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Podcast Parables

Podcast Parables

By Courtney Lee
It's not quite the Dead Sea Scrolls but it IS a modern take on the heart of Scripture. It's the Bible spoken in story form-- written just for you! Join in the exploration and interact with the stories of old. Be encouraged as you hear how the once confusing anecdotes become more familiar and well, actually applicable! Prepare for a quest filled with questions, inquiry turned to imagination, and wisdom intermingled with whimsy!
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Happy Birthday Podcast Parables!
Happy First Birthday Podcast Parables!  One year ago, the vision was born to create a podcast that would tell the stories of the Bible in a unique and special way. Because of the goodness and graciousness of God, here we are-- 68 episodes in, hours and hours of content created, four seasons worth of Bible explored, and 40 Bible characters interacted with.  Join me in this celebratory episode where we pause, reflect back, jump for joy, and continue to walk forward in faith.  Thank you, listeners!  "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Ephesians 3:14 Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://www.instagram.com/podcast_parables/ Courtney Lee | Author, Host, & Storyteller | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Ellie Powers - https://www.instagram.com/elliepow3rs/?hl=en | musical genius for Seasons 1 & 2 McKenzi Gordon/Restless Pursuit Creations - https://www.instagram.com/restlesspursuitcreations/?hl=en | artistic genius for Seasons 1 & 2 Voice Over Guest Storytellers: Season 1: Becky Season 2: Will, Trentell Season 3: Kendall, Silas, Braely, Jude, Evangeline, Benson, Brown Fam, Jesse, Jasmine, Caleb Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Join the Team -- Support Link Below!
22:36
June 25, 2021
Priscilla
Podcast Parables - Season 4 GEN1 - Proclaiming Jesus. Building the Church Episode 10- Priscilla Priscilla, wife of Aquila-- the couple, on which the early church relied on and relished with. They had hearts of hospitality and lived lives in mentorship to others, providing for and protecting the early church in both Corinth and Ephesus with their faithfulness and love. This is Priscilla’s story… Enjoy. Resources: Acts 18- https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=acts+18&version=NLT Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://www.instagram.com/podcast_parables/ Courtney Lee | Author, Host, & Storyteller | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Join the Team -- Support Link Below!
19:13
June 23, 2021
A Berean
Podcast Parables - Season 4 GEN1 - Proclaiming Jesus. Building the Church Episode 9- A Berean Podcast Parables values exploration & interaction with the Bible and an encouragement to go back to it yourself to see what is really written there. Which is exactly where our story will begin today! In Acts 17, Paul arrives at Berea and finds a group of believers committed to doing just that! This is their story. Enjoy. Resources: Acts 17- https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2017&version=NIV Background Info: https://www.mysteriousgrace.org/?p=593 Commentary: https://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Acts-John-Phillips-Commentary/dp/0825434904 Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://www.instagram.com/podcast_parables/ Courtney Lee | Author, Host, & Storyteller | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Join the Team -- Support Link Below!
19:55
June 11, 2021
Lydia
Podcast Parables - Season 4 GEN1 - Proclaiming Jesus. Building the Church Episode 8- Lydia Today’s story comes from Acts 16 when Paul and crew see a vision of a man calling them to Macedonia. They arrive in Phillipi and find a group of women praying by the river on Sabbath. Lydia’s heart is prime for God to work in her life and story. This is her story; enjoy! Resources: Acts 16- https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2016&version=NIV Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://www.instagram.com/podcast_parables/ Courtney Lee | Author, Host, & Storyteller | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Join the Team -- Support Link Below!
21:51
June 4, 2021
Mary, Mother of John Mark
Podcast Parables - Season 4 GEN1 - Proclaiming Jesus. Building the Church Episode 7- Mary, Mother of John Mark Today’s story comes from one verse in Acts, chapter 12, verse 12. Here it mentions the mother of John, also called Mark, and her house where the believers had gathered to pray for Peter who had just been imprisoned. This is her story; enjoy! Resources: Acts 12- https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2012&version=NIV Mark 14- 51 A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, 52 he fled naked, leaving his garment behind. Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://www.instagram.com/podcast_parables/ Courtney Lee | Author, Host, & Storyteller | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Join the Team -- Support Link Below!
20:09
May 28, 2021
Cornelius
Podcast Parables - Season 4 GEN1 - Proclaiming Jesus. Building the Church Episode 5 - Cornelius Around these parts, we love exploring and interacting with Scripture and encourage you to do the same. All of these stories are taken straight from the pages of the Word, with Biblical integrity and historical accuracy held at highest priority but there is permission to fill in the blanks of what was not written and to imagine what might have been. So, welcome, glad you’re here! Today, we will take a look at Cornelius, a Roman centurion, and labeled the first GENTILE, or non-Jewish convert to The Way. James E. Kiefer says, “In New Testament times, an estimated ten per cent of the population of the Roman Empire consisted of God-fearers, Gentiles who recognized that the pagan belief in many gods and goddesses, who according to the myths about them were given to adultery, treachery, intrigue, and the like, was not a religion for a thoughtful and moral worshipper, and who had accordingly embraced an ethical monotheism--belief in One God, who had created the world, and who was the upholder of the Moral Law. Although only a few of them took the step of formal conversion to Judaism, undergoing circumcision and accepting the obligations of keeping the food laws and ritual laws of Moses and his rabbinical interpreters, most of them attended synagogue services regularly.” http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/97.html  This is the story of Cornelius, found in Acts Chapter 10. Enjoy. Resources: Acts 10 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2010&version=NIV Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://www.instagram.com/podcast_parables/ Courtney Lee | Author, Host, & Storyteller | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Join the Team -- Support Link Below!
19:40
May 25, 2021
Tabitha
Podcast Parables - Season 4 GEN1 - Proclaiming Jesus. Building the Church Episode 5 - Tabitha Tabitha was this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds. She is always portrayed in artworks and commentary as a holy woman, and that may well have been true. But she also sounds like one of those large-bosomed, generous-hearted women loved by all. She was used by God because she used what she had. Her kindness changed a whole community. Even if that’s all we know for sure, today, friends. That’s something we can absolutely take with us. We can all be used by God by using what we’ve got. And kindness matters in community. Listen in to her story today! Enjoy. Resources: Acts 9 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%209&version=NIV Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://www.instagram.com/podcast_parables/ Courtney Lee | Author, Host, & Storyteller | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Join the Team -- Support Link Below!
