
There is always reason to be thankful! If you’re looking for a great way to over come complain, check out this episode.
June 22, 2021
Episode #45: Be the second best dad!
Father’s Day is here! As fathers, I know we always want to be the best dad we can be. But hopefully our children see us as the second best father! Find out what I mean by that in this episode!
June 18, 2021
Episode #44: Walking with God!
It’s possible to walk with God even when no one else is! Enoch did it! Noah did it! We can do it!
June 01, 2021
Episode #43: Dare to stand like Joshua
In life, there are moments that can change everything! If we are willing to stand! It will require cottage on our part. Yet it is always worth it! Joshua in the Old Testament helps us to see that is possible!
June 01, 2021
Episode #42: Read your Bible
We all know that we should read our Bibles. We know the benefits of reading the Bible. But sometimes we still can fall short and not put in the the time and energy and effort to open up our Bibles. As we head into the weekend I like to share with you a few verses to help us to see the benefit of reading our Bible and to make sure that we put first things first.
May 21, 2021
Episode #41: Work where you are
Life is not always easy. Life is not always fair. Our schedules do not always work out as we would want them to. But here’s one thing I know. Disciples in the first century no matter the challenges they faced, continued to work. Wherever they were that’s where they did their work. Let us have the same mindset and let us work where we are.
May 20, 2021
Episode #40: Be angry and do not sin
Is it possible to be angry and yet not sin? Is it possible to handle our anger in a way that will produce and create positive results? A man by the name of Nehemiah helps us to see that it is possible to be angry and yet not sin.
May 19, 2021
Episode #39: I have great work to do
The mission was set. God was at work. The people believe they could do it. There have been setbacks, but the work continued. The People’s leader was determined to finish the job he had come to do. I’m referring to the story of Nehemiah. The wall of Jerusalem would be built in 52 days. There’s a statement Nehemiah would say to those who were seeking to distract him. He said, “I have great work to do.” So do we! But we must believe it!
May 18, 2021
Episode #38: What to love
In The book of first John, the apostle speaks a great deal about love. John reminded the disciples about the love of God and the kind of love we are to have.
May 17, 2021
Episode #37: Second Chances
"Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live." Can you imagine hearing those words? Those were the words King Hezekiah heard in 2 Kings 20:1. He responded like many would, 2 Kings 20:2-3. He prayed and wept bitterly. Then something amazing happened! Isaiah the prophet, told Hezekiah that God would grant him 15 more years of life, 2 Kings 20:6. God gave this man a SECOND CHANCE! What did he do with his second chance? What will we do with ours?
May 14, 2021
Episode #36: Crucifixion
In the ancient world, crucifixion was seen as a particularly disgraceful and grievous form of execution. Our Savior would be crucified on the cross. In this episode, I talk a bit about the history of crucifixion. It helps to put in perspective what Jesus went through for us.
May 13, 2021
Episode #35: When I Survey The Cross
"Does God really love me?" "Can anything good come from suffering?" "Are we more than flesh and blood?" "Am I truly valuable and special?" Have you ever asked questions like these? The answers can be found in the Bible. The answers can be found when you take the time to survey the cross of Jesus.
May 12, 2021
Episode #34: Repaid at the Resurrection
It's an interesting and comforting statement that Jesus makes in Luke 14:12-14. "...For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." Why did Jesus make this statement? Find out!
May 11, 2021
Episode #33: I See This In Jesus
"I see this in Jesus, but do I see it in me?" That's a statement I read in a book a few years ago. It stuck with me. The qualities, habits, and characteristics that Jesus had, hopefully, we will have too. As His disciples, He is to be the one we follow and emulate.
May 10, 2021
Episode #32: The Heart of Apollos
There's a man by the name of Apollos. We read about him in Acts 18. He was a mighty speaker and zealous for the Lord. He was also a man who had a humble heart. This is the kind of heart we are to have as followers of Christ.
May 07, 2021
Episode #31: I Do Not Consider My Life
As we journey in this life, we will face challenges. We will suffer for the cause of Christ. The apostle Paul had the right perspective when it came to his life. Will we? Consider his words in Acts 20, where he said, "I do not consider my life..."
May 06, 2021
Episode #30: How will we respond?
