Real Church Matters Podcast
By Real Church Matters Podcast
We are interested in having a conversation about real church matters because real church matters. We want to reveal the difference between the casual Christian and the devout, the church culture that is void of the Christian resolve.
Episode 189 - It's The Discontentment
My sister Charity is back to talk about discontentment. It’s not your weight, or your hair, or your body shape or anything else you want to fixate on …but they all look crazy in the light of discontentment. So we discuss what it truly is, how to navigate it and what it looks like to be content. Some cool chat about work ethic, humility and more...Enjoy. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
September 2, 2021
Episode 188 - You First
This episode I have my brother back with me for a great conversation. He asked me a question that I myself have asked myself many a time. If we have all this power as Christians, why is there no power in our lives. The answer starts with two simple words...you first. You'll understand when you listen. Enjoy. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
August 19, 2021
Episode 187 - Love Yours
Love yours. A simple phrase that means so much. Me and mines have an amazing conversation about what it means to be faithful and grateful for what God has given you, knowing what He gave you and how to love it all with room for more. I shed a few tears, and you might as well. Enjoy. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
August 12, 2021
Episode 186 - Words Work
A lot to chew on this week. Why do you read the Bible? Why do you go to church? Why do you pray? The reason should be simple, but it’s not because we have lost sight of what this is all about. This week I talk about the words and how the Word of God should be the focus but instead it takes a backseat to so much stuff. Enjoy. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
August 5, 2021
Episode 185 - Relying On The Unreliable
This week I break down Job 8:13-18. The scripture just grabbed my attention this week and speaks to the issue that is plaguing many in these days and times. You want to know what causes a great deal of anxiety? Leaning on something that can’t support you. We get to the real issue with misplaced trust this week. Enjoy. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
July 29, 2021
Episode 184 - Working Out On Your Own
The first of my "By Myself" series of podcast that will take on how to be self-centered in the right way. This particular one talks about working on yourself. When Philippians 2:12 speaks of working on your soul salvation, it is talking about tending to heart. We break down what that means and why it can only be done by you. This is dedicated to everyone who is knows the importance of heart work. Enjoy. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
July 22, 2021
Episode 183 - Of A Certain Discipline
Always a blessing to talk to my nephew Solomon Thomas on the podcast. This time our conversation takes us to Proverbs 12:1 as we talk about Discipline. Helping a young man navigate life has helped me remember some truths that I have held on to for dear life to the saving of my very soul. Sharing these truths with the next generation is more than life to me. Hope you enjoy. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
July 15, 2021
Episode 182 - Encourage Yourself
The first of my "By Myself" series of podcast that will take on how to be self-centered in the right way. This particular one talks about encouraging yourself. The realities of life can often leave us distressed, but we sometimes get even more distressed that people aren't there for us in those distressing times--but helping you in your distress is not their job, it's yours. I talk about what it means to encourage yourself in a practical way that you can start doing today. Enjoy.
July 8, 2021
Episode 181 - Nothing New
This episode we explore Romans 12:2 and it's referencing to the "patterns of this world." The idea that humans follow a pattern, denotes that humans are as predictable as the outcomes of our actions. This reality has huge implications that we explore through this weighty conversation with two of some of my favorite young people in tow. There's nothing new under the sun and that includes us. Enjoy. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
July 1, 2021
Episode 180 - Ask Me Anything
This episode was supposed to be a simple question and answer session that turned into a very potent conversation about podcasting and the place church is right now post-pandemic. I wasn't prepared for what questions, but hopefully you are ready for the answers. Enjoy! Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
June 24, 2021
Episode 179 - The Strong Friend
What does it mean to be strong? What does it mean to be weak? Me and Charity take a moment to talk this one through. Too often we are expected to be something we can't be in and of ourselves. This conversation hopefully will free a lot of folks up to come to terms with their weakness and depend on God's strength. Enjoy! Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
June 17, 2021
Episode 178 - The Jesus Effect
"For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ." 1 Corinthians 2:16 Imagine a world where the people of God discussed the matters of God instead of arguing or debating. I got tired of imagining a world where that exist and decided to make that my reality. This week I talk with Terringus Walker, a longtime brother in the faith. I appreciate this conversation because of the history between us and you will appreciate the conversation because of the potency of this engagement. The woke just ain't woke, the woke work. Enjoy. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
June 3, 2021
Episode 177 - Take Care
"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 1:2 This podcast I wanted to encourage everyone to take care of yourselves...every part of yourselves...for the sake of yourselves. Listen and maybe listen again. Enjoy. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
May 27, 2021
Episode 176 - Cutting The Cords
Nothing last forever. No, I'm not stopping the podcast...just a reality that I think we should take a minute to visit. What does the end of things mean? The beginning of new things. How we navigate ending relationships without ending our responsibility to those very people is vital to believers. Walk this one out with me and moms. Enjoy. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
May 20, 2021
Episode 175 - Find Love In A Hopeless Place
In this episode I want to know how we can help people who feel hopeless. I figured it would be best to talk to the person that helped me in my hopeless place, my momma. She does what she does best. She's amazing, this episode is amazing and God is amazing. Enjoy. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
May 13, 2021
Episode 174 - Hide And Seek - Part 2
Part two of the two-part conversation about being a Christian and some of the incorrect thinking that exist within that journey. The talk takes a much needed hard left to discuss some issues that haven’t been discussed enough at all. From sex and marriage to grace and mercy. Your young adult Christians could use this conversation in their life. So could you. Enjoy! Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
April 29, 2021
Episode 173 - Hide And Seek - Part 1
This podcast will always be about having real conversations about real matters of the heart, and this episode is the epitome of that. The first of a two-part conversation about being a Christian and some of the incorrect thinking that exist within that journey. If I had an episode I would want every new Christian to hear, it would be this one. So much in this I had to split it up. Please listen and digest this truth carefully. Challenge yourself to hear beyond just hearing. Obedience over audience. Enjoy! Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
April 22, 2021
Episode 172 - The Gifted
The idea of gifts has always been one that I feel is never thoughtfully talked about. I thought who better to discuss this with than my sister Rebecca Thomas, a talented singer and a gifted soul. We talk about gifts, talents, the miseducation of the two and the commodification of it all. Enjoy! Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
April 15, 2021
Episode 171 - Purpose Process Progress
This episode I talked with one of my favorite people about the fear associated with considering the future as a young person. This takes us so many places, which I love that this young man can move so adeptly with me in the process of understanding how to embrace process, progress and purpose. We somehow talk a little about Goku for some reason…gotta love my nephew. Enjoy. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
April 8, 2021
Episode 170 - Water Break
Life is no walk in the park. If you find yourself fainting in the midst of it, ask yourself if you've drunk enough water. This pod is dedicated to those going through it, I'm talking directly to you in this one. Listen and share.
April 1, 2021
Episode 169 - Mind Your Business
This episode we encourage folks to mind their business. That means more than staying out of folks business, but really getting into yours. We talk about what that means to the believer and how that leads us to the Father's business. Great conversation that you should listen and share. Enjoy! Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
March 18, 2021
Episode 168 - Return On Investment
No one works for free. We all want get a return on our investment of time and energy, so why shouldn’t God expect a return on His investment in us? That’s the question we explore this episode that turned into a wonderful conversation chock full of things all of us should consider for more than a moment. From gratefulness to properly evaluating our value and how we value God, we cover a lot. Enjoy! Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
March 11, 2021
Episode 167 - How Did I Get Here
Episode 167 I talk with Charity Hall in a great conversation wondering how in the world did we get here. Our journey’s may be different, but what we have in common is we are born with a purpose, and as believers, we are also called to a calling. There is so much to dig in with this episode and I hope and pray you listen and enjoy. Thank God for 40 years of grace. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful
March 4, 2021
Episode 166 - The Timeshare
Episode 166 we talk about so much all wrapped together in very profound discussion about death, grief and the struggle to come to terms with our limited time and control over our time on this here third rock from the sun. My brother was so gracious as to offer his time, perspective and honesty to this episode. I hope you enjoy.
February 25, 2021
Episode 165 - All Things Considered
Episode 165 we focus on the power that comes from learning what to consider. Our meditations drive everything in our lives and much of the mental instabilities in our lives can be tracked to how we considered all that is around us. This was an insanely busy conversation that feels way too short, though it never is with me and my favorite minister. Enjoy! Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience
February 18, 2021
Episode 164 - Deceiving Yourself
Episode 164 we talk about our deceitful hearts. It’s very easy to think that when we become Christians our hearts are cleaned and life is brand new, but that couldn’t be further from the truth in one regard. We have to learn to navigate the deceit that comes from being human and how to move beyond living according to our very deceitful hearts. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience
February 11, 2021
Episode 163 - The Cornerman
Episode 163 I talk with my brother Philip Hall about the issues plaguing Christian men in today’s society. The conversation goes many places, but leads to an important conversation about how we can better serve each other in times where black men especially are in need of spiritual guidance. Enjoy! Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience #christianpodcast #podcasting #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #podcast #podcasting #christianpodcast #faithful #patient #christian #faithful #christianpodcast #podcast #soundcloud #beats #podcastshow #radio #takecare #loveofgod #encourage #grow #growth #exhort #scripture #jesus #God #fellowship #fruitsofspirit #churchfamily #realchurch #realchurchmatters #inthefaith #donotforsaketheassembling #theword #christianpodcast #podcast #christian #bible #love #believe #faith #biblestudy #dailybread #faith #love #encouragement #faithful #soundcloud #podcastshow #radio #encourage #growth #scripture #jesus #God #realchurchmatters #hope
February 4, 2021
Episode 162 - Getting Closer
Episode 162 I have Charity Hall for another episode! This one I ask a simple question, "How do you know you are close to God?" A simple question that birthed a very fast and entertaining episode. We aren't as close as we think we are, but the good news is, we aren't as far either. Enjoy!! Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience
January 28, 2021
Episode 161 - God Conscious
Episode 161 I got the original podcast partner Antoinette Andrews with me. Loved having her back in the co-pilot seat and hearing her perspective on what has changed in her understanding over the past four years. We get into a very great conversation about knowledge of self and knowledge of God. Great episode that I hope you enjoy. This episode is dedicated to Regina Mclain, a supporter and listener that will be missed by many. The Real Church Matters family remembers and honors you. Listen to us on iTunes and Spotify, www.realchurchmatters.com Obedience OVER Audience
January 21, 2021
Episode 160 - Don't Do You, Do God
I enjoy my conversations with Earl Spicer, there's never a time we don't arrive to some interesting truths. This episode we talk about what we feed and what it cost to feed it. We also talk about cookie dough...you'll have to listen to understand. Enjoy! Season 5 is here! Listen and share with those you love...simply tell them realchurchmatters.com
January 14, 2021
Episode 159 - New Year Chat
I'm incredibly excited about this year. Celebrating the fifth year of the podcast with a bit of reflection and resolution. Season five begins, hope you are ready for the journey. Enjoy!
January 7, 2021
Episode 158 - Together But No Togetherness
The last podcast of the year, and it is fitting that I do it with my parents. I respect their relationship with God and their relationship with one another. They have a wealth of wisdom they have gained from their time with God more than their 40 years of marriage. This podcast is a time capsule of sorts for their children's children to hear wisdom as it relates to what truly defines a strong matrimony. Scriptures were said. Fun was had. Enjoy. Happy New Year!
