Walter Spires - Minutes for Men

Walter Spires - Minutes for Men

By walter spires
Listen to Walter's biblically-centered program content that encourages and equips men from all walks of life - regardless of zip code! Please check out Desperate Men Ministries website at: www.desperatemen.org
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Men in the Bible Series - Three Men Named James
Key Bible Verse(s):  "For not even His brothers were believing in Him."  John 7: 5
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March 31, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - Stoned
Key Bible Verse(s):  (As they were stoning Stephen) Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them!" Having said this, he fell asleep. Acts 7: 60
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March 29, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - John the Revelator
Key Bible Verse: "When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man."  Revelation 1: 17
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March 26, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - The Real Meaning of "Unconditional Love"
Key Bible Verse:  "Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.""  John 14: 6
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March 24, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - From Son of Thunder to Intimate Friend of Jesus
Key Bible Verse(s):  "There was reclining on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved."  John 13: 23
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March 22, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - From a Fisherman to a Fisher of Men (Just As Jesus Promised)
Key Bible Verses:  "But Peter, standing up, raised his voice and said to them (a large crowd)...repent and be baptized...and that day about 3,000 souls were added to them."  from Acts 2: 14, 38, and 41)
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March 19, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - Even the Bravest Men Have Their Doubts
Key Bible Verse:  "Then Thomas, who is called the twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go that we may die with Him.""  John 11: 16
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March 17, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - Asking Ourselves Hard Questions: Have I ever betrayed Jesus?
Key Bible Verse(s):   "Now (Judas) said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it."  John 12: 6
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March 15, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - The High Cost of Humility
Again we learn God only uses humble or "humbled" men for His greatest kingdom work.   Key Bible Verses: John 21: 14-23
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March 12, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - When Faith Fails...Fear Wins
It is all about the Object of our faith. Key Bible Verses:  So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.   But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me. "  Matthew 14:  29-30
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March 8, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - "Just Another Fish Tale"
Key Bible Verse:   "So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him."  Luke 5: 11
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March 5, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - Are You Doing This?
Key bible Verse:  "(Andrew) first found his own brother, simon, and said to him. "We have found the Messiah." And he brought him to Jesus. " John 1: 41
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March 3, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - "Less is More"
This title became a popular corporate mantra over the last decade.  Two thousand years ago, it held a different meaning we would do well to rediscover.   Key Bible Verse: “...He must increase and I must decrease.” John 3: 30
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March 1, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - A Man of Great Courage
John lost his head because of his singular devotion to Christ.   Key Bible Verse(s):  "The king was distressed, but...he ordered that her request be granted and had John beheaded in the prison.  His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother. " Matthew 14: 9-11
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February 27, 2020
A Man of Great Conviction
It takes a man of great conviction to be so sure of God's calling that he preaches a hard message no one wants to hear...  Key Bible Verse:  "In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  Matthew 3: 1-2;  
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February 25, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - A Man of Calling
Finally after 400 years of silence, God sends one final prophet to prepare the Way... Key Bible Verses:  "the voice of one crying in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord..."  Isaiah 40: 3
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February 23, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - The Greatest Dad Who Ever Lived
Key Bible Verse(s):  "Now when (the three wise men) had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.”  So Joseph got up and took the Child and His mother while it was still night, and left for Egypt..."  Matthew 2: 13-14 "Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.  And when (Jesus) became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast"  Luke 2: 41-42
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February 20, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - The Greatest Husband Who Ever Lived
Key Bible Verse(s):  Even before the angel of the Lord spoke to Joseph, he had already decided to do right by his betrothed... "And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly."  Matthew 1: 19
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February 19, 2020
Men in the Bible Series - The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
Key Bible Verse:  "And Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man..."  Matthew 1: 19
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February 16, 2020
"The Jesus in Me Process" (Pt 3) Reforming
Reforming is a "living" process. Key Bible Verse:  "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.  Galatians 2: 20
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February 13, 2020
The "Jesus in Me Process" (Pt 2) Conforming
Conforming is a "dying" process.   Key Bible References:  "For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son."  Romans 8: 29 "that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death."  Philippians 3: 10 
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February 11, 2020
The "Jesus in Me Process" (Pt 1) Transforming
Transforming is a "thinking" process.  Key Bible Verses:  "...and be transformed by the renewing of your mind..."  Romans 12: 2 "But we have the mind of Christ."  1 Corinthians 2: 16
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February 9, 2020
When Tragedy Strikes (Pt 5) Mourn with Others - Share Your Hope
Key Bible Verses:  "...mourn with those who mourn."  Romans 12: 15b   "...always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence"  1 Peter 3: 15
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February 6, 2020
When Tragedy Strikes (Pt 4) - God's Intention is to get our Attention
Key Bible Verses:  "Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2 For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation..."  Hebrews 2: 1-3
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February 5, 2020
When Tragedy Strikes (Pt 3) Why would a good God allow bad things to happen to "good" people?
And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone."   Luke 18: 19
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February 4, 2020
When Tragedy Strikes (Pt 2) Where Was God?
"And just as it is appointed for man to die once..."   Hebrew 9: 27(a)
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February 3, 2020
When Tragedy Strikes (Pt 1) - Blaming God...Asking the Wrong Questions
As I prayed for the families of the nine victims of the recent tragic helicopeter accident, the Holy Spirit impressed upon me to use this week to speak biblical truth into the lives of poeple on both sides of the Cross - addressing the hard questions.  
