51 episodes

This podcast is meant to encourage, inspire, and equip you in your Christian walk. Topics are varied (marriage/family, Bible studies, examining faith-based culture including music/books/entertainment, and looking at current news and headlines in the light of the Gospel). Additional content (weekly blogs and devotional sign-up) can be found at https://derekcharlesjohnson.com/blog and https://derekcharlesjohnson.com/as-bold-as-lions.

As Bold As Lions Podcast Derek Charles Johnson

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

This podcast is meant to encourage, inspire, and equip you in your Christian walk. Topics are varied (marriage/family, Bible studies, examining faith-based culture including music/books/entertainment, and looking at current news and headlines in the light of the Gospel). Additional content (weekly blogs and devotional sign-up) can be found at https://derekcharlesjohnson.com/blog and https://derekcharlesjohnson.com/as-bold-as-lions.

    Faith Involves Action - James 2 (THE BOOK OF JAMES)

    Faith Involves Action - James 2 (THE BOOK OF JAMES)

    Continuing on in James, the second chapter introduces some new themes will elaborating on some truths already presented in the first chapter.  James places a high priority on morality and ethical responsibility in Christ.  As such, there should be no partiality within the Body.  Furthermore, the law of liberty we have in Jesus frees us to keep all the commands and live a life worth of His calling.  Finally, James extends further the idea of not just hearing but acting upon the word.  Faith without works is dead and this is a central focus throughout the book; especially in chapter two.  

    • 27 min
    Steadfast Under Trial - James 1 (THE BOOK OF JAMES)

    Steadfast Under Trial - James 1 (THE BOOK OF JAMES)

    I'm really excited to take the next few weeks of the podcast to jump into the Book of James.  James is a book that is sort of a New Testament answer to the Book of Proverbs.  There's much in terms of action steps of faith.  Much in terms of wisdom and acting upon the wisdom of the Lord, not man.  "Authentic faith" is a phrase I think of when I read James.  He challenges us to not just hear the word, but to do something with it.  Today's episode sets up some of the context and then dives into some of the themes central to chapter 1.    

    • 26 min
    New Year, New You

    New Year, New You

    Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?  I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.  Isaiah 43:19

    Today's podcast is foundational for a new year and looks at what things must mark the life of a believer if he or she is to grow in Christ.  Some of these are basic points and seemingly "no-brainers."  Yet it is by reading God's word, being in prayer and in fellowship with other Christians that we grow and mature.  As we do, we see God leading us into deeper and deeper levels of faith and commitment.  Those faith steps may look uncomfortable at times and they are meant to.  In order to grow in the Lord we must allow our lives to take the "road less comfortable" and be bold and courageous in our faith.  For anyone looking to take that journey, today's podcast is for you!

    • 35 min
    It's Time To Dream Again

    It's Time To Dream Again

    And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.  Joel 2:28

    Coming to the end of another year, this week's podcast challenges us to look at where we've been and where we are going and evaluate what God is impressing on our hearts.  There are a lot of questions we have coming into 2022.  But one thing is certain:  we serve the God who makes impossible things POSSIBLE.  There has been a stirring in my own heart to ask the Lord what His will is once again in my life.  Perhaps that stirring is in yours as well.  If you've been held back by fear and endless "what-ifs," it is time to make 2022 a year that we dream again and step out in faith!  Happy New Year!

    • 26 min
    Silent Night (Songs Of The Season)

    Silent Night (Songs Of The Season)

    Each podcast in the Songs Of The Season series will feature a Christmas hymn.  Join me all month long as we dive into the background, context, and timeless truths of these beloved carols.
     
    SILENT NIGHT (SONGS OF THE SEASON)

    Silent night, holy night! 
     All is calm, all is bright 
     Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child 
     Holy infant so tender and mild, 
     Sleep in heavenly peace, 
     Sleep in heavenly peace 
    Silent night, holy night! 
     Shepherds quake at the sight 
     Glories stream from heaven afar 
     Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia, 
     Christ the Savior is born! 
     Christ the Savior is born 
    Silent night, holy night! 
     Son of God love's pure light 
     Radiant beams from Thy holy face 
     With the dawn of redeeming grace, 
     Jesus Lord, at Thy birth 
     Jesus Lord, at Thy birth 
    Silent night, holy night! 
     All is calm, all is bright 
     Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child 
     Holy infant so tender and mild, 
     Sleep in heavenly peace, 
     Sleep in heavenly peace 
    Lyrics:  Joseph Mohr
    Musical Arrangement:  Franz Xaver Gruber 
    LISTEN TO AND WATCH DEREK'S COVER OF THIS SONG:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTsg4UTnx3g

    • 20 min
    Away In A Manger (Songs Of The Season)

    Away In A Manger (Songs Of The Season)

    Each podcast in the Songs Of The Season series will feature a Christmas hymn.  Join me all month long as we dive into the background, context, and timeless truths of these beloved carols.
     
    AWAY IN A MANGER (SONGS OF THE SEASON)

    Away in a manger
    No crib for a bed,
    The little Lord Jesus 
    Laid down his sweet head.
    The stars in the sky 
    Looked down where he lay,
    The little Lord Jesus 
    Asleep in the hay
    The cattle are lowing
    The baby awakes,
    But little Lord Jesus 
    No crying he makes.
    I love Thee, Lord Jesus, 
    Look down from the sky
    And stay by my cradle 
    ’Til morning is nigh.
    Be near me, Lord Jesus
    I ask Thee to stay
    Close by me forever
    And love me, I pray.
    Bless all the dear children 
    In thy tender care,
    And take us to heaven
    To live with Thee there.
    Lyrics: James R. Murray, William Kirkpatricks
    Melody:  William Kirkpatrick
    LISTEN TO AND WATCH DEREK'S COVER OF THIS SONG: https://youtu.be/0dwcficy22E

    • 14 min

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