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Daily Bible Podcast Day 356 – John 12-14

October 22, 2013 in Podcasts

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Scripture:
“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” ~John 14:13-14

Observation:
Jesus is preparing His disciples for His departure.

Application:
Anything asked in Jesus name and according to God’s purposes will be granted.

Prayer:
Father, in Jesus’ name I ask that You help me to resist temptation and the schemes of the evil one. I also ask that You make me an effective worker in Your harvest field. I know that You have a purpose for me; show it to me.

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Daily Bible Podcast Day 307 – Job 25, Mark 13-14

September 3, 2013 in Podcasts

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Scripture:
“‘But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.'” ~Mark 13:32-33

Observation:
Jesus is telling the disciples about the Second Coming. He stresses several times that no one knows when this will happen, but many will be deceived by those claiming to know.

Application:
Am I living my life as if Jesus could come back any moment? Who do I know that is not prepared for that to happen? Do I have a sense of urgency about reaching these people?

Prayer:
Jesus, Your disciples clearly had a sense of urgency about Your return. They wanted as many as possible to be ready for You. Give me their same view. Help me to remember and live in a way that acknowledges that You could come back at any moment. Help me to fill up name cards at Your banquet table.

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Daily Bible Podcast Day 129 – 2 Samuel 17, Psalm 71, Matthew 26

March 9, 2013 in Podcasts

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Scripture:
“Do not be far from me, my God;
come quickly, God, to help me.
May my accusers perish in shame;
may those who want to harm me
be covered with scorn and disgrace.

As for me, I will always have hope;
I will praise you more and more.

My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
of your saving acts all day long—
though I know not how to relate them all.” ~Psalm 71:12-15

Observation:
David’s accusers are those trying to remove him from power. They are people who oppose his kingship over Israel.

Application:
My only accuser (that I know of) is Satan. He doesn’t oppose me in a political sense, but he does want to see that God’s power doesn’t have an effect in my life.

Prayer:
God, come quickly to save me from my accuser. Help me to resist him and always keep Your praise in my words. Like David, I don’t know how to tell the things you have done, but I will do my best. I hope in you, God, help me.

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Daily Bible Podcast Day 066 – Deuteronomy 5-6, Psalm 43, Mark 14

January 5, 2013 in Podcasts

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Scripture:
“‘Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.'” ~Mark 14:38

Observation:
Jesus has asked the disciples to keep watch while he goes off to pray. Each time, they fall asleep. It isn’t that they don’t want to be obedient, it’s that their bodies betray them. They are exhausted, so they are unable to do as Jesus asks.

Application:
I know that my flesh is likely to lead me into temptation. Like the disciples, when I am tired I am more likely to not do things I should. I know that my church needs my talents, but when I am tired, I am less likely to give them.

Prayer:
Father, help me to minimize those things in my life that make me unnecessarily tired. I don’t want to miss opportunities to serve and bless others because I am tired from something that perhaps is less important to Your kingdom. Help me to know which activities deserve my energy and which don’t.

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