Building Faith Families with Steve Demme

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Loving Each Other as God Has Loved Us

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Podcast 300: It Is Written
28:50

It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Dec 08, 2021
Podcast 299: Mixing The Promises of God with Faith
23:29

Unto us was the Gospel preached as well as unto them, but the Word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Nov 30, 2021
Podcast 298: The Promises of God
23:00

“This God — His way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true.” » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Nov 23, 2021
Podcast 297: Steve’s Encounter at the Ark
26:53

“The Lord is King, lift up your voice. O earth, and all ye heavens rejoice. From world to world, the song shall ring. The Lord Omnipotent is King.” » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Nov 08, 2021
Podcast 296: Steve’s Latest Adventures and God’s Faithfulness to David
30:32

“I have sworn to David, My servant. I will establish your offspring forever, and build your throne for all generations.” » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Nov 01, 2021
Podcast 295: Jesus came not to destroy the law but to fulfill it
32:01

Jesus said that “everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the Psalms, must be fulfilled.” » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Oct 21, 2021
Podcast 294: God Watches over His Word to Perform it
27:51

Since it’s true that “every” word is inspired, and that men shall not live by bread alone but by “every” word that comes from the mouth of the Father, then anything that comes from God’s mouth needs to be treated with reverence and respect. »...

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Oct 15, 2021
Podcast 293: God has exalted above all things, His name and His Word
27:56

God has exalted above all things, His name and His Word. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Oct 01, 2021
Podcast 292: Two Adventures, plus Knowing God and Bearing Fruit for God
26:45

Bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Sep 24, 2021
Podcast 291: Hallowed be Thy Name
24:28

A book of remembrance was written before Him of those who feared the LORD and esteemed His name. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Sep 16, 2021
Podcast 290: Bottom Line and Full Circle
25:29

Learning how to be a better husband and father led me to knowing and loving my heavenly Father better. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Sep 10, 2021
Podcast 289: Blood Washed Robes
20:49

They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Sep 01, 2021
Podcast 288: Clothed by Faith In Jesus
27:28

“Much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:17) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Aug 25, 2021
Podcast 287: Deliver us from evil and our enemy the accuser of the brethren
31:41

“And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and satan, the deceiver of the whole world.” (Revelation 12:9) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Aug 11, 2021
Podcast 286: Who We are in Christ
28:24

Because of the death and life of Jesus, we consider ourselves dead to sin and alive to God. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Aug 04, 2021
Podcast 285: Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith
27:08

“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” Isaiah 1:18 » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jul 28, 2021
Podcast 284: I Am His And He Is Mine
22:27

“I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.” Song of Solomon 6:3 » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jul 15, 2021
Podcast 283: Beloved Son
25:22

God knows us thoroughly and loves us completely. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jul 06, 2021
Special Guest: What is the #1 priority a husband and father should have?

In this episode, we discuss how husbands and fathers can be servant leaders in the home, what keeps men from being servant leaders, and what is the #1 priority a husband and father should have. » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jul 01, 2021
Podcast 282: You are My Son; today I have begotten You
25:14

I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.” (Psalm 2:7) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jun 24, 2021
Podcast 281: God Loves Peculiar Families
25:26

“The LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself.” (Deuteronomy 14:2) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jun 15, 2021
Podcast 280: Parents As Priests
27:59

Being a parent is a the most significant calling with the greatest long-term impact and the least amount of training. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jun 09, 2021
Podcast 279: God-Centered Parenting Prayers
25:43

As we pray that God would turn our heart towards Him and love Him, I know God’s going to answer that prayer. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jun 02, 2021
Podcast 278: God-Centered Parenting
24:38

“Every good and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with Whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (James 1:17) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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May 26, 2021
Podcast 277: Praying According to His Will
29:06

This is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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May 18, 2021
Podcast 276: If My People, Pray
25:04

For followers of Jesus, the ball is in our court. “If My people who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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May 11, 2021
Podcast 275: Homeschooling – Part 2
27:37

I’ve always felt that home education was way more than academics. I believe it’s what God said he would do in Malachi 4 when He turns Father’s hearts towards their children and the children’s hearts towards their father. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on...

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May 05, 2021
Podcast 274: Homeschooling – Part 1
25:10

This is a report from Steve’s first homeschool convention in 2021. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Apr 29, 2021
Podcast 273: Jesus the Son Of David
31:33

David was more than a shepherd boy who slew Goliath and became a king. David exhibited Christ-like qualities and foreshadowed the Messiah. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Apr 20, 2021
Podcast 272: Walking With God
27:40

Adam walked with God, worked with God, and communed with God. This is the blessed existence that we were meant to experience. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Apr 13, 2021
Podcast 271: Jesus The Reconciler
24:15

“In Him, all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on Earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross.” » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Apr 07, 2021
Podcast 270: Just As I Am
18:02

Charlotte told Dr. Malan, “I want to come to Jesus, but I don’t know how.” He replied, “Why not come just as you are?” » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Mar 31, 2021
Podcast 269: God of all Hope
23:33

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you may abound in hope.” (Romans 15:13) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Mar 23, 2021
Podcast 268: Lyra Fidelium, Songs of the Faithful
23:45

“For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have...

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Mar 16, 2021
Podcast 267: God Our Provider
27:20

“Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together.” Genesis 22:6 » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Mar 09, 2021
Podcast 266: Brighten The Corner Where You Are
23:07

“Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” Philippians 2:14-15 » Download the Transcript » Subscribe...

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Mar 03, 2021
Podcast 265: God Is Our Sustainer
24:31

“Fear not, I am with thee. Oh, be not dismayed, for I am thy God, I will still give thee aid. I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand. Upheld by my gracious, omnipotent hand.” » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Feb 23, 2021
Podcast 264: God Doesn’t Change
22:45

In the song “Great is Thy Faithfulness,” there is a special phrase, “There is no shadow of turning with Thee. Thou changest not Thy compassions, they fail not, as Thou hast been Thou forever will be.” Listen in as we discover one of God’s most...

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Feb 16, 2021
Podcast 263: God is Kind
25:05

“The LORD is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His works.” (Psalm 145:17) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Feb 09, 2021
Podcast 262: Lord of Hosts
30:13

“Who is this King of glory? The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of glory.” Psalm 24:10 » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Feb 03, 2021
Podcast 261: God Is Good
22:56

On this episode Steve expounds on God’s character attribute of “goodness”. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jan 28, 2021
Podcast 260: God’s Steadfast Love
19:57

On this episode Steve talks about God’s character quality of being steadfast or, as another translation calls it, unfailing. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jan 19, 2021
Podcast 259: Jesus Is The Creative Creator
25:06

“In these last days He has spoken to us by His son, Whom He appointed the heir of all things, through Whom also He created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He...

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Jan 13, 2021
Podcast 258: Bless His Name
20:06

“With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing.” (James 3:9-10) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jan 06, 2021
Podcast 257: God is Our Teacher
32:02

“Behold, God is exalted in His power; who is a teacher like Him?” Job 36:22 » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Dec 30, 2020
Podcast 256: God Is Jealous
28:38

On the episode, we discuss an attribute of God that probably wouldn’t be on the top 20 of people’s list of attributes of God they would wish to study. And yet it is such an important attribute of God. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe...

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Dec 22, 2020
Podcast 255: God Is The Loving Initiator
22:32

One of the primary reasons why we should study God’s attributes and His character so that we might know Him more and we would have our knowledge of Him increased. On this episode we explore God’s attribute as the loving initiator. » Download the Transcript...

