Holy Spirit Soapbox

Holy Spirit Soapbox

The Holy Spirit, who is sent by God, loves to guide and talk to us to help us through everyday life. Join your host Dan to hear stories, analogies, devotionals, and more led to hear what the Holy Spirit wants to say to us. If you're looking to strengthen your relationship with God and understand His heart and His sacrifices for you through Jesus the Christ, this Christian Podcast is for you.

Episodes

November 27, 2022 12 min

Join Stacey in our first episode of our Advent Series - Joy.  Hear what the Holy Spirit has to say about true joy - a gift we can experience during this advent season, and all throughout the year.

BibleProject study: https://bibleproject.com/explore/video/chara-joy/


Verses mentioned in this episode:
-Acts 16:16-40
-Philippians 4:4-8
-Matthew 5:11-12
-Luke 10:21
-2 Corinthians 6:8-10
-Psalm 30:1-5
-Nehemiah 8:10



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Join host Dan in this special Thanksgiving Day episode to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say about what we all have to be thankful for.



Verses to meditate on:
-Psalm 136:26
-Romans 5:8 
-Colossians 3:14
-1 John 4:19



Questions:
1)   If you've ever felt small at work, in a relationship, and/or the universe, how does knowing that God pays attention to you and loves you change that feeling (if at all)?

2)  Have you ever seen others as sm...

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November 20, 2022 16 min

Would you walk away from God?  Join host Dan in this episode to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say about walking with and staying focused on God.



Verses mentioned in this episode:
-John 6:14-15
-John 6:25-70
-Luke 10:38-42
-Isaiah 55:1-2
-Matthew 16:24
-Luke 9:23
-John 6:50



Questions:
1)  Has there ever been a time where you have walked away from God even after giving your life to Christ?

2)  What kind of things take priority over your rela...

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November 13, 2022 16 min

Join host Dan in this episode to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say about staying focused on God during elections.



Verses mentioned in this episode:
-Matthew 22:15-22



Questions:
1)  How has the most recent US election, how have any past, or upcoming elections affected your trust in God?

2)  How can we start glorifying God regardless of the laws put into place in your country in this current season?

3)   How can we start to look past th...

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November 5, 2022 15 min

This episode is all about horses. And puns. Can I get a NEIGH-men?! Sorry... Join host Dan in this episode to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say about staying focused on God.



Verses mentioned in this episode:
-Proverbs 4:25-27
-Colossians 3:2
-Hebrews 3:1
-1 Peter 1:13




Questions:
1)  What can putting on the 'blinders' do for your relationship with God?

2)  What can it do for your relationship with others?

3)  What kind of negative...

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October 29, 2022 15 min

American Football lovers, this episode is for you!  And if you don't love it, or don't know anything about it, this one is still for you!  Join host Dan in this episode to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say about playing in the 4th quarter.



Verses mentioned in this episode:
-Proverbs 14:23
-Matthew 11:28-30
-Galatians 2:20
-Philippians 2:13




Questions:
1)  Are you a competitive person?  How would you feel about letting God do the...

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October 22, 2022 14 min

Join host Dan in this episode to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say about trust.


Verses mentioned in this episode:
-Proverbs 3:5-6
-Jeremiah 17:7-8
-Philippians 4:6-7
-1 John 4:18


Questions:
1)  What does trusting in God mean to you?

2)  What are some ways you are pulled away from trusting in God?  Guilt? Your past? Other people?

3)  What are some ways you can increase your trust in God regardless of those things pulling you away from tru...

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October 15, 2022 14 min

Repentance is deeper than just an apology.  Join in to this episode to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say about what repentance really means.



Verses mentioned in this episode:
-2 Chronicles 7:14
-Proverbs 28:13
-Acts 3:19
-2 Corinthians 7:10




Questions:
1) Has your definition of repentance changed?

2) Has there ever been a situation where you needed repentance towards another person?

3)  What are some ways you could change your habitual si...

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October 8, 2022 14 min

We may feel or even say that "God is testing us" through a season of our lives.  Join in today to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say about temptations and tests.



Verses mentioned in this episode:
-Genesis 22
-Judges 7
-Daniel 6
-Matthew 14:22-23
-James 1:13-15
-Psalm 46:10
-Isaiah 26:4
-Jeremiah 17:7-8
-Philippians 4:19



Questions:
1)  How do you now understand what it means to trust in God?

2)  How can trusting that God is doing every...

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October 1, 2022 11 min

Humans are naturally prideful, but we are not God. Join host Dan to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say about pride and how we can ask for His help in recognizing God as our God instead of ourselves.



