Listening vs. Hearing

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The word “Shema” is a Hebrew word meaning that when you actually hear something it should convert to action. Coach and Joe chat with us about a metric to tell whether or not you’re actually hearing what the Lord is saying in your life rather than just listening.

The Two Steps to Growth

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James 1:22 poses the two step process to growth of both hearing then doing. In this episode, Coach and Joe walk us through some practical thoughts on keeping from becoming hard-hearted through our disobedience to God.

God’s Tough Love

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Is it possible that because we’re not used to hearing loving rebuke in our lives that we forget God disciplines those He loves? Join Coach and Joe as they describe the rising measure of expectation that God has for us when we continue to climb his mountain.

Reconsidering Goodness

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Most cultures define God as character filled with wrath in the Old Testament. Coach and Joe spend some time reconsidering what our definition of “goodness” should be and whether or not we may be suffering from some major misconceptions about God.

Profitable Prayers

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Do you feel like your prayers are pointless? Do you often feel powerless in prayer? Coach and Joe sit down with us to talk about how sometimes our prayers are indicators of a lack of understanding of the authority we carry as sons and daughters of God.

Slow and Steady

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We’ve all read the childhood classic The Tortoise and the Hare, but it’s hard to go at a slow, steady speed when it comes to our own development. In this episode, Coach and Joe sit down to teach us about the importance of overcoming our “have it now” culture and learning to value a slower pace with God.

The Pursuit of Paradox

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Is it possible that we actual create false theologies to avoid pain and tension in life? Can entire denominations be formed because of our inability to accept two seemingly opposed characteristics of God? Join Coach and Joe for an spell as they pursue the necessity of paradox in our lives.

The Process and the Pearl

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Everybody wants to walk in power like our favorite heroes of the faith, but nobody wants to go what they went through to get there. In this episode, Coach and Joe walk us through the importance of accepting suffering so that we can walk through uncomfortable territory and into our Promised Land.

Kind or Stern, Part 2

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In this episode, Coach and Joe explore Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and talk more on the joy that we can receive when we understand both the kindness and severity of God.

Kind or Stern, Part 1

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Almost none of us like conflict. But if spend our whole lives avoiding it we miss something crucial. Coach and Joe spend time explaining the double-sided coin of God’s kindness and sternness mentioned in Romans 11:22.