December 31, 2020
Episode 157 - Don't Finesse The Process
Coming to the end of the year, but rearing up for the new year. I'm excited for the conversations to be had and the ones I'm having. This one with now 3-time guest Felicia Jenkins, talking about a plethora of subjects. From therapy to getting naked, we had an interesting one I know you will enjoy. So enjoy. Don't forget if you are interested in having a conversation, reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org! I'm excited for what is to come. So come with me! Obedience over audience.
December 24, 2020
Episode 156 - The Doorman
I started this conversation only knowing I wanted to ask one question, what is the hardest thing about being a Christian black man in America? That’s not a simple answer and this is far from a simple conversation had with my nephew Earl Spicer. You may ask, why call the episode “The Doorman” well, I won’t give it all away…listen and enjoy!
December 17, 2020
Episode 155 - Alone But Not Alone
It’s not easy being a Christian, it comes with tough choices and uncomfortable phases of life. Unfortunately that’s not what is often taught to people new to the faith, especially young people. We don’t talk to them about how to navigate the feelings of loneliness that often come with the choice to walk a path that leads to righteousness. The road that is uncompromising is a road that often feels alone. Ironically, I’m not alone for this conversation, my niece Erica Spicer comes for a second time. This conversation moved me greatly; and I pray it touches and teaches you as well. Enjoy!
December 10, 2020
Episode 154 - The Heart Of The Matter
The heart is the heart of everything we experience, everything that we feel. The disquietness of your heart is louder than the still small voice of God. And at moments like these, it's important that we see the danger of the heart, the power we have over it and the responsibility to guard it--not from people--but the heart from our righteousness and integrity.
December 3, 2020
Episode 153 - Ownership
Episode 153 - Ownership You are not your own. This is a reality that must be reconciled with those who say they are children of God. I believe it’s the struggle of that reality that causes the most struggle for believers. This episode I talk about what it means to be God’s own and how God’s ownership fuels the very purpose of our existence on this earth. As I weighed my own purpose these past weeks, I came to a couple of truths that I think could serve you well…so enjoy. Check out these past episodes! Episode 41 - You don’t lead faith, faith leads you Episode 90 - The Mission Statement Episode 127 - God Loves Hard Phil 2:13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. God wants to work in me, strengthen me and enlighten me to work for HIS Pleasure Romans 11:36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen. Hebrews 13:21 equip you with every good thing to do His will. And may He accomplish in us what is pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. Eph 1:5 he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, Determined in advanced, my feelings, experiences and desires don’t factor in to this plan for me to work to the purpose of His will Ephesians 1:11 In Him we were also chosen as God's own, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything by the counsel of His will, There is a plan for our lives, it is to work out everything or align everything to His will Matthew 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. Hebrews 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
November 19, 2020
Episode 152 - Where Are We?
We are back! During my hiatus, I found myself in a tough time. During that time I had to ask myself, how did I get here? The answer was sobering, I got there because of my choices. This podcast I want to walk you through that question, using Job and Jonah. We often ask God why, instead of asking ourselves. Enjoy.
November 12, 2020
Episode 151 - Active Awareness
This episode is a brief search into the importance of awareness. It's our awareness that makes up our perception and our perception that defines who we are as it relates to our thoughts. We are missing very important things because we haven't connected our focus on the things of God. Let's talk about it. Enjoy.
October 8, 2020
Episode 150 - Find Your Joy
What makes you happy? What completes your joy? What satisfies you? There should be a satisfaction we endeavor to as believers for ourselves and for one another. Let's talk about it. Enjoy.
October 1, 2020
Episode 149 - Fight For Unity (Director's Cut)
Everyone has a fight, something that presses on their very soul. It becomes their mission, their goal to achieve. For the believer ours should be for unity. Why? Because in a dark world where pain and hurt are ever growing, we our supposed to be the good and pleasant place for one another. This comes with effort, a striving that we put upon ourselves. Listen and be encouraged to fight for unity. Enjoy.
September 4, 2020
Episode 148 - Think Anything, Feel Everything
This episode is for those that may suffer with anxiety or just feel a way in these strange times or just on the regular. My question to you is, why do you think you can think on just anything, and not feel just about everything? Guard your mind like you guard access to your phone. Be selective. Be exclusive. Be protective. This has little to do with ignoring people and everything to do with ignoring thoughts. Think on these things. Listening to this podcast will help…enjoy.
August 20, 2020
Episode 147 - The Root Of It All
This episode I have my nephew Solomon Thomas as my co-pilot as we discuss what we’ve been up to all summer. Before long the discussion evolves to the importance of being rooted in God, the dangers of the internet, being in the world but not of it and more anecdotes that will be sure to encourage during these strange days. Enjoy!
August 13, 2020
Episode 146 - Hope For A Tree
Episode 146 is about growth. What causes growth in our lives is the same thing that causes growth in trees…water. What is this water? How can I get it? Why does it matter that I grow as a Christian? If we talk about fruit, I have to show you how to develop it in our lives. This is a special episode for me, because it celebrates my favorite scripture Job 14:7-9. This episode is dedicated to my father Forrest Scott Hall Sr.
August 7, 2020
Episode 145 - The Boardroom
The definition of a boardroom is a room where the group of people who manage or direct a company. Who directs your life? Who is in the boardroom of your mind? This episode we talk about who is really to blame for the situations we find ourselves in and the real answer as to how we can find our way out of them. No more excuses and no more blaming God for the predicaments we are in. What is seen as God’s plan is really the result of free will. Enjoy! Questions? email@example.com
July 30, 2020
Episode 144 - Who Do You See?
This weeks podcast ask a simple question...who is Jesus to you? And an also equally important question, who are you to Jesus? Follow me through Matthew 16:13-17 where we tackle those questions and more. Obedience over audience. Listen. Share with one person. Repeat. Enjoy.
July 23, 2020
Episode 143 - Out Of This World
This episode we talk about the world. We all can agree it's pretty bad out here, but how we deal with this world is where the conversation should be heading. The Christian should understand how necessary 2020 is to the fulfillment of the scripture and how Jesus understood this even as he prepared to leave this evil world. We will be in John 17, walk with me. Enjoy.
July 9, 2020
Episode 142 - A Love Letter to the Hopeless
This one is for those feeling hopeless. I share with you a moment when I was in a hopeless place, and a few things I learned during that time and in hindsight that really led me out of a dark time. I pray this is helpful to you. Share it with someone you know is feeling hopeless.
May 21, 2020
Episode 141 - A Love Letter to the Burdened
This is the first of The Love Letter Series, a collection of short messages to those in need. This first one is a letter to the burdened. May you find peace in these words from Hebrews 12.
May 7, 2020
Episode 140 - Spiritual Distancing
How come when I engage with people, it weighs on me? How come when I try to help people, it ends in confusion, resentment bitterness and messiness? Is the the work I was called to? To leave heavy laden, questioning all the "good things" I do for people? These are real questions about our real engagement with people. The answers to them were weighed in this very episode. We also discuss the very short run on IG live and our musings on the COVID19 crisis.
April 30, 2020
Episode 139 - Survival of the Fittest
The harder the times get, the more you see the strong get stronger, the rich get richer and the weak get devoured. It's the survival of the fittest--so one must ask, how do the sheep make it amongst the wolves? Thats only one part of our great conversation this week. Come survive with us!
March 27, 2020
Episode 138 - A State Of Emergency
Everyone is aware of what is going on...or are they. Just a conversation about the times we are living in and how it exposes a church that is sick and needs help.
March 20, 2020
Episode 137 - Selfishness
Behind everything we do is the reason we do it, lets do some self-evaluation this week. There's talk of desires, lust and flesh, but behind each and every one of those words is our own self-interest. Selfishness is the driving force for all that is wrong in the world. It's time we talk about it. Enjoy!
March 12, 2020
Episode 136 - Waste Management
Man this was a good one...my goodness. My brother is back with me this episode. We talk about the wasteful nature of humanity and how this consumer culture has created more waste than ever. The reality is that we waste everything to the point of life itself. We breakdown the waste culture and how to move as a redeemer of time, relationships and life itself.
February 20, 2020
Episode 135 - Endurance
This week I talk about endurance. The difference between enduring and surviving, and how the difference can cost us heaven. There's also a bit of conversation about sexual identity and the bigger picture that Christians should be focused on. Enjoy.
February 13, 2020
Episode 134 - Follow Instructions
You ever have someone walk up to you and start giving you directions unsolicited? If they did, would you listen? I believe much of our frustration in life is because in spite of all of our effort and time, we still come up empty. And in the midst of that frustration, Jesus comes to give us some unsolicited instruction. The problem is, we don't listen...and there is where our conversation starts. This is a much needed discussion, so please enjoy.
February 6, 2020
Episode 133 - Prioritize People
This week my brother and I discuss some thoughts that have birthed out of the recent tragic events. We cover a bit of a public service announcement to how Christians should respond to others dealing with tragedy, some thoughts on compassion and love, and finally we close out with a chat about reconciliation (Matthew 5:23-24). Prayers for those suffering loss at anytime, but especially at this moment right now. Listen, subscribe and share with people. Enjoy!
January 30, 2020
Episode 132 - Unbelievable Faith
We are back! New season. Same God. Same Word. I'm joined with my brother as we discuss belief. Interestingly enough Christians are often called believers, but if we are truly honest, we don't believe like we think we do. This hour-long conversation really helps challenge our understanding of belief and the impact it has. on our lives. Listen to us where podcast are heard. Follow us on Instagram and FaceBook & Twitter @realchurchmttrs Go to Patreon.com https://www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters Click “BECOME A PATRON” You can donate as low as $1 per episode or more Obedience OVER Audience
January 23, 2020
Hello, as we prepare for the new season, I leave you with a bonus episode with two special guest. A simple lesson on two hearts and how our minds define us.
January 9, 2020
Episode 130 - Behind Enemy Minds Pt. 2
Closing out the year focusing in on Romans 8:5-8. It's important that we go behind the mind that is against God. In doing so we will find that mind looks a lot like many of us. A mind that is after the flesh by minding the things of the flesh. This is what we will break down and hopefully allow you to see how you can move beyond the flesh and into the spirit. Happy Holidays, thanks for another year of listening and growing together in God.
December 19, 2019
Episode 129 - Behind Enemy Minds
Back again with a look at Romans 8:5-8. We take a look behind our carnal mind and why it's diametrically opposed to God. Now you may say you aren't hostile towards God, but our exploration will expose the reason why that statement might not be as true as you think. Look forward to part 2 next week. Thanks to everyone who still listens and find it beneficial to their life.
December 12, 2019
Episode 128 - Let's Talk About The Podcast
After a November break we are back with a conversation about the podcast. Sometimes it's good to reflect on the impact as we move on to a new year. For the record, I'm not going anywhere...continue to pray for God's continued direction. Enjoy!
December 5, 2019
Episode 127 - God Loves Hard
Episode 127 highlights some additional points to my recent sermons part of a trilogy of messages focusing on our marriage to God. You can listen to this without listening to them and get the gist of it all, but I HIGHLY recommend you listen to them as well. Part 1: A Loveless Marriage: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cnw85u8ilvde6k2/191020_A%20Loveless%20Marraige.mp3?dl=0 Part 2: Prenuptial Agreement: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qq11hqllochait2/191023_Prenuptial%20Agreement.mp3?dl=0
October 24, 2019
Episode 126 - Wise Master Builder
1 Corinthians Chapter 3 is the focus this episode. We talk about God working a lot, but what about the work of His people? This is a great conversation about our labor, what we are supposed to do, who we are supposed to do it to and what that work should look like. I'm far from done with the topic. Look forward to another episode very soon. Hope it's a blessing to you as it was to me.
