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Joil A Marbut
Reaching back, leaning in and seeking out a deeper experience with God. Go deeper with your host Joil Marbut
Jul 20, 2021
Journey through the Gospels #10 Mark 3
As a follower of Christ is it ever wrong to do what's right? In this episode, we pull back the curtain on the Pharisees' hypocrisy as we continue to journey through the Gospel of Mark. We will reach back to the voices of church history and see that it is always the right time to do the right things.
Jun 30, 2021
Journey through the Gospels #9 Mark 2: 23-28
Are you sedating your pain with leisure instead of healing yourself with a true Sabbath rest? In this episode, we explore the importance of entering into true obedience that leads to the recharging of the soul and physical rest. From the beginning of creation until our current chaotic reality few things have remained the same, but one is constant, the Sabbath was created for us. Lean in and be challenged as we continue to journey through the Gospels.
Jun 15, 2021
Journey through the Gospels #8 Mark 2:18-22
Have you become dry or hardened in your spiritual life or as Jesus warned, are you an "old Wineskin"? In this episode, we will look at the ways that can become a reality in each of our lives and we search for the remedy for those who want to stay alive and renewed in their spiritual experience. Come to the table as we reach back and lean in as we go deeper with God.
Jun 1, 2021
Journey through the Gospels #7 Mark 2:13-17
"Jesus Friend of Sinners" may mean more than you think. In this episode we will lean into our text in the Gospel of Mark and see that Jesus was much more than a friend to the sinners he met, he was truly their savior. All while performing his greatest miracle of creation, turning sinners into saints.
May 18, 2021
Journey through the Gospels #6 Mark 2:1-12
In this episode of Sage Spirituality, found out if you are a great pretender. We will lean into our Gospel text and see how we can make our faith visible and apparent not only to others but to God.
Apr 27, 2021
Journey through the Gospels #5 Mark 1:35-45
Have you ever felt trapped by "Yes"? Many Christians feel like "Yes" is the only answer they can give but in this episode, we learn from Jesus' example that both "Yes" and "No" can be valid answers that bring glory to God.
Apr 6, 2021
Journey through the Gospels #4. Mark 1:16-34
Why is our hearing not in sync with our doing? We know what we are supposed to do, what God wants us to do, yet we pause. Some pause for a moment and others for a lifetime. How do we shorten the response between hearing and doing? How do we become immediate in our obedience to the Lord? We will turn to the teachings of Jesus to find a formula that will do just that, let's reach back and lean during this life-changing episode of Sage Spirituality.
Mar 22, 2021
Journey through the Gospels #3. Mark 1:14-15
"Repent and believe" formed a two-part equation that was at the heart of Jesus' preaching. Yet somehow over time, in some circles of the church, it has been reduced to simply "believe. If you have never truly reached the point of repentance you are missing half of the equation. What is repentance? Why does it matter to you? What should you do about it? In this episode, we lean into the text and reach back into church history for insight and inspiration.
Mar 10, 2021
Journey through the Gospels #2. Mark 1:12-13
Are you running away from what you should be running towards? In this episode of Sage Spirituality, we will walk away from the noise and into the solitude of the Wilderness with Jesus. It is there that we find truth; Our True God, Our True Enemy, and Our True Self.
Feb 4, 2021
Journey through the Gospels #1. Mark 1:1-11
Join Sage Spirituality as we journey through the Gospels with an in-depth focus on the life of Jesus. In this episode, we dive into the book of Mark 1: 1-11 where John the Baptist announces Jesus's ministry and we are formally introduced to the Trinity. This amazing day in history will serve as our stepping off point in our journey towards our Savior.
Jan 19, 2021
Storms are coming!
We are either in a storm, coming out of a storm, or about to drive into a storm. These storms are the trials of life, we can go or grow through them. The decision is ours.
Jan 6, 2021
The Two" If's"
In this episode of Sage Spirituality, we learn to discern the "If" of the enemy and the "If" of our Savior. Our lives depend on which one we respond to.
Dec 23, 2020
Even in your pain there is a plan
2020 has been a year filled with pain, anxiety, and at least some form of suffering for almost everyone. We would do good to consider the current reality with the trials of Jesus' disciples. Even when they were filled with doubt and left scratching their heads and questioning the situation, they learned that God was in control and actually had a plan. Join us at Sage Spirituality as we reach back into the final days of our Savior's life and realize that things haven't changed as much as we may think.
Dec 2, 2020
Hope or Hate? It depends on what you are looking for...
This time of the year we turn our eyes toward the advent of what God has promised to do. No matter how dark or challenging, we can choose to lean in and hear the music that is playing around us. Take time during this season to see the beauty of what God is doing in our midst and to renew your hope.
