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Learning from the Sins of Others: Ravi Zacharias

Learning from the Sins of Others: Ravi Zacharias

February 23, 2021

It hurts the entire Body of Christ when leaders fail. It can feel like a gut punch. The investigative report from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries has concluded, and it's worse than anyone could imagine.  Amy and Michelle discuss the lessons learned from evangelical news stories of leaders caught in sin. Much more than a cautionary "what not to do," these heartbreaking events can teach us about Scripture, about God, and about how we can walk worthy in our own lives.

Resources

Response from RZIM

Ravi Zacharias Responds to Sexting Allegations, Credentials Critique

Apprising Ministries - Ravi Zacharias - 2012 Ken Silva

On Discerning Ravi Zacharias: It’s time to say what needs to be said

The Mistake We Made With Ravi - Ray Comfort

Dis. Grace: Responding Biblically to Church Scandal- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

It's Time for Sound Leaders to Talk About Abuse- A Word Fitly Spoken

From Victimhood to Victory: Biblically Helping Abused Women Heal- Michelle Lesley-  Discipleship for Christian Women

More info about this podcast on our website, A Word Fitly Spoken.

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Finding - and BEING - a Godly Role Model

Finding - and BEING - a Godly Role Model

February 15, 2021

"You can be anything," says the world, whenever a woman breaks a perceived glass ceiling. Not only do people celebrate her bravery, they elevate her to a role model for other young girls. This happened when Vice President Kamala Harris was elected and took office.

But for Christian women and girls, it takes a lot more than two X chromosomes and a fancy job title to qualify as a role model. Michelle and Amy discuss how today's so-called worldly role models are anything BUT good examples for our girls to follow. Are there any good role models for our daughters? Yes! And they are surprisingly easy to find.

Resources:

You Don't Need Jezebel for a Role Model- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Who was Jezebel in the Bible?- Got Questions

More info about this podcast on our website, A Word Fitly Spoken.

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Discerning the False Teachers: Beth Moore PART 2

Discerning the False Teachers: Beth Moore PART 2

February 9, 2021

Michelle and Amy continue the second of two episodes in which we examine the teachings and the behavior of Beth Moore. She is easily the world’s best known women’s Bible study author and teacher in the world, and has been teaching since 1985 and draws in millions of followers. Many of you have been or are in churches where her teachings are a huge part of your women’s ministry. We'll look at her own words, compare them with Scripture and help you discern.

The resources on Beth Moore that we mentioned can be found here.

More info about this podcast on our website, A Word Fitly Spoken.

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Discerning the False Teachers: Beth Moore PART 1

Discerning the False Teachers: Beth Moore PART 1

February 3, 2021

Michelle and Amy continue a series of podcast episodes discussing false teachers in the modern church, particularly some of the more popular women’s teachers, speakers and authors. In the first of two episodes we examine the teachings and the behavior of Beth Moore. She is easily the world’s best known women’s Bible study author and teacher in the world, and has been teaching since 1985 and draws in millions of followers. Many of you have been or are in churches where her teachings are a huge part of your women’s ministry. We'll look at her own words, compare them with Scripture and help you discern.

The resources on Beth Moore that we mentioned can be found here.

More info about this podcast on our website, A Word Fitly Spoken.

Thank you, bless you and Walk Worthy!

 

Facing an Uncertain Future

Facing an Uncertain Future

January 27, 2021

Think 2020 was a not-so-fun year, and 2021 is just more of the same? God's Word tells us that for Christians, persecution and trials are still to come. How in the world are we to endure? Some would say that we should prepare to bug out, head for the hills or start stockpiling food and weapons. But is that really what the Bible says we should be doing? No!

Michelle and Amy discuss how we as Christians can prepare to face whatever comes our way in the weeks, months and years we have left in the race to the finish line.

Resources:

7 Ways to Endure to the End- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

More on our website, A Word Fitly Spoken.Life
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Discerning False Teachers: Joyce Meyer

Discerning False Teachers: Joyce Meyer

January 21, 2021

Amy and Michelle begin a new multi-part series of podcast episodes discussing what we’re seeing in the modern church, and warning you about avoiding some of the pitfalls of learning at the feet of some of the more popular women’s teachers, speakers and authors.