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Dec 11, 2020
Podcast 254: God Is Faithful
24:12

You have seen well, for I am watching over My Word to perform it. (Jeremiah 1:12) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Dec 03, 2020
Podcast 253: Praise His Name – Part 2 (God is the Great I AM)
20:24

Drawing for Psalm 100, Steve guides us through a journey of seeking who God is through His character. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Nov 18, 2020
Podcast 252: Praise His Name
30:50

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. (Psalm 100:4) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Nov 03, 2020
Podcast 251: God Is Smooth
29:08

On this episode, Steve reminds us that God is working and making all things work together for good. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Oct 23, 2020
Podcast 250: Edutainment
21:19

In this episode Steve shares some family activity ideas that promote fun learning. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Oct 16, 2020
Podcast 249: Fun in Your Own Backyard
22:16

Traveling to parks and public trails is fine, but there is also a lot a family can do at home. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Oct 02, 2020
Podcast 248: Learning the OT and NT Books in Order
22:58

Being familiar with the order of the books in Scripture contributes to Biblical literacy. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Sep 26, 2020
Podcast 247: Developing the Habit of Daily Bible Reading
20:48

Jesus said: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Sep 11, 2020
Podcast 246: Committing To Memory, Scripture and Hymns
30:11

This is a special discipline that is best done as a family unit. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Aug 28, 2020
Podcast 245: Honor Your Mother
26:24

Paul says that honoring one’s parents is the first commandment with a promise, which is: “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” (Ephesians 6:2-3) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Aug 20, 2020
Podcast 244: Honoring One Another in the Family
22:42

Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” (Romans 12:10 NLT) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Aug 06, 2020
Podcast 243: Doing Life Together
22:54

Finding splendor in the ordinary rhythm of life. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jul 31, 2020
Podcast 242: Family Activities, Part 3 – Reading Books Aloud
20:12

A wonderful way to develop family closeness and chemistry is to read good books aloud in the home. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jul 17, 2020
Podcast 241: Family Activities, Part 2 – Camp Fires and Hiking
18:45

A great way to connect as a family is to gather around a camp fire or go for a hike! » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jul 09, 2020
Podcast 240: Star Gazing as a Family Activity
23:40

In the stars His handiwork I see. Amos 5:8 reads: “He who made the Pleiades and Orion and turns deep darkness into the morning and darkens the day into night.” » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jul 03, 2020
Podcast 239: Fathers and Kidz – Part 10
17:12

Is our family our first priority, after God, or do we give them the crumbs? » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jun 19, 2020
Podcast 238: Fathers and Kids – Part 9
32:48

Being a Safe Dad. Loving connective-parenting of fear-based parenting. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Jun 09, 2020
Podcast 237: Fathers and Kidz – Part 8
29:06

Let’s focus on our Heavenly Father and meditate on Him who is: merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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May 27, 2020
Podcast 236: Fathers and Kidz – Part 7
24:19

Parents can encourage their children by being transparent and acknowledge that they are a work in progress! » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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May 20, 2020
Podcast 235: Fathers and Kidz – Part 6
25:33

Looking at the wonderful father and his unchanging love for his prodigal young son and his whiny older brother. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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May 13, 2020
Podcast 234: Fathers and Kidz – Part 5
29:51

My great desire as a dad is to be honorable to make it easier for my children to honor me and inherit the benefits of obeying the fifth commandment. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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May 05, 2020
Podcast 233: Fathers and Kidz – Part 4
27:12

As I dad I don’t want my teaching to be overwhelming but doable. Jesus said His yoke was easy to bear, and His burden was light. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Apr 29, 2020
Podcast 232: Fathers and Kidz – Part 3
27:36

We often parent as we were parented or as we wished we had been parented. God encourages Fathers to, “provoke not your children to wrath: but nurture them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4) » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on...

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Apr 22, 2020
Podcast 231: Fathers and Kids – Part 2
20:06

God the Father loved Jesus His Son. He then exhorts us to love our children the same way. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Apr 14, 2020
Podcast 230: Fathers And Kidz – Part 1
28:04

 This podcast is an encouragement for fathers to intentionally invest in the lives of their children. Fathers play a significant role in the lives of their children. » Download the Transcript » Subscribe on iTunes

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Apr 02, 2020
Podcast 229: Be Filled with the Spirit
25:03

  This directive precedes the larger section of Ephesians 5 about loving our wives as Christ loved the church. We need the filling and equipping that comes from God’s Spirit.  

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Mar 26, 2020
Podcast 228: Bless Your Wife
17:49

       Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.’” (Proverbs 31:28-29)   Download a PDF transcript of the episode here. Subscribe to the Building Faith Families...

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Mar 17, 2020
Podcast 227: Living with Our Wives in an Understanding Way
33:19

       When you have run out of scriptures to apply, ask your wife for her input. “Husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace...

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Mar 10, 2020
Podcast 226: Loving Our Wives as Christ Loved Us, In Practical Situations – Part 5
27:24

       Jesus loves us, as His father loved Him. He makes us know we are beloved, we belong, and we are pleasing to Him. May our wives sense the same affection from us.   Download a PDF transcript of the episode here.  ...

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Feb 28, 2020
Podcast 225: Loving Our Wives as Christ Loved Us, In Practical Situations – Part 4
25:16

       Jesus is forgiving, comforting, faithful, and present. May God help us by His Spirit to emulate Jesus in our marriage.   Download a PDF transcript of the episode here.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.  

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Feb 20, 2020
Podcast 224: Loving Our Wives as Christ Loved Us, In Practical Situations – Part 3
27:41

       Jesus bears our burdens, is easy to approach, is a good teacher, and is consistent. We aspire to be like Jesus in our marriage.   Download a PDF transcript of the episode here.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on...

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Feb 13, 2020
Podcast 223: Loving Our Wives as Christ Loved Us, in Practical Situations – Part 2
20:09

       Jesus pursued us, gave us the Word of God, is gentle, meek, and encouraging. By His grace, we can be the same.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.    

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Jan 30, 2020
Podcast 222: Loving Our Wives As Christ Loved Us, In Practical Situations – Part 1
25:00

      Jesus served us, died for us, and loved us unconditionally. By His grace, we can do the same.  Download a PDF transcript of the episode here.  Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Jan 17, 2020
Podcast 221: My Relationship With God Impacts How I Love And Relate To My Wife
24:34

      The more I comprehend and assimilate God’s grace to His bride, the greater my capacity to extend this same grace to my bride.  Download a PDF transcript of the episode here.  Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Jan 09, 2020
Podcast 220: Loving Our Wives as Christ Loved the Church
24:27

      When the Spirit inspired Paul to pen these words, he is basing his teaching the New Commandment which Jesus first gave in John 13:34, “I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you.”  Download a PDF...

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Dec 23, 2019
Podcast 219: With Authority Comes With Responsibility – Part 2
29:34

     Paul says the authority a husband has been given is for building up and not for tearing down. I believe men have the potential to build up and encourage our wife. I also believe we have the potential to hurt and wound them...

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Dec 11, 2019
Podcast 218: The Husband’s Calling in Marriage – Part 1
31:41

      How can we be godly husbands and build up our wives? What are our God-given responsibilities in Christian marriage?  Download a PDF transcript of the episode here.  Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Dec 04, 2019
Podcast 217: Fellowship, Food, and Fire
28:40

       “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)...

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Nov 25, 2019
Podcast 216: Lifestyle of Seeking and Finding
25:38

       “Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!” (Psalms 105:4)   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.    

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Nov 15, 2019
Podcast 215: To See and Listen to Our God who is Alive
32:41

       “Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us.” (Ephesians 2:19 NLT)   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.    

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Nov 08, 2019
Podcast 214: God is Findable and Knowable
30:14

       “If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.” (Jeremiah 29:13 NLT)   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.    

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Oct 29, 2019
Podcast 213: Listening to God
28:42

       After singing, thanking, and praying His name, then I humbly ask God to give me ears to hear what the Spirit is saying, from Revelation 2:29 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”  ...

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Oct 18, 2019
Podcast 212: Bless His Name
29:50

       We can sing praises and give thanks to God for what He has done. We can also praise, honor, and bless Him for who He is. The Psalmist exhorts us to praise His name or His nature and character.   Subscribe to...

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Oct 10, 2019
Podcast 211: Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving
29:56

       As we come into the city of God, we have the opportunity to come with thanks offerings as our sacrifice. Being thankful in all things is a high calling and the unique privilege of all of God’s children.   Subscribe to the...

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Oct 02, 2019
Podcast 210: Come Into His Presence with Singing
26:56

       Singing praise to God has been a part of my Christian life since I first heard the gospel. Praising God is a portal into His presence.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.    

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Sep 26, 2019
Podcast 209: Come Into His Presence
23:55

       On this episode, Steve kicks off a new series of talks on how we can enter in and invite God’s presence into our every day lives.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.    

