When the Holidays Are an Opportunity for a Fresh Start
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with your Chicken Soup for the Soul and it’s already Thanksgiving time, so we are full speed ahead into the holidays. So you know how the holidays can bring all kinds of family issues to the surface? That can be awful, but the holidays can also be a time to use that together time, and the shared traditions, and the general feeling of holiday spirit to make positive changes in families. So today I’m sharing two stories that show how you can actually use the holiday time and all that togetherness to make positive changes, instead of thinking you have to wait until the new year.

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How to Study the Bible
How to Study the Bible
Nicole Unice
New Year, New Mind
Are you looking to get more out of your time studying the Bible? Or maybe you're ready to finally start building a consistent, daily quiet time with the Lord? If that sounds like you, then Nicole would like to personally invite you to join her Help! My Bible is Alive FREE 30-Day Challenge, which kicks off on February 1st. To sign up, head over to https://nicoleunice.com/bible Nicole’s book 'Help! My Bible Is Alive' is available here. In This Episode: The work of a new heart is done in Christ, but we are still participants in that work. Every day, we have the choice: will we continue to put off the old self, and put on the old self? In this episode, Nicole looks at what it means for us to take our thoughts captive and hold them up to the truth of God’s Word. This Week’s Key Verses: Ephesians 4:22-24: “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” 2 Corinthians 10:5: “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” Lamentations 3:22-23: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Follow Nicole: Her Site | Facebook | Instagram Episode Image Credit: Getty/nadia_bormotova
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Lies Men Believe: And the Truth That Sets Them Free
FOREWORD 11 INTRODUCTION 15 SECTION ONE: FOUNDATIONS CHAPTER ONE: CROSSING THE BRIDGE WHEN WE GET THERE 23 SECTION TWO: LIES MEN BELIEVE CHAPTER TWO: LIES MEN BELIEVE ABOUT GOD 35 1. God is not a whole lot different from me. 41 2. God isn’t actually involved in or concerned with the details of my life. 44 3. I can earn God’s favor. 48 4. There are many ways to God. 51 5. Church? I can take it or leave it. 54 CHAPTER THREE: LIES MEN BELIEVE ABOUT THEMSELVES 59 6. I’m not responsible for my actions. 63 7. Pleasure and entertainment can satisfy me. 67 8. I’m the master of my own destiny. 70 9. Real men don’t cry. 73 10. I don’t need male friends. 75 CHAPTER FOUR: LIES MEN BELIEVE ABOUT SIN 81 11. Who others think I am matters more than who I really am. 87 12. If I mean well, that’s good enough. 91 13. My sin isn’t really that bad. 94 14. God could never forgive me for what I’ve done. 97 15. I can hide my secret sin since it only hurts me. 100 16. Holiness is boring. 106 CHAPTER FIVE: LIES MEN BELIEVE ABOUT SEXUALITY 109 17. A little porn is harmless. 114 18. What my wife doesn’t know won’t hurt her. 119 19. If I experience same-sex attraction, I should pursue a same-sex relationship. 122 20. I have sexual needs my wife can’t fulfill. 127 CHAPTER SIX: LIES MEN BELIEVE ABOUT MARRIAGE AND FAMILY 133 21. Love doesn’t require spoken words. 138 22. My wife is supposed to make me happy. 142 23. I don’t have what it takes to be the CEO of my home. I can leave that role to my wife. 145 24. I don’t have to grow up. 153 25. If I discipline my kids, they’ll rebel. 157 CHAPTER SEVEN: LIES MEN BELIEVE ABOUT WORK AND WEALTH 163 26. Making more money will make me happier. 169 27. How I spend my time is my business. 172 28. I’m not responsible to be the provider for my wife and family. 176 29. My faith and my work are unrelated. 182 30. I can’t afford to give more money away. 188 CHAPTER EIGHT: LIES MEN BELIEVE ABOUT CIRCUMSTANCES 193 31. I have the right to be angry when things don’t go my way. 199 32. Pain and suffering are always bad. 201 33. The world is rigged against me. 206 34. I can’t help how I react to certain people or circumstances. 211 35. I can run away from God. 216 CHAPTER NINE: LIES MEN BELIEVE ABOUT THE WORLD 221 36. The world is too messed up to bring children into. 228 37. I’m measured by how I compare with other men. 233 38. With everything going on in my life, it’s really not possible to live with integrity. 238 39. Being a Christian is supposed to be cool. 242 40. My death will be the end of my story. 