Ten Minute Bible Talks Devotional Bib...

Top 5 devotional podcasts worldwide according to Chartable.com: Connect with God in the time it takes you to drive to work or empty the dishwasher. Every episode focuses on one passage, explains it and applies it to your life. Co-hosted by Keith Simon, Jensen Holt McNair, Tanya Willmeth, and Patrick Miller.

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What Does Saving the Environment Have to Do Wit...
Want to join our 4-week Zoom Bible Study, "Are we living in the end times?" https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/zoom-online-bible-studies (Sign-up today). We start Friday April 3 from 12:00-12:30 with a 15-minute Q&A afterward. "We have narrowed sa...
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How Did Jesus Empower Women?
Want to join our 4-week Zoom Bible Study, "Are we living in the end times?" https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/zoom-online-bible-studies (Sign-up today). We start Friday April 3 from 12:00-12:30 with a 15-minute Q&A afterward. "Mary was doing what...
8 min
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Should Christians Stay In or Get Out and Serve?
Want to join our 4-week Zoom Bible Study, "Are we living in the end times?" https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/zoom-online-bible-studies (Sign-up today). We start Friday April 3 from 12:00-12:30 with a 15-minute Q&A afterward. "Love is never safe....
25 min
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Who's the Sinner?
Want to join our 4-week Zoom Bible Study, "Are we living in the end times?" https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/zoom-online-bible-studies (Sign-up today). We start Friday April 3 from 12:00-12:30 with a 15-minute Q&A afterward. "That's good news to...
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What the Living Can Learn From the Dying: Seein...
Want to join our 4-week Zoom Bible Study, "Are we living in the end times?" https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/zoom-online-bible-studies (Sign-up today). We start Friday April 3 from 12:00-12:30 with a 15-minute Q&A afterward. "If God gives an ans...
52 min
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What Makes Faith Revolutionary?
"Faith is always risky. And the centurion gets it. And he takes on the risk willingly. Giving his allegiance, pledging his allegiance to Jesus could mean losing his job—and not just losing his job but maybe even losing his life. But he does it anyway."...
9 min
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How to Deal With the Storms of Life
"What I want you to see is the storms were not responsible for the house collapsing." No matter what stage of life you're in right now, you know that life isn't perfect. You've been through tough times, and you know they're not all behind you. More tr...
10 min
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How should Christians respond to Coronavirus
"How we respond to Coronavirus will tell the world something about Jesus." Throughout history, Christians have responded to pandemics like these with tangible expressions of love. When we do, the world learns something true about Jesus: he is the lovi...
19 min
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The Most Important Question: Who Do You Follow?...
"So the most important question you can ask is this, and you have to know this answer. And if you don't know it, you're in trouble." Some people seem to be natural-born leaders, don't they? Maybe you're one of them. You're team captain, you're class p...
6 min
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What Does a Christian Look Like? | Learning to ...
"I do good to someone, knowing they will do good to me. I will lend to someone, knowing that they will pay me back in some way. There's nothing wrong with that. It's just not Christian." Did you know that Christianity is one of the most diverse groups...
10 min
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How to Break and Make Life Changing Habits
"Your habits end up shaping what kind of person you become. And they're small little choices that happen over and over and over throughout your life." You might not give much thought to habits but what about lifestyle? They're really the same thing. S...
32 min
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Remembering the Sabbath | Learning to Follow Je...
"And here's what's crazy. Jesus treating the Sabbath as a day for blessing and giving life and freeing people, that led the Pharisees and teachers to want to kill him. Why?" Jesus broke the traditional Sabbath rules and observances, so does that mean ...
8 min
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What Keeps People From Following Jesus | Learni...
"And so Jesus has come for all people, to call all people to repent and to believe in him, but only some people hear that as good news because only some people know that they are broken, that they are sinners. Some people are offended by Jesus." Have ...
12 min
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Can Evolution and Genesis Be Friends? A Guest I...
"I was putting my confidence and trust in the wrong sorts of things. For a long time, I would put my trust in human arguments against evolution. But that's not actually where God really wants us to really build our confidence." https://pathology.wustl...
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Timeout! Learning When and How to Take a Timeou...
"God became a human. That means that God took on our human limitations." There just aren't enough hours in the day! How many times have you thought that? There's so much to do and never enough time. We try to be the responsible by getting things done...
