March 22, 2019

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325: March 24; Cycles of Virtue and Vice (New Testament Week 12)

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Through his teachings and actions, Jesus teaches that actions matter. As we invest in what is most meaningful and align our actions with principles of the Gospel, what we have increases to abundance. If we try to cheat the process, we will lose even what we seem to have. Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 […]

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March 14, 2019

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324: March 17; Bring the Kingdom Near (New Testament Week 11)

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Jesus sent his apostles out to preach the kingdom of God in words, and to bring the kingdom of God in actions. These chapters invite us to reflect on how we can be “wise as serpents and harmless as doves”, and make a sacrifice not of outward rituals, but of our hearts. Come Follow Me […]

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March 8, 2019

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323: March 10; Healing Ministry (New Testament Week 10)

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We learn from Jesus as master teacher and master healer in this reading. Jesus’ ministry invites provocative questions such as: What kind of people feel valued around us? What is religion for? Come Follow Me Reading (Home Study) Mark 2-5; Matthew 8-9 Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 One Time Donation: $10   $25   $50   $100 Watch this […]

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February 28, 2019

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322: Live Well Today (Come Follow Me; New Testament March 3)

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Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount are like a superfood shake for your soul: Concentrated nutrition (Superfood shake for last week’s spiritual training session!). Jesus teaches us to do the right things, with the right focus, for the right reasons. Take the next right step. Surrender anxiety; trust God. Live well. Live today. […]

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February 20, 2019

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321: Inner Law and Integrity (Come Follow Me; New Testament February 24)

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The teachings of Jesus are like a spiritual training regimen… and he is our trainer! These concentrated, challenging, nourishing chapters focus on love and integrity. Jesus urges us to internalize the principles of the gospel, to become beings who love because that is who we are, and with that love align our words and actions. […]

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February 13, 2019

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320: Temptation and Vocation (Come Follow Me; New Testament February 17)

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In these chapters, Jesus is first tested, then teaches and ministers. The temptation narrative is strikingly representative, as the devil appeals first to appetite, then ego, then greed. In the John chapters Jesus’ miracles and teaching all serve to illuminate his identity and glory. Reading:Home Study, Feb 10: Matthew 4; Luke 4-5Sunday School, Feb 17: […]

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January 30, 2019

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319.1 Jesus’ Ministry Begins (New Testament Week 5; February 3)

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This week we are introduced to strikingly different depictions of Jesus: The active, even abrupt Jesus of the gospel of Mark, and the eternal Word of God in the gospel of John. Reading about the beginning of Jesus’ ministry invites us to reflect on baptism and renewal, our own sense of ministry, and how we […]

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January 18, 2019

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318.1 Jesus’ Birth (NT Lesson 2; January 20)

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Christmas comes a bit late! This first episode where we actually get into the New Testament covers the first two chapters of Matthew and Luke. I review the new, more devotional/ministry focused format of the episode, and focus the lesson on what we learn from members of Jesus’ family. Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 […]

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January 5, 2019

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317.2: Introduction to the New Testament

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I reissued this introductory episode to provide additional perspective on studying the New Testament from both devotional and academic approaches. Review the Sunday School lessons and approachExplain the format of Engaging Gospel Doctrine this yearProvide recommendations for devotional New Testament readingProvide recommended resources (also linked below)Explain what you can do as listeners to help the […]

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January 5, 2019

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317.1: Come, Follow Me (NT Lesson 1)

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Welcome to the new curriculum! This introductory podcast Outlines the devotional-centered podcast approach for the yearReviews the Come, Follow Me curriculum (Both Sunday School and for Individuals and Families) Recommends resources for effective scripture studyProvides an overview for understanding the New Testament Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 One Time Donation: $10   $25   $50   $100 You can […]

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