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How to Pray Like Jesus, Part 1 from John 17 [Episode 43]

Welcome to the first part in a three part series on “How to Pray Like Jesus” based upon the seventeenth chapter of John. In today’s episode we explore what it means to prayer about our purpose and the daily work of our lives. God created you with particular passions and gifts to serve. Are you taking time to acknowledge God for the gifts and opportunities you have to serve? Are you asking for God’s guidance with your work? And, are you committing what you do to God’s glory even if it seems trivial to you?

If you answered “No to any of these questions, I would encourage you to listen to this episode as we take a

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Eight Simple Things You Can Do to Get More Out of Every Sermon [Episode 40]

Every sermon is an opportunity to learn and grow. Unfortunately, most people do not avail themselves of this opportunity. You can be the exception by exercising a few simple steps of intentional listening and application.

 

 

While the sermon is delivered…

 

Step 1: Bring a Bible.

When I say bring a Bible, I mean an honest to goodness old fashion paper and print bible. Not a Bible on your phone, iPad, or other electronic device. Why paper? Research has shown that when you study from a printed resource you have great retention. Plus, you’re going to need it for the next step.
 

Step 2: Follow the readings.

As the passage is being read, following along in your Bible. Reading

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One Bible Study Question to Push Your Growth Edge [Episode #36]


 

 
The depth of your bible study understanding will always be driven by the depth of your questions. I learned this in college when I first began avidly journaling about my daily scripture reading.

I had a simple process that closely mirrored a now popular journaling method called the SOAP Bible Journaling Method, which stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. My process contained one question that’s lacking in the SOAP model. This one question will help you find the edge of your understanding and push that edge. Listen to the five minute Friday segment

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How to Memorize the Ten Commandments in Five Minutes (or Less) [Episode 34]


 

 
I’ve heard it said that only 2% of Christians know the ten commandments in order.
You can memorize the ten commandments quickly and easily. Become a part of the two percent who has by following a simple technique using your ten fingers.

Use my cheat sheet, “ How to Memorize the Ten Commandments in Five Minutes (or Less) ” which you can download by clicking the button below. This bible memory cheat sheet is free.


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This method of

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Three Easy Steps to Recall Bible Stories Like a Pro [Episode 33]


 

One invaluable skill to have as a Christian disciple is to be able to remember bible stories in as much detail as possible. I’m not talking about necessarily memorizing an entire bible story word for word. But, being able to recall and retell a story in your own words is tremendously beneficial.

For example, when you can recall stories readily, you will inevitably make more connections as you study. Your comprehension of the bible is accelerated with each story you can recall. You will see parallels, themes, contrasts, and concepts that other people miss. Plus, being able to recall stories can be extremely helpful in ministering to people, providing

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My Personal Meditation on the Cross for Good Friday – Episode #32

In 2015 I pondered the cross for forty days through sketches and studying great works of art about the crucifixion. My heart was moved by the experience. I had intended to create a painting but in the end settled on writing this meditation. I hope it is a blessing to you.

I would encourage you to not only read but to listen. I offer a brief introduction in the podcast before going into the meditation. Blessings.

The Cross

The cross was not a piece of jewelry, wall ornament, poster, or tattoo. The cross was not beautiful. The cross was a blood-stained electric

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