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Contend Podcast

Contend Podcast

By Sam Geckler
The Contend Podcast is designed to help Christian "contend for the faith." It's our desire to help you contend in your spiritual life, family life, and daily life.
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Biblical Response: Being Wronged
As we dive back into our Biblical Response Series, we look at the topic of being wronged. Although no one likes to be wronged or have something done against them, Christ offered great instructions on this subject. Check out the other Biblical Response episode: https://anchor.fm/contend/episodes/Biblical-Response-Natural-Disasters-ei801c Keep up with all things Contend at: www.samgeckler.com
08:06
July 2, 2021
Contenders Through History: Peter (Pt. 4)
Peter was someone who was a true Contender. We have seen him contend as a Follower of Christ, in his Faith, even through Failure, and in this episode we look at him contending with Fervor for the Lord. Keep up with all things Contend at: www.samgeckler.com
09:05
June 29, 2021
Contenders Through History: Peter (Pt. 3)
As we continue looking at the life of Peter, we come to a lesson that is important for the youngest to oldest person - God can use us even after failure. Peter is a perfect example of that. Follow Contend at www.samgeckler.com     Social Media          Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earnestlycontend         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earnestly_contend/
11:11
May 28, 2021
Contenders Through History: Peter (Pt. 2)
Peter was a great Contender. Last week we looked at him contending as a Follower for Christ. In this episode we look at him contending with his Faith in Christ.   Keep up with all things Contend at www.samgeckler.com  Follow Contend on Facebook: www.facebook.com/earnestlycontend  And on Instagram: www.instagram.com/earnestly_contend/
10:43
May 21, 2021
Contenders Through History: Peter (Pt. 1)
The life of Peter is truly fascinating. He was, without a doubt, a Contender. Over the next few weeks we are going to look at several areas of his life that can encourage us to contend for the faith.
06:15
May 14, 2021
Our Desperate Need for Contenders
As Contenders, we should always be looking to stand and contend. But in the time we are living in, we must realize that it is as important as ever to stand and contend for the faith. Follow Contend at www.samgeckler.com
09:27
May 7, 2021
Contenders Through History: Caleb
Caleb was a man who was driven to contend because of the promises of God. What a great motivation for him, but also for us. There are many promises for us in God's Word that serve as great motivation to contend for the faith.   Follow Contend at: samgeckler.com  And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earnestlycontend  And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earnestly_contend/
06:24
February 26, 2021
Contenders Through History: David
There is so much to learn from the life of David. We can see so much of his life in Scripture. Let's take a look at just one story from his life and see how it can help us better contend for the faith.   Follow Contend at: samgeckler.com  And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earnestlycontend  And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earnestly_contend/
07:52
February 12, 2021
Contenders Though History: Esther
Esther is a great example of a contender who stood in good times and bad. There is much to learn from her as we contend "for such a time as this." Follow Contend: samgeckler.com And and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earnestlycontend And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earnestly_contend/
05:44
January 29, 2021
Contenders Through History: Enoch
Enoch pleased God, and he did that by walking with God. As contenders we should have a desire to please God, thus we must have a desire to walk with God.   Keep up with all things Contend by subscribing at samgeckler.com  Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earnestlycontend  and Instagram: instagram.com/earnestly_contend/
07:58
January 15, 2021
Setting Goals for 2021
Goals are important. As we start 2021 we need to have a plan of where we want to go and how we're going to get there.   We need to follow these 5 simple steps: Pray, Plan, Pursue, Partner, Praise   Barna article in Contend Wrap-Up: https://www.barna.com/research/new-sunday-morning-part-2/ Keep up with all that new with Contend by subscribing at: www.samgeckler.com
14:43
January 1, 2021
Contenders Through History: John the Baptist