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February 2, 2020
Jesus Prays
Key Bible Verses:  "I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one..  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.   Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.  As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world."  John 17: 15-18
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January 30, 2020
David Prayed
Bible References:  "The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want."  Psalm 23: 1  ( a song of peace and contentment in the LORD) "Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions."  Psalm 51: 1 (a prayer of repentance)
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January 28, 2020
Moses Prayed
Bible References:  "God called to (Moses) from the midst of the (burning) bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am...Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh?"  Exodus 3: 4, 11 Psalm 90 - The Psalm of Moses the man of God
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January 26, 2020
Prayer (Part Three) - Men Prayed
Key Bible Verse:  "Then men began to call upon the name of the LORD."  Genesis 4: 26(b)
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January 23, 2020
Prayer (Part Two) - The "Model" Prayer
Key Bible Verse:  "And (Jesus) said to them, "When you pray..."   Luke 11: 2(a) Bible References:  Matthew 6: 6 - 13 ; Luke 11:  1-4
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January 21, 2020
Prayer (Part One) - "Lord, teach us to pray..."
Key Bible Verse;  "It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.""  Luke 11: 1 
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January 19, 2020
Decision #4 Decide to Grow in Christ (Part Three) - No Man is an Island
Key Bible Verse:  "Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."  Proverbs 27: 17 Other Bible References:  Daniel 1: 17 - 20; Mark 9: 2; Mark 14: 33
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January 16, 2020
Decision #4: Decide to Grow in Christ (Part Two) Growth Begins On Our Knees
Key Bible Verse:  "But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness to pray."  Luke 5: 16 Other Bible References:  Matthew 14: 23; Mark 1: 35
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January 14, 2020
Decision #4 Decide to Grow in Christ (part One) No Seed...No Growth
Key Bible Verse:  "Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God."  Luke 8: 11 Other Bible References:  John 15: 1-9;  Hebrews 4: 12
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January 12, 2020
Minutes for Men: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (Part Three) - Moving from the Stands into the Arena
As Christians, we are not in a game.  we are in a war...spiritual war.   Bible references:  2 Corinthians 10: 4; Ephesians 6: 10 - 20
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January 9, 2020
Minutes for Men: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (Part Two) - Is Cultural Christianity an OxyMoron?
Jesus thought so. Bible References:  Luke 8: 4 - 15; John 15:  1 - 11
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January 7, 2020
Minutes for Men: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (Part One) - The Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make
if you never listen to anything else I record and post, please take two minutes to listen to the podcasts this week.    This first one is the most important of the three. Key Bible Verses:  John 3:3; 14:6
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January 5, 2020
Minutes for Men - "Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude"
Key Bible Verse(s):  "Rejoice always.  Pray without ceasing.  In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."  1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
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January 2, 2020
Minutes for Men - Entering the New Decade with a New Attitude
Key Bible Verses:  "Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,  Who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross."   Philippians 2: 5 - 8
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December 31, 2019
Desperate Men Ministries - Building An Army of Biblical Christian Men Fit for Our King
"Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account."  Philippians 4: 17
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December 29, 2019
Advent Week 4 - The Hope of His Second Advent - "Come, Lord Jesus"
"(Jesus) He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!" Key Bible Verses:  Acts 1: 5-8; Revelation 22: 20 
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December 26, 2019
Advent Week 4 - The Gift of Love Part Two The Cradle to the Cross
Key Bible References: 1 Corinthians 15: 12 - 19
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December 25, 2019
Advent Week Four - The Gift of Love
Bible References:  Matthew 1: 20-21; John 15: 13; John 3: 16
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December 22, 2019
Advent Week Three - The Fruit of Joy
Key Bible Verse(s):  Galatians 5: 22
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December 19, 2019
Advent Week Three - Abiding Joy (The Joy of Jesus)
Key Bible Verse(s):  John 15: 11
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December 17, 2019
Advent Week Three - Defining Joy
Key Bible Verses:  Luke 2: 10-11
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December 15, 2019
Advent Week Two: Peace and Preparedness - Are You Prepared?
Key Bible Verse(s):  Matthew 1: 21; Luke 5: 32; John 14: 6; Philippians 4: 7
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December 12, 2019
Advent Week Two: Peace and Preparedness - Joseph the (earthly) Father of Jesus
Key Bible Reference:  Matthew 1: 19 - 25
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December 10, 2019
Advent Week Two: Peace and Preparation - The Prince of Peace
Key Bible Verses:  2 Samuel 7: 16; Micah 5: 2; Isaiah 9: 6 
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December 8, 2019
Advent Week One: Shared Hope
Key Bible Verse(s):  "...sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;"  1 Peter 3: 15
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December 5, 2019
Advent Week One: Expectant Hope
Hope entered the world with the birth of Christ.  Now as believers, we have another expectant hope - His return. Key Bible Verse(s):  John 14: 1- 6
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December 3, 2019
Advent Week One: Hope Promised
This is the first week of the Advent season.  It is a week in which we celebrate the Hope of His coming.   Key Bible Verse(s):  Isaiah 9:6-7  
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December 1, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #123 This Week of Thanksgiving - God's Grace
Key Bible Verse:  "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast."  Ephesians 2: 8-9 Bible References:  Ephesians 2: 1 - 10
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November 28, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #122 This Week of Thanksgiving - God's Gift
Key Bible Verse:  "Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift."  2 Corinthians 9: 15
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November 26, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #121 This Week of Thanksgiving...The Goodness of God
Key Bible References:  Psalm 136: 1;  2 Chronicles 5: 13; Psalm 34: 8
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November 25, 2019
Men in the Bible Series #120 Sometimes God Makes Us Wait...but 400 years?
God made two promises and waited over 400 years to keep them.  When He did, the first was "just another prophet".   Key Bible Verses:  Malachi 3: 1; 4: 4
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November 21, 2019
Men in the Bible Series #119 The Apocrypha
Perhaps most Protestant Christians have no idea what this is or even that these books exist.  It can take a huge investment of time to study this subject, long debated among theologians and church leaders for centuries.  Hope this brief snippet of insight helps provide a  cursory level of understanding and stirs you to look deeper.  