Verses mentioned in this episode:
-Proverbs 16:18
-Luke 14:11
-Philippians 2:3
-James 4:10



Questions:
1)  Have you had instances where pride may have hurt you and/or others around you?

2)  How would you react in those same situations now?

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September 24, 2022 11 min

We, as humans, love to play the "blame game".  Even the Bible contains stories about how humans continuously have blamed others, including God, instead of ourselves.  Join host Dan to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say about blame and how we can ask for His help.



Verses mentioned in this episode:
-Genesis 3:12-13
-Genesis 4:9
-Deuteronomy 3:26
-Job 13:23
-Lamentations 3:40
-Ezekiel 18:27-28
-1 Corinthians 11:27-31


Questions:
1)  Wh...

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In this episode, we 'dig deeper' by breaking down The Lord's Prayer, as written in Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV):
"Our Father in Heaven
Hallowed be Your Name
Your Kingdom come
Your will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven
Give us today our daily bread
And forgive us our debts,
As we also have forgiven our debtors
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from the evil one"



Verses mentioned in this episode:
-Matthew 6:14-15
-Roma...

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Have you ever felt unwelcome or a sense of awkwardness within the Christian community?  Has this stopped you from participating with others within the Christian Church?  Join Dan in listening to what the Holy Spirit has to say.


Verses mentioned in this episode:
-Job 1:6-12
-Luke 15:11-31


Questions:
1) How do you view your past and your sins?
 
2) Do you feel that your sins far outweigh God's mercy and grace?
 
3)  After reading the para...

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September 3, 2022 14 min

What do you think of when you hear the word "church"?  How does it make you feel?  More importantly, what is church supposed to be like?  Let's see what the Holy Spirit has to say, in this episode.


Verses mentioned in today's episode:
-Nehemiah 9:3
-Luke 4:15-33
-Hebrews 10:24-25
-John 13:1-20
-Acts 2:1-47



Questions:
1)  What is church like for you?  What do you consider to be a church?

2)  How can your relationship with God...

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August 27, 2022 18 min

Listen in to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say about a messy "house" and what we can do to help keep it clean together.
*HINT: This is not an episode about house chores! :-)


Verses to meditate on:
-Psalm 133:1
-Romans 14:19
-1 Corinthians 1:10
-James 3:16


Questions:
1)  What kind of division have you seen at church or within Christian groups?

2)  What negative effects has the division had outside of the church?

3)  What are some w...

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August 20, 2022 13 min

Sometimes we feel alone during a difficult time.  We may even feel like God is so far away listening to us cry out to Him but He doesn't seem to care one bit.  But is this true?  Join us to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say about God's love and empathy for us even when we feel totally down in the dumps.

Verses to meditate on:
Deuteronomy 31:8
Matthew 5:4
John 11:35
1 Peter 5:6-7


Questions:
1)  How does knowing God isn't far...

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August 13, 2022 13 min

Serving others is truly a beautiful thing. Join us to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say about serving others before yourself.

Verses to meditate on:
-Matthew 5:16
-Acts 20:35
-Galatians 5:13
-Philippians 2:4



Questions:
1)  What are some ways that you have served the ones you love?

2)  How can you start to serve others that are outside of your family and friends?

3)  What has Jesus taught you about serving?




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August 6, 2022 10 min

As a tag onto last week's episode about our testimony, let's talk about how to use your testimony for good.  Join in this episode to learn the true value of sympathy, empathy, and understanding.

Verses to meditate on:
-Psalm 66:16
-1 John 5:11
-2 Timothy 1:8-9
-2 Corinthians 1:3-4


Questions:
1)  Think about your testimony for a moment.  Were there any significant people that helped you through that situation?
 
2)  God intended for ...

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Time to get a little uncomfortable.  Our season of engagement wasn't so great, but with God's help, our season of marriage has been a beautiful thing!  Join host Dan and special guest Stacey in this episode to hear about their testimony and marriage.


Verses to meditate on:
-Ephesians 5:25



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July 23, 2022 14 min

Blessings on blessings on blessings. Abundance. Extra. Whatever you want to call it, today's episode is about it.  Join us to hear how the Holy Spirit speaks about blessings and abundance.

Verses to meditate on:
-John 10:10
-Philippians 4:19
-Psalms 37:11
-Psalms 37:18-19


Questions:
1)   Before this episode, how would you describe blessings or abundance?

2)  Does this new definition of blessings and abundance change how you feel today?

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