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Cultivated Podcast

Cultivated Podcast

By BIC Melbourne
Cultivated Podcast is a christian podcast sharing faith, story, and answering some question with the mission of leading people to know Christ more through social media engagement
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Eps 59 - What is your Life Purpose?
Have you ever wondered what your life purpose is? Is it about achieving your dreams and goals? Making money? Build a family? Or is it beyond all of that? In this episode, one of our friends will share what the Bible says about purpose-driven life as a Christian. As it says in 2 Cor 5:20a “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us..”
October 23, 2020
Eps 58 - (Part 2) (QnA) Calling & Passion Talk with Nicholas Sarasta
“Kalo Tuhan yang manggil, Tuhan yang repot” Sounds interesting? Listen to our podcast with Nicholas Sarasta as he shares about calling and passion. You will surely be blessed!
October 18, 2020
Eps 57 - (Part 1) Calling & Passion Talk with Nicholas Sarasta
“Kalo Tuhan yang manggil, Tuhan yang repot” Sounds interesting? Listen to our podcast with Nicholas Sarasta as he shares about calling and passion. You will surely be blessed!
October 16, 2020
Eps 56 - What the Bible Says About Fighting Temptation
We face temptations every day whether we like it or not. There are also times where it is challenging for us to keep our actions and beliefs to align with God’s commands. In today’s episode, one of our friends will share what the Bible teaches us to do to keep ourselves pure and pleasing in God’s eyes. For more information follow us on our instagram page: @cultivated.podcast @bicmelbourne Visit and join our online services every Sunday! Service 1 at 8.30am Service 2 at 11.00am We would like to be your friends (or even your family!). Let’s grow together in Christ 😁
October 8, 2020
Eps 55 - (Part 2) QnA Relationship Talk with Echa & Jessica Soemantri
The topic of “Relationship” is one of the most interesting ones to talk about. Not only because love is a beautiful thing, in relationship, problems and obstacles are often encountered. In this episode, Echa Soemantri and his wife, Jessica Vania, will share their relationship journey, that we believe will bless each and everyone of us!  
October 5, 2020
Eps 54 - (Part 1) Relationship Talk with Echa Soemantri & Jessica Vania
The topic of “Relationship” is one of the most interesting ones to talk about. Not only because love is a beautiful thing, in relationship, problems and obstacles are often encountered. In this episode, Echa Soemantri and his wife, Jessica Vania, will share their relationship journey, that we believe will bless each and everyone of us!
October 3, 2020
Eps 53 - Homiletics: What is it?
Have you ever heard of the word Homiletics? This might sound unfamiliar to most of us but homiletics is an important art of preaching and communicating the gospel. In this episode, Ps. James Tambun will help us to learn more about homiletics and its importance in our ministry in sharing His Words to others.
September 26, 2020
Eps 52 - Talking about God’s Faithfulness in Ps Gideon’s Life
This week we will listen to Ps Gideon’s journey growing up as a Christian in a family that does not centre around Christian values Let’s tune in to this week’s podcast to know Ps Gideon’s life journey. Surely you will be blessed with his sharing! For more information follow us on our instagram page: @cultivated.podcast @bicmelbourne Visit and join our online services every Sunday! Service 1 at 8.30am Service 2 at 11.00am We would like to be your friends (or even your family!). Let’s grow together in Christ 😁
September 18, 2020
Eps 51 - Does God Always Loves Us The Same? ft. Bobby Hartanto
Have you ever done something so bad that you got scared God will love you less? Or have you ever done something so spectacular that you wonder whether God will love you more that day ? In this episode, one of our friends will share his understanding about God's love to all of us! For more information follow us on our instagram page: @cultivated.podcast @bicmelbourne Visit and join our online services every Sunday! Service 1 at 8.30am Service 2 at 11.00am We would like to be your friends (or even your family!). Let’s grow together in Christ 😁
September 12, 2020
Eps 50 - BIC History with Ps. Djohan Handojo
BIC Melbourne has a vision to be a house of prayer for all nations. For some of us in Melbourne, we can call this place “home”. This church has come a long way to be where it is right now, celebrating it’s 22nd anniversary last March. In today’s podcast we will have our dear senior pastor, Djohan Handojo, to reminisce the history of BIC Melbourne and remember God’s goodness and faithfulness through it all. Knowing and remembering the history will open our eyes and realise how miraculously God has worked, thus encourage us to be thankful.
