The E.A.R. Podcast

The E.A.R. Podcast

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By Brandon M Queen
Welcome to The E. A. R., where we talk about the gospel and where we focus on God! Our goal is to tackle some of the hard questions that arise in our faith, or the secular questions that challenge us. We are Evangelical and Reformed!
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The Beauty of the Church in the Old & New Testament a Lecture with David Hoffelmyer and Aaron White - S2 Ep 10
The Beauty of the Church in the Old & New Testament a Lecture with David Hoffelmyer and Aaron White - S2 Ep 10 Introduction to this Episode: This lecture session highlights C. S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters and the transitions to the Church in the Old and New Testament. David Hoffelmyer mentions several passages in Bible to support his argument and he points the Westminster Confession of Faith to bring his argument home. He delivers his lecture in a way that all can understand and relate. Dr. Aaron White adds to this lecture by highlighting the early church gatherings featured in the book of Acts. Aaron was featured in season two on his essay, but during this lecture he brings out a question "What about the gathered church in the New Testament in the book of Acts?" Aaron expands his essay and gives a little bit more on the early church gatherings. About the Teaching Elders: Aaron W. White (PhD, Bristol University) is pastor of First Presbyterian Church in South Charleston, Ohio. He and his wife, Sarah, have been married for 13 years and have six kids. Aaron’s passion is to combine the responsible and thorough  study of God’s Word with contextual strategy to see God’s people grow into the depth of character and breadth of influence to bring the gospel to their respective settings. Aaron has published one book called The Earliest Perceptions of Jesus in Context (co-edited with Craig A. Evans and David Wenham, Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2018), and has two others in preparation; Who Created Christianity? (coedited with Craig A. Evans, Hendrickson), and The Prophets Agree: The Function of the Book of the Twelve in Acts (Brill). Pastor Dave is excited to be learning the Christian life together with his family and his church family at Trinity Presbyterian Church here in Sparta. Dave grew up in Northwest Missouri and gradually migrated southeast for college at Mizzou in Columbia. Following his marriage to Christina Brunette, he worked as a teacher and completed seminary studies at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Now, as an ordained pastor, Dave is passionate about Jesus and learning to follow him alongside the people of TPC. When Dave isn’t doing “pastor stuff” he likes to play guitar and sing with his wife Christina, read good fiction or history, go for a run, or play with his kids. Highlights to consider: As mentioned, this lecture is filled with bible verses that talk about the church. Extend your personal study and read this verses at your leisure. Exodus 28:1-5 Leviticus 16:1-5 1 Kings 6 Ezra 3:10-13 Psalm 48 PURCHASE YOUR COPY OF THE BEAUTY OF THE LOCAL CHURCH BY CLICKING HERE! Ministry to Sponsor: Are you or your congregation considering taking a trip to the Holy Land? I urge you to contact Christy Lundy with Bucket List Travels for your travel itinerary and planning from A to Z. Christy can be reached on Facebookor email Platforms:Google Spotify Stitcher PocketCasts
1:05:29
July 19, 2019
Preparing for Worship a Lecture with Paul Bammel - S2 EP 9
Season 2 Episode 9 - Preparing for Worship a Lecture with Paul Bammel Introduction to Episode:During episode 9 of season 2, we take a different approach in a lecture format. We discuss preparing for worship how are a are to be clear in the presence of our God. Co-Host: Pastor Paul Bammel is the Senior Pastor at Bethany Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Havertown, PA. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the university of Kansas and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Convell Theological Seminary. Paul has been married to his wife, Amanda, since 2008, and they have two kids, Kate and Luke. Paul Enjoys playing ice hockey and eating hamburgers and cheesesteaks. Podcast Episode Summary:In this lecture we talk about what is necessary to prepare our hearts for worship. Paul tells us how he prepares his heart and what he does to allow his congregation to partake in the preparation with him. PURCHASE YOUR COPY OF THE BEAUTY OF THE LOCAL CHURCH BY CLICKING HERE! Ministry to Sponsor: Are you or your congregation considering taking a trip to the Holy Land? I urge you to contact Christy Lundy with Bucket List Travels for your travel itinerary and planning from A to Z. Christy can be reached on Facebookor email Platforms:GoogleSpotifyStitcherPocketCasts
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July 12, 2019
The Church as a Witness - A Brief Proposal for a Form of Proclamation with David Feiser - S2 EP 8
Season 2 Episode 8 – The Church as Witness: A Brief Proposal for a Form of Proclamation with David Feiser Introduction to Episode: During episode 8 of season 2, we dive into a dialogue that puts the Church as witness. We cover the definition of Church and we look at sever bible verse to help support our claim. We discuss key terms such as “being known and read by all” and we go back to the Westminster Confession of Faith to point out what the church is. Co-Host: Pastor Dave has a long history in ministry, working in youth ministry, as well as adult discipleship. He's led congregational mission trips to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota and the Wade Center in Bluefield, West Virginia. A graduate of Penn State, Pastor Dave earned a Master of Theological Studies at Palmer Theological Seminary outside of Philadelphia, and then to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, where he received a Ph.D. in Theological Studies with a concentration in Systematic Theology. He lives in Dallastown with his wife, Sarah, and their three children. Pastor Dave is excited to serve Round Hill EPC by equipping the saints for the good works the Lord has prepared. Podcast Episode Summary: In this episode, we talk about Trinitarian Foundation, and Communicative Union. We dive deeper into the WCF and WSC to support our dialogue. We explore bible verse that gives us our mission and what we ought to be doing as Christians. During the dialogue we anwer the question, “what is the Lord’s word proclaimed?” Below is a list of resources and bible verse pertaining to this episode. Romans 4:5, 1 Cor. 12:12, Eph 5:31-32 Trinitarian Foundation and Communicative Union  The Gospel Comes with a House Key Matthew 28:17-20 and Acts 1:8 PURCHASE YOUR COPY OF THE BEAUTY OF THE LOCAL CHURCH BY CLICKING HERE! Ministry to Sponsor: Are you or your congregation considering taking a trip to the Holy Land? I urge you to contact Christy Lundy with Bucket List Travels for your travel itinerary and planning from A to Z. Christy can be reached on Facebook or email Platforms: GoogleSpotifyStitcherPocketCasts
