The Father Pursuit is an M46 Ministries podcast about fathers who want to pursue their children. As God, our Father, pursues us, we want to encourage fathers as they pursue their kids. And for those of you trying to figure it all out, we walk this road together. No shame, no judgment, no condemnation. Just a real look at what it means to be an intentional father, and how we can learn from our mistakes and grow forward in love and grace. Together, we are learning to be the father - our Father - wants us to be.
If you've ever watched a movie and felt the tension as the protagonist struggles to find a way out of their darkest moment, then you can relate to what it's like to walk through suffering.
We all face this journey at some point in our lives—one that is rife with heartache and pain. But I want to remind you today that there is hope even in our darkest moments.
Perspective really is everything.
What's hard to endure in this life can ...
Suffering is a reality that none of us can escape throughout life. It can be a source of pain and frustration, but suffering can also be an opportunity for growth and blessing. We believe in the power of embracing our challenges in life with Jesus - by sharing our burdens so that we can experience His peace and hope in the midst of hard times. By connecting with Jesus through suffering, our hardships become real opportunities to ...
No one willingly enters into suffering, or do they?
From martyrs to missionaries, there is a throughline and a history of saints who have put themselves in places of suffering for the sake of the gospel and for communion with Jesus.
Unless you've been there, the entire thought of it seems crazy.
But how great is Jesus if there is nothing better on this Earth than that intimacy and sharing the suffering?
Today on the The Father ...
In the gospel of Matthew, it says, "By their fruit you will recognize them."
Known by our fruit. We may be able to talk a good game and sound spiritual, but the fruit in our lives will reveal WHO we truly are, and WHOSE truly are.
Our actions and our words are a reflection of the work that is being done in us, but what is this important process called sanctification?
When it comes down to it, the entire point of our Christian li...
Sabbath is not dependent upon our readiness to stop. We do not stop when we are finished. We do not stop when we complete our phone calls, finish our project, get through this stack of messages, or get out this report that is due tomorrow. We stop because it is time to stop. Sabbath requires surrender. If we only stop when we are finished with all our work, we will never stop--because our work is never completely done. With e...
How often have we been hurt by people and felt that forgiving them is an impossible task?
We are all guilty of holding onto grudges and allowing resentment to fester in our hearts, but the truth is, forgiveness is an act of strength. We have been asked to forgive murderers, rapists and child abusers, yet how can we even begin to consider forgiving these heinous acts?
Does repentance come before forgiveness? When faced with the pr...
If God truly spoke to us, many of us would second guess it.
Can God be heard today, and if this is true, what does His voice sound like?
In the Bible, God speaks to individuals like Abraham, Moses, Isaiah and Peter, but ask most Christians, and they might tell you about a time when they heard the voice of God.
For Bryn and Bryan Elliott, this is not a once in a lifetime experience, nor does God want that to be the case. What if ...
Chances are, if you haven't truly met Jesus in relationship, prayer and worship probably feel like an impersonal task list or chore. Maybe you have heard that heaven will be an eternity of singing with the angels, and frankly, you'd rather watch football.
Today we are talking about prayer and worship, two critically important parts of our relationship with God. Despite how fundamental these aspects are to the Christian faith, it c...
Is it possible that a relationship with Jesus could impact every part of your life?
If we're honest, we live compartmentalized lives that are all in on Sunday morning, and the rest of the week we live as agnostics. But if we truly lived as sons and daughters of God, what would that mean in every part of our lives.
On this episode of The Father Pursuit, we discuss how a relationship with God can impact our family, our business, an...
Have you ever met someone you would put into the category of religious?
It often feels like when we lean toward religion, rather than God's intention of relationship, we miss out on a better way. Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves that God is far better than we can imagine.
The question to ask yourself is, "Do I enjoy God?"
If you've missed the relationship for the rules, this episode of The Father Pursuit is for you.
Why don’t people always experience transformation after making Jesus Lord of their lives? Why do some people find themselves recommitting their lives to Jesus after repeatedly going astray?
The answer is because they have not been discipled.
They have not been parented in the faith, and as a result, they remain “only converts.”
Salvation is the inception point of entering the kingdom and beginning our journey with God.
Many people feel like they are walking around with a big hole in their heart where their father should be. This can lead to all sorts of problems, including a lack of purpose or feeling lost. You're not alone. Millions of people are walking around with this same problem. You can experience the absence of a father whether your father was in the home or not. Whether at work 24/7 or just emotionally checked out, you can still feel...
Is there truly power in telling your story?
What happens when we step out of our comfort zone and share the truth - even when it hurts, even when it's uncomfortable, and even when it's means reliving a painful part of our past?
As we launch this first episode of The Father Pursuit, today we hear not just the stories, but the testimonies of our hosts Bryn and Bryan Elliott, how they've experienced God's grace and goodness in the m...
Welcome to the Father Pursuit Podcast.
This is an M46 Ministries podcast about fathers who want to pursue their children. As God, our Father, pursues us, we want to encourage fathers as they pursue their kids. And for those of you trying to figure it all out, we walk this road together.
No shame. No judgment. No condemnation.
Just a real look at what it means to be an intentional father, and how we can learn from our mistakes and ...
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