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Discover the Joy of Leaving Laodicea Behind
Podcast 270:  “O Lord, hear!  O Lord, forgive!”

Podcast 270: “O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive!”

Daniel has been in captivity for close to 67 years and understands, from the writings of Jeremiah, that this captivity will only last 70 years.  In 3 more years— freedom.  And Daniel is close to 80 years old when he discovers this truth. So what does he do?  He prays....

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Podcast 269:  Who’s Your Daddy?

Podcast 269: Who’s Your Daddy?

After a full chapter of confronting the rabid unbelief of the Pharisees and enduring their personal, ad hominem attacks, Jesus turned the tables and told them exactly why they couldn't understand or receive, believe His Words.  He said, Question: "Why do you not...

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Podcast 268:  Two Questions, One Life, One Choice

Podcast 268: Two Questions, One Life, One Choice

The book of Malachi ends with the description of two groups of people that will respond differently when the day of the Lord comes.  One, those who fear the Lord and long for His appearing, will see the "Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings" (Mal....

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Podcast 267:  God Listens and He Hears

Podcast 267: God Listens and He Hears

Malachi 3:16 says: Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who meditate on His name. Did you catch that?  A book of remembrance was...

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Podcast 266:  Loving the Gift More than the Giver

Podcast 266: Loving the Gift More than the Giver

How can we know and experience the Love of God (1 John 4:8) when we are often surrounded by pain and despair, broken lives and broken marriages, sickness, disease, rejection and betrayal, and everything else that makes up living with fallen people in a fallen world?...

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Podcast 265:  Agape or Storge, Life or Death

Podcast 265: Agape or Storge, Life or Death

The Pharisees plotted together against Jesus and put forth a lawyer to try to trap Him in His words.  The lawyer asked, "Which is the greatest commandment in the law?"  And Jesus' answer was twofold: “'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all...

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Podcast 264:  Accepting the Challenge of God

Podcast 264: Accepting the Challenge of God

After almost three chapters of blistering accusations in Malachi against His people and His priests, the Lord offers a profound challenge to them based on their obedience.  And the area in which He challenged them was, of all things, money. Command:  "Bring all the...

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Podcast 262:  Trying to Discredit Jesus

Podcast 262: Trying to Discredit Jesus

When we go to court and the prosecutor has a key witness ready to testify against us, we basically have only three options of things we can do. . One, we can make the witness disappear, much like Don Corleone in the Godfather.  Or, two, we can try to discredit the...

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Podcast 261:  Down with the “D” Word!

Podcast 261: Down with the “D” Word!

In the latter half of Malachi 2 God employs some strong words to convey His feelings about His people and their attitude towards Him.  He uses treacherously five times in 8 verses.  We also find profane or profaning, abomination, and God saying He literally hates...

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