26:10
May 16, 2021
Gamaliel
Podcast Parables - Season 4 GEN1 - Proclaiming Jesus. Building the Church Episode 4 - Gamaliel Gamaliel was a renowned Rabbi, powerful Pharisee, and member of the esteemed Sanhedrin. He taught Saul as a young man and he used his voice to calm the storm that raged in the wake of the Apostles' wild behavior after Jesus ascended and left them the Holy Spirit. Gamaliel had the wherewithal to step into the fray and provide some much needed insight and perspective, even when his own beliefs, generational history and fellow countrymen did not agree. Listen in to his story today! Enjoy. Resources: Acts 5 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+5&version=NLT Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://www.instagram.com/podcast_parables/ Courtney Lee | Author, Host, & Storyteller | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Join the Team -- Support Link Below!
19:36
May 9, 2021
Sapphira
Podcast Parables - Season 4 GEN1 - Proclaiming Jesus. Building the Church Episode 3 - Sapphira Status. Power. Prestige. Honor. >>> Ananias and Sapphira got it twisted. They thought their core standards of interacting with the world matched the ways of Jesus. They loved what Jesus had to offer-- the prayer services were great, the fellowship was awesome, the people were amazing. But they didn’t realize that the way of Jesus went beyond a great service; it required sacrifice. Resources: Acts 5 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+5&version=NLT Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://www.instagram.com/podcast_parables/ Courtney Lee | Author, Host, & Storyteller | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Join the Team -- Support Link Below!
18:38
April 30, 2021
Crippled Beggar
Podcast Parables - Season 4 GEN1 - Proclaiming Jesus. Building the Church Episode 1 - Crippled Beggar Crippled from birth with 40 years of hardship under his belt, this beggar stationed at The Beautiful Gate gets the meeting of a lifetime when Peter and John not only see him but ask him to see them. “In the name of Jesus… Get up and walk.” Resources: Acts 3-4 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%203-4&version=NIV Silver & Gold Have I None Song - https://youtu.be/hZO9BPkqyCU Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://www.instagram.com/podcast_parables/ Courtney Lee | Author, Host, & Storyteller | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Join the Team -- Support Link Below!
22:03
April 23, 2021
1 of 3000
Podcast Parables - Season 4 GEN1 - Proclaiming Jesus. Building the Church Episode 1 - 1 in 3000 Welcome to the first episode in Season 4. We jump right to Acts 2 into a story of windstorms, flames of fire, and revival in the streets! Our character comes from the statement at the end of the chapter in verse 41, “Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all.” We get to meet just one of those people in today’s podcast and her story bears great witness to what God can do. Resources: Acts 2 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%202&version=NLT Parthian History - https://www.britannica.com/place/Parthia Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://www.instagram.com/podcast_parables/ Courtney Lee | Author, Host, & Storyteller | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Join the Team -- Support Link Below!
26:01
April 9, 2021
Resurrection Sunday, Easter Mini Series
Hello and welcome to the Easter 2021 Mini Series, preparing us to walk into Season 4-- a quest to discover, interact, and explore the characters of the first generation church; we’re calling it GEN1 and consider these Scriptures we will read through this week a prologue to their stories to come. Happy Easter! This short mini series is simply the Holy Week story, with daily readings from the New Living Translation, broken up into 10 parts with a thoughtful prayer and question to consider for your day. May they be an encouragement to you as you are reminded of Jesus’s journey to the cross and what that means for us today. Enjoy. Is 52:7-10, Luke 24 - CLICK HERE Question: In what ways do you see Jesus still bringing dead things back to life?
09:39
April 4, 2021
Silent Saturday, Easter Mini Series
Hello and welcome to the Easter 2021 Mini Series, preparing us to walk into Season 4-- a quest to discover, interact, and explore the characters of the first generation church; we’re calling it GEN1 and consider these Scriptures we will read through this week a prologue to their stories to come. Happy Easter! This short mini series is simply the Holy Week story, with daily readings from the New Living Translation, broken up into 10 parts with a thoughtful prayer and question to consider for your day. May they be an encouragement to you as you are reminded of Jesus’s journey to the cross and what that means for us today. Enjoy. Is 52:13-15, Luke 23:56 Question: In the quiet Sabbath of Holy Saturday, in what ways are you seeking solitude and silence in your own life?
03:09
April 3, 2021
Good Friday, Easter Mini Series
Hello and welcome to the Easter 2021 Mini Series, preparing us to walk into Season 4-- a quest to discover, interact, and explore the characters of the first generation church; we’re calling it GEN1 and consider these Scriptures we will read through this week a prologue to their stories to come. Happy Easter! This short mini series is simply the Holy Week story, with daily readings from the New Living Translation, broken up into 10 parts with a thoughtful prayer and question to consider for your day. May they be an encouragement to you as you are reminded of Jesus’s journey to the cross and what that means for us today. Enjoy. Ps 22:1-18- CLICK HERE, Luke 22:66-71- CLICK HERE, Luke 23:1-56- CLICK HERE Question: In what way is tetelestai / "It is Finished" working itself out in your life?
14:06
April 2, 2021
Passover, Easter Mini Series
Hello and welcome to the Easter 2021 Mini Series, preparing us to walk into Season 4-- a quest to discover, interact, and explore the characters of the first generation church; we’re calling it GEN1 and consider these Scriptures we will read through this week a prologue to their stories to come. Happy Easter! This short mini series is simply the Holy Week story, with daily readings from the New Living Translation, broken up into 10 parts with a thoughtful prayer and question to consider for your day. May they be an encouragement to you as you are reminded of Jesus’s journey to the cross and what that means for us today. Enjoy. Is 50:4-10- CLICK HERE, Luke 22:1-65- CLICK HERE Question: Which characters or scenes are most jarring for you? Consider why… In what ways are the reality of these passages affecting your life?
11:45
April 1, 2021
Spy Wednesday, Easter Mini Series
Hello and welcome to the Easter 2021 Mini Series, preparing us to walk into Season 4-- a quest to discover, interact, and explore the characters of the first generation church; we’re calling it GEN1 and consider these Scriptures we will read through this week a prologue to their stories to come. Happy Easter! This short mini series is simply the Holy Week story, with daily readings from the New Living Translation, broken up into 10 parts with a thoughtful prayer and question to consider for your day. May they be an encouragement to you as you are reminded of Jesus’s journey to the cross and what that means for us today. Enjoy. Luke 21- CLICK HERE, Mark 14:1-11- CLICK HERE Question: I need to consider this seriously. How am I like Judas?