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November 19, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #118 The Silence of God is Deafening - 400 years
The blank space page in your Bible between these two verses spans more than 400 years.  What happened between them?   Bible References:  Malachi 4: 6 - Matthew 1: 1 
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November 17, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #117 Time to "Man Up" and Ask the Hard Question...
We learned much about the God of the Bible from His character to expectations of His men.  We learned a great deal about many of these men and relationships with God through their successes and failures.  Now we look in the mirror and ask:  What did I learn about myself (my relationship with God)?  
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November 14, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #116 What Have You Learned from God's Men
We have completed our time in the Old Testament looking into the lives of more than three dozen men in more than 100 episodes.  What did you learn about their lives and relationships with God through their successes and failures?  
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November 12, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #115 One Path to Knowing & Understanding God
Bible References:  "Then God said..." (Genesis 1);  "Then the Lord God commanded (Adam) saying..." (Genesis 2: 16);  "Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets," (Hebrews 1: 1)
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November 10, 2019
Men in the Bible Series #114 God’s Final Words of Warning Came with Hope
Key Bible Verses:   John the Baptist is coming.  Malachi 3: 1a Jesus Messiah is right behind him:  Malachi 3: 1b - 3  The Great Day of Judgment awaits:  Malachi 4: 1 Final words of hope to the faithful believers: Malachi 4: 2
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November 7, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #113 God's Final Old Testament Warnings include words on MARRIAGE
Key Verse(s):  "Because the LORD has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.  But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit...Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.  “For I hate divorce,” says the LORD, the God of Israel, "  Malachi 2:  14-16
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November 5, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #112 "Dissing God"
Key Bible Verse:  "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?' says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name..."   Malachi 1: 6 (also 2: 7-8)
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November 3, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #111 One more "P" in Nehemiah's Leadership Model of Success - Perseverance!
Key Verse(s):    For all of them were trying to frighten us, thinking, "They will become discouraged with the work and it will not be done." But now, O God, strengthen my hands.  Nehemiah 6: 9
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October 31, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #110 4 P's Every Successful Christian Leader Must Possess and Practice
Key Verse:  So I answered and said to them, "the God of heaven will give us success, therefore we His servants will arise and build..."  Nehemiah 2 :20
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October 29, 2019
Men in the Bible Series #109 Nehemiah - Leadership Skills you could write a book about (Part 1)
This week we focus on one of the greatest leaders in the Bible.  God did not call him out as He did Moses and others.  This man saw (and felt) a great need and took it to God.   Key Verse:  "O Lord, I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to revere Your name, and make Your servant successful today and grant him compassion before this man."  Now I was the cupbearer to the king.  Nehemiah 1: 11
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October 27, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #108 Fearless Faith
Key Verse:  Ezra 8: 22  "For I was ashamed to request from the king troops and horsemen to protect us from the enemy on the way, because we had said to the king, "The hand of our God is favorably disposed to all those who seek Him, but His power and His anger are against all those who forsake Him." Bible References:  Ezra 8: 1 - 32
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October 24, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #107 Ezra - An Unknown Bible Hero
Key Verse:  "For had Ezra set his heart to study the law of the Lord, and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel."  Ezra 7: 10 Bible References:  Ezra 7 : 1-28 
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October 22, 2019
Men in the Bible Series #106 Choosing the Hard Road
After 70 years of captivity, the Jews were given the freedom to return to Israel and Jerusalem to rebuild the temple.  They all jumped at the chance...right?  Bible References: Ezra 1: 1 - 4: 24
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October 20, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #105 Daniel in the Lions' Den
This is perhaps the most beloved of all children's Bible stories (and men who have child-like faith).  We close the book of Daniel with one more amazing demonstration of the faith of a man of God in and through deadly circumstances brought on by the betrayal of jealous men.  Bible References: Daniel 6: 1 - 28
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October 17, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #104 Faith and Fire
IMHO, this is the greatest "faith in action" testimony in all of the Bible.   Hanniah, Mishael, and Azariah (aka Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) were  men of great faith who possessed an even greater understanding of their God.   Bible References:  Daniel 3: 1 - 4: 3
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October 15, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #103 Prayer Warriors
The death penalty sends a lot of men to their knees.   However these four men were accustomed to that "lofty" position in good times and bad.  Bible References:  Daniel 2
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October 13, 2019
Men in the Bible Series #102 Eat Your Vegetables
Key Verse:  “But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king’s choice of food or with the wine which he drank...”  Bible References: Daniel 1: 1 - 21
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October 10, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #101 The Price of Obedience? Are you willing to pay it?
Key Verse:  O Lord, I have become a laughingstock...everyone mocks me." (from Jeremiah 20: 7) Chameleon Christian or obedient man of God like Jeremiah...no matter what the cost.   Bible References:  Jeremiah 20, 37, 38
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October 8, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #100 Warning - This Contains Offensive Material
Key Verse:  "And the fear of Me is not in you. " (from Jeremiah 2: 19) Bible References:  Jeremiah 2: 5, 13, 17 - 3: 1
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October 6, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #99 Answering When (not if) God Calls
Isaiah responded, "Here am I. Send me."  Now it was Jeremiah's turn and he did not disappoint.  He had not idea the severity of this call and what lay ahead.  But he apparently believed strongly in the One Who called him.   Bible References:  Jeremiah 1:  4 - 19
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October 3, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #98 Ignoring the Warning Signs
This is never a good idea.  But it particularly bad (and stupid) when the signs come from God Himself.  Bible References:  I refer you to all the key verses from this "prophet" part of the MITB series.  Each includes just a few of the many warnings God gave because He loved His people so much. 
