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The Local Church Podcast

The Local Church Podcast

By Local Church Podcast
A simple midweek reflection by Jake Chambers created to help us slow down and ponder the words of Jesus together throughout our week.
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Nehemiah 9
We are the humans in the story and God is the gracious Savior.
November 24, 2021
Rest of Nehemiah 7 and Nehemiah 8
Joining Jesus in the nitty gritty for the sake of others.
November 24, 2021
Nehemiah 6 and a lil bit of 7
Living out your calling with boldness and perseverance.
November 07, 2021
Nehemiah 5
Caring for the oppressed by standing up to the oppressor.
October 30, 2021
Nehemiah 4
Living out our calling and persevering with Jesus even in the face of discouragement.
October 22, 2021
Nehemiah 3
Rebuilding whats broken together with Jesus. Taking action to spread love, truth and freedom one step at a time.
October 15, 2021
Nehemiah 2
Gospel courage. Arise and build the Kingdom of heaven with King Jesus!!!
October 08, 2021
Nehemiah 1
A biblical view of loss. How to grieve healthily and join Jesus in redeeming brokenness!
October 08, 2021
Phillippians 4 and rejoicing in Jesus even in times of trial.
October 08, 2021
James: A Prayerful Servant
James leaves us with a call to prayer. A servant pray's with a servant's heart. We are not the master but the servant. 
July 02, 2021
James: A Servant's Patience
James encourages us to be patient until Jesus returns! 
July 02, 2021
James: A Servant's View of Wealth
James instructs us in how we can use money to love people instead of using people to love money. 
June 18, 2021
James: A Servant's Resistance
Join the resistance! 
June 04, 2021
James: A Servant's Ambition
As followers of Jesus our ambition is to be more like Jesus. 
June 04, 2021
James: A Servant's Words
Serving Jesus and bringing about the Kingdom of heaven with words of love and encouragement. 
May 21, 2021
James: A Servant's Good Works
James invites to not just say we believe in Jesus but to live a Jesus lifestyle filled with good works that demonstrates our love and faith in Jesus. 
May 14, 2021
James: A Servant's Command
At the start of chapter 2 James encourages us to love like Jesus loves, a love that shows no partiality. 
May 14, 2021
James: A Servant Acts
Being not just hearers of the word but doers of the word. Moving from Christian consumerism to participating in the lie and way of Jesus. Joining Jesus in bringing light, love, healing and hope to our world. 
April 28, 2021
James: A Servant Listener
We are servants and we serve by listening to God and to others. We get to be a community that loves well by listening well. 
April 18, 2021
James: A Servant's Provision
Every good gift is from a good and generous God. 
April 18, 2021
James: A Servant's Trap
James warns the church that sin leads to death. We must be proactive in fighting sin and not sitting on our heels! 
March 26, 2021
James: A Servant's Perspective
Life is fleeting, enjoy the moment and live for eternity. The rest is vanity. 
March 19, 2021
James: A Servant's Wisdom
Followers of Jesus, find wisdom from Jesus. We look to Jesus for wisdom. 
March 13, 2021
James: A Servant's Reward
Counting trials as all joy and seeking the crown of life! 
March 05, 2021
James: A Content Servant
We look at the second part of James 1:1. How can we grow as content servants dispersed throughout a consumeristic world? 
February 26, 2021
James: A Servant Brother
A simple reflection on the first verse of the book of James. Why the brother of Jesus finds his identity in being a servant over even being the biological brother of Jesus. 
February 12, 2021
Foundations: Simply Jesus
We trust in Jesus alone. Church is to be all about Jesus. Not about programs, numbers, buildings or social media followers. It is all about Jesus alone. Simply Jesus. 
February 05, 2021
Foundations: Invitation
Jesus grows his Kingdom not by force, violence, marketing tricks or winning arguments but by loving invitation. He invites us to find life, joy and hope in him and to join him in living an invitational lifestyle. 
February 05, 2021
Foundations: Presence
We look at the gift of God's presence through the lens of Psalm 84. 
