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Words of Encouragement!

Words of Encouragement!

By Lee Stanfill

Going deeper in Christ! Join me as I encourage you in your daily walk with Christ. All articles are scripturally based, non-political, and Christ centered.
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Facing Helplessness and Powerlessness
Facing Helplessness and Powerlessness
How can we move forward in faith when facing situations that leave us helpless and powerless?  God's grace and mighty love carry us forward!  Are you trusting in His might arms?
06:09
January 24, 2023
Missing the Messiah
Missing the Messiah
Join me for a discussion about what Christmas really means and why it's important to have an open heart to receive Christ.
16:55
December 18, 2022
Joy in the Present
Joy in the Present
Join me as I reflect on how that we can have joy even in difficult seasons of life.  I share some painful experiences and how God has faithfully held onto me and kept me in the faith.
17:21
December 17, 2022
Fighting for Joy
Fighting for Joy
3 Parts--approximately 17 mins long.  Join me as I discuss fighting for joy and seeking to press ahead in our journeys to be more like Christ.
17:09
December 15, 2022
God is Love Advent Week 2 Tuesday
God is Love Advent Week 2 Tuesday
Join me as I discuss Ephesians 2:1-10
09:33
December 07, 2022
God is Love! Advent Week 2 Monday
God is Love! Advent Week 2 Monday
Did you know that God is love and all loves comes through Him?  1 John 4:7-10
05:34
December 06, 2022
God's Love: Call to Repent Sunday Thoughts
God's Love: Call to Repent Sunday Thoughts
Join me as I explain how Christmas is a call to repent and come to Christ!  God's love is the theme this second week of Advent.  However, God's love means He is patiently waiting for us to return to Him!
09:58
December 04, 2022
Hard Things Blog Post #1: Discouragement
Hard Things Blog Post #1: Discouragement
What is discouragement?  Is it possible that God sends difficulties to draw us back to Him?  Join me as I discuss the issue of discouragement and give you some solutions to encourage and strengthen your faith! Blog Post: http://wordsofencouragementinchrist.com/2022/08/07/hard-things-1-discouragement/
25:52
December 04, 2022
Hard Things Blog Post #2: Facing Adversity
Hard Things Blog Post #2: Facing Adversity
How can we face adversity with courage and faith?  Join me for commentary on written blog post as I discuss lessons we can learn from Joseph (Genesis) and Job.   Blog post  http://wordsofencouragementinchrist.com/2022/08/15/dealing-with-adversity/
25:26
December 04, 2022
Journey of Hope: Joseph and Mary
Journey of Hope: Joseph and Mary
Hope sustains and encourages us when God gives us a special task!  Join me as I discuss how faith, hope, and love helped Joseph and Mary with the coming of Jesus.
20:46
December 03, 2022
Journey of Hope: Simeon and Anna
Journey of Hope: Simeon and Anna
Are you eagerly awaiting the coming of the Messiah?  Join me as I discuss how Holy Spirit leads two prophets at the Temple.   It's through obedience that we meet Christ!
08:58
December 02, 2022
John the Baptist: hope for the coming Messiah
John the Baptist: hope for the coming Messiah
Join me as I discuss the role and ministry of John the baptizer.  Can you imagine having the honor of baptizing Jesus?
12:55
December 02, 2022
Journey of Hope: Promise of John the Baptist
Journey of Hope: Promise of John the Baptist
God has a purpose for the "barrenness" in our lives!  God has a special purpose for Zechariah and Elizabeth.  Devotion on Luke 1:5-25
08:49
December 01, 2022
The Journey of Hope: Old Testament
The Journey of Hope: Old Testament
Thanks for listening!  Today's podcast explores how hope begins immediately after the Fall of Humanity.  I discuss how that hope is a journey that makes walking in faith bearable.  May God bless you!
13:39
November 30, 2022
Hard Thing Blog Post #3: Weariness and Inner Turmoil
Hard Thing Blog Post #3: Weariness and Inner Turmoil
Why do we often become weary in life?  How does looking inward into ourselves bring about inner turmoil?  Join me as I answer these crucial questions and give you Biblical insights and solutions.  This podcast is a read aloud and commentary of a blog post.
19:47
November 30, 2022
What Really Matters in Life?
What Really Matters in Life?
Podcast commentary and discussion for blog post What Really Matters.  3 segments 
22:14
November 30, 2022
Quick Thought: Fight for Hope
Quick Thought: Fight for Hope
Hope isn't a passive part of our lives!  We must fight for hope!
05:29
November 29, 2022
Come all Who Thirst!
Come all Who Thirst!
What does it mean to be thirsty?  Do you thirst for God and His presence in your life?  Join me as I discuss how Jesus is the Water of Life in this 20 min podcast with 3 sections.  This podcast is a read aloud version with commentary of a words of encouragement blog post.  Thanks for listening!
