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A Theology of Thanksgiving

A Theology of Thanksgiving

November 22, 2021

Do you have a theology that includes thanksgiving all year long? Even in the worst circumstances or the direst of situations?

God wants His people to be thankful to Him, not just because He deserves our thanks, but because it is good for us to be thankful. It helps us fix our eyes on all He has done for us - from the greatest gift of all, giving His precious Son to save us from our sins.

Michelle and Amy wish you a Thanksgiving filled with gratitude and kindness. We are thankful for each and every one of you!

Resources:

Thanks and Thanksgiving Articles- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Twisted Complementarianism

Twisted Complementarianism

November 17, 2021

If you aren’t familiar with the term “complementarianism,” it simply means “the biblical roles of men and women in the home and in the church.” It's also a term that has been twisted into something else. Complementarians like Michelle and Amy believe men and women are both made in the image of God, and equal in value to Him. However, we have some wonderful, ingenious differences in the way God wired and equipped us. We also have different roles in the home - the husband is responsible for leading, and the wife is responsible for being his helper and submitting to his leadership. In the church, it is the responsibility of biblically qualified men to serve as pastors, elders, and deacons, to preach and teach the Scriptures to men and any co-ed adult groups, and to fulfill positions of authority over men and co-ed adult groups.

Resources:

Speaking - (Have Amy & Michelle speak at your next women's event!)

Rosa's Facebook post

Rock Your Role: Jill in the Pulpit - Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Rock Your Role FAQs- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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

Counter Arguments to Egalitarianism- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

 

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That‘s Enough! The Sufficiency of Scripture

That‘s Enough! The Sufficiency of Scripture

November 9, 2021

Have you ever thought God was talking to you in your mind? Maybe a friend has said, “God told me such and such,” or “God showed me something” in a dream or a vision. Does God speak to people audibly today like He spoke to Moses, the prophets, and a few others in Scripture?

All of those ways people think God is speaking to them are called “extra-biblical revelation” - things that God is supposedly revealing to them outside the pages of the Bible. But as Michelle and Amy share what God Himself tells us - in the Bible - that He communicates with Christians through His sufficient written Word.

Resources:

Basic Training: The Bible Is Sufficient- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Sufficiency of Scripture - Amy Spreeman, Naomi's Table

Social Justice is an Attack on the Sufficiency of Scripture - Berean Research

What is the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture?- Got Questions

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Celebrating Reformation Day!

Celebrating Reformation Day!

October 27, 2021

Did you know that October 31 is Reformation Day? It's a time when Christians recognize and even celebrate a huge, game-changing event in our history more than 500 years ago: Reformation Day commemorates the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Yet many Christians today are unaware of this landmark incident in their heritage which birthed the Protestant church. Michelle and Amy reprise this discussion from 2020 about the commemoration of one of the most important events since the closing of the canon of Scripture.

Resources:

The Mailbag: What is Reformation Day? - Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What are the 95 Theses of Martin Luther? - Got Questions

Reformation 500: Can Roman Catholicism be Considered Christianity? - Berean Research

Protestant and Catholic: What’s the Difference? - Berean Research

The Five Solas of the Protestant Deformation - Berean Research

Free resources on Luther - Ligonier Ministries

Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer - Ligonier Ministries

Martin Luther (1953 movie)

Steve Lawson's books and sermons on various Reformers

Why We're Protestant by Nate Pickowicz

Luther: In Real Time (podcast)-  Ligonier Ministries

Reformation articles and resources, October 26-30 - Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?

October 20, 2021

Remember the ABC reality TV show from a few years ago called “What would you do?”Or the board game called "Scruples?" Christians can often find themselves in all sorts of sticky situations. We might try to use the world's wisdom to figure out what we'd do in different scenarios, but a better way is to use a biblical foundation and wisdom from God. In this episode, Michelle and Amy ask each other, "What would YOU do?"
Let us know in the comments if you've played along with us!

Resources:

Glad You Asked: The COVID Edition - A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

The Reformation Project (Matthew Vines)

Matthew Vines quietly holds private meetings with Christian leaders - Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

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When Hitting the Bar is Necessary: An interview with the Kozars

When Hitting the Bar is Necessary: An interview with the Kozars

October 13, 2021

When is it okay for Christians to “Hit the Bar?” Amy and Michelle interview two people who love the Lord, and they - unfortunately - need to hit the bar more often than they’d like! It's not about drinking -- it's about discerning truth from error. We’re talking about Steve Kozar and his wife Paulette, hosts of their Messed Up Church YouTube ministry titled, Hit the Bar.

