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Serious Faith

Serious Faith

By First UMC and the Life Center
A podcast for people who want to follow the Jesus of the Gospels, Serious Faith investigates the Gospels story by story to discover the way Jesus intended his followers to live. Hosted by Chad Yoder, pastor at First UMC and the Life Center in Goshen, IN.
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Serious Faith - Jesus Heals in Galilee (John 4:43-54)

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Serious Faith - Witnesses to Jesus (John 5:31-47)
Jesus offers plenty of witnesses to his ministry; are we one of them?
June 9, 2021
Serious Faith - The Work of the Son (John 5:19-30)
What motivated Jesus to do what he did? Obedience. Are we obedient?
June 2, 2021
Serious Faith - Sabbath Healing (John 5:1-18)
When Jesus comes into Jerusalem for a holiday, he has an encounter with a sick man. This week, we discuss who we are in this story and what we should do about it.
May 26, 2021
Serious Faith - Jesus Heals in Galilee (John 4:43-54)
As Jesus heals a royal official's son in Galilee, his hope that Jesus can do miracles becomes a full belief in Jesus. Does the same happen for us when we encounter Jesus?
May 12, 2021
Serious Faith - Fruit in Samaria (John 4:27-42)
In our second week with Bobbi, we finish the story of Jesus in Samaria by looking at the fruit produced by his encounter with the woman at the well.
April 28, 2021
Serious Faith - The Samaritan Woman (John 4:1-26)
We bring on our first guest for the first of two episodes covering Jesus' interactions in Samaria and what they mean for our own faith journey.
April 21, 2021
Serious Faith - John's Final Witness (John 3:22-36)
The story comes back to John the Baptist this week so we discuss the importance of the phrase, "He must increase and I must decrease."
April 14, 2021
Serious Faith - Nicodemus (John 3:1-21)
What does it mean to be born again? How do you even do that? Nicodemus asks these questions and we explore them together this week.
April 7, 2021
Serious Faith - Jesus in Jerusalem at Passover (John 2:13-25)
We explore the story of Jesus flipping tables and the ways we might be preventing people from worshiping God ourselves.
March 31, 2021
Serious Faith - The Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-12)
What does the wedding Jesus attended or the wine he created have to do with your life? Find out, as we talk spirits and THE Spirit this week.
March 24, 2021
Serious Faith - Calling the Disciples (John 1:35-51)
In the final stretch of John 1, Chad explores the calling of the first disciples and the concept of "open heaven," leading to a serious challenge for Christ-followers.
March 17, 2021
Serious Faith - John the Baptist (John 1:19-34)
This week, Chad talks about John the Baptist, humility, and the need for more Holy Spirit in our lives.
March 10, 2021
Serious Faith - God Became Man (John 1:1-18)
In our first Bible study episode, we discuss John 1:1-18. We talk about what it means that the Word becoming flesh, the light came into the darkness, and that we are now children of God.
March 3, 2021
Serious Faith - Introductions
In the opening episode of Serious Faith, Chad shares his experience that will help guide this podcast as well as some thoughts on how to study Scripture.
February 15, 2021