20:16
November 27, 2022
Gift of Hope
Gift of Hope
What is hope and how does it relate to faith?  Why are Christians people of hope and faith?  Join me as I discuss how Christ is our Living Hope!  Podcast is approximately 24 mins long in 4 sections.   Blog Post https://wordsofencouragementinchrist.com/2022/11/27/gift-of-hope/
24:49
November 27, 2022
Coming Back to God: The Prodigal
Coming Back to God: The Prodigal
Are you struggling with your relationship with God?  In this podcast, I discuss God's Perfect, Redeeming Love for you and how that you can always come back to Him.  
06:30
November 26, 2022
God's Silence is His Answer!
God's Silence is His Answer!
Join me as I discuss how that not hearing from God has a special and rich meaning!  God has a purpose when He doesn't immediately rescue us from our difficulties.  Consider Martha, Mary, and Lazarus!  God reveals something profound about His Only Son in John 11.  
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November 26, 2022
Gift of C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia
Gift of C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia
Thank you for you joining me as I encourage you to check out The Chronicles of Narnia  This wonderful collection of fiction helps us to understand and love God better especially for children/teens.  The link below is to a wonderful Youtube channel that explains many of the characters, stories, and themes of the world of Narnia. https://www.youtube.com/@IntotheWardrobe
06:53
November 26, 2022
Disappointment with Others and with Life
Disappointment with Others and with Life
Have you ever felt betrayed by someone close?  How can we respond as Christians to these dark moments of our lives?  Join me as I discuss this topic. Please consider purchasing this book: The Healing Path How the Hurts in Your Past can Lead You to A More Abundant Life  as it has much wisdom and insights into how you can heal. https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Path-Hurts-Your-Abundant/dp/1578563917
20:49
November 26, 2022
New Creature
New Creature
Has God transformed you into a new creature?  What does God desire from us?  Join me as I discuss these topics and more.  
13:39
November 26, 2022
Faith: Tested and True
Faith: Tested and True
This podcast is a read aloud and commentary of a discussion about how God works in our lives, particularly how He reveals Himself to us and grows our faith through trials.
14:06
November 26, 2022
Blessing of Brokenness
Blessing of Brokenness
Thanks for joining me as I discuss how God works in and through brokenness.  Please take a moment to read Mark Maulding's: Spiritual Brokenness Can Give You Freedom.  This online blog post provides great insight into the topic being discussed.   https://www.gracelifeinternational.com/spiritual-brokenness-can-give-you-freedom
19:24
November 24, 2022
God Is At Work!
God Is At Work!
In this episode, I discuss how God works through our difficulties/trials to make us more like Him!  What is God's best for His people?
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November 24, 2022
Bible Translations
Bible Translations
10 min discussion on Bible Translations--best translation is the one which you will read and understand!  I strongly recommend the Berean Standard Bible and the Berean Literal Bible--both available online for free! For information about this translation: https://berean.bible/ https://biblehub.com/bsb/
10:55
November 24, 2022
Thanksgiving--Quick Thoughts on Psalm 4
Thanksgiving--Quick Thoughts on Psalm 4
Thanks to the Bible translators and scholars who labored to make the Berean Standard Bible!  This wonderful translation is made publicly available.  If you need a new Bible or resources please check them out. https://bereanbible.com/
06:22
November 24, 2022
Legal Disclaimers
Legal Disclaimers
Working on producing high quality and engaging content to encourage you!  The main point is that this podcast will comply with copyright laws.  This podcast is for informative, research, personal development purposes.  This is a not-for profit endeavor.  I'm not a qualified mental health professional.  Opinions are my own.  Thanks for listening!
05:43
November 24, 2022
Grief and Sorrow
Grief and Sorrow
In 3 five minute segments, I speak about grief and sorrow.  Recommended books on this subject Dan B. Allender The Healing Path: How the Hurts in Your Past Can Lead you to a More Abundant Life Larry Crabb When God's Ways Make No Sense Randy Alcorn If God Is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil
16:54
November 23, 2022
God's Silence is His Answer!
God's Silence is His Answer!
Why is God often silent?
12:43
November 10, 2022
God holds every heart!
God holds every heart!
Join me as I give a brief 5 min summary of an encouraging sermon from John Piper.
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November 08, 2022