As Christians, we are to be hearers and doers! Each week, we hear a sermon preached. It's great to hear a sermon preached! It's even better to take action and do what it is we hear!
May 05, 2021
Episode #29: Why Should We Be Holy?
In life, it's always important to ask the question "Why." Having a strong "Why" when it comes to all we do, will help us to be successful. It's important for us as Christians to know why we are to be holy!
May 04, 2021
Episode #28: The Next Day
When it comes to sin, we don't often think about the long-term ramifications. I was reminded of this during a Bible devotional with my family. Let's be wise and "Fear the LORD and turn away from evil." Sadly, many think they will have the NEXT DAY. But TODAY is not even promised.
April 30, 2021
Episode #27: The Dorcas Dare
She was a great woman! She made a tremendous impact in the lives of others. Her name was Dorcas! This godly woman was abounding in charity and kindness. Let's strive to be Dorcas.
April 29, 2021
Episode #26: Hanging on every word!
Do you like to read the words of Jesus? Are you excited when it comes to studying the Bible? As Christians, we must hang on to every word of Christ! This is how we can build our faith today and tomorrow!
April 26, 2021
Episode #25: Laughing at Jesus
The miracles of Jesus produced a variety of responses from people. There's one story, in particular, that's really interesting. In it, we find people laughing at Jesus! Why would they laugh? What did Jesus do after they laughed at Him? Tune in and found out!
April 23, 2021
Episode #24: By God's Grace!
"Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!" In this episode, I look at Titus 2:11-14 and what we can learn concerning the amazing grace of God!
April 22, 2021
Episode #23: One Verse To Remember
Imagine you don't have much time to live. What would you want your loved ones to remember? In this episode, I share a verse to remember from someone who was in this position. It's a verse all of us need to remember as we seek to grow our faith today and tomorrow!
April 20, 2021
Episode #22: The Chapter That's Not There
In a church bulletin I wrote a few years ago, I referenced Titus 6:55-14. Yes, that's correct. That's what I typed. The only problem is that there is no Titus 6! That chapter is not in the Bible! I made a mistake and corrected it. I often say, "There's a sermon there!" I never made a sermon from this mistake of mine, but now I'm turning it into a podcast! Sometimes there are things we can believe that are not found in the Bible. In this episode, I consider a few examples of this. As Christians, let's believe what we do have in the scriptures and avoid chapters that are not in the Bible.
April 19, 2021
Episode #21: What A Real Man Looks Like
There are so many examples of good men in the Bible. One that stands out is King David! But what made him a great man? It wasn't because he was perfect. Listen to find out!
April 09, 2021
Episode #20: Lucifer and Bible Study
Who is Lucifer? Was he the devil? Isaiah 14:12 is an interesting passage of scripture. It's also one that is part of a bigger context. Listen as I discuss the context surrounding this verse and what we can learn about Bible study
April 09, 2021
Episode #19: Control Your Tongue
Someone once said, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." Whoever said that, don't believe it! Words Matter. Words are Powerful. We need to be careful with the words we say! Control your tongue.
April 08, 2021
Episode #18: Walking on Water
In Matthew 14:22-33, we see Jesus and the apostle Peter walk on Water! What an amazing story. It's a story that helps us to see the power of Jesus. It's a story that teaches us some things about faith. Jesus is not asking us to walk on water. But He does expect us to walk by faith!
April 07, 2021
Episode #17: Will we talk about Him on Monday?
A lot is said about Jesus during Christmas and Easter. But what happens after these holidays pass? Will we still have the same zeal to talk about Him? The saints in the first century talked about Jesus! They shared the good news with others! Let's talk about Him all the time.
April 02, 2021
Episode #16: He is risen: Just as He said!
The tomb is empty! The scriptures have been fulfilled. Jesus is risen! Just as He said. Let's continue to trust in His words. They never fail.
April 01, 2021
Episode #15: The Solution is always the same
What's the mindset we are to have when problems arise among God's people? Make no mistake, churches will face problems. But the solution is always going to be the same! In this episode, I talk about a problem two sisters had in the church in Philippi.
April 01, 2021
Episode #14: Greater Than Fame
It's easy to fall into the trap of wanting to become Famous! But there's something far greater than Fame. Check out this podcast and Philippians 4:3
April 01, 2021
Episode #13: Confess your sins!
