My name is Dale Tedder and I’m here to help you faithfully follow Jesus Christ in every sphere of your life - your personal life, at home with your family, your workplace, your community... just to name a few. Consisting of Bible study, cultural engagement, worldview analysis, spiritual direction, and pastoral care, the goal of this podcast is to help you better understand the Christian faith and how it should holistically impact the various spheres of your life. If you want to learn how to grow and flourish in your faith and life, this podcast is for you.
Today we learn about how the Holy Spirit worked in the life and ministry of Stephen, in the Book of Acts. This Holy Spirit who worked in Stephen is the same Spirit who has moved in and through the lives of followers of Jesus for two thousand years. And the good news is this same Holy Spirit can work in and through your life too!! Just imagine what God might do when we trust him and step out in dependence upon his powerful Spirit.
This is the fourth lesson in our series on Spiritual Power. This lesson focuses on what has to first happen in our lives before we can begin living the spiritual life. God must first do a work to awaken us to our need for him. He must also take up residence in our lives before we can even desire to live the spiritual life, much less actually do so. Join me as we learn more about this from John 3:1-8.
The Holy Spirit spoke and worked in ancient times. He moved mightily in and through the biblical writers. But does the Holy Spirit still speak today? That's a little of what we'll be talking about in this third lesson of our series, "Spiritual Power."
This is the first lesson in the series, The Spiritual Life. This first part is on spiritual power and focuses on the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit. This lesson is an introduction to who the Holy Spirit is.
This is the seventh lesson on the Book of James in our series, "Living Wisely in Turbulent Times." In this lesson we discuss James 1:22-27. In particular, we take a look at how we can deceive ourselves by going through the motions of empty or useless religion instead of enjoying the fruitful and flourishing life God intends through both the hearing and doing of his Word. Please enjoy this episode and then make sure to share it with a friend.
This is Lesson 6 in our series in James called, "Living Wisely in Turbulent Times." In this lesson, David and I discuss the differences between righteous and unrighteous anger, and how we can tell the difference in our own lives. This is a very timely topic and God's Word has a lot to say about it.
Have you ever thought of yourself as an atheist? Maybe you believe in God and that’s the farthest thing from your mind. In today’s podcast we’re going to think about how we may actually be living a little more like atheists than we care to admit.
Have you ever really thought about how deeply you are loved by God? I don’t think we can ever fully appreciate it. But in today’s episode we’re going to take a look at what God did on our behalf by communicating his love for us through the person and work of his Son, Jesus Christ. “His life for ours” really is a key principle of the universe and sets the tone for who we are.
This is the last episode of a three-part series on being a disciple of Jesus Christ in every sphere of life. Today we’re going to be looking at what it means to live as the light of the world. How can we shine the light of Jesus Christ in the world in which we live? That’s what we’re going to be looking at in today’s podcast.
This is Lesson 5 in our ongoing series on the Book of James. Our series is entitled, "Living Wisely in Turbulent Times." Today Rev. David Preston and I discuss what it means to be a good listener in our communication with others and how ungodly anger can move us in the wrong direction.
In our day of the coronavirus, economic turbulence, racial pain and tension, as well as other agonizing struggles, the world is in desperate need of the salt and light influence of the gospel of Jesus Christ and his kingdom people.
Hey guys, check out this week's lesson that we're calling, "Your Deepest Desires Realized." This is Lesson 4 in our ongoing series, "Living Wisely in Turbulent Times," based on the Book of James. Our Scripture for this lesson is James 1:13-18.
In this episode we will take a look at what the Bible has to say about the importance of the Christian mind. To think Christianly brings glory and honor to God. And, it’s how our lives can be transformed into the likeness of Christ as we learn and live according to God‘s will.
Ian and I had a great discussion this week, but we need your help. Listen to this week's podcast and then let us know some things you would like to learn more about and how we can think more Christianly about them.
This week on Walking Points, Ian and I discuss what it means for Christians to be the light of the world. I also turned the tables on Ian and got him to share a little about his ministry, Amplify, and the "good works" that help point folks to Christ.
What does it mean for a Christian to be an influence in the world today? How can we effectively serve Christ and others by living as the salt and light he declared we already are? Those are two of the questions Ian and I try to tackle this week.
This week Ian and I are talking about The Beatitudes, found in Matthew 5:1-12. To get ready for this week's podcast, why not read these verses and think about what they may mean and how closely you resemble the Christian Jesus is describing in these verses. That can be a painful exercise, but it can also bear much fruit as you prayerfully ask the Lord to help you conform more and more to his likeness.
But remember what we shared in the last episode: Such Christlike character presupposes new birth in Christ. You cannot simply "will" it to happen or accomplish it merely through disciplined effort. It starts with a whole new heart that must first replace your old heart. This happens through the work of God's Spirit bringing about regeneration and you responding by repenting of your sins and trusting the Lord Jesus Christ with your whole life.
Ian and I are back with a great discussion on the Sermon on the Mount. Just why did Jesus teach what he did in Matthew 5-7? This week we begin talking about that as well as introducing next week's topic, The Beatitudes.
What does it look like to live faithfully for God in the world in which we live? This week Ian and I are talking about a new study coming up, "Kingdom Life in a Fallen World," based on the Sermon on the Mount.
What does it mean to live your life for the sake of others? What does it mean to die to yourself so that your children may bear much, good, and lasting fruit? That's what Jesus means when he says we must die to ourselves and live for others. That is how Jesus lived. That is how he died. That's what we will talk about on today's podcast.
In this episode Ian Stake and I discuss work. Should we think of our jobs as only a career, a way to make money, or even a way to provide for your family? Or is can there be (should there be) an even larger purpose involved?
We practice the spiritual disciplines to grow in godliness but what exactly is godliness and what are the spiritual disciplines and how in the world do we practice them? That's what we're talking about in today's podcast.
In this podcast we will look at what it means to be a marketplace ambassador. In particular we will briefly go over 10 attributes of what a person who represents Christ in the workplace ought to look like.
From the archives, this is an introduction to a Walking Points Podcast I did a couple of years ago with a coworker. These archives contain some great conversations that we had on things that men, who seek to live a Christian life, face every day. I hope you enjoy these.
Not all spirituality is Christian spirituality. Not all things that are considered miracles or necessarily from God. As Christians, we need to learn to discern. That's what today's podcast is all about.
Contrary to what some people may think, wisdom does not come automatically. Just the opposite in fact. It takes intentionality, lots of discipline, and a desire to pursue it. That's what we will be talking about in today's podcast.