1:32:01
July 5, 2019
Christ as the Head of the Church with Scott Redd, Jr - S2 E7
Season 2 Episode 7 – Christ as the Head of the Church with Scott Redd, Jr Introduction to Episode: During episode 7 of season 2, we discuss Christ and His role in the church. During our dialogue, we answer server questions that point us to the biblical version of Christ and His headship over His church, the bride. We as a church body must understand that Christ's role in the church is CEO, mission and vision statement, human resources and much more. Co-Host: Dr. Scott Redd is the president and an associate professor of Old Testament at the Washington, D.C., campus of Reformed Theological Seminary. Scott began his career at the Burson-Marsteller office in downtown Washington, D.C., where he was involved in media consultation for multiple national and international corporate clients. He decided to leave the business world to pursue a Master of Divinity at RTS in Orlando, Fla., and then went on to complete his doctoral dissertation in the Department of Semitic Language and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at the Catholic University of America. During his doctoral studies, he taught at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, M.D., and ministered at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, N.C. Scott is married to the love of his life, Jennifer, and together they have five daughters. Podcast Episode Summary: In this episode, we talk about Christ and His headship. We discuss several types of headships in the Christian circle that may better help you understand Christ’s role in the church and were we fall in place. No pastor, elder, deacon, stated clerk or presiding bishops are the true head of the church, Christ is! In this episode, we look at the different types of headship listed below: Representative Headship Unitive Headship Eschatological Headship Matthew 28:18 PURCHASE YOUR COPY OF THE BEAUTY OF THE LOCAL CHURCH BY CLICKING HERE! Ministry to Sponsor: Are you or your congregation considering taking a trip to the Holy Land? I urge you to contact Christy Lundy with Bucket List Travels for your travel itinerary and planning from A to Z. Christy can be reached on Facebook or email Stay tuned for Presbyterian History at the end of this episode! Platforms: Google Spotify Stitcher PocketCasts
1:08:35
June 28, 2019
The Beauty of the Singing Church: Making the Case for Sacred Music with Yvonne Chapman - S2 E6
Season 2 Episode 6 – The Beauty of the Singing Church: Making the Case for Sacred Music with Yvonne Chapman Introduction to Episode:During episode 6 of season 2, we dive into a dialogue that discusses the importance for sacred music and its importance to the church. We are called to worship God through song and our gift is music to return to Him. Co-Host: Yvonne serves on the Permanent Judicial Commission of the EPC and is a Ruling Elder at Faith Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Tennessee, where she sings in the chapel choir and teaches adult Sunday School.She received a Juris Doctorate, a Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice, magna cum laude, and a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice, cum laude, at the University of Memphis. She was inducted into Mortar Board Honor Society, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and recognized by Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She has published civics education articles and produced patriotic civics education programs. She is an ardent reader, enjoys creative writing, bicycling and supporting Memphis Tigers football. Podcast Episode Summary:In this episode, we talk about why sacred music is important and what is considered sacred music. We answer basic questions such as Why music in the church?, How can music inspire the Church every Sunday?Along with other questions we answer, we also dive into the WCF 26.2 and the EPC Book of Order on how the EPC is to worship. PURCHASE YOUR COPY OF THE BEAUTY OF THE LOCAL CHURCH BY CLICKING HERE! Ministry to Sponsor:Are you or your congregation considering taking a trip to the Holy Land? I urge you to contact Christy Lundy with Bucket List Travels for your travel itinerary and planning from A to Z. Christy can be reached on Facebookor email Platforms: GoogleSpotifyStitcherPocketCasts
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June 21, 2019
The Church in the Old Testament with Michael J. Glodo - S2 Ep 5
Season 2 Episode 5 – The Church in the Old Testament with Michael J. Glodo Introduction to Episode: During episode 5 of season 2, we dive into a dialogue that describes the Old Testament Church and how we, the New Testament church cannot shake the OT church. Dr. Glodo deeply explains the reason for the OT church and how God shows His power and mercy through the ages. Co-Host: The Rev. Michael J. Glodo- Professor Glodo has served on the faculty at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Orlando since 1991 (I was like three years old). Professor Glodo temporarily abandoned his post at RTS of six years as as he served as the Stated Clerk (Chief Administrative Officer) of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (2000-2006). During that time he has taught Old Testament, New Testament, Preaching, Theology of Ministry and a variety of electives. For most of the last ten years, Professor Glodo has also served as Dean of the Chapel as he plans, leads, coordinates, and preaches in the weekly chapel services. Professor Glodo earned a bachelor of science from the University of Illinois and a master of divinity along with a master of theology form Covenant Theological Seminary. Top it all off, he did Ph.D. studies at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Yes. Professor Glodo knows this topic and has published several articles. His latest article was published in the Westminster Society Journal so go check that out. Podcast Episode Summary: In this episode, we talk about why hymns are based on the OT and what their significance is to the church today.We discuss why should the NT church aspire the status of the OT church. Prof. Glodo has been on the show before with his previous interview on “What is Prayer?” Sola Ecclesia Glory in the Church Good Soil PURCHASE YOUR COPY OF THE BEAUTY OF THE LOCAL CHURCH BY CLICKING HERE! Ministry to Sponsor:Are you or your congregation considering taking a trip to the Holy Land? I urge you to contact Christy Lundy with Bucket List Travels for your travel itinerary and planning from A to Z. Christy can be reached on Facebook or email Platforms: GoogleSpotifyStitcherPocketCasts