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October 1, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #97 Minor Prophet...Major Messages
Micah.  There was nothing "minor" in the powerful words the Lord gave him to speak to His people.  Exhortation followed by encouragement! Bible References:  Micah 5: 2-5a; 6: 8; 7: 7-8
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September 29, 2019
Men in the Bible Series #96 Isaiah's Picture of Messiah looked a lot like Jesus
...only because His life, death and resurrection fulfilled many of them.  The rest will be when Jesus returns.  Are you ready for that?  Bible References: Isaiah 7: 14; 9: 2 - 7; 40: 35;  52: 13 - 53: 12
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September 26, 2019
Men in the Bible Series #95 "Woe is me for I am ruined!"
That was just part of Isaiah's humble response when his eyes beheld God Incarnate on His throne in all of His glory.  He followed that with, "I am a man of unclean lips".  Listen and learn more from this great man of God.  Bible References: Isaiah 6: 1 -13
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September 24, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #94 The Strangest Command God Ever Gave Man - Hosea and Gomer (not Pyle)
The fact that God told Hosea to marry a whore is mind-blowing for some.  The fact that her name was Gomer makes many in our culture today chuckle.  But God was never more serious about His message and intentions - then and now. Bible References:  Hosea 1: 2-3;  read all of chapter 4
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September 22, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #93 The Judgment of God - The Love of God
That title provides an overview of the first "major" prophet's book.   The theme remains consistent because that is the nature of God.    We are going to hit the high and low points as we move swiftly thru this long book of prophecy.  As always, look for what the Holy Spirit has for you to apply at each stop along the way.   Bible References:  Isaiah 1 - 66
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September 19, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #92 God Even Used a Fig Farmer - Amos
"...yet you have not returned to Me."  Thru Amos - a fig farmer not a prophet, God called out His people and gave them more chances to repent and turn back to Him.  He does the same for us.   Most of Judah chose not to repent and seek forgiveness.  How did you respond?   Bible References:  Amos 4: 6,8,9,10,11; 7: 14
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September 17, 2019
Men in the Bible Series #91 Locust Storms - Then and Now
Key Verse:  "And rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness and relenting of evil."  Joel 2: 13 In three short chapters, Joel prophesied of devastation to come because of the people's sin and how they could avoid it, the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the judgment "day of the Lord", and His mercy for those who return to Him.   
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September 15, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #90 "There are more with us than with them."
Elisha's servant was a lot like many of us.  His vision was limited to what he could see...until God opened his eyes.  Bible References: 2 Kings 6: 8 - 23
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September 12, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #89 The Pride of a Leper
How can a man of lofty position who was also a leper be so prideful he refused the healing God had for him?   Bible References:  2 Kings 5: 1 - 14
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September 11, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #88 Miracles
Miracles get everyone's attention.  There is more to this story than filling pots with oil... Bible References:  2 Kings 4: 1-7 
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September 8, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #87 The Double Portion - What would you ask for?
Before Elijah departed for Heaven, he asked Elisha what he could do for him.  His answer will surprise some and challenge others.  Bible References:  2 Kings 2: 9 - 14
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September 5, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #86 Crossing Your Jordan
The Jordan River is one of the most important locations in biblical history.  The events and crossings that took place over and in it changed history and our lives forever.  At some point, the Lord will lead you to your "Jordan".  The question will be, will you trust Him to cross over?   Bible References:  2 Kings 2: 6-15; Joshua 3: 1-17; Matthew 3: 13-17  
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September 3, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #85 The Power of God - Then and Now
Just as it was in the days of Joshua and Elijah, the power of God is on display today through the Holy Spirit in the lives men of faith who believe He is.... Bible References:  2 Kings 2: 4-5; Joshua 5: 13 - 6: 1 - 27; Hebrews 11: 6
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September 1, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #84 Bethel - Experiencing God's Presence
Loneliness is epidemic in our country despite all the "social media".   God asked me to remind you His presence is always available IF we choose to enter into it.  Bible References:  2 Kings 2: 2-3; Genesis 28: 10 - 22
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August 29, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #83 Gilgal - God's Place of Preparation
God is deeply committed to the "man preparation" business.  As He did throughout Scripture, His desire is to prepare us for His work.  The question is are we letting Him?  Bible References:  2 Kings 2: 1; Joshua 5: 2-9
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August 27, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #82 God’s Succession Plan
Got told Elijah to make one more circuit through several of the cities in which he had ministered. Elisha faithfully followed and that is the point of today’s lesson.  Bible References: 2 Kings 2: 1-2
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August 25, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #81 Even the Mightiest Men of God can be crippled with fear and depression
In all the Bible, I do not think there is a wider swing of emotions - the high experienced from God's awesome display of power over Baal to fear and the depths of depression and a death wish.  My dear brothers, pay close attention to this episode and share it widely.   Bible References: 1 Kings 19: 1 - 21
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August 22, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #80 God vs Baal - No Contest
After three years of drought and the accompanying hardships, God told Elijah to come out of hiding and stand before the king that sought to kill him.  God was about to demonstrate His power (again) for one reason - remind His people Who He is and Whose they are (or were).  Bible References:  1 Kings 18: 1-40
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August 20, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #79 Elijah Appears on the Scene with more bad news
No prophet or preacher wants his first words from God to be telling "His people" they are about to enter a long, crippling - even deadly - drought.  Elijah was faithful to obey God and bring this bad news.  Just as we saw with Jonah, God often used nature to bring about His punishment and discipline to get their attention and try to bring repentance.   Bible References: ! Kings 17: 1 - 6
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August 18, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #78 The Resentful Prophet
