Ep. 103: Personal Responsibility Leads to Choice

The magnitude and power of making a decision to experience life, love, joy, peace and abundance is more profound than we probably realize. Pushing through resistance and taking personal responsibility empowers us to choose obedience first, and diminishes the excuse of blaming others. Join Jim, Bob and Audrey as they open up the concept of what being sovereign means in relation to being “made in the image of God”.

Ep. 102: Parables of Jesus, Part 2

The parables of Jesus encompass a wealth of wisdom, guiding us how to think, how to function and how to thrive in our life in God. The one thing that distinguishes true disciples is our grasp on Kingdom principles. May we be the ones who see and perceive… hear and understand. May we be willing to have a heart that is willing to truly change and take personal responsibility for the choices we make and the path we follow.

Ep. 101: Parables of Jesus

The parables of Jesus encompass a wealth of wisdom, guiding us how to think, how to function and how to thrive in our life in God. The one thing that distinguishes true disciples is our grasp on Kingdom principles. May we be the ones who see and perceive… hear and understand. May we be willing to have a heart that is willing to truly change and take personal responsibility for the choices we make and the path we follow.

Ep. 100: The Truth Shall Set You Free

Knowing the truth may be different than you think. Instead of seeing truth as knowledge, information and facts, there are dimensions to truth that include personal relationship with Jesus, who is the way, the truth and the life. What defines you as a disciple is having a dependent and repentant heart. Knowing the truth is experiencing Him, not just knowing His information. This is the truth that will set you free!

Ep. 99: What do you want to be free from?

You may be surprised by the depth that this question may trigger in your heart as you listen to this episode. Choosing to enter into the Kingdom, means choosing to be FREE from being gratified by earthly sources, and trusting God to be your source of pleasure. God created you to enjoy life and live in pleasure, but when we trust our flesh to determine our sense of gratification this is a type of being a slave to sin.

Ep. 98: If God is in Control, then why?

When we believe that God is in control of everything, we are forced to figure out why God would allow occurrences such as innocent children suffering or devastating natural disasters.  If you believe that God is responsible for horrible things happening, doubt will settle into your heart, and you will not be able to be persuaded that God truly is…good.  And always good.  Join Jim, Bob and Audrey as they discuss the difference between power and authority, and how judging God can prevent us from flowing in His strength and security.  

Ep. 97: Does God "allow" bad things to happen?

God has been misrepresented to many as the One who “allows” sickness and disaster to “take” their loved ones to teach us a lesson. Join Jim, Bob and Audrey as they approach misquoted scriptures about forgiveness and bring hope and understanding to toxic emotions. Any offense that is causing frustration and annoyance, is usually “stuffed” down, so that it can be ignored and pushed away. Meanwhile, that very offense is stored in our organs, and can cause us to live sub-standard to the frequency of God’s best.

Ep. 96: What Does it Mean to Forgive?

Jesus warned us about three specific offenses that we should send away, and refuse to carry with us throughout life. What does sending away an offense really look like? Most of us have a warped definition of what forgiveness is, and therefore find it difficult to walk in freedom from offenses. Jim, Bob and Audrey get practical when it comes to sending away the “feeling” you get from that action, and establishing boundaries to protect you from further harm.

Ep. 95: The Seed of Forgiveness

Understanding what forgiveness really is brings us to core decision we make throughout our day: Will we choose life or death? Join Jim, Bob and Audrey as they help you enjoy life to it’s fullest. You have the authority and choice to decide the quality of your day, your hour and even your moment. You are continuously planting seeds based on what you are thinking about, listening to, and what you are giving your attention to.

Ep. 93: What Offends You Reveals You

When you feel justified to carry an offense against another, eventually you create a pathway to being a bitter person and become an offense magnet – you attract more and more offenses! Wise questions to ask yourself are: Who do I want to be when someone wrongs me? Who do I want to be in stressful situations? Make the decision to be the disciple of Jesus who is filled with righteousness peace and joy. The character traits and nature of God are yours, and you are free to truly walk in love!

Ep. 92: How Offenses Happen

Because of Christ in us, we have all the power necessary to send away offenses, and live free of resentment and bitterness. What a beautiful life of freedom that is! Even though it feels like the offense is a result of what another person did or said, it is actually our own judgement that creates it. Waiting for that person to admit their wrong, apologize and feel remorse rarely happens to the degree you hope it would, and creates misery and frustration. Join Bob, Audrey and Jim as they help you stop the recurring pain that is hurting your heart.

Ep. 91: Yielding to the Influence

As we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we are completely submerged. There is nothing left to “get” from the Lord. The common question then arises: If there’s nothing left to get, then why am I not healed? Why am I not experiencing daily joy and peace? Living under the influence of the Holy Spirit is harmonizing with what you already have. Join Bob, Audrey and Jim as they discuss life with the Holy Spirit, doing things beyond your own strength.

Ep. 90: Humility and the Holy Spirit

Most people presume:  If I get new and deep knowledge, then I will experience a new level with God.  In actuality, when we experience God first, the knowledge follows.  Humility is the beginning of being led by the Holy Spirit. We make the decision to follow Him, not self-serving, but trusting His leading.  Then we are empowered, we experience His presence and we are being continually taught of the Lord.  This is God invading our hearts.  

Ep. 88: Valuing a Dependency on God

Being at home with God, enjoying friendship with Him, continuing a life of daily surrender, it is those very things that keep us in a state of “Abiding” in the Kingdom of God.  In this episode Bob, Jim and Audrey talk about the destructive cycle of receiving freedom, getting too comfortable, and then forgetting about the value of dependency on God and making Him first choice and first response. 

Ep. 87: Entering the Kingdom

Living in the Promised Land isn’t just attainable while here on earth, but our inheritance!  Join Bob, Audrey and Jim as they unravel the question of: Why did God wait so long for God to deliver Israel out of captivity?  And then: What prepared Moses to face the most powerful man on earth and lead God’s people to freedom?  When we have the character of heart and the courage to truly trust God, we will cross the Jordan into Canaan, representing our Promise Land.  

Ep. 86: The Path of Wisdom

The path of wisdom starts at the tree of life.  Jim, Bob and Audrey discuss the dangers of feeding on the tree of knowledge.  Knowledge tells us what the problem is and what to do, but is unable to tell us how to do it, or why to do it. Starting at the tree of life is investing in intimacy and connection with God and receiving daily life from Him where love is always the motivation.  Then wisdom becomes the path… a way of living, not just individual actions.  As we live each day, God’s truth is continually written on our hearts, and we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.  This podcast brings richness to what Jesus often said: “Follow Me!” 

Ep. 85: Trusting God on a Heart Level

Most of the time, motivation towards a goal or dream has a starting place of thinking “this is what I want”…something tangible that will bring us pleasure.  If this is the starting place, you won’t likely find yourself walking in wisdom.  In this episode, Jim, Bob and Audrey unpack the verse: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Walking along the path of wisdom, experiencing intimacy with God, making it our highest goal to know Him…this results in Him being our first choice, our first response and our first love.