1:16:22
June 14, 2019
Common Grace: A Tool for Common Ground in the Public Square with Case Thorp - S2 Ep4
Season 1 Episode 4 - Common Grace: A Tool for Common Ground in the Public Square with Case Thorp Introduction to Episode: During episode 2 of season 4, we dive into this interview and talks about common grace. We fully discuss that common grace is a tool for common ground in the public square. Are we understanding that our professions is an expression of God’s common grace? Let us grow together in Christ Jesus! Co-Host: Dr. Case Thorp is the Senior Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Orlando, Florida. Case is married to Jodi and together they have three amazing children, Alexandra, Charles and Brooks. Case and his family have enjoyed the downtown Orlando area as their home since 2005. Case had earn several degrees from several colleges…smart man!! Case has served as pastor in New Jersey, Texas, California, and Louisiana. He writes, blogs, and presents for the growing faith. He also leads the team over at The Collaborative and is having too much fun doing it! Read some of his editorials and blog posts at www.casethorp.com Podcast Episode Summary: In this episode, we look at what common grace is and how it is applied to us through the father. Case said he attempts to call for resurgence for common grace. He also stated he wanted the mundane person know their work was glorifying God. Case points out six benefits to common grace and the are all worth hearing. WCF 10.4 Tim Keller’s Definition on Dualism Ephesians 5:27 PURCHASE YOUR COPY OF THE BEAUTY OF THE LOCAL CHURCH BY CLICKING HERE! Notable Quotes: "The simple fact that we can lift up God together and talk about common grace is the beauty within the local church"- Brandon Queen | "It helps Christ's followers frame their own work as an expression to God's mission of the world."- Case Thorp Ministry to Sponsor: Are you or your congregation considering taking a trip to the Holy Land? I urge you to contact Christy Lundy with Bucket List Travels for your travel itinerary and planning from A to Z. Christy can be reached on Facebook or email Platforms: GoogleSpotifyStitcherPocketCasts
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June 7, 2019
Motivation Monday - The Last Motivation for Now #10
Motivation Monday - The Last Motivation for Now #10 This will be the last motivation Monday published for a while or forever. We have not made a definite decision on this segment. Due to upcoming travel and show changes we are canceling this segment to allow for a brand new segment to emerge in the future that will be a biweekly publication! This will be put in place to have a better connection with our listeners. I hope this segment was able to motivate you and get you going through the week! We will continue our weekly Friday episodes so stay tune for those. However, this segment is based on Romans 8:18. We need to remember that our present suffering will transformed to our enjoyment but to God's glory. Please push forward this week and carry on for your God is with you and he is near evermore!  Click Romans 8:18 to see what the verse says!
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June 3, 2019
Early Church Gatherings in Acts with Aaron White - S2 Ep3
Season 1 Episode 3 - Early Church Gatherings in Acts Introduction to Episode: During episode 3 of season 2, we take a look at the early church in Acts. During our conversation, we break down Acts chapter 2 in a way that the common person can intellectually understand the meaning of Acts. Join us as we deliver great content to your ears. Co-Host: Aaron W. White (PhD, Bristol University) is pastor of First Presbyterian Church in South Charleston, Ohio. He and his wife, Sarah, have been married for 13 years and have six kids. Aaron’s passion is to combine the responsible and thorough  study of God’s Word with contextual strategy to see God’s people grow into the depth of character and breadth of influence to bring the gospel to their respective settings. Aaron has published one book called The Earliest Perceptions of Jesus in Context (co-edited with Craig A. Evans and David Wenham, Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2018), and has two others in preparation; Who Created Christianity? (coedited with Craig A. Evans, Hendrickson), and The Prophets Agree: The Function of the Book of the Twelve in Acts (Brill). Podcast Episode Summary: In Acts, we see that the Holy Spirit is calling us together. During this dialogue, we discuss several Greek terms used in Acts and how the fit with the text. Aaron gives us the six major characteristics of the gatherings of Acts and then closes out the conversation with who to read Acts as if you are in the middle east during that time period. Ezekiel 36  Acts 2, 10, 11, 15, 16:35 Amos 9 Ministry to Sponsor: Are you or your congregation considering taking a trip to the Holy Land? I urge you to contact Christy Lundy with Bucket List Travels for your travel itinerary and planning from A to Z. Christy can be reached on Facebook or email Platforms: GoogleSpotifyStitcherPocketCasts
1:11:16
May 31, 2019
Motivation Monday - A Time To Remember #9
Motivation Monday - A Time To Remember #9 As we remember the fallen heros of this country, we must remember that by God's sovereign grace, we are able to live freely in these Great United States. Despite our political views we stand united and if believers in Christ, we stand united as one in Him, the Bride. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 is the verse referenced in the beginning of this episode. 8 year United States Marine veteran, Robert Marulli shares his thoughts on Memorial Day and gives us great inspiration on what we should remember.  Music Title: In Honor | Music by: David Fesliyan | FesliyanStudios.com
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May 27, 2019
The Beauty of the Local Church with Rev. Dr. Matthew Everhard - S2 - Ep2
