Ep. 3 | Understanding Your Bible – Books of Poetry

Ep. 3 | Understanding Your Bible – Books of Poetry

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Ep. 3 | Understanding Your Bible - Books of Poetry

by Janet Carter + Sharon Sands | Anchor + Waves

IN THIS EPISODE

  • What exactly are Books of Poetry? | 0:34
  • Starting with the trials of Job | Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs | 1:56
  • Let’s hear from the Leaders from our Psalms Bible Study – Discovering Hope in the Psalms  | 6:32
  • “It’s impossible to lack creativity while standing in the presence of the creator” | 10:33
  • One of the most practical books in all of Scripture, thanks Solomon | 20:09
  • Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon – A look at the different stages of a man’s life  | 23:52

INSTANT TAKEAWAYS

1 | WHERE DOES YOUR STRENGTH COME FROM?

It’s really important to remember where we are rooted in our lives. Like the title of this podcast, we must have a true anchor to keep us in place as life, Satan, and anything else throws everything they can at us to waiver us. When we don’t know where to draw our strength from, where to put down anchor, we can quickly become lost. Remember, as Job did (even when his wife, his friends, and almost everyone else around him questioned him) he stayed true in what he believed. He knows he could put all of his faith and trust in the Lord, and the Lord stayed true to Job.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. | Psalm 121:1-2

2 | YOU WERE DESIGNED BY A CREATIVE GOD

It’s true! Our God designed each and every one of us with passion, creativity, and drive. There is an incredible quote by Mike Rimero that says:

“Here’s the truth: It’s impossible to lack creativity while standing in the presence of the creator. The Lord has graced us with an intrinsic ability to create. To design beauty from nothing. To write, to draw, to build, to sing and to dance for something and someone bigger than ourselves…” | Mike Rimero

As you read through the Psalms, it becomes incredibly clear that we are creations by a God who wants us to be spontaneous, whimsical, and intentional with what we build and what we breathe life in to. Creativity is so much of what gives life joy and meaning and He wants us to have that! Whatever you’ve been gifted with, or whatever you’re passionate about, do it with all of your heart. Artists should dance, paint, write and sing without fear of who is watching. God is watching, and He is proud.

SHOW NOTES

Today, on our last episode for 2018, we are turning back to our series, “Understanding Your Bible”. In this episode, Sharon and Janet break down Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Ecclesiastes Also, we’re able to hear from Karen Beldon, Wendy Humphrey, and Kathy Stafford, who are some of the leaders of the Psalms Bible Studies we have going on at Mission Hills. If you haven’t listened to the first two episodes in the series, you can click on one of the episode buttons below to do that, first. 

The ladies discuss love stories, prophecy, and imagery that a Creative God uses throughout these incredible books. You don’t want to miss it and we learn more about what this incredible book has to offer us on Wisdom and Discernment! We’re looking forward to an incredible 2019, with plenty of more episodes in the works.

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Ep. 2 | Understanding Your Bible – Books of History

Ep. 2 | Understanding Your Bible – Books of History

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Ep. 2 | Understanding Your Bible - Books of HISTORY

by Janet Carter + Sharon Sands | Anchor + Waves

IN THIS EPISODE

  • What books are included in the Books of the Law? | 0:52
  • Diving into the life and times of Joshua – A takeover for the Promised Land | 1:20
  • Rahab, Spies, Jericho, and the genealogy of Christ  | 5:04
  • Judges, a dark time of about 400 years until the time of the Kings | 8:14
  • Ruth, Neomi and a famine in the land of Moab | 10:56
  • 1 + 2 Samuel, 1 + 2 Kinds, 1 + 2 Chronicles beginning with Sampson + Three Kings  | 12:39
  • David + Solomon |  The Golden Age of Isreal | 16:11
  • Ezra, Nehemiah + Ester and the Modern Day example of George Müller | 18:38

INSTANT TAKEAWAYS

1 | IT’S IMPERATIVE THAT YOU ARE ‘POURED IN TO’

Joshua seeks out Moses as a ‘mentor’ of sorts, and Moses in turn, pours into Joshua. God has created us with this innate need to grow in Him, and we need support and guidance for what that can look like in our lives. Mentors can stimulate personal and spiritual growth where we saw a dead end, they can provide wisdom and knowledge into areas that we are unfamiliar with, and they can be a trusted sounding board, where we can be unfiltered as we wrestle with ‘truth’. If you are looking to connect as either a mentor or a mentee, please email us via the button below!

