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Get Encouraged

By Chris Miller
Offering encouragement and inspiration to enhance your joy on the good days and help you push through the rough days, Get Encouraged brings a positive outlook on life. Each episode dives into a Biblical principle, and how it can encourage and inspire the world today. Visit getencouraged.blog for more.
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Why Fishermen? Hard work is a must

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Why Fishermen? Hard work is a must
7 of the first 12 disciples were fishermen, and it is no accident Jesus called these individuals. They possessed characteristics should have in his or her walk with the Lord. In this episode, we discuss how Christians should do everything wholeheartedly for the Lord. Visit getencouraged.blog for more.
04:02
February 03, 2022
Why Fishermen? They are skillful
Fishermen were skillful users of their tools, and Jesus knew it would take skill to be "fishers of men." This is one of the reasons he called fishermen to be his first disciples. In this episode, we discuss how Christians can sharpen our skills using the tools the Lord has provided. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/03/06/skillful-fishermen/
04:26
January 31, 2022
Why Fishermen? Courage is a Must
Jesus knew traveling the road ahead was going to require much courage, so he called fishermen. The same courage is needed to travel the road of life today, so it is vital for Christians to have the courage of a fisherman. Where do we find this courage? The answer is in this episode.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/03/03/courageous-fishermen/
03:31
January 20, 2022
Why Fishermen? They're Team Players
There are reasons 7 of the first 12 disciples were fishermen. Jesus did not call individuals from this occupation as an accident. Fishermen have characteristics desirable for all Christians. In this episode, we take a look at how they are team players, and discuss how the Lord desires for Christians to be team players. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/03/01/fishermen-are-team-players/
03:33
January 17, 2022
Why Fishermen? They Know How To Listen
7 of the first 12 disciples were fishermen, and it was no accident Jesus called individuals from this occupation. Fishermen possess traits essential for every Christian to have in his or her walk with the Lord. This episode continues our look at these traits.  Listening is a vital part of any relationship, and it is especially important in our relationship with the Lord. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/02/29/listening-to-the-coach/
05:28
January 13, 2022
Why Fishermen? They Can Relate.
Jesus called fishermen because they possessed characteristics every Christian should display in his or her walk. In this episode, we take a look at how fishermen were relatible. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/02/28/why-fishermen-they-can-relate/
04:56
January 10, 2022
5 Reasons Jesus Chose Fishermen
The Bible says 7 of the first 12 disciples were fishermen. It was no accident Jesus called individuals of this occupation. Fishermen have characteristics every Christian needs in his or her walk. In this episode, we explore 5. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/01/15/5-reasons-jesus-chose-fishermen-2/
06:16
January 06, 2022
Hope on the Horizon
As we begin 2022, the previous year may have been filled with much devastation, but there is hope on the horizon. This episode shares some Scripture pointing to a hopeful future. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/12/30/hope-on-the-horizon/
02:47
January 03, 2022
God, Why is This Happening?
Many times we wonder why things are happening, and so did Job. In this episode, we will explore an answer we find in Scripture. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/01/16/god-why-is-this-happening/
02:46
December 30, 2021
sensitive
In this episode, we look at some Biblical characters who were sensitive to the Lord's leading and see the challenge that is there for us. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/12/17/sensitive/
02:51
December 27, 2021
why shepherds?
The birth of Jesus was not first announced to a king or diplomat. It was announced to a group of shepherds staying in the fields with their flocks. Have you ever wondered why? We explore the answer in this episode. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/12/18/why-shepherds/
05:50
December 23, 2021
The Extent of God’s Love
Christmas reminds us how far God will come for you and me. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/12/20/the-extent-of-gods-love/
02:27
December 20, 2021
God With Us To Save Us
Who is Jesus? We discuss Matthew’s answer in this episode.
07:20
December 20, 2021
An Unexpected Hero
He has no name, and he is only in one chapter of Scripture. But, he is truly a hero. Why? Find out in this episode. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/11/28/an-unexpected-hero/
08:12
November 28, 2021
Why can we be thankful in 2021?