9 min
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Surprise! What Happens When You Encounter the G...
"At that moment, Peter got a glimpse of who Jesus is. Whenever we see Jesus in all of his glory and beauty, whenever we get an accurate understanding of who he is, well, it causes us to see our own sin." Sometimes you think you know a person, and then...
13 min
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How to Beat Digital Distraction and Live Purpos...
"Phillip Morris just wanted your lungs. The app store wants your soul." -Bill Maher Technology helps us go faster and get more done. But could speed and convenience cost us a meaningful life? Does going faster matter when we don't know what we're...
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Why the Gospel was Treason | Learning to Follow...
"Now you might begin to see why the message of the good news of the Kingdom [of God] could be dangerous, even subversive. It could even be treasonous." Do you ever wonder what the Gospel's all about? Is it a religious text telling us what to believe? ...
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Why is God Saving the Wrong People? | Learning ...
"If Osama becomes a Christian, that's no greater miracle than if you or I become a Christian." Jesus said to love our enemies, but what about genocidal dictators like Adolph Hitler or radical terrorists like Osama bin Laden? They don't just fight agai...
14 min
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How to Be Free | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luk...
"In the modern era, we tend to think about freedom as freedom to do what I want or to be what I want. Freedom means a complete lack of strictures and regulations. But the Jewish conception of freedom was very different." Freedom is one of the fundamen...
10 min
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How to Fight Temptation | Learning to Follow Je...
"Now when we are led into seasons of temptation, I can't tell you exactly what God's up to... But it gives me great comfort to know that God is in this, that God is with me, even when I'm being tempted." It's tempting to think that God's abandoned us ...
11 min
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UPDATED Kobe Bryant: 5 Lessons After the Traged...
Our apologies - we posted an older recording on this topic. This is the updated recording. "Real relationships, real community, is always costly. Now it's worth it, but it costs. It costs me to die to myself and to put another person's needs in front ...
26 min
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Jesus’s Secret Identity | Learning to Follow Je...
"The god-man-emperor, Augustus, demonstrated his divinity by acts of power and violence. Luke didn't want his audience to think Jesus was that kind of king." How do you introduce yourself? First impressions are pretty important, and fancy titles like ...
9 min
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What Repentance Really Is | Learning to Follow ...
"We have a tendency to minimize our sins. We have a tendency to be more sorry that we got caught than grieved over our sins." Ever heard the phrase "easier said than done"? Nowhere is that more true than with apologies. Sometimes simply saying "sorry...
10 min
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What's More Important Than Family? | Learning t...
"They had to put family second in order to put Jesus first. And here we see that even Jesus had to do this. He had to put His parents second so that He could put His Heavenly Father First." Stating that family comes first—that nothing comes before fam...
11 min
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How to Find Your Place in God’s Story | Learnin...
"The last act is about to begin: God is about to console Israel. God is about to rescue them from exile. God is about to draw the Gentiles into His own family and to announce forgiveness for all people—Jew and Gentile alike." https://www.biblegateway....
9 min
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Why Winning Looks Like Losing | Learning to Fol...
"Oftentimes, it looks as if the kingdom of God is being defeated by the kingdom of Caesar, by the kingdom of this world, by the kingdom of whatever power is ruling." Sometimes it feels like Christianity is at war with the world and losing. But, despit...
11 min
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Why God Chooses the Humble | Learning to Follow...
"Our culture is fixated on being great, but Mary says, 'God fixes the world through the lowly.' Our culture calls the thoughts of the proud and the powerful 'visions'—they're visionaries—but God calls the humble to build His vision of heaven on earth."...
9 min
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How to Give Your Life to God When It Feels Impo...
"Three times [Jesus] goes and prays and asks God to take this cup of judgment away from Him. And yet, every time he prays, 'not my will but Your will be done in my life.' You can hear Mary, can't you?" When Mary submits to God and becomes the mother o...
13 min
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What God DOESN'T Care About | Learning to Follo...
"I think what Luke is trying to help us see is that God doesn't care about your background; He doesn't care about your religiousness." In the last episode, https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/keith-simon/ (Keith) talked about Zachariah's response ...
9 min
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What to Do When Religion Fails You | Learning t...