08:15
March 31, 2021
Holy Tuesday, Easter Mini Series
Hello and welcome to the Easter 2021 Mini Series, preparing us to walk into Season 4-- a quest to discover, interact, and explore the characters of the first generation church; we’re calling it GEN1 and consider these Scriptures we will read through this week a prologue to their stories to come. Happy Easter! This short mini series is simply the Holy Week story, with daily readings from the New Living Translation, broken up into 10 parts with a thoughtful prayer and question to consider for your day. May they be an encouragement to you as you are reminded of Jesus’s journey to the cross and what that means for us today. Enjoy. Ps 118:19-27- CLICK HERE, Ps 110- CLICK HERE, Luke 20- CLICK HERE Question: There has always been opposition to Jesus and His redemptive work in our lives. In what ways do you see this opposition showing up today? Are we putting more energy into worrying and fighting with the opposition or are we putting more energy into knowing the Savior?
09:52
March 30, 2021
Holy Monday, Easter Mini Series
Hello and welcome to the Easter 2021 Mini Series, preparing us to walk into Season 4-- a quest to discover, interact, and explore the characters of the first generation church; we’re calling it GEN1 and consider these Scriptures we will read through this week a prologue to their stories to come. Happy Easter! This short mini series is simply the Holy Week story, with daily readings from the New Living Translation, broken up into 10 parts with a thoughtful prayer and question to consider for your day. May they be an encouragement to you as you are reminded of Jesus’s journey to the cross and what that means for us today. Enjoy. Is 56:1-8- CLICK HERE, Luke 19:41-48- CLICK HERE Question: In what ways do you feel the Spirit prompting you that you perhaps are muddying the waters of your worship? You may not be peddling goods inside your churches but listen to the Spirit’s lead of how you could purify yourself before a holy God…
05:09
March 29, 2021
Palm Sunday, Easter Mini Series
Hello and welcome to the Easter 2021 Mini Series, preparing us to walk into Season 4-- a quest to discover, interact, and explore the characters of the first generation church; we’re calling it GEN1 and consider these Scriptures we will read through this week a prologue to their stories to come. Happy Easter! This short mini series is simply the Holy Week story, with daily readings from the New Living Translation, broken up into 10 parts with a thoughtful prayer and question to consider for your day. May they be an encouragement to you as you are reminded of Jesus’s journey to the cross and what that means for us today. Enjoy. Zech 9:9 - CLICK HERE & Luke 19:28-40 - CLICK HERE Question: In this portion of the text, we see the natural world contrasting the human world. Which one is most jarring to you and why-- the donkey colt submitting to be ridden? The palm branches torn from the tree and waving to a king? Or the idea of the stones crying out in cheer?
04:30
March 28, 2021
6 Days Before Passover, Easter Mini Series
Hello and welcome to the Easter 2021 Mini Series, preparing us to walk into Season 4-- a quest to discover, interact, and explore the characters of the first generation church; we’re calling it GEN1 and consider these Scriptures we will read through this week a prologue to their stories to come. Happy Easter! This short mini series is simply the Holy Week story, with daily readings from the New Living Translation, broken up into 10 parts with a thoughtful prayer and question to consider for your day. May they be an encouragement to you as you are reminded of Jesus’s journey to the cross and what that means for us today. Enjoy. John 24 - CLICK HERE Question: With six days until the resurrection, which words of Jesus stick out to you? Would you consider turning in your Bible or searching online to reread John chapter 12 and writing out the words that hold the most impact for you?
08:24
March 27, 2021
10 Days Out, Holy Week Easter Mini Series
Hello and welcome to the Easter 2021 Mini Series, preparing us to walk into Season 4-- a quest to discover, interact, and explore the characters of the first generation church; we’re calling it GEN1 and consider these Scriptures we will read through this week a prologue to their stories to come. Happy Easter! This short mini series is simply the Holy Week story, with daily readings from the New Living Translation, broken up into 10 parts with a thoughtful prayer and question to consider for your day. May they be an encouragement to you as you are reminded of Jesus’s journey to the cross and what that means for us today. Enjoy. Isaiah 53 - CLICK HERE Question: How can I more sensitively consider the cost in this week leading up to Easter? How can I look more closely at my own part, my own sin and in turn look more closely at Jesus and the work He chose on behalf of me?
05:09
March 26, 2021
The Story of Podcast Parables
We pause in our regularly scheduled programming... Exciting News: Podcast Parables has joined the GoodLion Podcast Network! @goodlion.io is a collective of Christ-following content creators and Podcast Parables joins a group of over 40 other podcasts! We work together as a team to produce free, high-quality content that points people to Jesus, encourages the church and equips creatives to reach people through podcasting! It’s an incredible opportunity and honor to join this network of professional and gifted folks! And today on the pod, I tell the story of how it happened, all of it, from how Podcast Parables was born to joining the network. Hop on to hear the story! And thanks for being a part! Links:  GoodLion (main) : https://goodlion.io/ GoodLion (identity) : https://goodlion.io/goodlion-identity/ GoodLion (shows) : https://goodlion.io/shows/ (scroll all the way to the bottom!) GoodLion (Podcast Parables) : https://goodlion.io/category/podcasts/goodlion-originals-podcasts/podcast-parables/ (all episodes linked here) GoodLion (Courtney Lee) : https://goodlion.io/author/courtneylee/
17:18
March 19, 2021
Season 3 BONUS EPISODE - Conversation with Caleb
Podcast Parables - Season 3 Bible Kids BONUS EPISODE >>>Conversation with Caleb Grab a cup of coffee or put on those walking shoes, pop the headphones in and join my conversation with the Million Dollar Boy! Caleb is, in many ways, a regular boy-- he loves soccer, plays Pokemon, is a big brother, and does his schooling from home these days. But in other ways, he is very irregular-- he is committed to sharing his resources, in Jesus name, with the underprivileged around the world. In addition, he isn’t afraid to invite us to do the same. Caleb has been charged with raising ONE MILLION DOLLARS for a ministry with which he has already served overseas. We talk about that and more today. Get ready to not only be inspired by this young man’s faith journey but also be pushed to action as a result. Please, consider partnering with Caleb and Scalpel at the Cross to serve the physical and spiritual needs of Pucallpan Peruvians, tribal populations, and the missionaries who serve them. GIVING LINK: https://giving.ncsservices.org/app/Giving/scalpelatthecross **Put “Caleb” in the Memo Line so they can track his goal. TO CONNECT WITH CALEB (donating silent auction items, sending Pokemon cards, attending his live Labor Day Event) PLEASE EMAIL podcastparables@gmail.com Resources: Scalpel at the Cross - https://scalpelatthecross.org/ Compassion International - https://www.compassion.com/ Partners: Caleb | Guest Speaker Scalpel at the Cross | https://scalpelatthecross.org/ Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://www.instagram.com/podcast_parables/ Courtney Lee | Author & Host | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Join the Team -- Support Link Below!