Resentment is an unbecoming condition of the heart in any man of God, especially a prophet.  Why would Jonah be angry that God forgave the repentant people of Nineveh and spared them and the city?  God gets to the heart of the matter. Bible References:  Jonah 3: 1 - 4: 11
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August 15, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #77 The Repentant Prophet
God sometimes goes to great lengths to get our full attention.  From the belly of a giant fish, He had Jonah's! Bible References:  Jonah 1: 4 - 2: 10
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August 13, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #76 The Reluctant Prophet
Perhaps the most famous prophet in the Bible did not sign up voluntarily when God came calling.  In fact, he ran the other way!  Bible References:  Jonah 1: 1-3; 2 Kings 14: 23-29
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August 11, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #75 Prophets and Kings
Israel, now a divided nation, was guilty of allowing pagan people and nations to infiltrate their society and destroy their godly heritage and culture.  Sound familiar?  The Lord is giving us a much needed wake-up call.    Bible References:  These stories are found in the books of 1 Kings 15- 22; 2 Kings 1 - 25;  2 Chronicles 13 - 36
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August 8, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #74 One Nation Under God No More
God's words to Solomon come to pass.  Ten of the twelve tribes are torn away from the authority of his successor.  Bible References:  1 Samuel 8; 1 Kings 11 - 14
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August 6, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #73 The Wisdom of Solomon was not passed on to his son
It sounded good at the beginning, Solomon's son the new king sought advice from the same elders that counseled his father.  But... Bible References: 1 Kings 12: 1-19
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August 4, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #72 How "Tolerance" Destroyed God's People
Don't think it cannot happen here! Bible References:  1 Kngs 11: 1-13
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August 1, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #71 Solomon takes the throne
Solomon took the throne with his father David's blessing.  He asked for and received the gift of wisdom and discernment from God.  It served him well for many years.   Bible References; 1 Kings 8
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July 30, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #70 A Humbled King and Father teaches his son with his dying words
A dying King David, called his son Solomon to his side and instructed him in the ways of the Lord -  a clear lesson to all dads.  Bible References:   1 Kings 1: 47-48; 2: 1-4
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July 28, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #69 Examining Our Lives in the Light of David's
For two weeks we have looked into the highly exposed life of David - good and bad.  How does your compare?   Bible References:  2 Samuel 2-24
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July 25, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #68 Consequences
By the blood of Jesus, God will forgive any sin confessed by a humble heart.  But sometimes consequences of our sin continue to plague us.  Bible References: 2 Samuel 15
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July 23, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #67 More of Why God Called David "a man after My own heart
David was trouble that he was living in a better palace than God's visible testimony - the Ark of the Covenant. Bible References:  2 Samuel 7: 1-2; 18-29
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July 21, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #66 Why God Called David "a man after My own heart"
Based on where we left King David, it is hard to understand how he was the ONLY man in the Bible with this amazing description.  Listen and learn. Bible References:  2 Samuel 7; 1 Samuel 13: 14; Acts 13: 22; Psalm 51
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July 18, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #65 King David begins to look very human
Bad decisions and errors in judgement impact kings and famous men perhaps even more than the rest of us.  God is willing to forgive our sins, but the consequences can follow and plague us for many years.  Here is a synopsis of those of mighty King David, great man of God. Bible References:  2 Samuel 11 13  
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July 17, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #64 David Becomes King - sort of
After many years in waiting (and hiding), God's anointed one - David - finally becomes king.  We can learn a lot from how he was able to rise to that occasion.   Bible References:  2 Samuel 1 - 6
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July 14, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #63 David Honors God by sparing an evil king
David had his chances to kill the king who tried to kill him on many occasions.  But he would not raise a hand against God's anointed.   Bible References:  1 Samuel 24 and 1 Samuel 26
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July 4, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #62 David and Goliath - God Sent a Boy to do a Man's Job
Most experts agree David was 15 or younger when he took on this giant warrior because the real soldiers ran away in fear.  David could not stand that fact that anyone would mock the name of the LORD his God.   O that we would have that same courage today.   Bible References:  1 Samuel 17: 1 - 54
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July 2, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #61 David the Shepherd Boy
David the boy became King David, the man after God's own heart, because men of God invested in his life.   Bible References:  1 Samuel 16; Proverbs 22:6
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June 30, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #60 Introducing David - the Man After God's Own Heart
David's entry into biblical HIStory is an inflection point of a sort.  We are going to dwell on his life for a while because so much parallels our own.  Yet, despite all the issues, he is the only man God ever called "a man after My own Heart" - a title we all seek.   Bible References:  1 Samuel 16:  1 - 14
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June 27, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #59 Jonathan - A Friend Who Sticks Closer than a Brother
All of us would be incredibly blessed to have a friend like Jonathan.  He loved David in a way Jesus taught us to love.   Bible References:  1 Samuel 13 -31 
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June 25, 2019
Men in the Bible Series #58 What King Saul has in Common with You and Me
As we examine the lives of men in the Bible, it’s important to look at their successes and failures and examine our hearts in light of those lest we fall on our own swords like King Saul. Bible References:  1 Samuel 10: 8, 13: 1-14
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June 23, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #57 God Regrets
Can you think of any sadder words than to have God say He regrets having chosen you?  That is exactly what He said twice about having allowed Saul to become king over His people.   Bible References:  1 Samuel 8: 18; 15: 11, 35
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June 20, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #56 Throwing Off A Theocracy for a Monarchy
Throughout biblical history, God was King and Lord over His chosen people.  We know He guided, protected, and provided for them always.  The people of Israel had sunk so low, they demanded that Samuel anoint a human king over them like the other nations had.   Bible References:  1 Samuel 8: 1-22