"The story of Zachariah is a warning to religious people." Sometimes Christians are clueless about what it means to be a Christian. When you've grown up in a Christian household and have been one for as long as you can remember, when it's all you've e...
13 min
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How to Become a Christian | Learning to Follow ...
"There's kind of a disconnect between the way we talk about how somebody begins a relationship with Jesus and how Jesus actually talked to people. We make it about this moment of asking people to be our Savior, but that's not the way Jesus talks." If ...
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How to Give Anxiety to God with Guest Host Rach...
"Casting our anxiety on God is a way to humble ourselves before Him. Or, another way to put it, worry is actually a form of pride." Join us in welcoming our first guest speaker! In addition to being an active church member and busy mom, https://thrivi...
8 min
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Bureaucratic Terrorism | David in 22 | 2 Samuel 24
"One scholar calls this https://www.jstor.org/stable/43717700?seq=1 (bureaucratic terrorism). [...] They're not just ideas. No, these future possibilities represent human lives. As the king goes, so the people go. " Some people call this the Age of Te...
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What's the Story and Who's the Hero? | David in...
"I identify with David: I, too, am a mixed bag. But it reminds me that I can't read this story with the idea that I'm supposed to be like David." Leaders set examples. They become examples: ideals to respect and emulate. The Bible is full of leaders—l...
12 min
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How to Protest and Why You Should | David in 22...
"It's an uncomfortable fact for a lot of Christians that the Bible is so comfortable taking God to court." Protesting demonstrates what you stand for and what you stand against. We live in a fallen world, surrounded by wrongs and injustices, so it's e...
10 min
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How to Live With the Consequences of Sin | Davi...
God's forgiveness reconciles us with God, but it does not erase or eliminate the consequences for the sins that we committed There's always a consequence for your actions. Sometimes it's a good consequence, like a little smile turning someone's entire...
10 min
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What Causes a Dysfunctional Family Legacy | Dav...
You know the sad thing? Dysfunction seems to be the norm in most families. I mean, most of us, when we were kids, we made vows: "Oh, I'm not going be like my parents. Oh, I'll do things differently" Dysfunctional families are everywhere. Everyone has ...
9 min
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How to Make It Right With God | David in 22 | 2...
"I think the trap we fall into is we try to pay God back, like 'I screwed up God, but I can make it right.'" How do you make it right with God? What can do you do to set things straight? When we mess up, it's instinctive to want to fix things. We ma...
11 min
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The Consequence of Confronting God | David in 2...
"Do you see the terrible problem that God, Himself, has to face? For Him to be good, for Him to be just, He has to destroy David." Now we get to the infamous story of David and Bathsheba. When David knowingly sins, he does the same thing Adam and Eve ...
10 min
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A Story of God's Grace | David in 22 | 2 Samuel 9
"It's a story that makes grace come alive. In this story, kindness means more than just being nice to someone" Christianity made kindness notorious for its lethal power. ("Kill 'em with kindness" came from Christ long before Selena made it a hit song....
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How God's Promises Are Revealed | David in 22 |...
"And now, in 2 Samuel 7, God is making a promise to David that sounds a lot like His promise to Abraham ... But then He goes a step further" The Bible is a book of God's promises. It's a book containing every genre: supernatural conflict between God a...
10 min
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What Happens Without Reverence | David in 22 | ...
"Can we be honest? Few things come more naturally to us than using God." We don't really use the word "reverence" anymore. It sounds so old and severe. But it's really just another word for "respect."  Patrick continues our https://www.thecrossi...
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In God We Trust? | David in 22 | 2 Samuel 5:11-13
"It's ironic—to me, at least—that our currency in the United States says, 'In God We Trust.' We all know the truth" Why is faith important? It's fundamental to being a Christian, but do you know why? It's because Christianity is all about having a re...
9 min
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Not Allowed | David's Life in 22 Stories | 2 Sa...
"It's actually for that exact reason that God won't allow David to build His temple." Do you ever ask God why you're not allowed to have something? Do you ask why you're not allowed to do something? David asked God why he wasn't allowed to build the T...
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Surprising News and a Surprising Response | Dav...
"When a kid, who's not prone to much emotion or drama, starts crying on Christmas morning, you're like, 'Okay, something went terribly wrong.'"  Some people love surprises, but some people hate them. The people who love surprises don't understand...