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Sep 19, 2019
Podcast 208: Interview with Zac Northern on the Gap Year
22:53

       On this episode, Steve and Zac Northern talk about the significance of the Gap Year as it relates to discipleship and higher education.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.    

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Sep 11, 2019
Podcast 207: Eternal Principles to Help Parents Influence their Children to Live Forever – Part 4
22:19

     A Godly legacy is a parent’s greatest gift to their children. Listen in on Part 4 of this series as Steve shares some insights that will help parents influence their children towards a lasting legacy. Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on...

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Aug 29, 2019
Podcast 206: Eternal Principles to Help Parents Influence their Children to Live Forever – Part 3
28:26

       A Godly legacy is a parent’s greatest gift to their children. Listen in on Part 3 of this series as Steve shares some insights that will help parents influence their children towards a lasting legacy.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families...

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Aug 14, 2019
Podcast 205: Eternal Principles to Help Parents Influence their Children to Live Forever – Part 2
24:19

       A Godly legacy is a parent’s greatest gift to their children. Listen in on Part 2 of this series as Steve shares some insights that will help parents influence their children towards a lasting legacy.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families...

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Aug 03, 2019
Podcast 204: Eternal Principles to Help Parents Influence their Children to Live Forever – Part 1
29:57

       A Godly legacy is a parent’s greatest gift to their children. On this episode, Steve shares some insights that will help parents influence their children towards a lasting legacy.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.   

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Jul 24, 2019
Podcast 203: Finding Help Raising Children with Special Needs – Part 2
34:41

       Over the years, God has brought wonderful people along side of us at just the right time. We need this ongoing support from this community of faithful people. From supportive family to therapists to Special Olympics to Joni and Friends Retreats, we...

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Jul 12, 2019
Podcast 202: Finding Help Raising Children with Special Needs – Part 1
36:19

       Over the years, God has brought wonderful people along side of us at just the right time. We need this ongoing support from this community of faithful people. From supportive family to therapists to Special Olympics to Joni and Friends Retreats, we...

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Jun 24, 2019
The World Doesn’t Know What To Do With Suffering – An Interview With Joni Eareckson Tada {Podcast}
25:23

Join us for a special interview with Joni Eareckson Tada (

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Jun 13, 2019
Podcast 200: Walking With A Limp and Embracing Brokenness – Part 3
26:25

     The conclusion to our study of Jacob. Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Jun 05, 2019
Podcast 199: Walking with a Limp and Embracing Brokenness – Part 2
27:47

       More insights from the life of Jacob, who rested with God and was transformed into Israel.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.  

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May 23, 2019
Podcast 198: Walking with a Limp and Embracing Brokenness – Part 1
32:03

     When I was going through difficult experiences I asked God if I were the only one who had to learn such important lessons through so much pain. The first person God brought to my mind was Jacob. As we study the life of...

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May 15, 2019
Podcast 197: Special Guest Roger Erdvig – Part 2
26:41

     Roger Erdvig is a friend and expert in asking insightful and meaningful questions. Join us in part 2 of our interview. Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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May 09, 2019
Podcast 196: Special Guest Roger Erdvig
22:20

       Roger will be speaking about how to ask good coaching questions. There is a difference between listening and hearing.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Apr 23, 2019
Podcast 195: Special Guest Peter Greer
38:28

       President of Hope International, speaks to us about what God is doing through Christian Microfinance.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Apr 09, 2019
Podcast 194: Special Guest Jaime Saint
34:20

       Special Guest Jaime Saint, the son of Steve Saint and president of ITEC, provides a unique model for fulfilling the Great Commission.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Apr 02, 2019
Podcast 193: Special Guest Steve Saint – Part 2
28:36

       Steve is the son of Nate Saint who flew the five missionaries into Ecuador in 1956.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Mar 19, 2019
Podcast 192: Special Guest Steve Saint – Part 1
29:35

       Steve is the son of Nate Saint who flew the five missionaries into Ecuador in 1956.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Mar 05, 2019
Podcast 191: Special Guest Bob Farewell – How to Land your Dream Job
28:30

       Special guest Bob Farewell shares a few insights to landing your dream job.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Mar 01, 2019
Podcast 190: Special Guest Bob Farewell – Farewell to Normal
25:26

       A true story of following your dream and developing a family business.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Feb 19, 2019
Podcast 189: The Fellowship of the Spirit
33:16

       Last year, I was communing with God and after worshipping, confessing sin, and believing in the blood of Jesus to cleanse me and make me near to God, I asked God to fill me with His Spirit. In the same thought I...

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Feb 12, 2019
Podcast 188: The Blood of Jesus Brings Us to God
24:21

       “You have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13)   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Jan 31, 2019
Podcast 187: Sin Separates Us from God, The Lamb of God Takes Away Our Sin
28:05

       “God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.” (Romans 3:25)   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Jan 18, 2019
Podcast 186: With Childlike Faith and Reverence
25:45

       Drawing near to God is as easy as a child crawling up into his fathers lap and as complex as the High Priest entering the Holy of Holies.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Jan 03, 2019
Podcast 185: Come Into His Presence with Singing
24:34

       Come into his presence with singing! Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! (Psalm 100:2,4)   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Dec 27, 2018
Podcast 184: Rooting for Rivals
25:04

       Listen in as Steve interviews his special guest, Peter Greer, who is President of Hope International, about his latest book, Rooting for Rivals.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Dec 13, 2018
Podcast 183: Launching Your Own Business – Part 6 (Final Reflections)
25:52

       Join us as we talk through God’s Providences in Steve’s most important lessons.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Dec 05, 2018
Podcast 182: Launching Your Own Business – Part 5 (Good Business Training)
23:45

       All my business experiences shaped me. Some jobs I enjoyed, some I didn’t, but they all were used of God to prepare me for what I am doing now.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Nov 20, 2018
Podcast 181: Launching Your Own Business – Part 4 (Life Lessons of an Entrepreneur)
34:06

       As I reflect on the lessons I have learned through the years, four principles emerged which are still evident in how I conduct business to this day.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Nov 07, 2018
Podcast 180: Launching Your Own Business – Part 3 (Ready Set Launch)
30:17

       What need am I meeting? What unique skill sets do I possess? What experience do I have? Steve shares how these questions were applied in the beginning of his businesses.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Nov 03, 2018
Podcast 179: Launching Your Own Business – Part 2
28:02

       Is your business profitable? Do you have a competitive edge? How do I get started? Steve addresses these and other questions in the second part of our series.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Oct 23, 2018
Podcast 178: Launching Your Own Business – Part 1
31:13

       The idea of working for yourself, or having your own business, is different than working for someone else. God has uniquely created each of us for the work He has designed for us to accomplish. Have I been wired to be an...

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Oct 10, 2018
Podcast 177: God’s Presence in God’s Promises
23:07

       This spring and summer, several people close to me have lost loved ones. During difficult seasons like this I find myself clinging to the promises of God. Inspired promises like: A very present help in times of trouble, and, He is near...

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Sep 29, 2018
Podcast 176: A Wake While Awake or Plenty of Encouragement
21:36

       Most of us battle feelings the we are not enough. And no matter how hard we try, we fall short of what we should be and do. This is not true. The antidote for discouragement is encouragement. Join us as we encourage...

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Sep 20, 2018
Podcast 175: Sharing Your Story
27:16

       We each have a unique narrative about our life. The combination of our upbringing, our experiences, our struggles, and our triumphs have contributed to making us who we are. Hearing each other’s story is encouraging and transforming. “He makes the whole body...

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Sep 20, 2018
Podcast 174: The Fall And Rise of Peter
30:18

       Earlier this spring, our pastor did a two part sermon on Peter that has been a huge help and encouragement to me in my journey. We all know that Peter denied Jesus, but after the resurrection our Risen Lord pursued and crafted...

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Sep 11, 2018
Podcast 173: Influence of Fathers – Part 5
25:27

       When we die, it will be nice if they miss us and say nice things about us, but it will be eternally wonderful if they say he was a super dad who had a Great Savior!   Subscribe to the Building Faith...

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Aug 14, 2018
Podcast 172: Influence of Fathers – Part 4
32:45

       Jesus said, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.” (John 15:9). Then he exhorted us, “As I have loved you, love one another.” (John 15:12). Our focus is on specific ways Jesus loves us and how we can...

