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The Ponder Podcast

The Ponder Podcast

By Laura Hardin
We exist to encourage the soul-nourishing practice of pondering the Bible with friends. Join Laura Hardin as she walks listeners through a passage of the Bible using The Ponder Method--a simple guide for engaging your heart with God through his word.

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Grace Undeserved w/ Yodit Kifle Smith
Ponder Ephesians 2:11-22 with Laura Hardin and guest, Yodit Kifle Smith of Within Ministry, as they continue the series, “Flooded by Grace: Pondering Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians.” In this episode, Laura and Yodit consider the significance of God’s grace lavished on both Jews and Gentiles alike. Mentioned: Within Ministry Weekly Devotional: http://www.withinneverwithout.com/weekly-devotional Get your Ponder Guide when you join The Ponder Collective: https://patreon.com/thepondercollective Or grab yours at ponderthebible.com
34:42
September 28, 2020
But God...Saved Us w/ Hunter Beless
Ponder Ephesians 2:1-10 with Laura Hardin and guest, Hunter Beless, as they continue the series, “Flooded by Grace: Pondering Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians.” In this episode, Laura and Hunter will discuss the transformative power of the gospel in the moments we need it most. Mentioned: Journeywomen Bible Study Guide: https://journeywomenpodcast.com/bible-study Get your Ponder Guide when you join The Ponder Collective and enjoy access to this conversation on video: https://patreon.com/thepondercollective Or grab yours at ponderthebible.com/resources
32:53
September 21, 2020
To Know Him More w/ Taliah Kendrick
Ponder Ephesians 1:15-23 with Laura Hardin and guest, Taliah Kendrick, as they continue the series, “Flooded by Grace: Pondering Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians.” Laura and Taliah will linger over Paul’s desire for believers to grow in their knowledge of God and the importance of knowing God through his word. Mentioned: Taste and See Journal Rooted: A Study of Colossians Coffee with The Kendricks Get your Ponder Guide when you join The Ponder Collective and enjoy access to this conversation on video: https://patreon.com/thepondercollective Or grab yours at https://ponderthebible.com
26:03
September 14, 2020
Flooded By Grace w/ Kristin Coulson
Ponder Ephesians 1:3-14 with Laura Hardin and guest, Kristin Coulson of Raising Everyday Disciples, as they continue the series, “Flooded by Grace: Pondering Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians.” Laura and Kristin touch on ways to keep the hope of Christ before us throughout very full days. Get your Ponder Guide when you join The Ponder Collective and enjoy access to this conversation on video: https://patreon.com/thepondercollective Or grab yours here: https://ponderthebible.com
26:03
September 7, 2020
Grace and Peace to You, Friend
Join Laura Hardin as she kicks off a new series, "Flooded by Grace: Pondering Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians." In this episode, she'll ponder the first two verses of the letter, zooming in the wonderful gift of God's grace and peace in the life of his children. Mentioned: A Message of Grace and Peace by John Joseph : https://cheverlybaptist.org/sermons/page/7/ Join The Ponder Collective: https://patreon.com/thepondercollective The Ponder Guide: https://ponderthebible.com
09:28
August 31, 2020
A Hard Providence w/ The Hubs
Join Laura Hardin as she wraps up the series, A Hard Providence, with her husband, Adam Hardin. Today we ponder Jesus’ emotional response to the events in John 11. We will consider the reality of where Jesus is in our suffering and how his emotions free us to be real with him about where we are emotionally in this particular moment. Mentioned: The ESV Story of Redemption Bible, Adam Hardin’s Christian Bossa album: https://hardinadam.wixsite.com/music
29:42
June 5, 2020
A Hard Providence: The Resurrection and The Life
Join Laura Hardin as she looks at John 11:25-26 more closely. Today we will ponder the amazing reality that everyone who believes in Jesus Christ will never die. Mentioned: ESV Gospel Transformation Bible Psalm 121:7 2 Timothy 4:18 Luke 21:16
17:15
May 11, 2020
A Hard Providence w/ Paola Barrera Part 2
Let's jump back into my conversation with Paola Barrera about John 11:1-44. In this episode we discuss how important it is to pour out our hearts before God when we struggle with what he's allowing to happen in our lives. While Paola and I camped out in different verses, we both landed at the same place. I'll share a small example of what it has looked like to give my burdens to the Lord, which somehow involved writing . . . the governor of Maryland (???). You just have to listen for this all to make sense.  Mentioned: Fear Is Not Sin by Ed Welch How has this series encouraged you? Send us a direct message on Instagram or a voice message at https://anchor.fm/theponderpodcast
33:18
May 1, 2020
A Hard Providence w/ Paola Barrera Part 1
Join Laura Hardin and Paola Barrera as they ponder John 11:1-44 together. This conversation was too good not to share the whole thing, so today we will listen to the first half and hear mostly what stood out to Paola. We often think of our time in the word as something we must do in private unless it's a formal Bible Study. But sharing a quiet time/devotion in the word is a precious activity to do with a friend or someone you're mentoring. Just read a passage together. Take an agreed upon amount of time (short or long) to ponder it privately. Then talk about it! And pray for one another to practice the truth of the passage.  The Ponder Method is one way to get into the word. For more information, see https://laurathardin.com/resources.  In this conversation we don't walk through the method specifically but we both spent time in John 11, using this method before our call. 
28:28
April 17, 2020
A Hard Providence: When Love Doesn’t Seem Loving
Today Laura Hardin kicks off a new series that walks us through John 11:1-44 in a way that engages our hearts in these uncertain times. In this episode we will peer into John 11:1-16 and ponder God’s love amidst the hard things he allows. | Connect with us! How did this passage hit you? What did it teach you about our loving Savior? Any questions? Send a voice message at our anchor page or DM us on Instagram (@theponderpodcast). We'd love to hear from you. And if this episode helped you focus on God and his word, share with a friend.
11:09
April 4, 2020
Raisin Cakes and The Love of God
Today Laura Hardin ponders Hosea 3, zooming in on the fierce love of God and our foolish love for anything and everything but him. In this episode, she references Hosea 11 for further study. For further meditation on God's fierce love for us, consider memorizing Romans 5:8 or 1 John 4:10-11.   More on Hosea: David Murray on Teaching Hosea (Help Me Teach the Bible, a podcast of The Gospel Coalition) Mentioned: Ponder: A Simple Guide to Time Alone with God  ESV Story of Redemption Bible by Crossway SPECK - Sin to confess, Promise to complain, Command to obey, Example to follow, or Knowledge of God to note or praise ESV. org for free basic subscription, Study Bible, Knowing the Bible series and more Connect with us! Have a thought to share or a passage to ponder? Send a voice message  here or DM us on Instagram. We'd love to hear from you. And if this episode helped you focus on God and his word, share with a friend. Transcription available at laurathardin.com. 
16:16
March 24, 2020
The Ponder Method and How We’ll Use It
Welcome to the Ponder Podcast! In this introductory episode, we will go over what it means to ponder or meditate on the word and how the Ponder Method helps us to that end. You will get a brief overview of what to expect in future episodes. Mentioned: Ponder: A Simple Guide to Time Alone with God Connect with us! Have a thought to share or a passage to ponder? Send a voice message  here or DM us on Instagram. We'd love to hear from you. And if this episode helped you focus on God and his word, share with a friend. Transcription available at laurathardin.com.
10:09
March 19, 2020