2 | ABSOLUTE, UNQUALIFIED COMMITMENT TO GOD

You needn’t be a coward or be fearful when you have God on your side. Through Rahab, a woman with a sketchy background, someone whom society cast out and overlooked, played an instrumental part in the Bible and God honored her for that. Because of her faith, tenacity, and bravery. When we stand up for what we believe in, with an all-powerful, all-knowing God in our corner, we will always be on the winning side.

3 | LEAN INTO THE WORD OF GOD, NOT YOUR PREFERENCES

We really see in this in our culture today, but it’s reflected in the book of Judges as well. There was an incredibly unhealthy cycle where they would disobey and cry out to God to deliverance from oppression. It’s so easy sometimes to trust what we want to be right, without reflecting on what God says is right. It’s simple and comfortable to fall back into what we want, rather than to press into what God has for us. It’s sometimes effortless to fall into culture rather than into our Father’s arms.

The further we get away from God, the more the world spins out of control. | Billy Graham

SHOW NOTES

Thank you so much for continuing on with our series, Understanding Your Bible. If you haven’t listened to Episode 1 – The Books of the Law, we would highly recommend you go back and do that. These books of the Bible cover about 800 years of the history of Isreal. Everything from Joshua taking his people into the promised land, the transition from Judges to Kings, famine, spies, bravery, and the rise and fall of some of the greatest empires and kingdoms in history. 

Our goal is for this big book to seem less scary. We want everyone to be able to pick up a Bible and dive right into it with the correct context, intentions, and guidance. You can click one of the buttons below to get in touch with us, see our list of Bible Studies, or to watch one of our services, so you can start following along as we teach the Bible every weekend here at Mission Hills.

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Ep. 1 | Understanding Your Bible – Books of the Law

Ep. 1 | Understanding Your Bible – Books of the Law

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Ep. 1 | Understanding Your Bible - Books of the Law

by Janet Carter + Sharon Sands | Anchor + Waves

IN THIS EPISODE

  • What is the Pentateuch? | 1:16
  • In the beginning God . . . (an orderly list of creation from our Father)  | 2:46
  • Adam, Eve, the Garden, and the Fall | 7:01
  • Noah and the Great Flood | 11:46
  • And many sons had father Abraham | 13:31
  • Joseph and one rollercoaster of a ride | 17:09
  • The main character from that 10 Commandments Movie we all know and love (not Charlton Heston) | 21:52
  • Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy | 30:40
  • Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, and mind | 35:58

INSTANT TAKEAWAYS

1 | LOOK FOR THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD WHEN YOU’RE IN SCRIPTURE

God is so creative, just look at our animal kingdom! God created every tiger with a unique set of stripes, just like the fingerprints on our hands. You can look around at the stars He flung in the sky and the canyons He had his rivers carve into the Earth. Our God is a God of joy, creativity, humor, and passion and we can see it everywhere we look and everywhere we read in His Word (starting in Genesis).

2 | FOCUS ON WHAT IS ACTUALLY IN SCRIPTURE

A great example of this can be seen is in the story of Noah and the animals coming on to the arc, two by two. A story that we all great up with correct? Well, that’s not the whole story, some of the animals came in seven by seven! Not a huge difference and discrepancy, it just shows us that we need to be focusing in on what the Word of God says, not media depiction, advertisements, the Hallmark channel or anything in between. We can be shaping our perceptions of reality with anything other than the authority of Scripture.

3 | BRING YOUR FEAR TO GOD

It’s ok to be afraid, we can look right at scripture and see plenty of people that were afraid. They were afraid, even when they knew that God was standing by their side, by they brought their fear to Him and trusted in His plan. It’s so easy for us to get wrapped up in a moment, to only see the situations that directly surround us and think that that’s all there is to the picture. But it’s not. God’s plan for us is so much bigger than we could ever imagine and we have to trust in that, even when things seem out of control, too big or too scary because we never have to face them alone.

SHOW NOTES

We are so excited to bring you this series on Getting to know your Bible. We understand that it can be really intimidating to just pick up this rather large book, and start reading. The language can seem unfamiliar, the stories are set way in the past and you could be completely new to your faith. We understand that and we have been there.

We have seen a saying at a local church here in Colorado that says, “No perfect people allowed” and we think that is so reassuring as we start to dive into this wonderful book. We are here for you every step of the way as we unpack everything that God has in store for us through His Word. You can click one of the buttons below to get in touch with us, see our list of Bible Studies, or to watch one of our servies, so you can start following along as we teach the Bible every weekend here at Mission Hills.

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