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Jul 30, 2018
Podcast 171: Influence of Fathers – Part 3
32:37

       Most of us parent as we have been parented. Or we parent as we wish we had been parented. Beginning in Genesis we observe generational patterns among the patriarchs. The consider how God the Father loved His Son.   Subscribe to the...

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Jul 05, 2018
Podcast 170: Influence of Fathers – Part 2
22:48

       “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” ~Robert Fulghum. In this second episode, we consider commands directed to dads and discuss what provokes and exasperates children. “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger,...

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Jun 20, 2018
Podcast 169: Influence of Fathers – Part 1
26:07

       More than half of American children are growing up in fatherless homes. 85% of men in prison are fatherless as as 90% of all homeless and runaway children. In this first part of our series we are exploring the influence of fathers...

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Jun 15, 2018
Podcast 168: Please Don’t Ask Me To Talk To Your Spouse
34:00

       Often after a conference, when I have shared my story of the last few years concerning my personal crisis, rediscovering the love of God, and how to communicate with my wife, someone will ask me to speak to their spouse. On this...

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May 28, 2018
Podcast 167: Wise Canadians
25:01

       I had the privilege of speaking at several conferences this Spring. What impressed me about the event in Winnipeg was how the people attending did not only hear the message, they applied what they were learning. Their attitude reminded me of the...

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May 21, 2018
Podcast 166: The New Commandment
26:38

       Discover the connection between the Great Commandment and the New Commandment. As we pursue loving and knowing God, we are equipped to love others as we have been loved.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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May 01, 2018
Podcast 165: Iron Sharpens Iron
26:04

       “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)        Men need other men. Jesus sent out the disciples two by two. “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they...

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Apr 21, 2018
Podcast 164: Knowing God and Loving God
22:52

       A song by the Gaithers has this phrase: “The longer I serve Him the sweeter He grows.” I would add, the more that I know Him the more that I love Him. Knowing God and loving God go hand in hand.  ...

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Apr 09, 2018
Podcast 163: What do I Know about God?
24:52

       I sensed the Spirit saying to my heart, “What do I know about God?” I knew the questions was not what do I believe about God, or what do others know, but what does Steve know? This question was a stimulus to...

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Mar 23, 2018
Podcast 162: A Soft Heart
14:56

       When I was a student in seminary, I attended a wonderful weekend retreat. God was present and my friends were deeply moved by the meetings and the worship. But not me. For I discovered I had a hard heart. In this episode...

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Mar 17, 2018
Podcast 161: David, a Man after God’s Heart
16:44

       The most outstanding character trait of David, was not as a warrior, nor as a king, nor as a worshipper, it was his heart.        The LORD has sought out a man after his own heart,” (1 Samuel 13:13)  ...

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Feb 24, 2018
Podcast 160: Solomon, Guard Your Heart
16:25

       The life of Solomon, the wisest king in the history of Israel, convicts me. In considering his life, was he a wise man or a foolish man? “For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and...

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Feb 15, 2018
Podcast 159: Being Thankful
20:44

       Thankfulness is not a pleasant accessory, but an essential part of followers of Jesus. It is the fruit of faith, in our good, loving, sovereign Father. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for...

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Feb 06, 2018
Podcast 158: Jesus On A Mission
20:32

       A popular passage of scripture frequently read around the Christmas season is Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born”, but there is more to this scripture than a child being born, a kingdom is being established with the “passionate commitment...

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Jan 12, 2018
Podcast 157: This is the Work of God That You Believe
24:50

       “Then they said to him, ‘What must we do, to be doing the works of God?’ Jesus answered them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.’” (John 6:28-29)        “Faith is the...

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Dec 22, 2017
Podcast 156: The Unsearchable Riches of Christ
23:04

       “God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ...

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Dec 13, 2017
Podcast 155: Baggage and Mixed Signals
23:56

       God loves us. Every day. He cares for us all the time. But we struggle to believe and comprehend His unconditional affection for us. Perhaps it is our own baggage which inhibits the good news from our Dad.        “Jesus...

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Dec 06, 2017
Podcast 154: Be Filled
31:23

       Jesus received the Spirit at His baptism, which enabled Him to fulfill His ministry. At the end of His earthly mission, He directed His disciples to wait in Jerusalem where they would “receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you,...

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Nov 22, 2017
Podcast 153: Be Known
23:38

       “Now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God,” (Galatians 4:9)        “O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.      How precious are your thoughts about me, O...

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Nov 16, 2017
Podcast 152: All Saints Day (All Hallowed Eve)
24:41

       Discover the common thread of God working through the lives of John Hus, Count Ludwig Von Zinzendorf, William Carey, and John & Charles Wesley. “Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come...

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Nov 09, 2017
Podcast 151: #6 of the “Be” Series – Be Clothed
26:27

       “I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness” (Isaiah 61:10)        “For all of you who...

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Oct 31, 2017
Podcast 150: #5 of the “Be” Series – Be Forgiven
26:19

       “You shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)        “He saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’” (John...

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Oct 24, 2017
Podcast 149: #4 of the “Be” Series – Be Loved
26:10

       When Jesus was affirmed as God’s Son at His baptism, He was also informed He was “beloved.” The same way the Father divinely and unconditionally loves His boy, He also loves each of His adopted children. We know this because Jesus declares...

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Oct 11, 2017
Podcast 148: #3 of the “Be” Series – Belonging
25:24

       When Jesus was baptized, the audible words from His Father were: “This is my beloved Son.” With these five words Jesus knew He belonged. He was God’s Son. When we receive Jesus, and believe on His name, we are each given the...

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Oct 04, 2017
Podcast 147: #2 of the “Be” Series – Be Content
22:01

       In an age when we are bombarded with the media encouraging a spirit of discontent, God patiently reminds us to not covet, but be thankful, and “be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor...

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Sep 20, 2017
Podcast 146: #1 of the “Be” Series – Be Thankful
24:47

       Being thankful is a fruit of our faith in an all-loving, all-powerful, all-knowing God.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

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Sep 13, 2017
Podcast 145: The History of Hymnbooks and Neander’s Valley
25:45

       Hymnbooks were a regular part of Christian worship for over one hundred years. But when D.L. Moody and Ira Sankey first ministered in England the only music they had was found in a scrapbook of Sankey. The songs which he sang were...

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Aug 29, 2017
Podcast 144: Hymns – Affirming Truth. I Know Whom I Have Believed
20:47

       “For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day” (2 Timothy 1:12 KJV).   “Hymns will get you through the night.”- E Elliot    ...

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Aug 22, 2017
Podcast 143: Joni – Jacob – Fanny
28:21

       What do these people of faith have in common? God met them in the valley.   “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1) “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in...

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Aug 10, 2017
Podcast 142: A Note From Elisabeth Elliot & The History of “It is Well with my Soul”
17:58

       “Many of the churches my husband Lars and I visit on our travels seem to know nothing of the great old hymns that have instructed, comforted, and enriched the church for centuries. Hymns constitute a crucial part of worship … Hymns will...

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Jul 25, 2017
Podcast 141: Hymn Histories: Blessed Assurance and Fanny Crosby
24:05

       Fanny Crosby wrote: “It seemed intended by the blessed providence of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank him for the dispensation. If perfect earthly sight were offered me tomorrow I would not accept it. I might...

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Jul 18, 2017
Podcast 140: God’s Design for Families – Part 4
24:52

       “Love one another: just as I have loved you,” (John 13:34). The Father beautifully and perfectly loved on His Son. The Son then wonderfully and fully loved us. As we receive and marinate in this divine affection, we are equipped to love...

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Jul 13, 2017
Podcast 139: God’s Design for Families – Part 3

       The only perfect father-son relationship which has ever existed is between God the Father and Jesus the Son. How did the Father love His Son? As we seek to understand this wonderful loving dynamic, we get a glimpse of how to love...

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Jun 27, 2017
Podcast 138: God’s Design for Families – Part 2

       As parents seek to teach their children diligently and live a Christian lifestyle in front of them, God’s word calls parents to love Him with all their heart, soul, and might, and have His word on their own hearts. When we are...