As Christians we should want to Contend in such a way that others see Christ in us. In today's episode we look at a man who did just that - John the Baptist. Get your Contend merch to support the Podcast and Contend Publications: https://teespring.com/stores/contend Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions? email contendpodcast@gmail.com Connect with Contend on Facebook, Instagram, and at https://samgeckler.com/
08:56
August 21, 2020
Contenders Through History: James
In this episode we talk about some important things to remember as we continue to contend during the coronavirus crisis. We then continue our Contenders Through History series looking at the life of James. We, like James, need to be steadfast as we contend. Subscribe to the Contend YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2iWpX9X4LOoD142_Cvb6_g Get your Contend merch: www.samgeckler.com/store
13:56
April 10, 2020
Contenders Through History - Andrew
In this episode we revisit an article we looked at several weeks ago in light of our stats from last week regarding inviting people to church. We need to be sharing our faith as we contend for the faith. We finish out the episode looking at the life of Andrew as we continue our Contenders Through History series. Subscribe to the Contend YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2iWpX9X4LOoD142_Cvb6_g Get your Contend Merch: www.samgeckler.com/store
11:51
March 20, 2020
Contenders Through History - Joseph
We start this episode talking about some important stats regarding inviting people to church. As we contend for the faith, we must be passing that faith along to others. We then talk about another contender - Joseph - as we continue our Contenders Through History series. Contend YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2iWpX9X4LOoD142_Cvb6_g Get your Contend Merch: www.samgeckler.com/store
14:16
March 13, 2020
Contenders Through History: The Boy With The Sack Lunch
In this episode we look at VP Mike Pence getting mocked after praying with the U.S. task force to combat and find a cure for coronavirus. Then we look at how England's abortions of babies with cleft lips and palettes rose over 150% in 2019. We finish out the episode with the next character in our Contenders Through History series looking at The Boy with the Sack Lunch. Subscribe to the Contend YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2iWpX9X4LOoD142_Cvb6_g Get your Contend Merch: www.samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions: contendpodcast@gmail.com
14:13
March 6, 2020
Contenders Through History: Noah
In this episode, Sam discusses coronavirus and the effects on us and how we contend for the faith. We then look at the wonderful song, "I'd Rather Have Jesus." We finish out this episode looking at our first Contender Through History. We look at the life of Noah and what we can learn from him about being a Contender. Check out the Contend YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2iWpX9X4LOoD142_Cvb6_g?view_as=subscriber Get your Contend Merch: samgeckler.com/store
10:54
February 28, 2020
A Need For Contenders
In this episode, Sam discusses the continued unrest in Burkina Faso, West Africa. We then look at the history behind the song "Onward, Christian Soldiers." We finish the episode talking about 2 considerations regarding the need for use to be contenders for the faith. Sam also introduces the "Contenders Throughout History" podcasts. Subscribe to the Contend YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2iWpX9X4LOoD142_Cvb6_g?view_as=subscriber Show Notes: https://samgeckler.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/show-notes-feb-21-2020.odt Get your Contend merch: samgeckler.com/store
18:37
February 22, 2020
All You Need is Love
In this episode, Sam talks about Gen Z and Millennials...there affiliation with religion and what that says about the decline in religious affiliation in the U.S. We then look at the beautiful song, "My Jesus, I Love Thee" We then end out the episode talking about "All You Need is Love". No - not the song, but rather the love that we need to have for God, our families, others, and our Country. Show Notes: https://samgeckler.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/show-notes-feb-14-2020.odt Get your Contend Merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions?: contendpodcast@gmail.com
22:27
February 14, 2020
A Daily Walk Through James: James 5:13-20