25:27
March 12, 2021
Samuel
Podcast Parables - Season 3 Bible Kids SAMUEL Dedicated to God from birth, Samuel is a boy chosen to serve. One fate filled night, he hears the voice of his Master, a voice that would become a companion throughout his life. Resources: Bible text links- Genesis 34 -https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%201&version=NIV Manuscript Link - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PtZSlu28h_2obaZy9jFh6d2qGaJCzxXMn5E_p81H3aE/edit?usp=sharing Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2 Courtney Lee | Author & Host | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Caleb | Guest Storyteller Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Support Link Below!
22:45
March 5, 2021
Dinah
Podcast Parables - Season 3 Bible Kids DINAH The only girl in a band of brothers, Dinah just wants to meet some friends! As she travels into town to meet up with the girls, she falls prey to Shechem, who both wants her right now and wants her forever. But her brothers have a plan, albeit a costly one, and are able to save her from his clutches. **CONTENT WARNING: This storyline includes kidnapping, rape, & murder. Resources: Bible text links- Genesis 34 - https://biblia.com/bible/esv/genesis/34 Manuscript Link - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-9xwcEmVJF6KDg9ylXByjrBnfA15yi1AfVIVQYGXZjU/edit?usp=sharing Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2 Courtney Lee | Author & Host | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Jasmine | Guest Storyteller Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Support Link Below!
16:00
February 26, 2021
Isaac
Podcast Parables - Season 3 Bible Kids ISAAC A boy and his dad-- out on an adventure, headed to the mountains. Things were great… until they weren’t… Resources: Bible text links- Genesis 22 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2022&version=NIV Manuscript Link - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T8kWjdCSe6yNoWklj79s0V7UNSg8wgTGXn9G63jb6r4/edit?usp=sharing Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2 Courtney Lee | Author & Host | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Jesse | Guest Storytellers Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Support Link Below!
16:11
February 19, 2021
Little Children (come unto me)
Podcast Parables - Season 3 Bible Kids LITTLE CHILDREN (come unto me) A family takes a day trip to the hills to listen to the Teacher. They just want to be blessed by Jesus. Is that too much to ask? Resources: Bible text links- Luke 18:15–17; Matthew 19:13–15; Mark 10:13–16 Manuscript Link - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1smpqxSEWiTOjM-HgkI6MZjTC2leLpTmTW6rdD4syYxQ/edit?usp=sharing Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2 Courtney Lee | Author & Host | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Maggie, Samara, Clara, & Joseph | Guest Storytellers Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Support Link Below!
14:28
February 12, 2021
Little Lunch Boy
Podcast Parables - Season 3 Bible Kids LITTLE LUNCH BOY A boy who has a day he will never forget with a mom who makes the best barley bread this side of the Jordan River! Resources: Bible text link- (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:31-44; Luke 9:12-17; and John 6:1-14) Manuscript Link - https://docs.google.com/document/d/15j4gxnp5PiOB2s3BIuB2Fpc28OOhDyrKUkIlu1HdEm4/edit?usp=sharing Podcast Parables | Season 1 | Episode 2 | Joseph Barsabbas/Justus's Wife -- connection to Little Lunch Boy Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2 Courtney Lee | Author & Host | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Benson | Guest Storyteller Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Support Link Below!
18:21
February 5, 2021
Naaman's Servant Girl
Podcast Parables - Season 3 Bible Kids Naaman's Servant Girl It took one sentence from one little slave girl, stolen from the land of Israel, that gave the plan for healing to Naaman, not just his skin, but his heart too.  Resources: Bible text link- https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2Kgs%205:1-2Kgs%205:19 Manuscript Link - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Va7IkTtsNj7-5ruP4rRbgwKNJdfagb_Sm57hqgZhfT8/edit?usp=sharing Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2 Courtney Lee | Author & Host | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Evangeline | Guest Storyteller Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Support Link Below!
13:28
January 29, 2021
Josiah
Podcast Parables - Season 3 Bible Kids JOSIAH 8 year old king with some family baggage, collector of stories, giver of God Resources: Bible text link- https://www.esv.org/2+Chronicles+33/ Manuscript Link - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S6P0knF1wfom5QwV1TFDiECjVDLIOR9ggxfrC1KLo14/edit?usp=sharing Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2 Courtney Lee | Author & Host | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Jude | Guest Storyteller Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Support Link Below!
17:11
January 22, 2021
Daughter of Jairus
Podcast Parables - Season 3 Bible Kids Daughter of Jairus A fearful father, a harried crowd, a woman needing healed, a daughter, dead... Come, celebrate the story of this twelve year old girl brought from death to life again! Resources: Mark 5 - https://www.esv.org/Mark+5/ Manuscript Link- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uz3jhXjSGaTXTByWL23TuEnJ9dOEZLgmmE8GILjLvEM/edit?usp=sharing Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2 Courtney Lee | Author & Host | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Braely | Guest Storyteller Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Support Link Below!
15:34
January 15, 2021
Shunammite Son
Podcast Parables - Season 3 Bible Kids Shunammite Son A mother's care, a boy's mission, a holy man's arrangement... Join this story and see God's miraculous movement!  Resources: 2 Kings 4:8-37- https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Kings%204%3A8-37&version=NIV Manuscript Link- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pj8ZHMBLDFejuYwovX6q9N_A5hO0r90klklBkOYBbPA/edit?usp=sharing Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2 Courtney Lee | Author & Host | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Silas | Guest Storyteller | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfkxpk3SHHdu9gaX0MisUIw/featured Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Support Link Below!
17:00
January 8, 2021
Miriam
Podcast Parables - Season 3 Bible Kids MIRIAM Today, we begin with a special young woman from the book of Exodus: Miriam, the older sister of Moses and Aaron, the sister who is not only at the river’s edge when Pharaoh’s princess draws his basket up out of the water but who also goes on to serve God and the people alongside her brothers after the Israelite nation is freed from the land of Egypt. Here is her story today. Enjoy. Resources: Exodus 2 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%202&version=NIV  Manuscript Link - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RLVMajoCn-V7TzbGTcdPR8YCnh-qoWJng2UNWUlQrd8/edit?usp=sharing Partners: Podcast Parables | @podcast_parables | https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2  Courtney Lee | Author & Host | @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Kendall | Guest Storyteller Anchor.fm | Podcast Platform | Support Link Below!