One of the more popular women’s teachers we do not recommend is Joyce Meyer of Joyce Meyer ministries. She’s been a teacher for 40 years, and is known around the world as a speaker, televangelist and author, and through her many conferences and television episodes aired on untrustworthy stations like TBN and others, her teachings have reached the ears of millions of people. We present many teachings in her own words that contradict the Word of God.

Resources:

Word of Faith False Teacher Joyce Meyer’s Shocking Doctrine and Heresy - Berean Research

Joyce Meyer Admits Her Views On Prosperity Were Out Of Balance - Christian Post (not recomended)

Did Jesus Go To Hell? Got Questions

Interview with Doreen Virtue: Why we quit working for Joyce Meyer, and left the Word of Faith movement (Video)

What Joyce Meyer believes & teaches, what Joel Osteen believes & teaches - The End Time, Elizabeth Prata

Women Preaching? - A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Good News! (The Gospel) A Word Fitly Spoken

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Women Preaching?

Women Preaching?

January 13, 2021

Words stand for something, right? The words we use in our Christian faith used to be fairly clear cut, but over the last few years some definitions seem to have become somewhat murky: evangelism, preaching, and how Christian women biblically fit into that equation.

Resources:

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Rock Your Role Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What’s in a name? The meaning and origin of “complementarianism” CBMW

The Beauty of Biblically Broad Complementarianism Kevin DeYoung

Good News! (The Gospel) A Word Fitly Spoken

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How to Study the Bible - and How Not To!

How to Study the Bible - and How Not To!

December 31, 2020

The Bible is supernatural. It is complete in itself and needs no other books or commentaries to supplement it. But how do we study it? One of the kindnesses God has shown us as unique people made in His image is that He hasn’t said there’s only one “right way” to spend time with Him in His Word. There are lots of “right ways,” and we're going to share those "hows."
Warning: there are a few wrong turns we want to help you avoid in your journey, so you're going to get some tips on steering clear of doctrinal danger as well.

Resources:

Naomi's Table Bible Studies for Women

Basic Training: Bible Studies and Sermons- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship  for  Christian Women

Bible Studies (also Bible reading plans)- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

How to study the Bible for yourself: Inductive Method - Amy Spreeman, Naomi's Table

When women's ministries abandon the Bible - Amy Spreeman, Naomi's Table

Doing Discernment - A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Jen Hatmaker teaches women to be "fierce," not holy - Amy Spreeman, Naomi's Table

More on our Website, A Word Fitly Spoken

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Glad You Asked- Christmas 2020 Part 2

Glad You Asked- Christmas 2020 Part 2

December 22, 2020

In this second of two parts, Michelle and Amy go to Scripture to answer your questions in depth, including:

  • Has Santa been involved in Christian tradition originally, or was he something recent or pagan?
  • How risky is taking our families to Christmas Eve or Christmas Day services amid a pandemic?
  • Is it safe to sing in church without a mask? 
  • Are there Scriptures that address conflict between believers in church when it comes to disagreements over COVID?
  • How did the shepherds know where to go to find Jesus?

Resources:

Who was St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra? Britannica

Is It Wise to Sing Christmas Carols in Church This Year? - , TGC

COVID Update and Bible Q & A - John MacArthur

How to talk to your church leaders about false teachers - Amy and Michelle - AWFS Podcast

Church Leaders Who Cancel Christmas Services Are Clinging To Government Lies, Not Christ - The Federalist

Christmas Mythbusters- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

More on our Website. Thank you, bless you and Walk Worthy!

Glad You Asked- Christmas 2020 Part 1

Glad You Asked- Christmas 2020 Part 1

December 15, 2020

In this first of two parts, Michelle and Amy go to Scripture to answer your questions in depth, including:

  • Doesn’t Christmas have pagan roots? Should Christians really be celebrating it?
  • Why is yoga and the enneagram wrong but the pagan roots of Christmas okay?
  • Does Jeremiah 10:3-4 forbid us from having Christmas trees?

Resources:

Is Christmas Pagan?- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Glad you Asked: Live from Cruciform Conference

Top 7 Reasons the Enneagram is Unbiblical

Should we have a Christmas tree?- Got Questions

When Halloween Comes Knocking - A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

A Very Merry Glad You Asked - A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

More on our website, A Word Fitly Spoken

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