Ask God

Ask God

00:00 Peter was one of Jesus’ closest friends, one of only three that were invited into his innermost circle. In Gethsemane, at his hour of greatest need, Jesus again took Peter aside, poured his heart out to him; he looked to Peter for strength. Three years of this, and who knows how many other stories. Peter must have known, I have a special place in Jesus’ heart. So, how do you suppose Peter felt after he denied Christ—not just once, but three times? It must have been devastating. After the resurrection, Jesus is on the beach with Peter and the others. It’s a touching reunion. Following a night of lousy fishing, Christ yells out to the guys to let their nets down for a catch—just as he did that morning he first called them three years...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday July 7, 2015 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday July 7, 2015 (NIV)

1 Chronicles 4:5-5:17 5 (A)Ashhur, the father of Tekoa, had two wives, Helah and Naarah; 6 Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah. 7 The sons of Helah: Zereth, Izhar, and Ethnan. 8 Koz fathered Anub, Zobebah, and the clans of Aharhel, the son of Harum. 9 Jabez was (B)more honorable than his brothers; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.”[a] 10 Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm[b] so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked. 11 Chelub, the brother of Shuhah, fathered Mehir, who fathered Eshton. 12 Eshton fathered...

Captives No Longer

Captives No Longer

00:00 The stories from our past that shaped us and the words that were spoken over our lives that have crippled us do not stand a chance in the light of the powerful grace and mercy that come to us now in the Person of Jesus. We do not have to remain captive any longer. Yes, God uses our stories to shape us. He works all things for the good of those who love him, even the horrible things. The holy work of God deep in our hearts as we have suffered and struggled and wept and longed to overcome is stunning beyond measure. You may not see the goodness yet, but you will. You will. It comes when we see our lives through God’s eyes. Want more? Get your copy of Becoming Myself today View the discussion thread. From:: Captives No...

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday July 6, 2015 (NIV)

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday July 6, 2015 (NIV)

1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4 18 (A)Caleb the son of Hezron fathered children by his wife Azubah, and by Jerioth; and these were her sons: Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19 When Azubah died, (B)Caleb married (C)Ephrath, who bore him (D)Hur. 20 Hur fathered Uri, and Uri fathered (E)Bezalel. 21 Afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of (F)Machir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was sixty years old, and she bore him Segub. 22 And Segub fathered Jair, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead. 23 (G)But Geshur and Aram took from them Havvoth-jair, Kenath, and its villages, sixty towns. All these were descendants of Machir, the father of Gilead. 24 After the death of Hezron, (H)Caleb went in to Ephrathah,[a] the wife of Hezron his father, and she bore him...

07/06/2015

07/06/2015

1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4~ Acts 24:1-27 ~ Psalm 4:1-8 ~ Proverbs 18:16-18Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. Today is July the 6th. I’m Brian. It is great to be here with you today from the rolling hills of Tennessee, lush and green and beautiful and hot and it’s nice to just be home. Hopefully wherever you are, it is a lovely, beautiful day today as well. So we’re reading from the English Standard Version this week and just kind of getting going in the book of 1 Chronicles. We’re going through genealogies of people in exile who have been carried away, their country obliterated, and seeded with new people who have been conquered from other places that are now living, and the people we’ve been living with, the children of Israel through...

07/05/2015

07/05/2015

1 Chronicles 1:1-2:17~ Acts 23:11-35 ~ Psalm 3:1-8 ~ Proverbs 18:14-15Today is July 5th. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is a pleasure to be here with you today and looking forward to arriving home back in the rolling hills of Tennessee after a quick long trip way up to the northeast, to the great state of Maine where we had a wonderful time at the River Rock Festival. Great memories will always be in my mind of the time we had. It was good to see so many of you. So we’ve got a brand a new week in front of us and on this brand new week we will, of course, read from a new translation. We’ll read from the English Standard Version this week. But we finished the books of Kings yesterday which brings us to the books of Chronicles, 1...

The Unwavering Intensity of Desire

The Unwavering Intensity of Desire

00:00 I am haunted by the stories of people who make the summit of Everest. Such incredible devotion is required, such total focus of body, soul, and spirit. Reaching the top of the world’s tallest mountain becomes for those who try the central driving force of their lives. The goal is so remarkable and the journey so uncertain. Many climbers have been lost on the mountain. Those who reach the summit and return safely are among a rare and elite group of mountaineers in the world. Why do they do it? How do they do it? John Krakauer recounted the desperate tale of the ill-fated ’96 expedition in his book Into Thin Air: “There were many, many fine reasons not to go, but attempting to climb Everest is an intrinsically irrational act—a triumph of...