It can be easy to see other people's sins. But can we sin our own? As Christians, are we confessing our sins to God? There's great benefit and joy we can receive when we do. Scriptures in this Episode: - 2 Samuel 12: 1-14 - Psalm 32:1-5 - 1 John 1:9-10 - Genesis 4:1-7 - James 5:16
March 30, 2021
Episode #12: The Joy of Sowing the Seed
In John 4:36-37, Jesus said, Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together: "For in this case the saying is true, 'One sows and another reaps.' - There's often a lot of emphasis on the joy attached to Reaping. But what about the Sowing aspect? There is to be joy as well when it comes to sowing the seed.
March 26, 2021
Episode #11: Walking Away From Jesus
It is a powerful and sad story! It's a story we should take seriously. It's found in Mark 10:17-22
March 25, 2021
Episode #10: The Perfect Morning Routine
What's the best thing to do in the morning? What's the best way to start your day? A cold shower? Journaling? Scrolling on Social Media? Jesus helps us to see the Perfect Morning Routine in Mark 1:35
March 24, 2021
Episode #9: Focus on TODAY!
In Matthew 6:34, it says, "So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Our lives will be so much better when we stay focused on TODAY! It's easy to get ahead of ourselves. But what if we slowed down and appreciated even more the blessings we have today? Focus on today.
March 23, 2021
Episode #8: Don't Say It Unless You Mean It
A few years ago, a sister in Christ asked me if I would pray for her. I said "Yes!" A few weeks later she asked me if I had prayed. Sadly, I had to say, "No!" I felt terrible. Have you ever experienced something like this? When it comes to prayer, we need to follow through. In this episode, I provide a few simple tips we can implement to become more consistent in our prayers.
March 19, 2021
Episode #7: The Power of the Pause
It is so easy to lose control in the heat of the moment. I've been guilty of doing that. Yet, there's a better way for us to handle ourselves. Something we all can do is to PAUSE! There's great power taking a PAUSE. A Breath! A moment to take a step back before we Tweet, Reply, Answer, etc. There's a great leader in the Old Testament who helps us to see the Power of the Pause! It's possible.
March 19, 2021
Episode #6: Hide It!
To grow in our faith, we need to hide God's word in our hearts. I love what the Bible says in Deuteronomy 17:18. It says, "Now it shall come about when the he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself a copy of this Law on a scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests."The kings of Israel were to spend a tremendous amount of time in God's word. As Christians, we are to do the same. Take a listen as we discuss Hiding God's word in our hearts. Journibles: The 17:18 series can be found on Amazon.
March 17, 2021
Episode #5: How Far Are You Willing To Go?
When it comes to sin, Jesus wants us to take drastic measures to avoid it. Consider what He says in Matthew 5:27-29. His words are clear. The question is, are we ready to go as far as we need to?
March 16, 2021
Episode #4: Control Your Time!
Have you ever said, "I don't have enough time to...?" We all have. It is true that we are busy. But being busy is a decision. If we're going to grow our faith, we need to be disciplined with our time. Jesus is our example of what it looks like to utilize our time.
March 15, 2021
Episode #3: A Good Addiction
The fruit of the Spirit is self-control. The apostle Paul in Galatians 5 speaks of Self-Control. He says, "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh." "But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law." "If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit." Sadly, Christians can become addicted too many things. There's hope! We can break free from these addictions and be devoted to things that are good! There was a household in Corinth who were devoted (addicted) to ministry to the saints! What does that mean? Is it possible for us to do the same? The answer is Yes! This is what this podcast discusses.
March 15, 2021
Episode #2: Excel Still More
As Christians, we are called to grow! We are to "Excel Still More." The apostle Paul reminded the saints in 1 Thessalonica 4:1 about this. Sometimes, we may not feel it's possible to truly grow in our faith. Let us not be deceived by the devil. It is possible! The church in Thessalonica help us to see how we can excel still more. Find out what they did.
March 09, 2021
I'm really excited about this new endeavor. In this episode, I share my journey with podcasting and how this podcast came to be. I also share a passage from the Sermon on the Mount by Jesus which is always good for us to hear and remember! Please stay tuned for more episodes every Tuesday and Thursday!
March 09, 2021