September 4, 2020
Eps 49 - Offering
Offering. What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear this word? Is it always about giving money or your possessions as a sacrifice? What does the Bible actually say about the true meaning of offering? In this podcast, we will learn more about offering, and its importance in our life as stated in Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”
August 28, 2020
Eps 48 - Apologetics : Do You Understand What You Believe In?
Does apologetics sound foreign to your ear? By doing a quick search in the internet, we could found that apologetics is a religious discipline of defending religious doctrines through systematic argumentation. “He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.” ‭‭Titus‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Let’s tune in to this week’s podcast to know more! INSTAGRAM: @cultivated.podcast @bicmelbourne Visit and join our online services every Sunday! Service 1 at 8.30am Service 2 at 11.00am We would like to be your friends (or even your family!). Let’s grow together in Christ 😁
August 20, 2020
Eps 47 - The Miracles of Jesus
There are a lot of miracles done by Jesus in the Bible and some of us, at one point, might have asked God to perform some miracles in our lives too. But do you ever pondered about the reason behind every miracles done in the Bible? In this morning dew session, one of our friend will share a little bit of what the Word of God says about the miracles of Jesus! Check this podcast out to know more! INSTAGRAM: @cultivated.podcast @bicmelbourne Visit and join our online services every Sunday! Service 1 at 8.30am Service 2 at 11.00am We would like to be your friends (or even your family!). Let’s grow together in Christ 😁
August 14, 2020
Eps 46 - Gimana Sih Rasanya Jadi Anak Pendeta?
Setiap orang mempunyai jalan hidup masing-masing. Perbedaan ini sangatlah penting untuk dihargai. Kita tidak pernah tahu kemana akan jalan hidup membawa kita, tetapi lakukanlah dan bertanggung jawablah atas bagian kita. Berbicara tentang kehidupan seorang anak pendeta, bagaimana sih kira-kira perjalanan hidupnya?
August 7, 2020
Eps 45 - (QnA) Apakah Cinta Ada Batasannya?
1 John 4: 7-8 says “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love” This verse pointed how important it is for us to love one another. But what if the people that we need to show love to is not very likeable? Would you be able to genuinely love them from the bottom of your heart? Or is there a limit when it comes to loving others? Listen to this podcast now to find out the truth behind loving others.
July 31, 2020
Eps 44 - Belakang Layar Bersama PW Team
Di episode kali ini kita bakal ngobrol bareng team praise and worship BIC Melbourne tentang lika-liku dalam pelayanan PW dan gimana worship itu bukan cuma tentang pelayanan mimbar tapi worship adalah cara kita hidup, pikiran, perkataan, dan tindakan yang memuliakan Bapa kita di surga! So what are you waiting for? listen now on cultivated spotify or youtube channel! 🥳
July 24, 2020
Eps 43 - (QnA) Is Yin & Yang Biblical?
Konsep Yin and Yang mengatakan bahwa kebaikan dan kejahatan itu balance. Ini tidak sesuai dengen konsep kekristenan karena Firman Tuhan di Roma 12:21 mengatakan bahwa “Janganlah kamu kalah terhadap kejahatan, tetapi kalahkanlah kejahatan dengan kebaikan!” Saat kita mendenger konsep-konsep duniawi, ada baiknya kalau kita selalu bandingkan dengan Firman Tuhan agar kita bisa membedakan konsep mana yang benar dan mana yang salah.
July 16, 2020
Eps 42 - Choosing Life Partner
Trust in the Lord’s timing because He knows when and what is the best for us. There is no need to rush but instead wait patiently and surrender completely to Him.
July 10, 2020
Eps 41 - How to Implement Bible to Your Children
Living in these modern world, the roles of young generation have become even more significant. It is crucial for them to be taught according to His Words since little so when they are older, they will walk in the right path and become the salt and light amongst the people surronding them. As it says in Romans 10:17 - “So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.” ‭‭ Listen to the full podcast on how to implement Bible to children!
July 3, 2020
Eps 40 - Andy Ambarita Shares about Worship and Use of Social Media
Worship is about authenticity, being genuine, and understanding who you are worshipping. It’s not out of something that has been taught by others, but it’s the expression after we tasted and saw God’s love for us. Check our Spotify or Youtube for the full podcast. The podcast was recorded through Zoom, so you can see us on Youtube!