246 SECTION THREE: WALKING IN TRUTH CHAPTER TEN: COUNTERING THE LIES WITH THE TRUTH 253 CHAPTER ELEVEN: THE TRUTH THAT SETS US FREE 267 “If there ever was such a thing as a ‘shortcut’ to the wisdom of the ages, you’re holding it in your hands. This is the kind of wisdom that can only be earned over a lifetime of trial and error, trial and error, and, finally, trial and success.” -Patrick Morley Author, The Man in the Mirror “In 2001, I wrote a book called Lies Women Believe. Since then this message has reached millions of women and been translated into dozens of languages. But I’ve often been asked about a ‘male counterpart’ to the book. When God brought Robert into my life in 2015, I soon realized he was the ideal choice to pen this message for men. You’ll find that reading Lies Men Believe, with its warm, relatable style, is like having a conversation with a good friend. Be prepared, in the process, to grapple with some tough issues. And be prepared to experience the liberating power of the Truth—in your own life, and in the lives of those you influence.” -Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth Revive Our Hearts Teacher & Host; Lies Books Series Editor You are being hunted. Like a seasoned angler, our enemy opens his tackle box and selects the lure most likely to attract his intended prey—usually the one you and I are least likely to consider harmful. Each lie we bite on causes us to feel pain, lose or injure relationships, and miss out on the abundant life that God wants us to have. Lies Men Believe exposes the lies that men most commonly believe, and shows you how to combat those lies with the truth. Lies like: Pleasure and Entertainment Can Truly Satisfy Me If I Mean Well, That’s Good Enough If I Discipline My Children, They’ll Rebel. I’m Measured by How I Compare with Other Men. Find out how lies are holding you back from freedom, joy, and intimacy with God and others. Discover the power of the truth. Because once you fully embrace the truth, nothing is ever the Review Clear, engaging, well crafted. And best of all, anchored in the truth. This book is going to be life changing for a lot of men. I hope you’re one of them! Bob Lepine Cohost, FamilyLife Today It was the Greeks who said great communicators embodied logos (content), ethos (ethics or integrity), and pathos (passion). Well, if that be the case, then Robert Wolgemuth has checked all three boxes in this much-needed volume, Lies Men Believe. I found my heart greatly stirred as I read these inspiring words all from a man who has built a lifetime walking with Jesus and living in authentic manhood. You will be a better man after drinking in these words. Bryan Loritts Lead Pastor, Abundant Life Author of Insider, Outsider It took a long time and some unexpected circumstances for there to be a companion volume to Lies Women Believe, but in God’s good and mysterious providence it is here at last. I’m thankful for Robert’s efforts in writing a book that so wonderfully complements Nancy’s. This book will prove to be both a challenge and a blessing to you. Tim Challies Blogger When presented with the opportunity, I didn’t immediately read Robert’s manuscript. Not seeing myself as a “lie believer,” I felt no urgency. Now, I stand corrected—and grateful! Those of us who know Robert regard him as accomplished, gifted, and wise. He’s ready for anything and gracious in everything. As you will discover in this volume, he’s also candid in exploring the challenges men face. Learning from him was like a workout for the soul, leaving me convicted and inspired. There were moments when I flushed with emotion, and others that left me galvanized with resolve. Lies Men Believe is personally relevant to every manand will prompt you to do business with God—as I did. I highly recommend it. Paul Santhouse Publisher, Moody Publishers The most dangerous lies are always the most alluring. They come to us in the guise of the good, the delightful, and the wise (Gen. 3:6). Thankfully, in this insightful and practical book, Robert Wolgemuth not only unmasks those lies, he teaches us how to recognize them for what they are. If only I’d had this book forty years ago! George Grant Pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church Even though the most prominent word on the cover of this book is “Lies,” I know from experience that the most important word can be found in the subtitle. It’s “Truth.” This is a book about truth . . . the power of truth. Truth that sets a man free. And this truth can be found in the absolute reliability of God’s Word, the Bible. Patrick Morley Bestselling author and founder, Man in the Mirror For many years, I have had the privilege of preaching the gospel . . . the good news of Jesus Christ who is, Himself, the Truth. This book, Lies Men Believe, identifies some of the awful things Satan whispers in our ears . . . lies that are shattered because of freedom that God’s grace and His truth provide. I’m thankful to Robert Wolgemuth for putting this in writing and I enthusiastically recommend this book to you. Jack Graham Host of PowerPoint, author, and pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church About the Author PATRICK MORLEY founded Man in the Mirror in 1991 and has since impacted the lives of more than 10,000,000 men worldwide. Since 1986, he has taught a weekly Friday morning…
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Fearless with Cissie Graham Lynch
Fearless with Cissie Graham Lynch
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Episode 39: United We Stand for Life with special guest Jeanne Mancini.
