#163: Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing

#163: Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing

#163: Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing

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Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen | Dave Wager @wagerdaw | Jason Kemper @kempster220

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Show Notes

BBC Dad Video

This video garnered over 60 million views in less than 48 hours from when it first aired! Why do you think this clip went viral so quickly? Plus, here is his first interview since the failed BBC interview.

 

Colossians 2

Jeff and Dave continue to look at the book of Colossians in Chapter 2 this week. Read it.

 

Quote Us.

Years ago, we didn’t live segmented lives. Today, we live segmented lives. -DW

If you are not doing life with somebody, you won’t have accountability. -DW

 

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#162: Millennial Fatherhood

#162: Millennial Fatherhood

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Jeff and Jason talk about what it takes to intentionally raise your kids to be godly men and women for life.

READ: Seven Things to Pray for Your Children

READ: The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

READ: Science Says Parents of the Most Successful Kids Do These 10 Things

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#161: Becoming Resilient

#161: Becoming Resilient

#161: Becoming Resilient

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This week, we’ve centered our discussion around an article on 8 qualities the most resilient people share.

As business leaders and entrepreneurs (parents, teens, young adults), you know that success requires the resilience to keep moving ahead even when confronted with obstacles and roadblocks. You have a willingness to swim upstream and not give up simply because the tide is against you. Resilient people are successful because they possess these eight qualities

Jeff and Dave share their thoughts on the 8 things and look at how Scripture confirms these principles. Did you know that Jonah had to learn how to be resilient in the face of failure?

 

3 Takeaways from Jonah’s trip to Nineveh

1. Jonah wasn’t thinking clearly, or he would’ve done things differently.

Because of Jonah’s story, we can see how important it is to see things from God’s perspective, especially when we are faced with an important decision. Jonah learned this the hard way.

2. Jonah would’ve rather died than listen to God.

There’s much to be said about the point where Jonah thought his way out was to be tossed overboard in the storm. He simply gave up hope that his situation was redeemable after failing God.

3. God wouldn’t let Jonah die.

This example just goes to show that God is never too far away or a situation too far removed from Him that He cannot intervene. The same is true for your life. Your situation is not too worse off that God cannot rescue you. If you feel this way, chat with one of our Groundwire coaches!

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#160: Living Life From The Refuge

#160: Living Life From The Refuge

#160: Living Life From The Refuge

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Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen | Dave Wager @wagerdaw | Jason Kemper @kempster220

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Where is your place of refuge? Every one of us has to have a place of safety, calm, stability. But what is concerning is how few we make use of it. Or rather — Him.

God is our refuge.

The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. Psalm 18

 

Psalm 91

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.

For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.

Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished. If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.

For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”

 

Links

Mike Calhoun’s Article on the Tall Poppy Syndrome

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#159: Double Mindedness, Apathy, & Repeat Offenses

#159: Double Mindedness, Apathy, & Repeat Offenses

#159: Double Mindedness, Apathy, & Repeat Offenses

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Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen
Dave Wager @wagerdaw
Jason Kemper @kempster220

#159: Double Mindedness, Apathy, & Repeat Offenses

by HopeNet Radio | Podcast

Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen
Dave Wager @wagerdaw
Jason Kemper @kempster220

Jeff and Dave talk about 3 things that frustrate our faith journey: double-mindedness, repeating the same sin, and apathy.

Make each conversation count this week. You could save a life.

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Show Notes

Recharge 2017 | Silver Birch Ranch’s 50th Summer!


 

Double-Mindedness

Definition: wavering in mind (Merriam-Webster’s definition).

The term double-minded comes from the Greek word dipsuchos, meaning “a person with two minds or souls.” It’s interesting that this word appears only in the book of James (James 1:8; 4:8). Bible scholars conclude that James might have coined this word. To grasp the full meaning of this word, it is best to understand how it is used within its context. (Read more at GotQuestions.org)

 

Repeating the Same Sins

Does God keep forgiving us for repeating the same sins over and over as long as we ask forgiveness for it?

To best answer this question, we’re going to look at two powerful passages of Scripture. The first is found in the book of Psalms: “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12). One of the most effective tricks Satan plays on Christians is… (Read more at GotQuestions.org)

 

Apathy

When you just feel nothing.

Spiritual apathy, coldness, or indifference can affect even the most sincere Christian at one time or another. Human emotions being as fickle as they are, feelings of apathy or disinterest can sometimes replace the fervor we once felt for the things of God. Overcoming such apathy is necessary for continuing our walk with God.

The one who realizes he is spiritually apathetic needs to, first of all, make sure he is a true believer in Jesus Christ (see 1 John 5:13; Romans 8:16). If he knows that he is a true believer in Christ, he needs to then ask himself this question: “What caused me to lose my love and passion for the Lord?”

One cause of spiritual apathy is… (Read more at GotQuestions.org)

 

Further Reading

7 Characteristics of a Double-Minded Believer (Christian Post)

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#158: What’s The Point?

#158: What’s The Point?

#158: What's The Point?

by HopeNet Radio | Podcast

Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen
Dave Wager @wagerdaw
Jason Kemper @kempster220

Jeff and Dave continue the Initiate series this week. Most people will struggle with doubt, whether it’s with your abilities, or with faith, or trusting people. Doubt is very real and doesn’t just go away when you put your faith in God. So, if you’ve ever questioned the point of life, listen to this episode and share your thoughts with us.

Make each conversation count this week. You could save a life.

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Show Notes

Damascus Road | Recharge 2017 | Silver Birch Ranch’s 50th Summer!


 

This episode stems from a conversation I had with a guy who I consider a mentor of all things web & social media. We were talking about some online marketing stuff and he was telling me that he wasn’t sure how some of this past methods were working with today’s advances in mobile technology and if certain services were unnecessary anymore.

Basically, there was this theme that kept coming up of “am I or my services even relevant anymore?”

It was interesting because he never verbalized it this way, but there were a few other points in discussion that confirmed this query.

I wonder how many people are out there wondering the same thing about their life, “Am I really relevant anymore?”

“What’s the point of this, anyway?”

 

Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”

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