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Jun 20, 2017
Podcast 137: God’s Design for Families – Part 1

       What is your vision for the family? How do you understand the role of parents in discipling your children? What one scripture or scriptural principle has influenced your parenting? Join us as we consider how the word of God guides us on...

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Jun 06, 2017
Podcast 136: Thanks Giving And Giving Thanks

       “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (James 1:17)        “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the...

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May 30, 2017
Podcast 135: The Blessing Of God

       “The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.” (Proverbs 10:22) I know of nothing else I desire more, when setting out to work with God, than His blessing. You can have the best business plan and...

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May 23, 2017
Podcast 134: A Day Of Rest

       “On the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested...

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May 16, 2017
Podcast 133: Dirty Hands

       There is merit in working with one’s hands. “Aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.”...

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May 09, 2017
Podcast 132: Yoked

       As Christians, we are living for Christ. When it comes to entering into a partnership with an unbeliever, my advice is to avoid it all costs. This alliance will not work. We are living for different gods. I would also suggest that...

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May 02, 2017
Podcast 131: Guard Your Signature

       To co-sign means to sign along with someone else. The contract will now have two signatures, yours and your friend’s. By cosigning you and your friend are committing to pay back the loan with interest. The reason your friend is asking you...

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Apr 25, 2017
Podcast 130: Standing Before Kings

       In place of shortcuts to have our needs met, consider many of the scriptures in Proverbs that magnify diligence and warn against laziness.       “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers...

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Apr 18, 2017
Podcast 129: Becoming Rich Quickly

       “Whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished” (Proverbs 28:20b). Be wary of “get rich quick” schemes. If they seem too good to be true, they probably are.       Be more concerned with the condition of your heart if...

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Apr 11, 2017
Podcast 128: Just & Fair

       God is just and fair. “A just balance and scales are the LORD’s; all the weights in the bag are his work.” (Proverbs 16:11)       And He appreciates fairness and justice in our dealings with one another, and He has...

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Apr 03, 2017
Podcast 127: Purchasing With Peace

       Being led by the Spirit of God is my last piece of purchasing wisdom. It is definitely connected to praying and asking God for assistance, but it is more about understanding how God directs us, and speaks to our hearts. Being led...

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Mar 27, 2017
Podcast 126: Purchasing Carefully

       You have heard “haste makes waste”. Here is the scriptural basis for that idiom. “Thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a...

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Mar 22, 2017
Podcast 125: Purchasing With Discernment

       “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.” (James 4:3)        Many older translations use the word ‘lusts’ in place of ‘passions.’ Another word which can replace lusts or passions, is ‘desire,’...

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Mar 13, 2017
Podcast 124: Purchasing Begins With Prayer

       When making major expenditures, such as a car, a home, or furniture, there are four concepts which assist me in making a wise and godly decision. The first is prayer.        “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything...

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Mar 08, 2017
Podcast 123: Giving Through Contributions

       “Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions” (Malachi 3:8).        Tithes belong to God, and generally are returned to the church in which you are...

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Feb 27, 2017
Podcast 122: The Grace Of Giving

       “As you excel in everything … see that you excel in this act of grace also.” (2 Cor. 8:7)        The Corinthians were being exhorted to receive a particular kind of grace, the grace to give. The fact that we...

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Feb 21, 2017
Podcast 121: Giving from a Redeemed Heart

       Giving is the fruit of a redeemed life. The evidence of a heart transformation is an open wallet. Where your treasure is, there will your heart be. Conversely, where your heart is, there will your treasure be. I was told of a...

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Feb 12, 2017
Podcast 120: I Owe I Owe, It’s Off to Work I Go

       Debt is a spiritual issue. My primary concern with spending beyond my means, with my out-go surpassing my in-come, is I am presuming upon the future. Presume means to take for granted that tomorrow will be the same as today.    ...

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Feb 06, 2017
Podcast 119: Marriage and Money

       It seems that the majority of problems that a married couple will face are related to money. Conflicts arise about who makes it, who spends it, how it is spent, should they go into debt, and what are their long term goals...

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Feb 01, 2017
Podcast 118: Leaving An Inheritance

       Two of the reasons I work are to provide for my family now, and leave an inheritance for the future. Saving money for the future encompasses physical assets and a spiritual legacy.        “Blessed is the man who fears the...

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Jan 24, 2017
Podcast 117: Seek First the Kingdom and Live by Faith

       “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)        There is certainly a balance between being a diligent provider and living by faith. These are not in...

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Jan 16, 2017
Podcast 116: Providing for Your Family

       “But if any provides not for his own, and specially his own household, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever”. 1 Timothy 5:8 (ASV)        This passage is speaking directly to caring for widows, but it...

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Jan 10, 2017
Podcast 115: Work is a God Thing

       “Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God” (Exodus 20:9-10)        Work is good. God called man to be a steward and tend the garden which...

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Dec 30, 2016
Podcast 114: Compensation for Church Workers

       “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:10)        Whether you are a supportee or a supporter, endeavor to support those who are...

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Dec 23, 2016
Podcast 113: Glorifying God in Every Area of Life

       When you are living for Jesus, all that you do is for God’s glory. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, as long as you are doing it unto the Lord. In the divine economy, work was created by God and is...

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Dec 10, 2016
Podcast 112: Thanksgiving

       Thanksgiving is a special holiday set apart to give thanks. Like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day which are one day events, we are subsequently reminded to honor our parents throughout the year. Similarly, Thanksgiving is a gentle reminder to be thankful every...

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Nov 29, 2016
Podcast 111: Honor the Lord with your Wealth

       “Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.” (Proverbs 3:9-10)   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on...

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Nov 22, 2016
Podcast 110: Heidi St. John – Part 2

       Part two of a joint podcast with Heidi St. John. I have had the privilege of spending time with Jay and Heidi St. John at conferences over the years. She is a true kindred spirit and advocate for the Christian family.  ...

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Oct 31, 2016
Podcast 109: Heidi St. John – Part 1

       Part one of a two part podcast I did with Heidi St John. Heidi is a popular speaker at conferences and has been a friend for may years. During this broadcast she interviews me as we discuss the good news of God’s...

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Oct 25, 2016
Podcast 108: Wealth

       There is unmistakable teaching in scripture that God sometimes blesses his people with material things. For those that do have wealth and have been blessed with material possessions, it is wise to remember Deuteronomy 8:18, “You shall remember the LORD your God,...

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Oct 18, 2016
Podcast 107: The Heart of a Man, the Real Man

       The word heart, as used in scripture, does not represent the organ responsible for distributing blood throughout the body. Neither is it to be interpreted as a passion or emotion. Rather, it is the very essence of who we are. It is...

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Oct 13, 2016
Podcast 106: Trusting God & Being Content

       I believe the best defense is a good offense and if we focus on the positives we can ward off the negatives. Instead of examining ourselves regularly to see if we are coveting, I suggest we take the opposite tack and pray...

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Oct 05, 2016
Podcast 105: The Love Of Money, The Root Of All Kinds Of Evil; And Coveting

       Notice, money is not evil, the love of money is. So why is the love of money such a stumbling block? As Christians, our primary calling is to love God with everything in us. Anything which takes away or diminishes our devotion...

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Sep 22, 2016
Podcast 104: Faithful Stewards

       God is King over all the earth. He appoints His children to be faithful stewards of all that rightfully belongs to Him. We are not owners but careful managers of His possessions. “Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found...

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Sep 07, 2016
Podcast 103: Out of the Mouth of Babes

       This weekend I had the privilege to speak at the state homeschool convention in Portland, Oregon. On Friday I had a few men’s workshops and offered The Christian Home and Family Worship for free to those who would commit to reading it...

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Aug 19, 2016
Podcast 102: True Perspective or Denethor’s Disease

       In The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien there are seeing stones or palantiri. These stones could not show false images, but they could select which images were seen to create a misleading illusion of the state of the world....

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Aug 10, 2016
Podcast 101: What Kind of Business Legacy Am I Leaving For My Family?

       This week I spoke to a gathering of leaders of successful family businesses. Although I had attended meetings of this nature in the past four years, this was the first time I had spoken to such a group.        I...

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Jul 14, 2016
Podcast 100: Celebrating our One Hundredth Episode

       We’re celebrating our one hundredth episode with a look back over the past two years.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.  