Season 2 Episode 2: The Beauty of the Local Church with Rev. Dr. Matthew Everhard Introduction to Episode: During episode 2 of season 2, we discuss the beauty of the local church and its purpose. We tackle statements that are thought provoking. We answer questions that most people have, like what does catholic really  mean? Is organized religion wrong? What does reformed worship look like? All of these questions are answered in this episode. Co-Host: .Rev. Dr. Matthew Everhard is the Senior Pastor at Faith Church, EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church) in Brooksville, Florida. Matthew is married to his wife Kelly and has three children,  Soriah, Elijah, and Simone. Matthew is not only a pastor/theologian but a writer and publisher. Matthew is the general editor for the Westminster Society Journal. Matthew's latest work his the publication of his dissertation on Jonathan Edwards, "A Theology of Joy: Jonathan Edwards and Eternal Happiness in the Holy Trinity" Podcast Episode Summary: The Church is necessary. Its role and purpose are needed in a world  that does not seek the church. We dive into defining the Greek word ecclesia and how the church multiplies God's sovereign grace. In today's world, we have people that "worship" Beyonce and the band U2 and call it church. As Rev. Dr. Everhard explains, we are the "the called out ones" and we the church, should never cater to what the people desire in order to get them to come to church.  WCF 5.3, 21.1,  Acts 2 Isaiah 11:9, Hab 2:14 Ministry to Sponsor: Please Support Tamika Smith on her Mission Trip to Uganda! Go Fund Here or Cash App $MikaOnAMission  Through her passion for sharing the Gospel with the world, this will be her first time out of the country and what a better way for her to spend her time out of the United States. Please join me in helping her reach her goal to bring the gospel to Uganda! Bucket List Travels is a new traveling agency that focuses on faith based trips! Platforms: Google Spotify Stitcher PocketCasts
50:16
May 24, 2019
Motivation Monday - Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah #8
Motivation Monday - Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah #8 This is an old hymn of the church. We often need to be reminded that our guide is Jehovah. No other can guide like him, no other can deliver you like him. No there is no other can open now the crystal fountain, whence the healing stream doth flow. Jehovah is our supreme guide! “Open now the crystal fountain, whence the healing stream doth flow; Let the fire and cloudy pillar lead me all my journey through; Strong deliverer, strong deliverer, Be thou still my strength and shield, Be thou still my strength and shield” Excerpt from “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah William Williams Pg 682 of the Celebration Hymnal “The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs”. Isa 58:11
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May 20, 2019
The Church is a Place You Go with Cameron Shaffer - S2 - Ep1
Season 2 Episode 1 - The Church is a Place You Go Introduction to Episode: During the first episode of season 2, we discuss the importance of going to a "church" and worshipping with like believers in the faith. Most people think that the church is just a building that you go, but they miss the meaning of the word church. Yes, a church building is a place you go to worship as a church, as one body. We are to be the visible church functioning in union with the catholic church. Co-Host: Cameron Shaffer has an M.Div from Redeemer Theological Seminary and an M.Th from the University of Glasgow. He is the Associate Pastor at North Oaks Community Church in Clarkston, Michigan, where he lives with his wife and son. Cameron holds his ordination with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Podcast Episode Summary: During Season 2, we will ask ourselves questions that pertain to the local church and its visibility. The WCF 25.2 refers to the visible church as the catholic or universal church under the gospel. We discuss the role of a pastor who leads a congregation on terms of church being a place to go. WCF 25.2, 4 WLC 64-66 Isaiah 33:22 Matthew 18:15-20, John 20:23 Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 31 Q 83-85 Notable Quotes: "No Christian has ever been called to walk alone in his or her own faith. We need on another. The church was designed from the beginning to function as the living body of Christ on Earth." - Brandon Queen " "Why would you not go to church to worship God, why would avoid going to church to worship God" - Cameron S. Shaffer   Ministry to Sponsor: Please Support Tamika Smith on her Mission Trip to Uganda! Go Fund Here or Cash App $MikaOnAMission  Through her passion for sharing the Gospel with the world, this will be her first time out of the country and what a better way for her to spend her time out of the United States. Please join me in helping her reach her goal to bring the gospel to Uganda! Platforms: Google Spotify Stitcher PocketCasts
1:05:31
May 17, 2019
Season Two - The Beauty of the Local Church Series
The Beauty of the Local Church Series - Season Two  “To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:21)   In volume three of the Westminster Society Journal, our contributors consider the important role of the local church in the Kingdom of God. Viewed dismissively as totally irrelevant by some and simply unnecessary by others, our authors argue precisely in the opposite direction: despite many critiques, the local church is beautiful, necessary, and deeply meaningful. She is after all, the Bride of Christ. Not only is the local church indispensable in the lives of ordinary believers, but it is the very means through which the Gospel of Jesus Christ is carried to our broken and hurting world. Working from a robustly biblical and theological perspective, each of these essays argues for a soundly biblical, and theologically moored conception of the local church. Contributors for this volume include local pastors, church elders, New and Old Testament scholars, and seminary professors.   The Westminster Society exists as a networking group to promote fellowship and unity amidst Reformed churches, and to foster biblical scholarship and confessional churchmanship among believers and church leaders.
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May 13, 2019
Motivation Monday - My Jesus I Love Thee #7
Motivation Monday - My Jesus I Love Thee #7 “I’ll love Thee in life; I will love Thee in death and praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath. And say when the death-dew lies cold on my brow. If ever I love Thee, my Jesus, ‘Tis now.   This is the inspiration that gets us through the rough times! Just remember that JESUS is ENOUGH! He is enough when we suffer, He is enough when we grow weary, He is enough in all things! Jesus is enough! Excerpt from “My Jesus, I Love Thee” William R. Featherston Pg 79 “We love because He first loved us” 1 John 4:19
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May 13, 2019
The Recap of Season 1 on Prayer S1 - Ep11
Season 1 Episode 11 - The Recap of Season 1 on Prayer After a long break away from the mic, the PALs get together for a comprehensive recap on all of the episodes in Season 1 and give feedback each episode. The PALs spent a great deal of time re-listening to each episode to provide their feedback on each episode.  Keep in mind that we are not theologians and we do not know everything, yet we try our best to help our listeners understand the meaning of each episode and the purpose of the question. Season 1 will have two bonus episodes! Stay tuned for them!