10 min
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How to Deal With Being Let Down by God | David'...
God can do amazing, shocking, crazy things. After all, He's God. Isn't that why we worship Him? It's what we expect from Him. But what about when God lets us down? What about when God doesn't do great things? Perhaps He doesn't even seem to do anything...
10 min
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A Wise Woman | David's Life in 22 Stories | 1 S...
We hail David as a great king, and rightly so, but he didn't do it alone. Sometimes we forget about the people who helped him along the way: people like Abigail. She was a wise woman who quelled the antipathy of two men "caught in the snare of foolishn...
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Waiting on God Takes Work | David's Life in 22 ...
If you're like me, you hate waste, and waiting usually seems like a huge waste of time. Time is one of our most important assets, and waiting can literally feel like we're wasting our lives away. God promised David he would be king, but David had to wa...
9 min
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Kanye West, Jesus is King, & the Christian Resp...
Since its recent release, “Jesus is King,” the newest album from Kanye West, has gained both positive and negative reviews from a wide-ranging audience. In this episode, Keith and Patrick discuss the Christian response to the album and examine how, con...
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When Belief Isn't Smart | David's Life in 22 St...
When David runs from Saul, he does something really stupid: he runs to God. In today's world of hyperrationality, belief seems weak and foolish. Belief means not knowing and being okay with that. David believed that God would deliver him, even though h...
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Biblical Friendship | David's Life in 22 Storie...
Keith talks about a form of love which modern people too easily minimize and forget: friendship. If you live in the Columbia area, we hope you’ll join us in person. Our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/about/sundays/ (website) has all the info you’l...
12 min
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How to Have Impossible Conversations | Keith & ...
What happens when it’s Thanksgiving dinner and conversations about disagreements in politics, culture, morals and religion start up? What about in the office? Among friends? Today it feels like its impossible to talk about these things without an argum...
30 min
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Jealousy & Success | David in 22 Stories | 1 Sa...
Keith explores the power of jealousy to wreck lives, and what genuine success looks like. If you live in the Columbia area, we hope you’ll join us in person. Our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/about/sundays/ (website) has all the info you’ll need. ...
10 min
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Goliath in Fresh Perspective (1 Sam. 17) | Davi...
We continue our new series, David in 22 Stories. In this episode we look at one of the most famous Bible stories: David and Goliath. If you live in the Columbia area, we hope you’ll join us in person. Our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/about/sunda...
11 min
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What does God care the most about in people? (1...
We continue our new series, David in 22 Stories. In this episode we meet David for the first time and see what God really cares the most about in people. If you live in the Columbia area, we hope you’ll join us in person. Our https://www.thecrossingch...
10 min
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The King of People Pleasing | David in 22 Stori...
Keith introduces us to King Saul, who gave up his throne and his relationship with God to please people. If you live in the Columbia area, we hope you’ll join us in person. Our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/about/sundays/ (website) has all the inf...
10 min
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3 Ways to Fight Anxiety | Keith and Patrick
Anxiety is a complex experience, so Keith and Patrick look at it from three angles: Heart, Habits, and Habitat. Each of these perspectives give us practical tools to fight the daily anxiety many of us experience. If you live in the Columbia area...
31 min
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David in 22 stories – introducing our next seri...
We begin our new series, David in 22 Stories. Over the next few months, we will work our way through 1-2 Samuel, focusing on its central human character: David. If you live in the Columbia area, we hope you’ll join us in person. Our https://www.thecro...
12 min
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Heaven Or Dust | Redefining Love (1 Cor. 13)
Do you want to spend your life on things that turn into dust? Or on things that last forever? In this episode we continue our series Redefining Love on 1 Corinthians 13. Patrick discusses 1 Corinthians 13:8-13, where Paul writes that love never ends. ...
8 min
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How To Be a Better Parent: Debunking 3 Parentin...
Are you tempted to be a helicopter parent? Or maybe a snow plow parent? Have you ever considered the damage that these parenting methods may cause for your children? In this bonus episode, Keith and Patrick discuss how to be a better parent by debunkin...
