40 episodes

Join FBC Young Adult Minister John Lemons and Young Adult Ministry Resident Sam Maxwell as they explore topics for our time - from the Bible, to worship, and all of our life experiences in between.

FBC Young Adults First Baptist Church Huntsville (AL)

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Join FBC Young Adult Minister John Lemons and Young Adult Ministry Resident Sam Maxwell as they explore topics for our time - from the Bible, to worship, and all of our life experiences in between.

    The Bible, the Body, & the Brain: Episode One - Physical Health

    The Bible, the Body, & the Brain: Episode One - Physical Health

    The first episode in a 4-part series titled “The Bible, the Body, & the Brain”
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    Episode Summary/For Further ExplorationThese are lessons and recordings from our Young Adult Ministry-wide "Summer Bible Study Series" in the summer of 2023. In this episode, join our Young Adult Minister, John Lemons, along with special guests Shelley Mills, Cameron Howell, and Ian McGuinness as they talk about what the Bible has to say about our physical health and why it is an important part of how we follow Jesus.
    *If you have thoughts or questions, we’d love to talk with you! Email your questions to youngadults@fbchav.org or john@fbchsv.org*
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    Items Referenced in the Episode:Scriptures Referenced:
    Galatians 5:19-21
    19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
    1 Corinthians 3:3
    ...for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?
    Romans 7:5
    5 For when we were in the realm of the flesh,[a] the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death.
    Footnotes
    Romans 7:5 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state
    of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.
    1 John 4:2
    This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God…
    2 John 1:7
    For many deceivers have gone out into the world, people who do not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. Any such person is the deceiver and the Antichrist!
    James 1:27
    Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
    Ephesians 6:12
    ...for our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
    Romans 8:22-24a
    22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved…
    1 Corinthians 6:12, 18-20
    12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything… 18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
    Key...

    • 56 min
    The Bible, the Body, & the Brain: Episode Two - Mental Health

    The Bible, the Body, & the Brain: Episode Two - Mental Health

    The second episode in a 4-part series titled “The Bible, the Body, & the Brain”
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    Episode Summary/For Further ExplorationThese are lessons and recordings from our Young Adult Ministry-wide "Summer Bible Study Series" in the summer of 2023. In this episode, join our Young Adult Minister, John Lemons, along with special guests Lauren Frederick, Morgan Starks, and Emily Lemons as they talk about what the Bible has to say about our mental health and why it is an important part of how we follow Jesus.
    *If you have thoughts or questions, we’d love to talk with you! Email your questions to youngadults@fbchav.org or john@fbchsv.org*
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    Items Referenced in the Episode:Wall Street Journal Article
    Sorry, Pal, I Don’t Want to Talk
    Scriptures Referenced:
    Romans 12:1-2
    Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

    Romans 8:28-30
    28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

    Philippians 4:4-8
    4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

    Philippians 1:12-14
    12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.

    Philippians 2:5-12
    5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ...

    • 43 min
    The Bible, the Body, & the Brain: Episode Three - Aging

    The Bible, the Body, & the Brain: Episode Three - Aging

    The third episode in a 4-part series titled “The Bible, the Body, & the Brain”
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    Episode Summary/For Further ExplorationThese are lessons and recordings from our Young Adult Ministry-wide "Summer Bible Study Series" in the summer of 2023. In this episode, join our Young Adult Minister, John Lemons, along with special guests Christina Hearne, Kristin Prasad, and John Holloway as they talk about what the Bible has to say about aging and why it is an important part of how we follow Jesus.
    *If you have thoughts or questions, we’d love to talk with you! Email your questions to youngadults@fbchav.org or john@fbchsv.org*
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    Items Referenced in the Episode:Book:
    How God Works
    Quotes from book referenced in episode:
    “Data from across the world shows the effects of that storm. Wherever you look, people’s happiness across the life span follows a U-shaped curve, with its nadir occurring right around age fifty. Happiness starts to decline in the late thirties and early forties, bottoming out between the late forties and early fifties, before beginning to rise again from the late fifties into the seventies and eighties. At that point, people’s happiness tracks show a good deal of variability that depends on whether and when serious health issues arise….
    “...A similar pattern is revealed by antidepressant use. Data from twenty-seven European nations documenting the consumption of these drugs shows an [hill-shaped] pattern across the same ages. Antidepressant use starts increasing in the mid-twenties, peaks in the late forties, and then drops through the sixties and seventies. In fact, the data make clear that people are three times more likely to take antidepressants around the age of fifty than around the ages of twenty or eighty.”
    David DeSteno, How God Works
    Scriptures Referenced:
    Psalm 90:3-6, 10
    3 You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.” 4 A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. 5 Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death—they are like the new grass of the morning: 6 In the morning it springs up new, but by evening it is dry and withered... 10 Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.

    Ecclesiastes 12:1-8
    1 Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.” 2 Remember him before the light of the sun, moon, and stars is dim to your old eyes, and rain clouds continually darken your sky. 3 Remember him before your legs—the guards of your house—start to tremble; and before your shoulders—the strong men—stoop. Remember him before your teeth—your few remaining servants—stop grinding; and before your eyes—the women looking through the windows—see dimly. 4 Remember him before the door to life’s opportunities is closed and the sound of work fades. Now you rise at the first chirping of the birds, but then all their sounds will grow faint. 5 Remember him before you become fearful of falling and worry about danger in the streets; before your hair turns white like an almond tree in bloom, and you drag along without energy like a dying grasshopper, and the caperberry no longer inspires sexual desire. Remember him before you near the grave, your everlasting home, when the mourners will weep at your funeral. 6 Yes,...