June 26, 2020
Eps 39 - Perjalanan Seorang Istri Pendeta
Surrounded with feminist movement has changed our perceptions about the roles of women and men especially in marriage. In this episode, one of our beloved leaders in women community shared some of her experiences throughout her marriage. How she manage her time and priorities, the role of a wife in a marriage and the meaning of marriage based on God's new covenant.
June 19, 2020
Eps 38 - Jadi Orang Tua Sebagai Orang Kristen Tuh Gimana Sih?
There is no manual book to parenting, and it is therefore challenging and chaotic. Thankfully we have Jesus and Holy Spirit in us, who is our source of wisdom, strength and grace to show us the right way of parenting our kids
June 12, 2020
Eps 37 - How Can You Still See God during Pandemic?
Surely, every single one of us here has seen ths impact of COVID-19 pandemic for the past few months. No matter where you live, you would have experienced firsthand the change in your lifestyle and things around you. So, how can we use this moment wisely to understand more about who He is and what His purpose is in our life? And how can we share the gospel and help others see His goodness and faithfulness during this pandemic? Listen to our friends sharing and testimony on how COVID-19 has impacted and changed them.
June 5, 2020
Eps 36 - Talking About Sanctification with Ps. Ray Kaunang
Don’t give up during ups and downs of sanctification process because our status before God will never change. Remember that obedience and sanctification is progressive
May 29, 2020
Eps 35 - When Quarter Life Crisis Attacks Me
Are you experiencing quarter life crisis? or do you already have your life all figured out? Quarter life crisis: 'A period of insecurity, doubt and disappointment surrounding your career, relationships and financial situation' Most people, even those who believe in Christ still have a chance to experience this. But we can approach this problem from different perspectives. In this episode, one of our friends will share how he went through the 'quarter life crisis' phase and sees Christ in every season of his life.
May 20, 2020
Eps 34 - Who Are We Living For?
Mark 12:30 (NLT) - And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength What is the most important thing in your life? What are your priorities? is it family? career? yourself? or Christ? I believe we are all called to live a life for Christ. The kind of life where Christ should be our first priority — even more than our own self. In this episode, we will talk more about how Paul lived his life purely for Christ and he loved Christ even more than himself.
May 13, 2020
Eps 33 - The Journey of Trusting God feat Tesa
In this podcast, one of our hosts, Tesa will share her life experience and spiritual growth through this community after 4 years residing in Melbourne. Listen more to her sharing and testimony, as she prepares to welcome the next season in her life 🙏🏻
May 6, 2020
Eps 32 - Reignite Your Fire for Evangelism
“Success that how I see it is seeing people move forward on their journey of discovering who Christ is. Conversion is a process, that’s not a fixed point. People come to faith over time.” That’s a bit of sneak peek of Ps Tina’s sharing on her evangelism journey. It has been three decades since the first time she evangelised and her passion is still as strong as ever. Listen to this podcast and you will be blessed!
April 29, 2020
Eps 31 - What to Do When You’re Waiting
Have you been praying about a situation in your life and found yourself waiting for a breakthrough? Are you wondering why the answer hasn’t come yet? No matter how big or small, waiting tends to fill us with anxiety, doubt and frustration. Sometimes when we pray long and hard about a situation in our life without receiving any answers, we just learn to live with it. We go on about our business, wondering if or when God will send the answer. But God does hear those prayers, and He’s working out the answers even though we may not know all the details. Our situation can change suddenly, quickly without warning. While waiting, our best option is to trust in the Lord and his timing. Our faith is never more stretched and grown than in the waiting periods of our lives. If you are in a season of waiting, I pray this message gives you strength to hold onto and press into the Lord. He was faithful before and He will be faithful now. In his perfect timing, we will see the fullness of his plan unfold.
April 23, 2020
Eps 30 - The Happiness of Those Who Trust In God
In the middle of a journey of escape that seems haywire, praises are still continually found on David's lips. "Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together." Psalms 34:3 The question to ask ourself today: Where are you choosing to look at? To our current 'haywire' situation or to the God who is constant and true?
April 15, 2020
Eps 29 - Surrender to God’s Will
It is not easy for us to surrender completely to God during times like this but let us be reminded again t hat our hope is only in Him and His mercy is new every morning so have faith and ask Him to reveal His purpose. Let’s be a blessing for people around us by spreading hope and positivity! . . “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:20-21‬ ‭NLT
April 8, 2020
Eps 28 - COVID-19 and Its Positive Sides
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:34 NIV For the past week, God bluntly spoke to me about this verse realizing that in the midst of this situation we need to know that as a christian, the important thing is to be the image of God Let us be the vessel by helping others. Listen to the podcast today on Spotify and Youtube
April 1, 2020
Eps 27 - (QnA)Cara Memilih Gereja Yang Benar (Memang Ada?)