October 17, 2019
Episode 125 - Under Old Management
Episode 125 I sit with my sister Rebecca Thomas and talk about a specific engagement with Peter and Jesus. In this engagement, Peter is embolden to rebuke Jesus, but while indignant, he is ignorant to one thing…he is minding the things of man and not of God. This is a point of issue with Jesus because it’s characteristic of His adversary Satan. That’s why Jesus response brings us to our conversation today…get thee behind me Satan. Who are we addressing? Who are we helping? Who are we hindering? A great conversation. We also talk about why Christians can’t have nice things. Enjoy.
October 3, 2019
Episode 124 - The Quickening Part 3
Spiritual people should understand the spirit that dwells in them. Part three of our episode about the Holy Spirit. This week we are look more at what the emotional and physical response to the spirit should be according to the Word. Enjoy!
September 19, 2019
Episode 123 - The Quickening Part 2
Episode 123 is here! Spiritual people should understand the spirit that dwells in them. Part two of our episode about the Holy Spirit. This week we are look more at what it is to be led by the Holy Spirit. Enjoy!
September 12, 2019
Episode 122 - The Quickening Part 1
Spiritual people should understand the spirit that dwells in them. This episode we go a bit further into the Holy Spirit and what the Bible says about the spirits interaction with us as believers and physical beings. This full and comprehensive episode is broken down into three episodes all titled "The Quickening". Enjoy!
September 5, 2019
Episode 121 - No Condemnation
The feelings and thoughts that weigh us and pull us away from the power and grace of God, are the responses to life. This unexpected and ever-changing life is full of traumas of different forms. Some are the a part of our choices and some are the result of just living long enough on this earth. The why is enough to drive anyone crazy, and if we are not careful, we will think we are being punished. This podcast we focus more on how to deal with the weight of life and it’s traumas. I’m so grateful to have my sister Sylvana Pryor with me for this one, she has survived more than her fair share of pain and heartache, and was more than fitting to talk about how to not live in the condemnation that comes from looking at suffering as a punishment instead of something much greater.
August 30, 2019
Episode 120 - Chase The New
What is your daily routine? I'm sure it includes a bunch of things that are absolute must to get your day going, but there's something you must add to it. Paul tells us that one thing he must do daily is forget what is behind him and press forward. This episode we talk about what we should be pressing towards in our forward thinking. I'm joined by my sister Suzanne Spicer. Hope this one is a blessing to you.
August 22, 2019
Episode 119 - The Crowd And The Disciple
This episode I share about the distinctions between the crowd and the disciples by first breaking down some of the qualities of the crowd. Many of the attributes of the crowd can be likened to today’s church. There is some response to Christ teaching, His gospel and His miracles, but not the response Jesus was or is looking for from people. My hopes is this episode challenges you to step out of the crowd and become a disciple of Christ. As always, enjoy. Obedience over audience. Listen to us on SoundCloud, iTunes @RealChurchMatters Follow us on Instagram and FaceBook & Twitter @realchurchmttrs @FSHmusic on Instagram links to iTunes and Soundcloud Go to Patreon.com https://www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters (P-A-T-R-E-O-N.COM/ realchurchmatters) Click “BECOME A PATRON” You can donate as low as $1 per episode or more
August 15, 2019
Episode 118 - Higher Learning
Go to church, read the bible, maybe a devotional...but what is it all for? To learn? If so, what have you learned? Better yet, what are you supposed to learn? That's what this week's episode is all about. Lost in all the greek and hebrew words, missing in all the lessons and sermons is a sad fact that many are ever learning but never coming into the knowledge of the truth. Coming to the knowledge of the truth isn't deep...it's higher. Higher learning...enjoy.
August 8, 2019
Episode 117 - College Care Package Part 1
Back for another episode, this time I got a special guest Amaris Pryor. Heading back for her sophomore year of college, I wanted to give her something to take back with her to help her this school year. So I pack 5 scriptures that I think will serve her well in a nice care package. Grab a kid or two, or maybe just use this care package for your work week. Maybe share with your friend or neighbor...Either way, this was an awesome episode that will help you get through your week. Enjoy!
August 1, 2019
Episode 116 - The Well
This episode I'm still flying solo sharing some truth about the living water. Perfect for these hot summer days where thirst is at an all time high. I share about how we come to church looking for water but not with the energy of one who is dying of thirst and understands the need of the living water to literally survive. Listen. Learn. Live.
July 25, 2019
Episode 115 - The Lord, My Shepherd
This episode I want to take you on a journey through one of my favorite passages of the Bible, Psalms 23. There's so much I find in my daily reading of this scripture that is more than life to me. It's the reason I'm able to make it out of bed some days honestly. So I share some truths I've been inspired with over the past two years of reading it and some new truths that unveiled themselves through the podcast. Obedience over audience. Enjoy.
July 11, 2019
Episode 114 - The Grieving Process
This episode I have with me the ever insightful Sylvia Hall (Minister & my mom) as we walk through Ephesians 4 to understand what it means to grieve the spirit. In the process, we talk about believers coping with the loss of their life for the sake of Christ. It’s really its own grieving process, which many have struggled to make it through. This conversation is lengthy but so packed with important truths that can really help us deal with the death of our old nature. Enjoy! Listen to us on SoundCloud, iTunes @RealChurchMatters Follow us on Instagram and FaceBook & Twitter @realchurchmttrs @FSHmusic on Instagram links to iTunes and Soundcloud Go to Patreon.com https://www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters (P-A-T-R-E-O-N.COM/ realchurchmatters) Click “BECOME A PATRON” You can donate as low as $1 per episode or more #obedienceoveraudience #redeemingthetimeline
July 4, 2019
Episode 113 - Conflict Of Interest
In Episode 113 I have my wonderful niece Erica Spicer with me. My goal is to have conversations about the scripture and life surrounding it with all ages and all walks of life, so this is special to me. We talk about the her struggles dealing in a "blended family" and why the term narrows the scope of a larger issue that plagues all of our families, no matter where the blood lines are drawn. The issue is being of one mind, and when the family unit isn't, the conflict arises because there's a conflict of interest. Self-centered thinking and much are more produce this fact and we discuss it all. Oneness is the mission...hope you enjoy.
June 27, 2019
Episode 112 - Fathers And Sons
Episode 112 is special to me because I get to talk with my dad Forrest Scott Hall. Special because it's important for fathers and sons to connect, and even more so for them to connect in the Word. The saddest thing to me is to see men absent and to see them absent from the call God has placed men in. This episode we talk about the responsibility of the man of God in the home and what that looks like in a simple way. I will always remember this episode. It's a blessing. Enjoy.
June 13, 2019
Episode 111 - The Relationship That Counts
Episode 111 is simply about your relationship with God. If you want to have a real relationship with God, you're going to have to have a real relationship with the scriptures. It's the relationship that counts. We go to Acts to learn about a man named Apollos, who was passionate about God and taught the scriptures accurately, but some of his brothers in the faith seen that he could be more accurate. Why because the greater our accuracy, the greater or efficacy in God. It's not enough to just be something, we need to be it greatly and that comes through growing in the Word. It's the relationship that counts. Enjoy.
June 6, 2019
Episode 110 - What's On The Menu
Episode 110 we talk about accountability, distractions and caring...I know, that's a lot. In life, we can want to help people, but do we really know what they need? It's more than meets the eye, and for Jesus, it was more than meat. John 4:31-34 guides us on this journey of understanding that helping someone eat is a thoughtful notion, but what menu are you helping them eat from? Folks mean well, but what does well mean? Let's talk about it. Enjoy.
May 30, 2019
Episode 109 - Self - Love
Episode 109 we talk about self-love and where it fits in the life of the believer. We visit 2 Timothy 3:2 where we read that men would be lovers of self and try to understand what's so wrong with that. There's a fine line between self-love and loving self--a line we should tread carefully. It was a great conversation that went a lot of places but leads to the truth. Enjoy.
May 23, 2019
Episode 108 - Heart Work
In Episode 108 we talk about the topic of the moment in America--mental health. Everyone is focused on mental health, but what works? Pills? Clinical sessions with a mental health professional? Meditation? Unfortunately when it comes to our mental health, we want everything to work but us. To truly deal with the disease of the heart, we have to do the heart work. It's easier to sit and hope a pill can change your chemical imbalance or hope dumping your stories of trauma and pain on another person can unburnden you. The nothing works better than some good old heart work. Not here to minimize your pain, just here to maximize your faith. Enjoy!
May 16, 2019
Episode 107 - True Worship
Episode 107 I fly solo to talk about worship. That word gets thrown around in association to singing slow songs during church service, but is that true worship? I take a moment to visit the scriptures and challenge all of our understanding of what worship is. Why is the word used in the bible, but rarely in respect to music? What part the singing and music play in our worship to God, if any? I waited for the right time to have this discussion. I think now is a better time than any. Enjoy.
May 9, 2019
Episode 106 - The Devoted
Episode 106 we talk about devotion by challenging ourselves to ask what we are devoted to. We use Joshua Chapter 6 and 7 as the backdrop for understanding the level of devotion God expects from His people. We often relagate devotion to worship songs, bible reading and church attendance, but we rarely question our devotion to God by looking where are heart is located through what we treasure. Hopefully it's a blessed conversation for your ears and heart. Enjoy! Listen to us on SoundCloud, iTunes @RealChurchMatters Follow us on Instagram and FaceBook & Twitter @realchurchmttrs @FSHmusic on Instagram links to iTunes and Soundcloud Go to Patreon.com https://www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters (P-A-T-R-E-O-N.COM/ realchurchmatters) Click “BECOME A PATRON” You can donate as low as $1 per episode or more Obedience OVER Audience
May 2, 2019
Episode 105 - God At Work
Episode 105! We talk about the good work with Charity Hall riding shotgun this week. Having confidence in what God is doing is tied to understanding, not what God is doing, but who He's doing it for. We talk about the misunderstanding we have with what the good work is and why it doesn't always feel good. We somehow end up talking about people being spiritual and other interesting topics. I think you'll enjoy this one. Listen to us on SoundCloud, iTunes @RealChurchMatters Follow us on Instagram and FaceBook & Twitter @realchurchmttrs @FSHmusic on Instagram links to iTunes and Soundcloud Go to Patreon.com https://www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters (P-A-T-R-E-O-N.COM/ realchurchmatters) Click “BECOME A PATRON” You can donate as low as $1 per episode or more Obedience OVER Audience
April 25, 2019
Episode 104 - Phobophobia Part 2
Episode 104 continues our conversation about fear and faith with Felicia Jenkins. We set the stage about how we can fear growth in God, and now push the conversation to how faith plays a integral part of us embracing this growth. We talk about how faith should shine in our engagements with others and our perspective in life. There's a lot here to unpack and I pray it is a blessing to at least one person. Enjoy!
April 18, 2019
Episode 103 - Phobophobia
Phobophobia is the fear of fear. When you look back at the story of Peter walking on the water, he began to get afraid as he walked closer to Christ. I think we can find ourselves being overwhelmed in the same way. I decieded to have this conversation outside with, friend of the RCM, Felicia Jenkins. Such a wonderful conversation that I hope helps you deal with the fear we feel as we get closer to Christ. Enjoy.
April 11, 2019
Episode 102 - Sobriety Check
I remember being a young man, a high school senior, at the threshold of manhood...it wasn't an easy time. Those times come to mind while talking to my nephew, urging him to live soberly. It's a conversation I wish some man had with me long ago, but I'm blessed to be able to have it with many young men today. There's a lot to unpack here, but it's all a teachable moment for all who listen so enjoy.