Resources:

The Messed Up Church (Steve's YouTube Channel)

The Messed Up Church (Blog)

Wisconsin Life | Realist Painter | PBS

Kozar Fine Art

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From New Age to New Creation with Doreen Virtue

From New Age to New Creation with Doreen Virtue

September 30, 2021

What is it about the New Age that enchants so many Christians, and how are New Age practices coming into the modern church? Our special guest today is Doreen Virtue, a born-again Christian who was saved out of new age deception in 2017. She is also the author of the book, Deceived No More.

Resources:

Why Me-Centered Teachings Are Dangerous- Amy Spreeman with Doreen Virtue and Melissa Dougherty

What the Bible says about Women's Ministry- Michelle Lesley with Doreen Virtue and Melissa Dougherty

Beth Moore's wild unbiblical teachings- Michelle Lesley with Doreen Virtue

Doreen Virtue's website

Deceived No More by Doreen Virtue

Doreen Virtue on YouTube

Doreen Virtue on Facebook

Doreen Virtue on Instagram

Doreen Virtue on Parler

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Glad You Asked: The COVID Edition

Glad You Asked: The COVID Edition

September 21, 2021

It's our 100th episode here at A Word Fitly Spoken! We thought we'd touch on the big topic that’s on everybody’s minds these days because it touches so many aspects of our lives: COVID. You’ve got questions, and in this special edition of Glad You Asked, Michelle and Amy dig into Scripture to discuss vaccines, masks, mandates and lockdowns. Be sure to leave a comment below!

Resources:

Searching for a new church?- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Biblical counseling resources- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Dividing Line- Dr. James White has covered COVID extensively (including going more in depth on the medical details) on his podcast. Click the link and type “COVID,” “vaccine,” etc., into the search bar.

Relatable- Allie Beth Stuckey has also covered COVID extensively on her podcast - mostly from a political and social perspective. Click the link and look for episodes dealing with COVID.

Trusting Elites, Disparaging Christians on Shots - Jon Harris

Before You Get the Shot, Consider This - Jon Harris

COVID, Vaccine Passports & The Great Stereopticon - The Sword and the Trowel Podcast

Covid-19 Vaccine | Lordship of Christ, Moral Obligation & Loving Your Neighbor - The Sword and the Trowel Podcast

Church was never meant to be remote: Reuniting after COVID-19 - A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Spurring each other on! COVID-19 Quarantine Encouragement - A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Encouragement for the Coates Family - A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

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Pull over - it‘s the Tone Police

Pull over - it‘s the Tone Police

September 15, 2021

A lot of Christian women seem to have the mistaken idea that “speaking the truth in love” equates to being “nice.” We should always be smiling and sweet and never say anything that might hurt someone’s feelings or could rock the boat. But what does the Bible say about our tone? Michelle and Amy dig into Scripture and take on the "Tone Police" in this episode.

Resources:

Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Tone- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discernment: What's Love Got to Do with It?- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Love, in context, is not “playing nice” - Naomi's Table

A Comment to the Snowflake Society: Breathe in, breathe out, move on - Berean Research

To warn is to love - Berean Research

More on our Website, A Word Fitly Spoken.Life

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Why Aren‘t Mormons Christians? with Pastor Travis McNeely

Why Aren‘t Mormons Christians? with Pastor Travis McNeely

September 8, 2021

You may have noticed that Mormons, or Latter-day Saints, believe that they should be considered “Christians” just like their Christian friends. However, there are stark differences in theology; differences that put Mormons - as kind as they are - in the heretical category. In this episode, Michelle and Amy interview Pastor Travis McNeely about what Mormons believe and teach.

Resources:

LDS Evangelism video series by Travis McNeely

Stand to Reason App

Mormonism or LDS Research - Berean Research White Paper

Expository Apologetics by Voddie Baucham

Engaging Mormons by Corey Miller

Leaving Mormonism by Corey Miller

The Saints of Zion by Travis Kerns

SharingTheGospelWithLDS on Instagram

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