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Devotional Bible studies in the time it takes you to drive to work or empty the dishwasher. Every episode focuses on one passage, explains it and applies it to your life.

Be sure to check out different seasons! Each season focuses on one Biblical book, chapter, or topic.

Both hosts are pastors at The Crossing in Columbia, MO. You can learn more about The Crossing here: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/plan-a-visit2/

Ten Minute Bible Talks Devotional Bible Study The Crossing’s Keith Simon and Patrick Miller

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Devotional Bible studies in the time it takes you to drive to work or empty the dishwasher. Every episode focuses on one passage, explains it and applies it to your life.

Be sure to check out different seasons! Each season focuses on one Biblical book, chapter, or topic.

Both hosts are pastors at The Crossing in Columbia, MO. You can learn more about The Crossing here: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/plan-a-visit2/

    Why the Gospel was Treason | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 4.43

    Why the Gospel was Treason | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 4.43

    "Now you might begin to see why the message of the good news of the Kingdom [of God] could be dangerous, even subversive. It could even be treasonous."

    Do you ever wonder what the Gospel's all about? Is it a religious text telling us what to believe? Is it a historical document filled with scholarly information? Is it a literary book telling a story? What is the Gospel? Learn what it means from Patrick as he studies a recurring them and continues our series on Learning to Follow Jesus.

    Interested in more content like this? Listen to Why Winning Looks Like Losing to learn more about how Jesus's birth was an insurgence.

    To learn more, visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @TheCrossingCOMO.

    • 9 min
    Why is God Saving the Wrong People? | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 4.14-30

    Why is God Saving the Wrong People? | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 4.14-30

    "If Osama becomes a Christian, that's no greater miracle than if you or I become a Christian."

    Jesus said to love our enemies, but what about genocidal dictators like Adolph Hitler or radical terrorists like Osama bin Laden? They're not just enemies against people, they're enemies against the church. How do we respond to them? Gain insights from Keith's reading of Luke 4.14-30 as we continue our series on Learning to Follow Jesus

    Interested in more content like this? Check out our series on 1 Corinthians 13 to see how the Bible Redefines Love to learn more about what loving your enemy looks like.

    To learn more, visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @TheCrossingCOMO.

    • 14 min
    How to Be Free | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 4.14-30

    How to Be Free | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 4.14-30

    "In the modern era, we tend to think about freedom as freedom to do what I want or to be what I want. Freedom means a complete lack of strictures and regulations. But the Jewish conception of freedom was very different."

    Freedom is one of the fundamental concepts that shape our world. It's one of our highest values. It's what many people live and die for. But what if we've gotten it wrong? Discover how to be free from Patrick as he investigates what it really means in our series on Learning to Follow Jesus.

    To learn more, visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @TheCrossingCOMO.

    • 10 min
    How to Fight Temptation | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 4.1-13

    How to Fight Temptation | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 4.1-13

    "Now when we are led into seasons of temptation, I can't tell you exactly what God's up to... But it gives me great comfort to know that God is in this, that God is with me, even when I'm being tempted."

    It's tempting to think that God's abandoned us when we're struggling. That's what temptation is all about: separating us from God. But Luke 4 shows that God still walks with us, even when we don't feel His presence. Learn how Jesus fought and overcame temptation and how we can do the same as Keith continues our series on Learning to Follow Jesus.

    To learn more, visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @TheCrossingCOMO.

    • 11 min
    UPDATED Kobe Bryant: 5 Lessons After the Tragedy | Keith and Patrick

    UPDATED Kobe Bryant: 5 Lessons After the Tragedy | Keith and Patrick

    Our apologies - we posted an older recording on this topic. This is the updated recording.

    "Real relationships, real community, is always costly. Now it's worth it, but it costs. It costs me to die to myself and to put another person's needs in front of my own."

    Some people say that "dying is a part of living." Not only will we eventually die, we'll encounter death throughout our lives. In this episode, Keith and Patrick talk about 5 lessons we can learn from Kobe Bryant's tragic death. Listen to some of their insights in this discussion.

    To learn more, visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @TheCrossingCOMO.

    • 26 min
    Jesus’s Secret Identity | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 3.21-38

    Jesus’s Secret Identity | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 3.21-38

    "The god-man-emperor, Augustus, demonstrated his divinity by acts of power and violence. Luke didn't want his audience to think Jesus was that kind of king."

    How do you introduce yourself? First impressions are pretty important, and fancy titles like "CEO" or "Director" are pretty impressive. So why doesn't Luke introduce Jesus as the "Son of God" right away? Find out from Patrick as he focuses on Luke 3.21-38 to continue our series on Learning to Follow Jesus.

    To learn more, visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @TheCrossingCOMO.

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