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What do you do with a response from Jesus that just seems out of place? When it doesn’t really reflect what you expected to hear? Maybe even a response that is so strong it makes him look unsightly in the eyes of his listeners? You look back at church history and lean into the text to see what was really being said. In this episode, we examine one of the most misunderstood sayings of Jesus.
Your thoughts are controlling your life. Where are they coming from? It may shock you to find out in this episode of Sage Spirituality as we continue our journey through the Gospels.
In this episode, we explore the issues at the heart of the Pharisees who persecuted Jesus and constantly attempted to entrap him with man-made legalism. We will give you a personal litmus test to check your inner Pharisee. The result may surprise you. Lean into this well-known dialogue between Jesus and the religious leaders of his day.
In this episode, we will dive into an unconventional and difficult command given to Jesus’ disciples. Their obedience serves as a lesson for us when we face headwinds and doubts in our own journey. When we obey, it opens us up to a deeper work of grace, it is a work that may not be apparent to us.
In this episode of Sage Spirituality, we will be leaning into a very well-known text, it is a miraculous story that is retold in all four Gospels. During this time we will look deeper than the 5000 who were fed as we listen to Jesus' message to us today. Slow down even when you are doing God's work, be kind and compassionate even when you don't feel like it, and be radically generous even when you don't think ...
What do gossip, grudges, and gyrating hips have in common? They are all found in the story of John the Baptist. From one of the most overlooked and unlikely places in this Gospel’s account, there is a deep and personal lesson for each of us to take away. You are invited to reach back, lean in, and go deeper in your relationship with God.
What exactly did Jesus mean when he told his disciples to “shake off the dust of their feet” when they had been rejected? Are you currently hanging onto something that Jesus is asking you to let go of so you can move on to your next assignment?
In this episode, we will dig deep into the first commission of the disciples as we lean in and reach back.
Unbelief is more than a simple lack of faith, it was the one thing that limited Jesus' power to do miracles in his hometown of Nazareth. In this episode, we will look deeper into the cause and effect of unbelief and three simple steps to remedy it in our lives today.
Have you ever felt like you were disappointed with God? Most likely, we have all had our moments. This episode will take a few moments to learn from some of the most notable figures in church history. From their experience, we will plot a course to overcome disappointment.
In this episode, we consider the power of faith. Matthew Henry noted that “Jesus honored faith because faith honored him”. We will dive deep into a biblical explanation of faith and what it means to truly believe. Hold on to your seat, your faith is about to be challenged. Thank you for coming to our table.
What do a crazy demon-possessed man and a pig farm have to teach us in our current day? More than meets the eye! We will dig into this often overlooked text to find practical application in our everyday lives. In this episode, we will identify our common enemy and some of his surest tactics and put in place a proven strategy to overcome him.
the Bible is a multilayered living work that holds deep meaning in each verse. In this episode of Sage Spirituality, we will turn the text “around and around” to see its many facets, we will reach back into church history and lean into what Jesus was teaching to his disciples as they crossed the Sea of Galilee.
In this episode, we consider a word widely used but rarely understood in the church and in the world. A word that can change even the worst sinner into a person of faith. Just like the old hymn reminds us, it truly is amazing. Its grace. Come to the table for our 50th episode and lean in as we discuss the one word that can truly change the world.
If you are a disciple of Christ there is a candle burning in your life. It was lit by your Savior and it has a purpose. You were not meant to be a closet Christian, but to glorify your Father in heaven. In this episode of Sage Spirituality we consider what this means in our journey, how we can actually burn even brighter and the danger involved for those who hide the work God has done in their life.
Are you allowing distractions to steal the seeds that God is attempting to sow in your life? Are you hard-hearted to the point of not allowing eternal work to spring up in your life? Maybe you just look back with regret over your past or your feel anxious about your future. Either way, there is hope for you to become fertile soil. In this episode, we will look back and listen to the voices of John Chrysostom, Augustine, Cyril o...
As a follower of Christ is it ever wrong to do what's right? In this episode, we pull back the curtain on the Pharisees' hypocrisy as we continue to journey through the Gospel of Mark. We will reach back to the voices of church history and see that it is always the right time to do the right things.
Are you sedating your pain with leisure instead of healing yourself with a true Sabbath rest? In this episode, we explore the importance of entering into true obedience that leads to the recharging of the soul and physical rest. From the beginning of creation until our current chaotic reality few things have remained the same, but one is constant, the Sabbath was created for us. Lean in and be challenged as we continue to journe...
Have you become dry or hardened in your spiritual life or as Jesus warned, are you an "old Wineskin"? In this episode, we will look at the ways that can become a reality in each of our lives and we search for the remedy for those who want to stay alive and renewed in their spiritual experience. Come to the table as we reach back and lean in as we go deeper with God.
"Jesus Friend of Sinners" may mean more than you think. In this episode we will lean into our text in the Gospel of Mark and see that Jesus was much more than a friend to the sinners he met, he was truly their savior. All while performing his greatest miracle of creation, turning sinners into saints.
In this episode of Sage Spirituality, found out if you are a great pretender. We will lean into our Gospel text and see how we can make our faith visible and apparent not only to others but to God.
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