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Jun 30, 2016
Podcast 99: New Life in Christ

       After death comes life. Resurrection follows crucifixion. God rebuilds us and this process, this journey, continues as we grow in our understanding of grace and the good news. As we appreciate afresh the goodness of the gospel, we also understand more about...

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Jun 03, 2016
Podcast 98: The Old Cross and the New Cross

       “God offers life, but not an improved old life. The life He offers is life out of death. It stands always on the far side of the cross.” The title of this broadcast and the first quote, originate in a pamphlet written...

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May 19, 2016
Podcast 97: Abiding in the Love and Joy of Our Lord

       How do we abide in the love of God? How do we find joy in the chaos we live in today? Jesus gives us the answer.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.  

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May 12, 2016
Podcast 96: The Primary Qualification for Husbands and Dads

       In the past few weeks I have been asked a question. “What advice would I give for a man who wants to be a godly husband and faithful father?” I believe the first and best thing I can do is follow the...

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May 06, 2016
Podcast 95: Real Men Die

       God created men to lead their families. He also created and called them to lay their lives down for their wives and children. In losing our life, we find our life. In dying we bear fruit. Join us for this sober, yet...

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Apr 28, 2016
Podcast 94: Primary Sources of Hope in the Primaries

     We are affected by the direction of our country and the people who are leading it. We sigh and groan over the destruction of babies in their mother’s womb. We mourn and we are poor in spirit, but, we do not lose hope....

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Apr 20, 2016
Podcast 92: Seeing Jesus In The Word

       If I could get in a time machine, or travel though the Imagination Station at Whit’s End, I would like be with Cleopas and his friend on the road to Emmaus when Jesus pointed out all the places where His coming and...

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Mar 24, 2016
Podcast 91: My Favorite Prayer Verse

       “This is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we...

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Mar 14, 2016
Podcast 90: Isaiah – Part 2

       Steve invited a guest, Lisa Mays, who is a participant in the inaugural Trek to Jerusalem which encourages personal bible reading. As part of the team, Lisa had posted a question about what to do when confronted with puzzling passages in Isaiah....

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Mar 02, 2016
Podcast 89: Isaiah – Part 1
25:38

       Steve invited a guest, Lisa Mays, who is a participant in the inaugural Trek to Jerusalem which encourages personal bible reading. As part of the team, Lisa had posted a question about what to do when confronted with puzzling passages in Isaiah....

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Feb 12, 2016
Podcast 88: Encouraging A Spirit Of Honor
22:24

       I would love to see churches that recognize that parents are called of God to disciple their children. I dream of the day when the church supports parents without supplanting them. This culture begins in the way mom and dad honor each...

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Feb 04, 2016
Podcast 87: Honoring Parents
23:39

       There are many specific ways to love our children as we have each been loved, as children of God. I have addressed them in previous chapters. With the help of God, we seek to be meek, gentle, approachable, and encouraging. We want...

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Jan 28, 2016
Podcast 86: Reading, ‘Riting, with no ‘Rithmetic
21:33

       I have been busy writing books this winter. I listened to a broadcast by Elisabeth Elliot recently where she told the audience they would probably only remember one or two things she said, but her books were on the back table.  ...

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Jan 22, 2016
Podcast 85: Encouragement & Overflow
27:51

       I had the privilege to attend a three day event for Men’s Ministry leaders. In this episode I will be sharing the overflow of the encouragement we all received. I learned how Bobby richardson, second baseman for the Yankees led Mickey Mantel...

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Jan 07, 2016
Podcast 84: Our Savior Was Tempted In Every Point, As We Are
24:16

       “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect, (in all points, faced all of the same testings) has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.”    ...

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Dec 24, 2015
Podcast 83: My Yoke is Easy
18:06

       The saying “my yoke is easy and my burden is light” is part of a larger passage (Matthew 11:28–30), in which Jesus tells all who are weary and burdened to come to Him for rest. He isn’t speaking here of physical burdens....

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Dec 17, 2015
Podcast 82: Questions To Consider When Embarking On A Family Owned Business
24:11

       Thought about being an entrepreneur and having a family business? Listen in as Steve is interviewed about how he began his business and the transition to a family owned business.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.  

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Nov 26, 2015
Podcast 81: Knowing God’s Love Has Led to Knowing God
24:31

       As I have sought to know the love of God, the incredible fringe benefit is I have gotten to know God Himself. This wonderful journey that began with me asking God to help me love Him and fulfill the first and great...

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Nov 19, 2015
Podcast 80: Frozen at Home

       When I watched the movie ‘Frozen’ I couldn’t tell you what was the central message, but I liked the song. I find myself singing it frequently, to myself day to day events. Instead of commenting on the actions of others, I am...

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Nov 12, 2015
Podcast 79: More On Personalities & Birth Order
29:15

       This episode was not released as it should have been following Podcast 74 on Personalities. I apologize for the snafu and hope the topics we discuss here will help in understanding more about the importance of understanding the way we are wired...

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Nov 06, 2015
Podcast 78: Receiving Blessed Assurance Daily
20:56

       It could just be me, but I seem to need assurance daily of God’s presence, care, and steadfast love. Perhaps I should entitle this episode ‘I Need Thee Every Hour’. In working out my own salvation with fear and trembling, I have...

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Oct 29, 2015
Podcast 77: The Conclusion of the Understanding Series
23:13

       On this episode, Steve discusses specific ways that family members can express love and affection for one another, building each other up in the process. From birthday celebrations to random acts of kindness, join us as we wrap up this series.  ...

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Oct 16, 2015
Podcast 76: Esteem One Another Highly
21:43

       One of the most important and least discussed attributes, is the attitude of honor that emanates from the heart. We are to honor the Lord, our parents, widows, the elderly, pastors, and the emperor, but how do we do it? What is...

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Oct 08, 2015
Podcast 75: A Significant Anniversary
29:44

       On September 20, 1976 I began reading the scripture every day with the goal of reading through the bible in a calendar year. This has been the best investment of my time and the most productive discipline I have engaged in as...

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Oct 01, 2015
Podcast 74: Personalities
22:40

       One of the reasons I first began talking about understanding each other came from the information we learned about personalities. I had the opportunity to learn about how we are wired and it was a wonderful resource for understanding my wife and...

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Sep 17, 2015
Podcast 73: Speaking The Truth With Love
22:42

       When I consider speech that does not crush the spirit of the listener, I think of Jesus who is described in Matthew 12:20, “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench.” One of the main...

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Sep 09, 2015
Podcast 72: Learn of Me

       In Matthew 11:28 Jesus says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me,”        In this episode we will seek to learn...

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Aug 20, 2015
Podcast 71: Turning the Heart

       The heart is the real man. It is the essence of a person. Although we often hide our inward man, when all is stripped away, it is who we are. “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs...

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Aug 13, 2015
Podcast 70: Understanding and Building One Another Up in the Lord
25:08

       God created the institution of the family as well as the individual members of the family. Each member has the unique ability to build up the other members of the home, like no one else. But the converse is also true. We...

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Jul 30, 2015
Podcast 69: Reflections on a Home Education Convention

     In this episode, Steve and Scott discuss the dynamics of being at a convention, from the talks that are given to the interaction with the kindred spirits who attend.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.  

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Jul 23, 2015
Podcast 68: Solomon, Son of David and King of Israel
19:29

       The kings of Israel were given three commands in Deuteronomy. Listen to this episode to discover how Solomon, as the wisest king in Israel, responded to these divine directives.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.  

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Jul 09, 2015
Podcast 67: David’s Legacy
20:08

       David was an inspired warrior, worshiper, and writer who inspired others. He was also the father of earthly kings and our heavenly King. The immediate impact of his sins were seen in his own home, and the blessings of his obedience reverberate...

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Jul 02, 2015
Podcast 66: Psalms

       We have the privilege of being able to read the sacred inspired journal of David. We read his prayers, his heart cries, his poems, and his petitions. Jesus also read and meditated on these Psalms and quoted frequently from them.   Subscribe...

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Jun 18, 2015
Podcast 65: Honor to whom honor is due
16:46

       David had an amazing attitude towards Saul, as the anointed king of Israel. He also honored his parents.    Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.  

