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6 Ways Pastors Can Protect Their Churches from False Doctrine

6 Ways Pastors Can Protect Their Churches from False Doctrine

February 19, 2020

When Christians build a church building, we don’t usually erect a wall around it, but there’s a very real enemy we need to keep out and protect ourselves from - false doctrine. There’s a huge need for this in the church today, and unfortunately, some churches have left themselves vulnerable to attack, and the enemy has already infiltrated and taken over. In this episode Michelle and Amy discuss some foundational ways pastors can build a wall - an invisible, spiritual wall - around their churches to keep false doctrine out and to protect their congregations from being attacked by this vicious enemy. 

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A patriotic Gospel? Putting politics in perspective

A patriotic Gospel? Putting politics in perspective

February 11, 2020

This episode is going to get political, but not in the way you might think. We are just at the beginning phase of the election season, a time when our country here in the United States is in a frenzy over who ought to be our next president For many Christians, it’s a time when politics and pundits eclipse everything else.  The trap that we can fall into is that we can become so busy reclaiming America that we forget we’re here to proclaim Christ.  Amy and Michelle go to Scripture to put politics and patriotism in perspective.

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Excommunicating the Elderly: Kicking Wisdom to the Curb

Excommunicating the Elderly: Kicking Wisdom to the Curb

February 5, 2020

Are there too many persnickety old people in your church?
Do you long to reshuffle the congregational deck and get some young blood in the pews? Is
your church dying because there just aren’t enough millennials making your church hip
and cool? Recently a church in Minnesota made national news headlines for doing just that - and even secular media took notice! In this episode, Amy and Michelle discuss why this is not only a bad idea, it's unbiblical.

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Women Preaching the Gospel?

Women Preaching the Gospel?

January 28, 2020

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 have become confusing and murky: evangelism, preaching, and how Christian women biblically fit into that equation.

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Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

January 23, 2020

It is not God’s will for us to worry. No matter how strangling our fear may feel, God wants us to trust Him in everything, from the most dire situation to the most mundane. But how can we do that? In this episode Michelle and Amy discuss some biblical and practical ways to stop worrying and start trusting God.

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Why is submission so scary?

Why is submission so scary?

January 16, 2020

The S word - it scares us doesn't it? We're talking about the word "Submit," and for many women, being in submission sounds like a door to abuse.

What a comfort to know that submission doesn't mean being abused, following a list of rules or being treated like a door mat, but it is an easy yoke that Jesus asks of all His followers. In this episode Amy and Michelle discuss why submission is mocked as a sign of weakness, but in fact is one of the strongest pillars of society.

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Scriptures mentioned in this episode

CBMW (type "submission" into the search bar)

Toxic (Evangelical) Femininity- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Imperishable Beauty Bible Study, Lesson 11- A Beautiful Wife- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Godly Womanhood – Submission part 1  part 2- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Unforbidden Fruits: 3 Ways Women MUST Lead and Teach the Church - Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Putting on the “You Can!” of Complementarianism - Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Complementarian vs Egalitarian - Naomi's Table

Feminism: A Reversal of Biblical Standards - Naomi's Table

8 Ways to Walk Worthy in 2020!

8 Ways to Walk Worthy in 2020!

January 9, 2020

This is the time of year when lots of people are making (or by now, breaking) New Year’s resolutions to "be a better you." Those resolutions tend to be very self-focused, so Michelle and Amy instead discuss some “holy habits” that every Christian ought to pursue all year long. Here are Eight Ways t Walk Worthy in 2020:

  1. Daily Bible reading/prayer
  2. Faithful church attendance
  3. Finding a place of service at your church
  4. Discernment
  5. Giving
  6. Mentoring
  7. Reaching out
  8. Fasting

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Glad You Asked: Christmas edition

Glad You Asked: Christmas edition

December 18, 2019

Are nativity scenes and Christmas pageants violating the second commandment? What about Advent observances and candle-lighting ceremonies? And why do we celebrate Christ's birth on December 25th anyway? These are all great questions sent to us by our listeners, so today Amy and Michelle dig into Scripture and church history to share the answers, in this "Glad You Asked" Christmas edition!

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Unique Ways Christmas helps us Share the gospel

Unique Ways Christmas helps us Share the gospel

December 12, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, and with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy for the Gospel to get lost in the shuffle. But the Great Commission never takes a vacation, and the holiday season provides some unique opportunities for sharing the gospel that we don’t have during the rest of the year.

Michelle and Amy discuss ways to share the Good News that are unique to the holiday season.

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Who doesn’t love a good cross over?

Who doesn’t love a good cross over?

December 3, 2019

Three different podcasts come together for one giant cross over! Amy and Michelle recently joined Lauren from Tulips & Honey as well as Emily from The Aquila & Priscilla Hour. The ladies make up four different generations, and discuss Biblical discipleship from a woman's standpoint.

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