April 4, 2019
Episode 101 - Labor Day
This week my co-pilot is Sandrina Savoy, dance minister and my sister. We talk about the urgency and importance of understanding what Jesus meant when He said the harvest is ripe but the laborers are few. What is the harvest? Why are there so few laborers? What does the labor entail? We explore these questions and why so many Christians don't see the role of laborer something they can walk in today. Every Christians posseses the power to empower others in Christ...not tomorrow but today. Labor Day. Enjoy. SUPPORT THE PODCAST: patreon.com/realchurchmatters Don't forget to subscribe to soundcloud or Apple Podcast!
March 28, 2019
Episode 100 - Far From Ideal
I had so many plans for the 100th episode, none of those plans came together. It made me reflect on how I even made it to 100 episodes when I've often worked in less than ideal situations. The consistency is a testament to a truth I've learned and embraced about leaving my ideals behind and being obedient no matter how people, places and things leave something to be desired. I want to give you all a look into what was a source of great frustration for me and the revalations that gave me peace. Thank you all for listening and special shout out to those who've listened since the beginning. Enjoy.
March 14, 2019
Episode 99 - Pride
Great conversation with my brother about pride. What it is, what effect it has on us and how we can overcome it. I watched pride destroy many a man, including me. It's something that can be avoided if we just challenge the way we think about ourselves as it relates to God and His will. If you got a father, husband, brother, cousin or whatever...hip him to this podcast. It's for the ladies too, but I see all to often the effects pride has on men especially. It destorys families, careers and churches from the inside out. Enjoy!
March 7, 2019
Episode 98 - Real Church Matters
we are back and we go back to the essence of it all. I realized, I never really talked about many of the thoughts behind REAL CHURCH MATTERS. Why I see the current church as not real or even what is missing from it that makes it the way it is. As we move to 100 episodes, I think now is a better time than any to address it. Me and Charity talk about people experiencing relgion as a culture. Is our engagement with church more a part of the black experience more than a spiritual experience? If you find your church experience to be precious and one to never be questioned or challenged, skip this episode. #obedienceoveraudience For questions or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org To support us: patron.com/realchurchmatters give a dollar or more a month and get a T-shirt! $10 or more and receive exclusive content and the ability to request topics!
February 28, 2019
Episode 97 - The Ins And Ofs Of Love
Episode 97 A day where love is celebrated, we talk about what love really is. Everybody got a definition of love, but we don't want to debate but challenge people to define God as love and see where it takes us. This is a massive episode featuring a woman with 39 years of marriage experience to help us on this journey. Enjoy! #obedienceoveraudience For questions or comments: email@example.com To support us: patron.com/realchurchmatters give a dollar or more a month and get a T-shirt! $10 or more and receive exclusive content and the ability to request topics!
February 14, 2019
Episode 96 - Perfect Attendance
Episode 96 will always be a special one to me. I got to talk with my nephew Solomon Thomas. In many ways, it felt like I was talking to a 13-year old Forrest, telling him things I wished I listened to when my mother shared them with me. I shared with him a major mistake even many adults make, we lack focus. It can be described simply as when the teacher calls your name and a simple answer of present satisfied her. But even though we are physically present, it doesn't means our minds are. So we talk about honoring God with our presence, our attention, our focus, simply put with our minds. The future will be good with young men like this around. Enjoy! #obedienceoveraudience For questions or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org To support us: patron.com/realchurchmatters give a dollar or more a month and get a T-shirt! $10 or more and receive exclusive content and the ability to request topics!
February 7, 2019
Episode 95 - When Real Goes Wrong
Episode 95 A conversation about what it means to keep it real turns into a conversation about Romans 12:2. We talk about what part of us is real by breaking down how the difference between conforming and transforming. What it means to conform to the world and what it means to conform to the word of God instead of being transformed by it. This one goes into some heavy stuff, but the goal is to make you think. Enjoy. #obedienceoveraudience For questions or comments: email@example.com To support us: patron.com/realchurchmatters give a dollar or more a month and get a T-shirt! $10 or more and receive exclusive content and the ability to request topics!
January 31, 2019
Episode 94 - A Leading Man
Episode 94 I got my brother joining me again as the resident married man for some discussion about leadership and manhood. When you talk to men about leading their household, it never fails we get into some murky territory that smells more like mysogony and pride than the love that Christ lived and commanded. How does one lead his wife and kids? The bible's view of leadership is not one of rulership or ownership, but one of discipleship. If you can't follow Christ, who are you following. Better yet, where are you leading your family? We talk about all this and turning hoes to housewives, eating frozen pizzas and #jesusafterdark lol. Another podcast for the whole family lol...Enjoy. #obedienceoveraudience For questions or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org To support us: patron.com/realchurchmatters give a dollar or more a month and get a T-shirt! $10 or more and receive exclusive content and the ability to request topics!
January 24, 2019
Episode 93 - You're Dead To Me
Episode 93 we discuss Romans 6:11-12…People often say someone is “dead to them” though this person still lives…this persons life has no effect, influence or power in the their life. When something is “dead to you” it is unable, ineffective, dead, powerless…It cannot be heard, felt, seen and no longer has the ability to function or live as a part of life. In the same way, sin cannot be destroyed, only rendered inoperative…in other words…sin doesn’t die, it’s just dead to you. Sin isn’t dead in you if sin’s passions or lusts rule, control or have the greatest influence in our lives. We also discuss taking a shower everyday, chicken pox and R Kelly. Enjoy. #obedienceoveraudience For questions or comments: email@example.com To support us: patron.com/realchurchmatters give a dollar or more a month and get a T-shirt! $10 or more and receive exclusive content and the ability to request topics!
January 17, 2019
Episode 92 - Courage
We are back for Season 3! Episode 92 is about courage focusing on the awesome passage of Psalms 27:13-14. We talk about fainting, using faith to see the goodness of God in this world, why waiting on God is courageous and why the scriptures doesn't promise rescue but stregnth. This episode is dedicated to our friend Sam and all who could use a little courage these days. Obedience over audience. If you got questions, go to firstname.lastname@example.org If you want to support us, go to https://www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters
January 10, 2019
Episode 91 - Thanks For Everything
Episode 91 - Thanks For Everything An episode that features some friends and family who share, not my holiday spirit, but a spirit of thanks to God because He is good and His steadfast love endures forever. Do you need any other reason to thank Him? I hope not. Questions? email@example.com
November 22, 2018
Episode 90 - The Mission Statement
Episode 90 - The Mission Statement Wow. 90 of these bad boys. I'm humbled and grateful to be used consistently. So this week we talk about Jesus. No sooner than He left the wilderness filled with the spirit to begin His ministry, He read a scripture that would prepare the world for what He was about to embark on. This scripture is the work in the "greater works" Jesus spoke of us doing. So why are we so far off the mission. It's because we don't embrace the mission statement. Charity is with me once again on this journey. I'm not stopping. If that statement don't make you happy, it's ok, it makes God happy. Enjoy. Questions?: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 8, 2018
Episode 89 - Jesus After Dark Part 3
Episode 89 - Jesus After Dark Part 3 A conversation about repression. Some conversations leave you speechless...this is one. Enjoy.
November 1, 2018
Episode 88 - Love By Faith And Not By Sight
Episode 88 - Love By Faith And Not By Sight A brief break from the “Jesus After Dark” series to drop a wonderful conversation about love with me and my mom. People believe in love at first sight, and I do too. It’s just not as fantastical, romantic or idealistic as you might think. We break the myth that we don’t know what love is, we do—and we do it in everyday life towards people, places and things. We don’t however know who we should be directing our love to—and how the love of anything other than God is the root of all evil. Oh you thought that just pertained to money? Yeah this conversation is going all up in your love and making a mess of things. Enjoy. Questions?: email@example.com
October 25, 2018
Episode 87 - Jesus After Dark Part 2
Episode 87 - Jesus After Dark Part 2 Back with my fiery sister Charity for more #jesusafterdark talk. This time we shine the light on the objectification and exploitation of men and women in the church. The reality is that we aren’t dealing with the fact that even in church we are serving eyes more than serving God. Man just typing that hit me lol. Look it’s a ton of stuff in here that is heavy but much needed. If it blesses you, share with someone. Even if they hate it, at least they heard it…am I right? Enjoy. Questions?: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 18, 2018
Episode 86 - Jesus After Dark
Episode 86 - Jesus After Dark Jesus is the light and that means He is here for the dark. Just like he sat with sinners, Jesus is here to shine light on even the darkest part of the human condition. There are alot of things we think are reserved for after dark, removed from the confines of church but repressed in the confines of our minds. We need to recognize Jesus is after dark--He wants to reveal the things that, when concealed, leave us opressed. My conversation with Charity Hall is all about having those taboo conversations with Jesus, with Jesus people and with ourselves. We talk about what it truly means to confess your sins to one another, what it means to be a "breast man" lol and much more. You think you know how this conversation will go, but you have no idea. One of my favorite episodes in a minute. Questions?: email@example.com
October 11, 2018
Episode 85 - Questions, Thoughts, Etc
Just me solo today answering questions, asking questions and sharing a few thoughts I've had on my mind this week. I think there's some nuggets of truth and insight stuffed in all the talking so take a listen. All impromptu so at times you will hear me slightly sounding preoccupied, it's when I was looking up scriptures that popped in my head. Hopefully it's a blessing. Questions?: firstname.lastname@example.org Show Notes: Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Philippians 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Matthew 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. Jeremiah 7:11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord. Matthew 28:16-20 16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
October 4, 2018
Episode 84 - A Man Like Jesus
Episode 84 - A Man Like Jesus Jesus is the center of our faith. Meaning our lives should revolve around, not just who Jesus is, but who Jesus was even as a man. It's His time on earth that informs how we live on earth. It's His interaction with people, He ability to be tempted and never sin and His desire to please His father in obedience that should be our blueprint to building a relationship with God. But in order to measure up to the stature of Jesus, you would have to search every inch of the Word of God. Especially since Jesus is the Word made flesh. This weeks conversation is about this and much much more. Thanks to Stewart for playing co-pilot. Obedience over audience, but since we have an audience...Enjoy. Questions?: email@example.com Want to support?: just listen and share, and if thats not enough, go to patreon.com/realchurchmatters
September 27, 2018
Episode 83 - Made To Manifest
Episode 83 - Made To Manifest Another week. Another topic to wrestle with. This week I talk with Sylvia Hall about manifestation. Not just what the word means in the realm of Christianity, but also by what way do we engage with that word in our walk with God. I've noticed there are words and/or terms that people shy away from talking about in detail, even though it impacts our overall understanding of who God is and who we are in Him. I'm not one to run from a fight...and that includes wrestling with some tough topics in the faith. We hope it helps give you even a little insight. Keep what you catch! Enjoy. Questions?: firstname.lastname@example.org Want to support?: just listen and share, and if thats not enough, go to patreon.com/realchurchmatters
September 20, 2018
Episode 82 - A Pure Conversation
This week I have a special guest in studio to just have a pure conversation. A pure conversation about the unpure mind, based on Titus 1:15. I can't imagine a better guest, a better subject or a better conversation than the one we had. This is one you should share with the those who may not be familiar with the podcast or God for that matter. Please enjoy. Questions: email@example.com Support: Listen, share or donate at patreon.com/realchurchmatters Show Notes: Titus 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
September 13, 2018
Episode 81 - You Are What You Eat
Episode 81 - You Are What You Eat This week Forrest and Philip talk about words. Words are powerful. But the power is found in how you engage with it; and what words you engage with. A lot of people handle the Word but do we really eat it? We may have tasted it and found it to be sweet, but have we swallowed this, often times, bitter pill. We follow a few scriptures that show how God used men of God to reveal how engaged we should be with His Word. It's all about studying, but not studying to memorize, but studying to understand and act upon. There's a lot to eat in this episode, so dig in. Bon appétit! Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org Support? Share, rate, review or give to patreon.com/realchurchmatters Proverbs 18:20-21 “A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts. Ezekiel 3:1-3 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat whatever you find here. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” So I opened my mouth, and he gave me this scroll to eat. And he said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it, and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey. Revelation 10:8-10 (NLT) 8 Then the voice from heaven spoke to me again: “Go and take the open scroll from the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.” 9 So I went to the angel and told him to give me the small scroll. “Yes, take it and eat it,” he said. “It will be sweet as honey in your mouth, but it will turn sour in your stomach!” 10 So I took the small scroll from the hand of the angel, and I ate it! It was sweet in my mouth, but when I swallowed it, it turned sour in my stomach. Deuteronomy 8:3 New Living Translation (NLT) 3 Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Matthew 4:4 (NLT) 4 But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[a]” Psalm 119:101-103 I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word. I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Job 23:12 I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food. Psalm 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Psalm 119:111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. Psalm 119:97 Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. Psalm 119:72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
