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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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It’s time for sound leaders to talk about abuse

It’s time for sound leaders to talk about abuse

November 21, 2019

Ever since the Me Too movement exploded on social media a couple of years ago, we’ve been hearing more and more heartbreaking stories of women who have experienced physical and sexual abuse. If anyone can help and should be helping victims of abuse, it ought to be the church. But, unfortunately, it seems that the people in the evangelical spotlight who are stepping up to advocate for victims are often popular false teachers.

Michelle and Amy talk about ministering to women who have experienced physical and sexual abuse.

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Our idols aren’t cute; they’re demonic

Our idols aren’t cute; they’re demonic

November 14, 2019

You might not bow down to golden statues of God, but we've all magnified things in our lives that eclipse our love for the Lord. We know it's wrong, but our hearts are prone to wander. Today Amy and Michelle tackle the tough subject of idolatry. Not only for us individually, but for churches, collectively.

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Glad you asked, Part II

Glad you asked, Part II

November 6, 2019

If I leave my church for doctrinal reasons, is it gossip to tell my church friends why? What’s the difference between the true sin of oppression and claims of social injustice? These are just some of the questions we get from listeners, so Michelle and Amy turn to Scripture for answers. Be sure to listen to Glad You Asked, Part I.

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Saved? How Kanye tell?

Saved? How Kanye tell?

October 31, 2019

How can we discern whether or not someone is really saved? It  can be hard to tell with someone we don't know, like a celebrity, but even with people we know personally - family members, friends, co-workers - is there really any way to know for sure? Michelle and Amy explore what the Bible says in light of true and false conversions, and why it matters.

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Glad You Asked!

Glad You Asked!

October 23, 2019

What's a "soft" Complementarian? Is it wrong to have youth pastors or worship pastors since neither of them are specifically mentioned in the Bible? Should I serve in ministry with someone who teaches Spiritual Formation? We're digging into our mailbag, and into Scripture to see what God's Word has to say about these great questions.

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