Oct 21, 2020
Breaking up the fallow ground.
In this episode, we reach back in church history to a time where revival seemed unlikely. A time filled with social and cultural divide. When towns and cities all had churches, but those churches were dead. Yet something happened when a young preacher began to "break ou the fallow ground" of his own personal life, a revival started that shook the entire nation. It could start with you if you are willing to take a long look at your life.
Sep 29, 2020
You say you want a revival? Start with yourself!
In this episode we tackle the first steps that Charles Finney laid out for revival. It can’t reach “them” until it reaches you.
May 22, 2020
Corona-Quarantine Live Cast #9. "Shaken to Renewal"
In this episode of Sage Spirituality we will be looking at what God is doing through the Corona Virus outbreak. It is more life giving than you can imagine.
May 14, 2020
Corona-Quarantine Live Cast #8. "Is God Simply Your Accomplice?"
This week Sage Spirituality focuses on the message hidden in a rather obscure novel by a missionary hero that leads us to ask, "Is God truly God or is He simply an accomplice to your plan?" Let's reach back and lean in as we continue to grow together in our spiritual life.
May 7, 2020
Corona-Quarantine Live Cast #7 "All Will be Well"
In this episode we endeavor to introduce you to Julian of Norwich and her inspirational story of growth while passing through tremendous doubts and great suffering. We will either emerge from our Coronavirus caves better or worse, but we will not emerge unchanged.
Apr 29, 2020
Corona-Quarantine Live Cast #6. Enough is Enough
God is attempting to get your attention. Are you willing to say, "Enough is enough"? The quarantine is a place that He is using to prepare you for a revival that will begin in your own home.
Apr 21, 2020
Corona-Quarantine Cast #5. "Pooh Bear and Pruning?"
Could it be that God is preparing us for something better, richer and sweeter? See what Pooh Bear has to do with pruning this week on Sage Spirituality.
Apr 14, 2020
Corona-Quarantine Cast #4 "How to be light in the darkest nights: Lessons from a concentration camp""
We can be light in the darkest of nights. How do I know that? Because even in the most dire situations of World War 2 an entire generation of pastors and priests proved it. We look at what it takes to "survive" the worst case situations and how God uses those times to shape us for future work. * *
Apr 7, 2020
Corona-Quarantine Cast #3 "Are you missing the forest for all the trees?"
Welcome to another Corona-Quarantine Cast episode of Sage Spirituality. In this episode we invite you to lean in and ask yourself a few questions. What if God is doing something much bigger through the current circumstances that what we can see.
Mar 31, 2020
Corona-Quarantine Cast #2. "Unplugging Fear of the Unknown"
Julian of Norwich serves as an inspiration in our quest to triumph over our fear of the unknown and she uses a simple nut and three sentences to do it. Lean in and remind yourself of all that God has done.
Mar 24, 2020
Corona-Quarantine Cast #1. "Cutting the legs off of fear!"
From our government mandated lockdown to the Sage Spirituality table, we bring you the first in a special series aptly titled "Corona-Quarantine Cast". We will reach back in church history and see what some of the "greats" had to say about fear. They faced jail because of religious persecutions, cholera outbreaks that led to quarantines, and Nazis bullying that led to concentration camps. Their words still ring true in our current Corona-frenzy.
Mar 17, 2020
St. Patrick and the Coronavirus
March 17, is a day we celebrate a great man of God. He is known as the Apostle of the Emerald Isle, Patrick of the Irish or just St. Patrick for those who pinch you when you are not dressed in green. His life is an example to us in this time of crisis and we will be reaching back to his work "Confessions". Pull up a chair at the table and let's lean in to all things "Patrick" in this episode.
Mar 10, 2020
Gleanings #2, Q & A with Pastor Bryan Pugner
In this episode we will have a one on one sit down with Pastor Bryan Pugner of Ocean City, Maryland. He talks about the importance of family and friends in his spiritual journey. Pull up a chair, you will not be disappointed.
Feb 27, 2020
Lies, Dang Lies and Statistics
Honesty has become harder and harder to find in the 21st century. What would have been called an outright lie just 40 years ago is now an accepted "half truth". Why is Jesus so insistent that His disciples maintain honesty? Why does it matter to you right now? Come to table as we dig deep into the word of God and church history to grow in this area that can be a bit uncomfortable.
Feb 14, 2020
Single? Married? Divorced? This is for you!
Jesus never intended for His teachings to be used as rocks, thrown at those who are hurting due to circumstances outside of their control. Single? God has a plan for you. Married? God has a plan for you. Divorced? God has a plan for you. Let's reach back and lean in to see what we can do to make marriage great again.