September 6, 2018
Episode 80 - Behind The Music
Episode 80 - Behind The Music This week is special for me for a few reasons. First, Phil came up with the subject matter based on something he was really dealing with and that passion makes me proud of him. Secondly, this is a subject that is near and dear to both (Forrest & Philip) of our hearts...music. We talk about praise and worship and the misconceptions of it's purpose in our lives as believers, the misuse of it in the church and the miseducation the musicians, worship leaders, pastors and parishoners have to what the "move of God" is and should be. Moving the crowd isn't the move of God...Or is it? This is required listening for those who want to understand and be challenged on what music is in relation to praise and worship. Enjoy. Questions? email@example.com Support? Share, rate, review or give to patreon.com/realchurchmatters
August 30, 2018
Episode 79 - Going Supernatural
Episode 79 - Going Supernatural Is God intention for us to just be natural women and men? I read an article by Jackie Hill Perry about her spiritual journey to God that included moving beyond being a lesbian (here’s a link). The words of this article jumped out at me, especially a passage relating to Romans 1:26-27 this scripture speaks against what goes against nature or what is deemed as natural according to God’s design. It’s funny we KNOW gays are wrong because we can clearly see it breaks what visually can be seen as God’s design for fleshly bodies, but what is God’s design for the spirit? Going against the spiritual nature God designed is just as abominable as going against the physical nature God designed. Since we know what God didn’t intend for our physical bodies, do we know what He intended for our spirits? That’s where our (Forrest Hall & Philip Hall) conversation goes this week, God’s plan for us is bigger than the natural now. His plan started with the first Adam, but it doesn’t end there. If to not look like the first Adam is an abomination, then what is it to not look like the last Adam? We may have started in the natural, but it’s time to move to the supernatural. Everyone talks about going natural, just like the church thinks fondly of going back to the “old time way”…it’s time we go supernatural. Thankful for the article and I hope this conversation builds on it in a fruitful way. Want to support? Listen and share with as many as you can and go to patreon.com/realchurchmatters Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out on Facebook or Instagram *Show Notes* Article: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/september/jackie-hill-perry-gay-girl-good-god.html?utm_source=booksandculture-html&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_term=16042386&utm_content=601573865&utm_campaign=email Scriptures Romans 1:26-27 New Living Translation (NLT) 26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. 27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. 1 Corinthians 15:44-46 King James Version (KJV) 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. “ I’d heard more times than I cared to count that what seemed to me a natural enough expression of love was, in fact, unnatural and flat-out abominable.” people refer to, and she is referring to, Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: Ironically this scripture speaks against what goes against nature or what is deemed as natural according to God’s design. It’s funny we KNOW gays are wrong because we can clearly see it’s breaks what visually can be seen in God’s design for fleshly bodies, but what is God’s design for the spirit? Going against the spiritual nature God designed is just as abominable as going against the physical nature God designed. 1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
August 23, 2018
Episode 78 - Why You Mad, The Sequel
Funny thing happened this week, I had no intention on recording a podcast, until someone asked me about anger. I started responding and realized what I was saying was helping me understand it a little more. So much so, I decided to record a podcast about anger with my brother. Once we were done I wanted to call it "Why You Mad?"...that's when Phil reminded me we did a podcast called that no less than four months ago. I went back to listen to it, and while that one is about anger too, this one expands deeper on it. Hence why this is called the sequel. I never know who in the world these things are for. If it's for you...that's more than enough for me. Enjoy and spread the word, for the word sake and not mines. Any questions: email@example.com Want to give towards a bigger and better podcast?: patreon.com/realchurchmatters
August 16, 2018
Episode 77 - Built For Likes Or Built To Last?
Episode 77 | Built For Likes Or Built To Last? This week I have Philip Hall & Ashley Hall on the show to talk about their marriage. Their story isn’t that much different than most stories. They were young and in love, married, had children. But after 12 years of relationship and 9 years of building a family, it all came crashing down. The ending sadly isn’t uncommon either. Everyone has plans for how they want relationships to work out, and they take all of those plans and start building. Building with all the effort an intention to make it work, but unless God build a house, all that labor is in vain. Unless God keeps a house, all the wokeness, all the passcodes to phones, all the home cook meals and romantic spontaneity in the world won’t keep the marriage from falling apart right before your eyes. Letting God build your marriage doesn’t fit on a pic, won’t get a million likes, isn’t peoples idea of #relationshipgoals and won’t get shared or retweeted. I appreciate them sharing their lives and their journey to a marriage that isn’t just built for likes on instagram, but is built to last. There’s something for people who are married and people who aren’t. So enjoy. #realchurchmatters #obedienceoveraudience Any questions you can go to firstname.lastname@example.org Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters Psalm 127 King James Version (KJV) 127 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. Genesis 8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. Joshua 22:25-27 King James Version (KJV) 25 For the Lord hath made Jordan a border between us and you, ye children of Reuben and children of Gad; ye have no part in the Lord: so shall your children make our children cease from fearing the Lord. 26 Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice: 27 But that it may be a witness between us, and you, and our generations after us, that we might do the service of the Lord before him with our burnt offerings, and with our sacrifices, and with our peace offerings; that your children may not say to our children in time to come, Ye have no part in the Lord. Proverbs 9:1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. *How to build Proverbs 24:3 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: Matthew 21:42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? 1 Chronicles 22:5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the Lord must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.
August 9, 2018
Episode 76 - The "Judgy" Episode - Part 2
Episode 76 | The "Judgy" Episode - Part 2 This week is part 2 of the our deep dive on judging. Everyone quotes Matthew 7:1 which directs us that we should not judge, but there are soooo many other scriptures that can build upon that and give us a deeper understanding of this oft-thrown-around word. We don't render verdicts, that's reserved for the ultimate judge...but we are judges of another kind... #realchurchmatters #obedienceoveraudience Any questions you can go to email@example.com Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters John 12:46-48 New Living Translation (NLT) 46 I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark. 47 I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it. 48 But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken. Romans 14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Romans 14:12-13 King James Version (KJV) 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. 13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. 1 Corinthians 2:14-15 King James Version (KJV) 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. Proverbs 28:5 New Living Translation (NLT) 5 Evil people don’t understand justice, but those who follow the Lord understand completely. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Corinthians 10:14-15 14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. Philippians 1:10 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. James 2:3-4 New Living Translation (NLT) 3 If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, 4 doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives? Acts 16:14-15 English Standard Version (ESV) 14 One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. 15 And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us. Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
August 1, 2018
Episode 75 - The "Judgy" Episode - Part 1
Episode 75 | The "Judgy" Episode - Part 1 This week we talk about judging. It's a deep dive into the type of judging Christians shouldn't do and the type of judging they should. Everyone quotes Matthew 7:1 which directs us that we should not judge, but there are soooo many other scriptures that can build upon that and give us a deeper understanding of this oft-thrown-around word. The podcast will be broken up into two-parts...I want people to sit with it and truly digest it. Hope you enjoy. Oh and let someone know about the podcast. #realchurchmatters #obedienceoveraudience Any questions you can go to firstname.lastname@example.org Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters John 12:46-48 New Living Translation (NLT) 46 I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark. 47 I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it. 48 But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken. Romans 14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Romans 14:12-13 King James Version (KJV) 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. 13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. 1 Corinthians 2:14-15 King James Version (KJV) 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. Proverbs 28:5 New Living Translation (NLT) 5 Evil people don’t understand justice, but those who follow the Lord understand completely. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Corinthians 10:14-15 14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. Philippians 1:10 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. James 2:3-4 New Living Translation (NLT) 3 If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, 4 doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives? Acts 16:14-15 English Standard Version (ESV) 14 One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. 15 And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us. Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
July 25, 2018
Episode 74 - Honey, I Shrunk The Lord
Episode 74 | Honey, I Shrunk The Lord This week we talk about overthinking, how it's not so much that we over think, but what we are thinking over. The things we mull over, pour over, stress over, and think over, are the things we magnify in our life. Small things that aren't worthy of the mind space, that energy or time, are magnified so much that become greater than our God in heaven. Our thinking is at the heart of worship and we haven't realized it. I'm excited about this one. But I think I say that about every one. So I'll just say enjoy. #realchurchmatters #obedienceoveraudience Any questions you can go to email@example.com Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters Romans 1:21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Psalm 127:2 It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Isaiah 43:18 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Philippians 4:8 New Living Translation (NLT) 8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Psalm 119:15 I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. 2 Timothy 2:7 New Living Translation (NLT) 7 Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things. Psalm 1:2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
July 18, 2018
Episode 73 - A Crisis Of Integrity
Episode 73 | A Crisis Of Integrity This episode we talk about integrity and the challenge of maintaining it during the toughest times of our lives. Looking at the story of Job, we look at what integrity is, the reason it must be maintained and the power in keeping your integrity. We also talk about the foolish talk that often comes with people seeing you endure trials. This episode helped me so I’m confident it will really help you. Enjoy! #realchurchmatters #obedienceoveraudience Any questions you can go to firstname.lastname@example.org Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters Job 1:1 New Living Translation (NLT) 1 There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil. Job 1:7-9 New Living Translation (NLT) 7 “Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan. Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.” 8 Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.” 9 Satan replied to the Lord, “Yes, but Job has good reason to fear God. Job 2:2-4 New Living Translation (NLT) 2 “Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan. Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.” 3 Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil. And he has maintained his integrity, even though you urged me to harm him without cause.” 4 Satan replied to the Lord, “Skin for skin! A man will give up everything he has to save his life. Job 2:8-10 New Living Translation (NLT) 8 Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among the ashes. 9 His wife said to him, “Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die.” 10 But Job replied, “You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?” So in all this, Job said nothing wrong. Job 4:5-7 New Living Translation (NLT) 5 But now when trouble strikes, you lose heart. You are terrified when it touches you. 6 Doesn’t your reverence for God give you confidence? Doesn’t your life of integrity give you hope? 7 “Stop and think! Do the innocent die? When have the upright been destroyed?
