Digging into Romans 5:1-5, Peter & Mary discuss the difference between optimism, positivity and hope. The hope that we find in the Bible is a redemptive realism that doesn't merely ignore the brokenness and focus on the good but embraces the goodness of God in the midst of brokenness.
The invitation of Hebrews 4:14-16 is to bring your troubles to Jesus because he tore down the divide between sacred and secular. Mary and Peter explore the depth of confidence found when we boldly approach the throne of grace!
This week's podcast is an encouraging conversation with Mark Burkholder, pastor of Cedar Creek Community Church in Grafton, WI. We discuss what it means to "pivot" as Christians by shifting our focus amidst a new normal.
Peter & Mary discuss some practical tools for studying God's Word & walk through a study of Romans 15:13 together as an example. Be encouraged as we turn our conversation to the God of Hope who fills us with all joy and peace in believing!
Here's the acronym we talk about for studying the Bible: PREP STUDY
P - Pray
R - Read
E - Evaluate
P - Pray
S - Summarize
T - Title
U - Utilize
D - Difficulties
Y - Yield
A continuation of last week's podcast on purpose, Peter & Mary discuss Ephesians 2:10 and 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 as we think about walking in the purposes of God in whatever he has placed in front of us today!
When our plans for life are changed by circumstances outside our control, we often struggle with understanding our purpose in life. In this week's conversation, Peter and Mary point to Psalm 57:2 and 1 Corinthians 10:31 to help shift our focus from the things that we do to the posture of our heart by which we do them.
This week's conversation with Peter & Mary Frey is centered on what we've been learning personally as we walk with the God of all peace amidst the anxieties of this world. We discuss the book of Habbakuk and Philippians 4:4-9.
A conversation with Peter & Mary Frey about how their faith in Jesus shapes their purpose for sharing the ups and downs of everyday life on YouTube. At the heart of this conversation is 1 Thessalonians 2:8 - "...We were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us."
The book of Ephesians begins with a description of the blessings that are ours in Christ Jesus. This first episode of the Living with Hope Podcast digs into Ephesians 1:3 and explores what it means to be #blessed in Christ!
We have a tendency to overcomplicate the Christian life by losing sight of our Union with Christ. This final message in the "I AM" series through the gospel of John is a call to simply stay connected to Jesus.
As we consider the implications for Jesus' Resurrection for us today, here's a look at the raising of Lazarus in John 11 and how Jesus wants to ground the resurrection in a relational person rather than an abstract concept.
The second of Jesus' seven "I AM" statements in John's gospel. We trace the metaphor of light throughout the Scriptures and see how John's gospel shapes its message around Jesus' statement that HE is the light of the world!
The first of seven "I AM" statements of Jesus in the gospel of John. Jesus invites us to experience the satisfaction that our souls long for because HE is the substance that our souls were created for.
People like to quote Jesus' words, "Do not judge" but does it mean what we think it means? Is Jesus telling us to never judge others? Here's a message on Matthew 7:1-6 that considers what grace-centered judgment in the church looks like!