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June 18, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #55 The Persistent Prayers of a Desperate Mother
So desperate for a child, Hannah promised God she would give him back to His full time service.  That is how, Samuel, the last judge and first prophet of Israel came on the scene.  His most famous line should find its way to our lips also..."Speak Lord, for your servant is listening."  Bible References:  I Samuel 1: 9-28; 3: 1-22
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June 16, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #54 Boaz - Strong Man of God and Kinsman Redeemer
While the book of Ruth is well-known as the story of Ruth, a Moabite woman, and Naomi, an older Jewish widow, it comes together when God introduces His man, Boaz, to redeem what would have otherwise been a sad ending of two poor women.  It is a picture of Christ and us.  Bible References:  Ruth 1: 1 - 4: 22
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June 13, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #53 "Here Come the Judge"
You have to be in my age bracket to remember this comical song, but I could not resist the opportunity to use that title even though it was grammatically incorrect.  During the hundreds of years after Joshua before God finally relented and gave Israel a king, He used "judges" to manage the disobedient people.  The last verse lets us know how that period went.  "... all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes "  Bible References:  Judges 3 -  21: 25 
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June 11, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #52 Great Leadership Is Often Not Enough
Despite his great leadership and legacy, after Joshua went Home to be with the Lord, the Israelites fell back into idolatry and disobedience, forgetting all the LORD God had done for them.   Bible References:  Judges 2: 1-23
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June 9, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #51 The Legacy of Joshua
At the end of his incredible life as a man of God, Joshua made sure he used his waning days well.  He challenged the nation of Israel to remember all God had done for them and commit to keep their side of the covenant with God.   Bible References:  Deuteronomy 31: 23; Joshua 24: 1-28
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June 6, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #50 Joshua - A Role Model for All Men of God
Servant of Moses...Mighty Warrior...Fearless man of faith, humble leader.  Not much more to say about this great man of God. Bible References:  Exodus 17, 24, 33: 11;  Deuteronomy 3: 28, 31: 23 
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June 4, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #49 Caleb - One of God's Great Men whose story is often overlooked
Caleb was the first to speak out against the other ten spies.  He saw what God saw and believed Him when the others did not.  Bible References:  Numbers 13: 30; 14: 24; Joshua 14: 6-15
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June 2, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #48 God and Moses - A Relationship Like No Other
Moses was an amazing leader, and we can learn a lot about those skills by studying his life.  More than that, he had the closest relationship with God of any man in the Bible (not Jesus, of course).  Studying that is the greater effort.   Bible References:  Deuteronomy 34: 10-12
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May 30, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #47 The Anger of God
From Genesis 3 through the book of Revelation, we read of the anger of God for which He makes no apology.  God hates sin.  It is a good thing to focus on the love of God, but very foolish to ignore His anger.  As men of God, we must study His Word to learn what it takes to remove it.   Bible References:  Exodus 32; 1-14; Numbers 20: 1-13; Deuteronomy 32: 46-52
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May 28, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #46 God Gave the Law to Moses (What Jesus had to say about them)
In my study, I found it interesting that only our Bible headings call the "ten words" or "decalogue" the Ten Commandments.  Thousands of years later, Jesus fulfilled, not destroyed, them.  Bible References:  Exodus 20; Matthew 5: 17-20
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May 26, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #45 Why It took 40 Years to make a 2 Week trip
This infamous story of the twelve spies being sent to scout out the Promised Land is not recorded in Exodus - rather Numbers and Deuteronomy.  We see a clear failure of leadership as Moses listened to the ten fearful men instead of the two faithful ones.  Bible References:  Numbers 13-14; Deuteronomy 1: 19-46
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May 23, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #44 The Exodus Begins
Finally on their way out of bondage after hundreds of years, God's people do not really know or remember Him.  Yahweh did not wait long to get reacquainted.  Bible References: EXodus 13: 17 - 14: 31
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May 21, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #43 Moses - A Man of Great Faith in God
All men have faith.  The question is this.  Where is that faith placed?  Bible References:  Exodus 7 - 11
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May 19, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #42 God Introduces Himself to Moses
Moses has found favor with God beyond any of his fathers.  How?  God tells Moses His name - I AM from which we get our words Yahweh and Jehovah.  God is about relationships...with Moses and you and me.   Bible References: Exodus 5, 6
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May 16, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #41 Brave Prince Moses Ran Far Away to Hide
From man of faith to man of fear with many excuses as to why he could not do what God asked, I can relate to Moses.  How about you? Bible References:  Exodus 2 - 4:17
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May 14, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #40 Joseph to Moses (From One Savior to the Next)
With Joseph dead and a new Pharaoh, God's people went from prosperity to captivity.  All part of God's plan to get His people to their promised land.    Bible References:  Genesis 50: 24-26; Exodus 1: 1-22
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May 12, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #39 Our Covenant God Who is Sovereign (Reviewing Abraham-Joseph and the story of Job)
We introduced our covenant God and considered sons from Abraham to Joseph.  Then we looked at Job and the sovereignty of God.   Bible References:  Gen 12-50; Job
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May 9, 2019
Men in the Bible Series #38 - Noah and Abraham (Reviewing what we learned from these great men of faith.)
No men were ever given greater assignments from God that required such faith. Bible References:  Genesis 6-9; 12-25
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May 7, 2019
Men in the Bible Series #37 - God and Adam (Reviewing what we learned)
God expects us to follow Him in obedience and lead others as He leads us.  He also redeems us when we fail.  Bible References: Gen 2-3
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May 5, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #36 A Humbled Job - The Sovereignty of God
A humbled Job received back 2x what he lost.  What happens when we do not?   Bible References:  Job 42
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May 2, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #35 God Answers (perhaps better said, He questions!)