July 11, 2018
Episode 72 - I Am Not Convenient
Episdoe 72 it's just me and you...yeah you. I wanted to take a moment and share something personal that has been bothering me. I could go further but everyone else can see this and I want this to stay between me and you. Enjoy. Any questions you can go to email@example.com Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters 2 timothy 4:1-5 1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Ephesians 5:3-4 3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
July 4, 2018
Episode 71 - When They Go Low, We Go Love
This week we talk about reconciliation. Just like God gave His son to fix a broken relationship with us, we must sacrifice to fix our broken relationships with others. Why? Because we aren't just the recipients of reconciliation, we are supposed to be administrators of it as well. And frankly, how can you help one reconcile with God, if you can't reconcile your differences with them? No matter what is said or done, the Christian mission is love that heals, not only our relationship with God, but with others too. The saying goes "when they go low, we go high" but for believers, when they go low, we go love. Enjoy! Any questions you can go to firstname.lastname@example.org Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters
June 27, 2018
Episode 70 - The House That Spirit Built - Part 2
Episode 70 is interesting because it’s actually a continuation of Episode 69. What had happened was we were recording “A Little More Matters” for episode 69 and things got so good time got away from us. The spirit is a dense topic that honestly can’t be fully expressed in one or two episodes. We build off the idea of the last podcast but just delve deeper into the way the Holy Spirit should manifest and how we should embrace it as a church and as people of God. Love this conversation and all the places it went. Listen and enjoy. Any questions you can go to email@example.com Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters
June 20, 2018
Episode 69 - The House That Spirit Built
Episode 69 is about the Holy Ghost. I know right, no one says that anymore. It makes most modern church goers cringe when we think about the Holy Ghost and what the manifestation of it should look like in the church. We talk about the quenching of the spirit in modern church, the bastardization of spiritual gifts in the church and what the spirit really should look like in our lives and in church according to the bible. I’m grateful to have as a co-pilot for this tough topic my mom, Sylvia Hall for a 2nd week in a row. I think she likes it lol. Thanks for listening and continue to share and be blessed. Any questions you can go to firstname.lastname@example.org Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters
June 14, 2018
Episode 68 - The Parent Trap
Episode 68 we talk about parenthood by going on a journey with a 40-year vet in the parenting game, my mother, Sylvia Hall. She has a story that is too much to fit in one podcast, but consider this the origin story with more chapters to come. She is a mother to more than her 7 children, and to understand why so many people call her "mom" you would have to hear her wisdom on parenting. We talk about her journey into motherhood and some of the traps many parents fall prey to, thinking of parenting as something you enlisted in as opposed to being drafted in, the feeling of having to choose between your children and your dreams and much more. Any questions you can go to email@example.com Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters
June 7, 2018
Episode 67 - The Honor Role
Episode 67 we talk about honoring God in this episode. It's amazing how we want God to honor our prayers, our offering and our service, but we don't truly honor Him...if you want God to honor you, it's time you assumed the honor role. Listen. Share. Repeat. God Bless. #realchurchmatters #obedienceoveraudience #badforbusiness. Any questions you can go to firstname.lastname@example.org Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters “The Honor Role” “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ Malachi 1:6 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah Psalm 4:2 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart. Behold, I will rebuke your offspring, and spread dung on your faces, the dung of your offerings, and you shall be taken away with it. Malachi 2:1-3 The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?” Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge. John 8:48-50 By offering polluted food upon my altar. But you say, ‘How have we polluted you?’ By saying that the Lord's table may be despised. When you offer blind animals in sacrifice, is that not evil? And when you offer those that are lame or sick, is that not evil? Present that to your governor; will he accept you or show you favor? says the Lord of hosts. And now entreat the favor of God, that he may be gracious to us. With such a gift from your hand, will he show favor to any of you? says the Lord of hosts. Oh that there were one among you who would shut the doors, that you might not kindle fire on my altar in vain! I have no pleasure in you, says the Lord of hosts, and I will not accept an offering from your hand. For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to my name, and a pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts. Malachi 1:7-11 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. John 12:26 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:21 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. Wisdom rests in the heart of a man of understanding, but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools. A servant who deals wisely has the king's favor, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully. Proverbs 14:31,33,35 Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. Proverbs 3:9-10
May 31, 2018
Episode 66 - Keep My Name In Your Mouth
Episode 66 I got Antoinette Allen of likewiselife.com to talk about gossip. I love how the conversation covered every aspect of it from what breeds gossip to the the culture we live in that has a facination with slander and gossip. Talking about people is as natural as breathing, but it's not the oxygen that produces life but the carbon monoxide that silently kills those who take it in. If you want to talk about someone...I know someone who would love His name in your mouth. Listen. Share. Repeat. God Bless. #realchurchmatters #obedienceoveraudience #badforbusiness. Any questions you can go to email@example.com Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters Keep My Name In Your Mouth 1 Timothy 5:13-14 13 Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not. 14 So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander. Idle lives breed drama Gossip is saying what should not be said Your idle ways are opportunities for the adversary Colossians 3:16-18 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.’ Let the word of Christ dwell in you, don’t be fluent in filthy communication (Ephesians 4:29) Tame that tongue! Turn moments of gossip into opportunities of teaching and admonishing in wisdom It’s easy to keep people names out your mouth when you keep God’s name in it *Bonus Bible* Proverbs 16:28 A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. Bible search results Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. James 3:8-9 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.
May 24, 2018
A Little More Matters - Episode 26
A little more about the escape route
May 23, 2018
Episode 65 - The Escape Route
Episode 65 is here! Think of temptation as a situation, 1 Corinthians 10:13-14 says we are given a way of escape but the escape route is not a way out of the temptation, but a way through the temptation. We are able to endure because of the exit strategy God has given. The escape route is a way out of our thinking and desires—meaning a way out of ourselves. Any questions you can go to firstname.lastname@example.org Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters
May 17, 2018
Episode 64 - Addiction
Episode 64 we I bring a few guest host in to talk about addiciton. It's something all of us deal with in some way or another but don't realize it like we should. From how addiction impacts us in a spiritual way to how the church can better serve those whose desires have mastered them; we cover the gambit in a conversation I was pleased happened. Listen and share with those you know and love. Any questions you can go to email@example.com Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters
May 10, 2018
Episode 63 - Sacrifice
Episode 63 is about sacrifice. I'll keep it simple for you, if your loss isn't God's gain, it's just a loss. Hope you enjoy the episode. Any questions you can go to firstname.lastname@example.org Of course to support us monetarily visit patreon.com/realchurchmatters
May 3, 2018
Episode 62 - Why You Mad?
Episode 62! One question will be on the table today: Why you mad? That's what God asked Cain and Jonah, and thats what God is asking us even today. We understand our emotions because they are instictively connected to who we are, but they lack reason. Matter of fact, our emotions open the door to sin which is actively waiting for an oppurtunity to compromise us, dominate us and cause us to betray the person we call ourselves protecting--overselves. It gets deep and we definitely go there this episode. Listen and share. Don't horde this truth for yourself, theres enough to go around lol. Also, the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our Patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters! Why You Mad? Genesis 4:4-8 and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.” Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. Jude 1:10-11 But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively. Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam's error and perished in Korah's rebellion. 1 Corinthians 7:37 But whoever is firmly established in his heart, being under no necessity but having his desire under control, and has determined this in his heart, to keep her as his betrothed, he will do well. 1 Corinthians 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. Romans 6:12 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Psalm 119:133 Establish my footsteps in Your word, And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me. Job 11:14 14 If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, and let not injustice dwell in your tents. Jonah 4:1-4 4 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry. 2 And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.3 Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.” 4 And the Lord said, “Do you do well to be angry?”
April 26, 2018
Episode 61 - Sincerely Yours
Episode 61 is here! A few technical difficulties but we proceed. We talking about sincerity with special guest Philip Hall, producer, musician and my brother. We talk about being sincere, authentic, genuine in every facet of our lives. It's something we must address because without true authenticity we are counterfiet in our walk with Christ. We are very aware of what we are doing but we are not aware of the sincerity we are doing it in. Really fun episode and I hope you enjoy it. Also, the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our Patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters!
April 19, 2018
Episode 60 - The Resistance
Episode 60 is here! Forrest flying solo this week talking about the good fight of faith. As much as we may have came to Jesus for some rest, we have unwittingly signed up for the fight of our lives. We have an adversary who understands it's a war so it's time we understand what we truly have been called into. I know we missed a week but we're back like we never left. Hope this one is a blessing to someone. Keep us in your prayers and spread the word.
April 11, 2018
Episode 59 - Are You In A Good Place?
Episode 59 we ask are you in a good place. You might feel like you're in a good place mentally, emotionally, physically, romanitically or financially. But if you aren't in a good place spiritually, when those planes of existence shift, so does your good place. We walk through a few scriptures in Psalms to find out what it means and what it's like to be in a good place in God. Hope you enjoy. Also, the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our Patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters!
March 29, 2018
Episode 58 - You Have To Claim Your Prize
Episode 58 we talk about heaven. It sounds crazy to say heaven is open to everyone, but it is. All anyone has to do—anyone—is claim it. When you look at it this way, hell will be filled with people who just didn’t want to go through the trouble of claiming their prize. Go figure. I want heaven to be my home. Just like Paul did. So much so, he shared this passage of scripture that should help us all claim our prize. Also, the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our Patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters!
March 21, 2018
Episode 57 - Satisfaction Guaranteed?
Episode 57 is here and we ask the question are you satisfied? Is satisfaction even guaranteed to the believer? These questions will take us to a place of finding out what we are really even looking for. Even though we say we seek God and are in a place of "godliness" we should really be asking ourselves is where is the contentment. Also, the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our Patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters!
March 14, 2018
Episode 56 - Breaking The Laws Of Nature
Episode 56 is here! Today we talk about the laws of our nature. Just like the law of gravity, people feel it's impossible to live UP to up Christ because this world will always bring you back down. The impossibilities only exist because we lack the faith in God that makes all things possible. Your walk with God doesn't have to end in sinking... Hope you all enjoy this episode! Also, the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our Patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters! Breaking The Laws Of Nature Romans 7:18-25 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in m y inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin. 2 Laws at work: Law of God (law of the spirit) and the law of sin & death I serve the law of God with my inner being (mind) I serve the law of sin with my members (body, flesh) Desire vs. Ability: The possibilities of desire versus the impossibilities of our abilities Romans 8:1-2 8 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. condemnation in this sense meaning “down or according to” • We are free from a life of living according to the law of sin & death With God It Is Possible | Matthew 19:23-26 23 And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” 26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Faith In God Makes It Possible | Matthew 17:20 20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Faith in God defies the law of sin and death, Heaven obeys none of the laws of earth. The miracles of God defied the laws of nature as a symbol of how His spirit defies the laws of our physical nature. The Possibilities of Heaven Meet The Impossibilities of Earth | Matthew 6:10 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. We Are Rescued From The Power Of Our Nature | Daniel 6:27 27 He delivers and rescues; he works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, he who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions.” Daniel 3:27 27 And the satraps, the prefects, the governors, and the king's counselors gathered together and saw that the fire had not had any power over the bodies of those men. The hair of their heads was not singed, their cloaks were not harmed, and no smell of fire had come upon them. We do not succumb to the forces of nature because the God in us is greater! 1 John 3:20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
March 7, 2018
Episode 55 - I'm With The Foolishness
Episode 55 is here! And today we are here for the foolishness. We discuss how believers have to embrace looking foolish, stupid + crazy to the world because it’s obedience over everything. How we should focus less on people’s response and more on is God pleased. Hope you all enjoy this episode! Also, the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our Patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters! ________________________________________________________________ I’m With The Foolishness 1 Corinthians 2:27 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; What is Foolishness? the quality or state of being ridiculous or wildly unreasonable lack of good sense lack of good judgment; stupidity Acts 9:22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ. Isaiah 29:10-14 And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men, 14 therefore, behold, I will again do wonderful things with this people, with wonder upon wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hidden.” Acts 19:27-31 27 “Not only is our little business in danger of falling apart, but the temple of our famous goddess Artemis will certainly end up a pile of rubble as her glorious reputation fades to nothing. And this is no mere local matter—the whole world worships our Artemis!” 28-31 That set them off in a frenzy. They ran into the street yelling, “Great Artemis of the Ephesians! Great Artemis of the Ephesians!” They put the whole city in an uproar, stampeding into the stadium, and grabbing two of Paul’s associates on the way, 1 Corinthians 2:18-26 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. Acts 26:24 24 And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind.” 2 Corinthians 5:13 If we are out of our mind, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you. John 10:20 Many of them said, "He is demon-possessed and insane. Why would you listen to Him?” 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: wisdom - the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment strength - the influence or power possessed by a person Psalm 71:23-24 23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed. 24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
February 28, 2018
Episode 54 - Get Your Hope Up
Episode 54 is here! Today we talk about hope. We discuss how believers have been sick with hopelessness and how it produces disobedience; and worst of all it’s contagious. But there is a cure! The cure is HOPE. Not hope in things, not hope in humanity, but hope in God. Hope you enjoy this episode!