21:20
January 1, 2021
Season 2 BONUS - 12 Days of Christmas Story - Day 12
Season 2 Bonus ~ 12 Days of Christmas Story Join me as I read the Christmas Story from the New Living Translation, straight from the Word, broken into 12 parts, & read chronologically, finishing with a little prayer and a question to ponder for the day. Let's "prepare Him room" together. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!
10:21
December 22, 2020
Season 2 BONUS - 12 Days of Christmas Story - Day 11
Season 2 Bonus ~ 12 Days of Christmas Story Join me as I read the Christmas Story from the New Living Translation, straight from the Word, broken into 12 parts, & read chronologically, finishing with a little prayer and a question to ponder for the day. Let's "prepare Him room" together. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!
07:16
December 21, 2020
Season 2 BONUS - 12 Days of Christmas Story - Day 10
Season 2 Bonus ~ 12 Days of Christmas Story Join me as I read the Christmas Story from the New Living Translation, straight from the Word, broken into 12 parts, & read chronologically, finishing with a little prayer and a question to ponder for the day. Let's "prepare Him room" together. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!
03:28
December 20, 2020
Season 2 BONUS - 12 Days of Christmas Story - Day 9
Season 2 Bonus ~ 12 Days of Christmas Story Join me as I read the Christmas Story from the New Living Translation, straight from the Word, broken into 12 parts, & read chronologically, finishing with a little prayer and a question to ponder for the day. Let's "prepare Him room" together. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!
03:29
December 19, 2020
Season 2 BONUS - 12 Days of Christmas Story - Day 8
Season 2 Bonus ~ 12 Days of Christmas Story Join me as I read the Christmas Story from the New Living Translation, straight from the Word, broken into 12 parts, & read chronologically, finishing with a little prayer and a question to ponder for the day. Let's "prepare Him room" together. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!
04:13
December 18, 2020
Season 2 BONUS - 12 Days of Christmas Story - Day 7
Season 2 Bonus ~ 12 Days of Christmas Story Join me as I read the Christmas Story from the New Living Translation, straight from the Word, broken into 12 parts, & read chronologically, finishing with a little prayer and a question to ponder for the day. Let's "prepare Him room" together. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!
05:10
December 17, 2020
Season 2 BONUS - 12 Days of Christmas Story - Day 6
Season 2 Bonus ~ 12 Days of Christmas Story Join me as I read the Christmas Story from the New Living Translation, straight from the Word, broken into 12 parts, & read chronologically, finishing with a little prayer and a question to ponder for the day. Let's "prepare Him room" together. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!
04:36
December 16, 2020
Season 2 BONUS - 12 Days of Christmas Story - Day 5
Season 2 Bonus ~ 12 Days of Christmas Story Join me as I read the Christmas Story from the New Living Translation, straight from the Word, broken into 12 parts, & read chronologically, finishing with a little prayer and a question to ponder for the day. Let's "prepare Him room" together. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!
03:13
December 15, 2020
Season 2 BONUS - 12 Days of Christmas Story - Day 4
Season 2 Bonus ~ 12 Days of Christmas Story Join me as I read the Christmas Story from the New Living Translation, straight from the Word, broken into 12 parts, & read chronologically, finishing with a little prayer and a question to ponder for the day. Let's "prepare Him room" together. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!
03:23
December 14, 2020
Season 2 BONUS - 12 Days of Christmas Story - Day 3
Season 2 Bonus ~ 12 Days of Christmas Story Join me as I read the Christmas Story from the New Living Translation, straight from the Word, broken into 12 parts, & read chronologically, finishing with a little prayer and a question to ponder for the day. Let's "prepare Him room" together. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!
04:19
December 13, 2020
Season 2 BONUS - 12 Days of Christmas Story - Day 2
Season 2 Bonus ~ 12 Days of Christmas Story Join me as I read the Christmas Story from the New Living Translation, straight from the Word, broken into 12 parts, & read chronologically, finishing with a little prayer and a question to ponder for the day. Let's "prepare Him room" together. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!
04:09
December 12, 2020
Season 2 BONUS - 12 Days of Christmas Story - Day 1
Season 2 Bonus ~ 12 Days of Christmas Story Join me as I read the Christmas Story from the New Living Translation, straight from the Word, broken into 12 parts, & read chronologically, finishing with a little prayer and a question to ponder for the day. Let's "prepare Him room" together.  Enjoy & Merry Christmas!