    • 46 min
    Black, White, and Red All Over - Episode 1 - Intro to Reading the Bible

    Black, White, and Red All Over - Episode 1 - Intro to Reading the Bible

    The first episode in a 12-part series “Black, White, and Red All Over: A Podcast Series about the Bible.”
    Episode Summary/For Further ExplorationJohn introduces our two co-hosts, Ellyn Christian and Tiffany Fanning. Together, they talk about their experiences in reading the Bible through, and share their tips and insights for those who wish to do the same.
    Intro - 0:00
    Tiffany’s Insights and Tips - 16:00
    Ellyn’s Insights and Tips - 22:53
    John’s Insights and Tips - 36:58
    Final Thoughts - 46:56
    Join them in reading through the Bible this year! Find resources to help get you started below.
    *If you have thoughts or questions, we’d love to talk with you! Email your questions to youngadults@fbchav.org or john@fbchsv.org*

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    Resources & References for After You Listen
    Click here to join our GroupMe community of people who are reading through the Bible this year!
    The Bible Recap Reading Plan on the Bible App
    Bible Recap Resources to help get you started in reading through the Bible
    The Bible Recap Links
    The Bible Project
    The Bible Project App
    Scary Mary YouTube Trailer

    Check out All our Other Episodes on our Podcast & Keep an Eye Out for Episode 2 of Season 3 on or around February 1st!

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    Special Thanks to Ellyn Christian and Patrick Chester!

    Visit us online at www.fbchsv.org/youngadults and check out our sermons and services at www.fbchsv.org/sermons, and watch our 30min TV Program tvchurch.online

    • 56 min
    Black, White, and Red All Over - Episode 2 - "How Do You Wait on God?"

    Black, White, and Red All Over - Episode 2 - "How Do You Wait on God?"

    The second episode in a 12-part series “Black, White, and Red All Over: A Podcast Series about the Bible.”
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    Episode Summary/For Further Exploration
    John, Ellyn, and Tiffany talk about their favorite podcasts, review what they learned reading the books of Genesis and Job, and discuss the answer to the question, “How Do You Wait on God?” They also answer listener questions! 

    Intro and Fun Banter - 0:00
    Episode Rundown - 11:25
    Tiffany’s highlights on Genesis and Job - 13:02
    Ellyn’s highlights on Genesis and Job  - 15:55
    How Do We Wait on God? - 20:28
    John’s highlights on Genesis and Job  - 29:24
    Listener Questions - 42:01
    Final Thoughts - 47:35

    Join them in reading through the Bible this year! Find resources to help get you started below.
    *If you have thoughts or questions, we’d love to talk with you! Email your questions to youngadults@fbchav.org or john@fbchsv.org*

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    Links to Items Mentioned in this Episode
    Tiffany’s Podcast Recommendations - Anatomy of Murder
    Ellyn’s Podcast Recommendations - Gravy & How I Built This
    John’s Podcast Recommendations - The Bible Project & Revisionist History
    Book Recommendation by John - It’s Not Your Turn by Heather Thompson Day
    Podcast Episode Recommendation by John - Trees of Testing and Blessing by the Bible Project

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    Resources & References for After You ListenThe Bible Recap Reading Plan on the Bible App
    Bible Recap Resources to help get you started in reading through the Bible
    The Bible Recap Links
    The Bible Project
    The Bible Project App

    Check out All our...

    • 54 min
    Black, White, and Red All Over - Episode 3 - "What Do We Do with All the Old Testament Laws"

    Black, White, and Red All Over - Episode 3 - "What Do We Do with All the Old Testament Laws"

    The third episode in a 12-part series “Black, White, and Red All Over: A Podcast Series about the Bible.”
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    Episode Summary/For Further ExplorationJohn, Ellyn, and Tiffany talk about their favorite podcasts, review what they learned reading the books of Exodus and Leviticus, and discuss the answer to the question, “What Do We Do with All the Old Testament Laws?” They also answer listener questions! 

    Intro and Fun Banter - 0:00
    Tiffany’s highlights on Exodus and Leviticus - 6:38
    Ellyn’s highlights on Exodus and Leviticus - 18:06
    John’s highlights on Exodus and Leviticus - 26:21
    What Do We Do with All the Old Testament Laws? - 43:52
    Listener Questions - 52:58
    Final Thoughts - 57:01

    Join them in reading through the Bible this year! Find resources to help get you started below.
    *If you have thoughts or questions, we’d love to talk with you! Email your questions to youngadults@fbchav.org or john@fbchsv.org*
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    Links to Items Mentioned in this Episode
    Tim Keller on “Old Testament Laws and The Charge of Inconsistency”
    J.D. Greear on “Why Don’t We Follow All of the Old Testament Laws?”
    Bible Project “Spiritual Beings” Series
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    Resources & References for After You Listen
    The Bible Recap Reading Plan on the Bible App
    Bible Recap Resources to help get you started in reading through the Bible
    The Bible Recap Links
    The Bible Project
    The Bible Project App

    Check out All our Other Episodes on our Podcast & Keep an Eye Out for Episode 3 of Season 4 on or around April 1st!
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    Special Thanks to Ellyn Christian and Patrick Chester!

    Visit us online at www.fbchsv.org/youngadults and check out our sermons and services at www.fbchsv.org/sermons, and watch our 30min TV Program tvchurch.online

    • 1 hr 2 min

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