Sam talks briefly about the State of the Union 2020 and compares compares the great men on women of American history with the great men and women in Christian history. Then we look at the hymn "All the Way My Saviour Leads Me". We finish the episode by looking at James 5:13-20 as we finish our "Daily Walk Through James" series. Show Notes: https://samgeckler.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/show-notes-feb-7-2020.odt Get your Contend Merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions: contendpodcsdst@gmail.com
14:28
February 7, 2020
A Daily Walk Through James: James 5:1-12
In this episode Sam talks about some things to think about in light of the death of Kobe Bryant. We then take a look at the hymn "A Mighty Fortress is Our God". We finish out the podcast talking about James 5:1-12 as the 9th week in our Daily Walk Through James series. Show Notes: https://samgeckler.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/show-notes-jan-31-2020.odt Get your Contend Merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions?: contendpodcast@gmail.com
14:47
January 31, 2020
A Daily Walk Through James: James 4:1-17
In this episode we talk about the persecution in China along with an encouragement to do more to reach the lost. Check out a copy articles in the show notes. Then we look at the story behind the song "I Need Thee Every Hour" for the book Heartwarming Hymn Stories. Get your copy in the show notes. Then we finish the episode looking at James 4:1-17 as we continue our "Daily Walk Through James" series. Show Notes: https://samgeckler.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/show-notes-jan-24-2020.odt Get your Contend merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions: contendpodcast@gmail.com
18:45
January 24, 2020
A Daily Walk Through James: Day 7
In this episode Sam talks about the Pope saying that people don't have to believe in God to go to Heaven. Then we look at James 3:14-18 as we continue our Daily Walk Through James series. Show Notes: https://samgeckler.com/2019/07/02/daily-walk-through-james-day-7/ Get you Contend Merch: https://samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions: contendpodcast@gmail.com Get Your Copy of "Jurisdiction" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083F9PRY6/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_pdngEb7WTB6VS?fbclid=IwAR0yRyPelcetKkGS98b34Qy0_3KUAwf4zrI26czAHABEATSZ8UqvZlkl0ic Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/jurisdiction/id1494522112?ls=1&fbclid=IwAR33LXVDHx9ddzEltS9EtOqKE5hnW2R9ToQwdDvanFjB0qwlv8pDKF2Tw-A or contendpublications.com
13:30
January 17, 2020
A Daily Walk Through James: Day 6
In this episode, we look at two news stories: one about a new Netflix series and one about a Pastor kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Then we talk about the story behind the song "All Hail the Pow'r of Jesus' Name". Get the book that the story is from:https://www.swordbooks.com/search.aspx?find=heartwarming+hymn&log=false&category=3 We finish the episode with the 6th week in our Daily Walk Through James looking at James 3:1-13. The first book published by Contend Publications is now available! Get it on Amazon, iTunes, or at contendpublications.com Get your Contend merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions: contendpodcast@gmail.com
20:45
January 10, 2020
A Daily Walk Through James: Day 4
Sam talks about Hallmark and their decision to apologize for standing for traditional marriage as well as a terrible new Netflix original movie in the news segment. Sign the petition to get this movie removed: http://chng.it/ZcvFkwF5RJ We then continue in our Daily Walk Through James looking at James 2:1-13. Check out the Contend Merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions? contendpodcast@gmailcom
15:50
December 20, 2019
A Daily Walk Through James: Day 3
We look at more troubles for Chic-Fil-a as an example of compromising not being a good policy for life or business. We also finish out the first chapter of James as we continue our Daily Walk Through James series. Follow the Podcast on Instagram and Facebook. Check out the Contend Merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions? email contendpodcast@gmail.com
14:49
December 13, 2019
A Daily Walk Through James: Day 2
In the news on this episode, we talk about the story of JK Dobbins, running back at Ohio State, and his mom's decision to not abort him. As well as the shooting at a church in Burkina Faso in Africa by a Muslim extremist. We then continue through our daily walk through James looking at James 1:13-21. Check out the Contend merch: samgeckler.com/store Show Notes: https://samgeckler.com/2019/06/25/a-daily-walk-through-james-day-2/
21:49
December 6, 2019