1:13:52
May 10, 2019
Motivation Monday - Woe To Me! #6
Motivation Monday - Woe To Me! #6 - With Rev. Bill Crawford of First Presbyterian Church of Thibodaux, Louisiana This is one of the most motivational sermons I have heard from Pastor Bill and thought this would be a good time to share it with the world. Pastor Bill Crawford says woe to the things that may bind him up and cause harm to others. He says "Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!" As Christians we are all put on this earth to Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever!! This Excerpt if from the Sermon - Run is Such a Way! Join First Presbyterian Church in Thibodaux, Louisiana as we deliver you a word from God through his words. Pastor Bill reminds us that we have been called to GLORIFY GOD AND ENJOY HIM FOREVER. This sermon was preached in October of 2011. Recommended Links: First Presbyterian Church Thibodaux | First Presbyterian Church Houma | Bayou Christian
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April 29, 2019
Motivation Monday - Live Like A People Redeemed #5
Day after Easter! Our atonement has a purpose. His resurrection delivered us from the wrath of God. Let’s live like a People redeemed.   "In death, an atonement was made; in resurrection, the perfect sinlessness of Jesus was vindicated." —R.C. Sproul  "Crucified, dead, and buried, He rose on the third day, ascended to heaven, and will come again in glory and judgment." Learn more at ChristologyStatement.com. 
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April 22, 2019
I Pray, But I Really Don't Like to Pray - S1 Ep10
Season 1 Episode 10 - I Pray, But I Really Don't Like to Pray Introduction to Episode: During this episode, we look at how Christians pray but don't like to pray. We as Christians let our feelings get int the way and we become lazy and complacent in our prayer life with the Father. Throughout the episode, we talk about personal moments when the flesh got in the way of spending time with the father. We are reminded that we can tell the Father how we feel even to the point of not wanting to pray. Co-Host: Originally from Welsh, LA, Rev. Bo Kyle is an Assistant Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Meridian Mississippi. Before Bo’s arrival at FPC in August 2015 he served for seven years as the Director of Middle School Ministries at the Chesterfield Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, MO. Initially, Bo came to St. Louis to attend Covenant Theological Seminary, where he studied from 2007-2010, completing his Master of Divinity Degree. Bo is married to Lindsay with two beautiful daughters, Cora and Carolyn. Bo loves sports and fishing. Bo Kyle is an ordained minster in the EPC. Episode Summary: As we read scripture, we see Jesus on His knees before the Father in the garden of Gethsemane begging Him to take the cup from Him. Jesus knew that He had to be that sacrificial lamb but He prayed anyway as He was one with the Father. Jesus teaches us that no matter how we feel, we should still pray and talk to the Father. Bo shares is personal testimony of how he prays but has fallen away at times from prayer. Hint the title of the episode. Bo reminds us that when we go to the Father in prayer, we are not our adolescent selves stumbling upon words to say to our crush. We can boldly go to the Father through the Son with the Holy Spirit interceding for us.  Yes, we can get weak, but the Holy Spirit is our comforter.  Matthew 6:9 Romans 8:26 Notable Quotes: "But there is one simple thing that we forget, all of God's wrath was poured out on that one single man, the Son of God, He bared all the sins of the world on His shoulders. He bare all the sins of the world in His beating, in his mocking, in being spit on, kicked, drugged and nailed to the cross. My sin, your sin, our sin him there." - Brandon Queen | "If we confess, that's a moment of prayer. And I think one of the most important parts of prayer is confession." - Rev. Bo Kyle Recommended Links: N/A Platforms: Google Spotify Stitcher PocketCasts 
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April 19, 2019
Motivation Monday #4 - New Beginnings
Motivation Monday #4 - New Beginnings  New beginnings are great and exiting. But what happens when that excitement dies down? We become accustomed to the norm or our daily task become mundane and repetitive. What about God's unmerited Grace He freely gives? What about His mercies? Are they not new every morning? As believers, we can not forget that God's mercies are new every morning. That should be motivation to carry us through for weeks on out!  "New beginnings come from above. God the Father His due praise for He blesses us with new mercies daily." - Brandon Queen The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” (Lamentations 3:22-24) “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:18-19)  “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him” (Psalm 40:3)  “See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind” (Isaiah 65:17)  
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April 15, 2019
First Inaugural Podcast
This is our first inaugural podcast. We plan to share the the love of Jesus Christ through the gospel and through testimony. Here at the Evangelical and Reformed, we are seeking to help one grown deeper and stronger in their faith and grow closer to Christ. We hope you enjoy this short podcast.
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April 15, 2019
To Whom Should I Pray and Why? S1 Ep9
Season 1 Episode 9 - To Whom Should I Pray and Why?  Introduction to Episode: During this episode, a crucial question is discussed, 'to whom should I pray and why?' This question raises a lot of questions and controversy among Christianity or people of different faiths. This episode is not to disrespect other denominations or make anyone feel unwanted. This episode is designed to teach and reproved in love. We have to remember that the name of the Father is hallowed and should be set apart. We ara a people redeemed but the blood of Jesus Christ that was given by the Father and carried out through the Holy Spirt. When we pray, it is the Father that gets first recognition, and in the name of the son, Jesus Christ and sustained by the Holy Spirit. Co-Host: Gordon Duncan is an award-winning educator, salesman, teacher, manager, and writer. He has taught in the public school system, lobbied for school's accreditation, managed eye clinics, led sales' teams, and also publishes books on theology, church, and culture. He has been happily married to Amy for over 20 years and is the proud father of 3 wonderful girls. He is a graduate of East Carolina University and Reformed Theological Seminary. He has been in the eye industry since 1999, an elder in the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) since 2000, planted Sovereign King Church in Garner, NC in 2005, and planted Evident Grace Church in Fredericksburg, VA in 2013. Learn more at www.evidentgrace.com. Episode Summary: As we turn to scripture, Jesus teaches us to pray to the Father in Matt. 6:9. In the garden before Christ was betrayed, He prays directly to the Father. While on the cross Jesus prayed a prayer asking his accusers and murders to be forgiven. The Westminster Shorter Catechism #101 ask us 'For what do we pray in the first request?' Answer: In the first request (hallowed by your name) we pray that God will enable us and other to GLORIFY HIM in everything he uses to make himself known... Matthew 6:9 John 3:16 & 2 Cor. 5:17-19 Praying to the Godhead (One in Essence) WCF Shorter Catechism Q & A #104 Notable Quotes: "The Father is the giver of all good gifts, ordinarily we will address the Father of all good gifts." - Gordon Duncan "Who is responsible for giving forgiveness? The Father. Who is responsible for sending his Son? The Father." - Brandon Queen Recommended Links: TableTalk Magazine | Westminster Confession of Faith | Presbyterian Church of America Platforms: Google Spotify Stitcher PocketCasts 
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April 12, 2019
Motivation Monday - Stand Up and Carry On #3
Although we get curveballs thrown at us like Knox is an a but sometimes you can’t get up right away but it’s all in our response and if we can learn to put our trust in Jesus Christ and we can boldly stand up and carry-on