Jan 28, 2020
Gleanings #1, Q&A with Missionary/Pastor Bill McDonald
Bill McDonald has served over half his life reaching the unreached through church planting and discipleship. During this half-hour, you will hear about his journey and some of the spiritual waypoints that have kept him growing and passionate for the God he met in his teens.
Jan 14, 2020
You were meant for more!
In this episode we are gleaning from modern professionals and church fathers to understand that we are meant for more than just lust, we are built for love.
Dec 17, 2019
Santa says "Knock you out!"
Sage Spirituality wishes you a Merry Christmas with this special edition episode where you will learn something about St. Nick that you never knew!
Nov 26, 2019
Take a pause during this festive time and let the true meaning of Thanksgiving deepen your soul.
Nov 12, 2019
Cutting the Fuse Before it Destroys You! Part 2
Angry in traffic, angry in the drive through, angry at work. Anger is destroying us from the inside out. In this episode your host will give you some insight from the Bible and from Church history so that you can finally cut the fuse on the powder keg of anger. Part 2
Nov 12, 2019
Cutting the Fuse Before it Destroys You! Part 1
Angry in traffic, angry in the drive through, angry at work. Anger is destroying us from the inside out. In this episode your host will give you some insight from the Bible and from Church history so that you can finally cut the fuse on the powder keg of anger. part 1
Oct 29, 2019
Love, Love, Love. Part 2
Have you ever been the victim of legalism? Did that experience leave a bad taste in your mouth? How do we live the Ten Commandments in our life and not fall into legalism? Jesus gave us an insight into this with the Greatest commandment in the law. Love, Love, Love. This is part 2. Listen to part 1 in Episode 11.
Oct 29, 2019
Love, Love, Love. Part 1
Have you ever been the victim of legalism? Did that experience leave a bad taste in your mouth? How do we live the Ten Commandments in our life and not fall into legalism? Jesus gave us an insight into this with the Greatest commandment in the law. Love, Love, Love. This is Part 1 of Love, Love, Love. Continue to listen to Part 2 in episode 12.
Oct 15, 2019
Give them something to talk about - Part 2.
Part 2. Have you ever felt like your salvation should be more than just a "Get out of hell free" card that you will play at the end of your life? God has saved you and redeemed you for the purpose of adding flavor and light to those around you. Pull up a chair to the Sage Spirituality table and be prepared to dig deeper.
Oct 15, 2019
Give them something to talk about - Part 1.
Have you ever felt like your salvation should be more than just a "Get out of hell free" card that you will play at the end of your life? God has saved you and redeemed you for the purpose of adding flavor and light to those around you. Pull up a chair to the Sage Spirituality table and be prepared to dig deeper. Check out Part 2 on Sage Spirituality Podcast.
Oct 1, 2019
Rather than "curse the darkness" of excess, this week your host will take you on a journey to "light a candle" and start the process of erasing the excess from your life. We will look at the Bible and the church fathers for guidance.
Sep 17, 2019
Taking Down Anxiety
If you suffer from anxiety and worry you may find a remedy in the ancient church practice of systematic prayer. In this episode your host will open up the Lord's prayer as a guide into a life free from anxiousness. Are you up for the challenge?
Sep 3, 2019
Breaking the Habit of Consumerism
Have you ever had buyer's remorse? Walked out of a store or logout from your computer and said to yourself, "I cannot believe I just bought that"? Well, you are not alone. In this episode, your host will point out that this modern religion is causing you to live inside of vicious cycle that is simply leaving you empty, but there is hope. The cure is "radical generosity".
Aug 20, 2019
Fruit of Obedience
Are you frustrated? Your host invites you to consider changing your habits so that you can eat the fruit of obedience.
Aug 6, 2019
Your Cheatin' Heart
In this episode, we examine the ways our heart betray us through lust and unforgiveness. How can we break free and move deeper in our walk with God? This week your host will answer this question and several more.
Jul 23, 2019
Adding weight to your soul.
In today's episode, your host invites you to jump into the deep end of soul development. Come to the table as we discover what the early church fathers had to say about Jesus' most famous sermon.
Jul 12, 2019
Does your stuff outweigh your soul?
Have your priorities shifted from eternal things to materialistic stuff? Is your mini-kingdom focusing on what it should? This episode brings forth an ancient prophecy that has immense application in our modern day.
Jun 26, 2019
Welcome to Sage Spirituality with your host Joil Marbut
Are you wanting a deeper relationship with God? In this brand new podcast, your host Joil Marbut, veteran and pioneer Missionary to the Jungles of Ecuador is going to take you along on his spiritual journey while reaching back, leaning in and seeking out a deeper experience with God.