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Jun 11, 2015
Podcast 64: The Spirit of God came upon David

       David had a heart after God’s heart which is why God chose him to be king of Israel. But when Samuel anointed him, the Spirit came upon him in a new way. The Spirit helped him worship, play the lyre, and fight...

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May 29, 2015
Podcast 63: David, “Oh How I Love Thy Law!”
18:41

       David loved God’s word. He loved the truth. There is a strong connection between loving God and loving His word. Jesus is the word, made flesh. May God help us to be lovers of the words of our good God.   Subscribe...

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May 07, 2015
Podcast 62: The Heart Of David
25:21

  David was a man after God’s own heart. In this episode we explore what it means to love God with all our heart and have God search our hearts and turn them to himself.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes....

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Apr 28, 2015
Podcast 61: David, Lessons from the Wilderness – Part 2
19:47

     David was not only a warrior, protecting his sheep from lions and bears, and the nation of Israel from Philistines and giants, he was also a worshiper. Where did he develop his skill with the lyre? When did he have time to write...

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Apr 09, 2015
Podcast 60: David, Lessons from the Wilderness – Part 1
22:06

     David is described as a man after God’s heart. What made David special? Why did he spend so much time in the wilderness, as a shepherd and fleeing from Saul? What did he learn while caring for the sheep, alone? In this episode...

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Apr 02, 2015
Podcast 59: Bear, Don’t Repair
21:12

“Bear One Another’s Burden and so Fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2      Having carried a burden has made my able to empathize with other’s pain. I am able to tune in to what people are feeling more than ever. My own issues...

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Mar 26, 2015
Podcast 58: Life Is Hard
30:23

     The reality of pain, while not on the same level as the gospel, has been a life changer for me. When I was in the throes of my personal crisis in 2012 I wanted the pain to cease and life to resume a...

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Mar 18, 2015
Podcast 57: Being Rooted and Grounded in God’s Love
26:59

Morning Worship        My role as a husband and father is shaped by how I experience and perceive the love of God for me. The more love I receive, the more I am equipped to give.      As Jesus loves me, I...

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Mar 05, 2015
Podcast 56: Letting God Love Us
21:54

     I am writing a book chronicling my journey of the past two years. These were the hardest years of my life and the best ones as well. They were hard because I experienced more personal sorrow and loss, but they were the best...

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Feb 25, 2015
Podcast 55: God Morning
20:28

     Etymologists speculate that the expression “Good bye” derives from the longer phrase, “May God be with ye.” Similarly, “Good morning” may come from “May God give you a good morning” or a “Good day.”      I find that how I begin each...

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Feb 13, 2015
Podcast 54: Jesus, Ages 1-30
29:18

     How did God prepare Jesus for His early ministry? What transpired during His formative years in the home of Joseph and Mary? We only have a few clues into those important years of preparation and training.      Join us as we engage...

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Feb 05, 2015
Podcast 53: Our Own Baggage and God’s lack of It
26:07

     God doesn’t have any baggage, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is the Lord who changes not. His love doesn’t change either, for God is love. And God is light, with no darkness or shadows.      But we do...

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Jan 29, 2015
Podcast 52: God is Patient and God is Patience
23:58

     God instructs us to be patient in scripture. He is uniquely qualified to offer this exhortation because He practices patience. In fact He is patience. God is the principal and He is the principle.      In the book of James, we are...

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Jan 22, 2015
Podcast 51: Hymns And Morning Worship
20:04

     I awoke one morning wishing I had more psalms memorized. Hymns help me to worship. Psalms are hymns that David and others wrote to aid in expressing our hearts to God.      One hymn that has been particularly meaningful to me of...

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Jan 15, 2015
Podcast 50: He Sees Me
18:48

     This past spring I was quietly sitting alone in an historical church. On the front wall of the plain sanctuary were the words, “The Lord is in His Holy Temple”. As I thought on these words I had a sense that God saw...

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Jan 08, 2015
Podcast 49: The Person of God and the Principles of God
28:46

     God has given us his word for our good. God’s word is good, because God is good. Moses said, “Show me your ways, that I may know you.” The ultimate quest of our heart is not to know merely the scriptures, but the...

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Dec 20, 2014
Podcast 48: The Divine Blueprint for the Family

     Before we can teach our children diligently, we as parents are called and designed to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. When I asked God to help me love Him, I was surprised how he answered that prayer. He...

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Dec 11, 2014
Podcast 47: Moses’ Last Podcast
25:47

  Deuteronomy is the last sermon, or podcast, of the man who spoke with God face to face. This book is the distilled wisdom of Moses. These words were inspired by the Holy Spirit and given to us, for … our …. good. May God...

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Dec 01, 2014
Podcast 46: The Gospel in the Garden

  We begin this episode by exploring how God’s message of grace, mercy, and forgiveness covers our sin and shame that began in the garden of Eden. We complete our discussion by examining how the best thing we can do for ourself and our family...

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Nov 19, 2014
Podcast 45: Making Wise Decisions as a Family
27:42

  Co-Host Scott Moore begins by asking Steve a question about his family and how to make wise decisions about how to spend their time and which activities to pursue and which to let go of. This leads to a whole episode where we discuss...

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Nov 12, 2014
Podcast 44: Celebrating Exceptional Children, Finding Hope – Part 7
24:45

  I couldn’t end this series on special children without noting that there is a big difference between enduring by looking for a silver lining and celebrating. A silver lining implies a cloud. Cerebrating implies and includes God.   John is not someone I endure...

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Nov 06, 2014
Podcast 43: A Whole New Group Of People, Finding Hope – Part 6
25:08

  In this episode, Steve will reflect on the new friends he and his family have made in the world of disability. They have learned that every human being is created in God’s image and bears God’s divine imprint. And each believer has something unique...

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Oct 29, 2014
Podcast 42: Our Redeemer Lives, Finding Hope – Part 5
28:23

  God is good and God is our Redeemer. He works all things together for good, even our “light afflictions” as Paul calls them in 2 Corinthians 4:17. For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us.   In 1987, I was...

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Oct 22, 2014
Podcast 41: God’s Presence in the Valley, Finding Hope – Part 4
22:26

The best part of being in a valley is that God loves there. He is comfortable in the valley. Jesus is described as a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. The Psalmist says the LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed...

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Oct 15, 2014
Podcast 40: Valleys Are Normal, Finding Hope – Part 3
26:10

I used to skip through the Beatitudes to more comforting verses in Matthew, but scripture teaches that valleys, or difficult experiences, are not abnormal for God’s people. They are the norm.   Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom...

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Oct 07, 2014
Podcast 39: Grieving in the Valley, Finding Hope – Part 2
26:27

Life can be hard. Personal struggles and difficulties often come with a significant grief component. This painful experience changed my view of the Christian life. I had become a Christian for the perks, heaven, forgiveness of sin, joy, peace, but I didn’t understand suffering. Suffering...

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Oct 02, 2014
Podcast 38: Finding Hope and Redemption in the Valleys of Life – Part 1
28:32

Steve shares their family’s journey of having a special needs child. Every child will change the chemistry of the home. When you have a child with a disability, life becomes harder. Not only to the family unit, but each member of the family as well....

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Sep 23, 2014
Podcast 37: Family Worship – Part 8
23:38

     The final episode in this series is a compilation of testimonies from parents who have been having times of regular family worship. I hope that as you listen you will be edified and encouraged.

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Sep 17, 2014
Podcast 36: Family Worship – Part 7
21:04

     In the podcast 35 we examined the first five possible obstacles in beginning having regular times of family worship in our homes. We will conclude with the final five today. •  I am not qualified to lead my family. •  I won’t be...

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Aug 28, 2014
Podcast 35: Family Worship – Part 6

       In the previous 5 episodes we examined ingredients for a successful family worship experience. In this podcast we tackle potential obstacles that I had to face and that may resonate with other families.   • For example, the first one is that...

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Aug 25, 2014
Podcast 34: Family Worship – Part 5 – Discuss, Chronicle, Pray, and DO
22:31

       The next four ingredients for a successful family devotions experience are: talk about what you read, keep a record of how God has worked for your family, close in prayer, and just do it.      Scripture says that each member of...