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April 8, 2019
When and Where Should We Pray? S1 Ep8
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Where and When Should We Pray? Introduction to Episode: In preparation for today's topic, I read an article that our episode is based from. The article was written by Nathan Bingham and his opening sentence of the article he points out that "good communication" is one of the key elements of a fruitful marriage. I find a lot of relationships do not posses good communication. Nathan goes on to say that we are relational beings made in the image of God (Image Dei). We must remember that our prayer is our conversation with God as John Calvin once said. The when and where we pray should reflect a relationship with the Father and not a boastful event. When we pray we are to 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Co-Host: Daniel Rose is the husband to Amy and father of Ethan and Libby. Daniel is the lead pastor with the Antioch Movement and part-time teaching pastor at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church. In Daniel's words, the Antioch Movement focuses on "sending the sent." Daniel likes his coffee, beer, whiskey, film, music, fiction, and jogging. Daniel is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a B.S. in Psychology and a Minor in Religion. Daniel holds a Masters of Divinity from Michigan Theological Seminary. Daniel is an ordained Teaching Elder (pastor) within the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.  Podcast Episode Summary: As we continue on our Journey learning about prayer and its importance, we must keep in mind that we relational beings and the Father wants to have conversation with us and he wants us to depend on and trust Him. In order to have "good communication" with the Father then we must pray without ceasing.  1 Thess. 5:17 Pray in public Communication with your spouse Praise God for the things He has blessed us with. What is God's will for my life TableTalk Article Notable Quotes: "Because of our outward and continuous sin, we are dispicable to God, but he still loves and still sent his son to us as that sacrifical lamb for us." - Brandon Queen " "Getting on our knees is our response when coming in the presence of the Father." - Daniel Rose  Ministry to Sponsor: Please Support Tamika Smith on her Mission Trip to Uganda! Go Fund Here or Cash App $MikaOnAMission  Through her passion for sharing the Gospel with the world, this will be her first time out of the country and what a better way for her to spend her time out of the United States. Please join me in helping her reach her goal to bring the gospel to Uganda! Platforms: Google Spotify Stitcher PocketCasts  
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April 5, 2019
Prayer and Philosophy - S1 Ep7
Season 1 Episode 7 - Pray and Philosophy During this episode, we have a casual conversion on prayer and philosophy. We attempt to bridge philosophy and prayer while exploring the the Philosophy of prayer through discussion. We reference Immanuel Kant, Bertrand Russell, and a Jewish Rabbi Dovid Gotthlieb. We talk about the atheist and agnostic view of prayer and philosophy. Co-Host: Britton Frost is the oldest of three, Henry and Allen Frost. He is the son of Eileen and William Frost. Britton received a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy from the University of New Orleans and a Masters of Philosophy from the University of Buckingham, UK. Britton is an odd ball but a great friend. Britton and I were friends from 'diaper' days, well technically not from diaper days but we have been friends for 23 years. Britton has a few jobs, one is as Motorsports Stewart. Britton will began as an adjunct instructor at Baton Rouge Community College in the fall of 2019 teaching philosophy. Podcast Episode Summary: As we discuss philosophy and prayer, we look at statements made by people who spoke on prayer and we give our take on the two topics. We explore one question, does prayer have a point? We slightly go off script if you will, but we grasp the concept of prayer and philosophy. Contrast of Science & Religion Philosophy  has both Religion and Science Incorporated within  Prayer & Meditation Atheist Notable Quotes: "Meditation removes all unconsciousness and you focus on your thoughts " - Britton Frost "I hate the American Dream, for the American Dream is boastful and sinful but a life of prayer is a way of life and acknowledgment to a creator God" - Brandon Queen Recommended Resources: Here are some recommended resources for your personal growth and enjoyment. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Lectures and Conversations by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1970-04-28)  Platforms: Google Spotify Stitcher PocketCasts 
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March 29, 2019
Does Prayer Change Things? - S1 Ep6
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Does Prayer Change Things? Introduction to Episode: During this episode, we study prayer and the concept of what and who prayer changes. We explore the question, can we change the will or mind of God? As we explain the answer, another question pops up, why pray? Humans are often never satisfied with the answers to our prayers and we can be extremely vocal about the answer. Throughout our conversation, we are given three reasons on why we should pray and what prayer does to us as a people. Rev. Shane Folks give us his meaning to the word 'prayer' stating it is a two way connection. Because we are a child of the Father, we can go directly to him in prayer. We learn that our prayer does not bother God yet he turns his ear to us and listens. Co-host: Pastor Shane Folks grew up in Sallisaw, Oklahoma where he attended (HS) and Immanuel Baptist Church. Pastor Folks attended and graduated from the University of Oklahoma and shortly after answered God's calling on his life. Pastor Folks moved to Louisiana where he attended the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he obtained his Masters of Divinity. Pastor Folks served several churches in Thibodaux and the surrounding areas.  It turns out that what God had in store for Pastor Shane was a wonderful wife, Hannah. They were married in August of 2016 and have three "fur babies" -- Gus, Louise, and Calvin. Pastor Folks is not the pastor or Eastside Baptist Church in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Fun Fact: Pastor Folks also has a masters in Muslim Studies from  Columbia Int'l University and is currently seeking his PhD. Podcast Episode Summary: As we give our commentary on the question, does prayer change things? We often ask ourselves, why pray?  Throughout the discussion we learn three reasons on why we should pray. Pastor Folks also leaves us with the answer of what prayer does to us? We were commanded to pray Praying change us Prayer is the means God uses to bring about His Will. Notable Quotes: Prayer can change our understanding, mind and our heart along with our spiritual fortitude." - Shane Folks "Pray always, never stop praying, God hears your prayer, even when you think He closed His ear to you." - Brandon Queen Recommended Links: http://eastsidesallisaw.org/ Find Our Podcast on These Platforms: Google Spotify Stitcher PocketCasts 
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March 22, 2019
Motivation Monday - From Everlasting to Everlasting #2
Episode 5 - From Everlasting to Everlasting We often forget how God's love for us is from everlasting to everlasting. This episode reminds us that when we confess our sins, they are removed from us as far as the east is from the west. By this free gift of God our father, his forgiveness is from everlasting to everlasting and what we confess is indeed forgiven and paid for by Jesus' death and resurrection on the cross. This motivation segment should encourage you to ask the Father for His forgiveness of your sins daily.  Remember to go your way and sin no more!   Platforms: Google Spotify Stitcher PocketCasts  Recommended Bible Passages: Isaiah 43:13 Psalm 90:2 Psalm 103:17 Colossians 1:15-20 Stay tuned for Friday's episode, "Does Prayer Change Things?"
