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#012 [PODCAST] The Fear That Leads To Flourishing (Proverbs 3:5-6, 9:10, 16:6)

On Sunday, I guest preached at All Saints Church in Seattle. Pastor Bill Berger has become a friend and invited me to speak during his church’s series on Proverbs, specifically, to address “the fear of the Lord,” which is mentioned several times in Proverbs and elsewhere in scripture. Click the link above to listen to… Continue reading #012 [PODCAST] The Fear That Leads To Flourishing (Proverbs 3:5-6, 9:10, 16:6)

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#011 [PODCAST] My Job? To Sow. And Sometimes Cultivate. (Mark 4:1-20)

Today I share four observations or conclusions from Mark 4, the parable of the sower. First, we are to be sowers of God’s word. Second, we are to sow broadly and generously. Third, when the seed lands in “good soil,” there is evidence. Fourth, over time, through cultivation, soil can be changed. Click here to read the full text of this… Continue reading #011 [PODCAST] My Job? To Sow. And Sometimes Cultivate. (Mark 4:1-20)

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#010 [PODCAST] Brother? Sister? Mother? Friend. (Mark 3:20-21 & 31-35)

Whenever I read this passage, I get a little uncomfortable. Doesn’t it sound like Jesus is dissing his mom and siblings? Today, as I read it, though, it occurred to me that perhaps I could focus not on the apparent “diss,” but instead on the implications for everyone else (including me!)—”Whoever does the will of God, he… Continue reading #010 [PODCAST] Brother? Sister? Mother? Friend. (Mark 3:20-21 & 31-35)

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#009 [PODCAST] Spiritual Warfare and Freedom Through Prayer (Mark 3:22-30)

When I was about twenty-five years old, I got together with a good friend and prayed through a spiritual inventory aimed at breaking strongholds in your life. We went through my life history, and I dealt with a lot of things through prayer. The process took a few hours, and involved confession, repentance, forgiveness (as… Continue reading #009 [PODCAST] Spiritual Warfare and Freedom Through Prayer (Mark 3:22-30)

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#008 [PODCAST] Ready For Anything? (Mark 3:13-21)

When Jesus called his first followers, they had plans. Some were fishermen, others tax collectors, still others had different vocations they had trained for. They expected to do that work for their entire lives, but Jesus came along and totally disrupted their plans—and their lives were never the same. Because when he said, “Follow me,” they… Continue reading #008 [PODCAST] Ready For Anything? (Mark 3:13-21)