Spiritual Teamwork

Spiritual Teamwork

Spiritual growth through Christian Discipleship. Being a disciple of Jesus is easier when we do it together.

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January 28, 2021 7 min
Welcome back. This week we’re going to be talking about surrender to Christ. The idea for this podcast comes from the book, Becoming a Healing Presence by Dr Albert Rossi. (Amazon Link) And chapter 6 is on Surrender. Specifically, surrender as it relates to becoming a healing presence to others, but I want to touch on surrendering to Christ with our whole lives and by doing this, we will become a healing presence to others.  Sur...
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I know I said I wouldn’t do another podcast before 2021, but I got back from vacation and decided to do an end of the year episode about goal setting because there are thousands of year-end episodes about goal setting in the new year. So what’s one more? Well, I want this one to be different. I’m not against goal setting. I have goals. I have goals for myself; I have goals for my family, and I have goals for my writing and this pod...
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December 11, 2020 9 min
Welcome Back today we’re going to focus on the last 6 chapters of the Didache. These last few chapters focus on Teachers, Prophets, and Apostles. While some people argue that because the author uses the term apostle, that means it was written early enough for the Twelve apostles to still be traveling sharing the gospel. I don’t necessarily agree with that thought. There were 70 Apostles in the bible see Luke 10. The church also rec...
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December 3, 2020 8 min
Welcome Back! We’re continuing our overview look at the Didache. Last week we talked about the first 6 Chapters of the Didache which are an early church catechism. This week we are going to look at the second part, which is directions on how to do church stuff like fasting, prayer and the Eucharist. Next week well get into the later chapters that deal with itinerant prophets and pastors. This makes up chapters 7 - 16. While this ma...
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November 5, 2020 9 min
Welcome Back! It’s been a couple of weeks, but I wanted to do this podcast when the rewrite of the Didache in Modern English hits Amazon, which it has. So, if you don’t know what the Didache is or you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a little recap.   So what is the Didache?  The Didache is an early church document, also referred to as The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. It is thought to have been written in the ear...
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October 22, 2020 10 min
Welcome back! This episode is a little different because I am sharing a little of my faith journey and tie it in with the story of St Moses the Black, whose name I took when I was Chrismated into the Orthodox church. I first shared this at St John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Jacksonville, Florida. I have changed it up a bit because there are things I wanted to share that I wasn’t able to the first time.  So here’s some b...
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September 10, 2020 12 min
Welcome back, this week we’re going to look at one of the misunderstood miracles that Jesus performed and how the early church fathers saw this miracle, and what we can learn from it.  I originally talked about the miracle of the fig tree in April of 2019 at St John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Jacksonville FL but I’ve had time to rethink it and expand on it a little. I also want to say that most of my study on these vers...
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Welcome back! This week we’re going to talk about letting God use us to make disciples. This episode was actually going to be a stand-alone episode on discipling others, but I realized that part of being a disciple, which is what the last two episodes were about, is letting God use us to make disciples. Jesus says that part of our being disciples is to make more disciples. This is called the Great Commission; it is found in Matthew...
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Welcome back! Last week we talked about being a disciple and I tried to make the case for being a disciple. I went through some of the things the bible tells us it takes to be a disciple like time, commitment, and self-denial. We talked about it being hard and not being something every Christian will choose to do. This week I want to go through some practical steps we can take to get us started on our journey. The one thing I have ...
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July 8, 2020 9 min
Welcome back!  This week we’re talking about being a disciple which is the basis for this podcast so I probably should have done this podcast earlier, but I didn’t, so let’s get started.  I view discipleship in two ways.  Personal discipleship or being a disciple of Jesus and discipling others or group discipleship.  Being a disciple is us imitating Mary in John 14?  We are sitting at the feet of Jesus and we are learning what i...
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July 1, 2020 11 min
This week is the second part of The Law of love.  This week we’re going to be talking about loving others and with what’s going on around the country and the emotions we’re starting to deal with, loving others is one of the farthest things from some people's minds.  So let’s see how we as Christians are supposed to respond to those around us.   ' Jesus answered: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind....
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June 24, 2020 8 min
Learning to love yourself can be hard, but we can love ourselves because God loved us first.  I need this just as much as anyone else and I hope you find it helpful. So what is the Law of Love? You probably know it better as the Great Commandment found in Matthew 22, Mark 12, and Luke 10 but originally found in the Book of Deuteronomy ' Jesus answered: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. The sec...
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June 17, 2020 9 min
Last week we talked about Making time for God and how we could set aside more time throughout our day to pray and open ourselves to God. But what happens when God APPEARS to not show up?  When I was doing the Introduction for the podcast I talked about knowing what it’s like to feel like you’re praying in a vault and asking, "Where is God". When you not only fell shut off from God but you’re shut off from the world.  I can...
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June 10, 2020 8 min
We can all make time for God if we waste a little less.  Steve uses the book Beginning to Pray by Metropolitan Anthony Bloom for hints at ways to make time for God. Transcript  This week we’re going to talk about making time for God and this is inspired by the fourth chapter of the book Beginning to Pray (Affiliate Link) by Metropolitan Anthony Bloom.   When I was a kid television stations actually went off the air at midni...
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This episode is an introduction to Spiritual Teamwork and the host Steve Crenshaw.   Introduction Transcripts You can go to About Steve or About Spiritual Teamwork to read the transcript of the podcast. If you would like to learn about my Christian Journey, you can see a talk I did at St John The Divine Greek Orthodox Church on YouTube, Heroes of the Faith--Abba Moses the Ethiopian
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June 1, 2020 1 min
Short introduction trailer for Spiritual Teamwork
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May 14, 2020 30 sec
 This is the first promo spot for the Spiritual Teamwork podcast Life must be understood backwards; but... it must be lived forward.Soren Kierkegaard First Episode Releases June 3rd
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