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Aug 12, 2014
Podcast 33: Family Worship – Part 4
27:08

       The word remember, or some form of this word, occurs over 200 times in scripture. The Psalmist encourages us to praise the works of God from one generation to another. Psalm 145:4        Have you told your children how you...

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Aug 04, 2014
Podcast 32: Family Worship – Part 3 – Grace & Truth
15:30

     While we seek to diligently teach our children the word of God, ultimately it is God’s responsibility to reach their hearts. “For a shepherd enters through the gate. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice and come...

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Jul 23, 2014
Podcast 31: Family Worship – Part 2 – When To Begin Having Family Worship Times
18:44

     One of the questions I am frequently asked is “At what ages do we begin having worship times as a family?” Based on these scriptures with Jesus’ instructions to Peter and Paul’s advice to Timothy, I think the sooner the better. “Feed my...

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Jul 09, 2014
Podcast 30: Family Worship – Part 1
27:58

       God’s divine blueprint for family worship begins with the husband and wife each loving God with everything in them, and then having God’s inspired word foremost in their heart, before they commence teaching their children. We find this plan revealed in Deuteronomy...

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Jun 30, 2014
Podcast 29: The Family That Stays Together, Stays Together – Part 6
18:17

       In this final episode on the Family That Stays Together, some specific ideas for learning to understand one another and express love for each other.        When families are together 24/7, sometimes these skills are not for building family, but...

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Jun 19, 2014
Podcast 28: The Family That Stays Together, Stays Together – Part 5
25:06

       Shared experiences, such as reading books together, watching movies as a family, learning together, and playing together are instrumental in developing your own family chemistry.      When you do things together, you understand each other’s comic references, and provide commonality, which...

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Jun 13, 2014
Podcast 27: The Family That Stays Together, Stays Together – Part 4
22:58

     After discussing strategies for husband and wives, here is what the Demme’s did to love and affirm their children. From birthday celebrations, eating meals together, to working, and worshiping together, I hope this broadcast will stimulate your thinking for ways to love and...

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Jun 06, 2014
Podcast 26: The Family That Stays Together, Stays Together – Part 3
27:51

       As a husband and father, I have more to say about what I have learned in 35 years of marriage and 34 years of being a dad. In this broadcast, I have some tips for ladies. I hope you will find them...

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May 22, 2014
Podcast 25: The Family That Stays Together, Stays Together – Part 2

       God created and designed men to be husbands and fathers. But the only way we are able to fulfill our calling is bey falling in love afresh with God, laying down our lives for our families, serving them, and using the authority...

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May 21, 2014
Podcast 24: The Family That Stays Together, Stays Together – Part 1

       God created each member of the family. And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:27 He sovereignly imbues each of us with value. We are each...

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May 19, 2014
Podcast 23: Acts of the Holy Spirit
19:27

       This episode is a sampling of the person and work of the Holy Spirit as recorded in the book of Acts, with minimal commentary.   Acts 2:4 They were all filled with the Holy Spirit Acts 4:8 Then Peter, filled with the...

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May 08, 2014
Podcast 22: The Battle Within

       We have met the enemy and he is Us!   Romans 8:5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit....

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Apr 23, 2014
Podcast 21: He Will Teach You All Things
16:33

       Every teacher is not a parent, but every parent is a teacher.        Thank God that He has sent the Spirit of Truth to help us teach. God the Father taught on Mt Sinai, Jesus taught the multitudes and His...

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Apr 10, 2014
Podcast 20: Interview with Todd Wilson from Family Man Ministries
28:45

       Today’s episode is a discussion between Steve and Todd Wilson of Family Man Ministries. I hope you will enjoy the discussion between these two kindred spirits who both speak and write about God’s plan and design for the family.

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Apr 02, 2014
Podcast 19: A Friend Forever

       This episode is part 3 of the series on the Holy Spirit. Jesus told His disciples that when He ascended to heaven, He would ask the Father to send another Helper to be with them forever. This divine Helper, is called the...

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Mar 24, 2014
Podcast 18: The Spirit of Jesus
26:01

       Jesus had a vital connection and relationship with the Holy Spirit beginning with His birth and throughout His earthly ministry. In this episode we will be studying the presence of the Holy Spirit at the births of John and Jesus. Then we...

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Mar 13, 2014
Podcast 17: The Unique Personhood of the Holy Spirit
22:33

  My journey the last two years is summed up nicely in the last verse in 2 Corinthians. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. So far we have...

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Mar 02, 2014
Podcast 16: Quick to Hear and Slow to Speak
39:39

       James 1:19, “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak.” Some people are good listeners. It seems to come naturally to them. But most of us need help in learning how to hear, listen, and encourage...

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Feb 26, 2014
Podcast 15: Speaking the Truth in Love
33:36

       As Christians, we know that communication originates in the heart. The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces  evil,  for out of the abundance of the heart his...

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Feb 19, 2014
Podcast 14: The Heart and the Tongue
27:23

       “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” Matthew 12:34. The values that we hold most dear, that are in our heart, are reflected in our speech. In this podcast, we discuss how to prepare your heart, be at peace, have...

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Feb 12, 2014
Podcast 13: Where Your Treasure Is
21:23

       Proverbs 4:23,  “Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life.” Since our heart is hard to discern, God gives us a window into what we value, and that is our treasure. “For where your treasure is,...

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Feb 05, 2014
Podcast 12: The Heart of a Man
22:36

        “The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart.”  (J. John) The word heart, as used in scripture, does not represent the organ responsible for distributing blood throughout the body. Neither is it to be interpreted as a...

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Jan 29, 2014
Podcast 11: A New Commandment
30:32

       How does Jesus love us? In the same way that He loves us, we are to love one another. This is the new commandment. John 13:34, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved...

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Jan 22, 2014
Podcast 10: As the Father Has Loved Jesus
26:24

       We each want to parent our children well. Today we will look at how Jesus the Son of God, was parented by His heavenly Father. As the father has loved me, John 15:9      Jesus had the blessed assurance and complete...

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Jan 15, 2014
Podcast 9: Rooted and Grounded in the Love of God
28:52

       It seems that is much easier to see other people as God sees them, that it is to see ourselves as God sees us. We know that God loves and values others, but it is difficult to believe that He loves and...

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Jan 08, 2014
Podcast 8: Seeing People As God Sees Them
18:44

       In 2006 I attended my first Joni and Friends Family Retreat. This was the first time I was face to face with disabilities 24/7. I confess that for the first two days I was very aware of the disabilities all around me....

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Dec 30, 2013
Podcast 7: We Are Each Earthen Vessels or Cracked Pots
33:00

       We are all human. And we all have our own stuff. We have each sinned, and were brought up in dysfunctional families. Who we are is a combination of our past and our present. We each have a story. The good news is that...

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Dec 23, 2013
Podcast 6: Abide in My Love
31:29

       Building families of faith begins with each of us having a personal vital relationship with Jesus. Then we begin to build a foundation for our home on the word of God with Jesus as the cornerstone.      Jesus loves us and...

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Dec 16, 2013
Podcast 5: Loved Unconditionally and Eternally
25:13

       The best gift we can give our children, is to love them unconditionally. When they are loved like this, it prepares them to receive grace, or God’s unconditional love. But we can’t give what we have not received. So how do we experience...

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Dec 09, 2013
Podcast 4: Grace for Salvation, Grace for Sanctification
33:05

       The love of God is revealed to me in the words of Jesus in John 15:9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.” The best activity I can engage in to make me a loving husband and father,...

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Dec 02, 2013
Podcast 3: Building a Relationship With Jesus Christ
22:54

       Building a home begins and ends with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In this episode I begin by sharing how I heard the good news for the first time and met Jesus, the Son of God.     When I was...

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Nov 25, 2013
Podcast 2: The Heart of God
26:54

           What does God have to say in His word of God about building families? We will be studying verses along this line in successive broadcasts, but before examining scripture, let’s consider the heart of God. I have an affinity for...

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Nov 18, 2013
Podcast 1: Introduction
25:03

     How do you build a Christian family? We know that God designed the family, but what does a godly home look like? Many of us have grown up in homes that were not faith based and are seeking to understand how to build...

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Nov 11, 2013