February 21, 2018
Episode 53 - Get Out Your Feelings And Into Your Faith
Episode 53 is here! We are all living but what we are living in is where we differ. We all have emotions and feelings, but we shouldn’t be living in them. We need to get out of our feelings and into your faith. Get out of your self and into the spirit. Hope you enjoy this episode!
February 14, 2018
Episode 52 - The Perfect Man For You
A year worth of podcast and we celebrate but helping you get to know the perfect man. Listen to this podcast, take note at how he moves and what he does--he's worth learning from. We learn about being righteous, trusting God, commiting our ways to Him, and the four-letter F-word that gets most Christians in trouble. Enjoy and thank you for listening.
February 8, 2018
Episode 51 - Representation Matters
Representation is essential. We all like to feel that we can relate to something or someone. We like to know that we are not alone or that living a faithful life is possible. Thats what this episode is all about. The same way people want to see themselves represented in film and television, God wants to see Himself represented in every aspect of humanity. This one was a good episode folks. Enjoy!
February 1, 2018
Episode 50 - Fast - Food Christians
Episode 50 is here...late...but here. This episode we talk about fast-food christians...folks who want but don't want to work or wait for it. The result is getting something that not only isn't lasting, but it's effects on you leave you a mess. Being a Christian involves work and waiting...when it comes to Christ, the person who wants a short cut gets cut short. I pray the things you realize in this lead you to actualize it in your life. Enjoy!
January 25, 2018
Episode 49 - Am I A Hypocrite?
Episode 49. Today we talk about hypocrisy. For most of us Christians, we’ve either been accused of it or even felt that way towards ourselves at some point in our Christian walk. The term hypocrite is often used as a slur but is it more than that, it's something we should evaluate every single day. Today we dig into what the word says about hypocrisy. Jesus often pointed out hypocrites not to attack but to help us today to know what not to be when we say we are Christians. Enjoy.
January 17, 2018
Episode 48 - Things Won't Work Out Until You Work Out
Episode 48 we talk about working out your salvation. We put so much effort into trying to get things to work out, but put no effort towards the only thing we should really be trying to work out...our salvation. That means we are working out our faith so that God can begin to work in us. Hopefully this helps people take a load off...rest...and foucs on what matters. Not people, not situations...just working out the only thing that will make things work out. Enjoy. Also, the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our Patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters!
January 10, 2018
Episode 47 - New Year. Same Fear
This week we start the year off by going off-script and having a conversation about fear. It's often you hear folks talking about things being new as they go into the new year, but we don't talk about how afraid we are of what new really means. New isn't easy, actually new never comes without a fight. This one is for those who have resolutions but never see them through because of their reservations. Enjoy.
January 3, 2018
Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
December 25, 2017
Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
December 23, 2017
Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
December 22, 2017
Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
December 21, 2017
Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
December 20, 2017
Episode 46 - The Waiting Room
Episode 46 is live! This is our last official episode of the year and we wanted to go out with a bang. Life is one big waiting room whether you want to admit it or not. We talk about who we are waiting on, what we are waiting on, and how we should be waiting on it. Sit with this one during the holidays and think about the new year that is coming. Happy Holydays! Also, the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our Patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
December 19, 2017
Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters--a heart stuffer for the holidays.
December 19, 2017
Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
December 18, 2017
Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters--a heart stuffer for the holidays.
December 18, 2017
Day 9 - 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters--a heart stuffer for the holidays.
December 17, 2017
Day 10 - 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters--a heart stuffer for the holidays.
December 16, 2017
Day 11 - 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters--a heart stuffer for the holidays.
December 15, 2017
Day 12 - 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters
Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas with Real Church Matters--a heart stuffer for the holidays.
December 14, 2017
Episode 45 - Good Enough To Eat
Episode 45 is live! We want and want often...but never Christ—but He is the bread! Why is Christ is good enough to follow, but not good enough to eat—To eat is to believe...they see Christ is good but not good enough to eat. Also, the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our Patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters!
December 12, 2017
Episode 44 - Culture Shock
Episode 44 is here. Late, but here. We talk about the struggle to realize the true power of Christ when we are so stuck in church culture and the culture of the world. Using the woman at the well as our example of how easy it is to think you know but have no clue what is right in front of you.
December 6, 2017
Episode 43 - Watch Your Step
Episode 43 is about watching your step.Your phone or watch may tell you how many steps you took today, but do you know how many of them were ordered by God? If they weren’t ordered by God, meaning if you are not following the way—which is Christ. Are you going to heaven? Better yet, do you know where you are going? Also, the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our Patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters!
November 29, 2017
Episode 42 - You Are Not Alone
Happy Thanksgiving. It's episode 42! This time of year there’s a lot of emphasis on family and for some, that means being alone. This weeks episode we discuss that it’s not good to be alone. Sometimes when we’re going through we like to be left alone, some consider themselves “introverts,” some just say “I’m just not a people-person” but whatever your reasoning it isn’t always good. In fact, God explains that’s it’s not good only two chapters into the Bible. Hope your encouraged by this discussion and provoked to embrace the people God put in your life. Have a happy thanksgiving everyone! Also, the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our Patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters!
November 22, 2017
Episode 41 - You Don't Lead Faith, Faith Leads You
It's episode 41! Walking is one step at a time, and living is one choice at a time. Our decisions each and every second of the day define us. These choices, these decisions should be BY FAITH. We are all walking out our lives, but how are you walking out your life? By faith or by sight? Hope ya'll enjoy this one.
November 14, 2017
Episode 40 - Having A Sense Of Direction
Episode 40! This weeks episode we talk about having a sense of direction. We all want to get where we’re going but to get there we need direction. The same way we rely of our phones to get to our destination physically we need to rely on God to get to our next place spiritually. We also talk about acting, Batman, Bill Cosby, and how sometimes we treat God like an uber. Take a listen, Enjoy. Also the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters!
November 7, 2017
Episode 39 - Consistency Over Chaos
Episode 39 we talk about consistency. Our ability to grow in God is connected to our ability to stand in faith over time. This conversation took us to a lot of places, but I hope it takes you to a place of consistency in God. Listen and enjoy! Also the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters!
November 1, 2017
Episode 38 - Success Through Obedience
Episode 38 finds us talking about the blessing of obeying God. There's a ton of people building, but often they are building on a bad foundation. Obedience puts us in a place to have God's best and His best is better. We focus on Luke Chapter 5 today. I hope you find some truth in it to obey. Come. Hear. Act. Also the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters …Enjoy!
October 24, 2017
Episode 37 - Living Comprehension
Episode 37 we talk about understanding through the lens of reading comprehension. Reading comprehension is the ability to read text, process it, and understand its meaning. In the same manner we should have “Living Comprehension”. A lot of people are living life, but have no idea or understanding about what God the author and finisher of our faith is saying to them in the life He has laid out for them. This one will go down as a favorite of ours. Just good old fashioned #jesustalk Also the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters …Enjoy!
October 17, 2017
Episode 36 - Half - Hearted Love
Episode 36 we talk about Half-Hearted Christians. Why do we dread going to church? Why do we allow small things prevent us from seeking him? If God is our “all and all” then why does everything BUT HIM make us happy? We break down what God means when he asks for ALL of your heart, soul, and mind. As you listen to this weeks podcast, evaluate yourself. What makes you smile? What are you putting your energy into? Be blessed, take a listen! Also the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters…Enjoy!
October 10, 2017
Episode 35 - Conditioning The Condition Of The Heart
Episode 35 is now live! The conversation is about the condition of the heart and how our conditioning effects it. This all started from a simple conversation about the "Pavlov's Dog" theory of classical conditioning. Just like those dogs responded to a stimulus, we should ask ourselves, what stimulates us? Why do we respond to it that way? Better yet, how do you respond to God? Our response to Him says so much more about faith. This was an interesting one this week, we even bring back our favorite segment #jesusafterdark lol enjoy. Also the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters…Enjoy!
October 3, 2017
Episode 34 - A Man In Jail Taught Me To Be Free
Episode 34 is here. Coming from Philippians 1:19-30 we learn through Paul's letter from jail how to handle hard times in our lives. What to expect from God, what to expect from ourselves, what to expect out of life and expect from the people around you. This one is for the people doing hard time and trying to figure out how to keep the same energy in spite of it. It's all about expectations this week, if you change your expectations, then you can expect a change. Listen hard and live it harder. Also the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters…Enjoy!
September 26, 2017
Episode 33 - Christians On Disability
Episode 33 we are talking about Christians on disability. We all are born with a disability but as believers we are far from handicapped. Too many of us are too comfortable saying we can't when we have been empowered so that we can. Hopefully this episode inspires us all to stop claiming disability and start walking in the abilities God has given us through His spirit. Alright alright I've already said way too much...just listen. Enjoy. Also the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters…Enjoy!
September 19, 2017
Episode 32 - Casting Your Cares
Episode 32! There is NOTHING wrong with the Word, the bible is full of people who have heard the Word to the result of belief and obedience. The Word produces nothing but hearers that believe and do. If we don’t see that in you, it’s not because of the seed, it’s because of where the seed was sown. The Word was heard but it entered a mind full of cares, overrun by this aggressive invader that overwhelms every part of the mind and prevents the Word from producing belief and obedience in your life. You need this in your life. Listen and enjoy. Also the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters…Enjoy!
September 12, 2017
Episode 31 - Losing Weight
This weeks episode is all about weight loss. We discuss why so many of us Christians are so overweight. It’s more than the burger you ate last night, more than your lack of exercise. It’s about what’s weighing you down. How everything from our desires to our lack of self-control weigh us down and "so easily beset us." Lots and lots of laughs, baby impersonations, etc but an overall awesome lesson on how we should focus less on LOSING weight and focus more on GAINING health. Also the conversation goes further in our “A Little More Matters” bonus episodes for our patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters…Enjoy!
