Does God really care about all kinds of prayer? Even the little things--the physical and non-spiritual things? In this episode, we share a few passages that show God not only cares about the little things but even commands us to pray for them. We also tell some stories from our life about how God has answered prayers for everyday things.
Read "The Hot Bottle Water" by Helen Roseveare, an incredible story of answered prayer for an everyday, seemingly insignificant thing: https://www.fahanchurch.org/thehotbottlewatertruestorybyhelenroseveare.htm
Is prayer as complicated as we think? Does it always have to be a formal, scheduled time where you sit down for an hour with God? Or can it be more conversational and "as you go" about your day? What do you do when you don't know what to say? How can God's word transform your prayer life? We get to these issues and more in the third episode in our series on How to Grow as a Disciple.
Check out these two helpful resources on how to pray.
A Simple Way to Pray (Martin Luther): tinyurl.com/y8mt546h
Make the Most of Your Devotions (written by James) is a 4-page guide to integrating the Bible, meditation, and prayer: tinyurl.com/y4nm4thd
We continue our series with how to grow as a disciple of Jesus. In this episode, we talk about why knowing the Old Testament is vital for our growth as disciples of Jesus, give more tips on simple Bible reading, and discuss the pros and cons of Bible reading plans (and provide some alternative ideas!).
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How do you grow as a disciple of Jesus? It's a combination of Scripture, Prayer, and Community. Of course that's not everything, but without doing these things by God's grace, we will not become more like Jesus. In this episode, we start with Scripture and tackle how to and how not to read the Bible. Ultimately, the Bible is not about us, but it is for us. It's about God and what he is doing.
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Check out Carly's IG story (@carlypruch) for great resources to help you study the Bible.
Jesus: True and Better (2 min video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmnSnNC8UJk
In this episode, we share about what we are processing and learning as we think about racism in our country. Our heart in this episode is to encourage people who follow Jesus to stand as Kingdom citizens over against any political ideology or affiliation. As disciples of Jesus, we want to advocate for black people in our country and it starts with a humble, empathetic posture.
Find all the resources we mentioned in the episode here: Anti-Racism Resources (or copy and paste this URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VJ7s6H6jtAURoPcSfctbg4MSNFZuloIaWwM_dhR6pwY/edit?usp=sharing)
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In our first ever episode we share briefly about our journey, the heart behind this podcast, and we get into the big picture of what means to be a disciple. We break down what the word "disciple" means, why it's important, why discipleship is more simple--and at the same time more difficult--than we'd like to think.