03:02
December 11, 2020
Mary
Today we hop into the story of Mary, a woman whose womb was responsible for carrying the Messiah, whose chest nursed the Christ-child, whose home housed the one-and-only Jesus, Immanuel. Her first yes gave way to a lifetime of following her Lord. Listen in to her story, today!  Explore the resources below for more: Matthew 1 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+1&version=NLT Luke 2 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202&version=ESV,NLT "Mary" Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5uPIhGuQsgQTQbOzzNjhsi?si=emhCgtfZQaaiRFzymeEC1Q Support Podcast Parables - https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2/support Partners: Courtney Lee | host & storyteller | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Ellie Powers | intro & exit musician | https://www.wildflowermin.com/ McKenzi Gordon | portrait artist | https://www.etsy.com/shop/RestlessPursuit Anchor.fm | podcast platform | https://anchor.fm.com
15:20
December 4, 2020
Joseph
Enter Joseph's story with his humanity in mind, trying to understand not just the complexity of his fiancee showing up pregnant before they were legally married, but daily living and leading his family in the presence of God in the flesh, Jesus the Christ. Explore the resources below for more: Matthew 1 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+1&version=NLT Luke 2 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202&version=NIV | Matthew 2 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202&version=NIV "Mary" Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5uPIhGuQsgQTQbOzzNjhsi?si=BsSv7rXTTZ60EPhlMbu3Ag Support Podcast Parables - https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2/support Partners: Courtney Lee | host & storyteller | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Ellie Powers | intro & exit musician | https://www.wildflowermin.com/ McKenzi Gordon | portrait artist | https://www.etsy.com/shop/RestlessPursuit Anchor.fm | podcast platform | https://anchor.fm.com
19:13
November 27, 2020
Jehoiachin
Second-to-last king of Judah, a reign lasting three months, followed by thirty-seven years in Babylonian captivity-- meet Jehoiachin.  Who was he? And why is he in the line-up of the lineage of Jesus Christ? Explore the resources below for more: Matthew 1 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+1&version=NLT 2 Kings 24 & 25 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Kings+24-25&version=NLT Psalm 137 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm+137&version=NLT  Jeremiah 22 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah+22&version=NLT Support Podcast Parables - https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2/support Partners: Courtney Lee | host & storyteller | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Ellie Powers | intro & exit musician | https://www.wildflowermin.com/ McKenzi Gordon | portrait artist | https://www.etsy.com/shop/RestlessPursuit Anchor.fm | podcast platform | https://anchor.fm.com
18:51
November 20, 2020
King Rehoboam
Grandson of David & Bathsheba; Son of Solomon Rehoboam's life was characterized by his lack of character, the advice he didn't take, and the disastrous consequences as a result. The beauty and power that identified his father's and grandfather's reigns was all stripped away within a matter of days for King Rehoboam.  This is his story...  Explore the resources below for more: Matthew 1 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+1&version=NLT 2 Chronicles 10 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+10&version=ESV | 1 Kings 12 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+kings+12&version=ESV Reflection Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/10WTd4hQBi4iqS2faYh7Oz?si=DQUrHnsYRCm3uq0QBIH9ug Support Podcast Parables - https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2/support Partners: Courtney Lee | host & storyteller | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Ellie Powers | intro & exit musician | https://www.wildflowermin.com/ McKenzi Gordon | portrait artist | https://www.etsy.com/shop/RestlessPursuit Trentell | voiceover guest Anchor.fm | podcast platform | https://anchor.fm.com
17:44
November 13, 2020
Bathsheba
Grief... Trauma... Forgiveness... Her story.  God's promise.  Explore the resources below for more: Matthew 1 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+1&version=NLT Psalm 51 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+51&version=ESV 2 Samuel 11 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Samuel%2011&version=NIV "Bathsheba" Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2n3MNApWKKN8wHUwwoy4m9?si=ae461kNFQSyRgnqbV2RozA Support Podcast Parables - https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2/support Partners: Courtney Lee | host & storyteller | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Ellie Powers | intro & exit musician | https://www.wildflowermin.com/ McKenzi Gordon | portrait artist | https://www.etsy.com/shop/RestlessPursuit Anchor.fm | podcast platform | https://anchor.fm.com
13:51
November 6, 2020
Boaz
Son of Salmon and Rahab, the foreign prostitute.  Husband of Ruth, the foreign destitute.  Great great grandfather of King David, the astute.  Step into his story today...  Explore the resources below for more: Matthew 1 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+1&version=NLT Ruth - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ruth%201&version=NIV "Ruth" Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6v6qacd5znYB13znztblf4?si=RB6H4O9lSp2DqyArX3uM7Q Support Podcast Parables - https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2/support Partners: Courtney Lee | host & storyteller | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Ellie Powers | intro & exit musician | https://www.wildflowermin.com/ McKenzi Gordon | portrait artist | https://www.etsy.com/shop/RestlessPursuit Anchor.fm | podcast platform | https://anchor.fm.com
24:59
October 30, 2020
Ruth
Another foreign woman. Another unlikely love story.  A woman with double mothers-in-law. A woman who saw the faithfulness of God.  Who was Ruth and why was she included? Explore the resources below for more: Matthew 1 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+1&version=NLT Ruth - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ruth%201&version=NIV "Ruth" Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6v6qacd5znYB13znztblf4?si=RB6H4O9lSp2DqyArX3uM7Q Support Podcast Parables - https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2/support Partners: Courtney Lee | host & storyteller | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Ellie Powers | intro & exit musician | https://www.wildflowermin.com/ McKenzi Gordon | portrait artist | https://www.etsy.com/shop/RestlessPursuit Anchor.fm | podcast platform | https://anchor.fm.com
10:06
October 23, 2020
Salmon
Salmon the husband of Rahab, father of Boaz  Other than being listed as Rahab’s wife in genealogical passages, he’s mentioned nowhere else in the Bible. Who was this guy that he’d be willing to take a chance on a foreign prostitute known for her deception? Explore the resources below for more: Matthew 1 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+1&version=NLT Joshua 1-6 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Joshua%201&version=NIV "Rahab" Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/71HoHZznR937SQ5kVUBeWK?si=6Hdlc-o5Qo-_hpprZ3JScg Support Podcast Parables - https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2/support Partners: Courtney Lee | host & storyteller | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Ellie Powers | intro & exit musician | https://www.wildflowermin.com/ McKenzi Gordon | portrait artist | https://www.etsy.com/shop/RestlessPursuit Will Powers | voice actor | https://www.facebook.com/will.powers.31 | https://www.instagram.com/truewillpow3r/ Anchor.fm | podcast platform | https://anchor.fm.com
19:34
October 16, 2020
