#057 – Healing [Podcast]

To find true healing in our lives, we often have to go through brokenness.  This is all part of the journey into significance based on God.

Healing

Healing

In this episode, I play a special interview by Paul Young (who wrote The Shack) as he describes his “shack” and his healing in God.

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#056 – Journey into Love [Podcast]

Finding our significance in God is a journey … a journey into love.  This isn’t an instance of love … this is a journey.  That means we work this out, step by step, in real life.

Journey Into Love

Journey Into Love

We have spent several weeks talking about the problem in the fall of man and The Lie.  Now I want to start getting into more of what the Answer is.  If you listen to my show, I’m sure you know the Answer … Jesus … God … the Trinity … the Gospel.  But how do we implement this?  We talk about the first perspective of this … seeing your life as a journey … a journey into love.

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#055 – Toxic Love [Podcast]

Toxic love, unhealthy relationship, toxic relationship, and bad relationship are all different names for the same thing as I see it.

Toxic Love

Toxic Love

Toxic love is a sickness in the hearts of the participants. It is a union of unhealthy and needy individuals. It is a parasite of the human spirit. It uses another person’s weakened spirit to survive. It is an emotional cancer that destroys the healthy parts of a person until there is nothing left except an empty shell– unless its progression is stopped!

A person in a toxic love relationship can fool themselves and their partner into believing that they are protectors, givers, nurturers, or enlighteners. The condition of the relationship is one of uncertainty, anger, neediness, insecurity, and suspicion.

This is yet one more expression of The Lie.

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#054 – Fallen Results [Podcast]

The fact that man has believed The Lie and fallen results in chaos in his life … he no longer knows who he is … he is divorced from any value he had, since his relationship with God was to be the fullest expression of his worth.

Fallen Results

Fallen Results

Today, at the end of the twentieth century, the race of man is still partaking of that original lie … that man can find his self-worth outside of God.

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#053 – The Lie [Podcast]

To understand the goal of salvation, we must look at the original creation.  In so doing, we run across “The Lie” … not just any old lie, but The Lie which is the foundation of all our problems.

Lie

Lie

This Lie is not a call to atheism, but of independence … that we would live out of ourselves … seek to find meaning, purpose, and life in ourselves.  This leaves man lost to his original worth to God.

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#052 – Father God vs Daddy God [Podcast]

Father God? Or Daddy God?  A listener recently wrote me and mentioned how they had their “father’s shadow” looming over their lives as they dealt with their self-worth.

Daddy God

Daddy God

I can relate. Being raised without a dad, and even having some disturbing encounters with him at an early age, I struggled with seeing God as my Daddy.  He was simply “The Father” which was cold and distant.  I share about why seeing God as your Papa/Daddy is a huge step toward establishing self-worth in your life.

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#051 – The Significance Journey [Podcast]

The Significance Journey … to learn a new self-worth based on what God says about you isn’t easy.  We’ve built up years of “stinkin thinkin” that just doesn’t go away over night.

Significance Journey

Significance Journey

The lie of the fall in the Garden of Eden was that man could live independently from God, govern his own life, control his own destiny.  Join me to learn about the original blueprint of man … join me on the significance journey.

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#050 – Fear of Failure & God’s Solution [Podcast]

Last week we discussed the Performance Trap part of the Lie in the fall of man:  Self-worth = My performance + Others’ Opinions.  But we left with the problem, and not the solution.

Fear of Failure

Fear of Failure

In this episode we return to this topic and talk about God’s solution to this problem.  On what basis are we supposed to base our identity and worth on?

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The Wrath of God – Part I (Orge)

One thing that trips a lot of people up, especially those who really see the revelation that God is love, is the idea of wrath.  What are we to make of the wrath of God?

Wrath of God

Wrath of God

Again and again, our English language fails us.  The pictures of an angry God who seems to take great delight over the destruction of man is not the God that Jesus revealed. This picture also doesn’t really capture what the word “wrath” actually means.  So what is the “wrath of God” all about then?