God asked Job 77 questions that completely overwhelmed him with Who He is - exactly His intention.  Bible References: Job 38-41
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April 30, 2019
Men in the Bible Series #34 - Job Begins to Look More Like Me (and You)
Whining and complaining.  We do it all the time, so why shouldn't Job?  How we do that is what matters to God.  Bible References: Job 3: 1-26
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April 28, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #33 Job and his friends...Who needs friends like these?
Job's friends came alongside in his incredible time of suffering.   But as we soon learn, their company and consolation soon became insufferable.  Bible References:  Job 2: 11 - 37: 24
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April 25, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #32 Satan enters the life of Job...with God's permission
Here we begin perhaps the most unusual and difficult to understand exchanges in the Bible - God and Satan, a once mighty angel cast out of Heaven. Bible References:  Job 1: 2 - 2: 10; Key verses Job 1: 21 and 2: 10
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April 23, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #31 Introducing Job
The greatest introduction of any man in the Bible - Job.   He is a real man as is his story.  It started out great... Bible References:  Job 1: 1
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April 21, 2019
Passion Week Episode #8: The Tomb is Empty. He is Risen!
All four gospels give an account of the most important event in HIStory - He is risen indeed! Bible References:   Matthew 28P: 1-10; Mark 16: 1-8; Luke 24: 1-12; John 20: 1-9  
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April 20, 2019
Passion Week Episode #7: "Why are we guarding a dead man?"
I can imagine the Roman soldiers assigned to guard Jesus' tomb wondering this aloud amongst themselves.  Little did they know what was about to come... Bible References:  Matthew 27: 55-66   
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April 19, 2019
Passion Week Episode #6: What's "Good" About Good Friday
One question all Christians need to be able to answer:  What's good about Good Friday?  Bible References:  Matthew 27,  Mark 15, Luke 23, John 19
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April 18, 2019
Passion Week Episode #5: Maundy Thursday...What does that mean?
Jesus said, "A new command I give to you..." Bible References:  John 13: 1-17, 33-34
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April 17, 2019
Passion Week Episode #4: Silent Wednesday
Some in medieval times referred to this as "spy Wednesday" because Judas Iscariot initiated his plan to betray Jesus.   Bible References:  Matt 26:14-16; Mark 14:10-11; Luke 22:1-6 
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April 16, 2019
Passion Week Episode #3: Holy Tuesday - Following Jesus Around as He Teaches
"By what authority do you do these things?", they asked Jesus.  Not the right Man to try to put on the spot! Bible References:  Matthew 21: 23 - 23
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April 15, 2019
Passion Week Episode #2: Holy Monday - Where is the fruit? Why aren't people praying?
A barren fig tree and temple full of people doing everything but worshipping God raised the ire of Jesus.  He also interjected a great lesson on faith. Bible References: Matthew 21: 12-17, 18-19; Mark 11: 12-14, 15-19, 20-21 Desperate Men Ministries
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April 14, 2019
Passion Week Episode #1: Palm Sunday - It started so well...
The week started out great with cheering, adoring crowds hailing King Jesus... Bible Reference:  Matthew 21: 1-9; Mark 11: 1-10; Luke 19: 29-38 Desperate Men Ministries Website
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April 14, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #30 Joseph - From the Pit to Prisoner to Potentate - The Man Who Saved God's People
Bible Reference:  Genesis 41-47 Read these chapters if you want to experience some of the most amazing acts of God - His protection and provision - and greatest leadership skills ever demonstrated.   Desperate Men website
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April 11, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #29 Joseph despite his integrity, lands in prison
After being delivered from the pit, Joseph was a faithful young man of integrity.  His next stop...prison Bible Reference: Genesis 39 Desperate Men Website
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April 9, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - Episode #28 Joseph the Little Brother
Joseph was the second youngest of twelve brothers; their daddy's favorite and most beloved son.  Dreams of them bowing down to him was the last straw.  References: Genesis 37 Desperate Men Website
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April 7, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #27 The Legacy of Jacob
Bible References: Genesis 27- 49 Easy to ask how and why God chose him to be the father of His people.  Wonder if anyone will look back on our lives and do the same?  Desperate Men website
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March 28, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #26 An Unexpected Reunion
Bible References:  Genesis 33 Jacob was very afraid as he contemplated moving his people and possessions thru the land of Esau, his estranged brother.  God again intervened because...   Desperate Men website
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March 26, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #25 Jacob Wrestled with God
Bible References: Genesis 32: 22-29 Amazing story.  Unusual results to say the least.  But the humbling of Jacob is in full swing.  God will do whatever it takes to get our attention.   Desperate Men website
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March 24, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #24 Jacob and His God - A Most Unusual Relationship
Bible References:  Genesis 31 When God has a plan that includes our lives, His direction and protection become evident to men who are paying attention.   Desperate Men website
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March 21, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #23 More of Jacob's story - Consequences often follow us around
Bible References:  Genesis 29 Desperate Men Website
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March 19, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #22 Jacob - Liar and Deceiver...the father of Israel?
Bible References:  Genesis 25: 19-34; 27: 1-44 How can a man who was such a liar and deceiver become the father of God's chosen people?  This is very hard to understand.  But when I put it in the context of God saved us and uses men like us to represent Christ, it gets easier.    Desperate Men website
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March 17, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #21 Isaac - Like Father Like Son?
Bible Reference: Genesis 26: 1-33 Most men are stunned when they read about Abraham telling someone his wife was his sister to save his neck.  Get ready to be even more stunned when you read his son, Isaac, did the same thing.   Desperate Men Website
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March 15, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #20 Jehovah God and Allah - What's the Difference?