Thanksgiving As A Way Of Life: Part 2
Thanksgiving needs to be part of our everyday life. We look at strange traditions around the country and then continue are look into making Thanksgiving a Way of Life. Show Notes: https://samgeckler.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/thanksgiving-as-a-way-of-life-pt.2-contend-podcast.odt Check out the Contend Merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic suggestions: contendpodcast@gmail.com
12:57
November 29, 2019
Thanksgiving As A Way Of Life: Part 1
We as Christians need to make Thanksgiving a way of life, not just a day we celebrate with friends and family. We talk about the first Thanksgiving, when Thanksgiving became a holiday, and start a two episode series on Thanksgiving as a Way of Life. Show Notes: https://samgeckler.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/thanksgiving-as-a-way-of-life-pt.1-contend-podcast.odt Check out Contend Merch: samgeckler.com/store Questions, Comments, Topic Suggestions: contendpodcast@gmail.com
14:12
November 22, 2019
Daily Walk through James: James 1:1-12
This week we discuss how the number of people who are "convinced" God is real has dropped by over 10% in the last 10 years. We then start our series on "A Daily Walk though James" looking at James 1:1-12. Check out the new Contend merch: https://www. samgeckler.com/store Follow the podcast on Facebook and Instagram and send your questions, comments, or topic suggestions to contendpodcast@gmail.com
10:33
November 15, 2019
We're BACK
The Contend Podcast is BACK. We have new contend and a new format. - Current events - Soul-winning tips - Interviews - and more... Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with new things and check out samgeckler.com for show notes of upcoming shows.
04:47
November 8, 2019
Progressive "Christianity"
There is a new generation of Christians that want to look and act like the world yet still claim the name "Christian". Is this good for the cause of Christ? Is this the new reality for the church? What should we do as we see this progressive generation coming to the forefront of Christianity? Brought to you by "From Hugh School to High Calling" by Sam Geckler. Get you copy at contendpublicatons.com
17:59
December 14, 2018
Interview: Pastor Mike Bessinas
We sit down and talk with Pastor Mike Bessinas of Lookout Mountain Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ. We talk about his testimony, his calling, and the churches he has worked in. Learn more about Bro. Bessinas and the church at lookoutmountainbaptistchurch.com This episode is brought to you by "From High School to High Calling". Get you copy today at contendpublications.com
22:53
November 1, 2018
Biblical Response: Natural Disasters
This is the intro lesson to the new Biblical Response series on the Contend Podcast. We take a look at Natural Disasters and how to respond to them from a Biblical point of view. This episode is brought to you by the book, "From High School to High Calling: Experiencing God's Plan in an Uncertain Time" by Sam Geckler. You can get your copy today at contendpublications.com
15:51
August 9, 2018
Learn To Fly
Do you ever think that your troubles will never get better, and that they are only to make your life difficult? Even in the tough times of life there are still things to be learned. In our Christian lives especially, God has many things that are not supposed to hurt us, but rather, help us and strengthen us.
13:15
June 1, 2018
Interview: Pastor Ron Geckler
In this short interview, I sit down with Pastor Ron Geckler of Dunes Baptist Church in Michigan City, Indiana. I hope you enjoy learning a little bit about Pastor Geckler and Dunes Baptist Church. Email contendpodcast@gmail.com with questions, comments, or topic suggestions. Also, go to www.dunesbaptistchurch.com to learn more about Pastor Geckler and DBC.
07:44
May 7, 2018
A Daily Walk With God - Applications
In this final podcast in our series on A Daily Walk with God, we look at some steps and application for establishing and strengthening our daily walk with God.
14:17
March 27, 2018
A Daily Walk with God - Prayer
In this podcast we continue our series at having a daily walk with God by looking at the importance of prayer.
13:50
March 1, 2018
A Daily Walk with God - Bible Reading
The first podcast of the Daily Walk with God series. We look at the importance on Bible reading in developing a daily walk with God.
21:43
February 25, 2018
Get To Know Me
This is the first episode of the Contend podcast. I take a few minutes to answer some questions that I received.
21:02
February 25, 2018