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March 18, 2019
Pray Like This - S1 Ep5
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Pray Like This Introduction to Episode: Brandon brings a local pastor to the show to help us pray like Jesus prayed. Brandon and Bryan discuss how to pray like Jesus prayed while breaking down the meaning of the Lord's Prayer. Bryan dives into scripture to explain how Jesus tought the diciples how to pray. Co-Host: Rev. Bryan Rhodes is a resident of Louisiana, Rev. Rhodes is the associate pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Louisiana while teaching 11th and 12th grade classes on the Bible at Grace Christian School. Rev. Rhodes was ordained as an Evangelical Presbyterian pastor on May 31, 2015. He attended Liberty University where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Religion and a Master in Global Apologetics. Rev. Rhodes left the USA to voyage to Scotland where he attended the University of Edinburgh and obtained his Masters in Theology. Rev. Rhodes is a man of great poise. Rev. Rhodes is diligent in presenting God's word in a way all can understand. Rev. Rhodes is a great friend and pastor. Podcast Episode Summary: As we continue to learn how Jesus prayed, we learn, the Lord's prayer is explained in layman's terms. Throughout the discussion, we will learn that Jesus left us basic instructions on how we should pray and how our prayers should be structured. During the episode, we answer several questions.  How do we pray like Jesus? Is it okay to pray in public? Do you think acknowledging God as Father difficult for some people? Discuss Isaiah 43:25 Discuss Matthew 6:9-10 Break Down of the Lord's Prayer Notable Quotes: "I think one of the great struggles in my heart and in yours is knowing God as He is rather than we would make Him in our image." - Rev. Bryan Rhodes "Prayer is a discipline, I am urging every single one of us to dive deeper in our prayer lives." - Brandon Queen Find Our Podcast on These Platforms: Google Spotify Stitcher PocketCasts Music Compositions by: Jonny Eason and Whitesand
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March 15, 2019
Motivation Monday - "The Thrown Away!" #1
Episode 4 - The Thrown Away This is a new min-section of E.A.R. We strive to motivate our listeners and give them a hope through the Gospel. #1 speaks about the family members that seem to be forgotten or thrown away to the nursing facility. Remember that they are our loved ones. " When I look across the majority of residents in the nursing home, I truly see a people thrown away and forgotten. If you have a family member in a nursing facility, remember that they are your loved one and they still need your love and presence. For God is our peace and we ought to be present for the ones we ”throw away” to the nursing homes." Platforms: Google Spotify Stitcher PocketCasts 
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March 11, 2019
What Does 'Amen' Mean? - S1 Ep4
Season 1 - Episode 4 - What Does 'Amen' Mean? Introduction to Episode: During this season we explore key questions about prayer. In this episode, we look at the meaning of most used word at the end of a prayer, doxology or hymn, the word 'Amen.' We take a look at the Hebrew and Greek meaning of the word to help us better understand how the word is used and its original meaning. Rev. Dr. Matthew Everhard graciously joins us to help us dive into the meaning of this word. Rev. Dr. Everhard uses scripture to point out how the word is used in the Bible and explains how careful we should be before saying amen to something we don't agree with. Co-Host: Rev. Dr. Matthew Everhard is the Senior Pastor at Faith Church, EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church) in Brooksville, Florida. Matthew is married to his wife Kelly and has three children,  Soriah, Elijah, and Simone. Matthew is not only a pastor/theologian but a writer and publisher. Matthew is the general editor for the Westminster Society Journal. Matthew's latest work his the publication of his dissertation on Jonathan Edwards, "A Theology of Joy: Jonathan Edwards and Eternal Happiness in the Holy Trinity" Podcast Episode Summary: As we learning the meaning of the word Amen, we will look at three things to better help us understand the word and it's original meaning. This discussion should answer the question, what does 'amen' mean? The meaning of the Word Amen Discuss: Larger Catechism #196 and Shorter Catechism #107 Discuss: Uses of the Bible: Revelation 3:14 (Jesus is called “The Amen.”)  How does "The Amen" tie back to other passages. Should we say “Amen” after a prayer that we felt did not have truth to the meaning?  Discuss: Revelation 22:21, the last word of the Bible.  Notable Quotes: "God gets the final amen" - Brandon Queen " "When we say amen, I like the fact that it adds our assurance to be heard." - Matthew Everhard Recommended Resources: The Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms Westminster Society Journal Volume Two: Means of Grace  A Theology of Joy: Jonathan Edwards and Eternal Happiness in the Holy Trinity Platforms: Google Spotify Stitcher PocketCasts  
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March 8, 2019
The Awareness of False Prayer - S1 Ep3
Season 1 Episode 3 - The Awareness of Prayer In today's world, to be a hip church, the prosperity gospel is the gospel everyone wants to hear to feel "real" good. Due to their listening of false gospel, the prayers they hear sometimes don't cary weight. We must be mindful of the falseness of the gospel and prayer. This episode is a pre-episode for the next episode, "What does 'Amen' Mean?" God Bless and enjoy this episode. 