It may have been a hard year, but there are reasons we can be thankful amid the hardships. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/11/25/why-can-we-be-thankful-in-2021/
07:05
November 25, 2021
Patient in Affliction
Romans 12 implores us to be patient in affliction, and this episode offers some encouragement for those times. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/05/06/patient-in-affliction/
02:37
August 12, 2021
Joy in Hope
Romans 12:12 encourages joy in hope. Why can we have joy? We look in this episode.This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/05/05/joy-in-hope/
02:17
August 09, 2021
Age-Old Questions
What is God doing? Is God fair? Why me? These are questions Job, and perhaps you and I, ask. In this episode, we'll look at an answer provided to Job. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/01/10/age-old-questions/
02:48
August 05, 2021
The Whirlwind of Life
Her life had many ups and downs. She went from having enough food for only one more meal to having an abundance. She went from having a son to grieving his loss. A common thread pushed her through each season. Find out what it was in this episode. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/07/12/the-whirlwind-of-life/
02:55
August 01, 2021
answered prayer is knocking
Have you ever been so excited about an answer to prayer you forgot to accept the answer? It happened to the early church, and in this episode, we'll discuss what happened and how we should expect an answer. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/11/20/answered-prayer-is-knocking/
03:22
July 26, 2021
Tricky Priorities
Our priorities dictate how we act in life, and Psalm 37 recommends we place the Lord at the center of everything we do. What happens when we do? find out in this episode. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/07/21/tricky-priorities/
01:60
July 21, 2021
Confidence in a Storm
There are many things which can derail our plans for life, and when we find ourselves off life's track, Psalm 18 offers three take-aways it is essential for us to remember. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/07/09/confidence-in-a-storm/
02:51
July 18, 2021
Hope in Unsettling Times
Isaiah lived during some unsettling times, and he brought many promises of hope from the Lord. The hope Isaiah proclaimed is just as good today as it was then. In this episode, we discuss that hope. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/07/15/hope-in-unsettling-times/
03:09
July 12, 2021
6 Dips Leads To 7
He is certainly having a bad day. He has leprosy, so Naaman goes to Israel to seek healing. He is only met by a messenger who tells him to go dip in the Jordan. In this episode, we discuss how we relate to Naaman's swim in the Jordan. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/07/05/6-dips-leads-to-7/
04:27
July 05, 2021
make it stop
A father's son was in terrible shape, and the father didn't see any relief in sight until he came to Jesus. He didn't know how, but the father knew there was something about Jesus that could make his world stop shaking. In this episode, we look at how we can relate to this father and the truth that Jesus can help even when it seems nothing can help. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/11/29/make-it-stop/
04:24
July 01, 2021
He Had A Sign
We are faced with the choice of how to respond in all kinds of situations. There is the homeless person holding a sign on the side of the road, the grouchy person on the bus, and the rude person behind us in line. Each time we are faced with the choice of how to interact. This episode looks at the way the Psalmist encourages us to respond in these moments. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/06/29/he-had-a-sign/
02:39
June 29, 2021
A Fish was Provided
The Lord meets our needs in some unusual but effective ways. Just ask Jonah? This episode encourages us to be thankful for our "great fish." This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/07/08/unusual-but-effective/
02:38
June 24, 2021
Joseph Shows How To Be A Real Man
Joseph is a picture of a real man, and we can find some qualities in his life we all need in our lives. We'll take a look during this episode. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/06/21/joseph-shows-how-to-be-a-real-man/
03:26
June 21, 2021
8 Questions Every Dad Should Ask
Father's Day is not only a time to celebrate dear, old dad, it is also a time for dad to challenge himself to become a better father and man. Here are 8 questions every father should take time to answer today. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/06/18/8-questions-every-dad-should-ask/
04:13
June 20, 2021
4 Take-Aways for Dad
Being a father is certainly rewarding, but it can also be challenging. The Bible encourages men to grow to meet the challenge, and in this episode, we look at 4 benchmarks for fatherhood. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/06/19/4-take-aways-for-dad/
02:34
June 17, 2021
Guiding Promise
Found in Psalm 37, this promise should bring us great encouragement as we trust the Lord with our lives. In this episode, we see how the Lord's promise to guide is not only for the great Bible heroes, but it is also for us. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/06/14/guiding-promise/
03:11
June 14, 2021
Finding True Peace
With so much hubbub around us, many folks long for peace, and they search for it in a number of places. As they search, peace seems to elude them, so they begin to ask if there really is true peace. We will answer that question in this episode. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/06/10/finding-true-peace/
03:57
June 10, 2021
Does God Care About Me?
Do I matter? This is a question a lot of folks ask in today's world. In so many situations, we are nothing more than a face in the crowd or a number on a file, so we begin to wonder if we matter. The Bible says we matter greatly, and in this episode, we'll dive into how valuable we are to the Lord. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/01/26/does-god-care-about-me/
02:15
June 07, 2021
Trusting the Lord
We may have difficulty trusting the Lord, but it is certainly worth it. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/06/01/hard-but-worth-it/
02:16
June 03, 2021
Remembering (Memorial Day)
Scripture encourages us to remember the past so we can be thankful for the blessings of today. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/05/24/remembering/
02:08
May 31, 2021
Out of the Storm
It was out of Job's storm he gained a firm understanding of the Lord's goodness, and it can be out of life's storms that we experience the fullness of God's grace. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/01/17/out-of-the-storm/
02:32
May 31, 2021
Have You Been Waiting?
We live in a super connected world, so waiting can be one of the most difficult parts of life. Yet, we are forced to wait at times, and the Bible offers encouragement. In this episode, we'll see how Isaiah encourages us as we wait. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/05/20/have-you-been-waiting/
02:09
May 24, 2021
Pressure Cooker of Life
Life's decisions and stresses can certainly put us under a great deal of pressure, and the Bible offers some key points to remember as we go through life's pressure cooker. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/11/15/pressure-cooker-of-life/
03:00
May 20, 2021
His Friends Pressed On
In hard times, it is easy to quit, but not quitting can bring a great reward. It did for one man whose friends persisted in the face of many obstacles. In this episode, we will meet this man and his friends and see how their example encourages us today. You can find more at getencouraged.blog.