25 min
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Love Never Fails | Redefining Love (1 Cor. 13)
We continue our series Redefining Love on 1 Corinthians 13. In this episode Keith discusses 1 Corinthians 13:6, where Paul writes that love never fails. If you live in the Columbia area, we hope you’ll join us in person. Our https://www.thecrossingch...
9 min
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Love Like a Marathoner | Redefining Love (1 Cor...
We continue our series Redefining Love on 1 Corinthians 13. In this episode Keith discusses 1 Corinthians 13:7, where Paul writes that love endures all things. Can you endure all things? Me either. So what does Paul mean? We’ll try to figure that out. ...
10 min
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Evil Love | Redefining Love (1 Cor. 13)
We continue our series Redefining Love on 1 Corinthians 13. In this episode Patrick discusses 1 Corinthians 13:6, where Paul writes that love doesn’t delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. If you live in the Columbia area, we hope you’ll join ...
9 min
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What Forgiveness Really Means | Redefining Love...
We continue our series Redefining Love on 1 Corinthians 13. In this episode Keith discusses 1 Corinthians 13:5, where Paul writes that love keeps no records of wrongs and discusses what forgiveness really means from a biblical perspective. If you liv...
11 min
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Online Dating Advice for Christians: 7 Things t...
Every culture has a way of pairing people. In some cultures, it's arranged marriage and in our culture, it's dating. But over the last ten years, a new form of dating has appeared: Online dating via websites, social media, and dating apps. While some...
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Why Am I So Mad? | Redefining Love (1 Cor. 13)
We continue our series Redefining Love on 1 Corinthians 13. In this episode, Keith discusses 1 Corinthians 13:5, where Paul writes that love is not easily angered. Have you ever wondered, "Why am I so mad?" Learn how our anger reveals our heart. If yo...
10 min
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Love Does Not Dishonor Others | Redefining Love...
We continue our series Redefining Love on 1 Corinthians 13. In this episode Patrick discusses 1 Corinthians 13:5, where Paul writes that love does not dishonor others. We’ll see how this passage says something quite different from what we might expect,...
10 min
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5 Ways Reading Helps Our Walk with Jesus + BOOK...
Most people want to be readers, but it’s hard to find the motivation. In this episode, Keith and Patrick discuss why Christians should read and how this discipline has helped them in their walk with God and in their friendships with others. Plus, we’r...
14 min
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What Does Pride Look Like? | Redefining Love (1...
We continue our series Redefining Love on 1 Corinthians 13. In this episode, Keith discusses 1 Corinthians 13:4, where Paul writes that love is not proud. So, what does pride look like? Hear Keith explain how pride manifests itself as the absence of se...
9 min
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How To Overcome Envy with Love | Redefining Lov...
We continue our series Redefining Love on 1 Corinthians 13. In this episode, Patrick discusses 1 Corinthians 13:4, where Paul writes that love does not envy… the one sin that isn’t even momentarily enjoyable. Learn how to overcome envy with love today....
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The Power of Kindness | Redefining Love (1 Cor....
We continue our series Redefining Love on 1 Corinthians 13. In this episode Keith discusses 1 Corinthians 13:4, where Paul writes that love is kind. Discover how the power of kindness can completely transform your life. If you live in the Columbia ar...
12 min
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Why Love Wants to Erase Missouri’s Medical Debt...
Keith and Patrick continue our series Redefining Love on 1 Corinthians 13. In this episode they discuss a practical way The Crossing is seeking to love its community by erasing a significant amount of Missouri medical debt. Learn why this act of seemin...
12 min
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How To Develop Patience | Redefining Love (1 Co...
We continue our series Redefining Love on 1 Corinthians 13. In this episode, Patrick discusses 1 Corinthians 13:4, where Paul writes that love is patient. Discover how to develop patience in your own life: By reflecting on how patient God has been with...
8 min
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What Makes Christians Different | Redefining Lo...
We begin our series Redefining Love on 1 Corinthians 13. In this episode Keith discusses 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, where Paul explains what makes Christians different from the rest of the world: Active love. If you live in the Columbia area, we hope you’l...
9 min
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Ten Minute Bible Talks: What They Are & What To...
In this episode, Patrick and Keith talk about why they started Ten Minute Bible Talks and what you can expect. They also introduce Season 1, “Redefining Love.” During our first season we will go through 1 Corinthians 13 phrase by phrase to see how Paul...
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