September 5, 2017
Episode 30 - Why Are You So Sad?
Episode 30! We talk about sadness, how there can be gladness in it, how the things that make us happy make us sad, and how you can't take sadness lying down. We also talk about unpacking what we are sad about, praying in the midst of hard times and concentrated orange juice. You gotta listen to get it. Also this the is first week of our version of overtime called "A Little More Matters" we talk even more about this weeks topic. That's available to our patreon family, for more info on becoming part go to www.patreon.com/realchurchmatters...Enjoy!
August 29, 2017
Episode 29 - Jesus Is An Expert Witness, Believe His Testimony
Episode 29 folks! Cue the Law & Order theme song. This week we talk about taking God at His Word and how that means believing in the testimony of His Son. In the court of your mind, the God that is not a man that He should lie, is often guilty until proven innocent. It may make sense now how your mind is a constant mistrial, your deliberations always lead to a hung jury! Trust me, listen and it will makes sense. There's more in this hour than any other hour before, enjoy!
August 22, 2017
Episode 28 - What In The World Is Worldliness?
It's the 28th episode! And it is a REAL real church matters discussion. We all hear about how we should be separate from the world and worldliness and secular things but what does that really mean? We discuss why Christians love the culture so much and how we are called to love the world but hate the system/ culture the world operates in. Other topics include the Matrix, Charlottesville, homosexuality, computer viruses, and the illuminati. Enjoy guys!
August 15, 2017
Episode 27 - The Unknown Is Known, Just Not By You
For this weeks episode we discuss “The Unknown.” The questions of where will I be in 5 years? Will I be successful? Will I be married? etc & the fear that comes along with US not knowing. We discuss Amelia Earhart, Noah, tithes, #lifegoals and #relationshipgoals. We also discuss how we are to embrace the unknown with OBEDIENCE because the unknown is known, just not to you. Tomorrow is none of your business. Today’s obedience is your only concern. Enjoy!
August 8, 2017
Episode 26 - What's Done In The Dark Is Done In The Light
Sounds like we misquoted a famous quote, but you'll have to listen to get it. Episode 26 we talk about God watching and whether we care at all that He is. Share this with everyone young and old. We also talk about speed cameras, we freestyle rap, and introduce "Real Church Matters Tips." It's a great episode. Enjoy.
August 1, 2017
Episode 25 - The Saint. The Sinner. The Obedient
Episode 25 is live and it's all about obedience. Sometimes we can get so caught up in talking about what God said, we forget the importance of DOING what God said. We talk about being seeds, being tried in the fire, and being gold-plated instead of pure gold. Some are sinners, some are saints, but I'd rather be obedient. Enjoy.
July 25, 2017
Episode 24 - When Do Christians Get To Let Their Hair Down?
This episode we talk about Christians getting comfortable...a little too comfortable. Do we really have that luxury? In a world full of round the clock darkness, can I choose when to be a light? Other topics include sleep-walking, Samson locks, lions & zebras and solar-powered vs. son-powered Christians...I promise it will make sense after you hear it. Enjoy.
July 18, 2017
Episode 23 - A Little Faith...A Lot Of Doubt
Episode 23 is here. We are talking about doubt and the result of entertaining it in our lives. Runners run, Dancers dance and Believers believe! So when we find ourselves doing anything but believing, we are living an unstable life. There's a lot packed in this one...enjoy!
July 11, 2017
Episode 22 - Let's Talk About Envy
No holidays over here...Episode 22 is here for your 4th of July enjoyment. Nothing is more American than 4th of July, apple pie, and greed. Inspired by the recent blog on envy over at www.likewiselife.com, we talk about envy, coveting, and everything in between. Free yourself of envy this independence Day.
July 4, 2017
Episode 21 - How Will I Know Who Is Telling The Truth?
Episode 21 is here and it's one you'll need your thinking caps for. In a world full of fake news and opinions, even the church is in a crisis of truth. Countless denominations and endless interpretations can leave anybody overwhelmed and underwhelmed at the idea of engaging with faith. We talk about the journey for truth, how we have experienced that journey and the things we've learned along the way. We also talk about the spirit of truth, paternity test, and bad breath...enjoy.
June 27, 2017
Episode 20 - Taking Care Of Each Other
After three tries, episode 20 is here! Something or somebody didn't want you to have this...so please make sure you don't neglect the opportunity to listen. We talk about what our engagements with people should look like for the believer, PINK pants, hard hearts, and minding peoples hearts instead of minding their business. Please enjoy and take care.
June 20, 2017
Episode 19 - What Is The Purpose Of Purpose?
Episode 19 we talk about purpose. It's more than a career or a business venture. More than a talent or a gift...so let's talk about it. We also talk about effervescence, yawning, and tummy teas. No we ain't tired yet. Enjoy and spread the word!
June 13, 2017
Episode 18 - Should Christians Debate?
Special extra episode this week. We talk about whether Christians should be debating with people. With other Christians, atheist, believers of other religions--how much of it is an exercise of futility? 30 extra minutes of real church matters for your spiritual edification...enjoy.
June 9, 2017
Episode 17 - How Can I Overcome Fear
Fear. It's a bigger part of our lives than it should be. This week we talk about fear and how it effects us in ways we don't realize. I pray this helps you as much as it helped me. Listen & Share.
June 6, 2017
Episode 16 - How Realistic Is Forgiveness?
Forgiveness is the topic this week. How we need it more than the person we need to give it to...our very lives depend on it. We pray this one is a great help to all who listen.
May 30, 2017
Episode 15 - The Dearly Departed...
Episode 15 is here. We talk about what it means to be "dead to sin" the language is used often in church but why do Christians have a proverbial "death wish". This is one of the most powerful conversations we've had so far. Rest in Peace.
May 23, 2017
Episode 14 - What Makes A Woman A Woman Of God?
Episode 14 is here. It's our unofficial/official Mother's Day episode. We hear the term "Woman of God" but we want to dig in and understand how our gender roles work in concert with our faith walk. The discussion goes everywhere but it's definitely going somewhere...enjoy!
May 16, 2017
Episode 13 - Why Do Bad Things Happen To God's People?
Tackling an age old question, in episode 13 we talk about why bad things happen to God's people. Hopefully we help those who find themselves asking "why me?" realize exactly why you and why us...got a question? email at email@example.com.
May 9, 2017
Episode 12 - Does God Speak?
The Holy Spirit is telling me you'll like this one :)In episode 12 we talk about jelly beans, Morgan Freeman, being slain in the spirit, and confusion versus confidence. Any questions feel free to hit us at firstname.lastname@example.org. * Recommended Reading* John 16:12-14 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 12 “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. Acts 18:5 King James Version (KJV) 5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 10 [a]For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. John 14:26 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. Luke 12:12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” Acts 18:25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism of John; 1 Thessalonians 5:18-20 King James Version (KJV) 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19 Quench not the Spirit. Proverbs 15:4 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 4 A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit. Acts 20:21-23 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 21 solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. 22 And now, behold, bound by the [a]Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there, 23 except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me. Galatians 5:25-26 King James Version (KJV) 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
May 2, 2017
Episode 11 - Am I Still A Christian If I Don't Go To Church?
Week 11! This week we attempt to answer the question of whether we have to or don't have to go to church as Christians. Somehow the conversation includes Steve Harvey and pencils...go figure. I would love feedback and questions so enjoy and hit me at email@example.com
April 25, 2017
Episode 10 - He Is Risen. Now Rise.
Week 10! This week, days after Easter, we talk about what the resurrection should mean to us as believers. Grab some jelly beans and enjoy. I would love feedback and questions so enjoy and hit me at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 18, 2017
Episode 9 - How's Your Love Life?
Episode 9 we want to know how's your love life...with God that is. It easy to talk love, but HOW do we show God we love Him? As always, if you have any questions, email us at email@example.com *Recommended Reading* Matthew 22:36-38 (KJV) 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind 38 This is the first and great commandment. If He First Loved Me, i get to see what love looks like. 1 John 4:19 (KJV) 19 We love him, because he first loved us. John 14:15 (ESV) 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. Romans 8:38-39 (KJV) 38 For I am persuaded, that neither: death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. We Let Things Separate Us from our love of god. 2 Timothy 3:4 (KJV) 4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; John 12:42-43 (KJV) 42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. god don’t want your love, he wants his love. He gave His son up for you, he expects the same from you. Matthew 10:37 (KJV) 37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. God’s Son didn’t live for himself, God expects that from all of his children. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 (KJV) 14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Love of God 2 Thessalonians 3:4-6 (ESV) 4 And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ. 1 John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 1 John 3:16-18 (ESV) 16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17 But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 Corinthians 16:15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) God Gives out of love, he expects you to do the same. When You were hungry, god fed you. He expects you to do the same. John 21:15 (KJV) 15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. Love isn’t just a commandment, it’s a condition. 1 Corinthians 2:7-10 (KJV) 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
April 11, 2017
Episode 8 - God's Not Dead, Your Faith Is.
Episode 8 week discuss faith through James 2:14-26. What does it mean to have "dead faith"? We talk about faith producing faithfulness from us as opposed to prompting faithfulness from God. As always, if you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org *Recommended Reading* God is not dead, your faith is. James 2:14-26 (ESV) 14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? What do they mean by “work”? A work, labor, action, deed John 3:21 (ESV) 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” James 3:13 (ESV) 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good[a] is that? Matthew 23:1-3 (ESV) 23 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 2 “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat, 3 so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice. 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. Galatians 5:6 (ESV) 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 2 Peter 1:5-8 (ESV) 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,[a] and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities[b] are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Timothy 1:5 (ESV) 5 The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV) 58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! Mark 5:7 (ESV) 7 And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.” 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; Genesis 22:12 He said, "Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” James 1:2-3 (ESV) 2 Count it all joy, my brothers,[a] when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac on the altar. He who had received the promises was ready to offer his one and only son, Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.
April 4, 2017
Episode 7 - Reading Is Fundamental
Made it to week 7! This week is about reading the Bible, why it's so hard for us, and how the Bible is more than Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. I would love feedback and questions so enjoy and hit me at email@example.com Scriptures discussed: Psalm 27:4 (ESV) 4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire[a] in his temple. John 5:39 (ESV) 39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, Matthew 22:28-30 (MSG) Eventually the wife died. Now here’s our question: At the resurrection, whose wife is she? She was a wife to each of them.” 29-33 Jesus answered, “You’re off base on two counts: You don’t know your Bibles, and you don’t know how God works. At the resurrection we’re beyond marriage. As with the angels, all our ecstasies and intimacies then will be with God. Acts 8:29-39 (MSG) 29-30 The Spirit told Philip, “Climb into the chariot.” Running up alongside, Philip heard the eunuch reading Isaiah and asked, “Do you understand what you’re reading?” 31-33 He answered, “How can I without some help?” and invited Philip into the chariot with him. The passage he was reading was this: As a sheep led to slaughter, and quiet as a lamb being sheared, He was silent, saying nothing. He was mocked and put down, never got a fair trial. But who now can count his kin since he’s been taken from the earth? 34-35 The eunuch said, “Tell me, who is the prophet talking about: himself or some other?” Philip grabbed his chance. Using this passage as his text, he preached Jesus to him. Luke 24:44-47 (ESV) 44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance for[a] the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. Romans 15:4 (ESV) 4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Psalm 119:50 (ESV) 50 This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV) 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God[a] may be complete, equipped for every good work.
March 28, 2017