Rahab
She is almost always mentioned in the Bible as “Rahab the prostitute." But that’s not all. Rahab was also a Canaanite-- who were the hated enemies of Israel. Her most exemplary deed was telling a lie. Think about that. A harlot, a Canaanite and a liar. You wouldn’t think she would have much chance of making the list, but there she is. Who was she and why was she included? Explore the resources below for more: Matthew 1 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+1&version=NLT Joshua 2 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Joshua%202&version=NLT "Rahab" Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/71HoHZznR937SQ5kVUBeWK?si=6Hdlc-o5Qo-_hpprZ3JScg Support Podcast Parables - https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2/support Partners: Courtney Lee | host & storyteller | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ | @courtneylee2020 Ellie Powers | intro & exit musician | https://www.wildflowermin.com/ | @elliepow3rs McKenzi Gordon | portrait artist | https://www.etsy.com/shop/RestlessPursuit | @restlesspursuitcreations Anchor.fm | podcast platform | https://anchor.fm.com | @anchor.fm
13:00
October 9, 2020
Tamar
Season 2 begins with the first woman listed in the genealogy of Jesus Christ - Tamar - a woman who both endured and had hope. Who was she and why was she included?  Explore the resources below for more:  Matthew 1 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+1&version=NLT Genesis 38 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2038&version=NLT  "Tamar" Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2lZT04ScoOnlfDFy9H3vEl?si=lHuE1pMET2O78PLuS27zGA Support Podcast Parables - https://anchor.fm/courtney-lee2/support  Partners:  Courtney Lee | host & storyteller | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Ellie Powers | intro & exit musician | https://www.wildflowermin.com/ McKenzi Gordon | portrait artist | https://www.etsy.com/shop/RestlessPursuit Anchor.fm | podcast platform | https://anchor.fm.com
13:21
October 2, 2020
Season 1 BONUS EPISODE - Conversation with Cindy
woman who is held...  #jointhestory with Cindy -- she is a "blood bought child of the Most High King" who loves Him with all her heart, soul, mind, and strength. She is also a wife, mother, grandmother, piano teacher, and a member of the most amazing worship arts program at her local church. Her favorite thing to do is to sit in her "spot" in her family room in the early mornings and spend time with Jesus, reading and studying His Word, listening for His Voice. Being with her family is her second favorite thing in all this world. Her love for them is total and complete.  Resources:  https://www.celebraterecovery.com/ - Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Psalm 25 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2025&version=NIV  Partners:  Cindy - guest Courtney Lee - host/storyteller | @courtneylee2020 | courtneylee.substack.com Ellie Powers - intro/exit musician 
45:38
September 25, 2020
Season 1 BONUS EPISODE - Conversation with Robyn Dykstra
...the widow who wore pink Robyn Dykstra is passionate about helping women find hope in the midst of their messes - whether large or small, self-induced or thrust upon them. Robyn speaks to the hearts and hurts of women all over the country as a national speaker and author.  As a former Red Hot Mess with a reckless disregard for God, she's experienced the transforming power of God’s love.  Years later, as a fully surrendered Christian woman who was widowed twice in only four years - she had a lot of questions for God that required an answer.  We will dive in to some of those questions in this conversation today. Join the story...  Resources: Website: https://robyndykstra.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robyndykstraspeaks/  Book: The Widow Wore Pink: A True Story of Life After Loss and the Transforming Power of a Loving God https://www.amazon.com/Widow-Wore-Pink-Transforming-Loving/dp/0996368116/   Discipleship Resource: Journey to Trust: https://journeytotrust.com/  Partners: Robyn Dykstra - guest Courtney Lee - storyteller & host | @courtneylee2020 | courtneylee.substack.com Ellie Powers - musical intro & exit | @elliepow3rs Anchor.fm - podcast platform
45:59
September 18, 2020
Season 1 BONUS EPISODE - Conversation with Misty
the woman who implicitly trusts...  Misty is a Jesus-loving wife, momma, and ministry lead from Northern Colorado. She has a beautiful story about how Jesus intersected her life and brought healing and redemption.  Step in to her story today and be encouraged!  Partners: Misty - guest Courtney Lee - host/storyteller - @courtneylee2020 | courtneylee.substack.com Ellie Powers - musician - @elliepow3rs Anchor.fm - podcast platform
42:28
September 11, 2020
Peter's Mother-in-Law
Join the story! Today's woman is one of the most familiar Bible character's mother-in-law! We know a lot about Peter but only this one short story mentions his family. She's sick and about to die... until Jesus shows up.  Resources:  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%204&version=ESV;MSG https://www.womeninthebible.net/women-bible-old-new-testaments/peters-wifes-mother-gospel-story/ https://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/the-fourfold-gospel/by-sections/healing-peters-mother-in-law-and-many-others.html https://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Topical.show/RTD/cgg/ID/5405Healing-Peters-Mother-in-Law.htm https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/all-women-bible/Peter-8217-s-Wife Partners:  Courtney Lee - storyteller/host - @courtneylee2020 | @podcast_parables  McKenzi Gordon|Restless Pursuit Creations - @restlesspursuitcreations | restlesspursuitcreations@gmail.com Ellie Powers - intro & exit musician - Ellie Powers on YouTube Anchor.fm - podcast platform
20:50
September 4, 2020
Pontius Pilate’s Wife
Think being a government official in the 2020 election year is hard? Try being a Roman Governor's wife, watching your husband preside over the trial of Jesus Christ. Join the story and take a peek into what it might have been like to be Mrs. Pilate in one of the most tumultuous times in our world's history.  Resource List:   Passage: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2027&version=NIV;ESV Background Info:  https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/all-women-bible/Pilate-8217-s-Wife https://answersingenesis.org/education/spurgeon-sermons/1647-the-dream-of-pilates-wife/ #10 Partners:   Courtney Lee - host/storyteller - @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/  Ellie Powers - intro/exit music - @elliepow3rs | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMEuxmIPpIcYp0fr7AC7b9Q/featured  McKenzi Gordon - graphic artist - @restlesspursuitcreations | restlesspursuitcreations@gmail.com   Anchor.fm - podcast platform - @anchorfm | anchorfm.com
15:45
August 28, 2020
Philip's Daughter
There are only a few women prophets mentioned in the Bible. These sisters make up a bulk of the list. Who were they? What's the purpose of their place? How were they involved? Explore with me today. Interact with this sentence from Acts 21. Be encouraged to go deeper, to wear out the pages of your Bible, to rest in your calling from the Lord.  Resource List:  Passage: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2021&version=ESV,MSG Background Info:  https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/all-women-bible/Daughters-Philip https://www.gotquestions.org/Philip-in-the-Bible.html https://www.thebiblejourney.org/biblejourney1/7-journeys-of-jesuss-followers/philips-journeys/ Partners:  Courtney Lee - host/storyteller - @courtneylee2020 | https://courtneylee.substack.com/ Ellie Powers - intro/exit music - @elliepow3rs | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMEuxmIPpIcYp0fr7AC7b9Q/featured McKenzi Gordon - graphic artist - @restlesspursuitcreations | restlesspursuitcreations@gmail.com  Anchor.fm - podcast platform - @anchorfm | anchorfm.com 
17:44
August 21, 2020
Paul's Sister