*UPDATE:* March For Life organizers have decided to make the 2021 March a virtual event. The decision was announced on the afternoon of January 15, after this episode of Fearless was recorded and posted. Make plans to join from the VIRTUAL March for Life from your home, your office, or wherever you are on January 29, 2021. The pro-life issue isn’t reserved for certain people — it is a fight that concerns us all and one we can all take part in. My heart was convicted of this last year after attending the March for Life for the first time. It’s a day which changed my life.  It’s easy to be in the fight when the current administration is also fighting for life, but there are people and organizations that have been on the front lines even when it’s been hard. One of those people is Jeanne Mancini, the president of March for Life and a fierce pro-life advocate.  In this episode of Fearless I had the privilege of speaking with Jeanne about the organization March for Life, and how it’s actively fighting for the rights of the unborn. I hope you are encouraged to join the fight by attending the virtual March for Life event on January 29, 2021.  marchforlife.com *Scripture Referenced:* 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 *Going Farther:* Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Prayer Line – 888-388-2683, or online: https://lp.billygraham.org/coronavirus-call-line/ Jeanne’s Article in The National Review--https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/12/becerra-would-be-a-radical-pro-abortion-warrior-at-hhs/?itm_source=parsely-api *Websites:* March For Life website -- https://marchforlife.org/ Fearless Website – https://cissiegrahamlynch.com/  Billy Graham Evangelistic Association -- https://billygraham.org/ Billy Graham Radio – www.billygrahamradio.org Samaritan’s Purse – https://samaritanspurse.org/                                                                                                                *Connect with me on **Facebook**, **Instagram**, and **Twitter**:* https://www.facebook.com/CissieGrahamLynch https://www.instagram.com/cissiegrahamlynch/ https://twitter.com/CissieGLynch
27 min
The Audiobooks Podcast
The Audiobooks Podcast
Audio Books
The Confessions of an Economic Hitman | Episode 9 |
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Please support our Podcast by clicking the link below. Thank You!</span></p> <p><a href="https://anchor.fm/theaudiobookspodcast/support"><span style="font-weight: 400;">https://anchor.fm/theaudiobookspodcast/support</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Summary:</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">From the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Confessions of an Economic Hit Man</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, comes an expos&eacute; of international corruption, and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generations</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With a presidential election around the corner, questions of America's military buildup, environmental impact, and foreign policy are on everyone's mind. Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins goes behind the scenes of the current geopolitical crisis and offers bold solutions to our most pressing problems. Drawing on interviews with other EHMs, jackals, CIA operatives, reporters, businessmen, and activists, Perkins reveals the secret history of events that have created the current American Empire, including:</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">How the defeats in Vietnam and Iraq have benefited big business</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The role of Israel as Fortress America in the Middle East</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tragic repercussions of the IMF's Asian Economic Collapse</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The current Latin American revolution and its lessons for democracy</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">U.S. blunders in Tibet, Congo, Lebanon, and Venezuela</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">From the U.S. military in Iraq to infrastructure development in Indonesia, from Peace Corps volunteers in Africa to jackals in Venezuela, Perkins exposes a conspiracy of corruption that has fueled instability and anti-Americanism around the globe, with consequences reflected in our daily headlines. Having raised the alarm, Perkins passionately addresses how Americans can work to create a more peaceful and stable world for future generations.</span></p> --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theaudiobookspodcast/support
1 hr 18 min
More Than a Song - Discovering the Truth of Scripture Hidden in Today's Popular Christian Music
More Than a Song - Discovering the Truth of Scripture Hidden in Today's Popular Christian Music
Michelle Nezat
#359: "Jericho" by Andrew Ripp
It doesn't matter how thick the walls are to us; it only matters how thick the walls are to God. When Andrew Ripp sings of our fears coming down like Jericho walls in his song "Jericho," I was inspired to study the story leading up to that moment. I learned a lot about Joshua and what God commanded him. {Spoiler alert: God speaks directly to his fear.} Join me on the journey this week! In this episode, I discuss: * Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture - this week's Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include: * Context * Read larger chunks of Scripture * Consider the opposite * Use section headings to get your bearings * Read/watch an overview of the book you're studying * Consider the historical context * Meditate on God's Word * Follow the cross-reference * The 30 Day Music Challenge - ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE HERE * Not overcomplicating our time in God's Word * Taking in the whole story - Joshua 1-6 * Considering that "courage" is the opposite of "fear" * An overview of the book of Joshua - BibleProject.com * Taking on Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy to gain historical context (look for Joshua in these texts as well) * God's four calls for Joshua be strong and courageous - Joshua 1:1-9 * One more call to courage from Joshua's fellow Israelites - Joshua 1:16-18 * Trusting God and letting fear crumble to the ground because He's trustworthy * Following the cross-reference to see Moses sending out spies - Numbers 13:18-20 * Reading on to Numbers 14:7-9 to hear Joshua's own words in the face of fear the first time they pulled up to the promised land   Additional Resources * Lyrics - mykits.com * Individual song - Amazon Weekly Challenge Read Joshua 1-6. Consider reading it multiple times in various versions. Note the repeated call to courage and meditate on the details surrounding each call. Follow the cross-reference to Numbers 13 and 14 and compare and contrast the sending of spies into the promised land.
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