04:40
May 17, 2021
Did God reject me?
Feelings of rejection and being failed by God can come amid hard times, yet the Bible offers encouragement to push through these feelings. This episode discusses how the Psalmist resolved these feelings in Psalm 77. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/05/13/feeling-rejected-heres-help/
03:32
May 13, 2021
Are You Afraid?
A number of folks are finding their way through a fearful season right now, and the Bible offers encouragement for handling our fears. In this episode, we'll take a look at a Biblically suggested response to fear. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/01/14/are-you-afraid/
02:42
May 10, 2021
3 Keys to Remember Amid Suffering
Where is God? Why is he not answering? Questions we all ask during times of suffering, and Isaiah offers 3 keys worth remembering during these times. This episode takes a look at the keys Isaiah offers in chapter 40. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/05/06/3-keys-to-remember-amid-suffering/
04:59
May 06, 2021
Personal Guidance
The Lord provides us with personal guidance. He does not stay at a distance hoping we find our way. Rather, he personally goes before us. He helps; he leads; he guides. This episode reminds us of this promise found in the Bible.
02:33
May 03, 2021
Sleepless Nights Can Become Restful Ones
Another sleepless night as it seems the world's problems are waiting outside our window for an opportune time to pounce. Fear and anxiety keep us awake, and in this episode we are reminded of our security in the Lord. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/04/29/sleepless-nights-can-become-restful-ones/
04:17
April 29, 2021
The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost Reminds Us of Our Hope
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Song lyrics have a way of thrusting the hope of the Gospel message in front of us without us even realizing it. The lyrics grab our hearts and capture our minds, so we focus on our hope. The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost is one such song bringing us much hope. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/01/27/music-monday-the-father-my-son-and-the-holy-ghost/
07:04
April 28, 2021
4 Reasons the Tomb is Empty
All the Gospel writers tell us of a resurrection. Each takes a different angle, but they all come to the same climax: an empty tomb. Our hope rests in Jesus coming out of the tomb, but how do we know our hope is in the right place? In this episode, we discuss 4 reasons we can be sure the tomb is empty. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/04/26/4-reasons-the-tomb-is-empty/
05:44
April 26, 2021
Appearing to Boost Our Confidence
A fishless night brought Peter and the other disciples face-to-face with a resurrected Jesus, and Peter illustrates why we can be confident when taking our mistakes and failures straight to the Lord. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/04/22/appearing-to-boost-our-confidence/
04:44
April 22, 2021
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00:51
April 21, 2021
3 Keys to Maintain a Positive Attitude
In today's uncertain world where negativity is swirling around us, it is hard to maintain a positive outlook. This episode brings 3 keys to help us stay positive even though negativity is all around us. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/04/19/3-keys-to-maintain-a-positive-attitude/
05:30
April 19, 2021
Appearing to the Doubter
His lack of presence is his watermark in history, and many are glad he was absent. And this is for good reason. They relate to him. Who? How? Why? Check out this episode as we discuss doubt. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/04/15/appearing-to-the-doubter/
03:27
April 15, 2021
Peace in Uncertain Times
Jesus' greeting to us, "Peace be with you," is much more than him saying howdy. His greeting can bring us much comfort in these uncertain times. We'll see how in this episode. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/04/12/peace-in-uncertain-times/
04:46
April 12, 2021
Appearing Amid Life’s Shattered Pieces
Each of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances gives a reason why we can be grateful for the empty tomb. His appearance on the road to Emmaus shows we can trust the Lord when life is shattered. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/04/08/appearing-amid-lifes-shattered-pieces/
05:22
April 08, 2021
Appearing to the Brokenhearted
Jesus appeared to many folks in the days after his resurrection. Each appearance brought with it a reason we can be grateful for the empty tomb. The appearance to Mary Magdalene shows we do not have to be alone amid heartbreak. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/04/05/appearing-to-the-brokenhearted/
04:41
April 05, 2021
Feeling Abandoned and Lonely...
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" This was the cry of Jesus from the cross, and it may be the cry of many throughout life. As the unbearable pressure of life crushes us, feelings of abandonment and loneliness appear, and we begin to wonder where the Lord has gone. The answer can be found on a hill. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/04/01/feeling-abandoned-and-lonely/
03:53
April 01, 2021
3 Keys for Overcoming Doubt
While Easter is a joyous season, it can also be a stressful season for Christians struggling with doubts and questions. This episode offers 3 keys to help overcome our doubts. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/02/11/3-keys-for-overcoming-doubt/
10:29
March 31, 2021
5 Tips for Understanding the Bible
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2020/01/10/5-tips-for-understanding-the-bible/
06:11
March 30, 2021
Who Can We Trust?
Our trust can bring hope in some dark times. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/03/25/who-can-we-trust/
03:12
March 30, 2021
Dirty Work
Following Jesus can mean doing some dirty work. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://getencouraged.blog/2021/03/29/dirty-work/
03:42
March 29, 2021