January 22, 2021
Foundations: Abide
As we learn to abide in the love of Jesus together we are transformed by his perfect love. We get to be a people motivated and led by love in a world that can fall into hate. Jesus loves us. 
January 14, 2021
New Year New Mercies
His mercies are new every morning. Jesus gives us a fresh start. 
January 14, 2021
Advent: Better Moses
The story of how Jesus is an even better Moses. He leads us out of slavery and into an eternal promise land!!! 
January 02, 2021
Advent: Generous Worship
Advent: The story of generous worship. 
January 02, 2021
Advent: Shepherd King
We continue our Advent series as we reflect on the beauty of Jesus being both our promised Shepherd and our promised King. He is the Shepherd King!!! 
December 14, 2020
Advent: Immanuel God With Us
We reflect on Advent and the beautiful truth that God desires to be with us. 
December 12, 2020
The Truth
We end our study on Psalm 119 with a meditation on the truth of God's word. 
December 12, 2020
The Lamp: Looking to Jesus for guidance
We continue in Psalm 119 and reflect on how we must look to Jesus and the word of God for guidance in the midst of confusing times. 
November 16, 2020
The Cave: Following Jesus in the dark seasons of life.
We continue our reflection on Psalm 119 and learn how to look to Jesus in the dark seasons of life. 
November 16, 2020
The Way
Psalm 119 continued as the Psalmist longs to learn the way of heaven and to walk in that way. 
November 02, 2020
Your Word In My Heart
A look at Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the bible and a stunning love poem written by the Psalmist to the scriptures. 
October 29, 2020
Revelation 20-21 New Heaven & New Earth
He is making all things new. 
October 02, 2020
Rev 10-20: True & Just
Jesus is the true and just judge. And all who witness his final judgment will praise him. 
September 18, 2020
Rev 6-9 A Sheltering Presence
Even in the midst of some of the craziest and freakiest passages of scripture we see a God who loves, comforts and shelters his people with his loving presence. 
September 09, 2020
Rev 5 Worthy Is The Lamb
Jesus is worthy. He defeats sin, satan and death through sacrificial love. All creation, all of God's people, all of the angelic hosts praise Jesus the one who is worthy!!! 
September 05, 2020
Rev 4 On the Throne
God is on the throne. He is worthy of all glory, honor and power. 
August 27, 2020
Revelation 3: Wake Up Church
A surprisingly encouraging chapter as Jesus reveals the motivation for his harsh words of correction and warning and extends an invitation to deep community to even the most rebellious of churches. 
August 19, 2020
Revelation 2: Dear Church Sincerely Jesus
We look at the first 4 letters to the 7 churches found in Revelation 7. Encouragement, correction, warning and reward. These letters from Jesus are a gift for us today. They can be confusing at first glance but as we look at the context of the church and city in this time there are some beautiful and helpful insights that can guide us today. 
August 09, 2020
Revelation Chapter 1: All About Jesus
We start our journey through Revelation and remember that the Big Idea of this book is the comfort, presence, promises and power of Jesus. This apocalyptic, prophetic letter to the church is an encouragement today. We also learn what the word apocalypse means.... and it might not be what you think.   Also, here are some links to further your study of Revelation. Three helpful videos by the Bible Project. A study by Richard Bauckam A book on the poetic imagery of Revelation by Eugene Peterson
August 03, 2020
A Jesus Follower
What does it mean to be a disciple? A Jesus follower. And how does baptism symbolize and celebrate this? This is the second part of our two-part series on baptism. 
July 26, 2020
A New Creation
Part 1 of a 2 part series on baptism. Old had gone, the new has come. What does it mean that we are new creation's in Christ? And how does baptism reflect this truth?
July 19, 2020
The Grace of Your Ministry
God has a purpose and a calling for your life. Your unique ministry gets to be a gift to you and a gift to others as you join Jesus in bringing light, love, healing and hope in the world. 
July 13, 2020
The Relational Church
A vision for a deeply relational church and the cultural realities that hinder this vision. 
July 06, 2020
Words like honey
A reflection on the sweetness and power of gracious words. A picture of the type of community that can be formed when we speak with love and grace to one another.
June 30, 2020