Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall
drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
– Matthew 20:20-23
In this Podcast:
We will look at the Three things that every Mother can learn from the mother of James and John Zebedee:
- She wanted her children to be part of the Kingdom of God
- She wanted her children to be actively involved in the work of the Lord
- She had big expections for her children
What are Mothers?
- Mothers are Teachers
- Mothers are disciplinarians
- Mothers are Continue reading A Mothers Love
Many times in life we find ourselves in situations that we didn’t foresee that keep us from fulfilling our objectives. Sometimes the most routine of agendas turns out to be difficult if not impossible to accomplish. We can feel trapped in our circumstances and need help to escape. At other times we may be the help that someone else desperately needs.
When I was young we used to take our annual vacations at Cave City Ky and explored mammoth cave. One year I couldn’t go, but my Dad and Brother decided to take a spelunking tour. Complete with knee pads and hard hats. They had to crawl through some very tight passageways and in one of them my Dad got stuck when he was about half way through. He said that it was one of the scariest events of his life. This brings to mind the story of a man by the name of Floyd Collins.
Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Have you ever attempted to give someone driving directions? Especially someone who is “directionally challenged”? GPS technology has come a long way, but so many people rely completely on these things.
In this podcast we are going to see how to find the right path:
- We need to get back to the Old Paths (Jeremiah 6:16)
- Inerrancy of the Bible
- Infinite sufficiency of Christ’s Work
- Empowerment of Continue reading Where is the good way?
Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
And they entered in, and found not the body of the
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living1 among the dead?
He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
With everything that is going on in the world to
day: Bashar Assad in Syria, The constant nuclear threat from North Korea, The daily reports Continue reading The Hope of Easter
” And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.“ -Genesis 40:1-4
In this Podcast:
- The 4 C’s of Circumstance: First Two C’s
- Blessings aren’t constrained by your circumstances
- Circumstances don’t change your commission
“And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep.
And she put her widow’s garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.
When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face.
And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?”
In this Podcast:
- Joseph sold into slavery and transported to Egypt
- How Judah received the inheritance of the First Born son even though he was fourth born
- The account of Judah and Tamar is not an insignificant story
- Satan continues his attempt to stop the Promised Seed of Genesis 3
- Even when we mess everything up, God’s promise stands sure
“But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.”
In this Podcast:
- Introduction to the Life of Joseph
- Who are his Brothers
- Bad things happen
- All things work together for good.
- Struggle between Rachel and Leah
- Joseph’s Brothers Hated him
- 7 ways that Joseph is a Type of Christ in Genesis 37:1-4
“For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.”
In this Podcast, we discuss the fact that:
- The Heart of the Believer needs to be purified
- Even though we have Christian Liberty, we are not lawless
- We are under the Authority of God
- We have responsibilities under the Law of Christ
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Navigating between Christian Liberty and Legalism
We are Saved by Faith in the Son of God; therefore we now live for him and not for ourselves (Romans 12:1-2).
When running a race (which is what this life is) most athletes want the best starting position possible. Whether it is a foot race or an auto race, all the competitors do their level best to qualify at the front. Starting in the front doesn’t guarantee a win; however starting in a good position increases your chances of having a strong finish. It is easier to stay in the front rather than starting in the rear and needing to overcome all the obstacles required to get to the front. In Matthew 21:28-32 Jesus tells us a parable that shows this reality.