Hi, everybody. If you listened to my conversation with Adrina Thorpe, you may have heard me mention that I’ve started a MySpace account. I’ve put it off a long time, but now I have given in and joined. Guess what? It’s fun! It would be great if you’d add me as a friend. Check it out!
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Steve continues the marriage miniseries by answering the question of whether wives should serve their husbands.
Genesis 2:18 (NIV)
18The LORD God said, ?It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.?
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Listener feedback from the One Year Anniversary show
The marriage mini-series begins.
Genesis 2:24 (NIV)
24For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
Ephesians 5:21-30 (NIV)
21Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26to make her holy, cleansing? her by the washing with water through the word, 27and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church?30for we are members of his body.
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In this show, you’ll hear some important background information for the upcoming miniseries on marriage.
Collin Raye, with the song, “I Know That’s Right”and Denis Kitchen, as background music, with the song “Cebrella”, from the Podsafe Music Network. Also, Bryan Duncan, with “This Christmas”, from the NehoSoul Christmas CD.
Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
1 John 4:4
Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.
Philippians 3:12 – 14 (NIV)
12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
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Have you ever felt that you?ve crossed the line, that this time, you?ve really done it. God has just had it with you, that there?s no way He?s going to forgive you? Then this is the podcast you need to listen to.
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On this podcast we revisit some of Jesus’ teachings.
Matthew 5:1-16 (NIV)
1Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2and he began to teach them, saying:
3 ?Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11?Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13?You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
14?You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
John 3:16-21 (NIV)
16?For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God?s one and only Son. 19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.?
Jimmie Bratcher. The song was “Dance With Me.”
Did you ever stop to think how crazy it is that we just *have* to have “stuff” and then later we turn right around and can’t wait to get rid of it? Listen to this podcast to hear my experiences from this past weekend’s yard sale at my house.
Music by Smallfish. I played “Thank You” and “Cartoons”.
Also, I played Rob Costlow’s L.A./Passing By
All music on today’s show is from the Podsafe Music Network.
Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 (NIV)
1I thought in my heart, ?Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.? But that also proved to be meaningless. 2?Laughter,? I said, ?is foolish. And what does pleasure accomplish?? 3I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly?my mind still guiding me with wisdom. I wanted to see what was worthwhile for men to do under heaven during the few days of their lives.
4I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself and planted vineyards. 5I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. 6I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. 7I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves who were born in my house. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. 8I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I acquired men and women singers, and a harem? as well?the delights of the heart of man. 9I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem before me. In all this my wisdom stayed with me.
10 I denied myself nothing my eyes desired;
I refused my heart no pleasure.
My heart took delight in all my work,
and this was the reward for all my labor.
11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done
and what I had toiled to achieve,
everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind;
nothing was gained under the sun.
Matthew 6:19-34 (NIV)
19?Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22?The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24?No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
25?Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
28?And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, ?What shall we eat?? or ?What shall we drink?? or ?What shall we wear?? 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
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Exodus 3:13-14 (NIV)
13Moses said to God, ?Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ?The God of your fathers has sent me to you,? and they ask me, ?What is his name?? Then what shall I tell them??
14God said to Moses, ?I AM WHO I AM.? This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ?I AM has sent me to you.??
John 6:26 through John 6:65 (NIV) EXCERPTS
26Jesus answered, ?I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.?
28Then they asked him, ?What must we do to do the works God requires??
29Jesus answered, ?The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.?
32Jesus said to them, ?I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.?
34?Sir,? they said, ?from now on give us this bread.?
35Then Jesus declared, ?I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.
***** 37All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
***** 39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40For my Father?s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.?
41At this the Jews began to grumble about him because he said, ?I am the bread that came down from heaven.? 42They said, ?Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ?I came down from heaven???
43?Stop grumbling among yourselves,? Jesus answered. 44?No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. 45It is written in the Prophets: ?They will all be taught by God.?? Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. 46No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. 47I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. 50But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.
Some ?I AMs OF Jesus?
John 8:12 (NIV)
12When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ?I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.?
John 9:5 (NIV)
5While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.?
John 10:7 AND John 10:9 (NIV)
7Therefore Jesus said again, ?I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.
9I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.? He will come in and go out, and find pasture.
John 10:11 (NIV)
11?I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
John 10:14 (NIV)
14?I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me?
John 11:25 (NIV)
25Jesus said to her, ?I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;
John 14:6 (NIV)
6Jesus answered, ?I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 15:1 (NIV)
1?I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
John 15:5 (NIV)
5?I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
The reason the podcast is late is that my hard drive is full.
While finishing up the show yesterday (actually, more like at 2:00 a.m. today), my computer decided that 5 gigs of open space on the drive just wasn’t enough to work with. So, in the wonderful way that Audacity has, when it crashed, it took everything with it.
“Didn’t you save while you were working, Steve?” I can hear you ask. The answer is, “Yes, I did.”
The fact is, though, that the file that was saved is nowhere on my hard drive. At least nowhere that the “Search” function in XP can find it.
I’ve spent a large portion of my free time (Hah! What’s that???) today dumping files onto DVDs so that I can clear some hard drive space and start over.
So, I’m very sorry for the delay. I hope to be able to redo all the work tomorrow evening.
What am I working on? As I told you last week, I did an interview with Gold *and* Platinum Album recipient Bryan Duncan recently. That’s what you’ll be hearing when I get it up for you. It’s a good one, with some fantastic music. You won’t be disappointed.