When we hear or say that Christians need to grow more in Christ, do we really know what it means? Which should we do more; have discussions in a small community or listen to pastor sermons? What does it actually mean to grow in Christ? In this episode, Ps. Daniel will answer those questions and help us to understand more about the importance of both aspects!
March 25, 2020
Eps 26 - Memang Orang Kristen Puasa?
When we fast, we learn to let go of our desires, and instead, we learn to seek for what God’s wills are for our lives. In the midst of what is happening in this world, why don’t we take a step of faith to fast and pray together for COVID-19 and let His glory be revealed. Stay safe and be reminded that God is with us! Joshua 1:9 NLT “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.””
March 18, 2020
Eps 25 - Overcoming Fears with Faith
We see the whole world is being shaken by fears of virus, lack of supplies, economic fallout, etc. As a Christian, God has taught us to put aside our fears and have faith in Him despite the circumstances. It’s not easy to do that when everything arounds you suggested the opposite. Let’s listen to this sharing from our friend on how to overcome your fears with faith. . . “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭NLT
March 11, 2020
Eps 24 - Tips on Reading The Bible
Bible - Some of you might see Bible as a thick book with many stories, advices, and confusing parables. In this podcast, Ps Denny gives some handy tips on reading Bible. Let’s listen to this podcast and learn together!
March 4, 2020
Eps 23 - Seeking God
"Seeking God" is a phrase that can be found in many sermons, songs, and prayers. It is something that we 'have' to do as a disciple of Christ — to always seek God with all our hearts. But do we really understand the meaning of that phrase? What does the Bible say about it? And more importantly, how do we actually 'seek God'? In this morning dew session, one of our friends will share a little bit of his experience and help us to understand more about the meaning of seeking God
February 26, 2020
Eps 22 - Knowing Christ
What are the things you wanted most in this life? Is it money, power, or love? Those good things are given by God to us, but when we put those good gifts as our ultimate goal we have turned it into our god.
February 19, 2020
Eps 21 - From Best Friend to Marriage
Satu pasangan ini pertama-tama dimulai dengan kata-kata klasik, "Ah kita mah temenan baik doang." Fast forward beberapa tahun kemudian, Kevin dan Ribka pun sekarang dipersatukan Tuhan sebagai pasangan suami-istri. Penasaran apa yang terjadi? Atau ingin tahu saja apa sih lika-liku relationship antara orang percaya? Listen to this week's podcast to find out more!
February 12, 2020
Eps 20 - (QnA) Soulmate in Christian Belief
“Kapan ya jodohku datang, Tuhan...😔”. Pernahkah kamu galau kayak gini? Atau mungkin kamu pengen tahu apakah pacarmu yang sekarang adalah yang terbaik untukmu? Listen to our Q&A session with Ci Linda & her husband, Ko Denny, to know more!
February 5, 2020
Eps 19 - (QnA) When Your Anxiety Kicks In
When thinking about the future that’s full of uncertainty, we tend to worry a lot. Without realising, that sometimes we question ourselves and God. Will I ever get a job? Will I be able to survive with this amount of money? When is God going to give me this and that? and so on.. In this episode, we will discuss more on how to deal with worry by hearing the word of God
January 29, 2020
Eps 18 - What’s your godly and worldly goals?
It’s 2020! It’s time to make our new year’s resolution! A lot of things may go through your head and placing the goals you wanted to achieve this year. Join us in this podcast with Ps Daniel Prajogo in discussing how we, as Christian, build our resolution 😌
January 23, 2020
Eps 17 - (QnA) Tuhan Bicara Lewat Mimpi? Benar / Salah?
Have u ever wondered if God still talk to His people until this moment? Do you believe that He can talk to us through dreams and visions? These days, it might be hard to differentiate God's voice from the world or even yourself. So, in this episode Ps. Harry will answer this question and explain further about it.
January 15, 2020
Eps 16 - (QnA) HELP!!! Saya Bosan Hidup!!