Bible Reference:  Genesis 16, 21, 25 Christians need to know and understand this better.   Abraham was the father of Ishmael and Jehovah God was God over all as He is today.  But far down the line, things went awry.   Desperate Men website
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March 13, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #19 More on the Story of Ishmael
Bible Reference:  Genesis 16: 1-15 Understanding the story of Ishmael, Abraham's first son, is important.  God made promises to his mother and kept them.  Did not bode well for the nation of Israel.  Desperate Men Website
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March 10, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #18 What We Learn About Christ from the "Sacrifice" of Isaac
Bible References: Genesis 22: 1: 1-18 Foreshadowing the coming Messiah more than 2000 years before Christ came.  desperatemen.org
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March 7, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #17 Jehovah Jireh
One of the most famous stories in the Bible in which we are introduced to this very special name of God.  Not only did God stop Abraham from sacrificing his son, He provided the sacrifice...sound familiar? Bible Reference: Genesis 22: 9-14 Desperate Men Website
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March 5, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #16 Abraham - Man of Unconditional Obedience
Imagine waiting 25 years on God's fulfilled promise - a son, covenant heir to build His nation.  Then imagine, some years later, God told you to make a burnt offering, and, by the way, your son is the sacrifice.  How would you have responded?      Bible Reference:  Genesis 22: 1-14 www.desperatemen.org
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March 4, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #15 Abram - A Covenant, An Impatient Wife, A Submissive Husband
God makes covenant promises.  We know He is faithful to keep them.  But how long must we wait?   Bible References:  Genesis 15-17 Desperate Men website
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February 28, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #14 Abram - From Faith to Fear so quickly
How can a much of such faith so quickly become a man of fear?   Bible Reference: Genesis 12: 10-20 Desperate Men website
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February 26, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #13 Abram - Man of Obedient Faith
Hard to imagine this man from a completely pagan culture not only hearing but obeying the voice of God he did not know.  We know Him and still struggle with that!   Bible References: Genesis 12: 1-4; Hebrews 11: 8-12 Desperate Men Website
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February 25, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #12 And suddenly God called Abram...
Moses lists the lineages of Noah's sons to help us understand how God repopulated the entire world after the worldwide (not local) flood.  You can read his account in the reference below.  Seemingly out of nowhere, God spoke to Abram ( a pagan) and called him out in a way that changed history forever... Genesis 11: 26 - 12: 4 desperatemen.org
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February 21, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #11 God is Faithful when we are unfaithful
Hard to understand sometimes why God put up with men throughout our early history.  Despite His provision and protection "the thoughts of man were evil continually".  Hmmm, that sounds like today!   Bible references: Genesis 8: 20- 11: 25 www.desperatemen.org
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February 20, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #10 God's Awesome Protection (Covering)
Great encouragement and security were Noah's simply by doing what God told him to - regardless of how crazy it seemed.  He offers the same protection to us, and we do not have to build an ark to get it.  Listen and learn how.  Bible references: Gen 7: 9-16 (NIV) desperatemen.org
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February 17, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #9 Noah Taught Mankind the Most Important Lesson
God demanded just one thing from mankind.  While Noah was not perfect, he demonstrated this more than any other man before or after.   Bible References: Genesis 6:  13-22 (emphasis v22) www.desperatemen.org
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February 14, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #8 Why God Decided to Start Over
From Adam to Noah is just ten generations.  Yet God became so disgusted with the humankind of His creation, He decided to destroy them and start over - except for Noah and his family.   Bible References: Genesis 5, 6: 1-9 www.desperatemen.org
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February 12, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #7 Adam and Noah - Fake News or Historical Men
"Where are the facts?", demand skeptics and Bible antagonists as we stake our claims that Adam and Noah were real men.  Either Jesus, the prophets, Peter, and Paul are serious liars OR ... Bible references: Matthew 19: 4-5, 24: 37-39; Luke 3: 23-38; Romans 5: 12-12; 1 Peter 3: 20, 2 Peter 2: 5 (there are many more) www.desperatemen.org
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February 10, 2019
Men in the Bible Series #6 - Lessons from Adam
Despite his failings for which he is so well known,  Adam must have done some things right after he and Eve were escorted out of Paradise into the "real world".  Read more about this in Genesis 4.  www.desperatemen.org
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February 7, 2019
Men in the Bible Series - #5 Adam's Accountability - The Blame Game
Caught hiding in the bushes and called out for his sin by God, our father Adam did what many of us do...blame someone else.  (I guess all of my issues are really his fault!)  www.desperatemen.org
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February 5, 2019
Minute for Men - Men in the Bible Series - #4 Adam's Dilemma
(From Genesis 3: 6-11)  Even though we think it was foolish for Adam to hide in the bushes from God, we do the same thing hoping He did not see our sin or ask us what we have been doing lately. 
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February 3, 2019
Minute for Men - Men in the Bible Series - #3 Ushering in the "Genesis 3" world
Where was Adam when Eve was being tempted by Satan?  Why did he succumb as well?  Can we avoid repeating Adam's failures? 
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January 31, 2019
(Minute for Men) Men in the Bible Series - #2 "Our Story Begins"
We began this series introducing the Bible as the Word of God (His-story).  We got a glimpse into His creation process, and now our story begins...enter father Adam.  
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January 29, 2019
(Minute for Men) Men in the Bible Series - #1 Understanding the Bible
This new series features "famous and infamous" men in the Bible whose mistakes, failures, and successes were made known to us to (1) help us better understand our God and (2) apply what we learn to our lives. 
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January 27, 2019