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March 1, 2019
Discussion on Power over Your Tongue Episode 3
In this short session, Brandon and his co-host, Robert and Timothy talk about the power of the tongue and how it can be a used as a tool to hurt. Please sit back and enjoy this first discussion of the E. A. R. Thank you and God bless. 
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February 26, 2019
What is Prayer? - S1 Ep2
Season 1 Episode 2 - What is Prayer? Prayer, then is having the Spirit's breath helping us to communicate, the Son's blood making a way, and the Father's ear attuned to our every plea. Our triune God provides all we need to pray -- Dr. Harry J. York Episode Summary During this season, Prayer will be the main topic point with the focus of drawing people back to prayer. Prayer is a powerful tool and it is our direct connection to the father.  Show Notes: During this episode, we will explore what is prayer with the hope of drawing people back to the very tool that connects them with God. Prayer. We must be reminded that every time we pray, we should always remember our standing by confessing our sins -- Dr. H. J. York. What do I mean by standing? We must not forget that we are sinful, unholy and unrigteous people who rebel against the living God ever millisecond of our being. We can not approach the Holy of Holies without confessing our sins and asking the Father to remove our Sin Stained Hearts and give us a new regenerated heart that seeks after him. Through prayer we can then recognize his mercies.  This idea of more men, mighty in prayer bring forth a vision of unity in the body. When there is unity in the body of believers, we get peace. When there is peace within the body, the presence of God is visible and tangible. From the presence of God in our midst, we get answered prayers. James 5:17 states "... The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. " Although we are sinful in nature, when we confess and ask of God's forgiveness, he then turns his ear to us and listens to our ever plea. Cohost - The Rev. Michael J. Glodo - Professor Glodo has served on the faculty at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Orlando since 1991 (I was like three years old). Professor Glodo temporarily abanonded his post at RTS of six years as as he served as the Stated Clerk (Chief Administrative Officer) of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (2000-2006). During that time he has taught Old Testament, New Testament, Preaching, Theology of Ministry and a variety of electives. For most of the last ten years, Professor Glodo has also served as Dean of the Chapel as he plans, leads, coordinates, and preaches in the weekly chapel services. Professor Glodo earned a bachelor of science from the Univeristy of Illinois and a master of divinity along with a master of theology form Convenant Theological Seminary. Top it all off, he did Ph.D studies at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Yes. Professor Glodo knows this topic and has published sereral articles. His latest article was publised in the Westminster Society Journal so go check that out. In this episode, we will discuss the topic "What is Prayer?" The Westminster Larger Catechism Question and Answer #178, Bible Scriptures, 1. Ps 62.8, 2, Jn 16.23-25, 3. Rom 8.26, 4. Ps 32.5-6, Dn 9.4 and 5. Phil 4.6. What does Mike Glodo thinks Prayer is? Links Mentioned: TableTalk Magazine  Reformed Theological Seminary Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechism Westminster Society Journal
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February 22, 2019
Why Is It So Hard to Pray? - S1 Ep1
S1 E1 - Why Is It So Hard to Pray? It's so hard to pray because humbling ourselves, getting over ourselves, and coming to the end of our subborn and sinful selves is hard -- Dr. Burk Parsons Episode Summary During this season, Prayer will be the main topic point with the focus of drawing people back to prayer. Prayer is a powerful tool and it is our direct connection to the father. E. M. Bounds said, in his book 'Power Through Prayer',  "What the Church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use -- men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods but through men. He does not come on machinery but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men of prayer."  Show Notes: During this season, Prayer will be the main topic point with the focus of drawing people back to prayer. Prayer is a powerful tool and it is our direct connection to the father. E. M. Bounds said, in his book 'Power Through Prayer',  "What the Church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use -- men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods but through men. He does not come on machinery but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men of prayer."  This idea of more men, mighty in praying bring forth a vision of unity in the body. When there is unity in the body of believers, we get peace. When there is peace within the body, the presence of God is visible and tangible. From the presence of God in our midst, we get answered prayers. James 5:17 states "... The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. " We forget to pray, because we are sinful and we do not want someone or something telling us we are wrong. We want to be in control and we often "replace" God with our sin stained minds and we mess everything up. So then, we blame God. Yet, we forgot to pray.  In this episode, we talked about Our Sinful Selves, God's Sovereignty and Holiness, Prayer as a letter of love, not a grocery list. Why do you think it is hard to pray? Cohost Robert Marulli joins us to give his thoughts on why he thinks it is hard to pray. Robert shares parts of his personal testimony to bring to life the hardness of prayer. Robert points out that "God's grace for us is out of this world!" Links Mentioned: TableTalk Magazine  Ligonier Ministries Follow Us: Breaker
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February 16, 2019
Do Not Look at One Another Differently - Episode 2
In a world where favoritism is obviously in our faces, we get caught up in the mundane practices of excluding people based on social or economic status, skin color or nationality. James 2:1-13 points out that favoritism is a sin and causes division amongst believers. In this podcast, my hope in God's will is that I can show you three points Preferring the wealthy over the poor (James 2:1-7) The Royal Law of Love (James 2:8-11) Acting in Light of judgement (2:12-13) By God's grace, I hope His word is manifested in your life!
38:43
February 13, 2019
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