In this episode, we’re going to answer a question submitted by our listener on “what do I do if I feel giving up on my life?” It is never easy to pick up our spirit when we feel down, frustrated, or even giving up on everything. Remember that God is not leaving you through these struggles and dark season alone, He’s by your side, He loves you too much ♥️
January 8, 2020
Eps 15 - From loving sin to loving God ft. Ps Harry Setiono
In this podcast, Ps Harry Setiono will share his experience of being on fire in God for more than 20 years. He once was known as the first Indonesian DJ in renowned night club in Sydney, but God touched his heart and transformed his life. Until now, he is known as a man of prayer which loyally serving the Lord everyday.
January 1, 2020
Eps 14 - Christmas is .....
How’s your Christmas? Did you get caught up with your to do lists? It is so easy for us to get so busy in this seasons that lead us too missed what Christmas truly means. • Join us in this episode in discussion of what this jolly season means to us 🙂
December 24, 2019
Eps 13 - Disappointment
Matthew 11:28 NIV Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.   When we get something that does not meet our expectation or being treated not as what we expected, we often feel disappointed with our surroundings, situations, or even our closest friends/family. This podcast will discuss about disappointment from biblical point of view and how we should deal with disappointment.
December 18, 2019
Eps 11 - Finding Hope and Strength in Jesus
Have you ever felt like giving up on your journey with God? Where it seems like you're going in circles and can't win from your current situation. In this episode of morningdew, one of our friends will share more about her thoughts on finding hope in Jesus, even in the midst of our struggles.
December 4, 2019
Eps 10 - A Christian Journey: Jennifer Chandra
This week we discuss about our friend’s, Jennifer Chandra, experience on the first time she decided to follow Jesus. She also shares her view on being a Christian. Listen to this podcast to be blessed by her sharing 😁
November 27, 2019
Eps 9 - Building Intimacy with God
As a believer in Christ, we have a specific path in our life where God wants to lead us for a greater purpose and we can understand His will for us when we build a deep intimacy with Him. It is important in our journey with God to always seek His face with all our heart, ask more of Him, and knock His door to know His will in our life.
November 20, 2019
Eps 8 - Dari Pengguna Narkoba Sampai Jadi Pastor with Ps. Riza Solihin
Do you believe that God can use anyone to spread the Gospel? In this week’s episode, join us as we talk with Ps. Riza Solihin on how God calls him from the most unlikely of places.
November 13, 2019
Eps 7 - What it takes to be more like Christ
As a believer, we know that from the moment we are born again until we meet our Creator, our purpose is to be more like Christ. However, have you ever ponder on what ‘being more like Christ’ really means? In this episode, Ps, Gideon will help us to understand more and explain how to have Christ’s character. So, don’t forget to listen and follow Cultivated podcast in Spotify and Youtube!
November 6, 2019
Eps 6 - Mission Trip To The Philippines (3/3)
For those of you who have been waiting for the next part of our Mission Trip story, wait no more! Be excited because it will also conclude the series!
October 31, 2019
Eps 5 - Mission Trip To The Philippines (2/3)
As a continuation of our first part, now our friends Elvi and Jane will tell you all about their stories on their trip to the Philippines, from all the hardships to the blessings they’ve received there.
October 30, 2019
Eps 4 - Mission Trip To The Philippines (1/3)
Let’s listen to the amazing journey of Josie, Pauline and Cori, who went to secluded area of Mindoro and Batangas in the Philippines to spread the gospel of Jesus.
October 29, 2019
Eps 3 - Maintaining Godly Values ( Devotion )
If you’re a part of the young Jeremiah generation, have you wondered on how to maintain your God-given values as a Christian in a secular world? Join us in this second devotion with bang Daud as he discusses principles from Matthew 13:24-30, one of the seven Kingdom parables God has taught us.
October 22, 2019
Eps 2 - Q&A with Ps. Rubin Adi Abraham
Have you ever wonder on how you should deal with friends who support LGBT? Wondering on ways to make an impact in the society as a youth in this current generation? Tune in as Gereja Bethel Indonesia's senior pastor, Ps. Rubin Adi Abraham, answers many of your anonymously asked questions in this episode!
October 18, 2019
Eps 1 - You Are Precious in His Eyes ( Devotion )
Do you ever ponder if anyone loves and cares about you? If you have, do not fear, as Jesus says in Isaiah 43:4 that we are precious and honoured in His sight. Come and listen more to this first episode as we reflect more on how Jesus actually loves us, even when you feel no other human being could.
October 16, 2019
Eps 0 - Introduction to Cultivated Podcast
This episode is the introduction episode for Cultivated Podcast. Let's get to know each other!
September 30, 2019