The Apostle Paul is one of the main players in the New Testament. His life is documented and his writings are recorded. But there's this small, often forgotten, interaction between him and his sister's son in Acts 23 that we are going to explore today. Imagine with me, what it might have been like to be the sister of Saul turned Paul.  Resource List:  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2023&version=NIV,MSG https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/all-women-bible/Paul-8217-s-Sister https://biblehub.com/commentaries/acts/23-16.htm Partner List:  Courtney Lee (host/author) - @courtneylee2020 | http://www.courtneylee.substack.com  Ellie Powers (musician) - @elliepow3rs McKenzi Gordon (artist) - @restlesspursuitcreations | restlesspursuitcreations@gmail.com Anchor.fm (platform) 
18:00
August 14, 2020
Forgiven Woman
Sneak into the scene today: a dinner party of epic proportions. Take a seat where you can see Jesus; this is gonna be a show you don't want to miss. Enter scandalous woman stage left. What will she do?  The guest author and recorder today is Rebecca Jones who says, “As a beloved daughter, cherished and protected by my Heavenly and earthly Fathers, I didn’t really understand how much our identity is shaped just by what we are told and who loves us, until I sat in rooms with women who had been used, abused and neglected and have such a hard time believing Jesus could really love them. This story is for them.” --- Resource List: Passage - Luke 7 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%207%3A36-50&version=ESV;NIV --- Partner List:  Rebecca Jones (episode author & performer) is a writer, teacher and leader from Western Nebraska. She spends her time chasing Jesus and her three boys in all their adventures, and squeezing creative pursuits into the margins.  As former teen parents, she and her husband are passionate about loving women and families in the midst of unplanned pregnancy, and introducing them to the tenderness of Jesus. She leads a local branch of a ministry called Embrace Grace, which equips the church to do just that. She’s in the midst of writing a book, and today’s podcast is an excerpt. You can find her writing and excessive photos of Nebraska sunsets at rebeccajonesweb.wordpress.com and on Instagram at @write_on_rebecca. And find out more about Embrace Grace on Instagram @embracegraceinc or at embracegrace.com. Courtney Lee - Host - @courtneylee2020 | http://www.courtneylee.substack.com Ellie Powers - Original Intro/Exit Music - @elliepow3rs McKenzi Gordon - Original Artwork - @restlesspursuitcreations | restless.pursuit.creations@gmail.com Anchor.FM - Podcast Platform
19:19
August 7, 2020
Samaritan Woman
In this episode, we step into the story of the Samaritan Woman who speaks with Jesus at Jacob's Well near the town of Sychar. She has a thirst, a desire for 'more,' and encounters the One who can fill both of those deep needs in her life. This one is for anyone with questions, anyone whose mouth often gets ahead of them, and anyone who desires more from this life.  Follow @Podcast_Parables on Instagram! --- Resource List Text- https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%204&version=NIV;CSB Background Info - https://www.gotquestions.org/woman-at-the-well.html Commentary - Jamieson, R., Fausset, A. R., & Brown, D. (1997). Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible (Vol. 2, p. 133). Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc. --- Partners Courtney Lee (Host) Instagram | Newsletter Ellie Powers (Musical Content) YouTube | Instagram | Blog McKenzi Gordon ~ Restless Pursuit Creations (Art) Instagram | to order prints from today’s episode email restless.pursuit.creations@gmail.com Anchor.fm (Platform)
19:10
July 31, 2020
Widow with Two Coins
What do you have to give?  What have you been told to give?  How do you watch others give?  -- Explore and interact with these questions as you hear the story from the view of the Widow's Mite out of Mark 12.  Follow @Podcast_Parables on Instagram! --- Resource List Texts - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=mark+12&version=NIV & https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Kings%2017&version=NIV Background Info - https://www.gotquestions.org/widows-mite.html Article - https://confidenceandjoy.com/devouring-widows-houses/ --- Partners Courtney Lee (Host) Instagram | Newsletter Ellie Powers (Musical Content) YouTube | Instagram | Blog McKenzi Gordon ~ Restless Pursuit Creations (Art) Instagram | to order prints from today’s episode email restless.pursuit.creations@gmail.com Anchor.fm (Platform)
18:42
July 24, 2020
Adulterous Woman
The shame of sin is in all of us. We have all made choices in the shadows of our own lives. None of us want to face the consequences of the wrongs we’ve done or the wrongs done to us but what if those consequences were met with the extension of grace and brought into the Light? Step into the story of the Adulterous Woman... Follow Podcast Parables on Instagram : @podcast_parables Resource List: Passage - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john%208&version=NLT;KJV Article - https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/standing-naked-before-god-the-woman-caught-in-adultery-1406947.html Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacle/Festival of Shelters Info - http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/documents/The%20Feast%20Of%20Tabernacles.htm Map - https://www.conformingtojesus.com/images/webpages/jerusalem_in_jesus_time_map_1.jpg Partner List: Courtney Lee - Host/Author - @courtneylee2020 | http://www.courtneylee.substack.com Ellie Powers - Original Intro/Exit Music - @elliepow3rs McKenzi Gordon - Original Artwork - @restlesspursuitcreations | restless.pursuit.creations@gmail.com Anchor.FM - Podcast Platform
18:59
July 17, 2020
Wife of Joseph Barsabbas (Justus)
In this episode, we step into the story of a woman not mentioned in the Bible-- the wife of Justus, the almost-disciple-that-replaced-Judas. We see the ‘casting of lots’ scene in the first chapter of Acts but what if we imagined the rest of the story? Today’s episode is for anyone who has ever felt passed over, unchosen, not picked, or left out, reckoning what life should be with what God has sovereignly ordained to be. It’s for anyone who has faithfully served Jesus and His church, wondering if it’s even making a difference. It’s for anyone who has wrestled with feelings of comparison or jealousy, sacrificing peace for a chip on the shoulder. Follow @Podcast_Parables on Instagram! --- Resource List Text - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=acts%201&version=ESV;NIV Background Info - https://www.biblestudytools.com/encyclopedias/isbe/joseph-barsabbas.html Article - http://www.shegznstuff.com/blogofshegz/2015/8/17/when-jesus-doesnt-pick-you-to-be-on-the-dream-team. --- Partners Courtney Lee (Host) Instagram | Newsletter Ellie Powers (Musical Content) YouTube | Instagram | Blog McKenzi Gordon ~ Restless Pursuit Creations (Art) Instagram | to order prints from today’s episode email restless.pursuit.creations@gmail.com Anchor.fm (Platform)
17:38
July 10, 2020
Bleeding Woman
It's not quite the Dead Sea Scrolls but it IS a modern take on the heart of Scripture. It's the Bible spoken in story form; a story that was written just for *you.* Join in the exploration and interact with the stories of old. Be encouraged as you hear how the once confusing anecdotes become more familiar and well, actually applicable! Permission granted for a quest filled with questions, inquiry turned to imagination, and wisdom intermingled with whimsy!  Today's story features the Bleeding Woman from Mark 5. May you be blessed by her story...  Partners Courtney Lee (Host) Instagram | Newsletter   Ellie Powers (Musical Content) YouTube | Instagram | Blog   McKenzi Gordon ~ Restless Pursuit Creations (Art) Instagram | to order prints from today’s episode email restless.pursuit.creations@gmail.com   Anchor.fm (Platform)
15:33
July 2, 2020